Ajax Diner Book Club 3/9/15 KRFC Ft. Collins CO

The Drams “You and Me, MF” from Jubilee Dive

Steve Earle “The Tennesse Kid” from Terraplane

James McMurtry “How’m I Gonna Find You Now” from Complicated Game

Tyler Keith  “Do It For Johnny” from Alias Kid Twist

Glossary “Everything Comes Back” from Long Live All Of Us

Maggie Bjorklund “Bottom of the Well” from Shaken

Kierston White “Big Star” from Don’t Write Love Songs

Lonesome Heroes “Long Time Coming” from Can’t Stand Still

Descendents “Bikeage” from Two Things At Once

Dwayne “Can’t Keep Up With You” from Dwayne

Guided by Voices “I Am Columbus” from Motivational Jumpsuit

Land Lines “Limb from Limb” from Natural World

JD McPherson “You Must Have Met Little Caroline” from Let the Good Times Roll

J Roddy Walston & the Business “Caroline” from J Roddy Walston & the Business

Langhorne Slim “Rebel Side of Heaven” from Langhorne Slim

[Playlist] Ninebullets Radio – 09.20.2014 – 88.5FM WMNF Tampa

We did the damn thing. If you wanna hear it, put your ears on the archive of the show.

Below is the playlist for September 20, 2014 [Artist – Song (Album)]

01. Drive-By Truckers – Zip City (Southern Rock Opera)
02. Jason Isbell – Cover Me Up (Southeastern)
03. Parker Millsap – Old Time Religion (Parker Millsap)
04. Otis Gibbs – The Darker Side Of Me (Souvenirs Of A Misspent Youth)
05. Two Cow Garage – Swingset Assassin (Speaking In Cursive)
06. Have Gun Will Travel – Take Me Home, Alice (Fiction, Fact or Folktale!)
07. The Takers – Friends in Bottles (Taker Easy)
08. Matt Woods – Deadman’s Blues (With Love From Brushy Mountain)
09. Big Shoals – 12 Steps (Still Go On)
10. American Aquarium – Burn. Flicker. Die. (Burn. Flicker. Die.)
11. Will Quinlan and The Diviners – Acrimony Blues (Navasota)
12. Sturgill Simpson – The Promise (Metamodern Sounds In Country Music)
13. Arlo McKinely & The Lonesome Sound – Sad Country Song (Arlo McKinely & The Lonesome Sound)
14. Kierston White – Love Songs (Don’t Write Love Songs)
15. Chuck Ragan – Vagabond (Till Midnight)
16. Doc Dailey & Magnolia Devil – She Has Her Moments (Catch The Presidents)
17. McDougall – Ready, Begin (A Few Towns More)
18. John Mellencamp – The Brass Ring (Plain Spoken)
19. Willie Nelson – The Songwriters (Band Of Brothers)
20. John Moreland – Gospel (In The Throes)
21. Nikki Lane – Right Time (All Or Nothin’)
22. The Wind + The Wave – From The Wreckage Build A Home (From The Wreckage)
23. Hiss Golden Messenger – Southern Grammar (Lateness of Dancers)
24. Ben Stalets – Don’t Call Me Lonely (Dear Golden)
25. David Mayfield – Rain On My Parade (Strangers)
26. Becky Warren – Off My Back (The Iraq EP)
27. Adult Boys Thunderband – Mothers Love Me (Abducted Again)

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Episode 193: aired 09.20.2014

[Playlist] Ajax Diner Book Club – 9/8/14 – KRFC Ft. Collins CO

R.L. Burnside “Going Down South” from A Ass Pocket of Whiskey

Black Keys “Brooklyn Bound” from The Big Come Up

Frank Black and the Catholics “Nadine” from Nadine

Shane Sweeney “Legion” from The Finding Time

Jenny Owen Youngs “Last Person” from An Unwavering Band of Light

Billy Joe Shaver “The Git Go” from Long In the Tooth

Lucero “The Last Song” from Live From Atlanta

Devil Makes Three “Old Number Seven” from Devil Makes Three

Kierston White “Happy Noon Beers” from Don’t Write Love Songs

John Moreland “Nobody Gives A Damn About Songs Anymore” from In The Throes

Deer Tick “Unwed Fathers” from Broken Hearts and Dirty Windows

[Playlist] Ninebullets Radio – 08.16.2014 – 88.5FM WMNF Tampa

Local talent and female fronted bands are heavily featured on this show. Some other bad ass shit too so put your ears on the archive of the show.

