NINEBULLETS.NET PODCAST: EPISODE 23

How y’all doing? It’s been a little while since we did one of these. I wish I had a real excuse but, to be honest, I don’t. I felt the pressure of doing a weekly radio show and as a result, the podcast got pushed to the background. Well, that’s not the case any longer and with that said, let’s focus on this show and not the missed shows of the past few months.

Once again out good friend from the Northwest, Lollyrae, sent us some beers and I went to drinking them during the podcast. You may remember that we did this once before and I was a little mixed on the results. While I did not get slurring drunk during this show I think I did a much better job describing the beers and making the trying of the beers a part of the show. I hope y’all think so too.

Speaking of the show. We’ve lots of good new stuff as well as some tunes you’re probably already quite familiar with. The show opens with a cover of Tom Petty’s “Refugee” by The Gaslight Anthem that I think rivals the original. Some of the other standout tracks include; Merle Haggard proving he still has it, Hellbound Glory showing there’s more to them than drug songs, Have Gun Will Travel showing there will be no sophomore slump with Mergers & Acquisitions, Shooter Jennings sending the pop country boys a message and Scott Hiram Biram doing what he does so well.

All that’s left is to press play on the music. So get to it and as always, if you like what you’re hearing on these podcasts, tell your friends about it. Post about it on your Facebook wall. Tweet about it. These bands are all pretty small so every new ear their music find counts, and you can directly assist them in that effort by telling people about this podcast and others like it.

Track Listing:

01. The Gaslight Anthem – Refugee (from the iTunes Sessions)
02. Autopsy IV Commentary
03. Merle Haggard – working Man’s Blues (from Working In Tennessee)
04. Chris Knight – Enough Rope (from Enough Rope)
05. Doop and The Inside Outlaws – What Am I Supposed To Do (from What Am I Supposed To Do)
06. Autopsy IV Commentary
07. Sassparilla – Same Old Blues (from The Darndest Thing)
08. Gill Landry – Careless Love (from Piety & Desire)
09. James Leg – Drowning In Fire (from Solitary Pleasures)
10. Autopsy IV Commentary
11. Hellbound Glory – Bastard Child (from Damaged Goods)
12. Arliss Nancy – Wrong or Right (from Dance To Forget)
13. Have Gun Will Travel – To The Victor Goes The Spoils (from Mergers & Acquisitions)
14. Autopsy IV Commentary
15. The Decemberists – E. Watson (from Long Live The King)
16. The Black Keys – Lonely Boy (from the cd-single Lonely Boy)
17. Autopsy IV Commentary
18. Shooter Jennings – Outlaw You (from iTunes)
19. Chuck Ragan – Nomad By Fate (from Covering Ground)
20. Autopsy IV Commentary
21. American Anodyne – Bastard Sons Of The New Depression (from So, You Wanna Be A Bullfighter)
22. Scott H. Biram – I want My Mojo Back (from Bad Ingredients)



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9B WEEK IN REVIEW:

Another week, another week in review. Sorry for getting this up so late. It’s been an awesomely busy weekend but now I am sitting on my butt watching the Buccaneers game so let’s get to reviewing:

REVISITED: GILL LANDRY – PIETY & DESIRE

NOTE FROM AUTOPSY IV: I originally posted this back in September of 2010. At the time the only way to get the album was off Old Crow Medicine Show’s website. Well, the album (deservedly) got an official wide release today so I thought I’d repost the original article…..and, a year later, I still can not recommend this album to you guys enough.


With Gill’s debut album The Ballad of Lucy Lawless Soirez, he cemented himself into my musical life. That album was everything I wanted for a soundtrack while cooking, drinking with friends, reading, or basically anything that’s chill and enjoyable. Gill’s one of those guys you might not have heard of but you’ve probably heard. While he’s put out a large amount of music with the New Orleans jug band The Kitchen Syncopators, you’re probably more likely to have heard his banjo and steel guitar chops with Old Crow Medicine Show.

