The Return of Ninebullets Radio!

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WOOHOO! After 7 months of silence I am back in the saddle and ready to celebrate with a tidal wave of brand new music so let’s do this.

TRACK LISTING: [Artist – Song (Album)]

01. Tim Barry – ‘222’ (Manchester)
02. Daniel Romano – I’m Gonna Teach You (If I’ve Only One Time Askin’)
03. Daniel Romano – Old Fires Die (If I’ve Only One Time Askin’)
04. Willie Nelson and Merle Haggard – Django And Jimmie (Django And Jimmie)
05. Heathen Sons – Fourth of July (Through the Eyes of the Lion)
06. Benchmarks – American Night (American Night)
07. Two Cow Garage – Let The Boys Be Girls
08. Have Gun Will Travel – True Believers (Science From An Easy Chair)
09. David Mayfield – Rain On My Parade (Strangers)
10. Scott H. Biram – Sinkin’ Down (Something’s Wrong/Lost Forever)
11. Whitey Morgan & The 78’s – That’s How I Got To Memphis (Sonic Ranch)
12. Chris Stapleton – Was It 26 (Traveler)
13. The Steeldrivers – Brother John (The Muscle Shoals Recordings)
14. Eilen Jewell – Needle & Thread (Sundown Over Ghost Town)
15. Closing song

Talk to y’all next month!

Eilen Jewell – Sundown Over Ghost Town – 2015

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It’s hard to believe it’s been 4 years since Eilen’s last studio album, Queen Of The Minor Key, but when you hear about all the changes in her personal life you totally understand why. Since Queen of The Minor Key was released Eilen packed up her van and moved back to her hometown of Boise (Idaho that is) and gave birth to a baby daughter. Both of which you can hear in these new songs.

For much of Eilen’s career I have described her music as a “50′s rock meets surf rock-Americana” type sound but that’s no longer the case with Sundown Over Ghost Town. No, seems the move from the hustle and bustle of Boston to Boise has manifested itself in a much more laid back, deliberate and patient sound. She still has one of the best backing bands in Americana in Jerry Miller (guitars), Jason Beek (drums) and Johnny Sciascia (upright). She still has her melancholy and casual vocal delivery and she still shows that wry humor from time to time. It’s just all put together in a slightly more deliberate and mature manner this time around.

The result is amazing and I stand by something I wrote back about 4 years ago; “At this point I feel she’s deserving of being mentioned in the same company of some of the female singers getting fuckloads more press, despite being nowhere near as consistent.

Sundown Over Ghost Town (and everything else Eilen has released) is Essential Listening and I present it as yet another piece of evidence in the argument that Eilen Jewell may very well be more than just the Queen of The Minor Key. She very well might be the Queen of Americana music.

Eilen Jewell’s Official Site, Eilen Jewell on Facebok, Buy Sundown Over Ghost Town

[Playlist] Ninebullets Radio – 03.01.2014 – 88.5FM WMNF Tampa

Got into a little bit is a honky tonk/classic country vibe this week. People seemed to respond to it pretty well so I might make sure to mix more in in future shows. Sound good to you? Grab 2 hours and drop your earholes on the archive of the show.

Below is the playlist for March 01, 2014 [Artist – Song (Album)]

