Feb 252014
 

Another fundraiser came and another fundraiser went. Ninebullets Radio continued it’s unbroken streak of making it’s goals once again. All credit to that goes to you guys. So. Thank you! As is tradition, the show after the fundraiser is heavy on listener requests and you guys did a kick ass job. So, grab 2 hours and drop your earholes on the archive of the show.

Below is the playlist for February 22, 2014 [Artist - Song (Album)]

01. Kasey Anderson and The Honkies – Some Depression (Let The Bloody Moon Rise)
02. American Aquarium – Burn.Flicker.Die. (Burn.Flicker.Die)
03. Todd Farrell – Pawnshops (All My Heroes Live In Vans)
04. Arliss Nancy – Failure (Simple Machines)
05. Sturgill Simpson – Living The Dream (Metamodern Sounds In Country Music)
06. Big Shoals – 12 Steps (Still Go On)
07. Have Gun Will Travel – Take Me Home, Alice (Fiction, Fact or Folktale?)
08. Jason Isbell – Elephant (Southeastern)
09. Matt Woods – Lucero Song (upcoming album)
10. Hackensaw Boys – Oh, Girl (Look Out)
11. St. Paul and the Broken Bones – Broken Bones & Pocket Change (Half The City)
12. Valerie June – Wanna Be On Your Mind (Pushin’ Against A Stone)
13. Lake Street Dive – Bad Self Portraits (Bad Self Portraits)
14. Crow’s Share – Mighty Stitch (Crow’s Share)
15. Psalmships – Red Bird (Songs For A Red Bird)
16. Two Cow Garage – The Death of the Self Preservation Society (The Death of the Self Preservation Society)
17. Those Crosstown Rivals – Six Strings (Hell and Back)
18. Alone At 3am – Four More Beers (Alone At 3am/The Garrison Split EP)
19. Lydia Loveless – Wine Lips (Somewhere Else)
20. Chuck Ragan – Non Typical (Till Midnight)
21. Pretty Boy Thorson & the Falling Angels – Get Along (An Uneasy Peace)
22. Jon Snodgrass – Campaign Song (Tristate Record)
23. Dexateens – Pistol Totin’ Man (Red Dust Rising)
24. Jeff German & the Blankety Blanks – Apology With Every Song (12 Rounds)
25. Tyler Childers and High Wall – Shake The Frost (Live at Red Barn Radio)
26. Possessed By Paul James – 38 Year Old Cocktail Waitress (There Will Be Nights When I Am Lonely)
27. Otis Gibbs – Cozmina (Souvenirs Of A Misspent Youth)
28. Scott H Biram – Slow & Easy (There Will Be Blood)

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Episode 164: aired 02.22.2014

Jan 232014
 

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There Will Be Nights When I’m Lonely is my first significant foray into Possessed By Paul James’ music. I asked around to more veteran ears to see how they thought it compared to his earlier work and the consensus seemed to be that this album was his most accessible, not necessarily the most polished, though maybe, but the one that was most easiest to latch on to. So if you’ve only listened to PPJ in passing it’s time to give the music some serious attention. There Will Be Nights… is Essential Listening.

The opening five seconds of “Hurricane,” the lead-off song, could be described as abrasive fiddle yet very quickly the fiddle reaches a beautiful wailing before sliding effortlessly into a crescendo of enthusiastic ecstasy that lasts, despite the often lyrical lapses into the grave elements of life, throughout the entirety of the album. Musically there is a joy that perpetuates throughout sad times and happy days within these eleven songs. I’m a huge fan of The Staples Singers and find the desperation with which they sing their gospel songs to be riveting and life-affirming. There Will Be Nights... feels like a white-folks revival album, the kind of revival that could turn me from a sinner to a man living on the righteous path. “Songs We Used To Sing” most exemplifies The Staples Singers influence and I would pay good money to hear PPJ and Mavis Staple work up a version of this song.

One of the most impressive elements of this album is that it is entirely possible to listen passively and soak up the message of the music. Musically each song reinforces a belief in a higher power, while lyrically even the hardest moments of life are appreciated. This idea is most apparent in the chorus of “Heavy.” “This life can get heavy/oh so heavy/sometimes” is sung in a way that I visualize PPJ pulling away from the mic as he sings and the effect is the words almost feel like a blessing or thanksgiving for the hard times.

If you’ve read anything about this record you’ve probably heard that PPJ plays the fiddle, banjo, guitar and viola throughout the record, an impressive feat. Yet his vocal delivery is as important in capturing the emotion in the music as any instrument. Lyrically there are no stoic lines, yet there is not a single trite phrase. Gospel music, and I do consider this gospel, relies on accessible language and PPJ follows suit without falling into greeting-card phrases or sentiments. What this album is about and what I’m trying to say can all be found in “Sweet But Bitter Life.” It’s one of my favorite songs from the past year and causes chills and raised fists almost every time I hear it.

Essential Listening. No doubt.

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Life

Nov 102013
 

For the firs time ever we took the show on the road this weekend. It was weird and I was a little uncomfortable but the music was spot on. So, locate a free 2 hours and put some earholes on the archive of the show.

