PLAYLIST: NINEBULLETS RADIO 02.02.12

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 February 02, 2012

01. Todd Farrell – Ninebullets Theme Song
02. Shooter Jennings – Southern Family Anthem
03. The Drive-By Truckers – The Southern Thing
04. Matt Woods – Beating Down My Door
05. Chuck Ragan – Let It Rain
06. Arliss Nancy – St. Forgot
07. Otis Gibbs – Christ Number 3
08. William Elliott Whitmore – Black Iowa Dirt
09. Chuck Allen Floyd – Hard Times
10. Lucero – Sometimes
11. Merle Haggard – Working Man’s Blues
12. Charlie Parr – God Moves On The Water
13. Possessed By Paul James – Shoulda Known Better
14. The Willard Grant Conspiracy – The Ballad Of John Parker
15. Yawpers – Worthless

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You can download Ninebullets Radio here

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.

Episode 57: aired 02.02.2012

PLAYLIST: NINEBULLETS RADIO 01.19.12

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 January 19, 2012

01. Hank Williams III – Pills I Took
02. Willy Tea Taylor – Wandering Boy
03. Charlie Parr – To A Scrapyard Bus Stop
04. Possessed By Paul James – Ferris Wheel
05. The Deep Dark Woods – The Gallows
06. Bob Frank & John Murry – Bubba Rose, 1961
07. Conway Twitty – I’d Love To Lay You Down
08. Low Cut Connie – Big Thighs, NJ
09. Deadman – Oh Delilah!
10. Doc Dailey and Magnolia Devil – Blue Eyed Blonde
11. The Fox Hunt – I’ll Drink Cheap
12. The Coloradas – 8 Ball Blues
13. The Pine Hill Haints – Spirit of 1812
14. The Yawpers – Worthless
15. Reba McEntire – The Night The Lights Went Out In Georgia

Bold = Request

You can download Ninebullets Radio here

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.

Episode 55: aired 01.19.2012

PLAYLIST: NINEBULLETS RADIO 09.15.11

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 September 15, 2011.

01. FSU Marching Cheifs – War Chant
02. Jason Isbell – Go It Alone
03. Lucas Dawson – Old Habits
04. Charlie Parr – To A Scrapyard Bus Stop
05. Tim Barry – Amen
06. Chuck Ragan – Nomad By Fate
07. Micah Schnabel – The Heavy Things
08. Glossary – A Shoulder To Cry On
09. The Takers – Drift
10. Have Gun Will Travel – 13 Miles To Empty
11. Cary Ann Hearst & Michael Trent – Gasoline
12. Nikki Lane – Gone, Gone, Gone
13. Frank Turner – Peggy Sang The Blues
14. 4H Royalty – Walk Of Shame
15. Drive-By Truckers – Play It All Night Long

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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.

PLAYLIST: NINEBULLETS RADIO 07.21.11

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 July 21, 2011.

01. Marc With A C – Nerdy Girl
02. Sallie Ford & The Sound Outside – Write Me A Letter
03. Shane Sweeny – Some Hope, Somewhere
04. The Deep Dark Woods – The Place I Left Behind
05. Jimmy Van Zandt – Backwoods Preacher Man
06. Drive-By Truckers – Ronnie and Neil
07. Doop & The Inside Outlaws – Everett Brown
08. Whiskey Gentry – Eula Mae
09. Dirt Daubers – Angel Along
10. O’Death – Ghost Head
11. Some Dark Holler – Cottonmouth
12. American Anodyne – Bastard Sons of The New Depression
13. American Graveyard – Common Ones
14. Merle Haggard – Working In Tennessee
15. Charlie Parr – To A Scrapyard Bus Stop

Bold = Request

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.

PLAYLIST: NINEBULLETS RADIO 07.14.11

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 July 14, 2011.

01. Hackensaw Boys – Radio
02. The Dirt Daubers – Angel Along The Tracks
04. American Anodyne – Bastard Sons of The New Depression
04. Zoe Muth and The High Rollers – If I Can’t Trust You With A Quarter (How Can I Trust You With My Heart)
05. Drive-By Truckers – Ronnie and Neil
06. William Elliott Whitmore – Don’t Need It
07. Ben Prestage – Are You From Dixie?
08. Matt Woods – Beating Down My Door
09. Doop & The Inside Outlaws – Everett Belcher
10. Charlie Parr – To A Scrapyard Bus Stop

Bold = Request

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.

TWO FROM THE BLACK TWIG PICKERS:

I have a list of albums I meant to write up but never managed. These two are pretty close to the top of the list and both of them fit the introspective mood I have found myself in as of late. I have always loved bluegrass but have found very little of the modern stuff that really piques my interest so I haven’t really covered the genre all that much around here but classics such as The Carter Family are a staple in my playlists at home. So I was happily surprised when I discovered The Black Twig Pickers’ Ironto Special. It is a solid ‘shine swillin’ fest from the opening instrumental “Don’t Drink Nothin’ But Corn” to the closing march “Rockin’ in a Weary Land”. This heavy on the fiddles doesn’t suffer from trying too damn hard. The tracks consist of thirteen Appalachian classics and two original with all the traditional instruments you’d expect to find in a ‘grass band and some of the lesser known such as washboard, bones and mouth harp. It honestly sounds like these guys had an amazing time playing and recording this one. You can just feel it while you listen. I swear if this one doesn’t make you tap your feet, at the very least, then you really should check to see if your soul is intact!

The Black Twig Pickers – Dead Man’s Piece
The Black Twig Pickers – Fire On The Mountain
The Black Twig Pickers – Walls of Jericho

Now if there is anything I am a sucker for it’s a Gospel tune! I have my grandmother’s, God rest her soul, collection of Elvis doing Gospel, Johnny Cash’s Gospel songs can bring a tear to my eye and of course as I mentioned above the classics like The Carter Family. You bring a fiddle to the party and sing about Jesus or hellfire and I am likely going to be a fan. I already had the album above in my dirty little sinning hands when I came across the very same backing some dude named Charlie Parr with whom I was not familiar. I quickly became a fan of Charlie and a bigger fan of The Black Twig Pickers. If Ironto Special makes you want to throw some corn squeezin’s down the hatch them Glory in the Meeting House is just as sure to make you want to repent, grab a snake and start praisin’ Jesus. You just can’t beat old time Gospel songs and with the instrumentation from The Black Twig Pickers it is top of pile as far as modern Gospel goes.

Charlie Parr and the Black Twig Pickers – Death’s Black Train
Charlie Parr and the Black Twig Pickers – There Ain’t No Grave Gonna Hold My Body Down
Charlie Parr and the Black Twig Pickers – Pure Religion

Charlie Parr’s Official Website
The Black Twig Pickers on Facebook

DEEP BLUES FRIDAY:

Last Friday I announced the line-up of bands for this years Deep Blues Festival. Earlier this week I bought my plane tickets for Minneapolis. I tell you that so you don’t think I am just pimping the festival for some nefarious reason. I buy a ticket just like everyone else. That said, I really do believe in DBF, in what Chis is doing and in the bands playing it so I will take every opportunity to pimp it.

Hence Deep Blues Fridays.

On select Fridays between now and the festival I will feature bands playing it, live sets from festivals past and things of that ilk. I hope y’all like it…and if you’re anywhere near Minneapolis, join us in July, it’s gonna be a blast.

This is a sampler the festival recently put out featuring performances from last years show. Chris told me I was free to post it here so here you go. Individual tracks are below from listening, complete sampler can be downloaded here.

  1. Juke Joint Duo – Stay Here In Your Arms
  2. The Moaners – I Think I Love You
  3. Jawbone – And Wine
  4. Left Lane Cruiser – That Ass
  5. Robert Cage and Hezekiah Early – Things I Used To Do
  6. T-Model Ford – Cut You Loose
  7. Black-Eyed Snakes – Good Woman Blues
  8. Those Poor Bastards – They Don’t Make Folks Like They Used To
  9. A Night In The Box – Death Letter
  10. Reverend Deadeye – Clean Train
  11. Charlie Parr – 1922
  12. Boogaloosa Prayer – She’s Gone
  13. Hillstomp – Lay Down Satan
  14. Pat MacDonald – Reset Me Lord
  15. Dex Romweber Duo – Blues That Defy My Soul
  16. Black Diamond Heavies – Bidin’ My Time
  17. Bob Log III – Six Stringer Kicker
  18. Pure Country Gold – Club 21
  19. American Relay – Bonedry
  20. Tarbox Ramblers – What Month Was Jesus Born
  21. Possessed By Paul James – Hear The Call

TALKING CHARLIE PARR


Much like our newest ninebullets.net contributor, I have been plowing through a list of bands I’ve never heard of or heard in preparation of the Deep Blues Festival. While I haven’t been putting it all together in a neat package like she is, I have been reporting a number of those bands in one fashion or another. One of the bands I am most happy to have discovered is this Minnesotan, Charlie Parr.

Charlie plays a self-taught version of the Piedmont Blues that sounds like it’s hopped right off an Al Lomax field recording and into your living room. With a minimalist approach, Charlie sings about everyday people going through everyday suffering. He has six albums to his name with 2007’s self-released Jubilee being his latest. If the thought of acoustic country-blues that sounds like it could have come off a 1940’s front porch wets your whistle, then charlie Parr is your man. Check out the offerings below.

Charlie Parr – Jesus On The Mainline (from Jubilee)
Charlie Parr – I Wonder How Long Till I Can Change My Clothes (from Criminals & Sinners)
Charlie Parr – Hogkill Blues (from 1922)
Charlie Parr – Miner’s Lament (from King Earl)
Charlie Parr – Lowdown (from Criminals & Sinners)
Charlie Parr – In The Ground (from 1922)

Charlie will be playing the Deep Blues Festival on Saturday Afternoon. I will be front and center.