That said, Gill solo is nothing like OCMS (a band I love). His solo material tends to take on a much more sophisticated and well-rounded sound, or viewers of the HBO series “Treme” might say it takes on a lot more of a New Orleans sound. I’m more engineer than music expert, so I prefer the “sophisticated” descriptor. HOWEVER, if I were to don my music expert hat (made of bedazzled construction paper), I’d say Gill’s music is a mixture of old country blues and jazz, with the songster sounds of the 30’s as garnish to Gill’s magnificent voice (lol…who’s been watching too much Top Chef?).

Regardless of how you wanna describe the sounds you hear on Piety & Desire, the only point we have to agree on is that it’s Essential Listening and an odds-on fave for our top of the year list.

Gill Landry – Annie
Gill Landry – Careless Love
Gill Landry – Big Jim’s Driveway

Gill Landry’s Official Site, Gill Landry on Facebook, Gill Landry on Spotify, Buy Piety & Desire

NINEBULLETS.NET DECEMBER 2010 PODCAST: SOME OF MY FAVORITE SONGS FROM 2010 EDITION:


Here we are at the end of another year. All things considered, it was a pretty good one. On a personal level, I came into 2010 facing some pretty freaky & scary health issues and I’m leaving more or less in tact and healthy. Both my Seminoles and my Buccaneers had positive seasons while it looks like my Lightning are gonna be in the playoff conversation all season. Musically, it was a pretty solid year too and that’s what we’re really here to talk about now ain’t it.

In preparation for this show I literally (yes, I am properly using the word) collected 70+ songs I wanted to play and set to making 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” that fit the flow of this particular show. That said, there are some seriously good songs assembled in here.

And, 2011 is already shaping up to be pretty fucking phenomenal. Hopefully, this won’t be the final ninebullets.net podcast but there’s more about that in the show, so for now, let’s just listen to the music:

TRACK LISTING:

  1. Lissie – Bad Romance (Lady Ga Ga cover) [00.00.00]
  2. Autopsy IV Commentary [00.05.36]
  3. Jon Snodgrass – Old Sad Songs [00.06.46]
  4. Gill Landry – Careless Love [00.09.04]
  5. Shannon McNally – Bohemian Wedding Song [00.13.02]
  6. Autopsy IV Commentary [00.18.32]
  7. American Graveyard – Common Ones [00.19.24]
  8. Tim Barry – Thing of the Past [00.23.02]
  9. Truckstop Darlin’ – Bluegrass State [00.26.48]
  10. Mat. D. – Ford Marriage [00.31.56]
  11. Autopsy IV Commentary [00.35.12]
  12. Doc Dailey & Magnolia Devil – Prove Me Wrong [00.37.04]
  13. Two Cow Garage – Jackson, Don’t You Worry [00.38.48]
  14. Joseph Huber – Can’t You See A Floods Coming [00.42.34]
  15. Joe Pug – Not So Sure [00.46.32]
  16. Otis Gibbs – Kansas City [00.51.02]
  17. Autopsy IV Commentary [00.54.36]
  18. Frank Turner – I Still Believe [00.56.54]

As always, if you’re enjoying the sounds you’re hearing please mention this show to your friends and relatives.

See y’all (i think) in 2011!


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GILL LANDRY – PIETY & DESIRE


With Gill’s debut album The Ballad of Lucy Lawless Soirez, he cemented himself into my musical life. That album was everything I wanted for a soundtrack while cooking, drinking with friends, reading, or basically anything that’s chill and enjoyable. Gill’s one of those guys you might not have heard of but you’ve probably heard. While he’s put out a large amount of music with the New Orleans jug band The Kitchen Syncopators, you’re probably more likely to have heard his banjo and steel guitar chops with Old Crow Medicine Show.

