Surprise, surprise, surprise!
I was digging around the new release box at the station and decided to give Danny Barnes new disc a listen.
Barnes has been doing his own unique take on the banjo/bluegrass thing for longer then I can remember. I liked some of the stuff he did when he fronted the Bad Livers, but his solo stuff, while interesting, has always left me wondering if I missed the musical portion of the show. Not so with his new release Pizza Box.
My jaw hit the floor when the first song came on and by the end of the CD my tongue was down there too. Absolutely one of the best discs of the year, every track on it is an utter joy to hear. Danny Boy, you my friend have just released one helluva CD!
Till Next Week
Song - Artist - Album
Down By The River - Mac McAnally - Down By The River
Sparta, TN - Danny Barnes - Pizza Box
Tell Me Mama - Kieran Kane - Somewhere Beyond The Roses
Lodi - Jeffrey Foucault - Stripping Cane
Walk of a Gurl - Preston School of Industry - Monsoon
You Ain't Goin' Nowhere - Bob Dylan - The Essential Bob Dylan
Empire - Trampled By Turtles - Duluth
My Old Drunk Friend - Freakwater - Feels Like the Third Time
Kissing Abilene Goodbye - Jesse Dayton - Raisin' Cain
Dixie - Gill Landry - The Ballad of Lawless Soirez
New York City 23rd Of July - Toni Price - Hey
Time Of The Preacher - Willie Nelson - Red Headed Stranger
Good To Be Alive - The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band - Speed Of Life
Singing Joy To The World - Fruit Bats - The Ruminant Band
Texas Lost Highway - Michael Fracasso - Red Dog Blues
Wagon Wheel - Old Crow Medicine Show - O.C.M.S.
The Valley Town - Elliott Brood - Mountain Meadows
Inn Town - Whiskeytown - Strangers Almanac
Paradise - John Fogerty - The Blue Ridge Rangers Rides Again
Joe Citizen Blues - Son Volt - Okemah and the Melody of Riot
New Tattoo - Ana Egge - Road To My Love
Bone - Danny Barnes - Pizza Box
Little Pony And The Great Big Horse - Drive-By Truckers - The Fine Print
One More Day - King Johnson - Hot Fish Laundry Mat
Frozen Car - The Hobo Nephews Of Uncle Frank - The Hobo Nephews of Uncle Frank
A Long, Long Time - Buddy & Julie Miller - Written In Chalk
Mother Road - Old Californio - Westering Again
Drinkin' To You - The Red Stick Ramblers - My Suitcase Is Always Packed