Below is the playlist for August 0916, 2014 [Artist – Song (Album)]

01. Drag The River – Old Sad Songs
02. Valerie June – Workin’ Woman Blues (Pushin’ Against A Stone)
03. Becky Warren – Off My Back (The Iraq EP)
04. Kierston White – Alcohol (Don’t Write Love Songs)
05. Lucero – Drink Till We’re Gone (Live From Atlanta)
06. Big Shoals – Skipping Stones (Still Go On)
07. Joseph Huber – Two Tongued Swear (The Hanging Road)
08. Willie Nelson – Hard to Be an Outlaw (Band Of Brothers)
09. Jason Isbell – Elephant (Southeastern)
10. Andrew Combs – Month Of Bad Habits
11. John R Miller – M.O.T.E. (Service Engine)
12. Matt Woods – Sunshine (Broken Strings & Beer Specials)
13. American Aquarium – Casualties (Burn.Flicker.Die)
14. The Wind + The Wave – Raising Hands Raising Hell Raise ‘Em High (From The Wreckage)
15. St. Paul and the Broken Bones – Half the City (Half The City)
16. Nikki Lane – Right Time (All Or Nothin’)
17. NQ Arbuckle – Hospitals (Future Happens Anyway)
18. The Gaslight Anthem – Rollin’ & Tumblin’ (Get Hurt)
19. The Holy Ghost Electric Show – Surprise (The Great American Holy Ghost Electric Show)
20. Glossary – save your money for the weekend (Feral Fire)
21. Those Crosstown Rivals – Six Strings (Hell and Back)
22. Arliss Nancy – Troubadour (Wild American Runners)
23. Benjamin Booker – Wicked Waters (Benjamin Booker)
24. The Woolly Bushmen – Screamin’ ana’ Shoutin’ (Sky Bosses)
25. Dos Ringos – Long Time (Dos Ringos)
26. John Moreland – Gospel (In The Throes)
27. Micah Schnabel – American Static (When The Stage Lights Dim)
28. Roadkill Ghost Choir – Down & Out
29. Sturgill Simpson – Living The Dream (Metamodern Sounds In Country Music)
30. Parker Millsap – Truck Stop Gospel (Parker Millsap)

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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.

Episode 188: aired 08.16.2014

[Playlist] Ninebullets Radio – 08.02.2014 – 88.5FM WMNF Tampa

Brand new Benjamin Booker, Gaslight Anthem, Justin Townes Earle and a Johnny Cash song you’ve likely never heard. Need I type more? Put your ears on the archive of the show.

Below is the playlist for August 02, 2014 [Artist – Song (Album)]

01. Violent Femmes – Country Death Song (Hallowed Ground)
02. Johnny Cash – Down the Line (Unearthed Box Set)
03. Matt Woods – Real Hard Times (With Love From Brushy Mountain)
04. Dos Ringos – Long Time (Dos Ringos)
05. Adia Victoria – Stuck in the South (Stuck In The South)
06. Justin Payne – Gettin’ By (No Place Lower Than High)
07. Hellbound Glory – Why Take The Pain (Old Highs and New Lows)
08. American Aquarium – Casualties (Burn.Flicker.Die.)
09. First Aid Kit – My Silver Lining (Stay Gold)
10. Caleb Caudle – Countdown (Paint Another Layer On My Heart)
11. The Gaslight Anthem – Stay Vicious (Get Hurt)
12. Root Jack – 30 Days (In The Pines)
13. The Great Unknowns – Homefront (Homefront)
14. Benjamin Booker – Wicked Waters (Benjamin Booker)
15. Shovels & Rope – Evil (Swimmin’ Time)
16. Willie Nelson – The Git Go (feat. Jamey Johnson) (Band Of Brothers)
17. Justin Townes Earle – Time Shows Fools (Single Mothers)
18. Kierston White – Alcohol
19. Have Gun Will Travel – Asa Dalton (Postcards From The Friendly City)
20. Travis LaBrel – Stage Lights (Gas, Food and Bed)
21. The Takers – Friends In Bottles (Taker Easy)
22. Lucero – Texas & Tennessee (Live From Atlanta)
23. Edward David Anderson – Son of a Plumber (Lies & Wishes)
24. Joe Pug – Speak Plainly Diana (Messenger)
25. Nikki Lane – Wild One (All Or Nothin’)
26. Uncle Tupelo – Whiskey Bottle (No Depression)
27. Bill Eberle – Memphis (Bill Eberle)
28. Parker Millsap – Old Time Religion (Parker Millsap)
29. Andrew Combs – Month Of Bad Habits
30. Michael Claytor – My Trepasses (My Trespasses)

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Episode 187: aired 08.02.2014

Playlist – Ajax Diner Book Club 7/28/14 KRFC Ft. Collins CO

I took last week off from the podcast but I tried to come back with a strong and diverse mix of songs that will make you think, dance, smile and cry. Let me know if it worked.