That said, Gill solo is nothing like OCMS (a band I love). His solo material tends to take on a much more sophisticated and well-rounded sound, or viewers of the HBO series “Treme” might say it takes on a lot more of a New Orleans sound. I’m more engineer than music expert, so I prefer the “sophisticated” descriptor. HOWEVER, if I were to don my music expert hat (made of bedazzled construction paper), I’d say Gill’s music is a mixture of old country blues and jazz, with the songster sounds of the 30’s as garnish to Gill’s magnificent voice (lol…who’s been watching too much Top Chef?).

Regardless of how you wanna describe the sounds you hear on Piety & Desire, the only point we have to agree on is that it’s Essential Listening and an odds-on fave for our top of the year list.

Gill Landry – Annie
Gill Landry – Careless Love
Gill Landry – Big Jim’s Driveway

Gill Landry on myspace, Buy Piety & Desire

Top picks for the first 1/2 of Y2k + 7

Well. Here we are. July. The official beginning of the ass end of the year. So far, this year has proven to be a rather phenomenal concert year for the normally lacking Central Florida region. I was reading an exchange between a bunch of “big-time” bloggers earlier this year about how cheesy all of the “best of” lists that come out at the end of the year are, and it got me to thinking. Shit, I can out-cheese a year-end list…with…wait for it (sorry Bonnell), THE MID-YEAR LIST!

WTF? Why not. I already keep the Essential Listening list. I can spend a day telling you what may favorite 5 so far are. Maybe you’ll buy one, and you should…downloading all the time is like fucking whores. Sure, in the end you got off, but wouldn’t it be nice to get a pretty package every once in a while?

These are selected from my Essential Listening list. It is basically the best albums I have come to hear this year. They may have been released earlier but I did not hear them until 2007 and the same rules apply here. Furthermore, these are not in any order, and isn’t a be-all end-all list. This list could change depending on the day and my mood. All the albums in the Esslist list get regular play. However, some get more than others, and trying to trim those down to a mere 5 has left a few out that may have been on it if I was typing this yesterday….or tomorrow. Without further ado:

My favorites of the first half of 2007:

This is one if those albums. Honestly, I didn’t even put it on the Esslist when I originally posted about it, but I never stopped listening to it. Ever. Then my brother started listening to it in the cubicle next to me at work and it just kept occupying more and more of my music time. So finally, with no fanfare, I quietly added it to the Essential Listening list. Country Ghetto is so much better of an album than I initially gave it credit for. Of everything on this list, this will probably be the album I still listen to 5 years from now. It really is timeless like that.

JJ Grey and Mofro – Circles

Unlike the JJ Grey album, I knew I was in love with this album the moment the cd changer tried to switch to the next disc and I got my drunk ass up off the porch swing and walked inside to play it again. I opened my write-up about these guys with these two sentences:

Somewhere on the highway between Drag the River and Lucero, there is an exit with a dive bar. The Fox Hunt, out of Martinsburg, West Virginia, is that bar’s house band.

I still think those are the best two lines to have ever come from this little blog. At the same time, I have never thought my writeup did these guys justice. The album they put together really does only get better with time. Listening to them way too early in the morning a couple of weeks ago on my way to go fishing sealed the deal on these guys making this post. I do not care that they are just some unsigned band from Virginia who happened to put out a cd. It is better than 95% of the crap that Pitchfork is gonna bust wood over. That’s a fact. If these guys manage to buck the odds and stay together they are gonna be mainstays on your community radio station in a few years. Do yourself a favor and check these kids out. They gots mad skills.

The Fox Hunt – Change My Ways

On the way home from mountain biking over the weekend, I was telling the wife about this post and asking what she thought. I asked her what her choices would be, without thought she says, “Alela Diane and The Wells! I’ll have to think about it after that.” The Wells were already on my short list as well. The characters of this album and myself have spent many an evening and a bike ride together. I cannot wait for the next Wells album, but ’til it gets here, me and outcasts are like a familiar and well worn book.