01. Lincoln Durham – How Does a Crow Fly (The Shovel vs. The Howling Bones)
02. Drive By Truckers – Outfit (Decoration Day)
03. Chris Knight – Nothing On Me (Little Victories)
04. The Weary Boys – Cruel Corrine (Good Times)
05. Eilen Jewell – Fist City (Butcher Holler: A Tribute To Loretta Lynn)
06. Loretta Lynn – You Ain’t Woman Enough (You Ain’t Woman Enough)
07. The Takers – Friends in Bottles (Taker Easy)
08. Whiskey Myers – Early Morning Shakes (Early Morning Shakes)
09. White Trash Blues Revival – Drives a Man to Drinking (Now Honey, Now Baby, Now Listen…)
10. Husky Burnette – Highway 41 (Tales From East End Blvd.)
11. Matt Woods – Deadman’s Blues
12. The Waifs – London Still (Up All Night)
13. John Moreland – God’s Medicine (In The Throes)
14. Waylon Jennings – Don’t You Think This Outlaw Bit’s Done Got Out Of Hand (I’ve Always Been Crazy)
15. Shooter Jennings – Outlaw You (The Other Life)
16. Gators In The Sawgrass – 99 Years (Gators In The Sawgrass)
17. Whitey Morgan And The 78’s – If It Ain’t Broke (Honky Tonks and Cheap Motels)
18. Sturgill Simpson – Living The Dream (Metasounds In Modern Country)
19. Andrew Combs – Worried Man (Worried Man)
20. The Devil’s Cut – Bridge Diving (No Salvation)
21. Todd Farrell – Pawnshops (All My Heroes Live In Vans)
22. Those Crosstown Rivals – Six Strings (Hell and Back)
23. The Fox Hunt – Change My Ways (Nowhere Bound)
24. The Wells – Gem of Egypt (single)
25. Chuck Ragan – Non Typical (Till Midnight)
26. Johnny Cash – Daddy Sang Bass
27. Tyler Childers and High Wall – Deadman’s Curve (Live At Red Barn Radio)
28. Scott H Biram – Slow & Easy (There Will Be Blood)
29. Two Cow Garage – Humble Narrator (Speaking In Cursive)
30. Soundgarden – Outshined (Badmotorfinger)

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Episode 165: aired 03.01.2014

PLAYLIST: NINEBULLETS RADIO 12.29.11 (FAVES OF 2011 SHOW):

Last night’s show was a special, 2 hour, edition of Ninebullets Radio featuring some of my favorite tracks from 2011. I hope y’all enjoy it. Have a safe New Years and we’ll see you next week.

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 December 29, 2011.

The first 1/2 of this week’s show was actually the last hour of The Postmodern Hootenany. You can listen to this portion of the show via this stream.

01. Scott H. Biram – Open Road
02. Chuck Allen Floyd – Hard Times
03. American Anodyne – Bastard Sons of The New Depression
04. Hellbound Glory – Bastard Child
05. Isaac Hoskins – Load Up That .45
06. The Only Sons – Standing Water
07. Mealaena Cadez – Clay Pigeons
08. Gillian Welch – The Way It Goes
09. Robyn Ludwick – Hollywood
10. Joe Pug – Speak Plainly Diana
11. Ha Ha Tonka – Made Example Of
12. Kingsley Flood – I Don’t Wanna Go Home
13. Old Man Markley – Letterman
14. The Decemberists – Rox In The Box

This 1/2 of the show is available via the standard Ninebullets Radio stream.

14. The Decemberists – Rox In The Box
15. Builders and the Butchers – All Away
16. Frank Turner – I Still Believe
17. Chuck Ragan – Nomad By Fate
18. Matt Woods – Beatin’ Down My Door
19. Eilen Jewell – Queen Of The Minor Key
20. Nikki Lane – Gone, Gone, Gone
21. Caitlin Rose – Shanghai Cigarettes
22. Have Gun Will Travel – Dream No More
23. Damion Suomi & the Minor Prophets – Camel
24. Kaleigh Baker – Train Gone By
25. Black Joe Lewis & The Honeybears – Scandalous
26. JC Brooks & The Uptown Sound – Want More
27. Grayson Capps – Highway 42
28. Jon Snodgrass & Frank Turner – Happy New Year

Bold = Request

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Episode 52: aired 12.29.2011

Playlist: It's The Music – Friday: Ninebullets Radio Lite Edtion 08.12.2011

I was the guest host for the Friday Edition of “It’s The Music”. The show is archived for one week after it’s original air date and is available for streaming here: http://www.wmnf.org/programs/380

Below is the playlist for August 08, 2011:

01. Micah Schnabel – American Static
02. The Shakes – Be Mine
03. Black Joe Lewis & The Honeybears – She’s So Scandolous
04. Glossary – Save Your Money for the Weekend
05. Kaleigh Baker – Train Gone By
06. Nikki Lane – Gone, Gone, Gone
07. Sallie Ford & The Sound Outside – I Swear
08. Eilen Jewell – High Shelf Booze
09. Ghost Shirt – History of the Radio
10. The Only Sons – Standing Water
11. Shane Sweeney – When I Am Empty
12. The Decemberists – Down By The Water
13. The Gaslight Anthem – Even Cowgirls Get The Blues
14. Roppongi’s Ace – Waiting For The Day

Last Good Tooth Live In The Studio

15. Lauderdale – Moving On
16. Damion Suomi – Ghost
17. Andrew Combs – Tennessee Time
18. Frank Turner – I Still Believe
19. Chuck Ragan – Meet Me In The Middle
20. Doc Dailey & Magnolia Devil – Seven Points
21. American Anodyne – Bastard Sons of The New Depression
22. The Builders and The Butchers – All Away

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PLAYLIST: NINEBULLETS RADIO 07.28.11

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 28, 2011.

01. Greenland Is Melting – No More Sorry Songs
02. Nikki Lane – Gone, Gone, Gone
03. Eilen Jewell – Bang, Bang, Bang
04. Carolyn Mark – 2 Days Smug & Sober
05. Kaleigh Baker – Train Gone By
06. Damion Sumi – Ghost
07. Have Gun Will Travel – Wolf In Shepherd’s Clothes
08. Seryn – Of Ded Moroz
09. Lauris Vidal – Better Part
10. Nervous Turkey – Too Late For Romance
11. The Semis – Library Book
12. The Broken Inn – All In Your Head
13. Kaleigh Baker – Sheister
14. Chuck Ragan – Nomad By Fate

Bold = Request

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EILEN JEWELL – QUEEN OF THE MINOR KEY

It took her three solo cds and one Loretta Lynn covers/tribute album, but Eilen has finally admitted what the rest of us already knew; she, indeed, is the queen of the minor key. Eilen is back with her fifth studio album and it continues to perfect that 50′s rock meets surf rock-Americana sound we’ve all grown to expect and love from her. It’s another 14 tracks that are perfect for damned near any mood. Early mornings, late nights, sober, buzzed, half-drunk, fully-drunk, God’s own drunk…it doesn’t matter, Eilen’s got you taken care of. As I said when I wrote about Eilen’s last album, Sea Of Tears, “There really isn’t anyone out there doing what Eilen does, and if there is please tell me who they are.” Not only is Eilen forging her own path, she’s doing it without a misstep….

At this point Eilen has released three albums (all of which, have come out since Gillian felt us worthy of an album) of original content that have all been strong contenders for my Top 10 lists of their respective years of release. This album is no different, so that leads me to ask…am I just that far off with Eilen, or is it the lack of that one explosive single that’s keeping her off the more influential bloggers’ radars? At this point I feel she’s deserving of being mentioned in the same company of some of the female singers getting fuckloads more press, despite being nowhere near as consistent.

Needless to say, Queen of the Minor Key is Essential Listening and I feel Eilen has a legitimate argument for claiming the Queen of Americana music crown.

Eilen Jewell – Queen Of The Minor Key
Eilen Jewell – I Remember You
Eilen Jewell – Bang Bang Bang

Eilen Jewell’s Official Site, Eilen Jewell on Facebook, Buy Queen Of The Minor Key

EILEN JEWELL PRESENTS: BUTCHER HOLLER (A TRIBUTE TO LORETTA LYNN)


Come home from work. Let the dogs out and check the mail. Come in, make a whiskey and ginger, open up the packages and check out what cds I got that day.

That routine happens more often than not, week in and week out here at the ninebullets compound. Sometimes cd’s I’ve been waiting (or hoping) for are in the mailbox, while most times it’s bands I’ve not ever heard of. But there are the rare occasions where I get a cd I did not even know existed but, had I known, I would have been counting the days ’til it came. Such was the case when I took a pull from my Beam and opened an innocent enough looking envelope. As I pulled the cd out, I immediately saw the words “Eilen” and “Jewell” and none of the other packages mattered anymore. Did you know Eilen was releasing a tribute to Loretta Lynn? ‘Cause, before that moment I sure didn’t, but even before listening to a single note I knew it was gonna be awesome.

