What is it about Washington and alt. country women? Washington is hardly a place that conjures up images of heartland twang but maybe there's something in those apples.
My favorite cd of 2008 was from an incredibly talented young lady named Star Anna from Ellensburg, WA. Since then we've had fabulous releases from Neko Case, Sera Cahoone and Laura Gibson - all Washingtonians. Now Seattle native Zoe Muth has self-released what has to be one of the best CD's of 2009.
It's her and her band's (The Lost High Rollers) self-tittled debut release. It's an ode to country from a bygone era. It's simple yet unbelievably beautiful. If you like Patsy Cline or Loretta Lynn and would love to have a contemporary version of their music this is it. I don't think it'll be an easy disc to find so best bet is to ask her personally on www.myspace.com/zoemuth I promise you won't be disappointed.
Till Next Week
Song - Artist - Album
Bottles On The Bar - Bill Noonan - The Man That I Can't Be
Houston, TX - Deer Tick - Born on Flag Day
Tell My Mother I Miss Her So - Ryan Bingham & The Dead Horses - Roadhouse Sun
5 Days In May - Blue Rodeo - Five Days In July
The Truth & Love - Brian Ledford - The Truth And Love
Easy To Undo - The Spindles - The Enclosed I.P.O.
Trust Jesus - Slobberbone - Everything You Thought Was Right Was Wrong Today
Someday - The BoDeans - Outside Looking In
Ballad Of Henry & Jimmy - Paul Burch - Still Your Man
Vacant Stare - Vic Ruggiero - Something In My Blindspot
Bread and Water - Railroad Earth - The Good Life
If You Leave Me - The Hot Club Of Cowtown - Wishful Thinking
You Done Me Wrong - The Sweetback Sisters - Chicken Ain't Chicken
You Only Believe Me When I'm Lying - Zoe Muth - Zoe Muth & The Lost High Rollers
Wagon Wheel - Old Crow Medicine Show - O.C.M.S.
Roll On - Son Volt - American Central Dust
Strictly Rule - Vetiver - Tight Knit
Greencastle Blues - Todd Snider - The Excitement Plan
I Got Loaded - Los Lobos - How Will the Wolf Survive?
A Ramblin' Man Is a Ramblin' Man - Steep Canyon Rangers - Lovin' Pretty Women
Righteously - Lucinda Williams - World Without Tears
Carney Man - Cross Canadian Ragweed - Carney
Darlin - Austin Lucas - The Common Cold
She's So Fine - Charlie Robison - Beautiful Day
Everyday Is a Winding Road (Live) - Sheryl Crow - Sessions@AOL - EP
Broke Down Engine - Damon Fowler Group - Tales of Drink and Debauchery
Burgundy Red - Tim Easton - Porcupine