Iron & Wine “Upward Over The Mountains” from The Creek Drank the Cradle

The Low Anthem “Apothecary Love” from Smart Flesh

Townes Van Zandt “My Proud Mountains” from Our Mother The Mountain

Hooten Hallers “One More Heavy Mile” from Chillicothe Fireball

Sharon Jones and The Dap Kings “100 Days 100 Nights” from 100 Days 100 Nights

Black Joe Lewis  “Come To My Party” from Electric Slave

Alabama Shakes “Hold On” from Alabama Shakes EP

Cory Branan “Meantime Blues” from No Hit Wonder

Blue Mountain “Mountain Girl” from Dog Days

Kierston White “Alcohol” from Don’t Write Love Songs

Uncle Tupelo “I Got Drunk” from 89/93 An Anthology

Billy Joe Shaver “The Git Go” from Long In the Tooth

Caleb Caudle “Missing Holidays” from Paint Another Layer On My Heart

KIERSTON WHITE – DON'T WRITE LOVE SONGS

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Don’t Write Love Songs, the debut album by Oklahoma based artist Kierston White, is a stunning, fully realized, remarkably confident, tour de force. White’s masterful interpretation of American Roots music transcends the genre and becomes something wholly unique and exquisite. I’ve had this record on constant rotation since it’s release and I can affirm to one and all that Don’t Write Love Songs is, most assuredly, Essential Listening.

The album’s centerpiece is White’s gorgeous, inviting, vocals. Rarely, have I heard a singer with a voice that simultaneously channels such vulnerability and resolve, strength and catharsis. My friend who listened to the album told me White’s voice reminds her of a fine scotch, smooth and rich but with edge and a bit of bite. I fully agree (and wish I had thought of the analogy). White uses her voice to great effect by singing her songs just a bit behind the beat, creating a heightened sense of urgency and intimacy. Ms. White is a young lady but she sings with an authority and maturity well beyond her years.

“Alcohol” is the excellent first track on the album and lead single. It’s a song about the questionable decisions we make and will continue to make; as long as there is a friendly face behind the bar willing to serve us another round. Big Star” is a terrific, upbeat, vaguely Irish sounding tune, with band member Elizabeth Forsythe playing some of the finest fiddle I’ve heard. “Big Star” is reminiscent of the acoustic, joyful, songs that Chuck Ragan does so well. Mid-tempo,country-song “Warren” has one of my favorite lyrics on the record:

I do consider myself a good person even in your bad situations/ And I do love you with the strength of a curse through my best and your worst intentions.

My favorite track “Ride On” is a mournful ballad of loss and struggle with a haunting chorus. It’s the only track on the album where White loses the defiance and resolve and instead sings with resignation and anguished weariness for most of the song. Yet when White hits that last chorus she sings with such conviction, such yearning, as if she is trying to undo the mistakes of the past with the very power and resoluteness of her voice. I wouldn’t be surprised if she succeeded. “Ride On” is a chilling and brilliant song.

The production by Samantha Crain on Don’t Write Love Songs is flawless, creating the feeling of White and her band mates performing live in your living room for your very own private house show. Whether conjuring a sense of sitting by a fireplace in a mountain cabin as the snow piles up outside, or strolling the French Quarter after a summer rain, there is a sense of warmth and bittersweet intimacy that permeates and radiates from Don’t Write Love Songs. The subtle melodies of the songs reward repeated listens but White’s voice captivates immediately. I highly recommend Ms. White’s excellent debut. Don’t Write Love Songs may very well be my favorite album of 2014 and is Essential Listening.

Alcohol
Warren
Ride On

Don’t Write Love Songs can be purchased on Amazon or iTunes. You can stream on Spotify. Kierston White’s website can be found here.

Playlist – Ajax Diner Book Club 7/7/14 KRFC Ft. Collins CO

Oh what fun I had playing these songs. I hope you have fun listening to them.

 

Southern Bitch “Don’t You Think It’s Time” from Snake In The Grass

Paul Westerberg “Knock It Right Out” from Mono

Drive-by Truckers “Why Henry Drinks” from Alabama Ass Whoopin’

Audra Mae “Ne’er Do Wells” from Audra Mae & the Almighty Sound

Sparklers “New, Used, Vintage” from Crying At The Low Bar

4H Royalty “Virtues, Spices & Liquors” from Where UFOs Go To Die

Charlie Parr “Gospel Plow” from Keep Your Hands On The Plow

Hold Steady “Stuck Between Stations” from Boys and Girls of America

Anna Tivel “One Thousand & One” from Before Machines

Kris Kristofferson “I Got A Life Of My Own” from Songs Of Kristofferson

Hard Working Americans “Blackland Farmer” from Hard Working Americans

Kierston White “Happy Noon Beers” from Don’t Write Love Songs

Lucero “On My Way Downtown” from Women and Work