Butch Holler is the name of the Kentucky town in which Loretta Lynn was raised, so it only seems appropriate for it to also serve as the title of this tribute. Now, I’ll be honest. Like you, I wondered if Eilen could actually pull off such a tribute to Loretta. I wonder if Eilen didn’t know that would be the main question when, with the same kind of brash attitude that helped Loretta dominate the 60’s and 70’s country charts, Eilen selected one of Ms. Lynn’s more take-no-bullshit tracks, “Fist City”, to open the album. “Fist City” manages to maintain the essence of Loretta’s original performance, as well as the fun and flirty nature of Eilen’s music. It’s a marriage that plays itself out effortlessly through 12 tracks of Loretta staples, as well as a few the casual bystander may not know.

In the end, cover album or not, this cd is most definitely essential listening and almost a lock for my end of the year Top 10. Check it out!

Eilen Jewell – Fist City
Eilen Jewell – A Man I Hardly Know
Eilen Jewell – You’re Looking At Country

Eilen Jewell’s Official Site
, Eilen Jewell on myspace, Buy Butcher Holler

EILEN JEWELL – SEA OF TEARS

When I started ninebullets.net I really didn’t listen to too many woman singers. It wasn’t a conscious decision, really, so much as habit. Eilen Jewell was one of the singers that helped break that habit with her 2008 effort, Letters From Sinners And Strangers. When I read on songs:illinois that she was changing her sound on Sea Of Tears I got a little worried. Why mess with a good thing I wondered. Her last cd was perfect for damned near every mood and occasion.

With great trepidation I put the new cd in my car stereo.

Huuuuge exhale. Turns out she didn’t remake her sound so much as tweak it a little here and there. The results are just as powerful as her last album. Powerful and melancholy with a little bit of a 50’s rock and roll / surf rock added to the background. The standout track (as well as title track), “Sea of Tears”, really drives this new sound home and could easily be a song Travolta and Thurman would have danced to in Pulp Fiction. To contrast the rock of “Sea Of Tears” is the jazzy brooding of “Final Hour”, while the ode to codeine, “Codeine Arms”, bridges the gap between the two.

By the end of Sea of Tears a couple of things are obvious. One, there really isn’t anyone out there doing what Eilen does, and if there is please tell me who they are. Two, this album will be on many a year-end Top 10 list, and with that said, three; this album is Essential Listening, so buy it come April 21.

Eilen Jewell – Sea of Tears
Eilen Jewell – One of These Days
Eilen Jewell – Final Hour

Eilen Jewell’s Official Site, Eilen Jewell on myspace, Pre-order Sea of Tears

Eilen Jewell – Letters From Sinners and Strangers

A while back I wrote that as a whole I do not listen to female singers. I managed to follow that up with 5 of my next 6 pieces being about how awesome some female singer was. Therefore, I would like to officially recant that earlier statement.

Within 3 songs of Eilen’s sophomore effort, Letters from Sinners and Strangers, I knew I had to do it. The cd is perfect for damned near every mood. Early mornings, late nights, sober, buzzed, half-drunk, fully-drunk, God’s own drunk…it does not matter. The cd broods, bounces and shuffles it’s way through 12 tracks of no-skip excellence. Whether she’s providing a fresh take on an old song like Charlie Rich’s “Thanks Alot” or Dylan’s “Walking Down The Line” or fleshing out impressive originals such as “High Shelf Booze” (which sounds like it could have been played in a Prohibition era speakeasy), you get the sense that Eilen Jewell is for real and here to stay. She’s Essential Listening for sure.

Eilen Jewell – Dusty Boxcar Wall
Eilen Jewell – High Shelf Booze
Eilen Jewell – Where They Never Say Your Name

Eilen Jewell’s Official Site, Eilen Jewell on myspace, Buy Letters From Sinners and Strangers