PLAYLIST: NINEBULLETS RADIO 11.24.11

Ninebullets Radio is a radio extension of the blog ninebullets.net that airs every Thursday night in Tampa, Florida on WMNF 88.5 FM at 10pm Eastern. The show is archived for one week after it’s original air date and is available for streaming here. Also, don’t forget to head over to Facebook and like the Ninebullets Radio page.

Below is the playlist for November 24, 2011.

01. Possessed By Paul James – Feed The Family
02. American Aquarium – Cape Fear River
03. Scott H. Biram – Lost Case Of Being Found
04. Chris Cornell – Call Me A Dog
05. Hellbound Glory – Knocked Off That Horse
06. Have Gun Will Travel – Katharine, Don’t Fall Off The Wagon
07. Brett Detar – Cocaine, Whiskey & Heroin
08. Ben Nichols – It May Be Too Late
09. Otis Gibbs – Where Only The Graves Are Real
10. Black Diamond Heavies – Stitched In Sin
11. Jerry Lee Lewis – Meat Man
12. .357 String Band – I’m Gone
13. Old Crow Medicine Show – Minglewood Blues
14. Kingsley Flood – I Don’t Wanna Go Home
15. Hackensaw Boys – Radio
16. The Drive-By Truckers – Daddy Needs A Drink

Bold = Request

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Episode 47: aired 11.24.2011

PLAYLIST: NINEBULLETS RADIO 06.09.11

Ninebullets Radio is a radio extension of the blog ninebullets.net that airs every Thursday night in Tampa, Florida on WMNF 88.5 FM at 10pm Eastern. The show is archived for one week after it’s original air date and is available for streaming here. Also, don’t forget to head over to Facebook and like the Ninebullets Radio page.

Below is the playlist for June 09, 2011.

01. Seasick Steve – Treasures
02. Frank Turner – English Curse
03. William Elliott Whitmore – Everything Gets Gone
04. Grayson Capps – Rock N Roll
05. Micah Schnabel – Cut Me Mick
06. Tim Barry – “222”
07. Larry and His Flask – Ready Your Roomates
08. The Legendary Shackshakers – County Of Graves
09. Matt Woods – Beating Down My Door
10. The Deep Dark Woods – The Gallows
11. Pinebox Serenade – Woven Arms
12. The Wells – I Had A Dream, Jesse
13. The .357 String Band – The Days Engrave
14. Drag the River – Calloused Heart #2
15. Chuck Ragan – Rotterdamn
16. Lucero – Wandering Star
(requests are in italics)

P.S.: If you like this show, do me a favor and post about it on your Facebook/Twitter/Blog. It’ll do a lot to help these bands reach new ears…and in the end, that’s what this is all about. It’ll also help bring the existence of the radio show to more people’s attention & the more people there are listening/paying attention to the show the more likely it is to stay on the air.

.357 STRING BAND – LIGHTNING FROM THE NORTH


I became a .357 String Band fan two songs into seeing them on the stage at Deep Blues Festival 2. At the time I’d never heard of them, but I made a note that it was time to remedy such things. Since that festival I’ve caught them live here in Tampa a handful of times, even bringing them to town as an official ninebullets show the last time they were around. That said, I’ve never once written about one of their cds. That really wasn’t by accident. See, as much as I’ve loved watching these guys live, their cds never really managed to hold me. Amongst .357 fans I am a minority, I know, but the breakneck pace of those albums tended to wear on me when it was coming from a CD instead of a stage. For the first five songs of Lightning From The North very little was different, as the speed metal meets a string band sound .357 has patented was played out to near perfection. The came “Oh, Adilene” and the album changed and I was falling in love all over again.

Now I’m not suggesting that the album becomes a bunch of woeful ballads from there on out. It just seems to become more melodic, more willing to settle into and ride a groove instead of forcing as many notes as possible into every bar. This could be all perception due to the prominence of the fiddle on this album, but after repeat listens I really don’t think that’s the case. It seems to me that here on their third album the band has settled into their “sound” and are beginning to mature and branch out within it, and as a result we get gems like “Oh, Adilene” and “The Days Engrave”. I suppose there are some long time fans that’ll be put off by this growth, but I for one welcome it and look forward to hearing where it will take them in the future. Meanwhile, their present is a spot on the Essential Listening list.

.357 String Band – Oh, Adilene
.357 String Band – The Days Engrave
.357 String Band – Rags to Rags

.357 String Band’s Official Site, .357 String Band on myspace, Buy Lightning From The North

TOPICAL 9B IN THE WILD PIC:

Last week, long time 9B reader Goerth Koeppe sent me this picture of him (in a 9B shirt) and .357 String Band: