PLAYLIST: NINEBULLETS RADIO 04.26.2012

The past few weeks have seen 9b Radio sit in a more mellow groove so I decided to up the rock level of this week’s show. It certainly didn’t hurt to have Truckstop Darlin’ and Tin Horn Prayer send me brand new songs and when you combined those with Sunday Valley, an unreleased track from the Bohannons the rock kind of upped itself. Even the requests fit the overall feel I was going for last night so good job to the listeners. Now! Go put some ears on the archived stream of the show.

Below is the playlist for April 26, 2012

01. Two Cow Garage – Postcards & Apologies
02. Sunday Valley – All The Pretty Colors
03. Lincoln Durham – Love Letters
04. Kasey Anderson – Some Depression
05. Truckstop Darlin’ – Miss You More
06. Bohannons – Shanahan
07. Lee Bains III & The Glory Fires – The Red, Red Dirt Of Home
08. Tin Horn Prayer – Stumble
09. Arliss Nancy – Front Seat
10. Lucero – On My Way Downtown
11. Woody Pines – Red Rockin’ Chair
12. The Haunted Windchimes – Out With The Crow
13. Rob Coe – Whatever You’d Like (T.I. Cover)
14. The Deep Dark Woods – Two Time Loser

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Episode 69: aired 04.26.2012

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

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Episode 55: aired 01.19.2012

NINEBULLETS.NET PODCAST: EPISODE 24 (SOME OF THE BEST OF 2011):

Originally, the podcast and Ninebullets Radio were supposed to (mostly) feature different songs. Then, I was asked to do an extra hour on the show at the last minute and the two ended up being extremely similar track listings. Sorry about that but look at it like this; in a week the archive of the radio show will be gone forever but the podcast is available (for better or worse) forever.

The Episode 24 podcast will ring out 2011 here on ninebullets. In preparation for this show I literally (yes, I am properly using the word) collected 50+ songs I wanted to play and set out to make a podcast. I say that so you know that this isn’t a “best songs of the year” show, so much as a “some of my favorite songs of the year” show. Some made this podcast but most didn’t…not because they were inferior songs, mind you, they just didn’t fit the flow of the show.

Believe it or not, I do try to maintain even flows throughout these things and avoid too many whiplash tempo changes. Had I made the podcast the day before or the day after I did, it probably would have turned out very, very differently. But I didn’t, and these are the songs that I chose and I’m done apologizing/explaining.

So, here are some of my favorite tracks of 2011 in podcast form. Everyone be safe over the long weekend, nurse your hangovers with the hair of the dog and college bowl games, and we’ll see you come 2012 (the final year of our planet?). . As always, below you’ll find the track listing for the show. Please tell your friends and Facebook/Twitter followers about it, I’ll greatly appreciate it.

Track Listing:

01. Frank Turner – I Still Believe (from England Keep My Bones)
02. The Decemberists – Down By The Water (from The King Is Dead)
03. Old Man Markley – Letterman (from Guts ‘N Teeth)
04. The Porter Draw – Davey (from California Widow)
05. Chuck Ragan – Nomad By Fate (from Covering Ground)
06. Matt Woods – Beating Down My Door (from The Matt Woods Manifesto)
07. Have Gun Will Travel – To The Victor Go The Spoils (from Mergers & Acquisitions)
08. Lauderdale – Moving On (from Moving On)
09. Kaleigh Baker – The Weight Of It all (from The Weight Of It All)
10. JC Brooks & The Uptown Sound – Want More (from Want More)
11. Glossary – A Shoulder To Cry On (from Long Live All Of Us)
12. The Builders & The Butchers – All Away (from Dead Reckoning)
13. Deep Dark Woods – The Places I’ve Left Behind (from The Place I Left Behind)
14. Chuck Allen Floyd – Hard Times (from Schedule A)
15. American Andyne – Bastard Sons Of The New Depression (from So, You Want To Be A Bullfighter)
16. Grayson Capps – Highway 42 (from The Lost Cause Minstrels)


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9B WEEK IN REVIEW:

Well, another week is in the books and my Florida State Seminoles still haven’t won a game against a Division 1A team. It’s times like these that whiskey and music were made for. This is what happened on ninebullets.net this week:

  • We found another Ninebullets Kickstarter Project of the month worthy project in Franz Nicolay’s plight. Even if you don’t contribute to his kickstarter you should visit it and read the FAQ.
  • Did you know Waylon Jennings recorded a few songs with The Old 97’s? Neither did I but you can get one of those tracks for free on the new Southern Independent compilation.
  • Suburban Home is releasing the self-titled cd from Lenny and The Piss Poor Boys. We had an exclusive track that you probably better recognize from Drag The River.