Below is the playlist for November 09, 2013 [Artist - Song (Album)]

01. Sunday Valley – All The Pretty Colors (To The Wind and On To Heaven)
02. White Trash Blues Revival – She Don’t Care (Now Honey, Now Baby, Now Listen…)
03. Husky Burnette – Highway 41 (Tales From East End Blvd.)
04. Scott H. Biram – Sinkin’ Down (Something’s Wrong/Lost Forever)
05. McDougall – Ready, Begin (A Few Towns More)
06. Lincoln Durham – Beautifully Sewn, Violently Torn (Exodus of the Deemed Unrighteous)
07. The Dexeteens – Sunsphere (Sunsphere EP)
08. John Moreland & The Dust Bowl Souls – Low (Everything the Hard Way)
09. Valerie June – Wanna Be On Your Mind (Pushin’ Against A Stone)
10. Drive By Truckers – My Sweet Annette (Decoration Day)
11. Chuck Ragan – Nomad by Fate (Covering Ground)
12. Todd Farrell – My Currency is Doubt (All My Heroes Live In Vans)
13. Chris Knight – Nothing On Me (Little Victories)
14. The Fox Hunt – i’ll drink cheap (Long Way To Go)
15. Tim Barry – (Memento Mori) (28th & Stonewall)
16. Frank Turner – Photosynthesis (Last Minutes & Lost Evenings)
17. Possessed By Paul James – Sweet But Bitter Life (There WIll Be Nights When I Am Lonely)
18. Arliss Nancy – Benjamin (Wild American Runners)
19. Lucero – The Closer You Get (High Cotton)
20. Andrew Combs – Emily
21. I Can Lick Any Sonofabitch in the House – Mayberry (Mayberry)
22. Have Gun Will Travel – Standing at the End of the World (Fiction, Fact or Folktale?)
23. Two Cow Garage – Hey Cinderella (Death of the Self Preservation Society)
24. The Builders And The Butchers – Dirt In The Ground (Western Medicine)
25. Brother Paul – Never Ending Dream (Brother Paul)
26. Matt Woods – Deadman’s Blues
27. Sallie Ford & The Sound Outside – Do Me Right (Untamed Beast)
28. Austin Lucas – So Much More Than Lonely (Stay Reckless)
29. The Vansaders – End of the Line (Stuck In New York City)
30. Drag The River – History With History (Drag The River)
31. The Whiskey Gentry – Holly Grove (Holly Grove)
32. Hellbound Glory – The Feud

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Episode 149: aired 11.09.2013

Oct 212013
 

Probably one of my favorite shows I’ve done this year. So, try and find 2 hours for a listen to the archive of the show.

Below is the playlist for October 19, 2013 [Artist - Song (Album)]

01. James Keyes – Darkness Come Creeping (The Middle)
02. The Gourds – Gin and Juice (Shinebox)
03. The Whiskey Gentry – Colly Davis (Holly Grove)
04. The Urbane Cowboys – 30 days (Only Truth Tonight)
05. Possessed By Paul James – Sweet But Bitter Life (There Will Be Nights When I Am Lonely)
06. The Wells – I Had a Dream, Jesse
07. Have Gun Will Travel – Take Me Home, Alice (Fiction, Fact or Folktale?)
08. Todd Farrell – Pawnshops
09. Truckstop Darlin’ – Sad Sweet Songs (Hope and The Heart It Breaks)
10. American Aquarium – Saturday Nights (Burn.Flicker.Die)
11. Big Shoals – 12 Steps
12. The Bean Pickers – warrior (Potlatch)
13. Brett Detar – Too Free To Live (single)
14. Drag The River – The Other Side of OK (Drag The River)
15. Arliss Nancy – Vonnegut (Wild American Runners)
16. Lucero – The Other Side of Lonesome (Texas & Tennessee)
17. Dan Bern – Wasteland (Dan Bern)
18. Lissie – Mountaintop Removal (Back To Forever)
19. The Gaslight Anthem – Even Cowgirls Get The Blues (The ’59 Sound)
20. Becky Warren – Off My Back (The Iraq War EP)
21. Drive-By Truckers – Women Without Whiskey (Southern Rock Opera)
22. Jeff German & the Blankety Blanks – Apology With Every Song (12 Rounds)
23. Matt Woods – Deadman’s Blues
24. Jason Isbell – Elephant (Southeastern)
25. Two Cow Garage – My Great Gatsby (Sweet Saint Me)
26. Left Lane Cruiser – Paralyze Ya (Rock Them Back To Hell)
27. R.E.M. – Orange Crush (Green)

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Episode 146: aired 10.19.2013

Dec 202012
 

My dad built a guitar.
Shortly after finishing it he got really sick
and on December 02, 2012, he died.
Now, I try and get people to play the guitar.
You can read the whole story here.y

Back in October Konrad Wert of Possessed By Paul James was kind enough to sit down and record what is, too date, probably my favorite session with Dad’s guitar. It’s so authentic. Trust me. Press play.

POSSESSED BY PAUL JAMES – SHOULD’VE KNOWN BETTER

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