The Wells – I had a Dream, Jess

At the risk of hyperbole, 10 Days Out is much greater than the sum of it’s parts. 10 Days will serve as documentation of some of the lesser known, but by no means lesser, blues musicians of the South. Some of the people featured on the cd/dvd release passed on before it was released, and more have moved on since. The object was to shine a spotlight on these people while there was still time, and Kenny Wayne Shepherd, along with the legendary Double Trouble and producer Jerry Harrison, achieved their goal in spades. No overdubs, no high-tech fixing, “Live as it went down,” says Shepherd. “What happened is what you hear. We kept it as real as possible.” More history than mere album release, this is the most ‘important’ album released this year, in my opinion.

Kenny Wayne Shepherd w/Cootie Stark and Neal ‘Big Daddy’ Pattman – Prison Blues

Cootie Stark (1926-2005) – A blind street singer, he learned his stuff from Greenville, South Carolina, bluesmen Uncle Chump and Pink Anderson in the 1930’s. At 70 he rediscovered his unplugged genius and has headlined at festivals throughout the U.S. and Europe. His card catalog repertoire runs from soul classics to Piedmont blues songs like “Sandyland” and “Metal Bottoms.” Cootie Stark was one of the last authentic Piedmont blues guitarists/singers and provided a direct link to a South long gone.


Neal Pattman
(1926-2005) – Nobody made moonshine, worked a cakewalk, chopped wood or played a harmonica like Neal Pattman. Losing an arm in a wagon wheel at the age of nine didn’t slowed him at all. “66 years ago the Blues knocked on my door and they wouldn’t leave.” His testimony can be heard in a sound and a style his daddy taught him as a child in the country outside Athens, Georgia.

As I said before, “Two Cow Garage is a band I can root for. Three completely awesome guys who write completely awesome rock music and play it with everything in them, regardless of the size of the crowd behind the monitors, and if you can’t get behind that, then I dunno why you would even bother to read this site.” They may hate their name, but what a name they are making out of it. “Three” shows the band at their cow-punk/rock-and-freaking-roll best. Life on the road may have left them a little jaded, but not so cynical you need a white belt to listen to them. Three will be one of the best albums this year, regardless of what gets released in these remaining six months, and if you are so lucky to have them come to your town, they will also be one of the best rock shows you will get to see.

Two Cow Garage – Should’ve California

The album I most regret not being on this list:

I kept thinking that damned Gill Landry album has got to be on this list, then I could not find anything to bump, but at the same time, I could not accept leaving this list without a mention of Lawless Soirez. This album is beautiful on many layers. “Featuring a mixture of old country blues, jazz and songster music of the 20’s and 30’s, and Gill’s voice….and oh what a voice, makes this the perfect cd for a quiet night with a warm glass of whiskey and a little sweat.” One listen to the song Dixie and you should understand.

Gill Landry – Dixie

And there you go. Hopefully there is much awesomeness left to be found in the remaining six months. I’m gonna go find some to write about tomorrow.

Take care.

Gill Landry – The Ballad of Lawless Soirez

Add another to the Essential Listening list!

Gill Landry’s solo debut, “The Ballad of Lawless Soirez” reminds me of the soundtrack for a lost Quentin Tarantino film while the cover art reminds me of some Dick Tracy or Harlem Nights poster art. The Ballad of Lawless Soirez is one of those cds that I liked the moment I heard it, and it has done nothing but grow on me with each subsequent listen. While this may be Gill’s solo debut, the fella has been on the scene for quite some time. Having released six cds with the New Orleans jug band The Kitchen Syncopators (who’s records through the band’s web site), he�s also played banjo and steel guitar for Old Crow Medicine Show. Featuring a mixture old country blues, jazz and songster music of the 20�s and 30�s, and Gill’s voice….and oh what a voice, makes this the perfect cd for a quite night with a warm glass of whiskey and a little sweat. Take a gander at the samples and get your hands on this cd by what ever means you prefer.

Gill Landry – Poor Boy
Gill Landry – Lawless Soirez
Gill Landry – Dixie

Gill Landry’s Official Site, Gill Landry on Myspace, Buy Gill Landry’s cd