THE DEEP DARK WOODS – THE PLACE I LEFT BEHIND

Saying the latest cd from Saskatchewan’s The Deep Dark Woods is an album stockpiled with songs of regrets, murders and laments is like saying water is wet. That said, I have no qualms opening this piece up saying that their new album, The Place I Left Behind, is stockpiled with great songs about regrets, murders and laments. Nope, no qualms whatsoever.

I’ve said this a few times on the radio show but I don’t know that I’ve ever typed it here, but there has to be something in the water up in Canada that makes them boys able to pump out some serious music that I like to refer as “grumpy old Canadian’s music”. So, as far as “grumpy old Canadian” music goes, you could make the argument the The Deep Dark Woods are the hood ornament for the sound (will all due respect to NQ Arbuckle).

Ryan Boldt (guitar), Burke Barlow (guitar), Chris Mason (bass), and Lucas Goetz (drums) all share songwriting and vocal duties within the band, but I’d say it works since it’s pretty difficult to differentiate between the songwriters when you’re hearing the songs. Musically, you could call them brooding electric folk and maybe even a little country, but you’d never describe it as dense. A little while back RSV was complaining that The Horrible Crowes album felt unfinished musically, and I suspect that this album has that “finished without being crowded” feel he was looking for in that album. I think The Place I Left Behind proves that The Deep Dark Woods are the New England Patriots of this extension of the Willard Grant Conspiracy sound they’re helping to create. And, yeah, it’s Essential Listening too.

The Deep Dark Woods – The Place I Left Behind
The Deep Dark Woods – The Banks Of The Leopold Canal
The Deep Dark Woods – Sugar Mama

The Deep Dark Woods Official Site, The Deep Dark Woods on Facebook, The Deep Dark Woods on Spotify, Buy The Place I Left Behind

STREAM THE NEW ALBUM FROM THE DEEP DARK WOODS:

Guys, yesterday I was so busy here at work that I completely forgot to put up a post here on 9B. An unforgivable offense, I agree. So, this morning, I offer up a full stream of the upcoming Deep Dark Woods album as a peace offering.

The album, The Place I Left Behind, will be released on Six Shooter Records on August 2nd and of you listen to 9B Radio you’ve already heard a few songs from it but now’s your chance to hear it all.

Give it a few listens and tell me what you think.

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

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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)

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THE DEEP DARK WOODS – WINTER HOURS

The Deep Dark Woods is Ryan Boldt (guitar), Burke Barlow (guitar), Chris Mason (bass), and Lucas Goetz (drums), with all four sharing songwriting and vocal duties. Winter Hours is their sophomore release on the Black Hen Music label and was recorded and produced in Vancouver at The Factory by Steve Dawson. The album most certainly surpasses the excellent Hang Me, Oh Hang Me, which happened to win the award for Best Roots Album at the Western Canadian Music Awards.

When I wrote about The Deep Dark Woods’ first album I described it as a Sunday morning cd, but I think I was mistaken. Their sound is a little bigger than that. It’s more of an all-encompassing sound of winter, which is a season any band from Canada is probably very familiar with. It’s the perfect cd for a cold day where everyone is crowded in the kitchen while a pot-roast cooks slowly in a dutch oven. Do you get my drift? It’s a real mood album in the sense that it sets one, not that you need to be in the proper one to listen to it. One night while it was playing I said to my wife, “I love the fact that this album can be so somber and melancholy without being depressing.”

Another thing I like about this album is the fact that it has a timeless sound. What I mean by that is that you can’t listen to it and immediately identify what decade it comes from. Music like that has a tendency to have more staying power than those with “flavor of the month” stylings. Like great food, one needs not attempt to refine a dish when just cooking it perfectly will be good enough.

The Deep Dark Woods – The Gallows
The Deep Dark Woods – All The Money I Had Is Gone
The Deep Dark Woods – The Birds On The Bridge

The Deep Dark Woods’ Official Site, The Deep Dark Woods on myspace, Buy Winter Hours