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

ROBYN LUDWICK – OUT OF THESE BLUES

I know a lot of people slag on twitter. They think it’s a place for people to talk about their meal or about the fact that they’re taking a shit. A place for people to indulge in their narcissism. Personally, I feel like that’s a perfect description of Facebook. For my money, I’ve found Twitter to be infinitely more informative, thought provoking and useful than I’ve ever seen Facebook be. Now, before I turn this into a “my view on social media” diatribe, this all comes up because Ms. Robyn Ludwick is another in a long list of artists that probably never would have shown up here on 9B had it not been for me reading about them somewhere on Twitter. So sign up and follow me, and before this post becomes any more of a Twitter commercial let’s talk about her new album, Out Of These Blues.

I played this album for my wife over the weekend and she was, at best, lukewarm on it. “It’s a little too country for me. I need a little more rock in my twang” were her exact words. For me, I friggin’ love the album. It tickles that same spot that listening to Gillian Welch does, but she does it with a much more accessible sound. While Robyn is firmly planted in country vocally, musically the album has a lot of soul elements mixed in.

I almost feel like trying to talk about this album from any viewpoint other than personal taste is gonna be so far above my pay grade and writing education level I need not try, so I’ll just type from a personal point of view for a moment…..

I mentioned Gillian Welch on purpose in this article. A lot of people writing about this album are comparing it to Lucinda Williams. I like Lucinda well enough. I love her song (not album) Car Wheels On A Gravel Road, but the rest of her material, personally, I could take or leave. Gillian on the other hand, to me, has yet to do wrong. And, granted, this might be Ludwick’s first album, but it has 10 keepers on it, and as a result I’m gonna deem it Essential Listening. So check it out, and don’t let my wife’s comment freak you out too much. I mean, it’s country, but it ain’t Iris Dement country.

Robyn Ludwick – Hollywood
Robyn Ludwick – For You Baby
Robyn Ludwick – New Orleans

Robyn Ludwick’s Official Site, Robyn Ludwick on Facebook, Buy Out Of These Blues