Tupelo Honey Playlist 1/24/12

2012 has just begun and I'm already in love with two new releases. The first is The Great Unknowns belated sophomore release Homefront. In 2003 the band recorded a disc in the basement of their college dorm and handed it out to friends. One of those discs ended up the hands of Indigo Girls Amy Ray. She thought so highly of it she released it on her own label and asked the band to open for her on their next tour. After the tour the four college friends all went in different directions and never cut another album. Until now. The reunion appears to be partially fueled by the front-woman Becky Warren's divorce of her husband and a need to pen songs. Great album, check it out.

The other 2012 release I'm drooling over is Afie Jurvanen's sophomore release Barchords. Afie records under the name Bahamas (I still have no idea why a Canadian with Finnish heritage would chose a Caribbean title). Afie plays piano and guitar for the band Feist so Bahamas is his moonlight job. I loved his first solo release and love this one even better. Check it out: Bahamas - Barchords

Till Next Week

Artist - Song - Album

The Only Sons - Warning You - American Stranger
Lucinda Williams - Car Wheels On A Gravel Road - Car Wheels On A Gravel Road
Orbo and the Longshots - All Kinds of Blue - Prairie Sun
Big Sandy & His Fly-Rite Boys - The Great State Of Misery - Turntable Matinee
Dwight Yoakam - Rapid City, South Dakota - Pearls In The Snow: The Songs Of Kinky Friedman
The Concretes - Back for Good - Guilt By Association 
Anders Osborne - Greasy Money - Living Room
Ryan Adams - Dirty Rain - Ashes & Fire
J. Scott Hinkle - Fall Down 7, Stand Up 8 - Blueridge Martini
Ox - Out On the Weekend - Tuco
Blue Mountain - My Wicked, Wicked Ways - Tales of a Traveler
Amos Lee - Sweet Pea - Supply and Demand
Rebekah Pulley & The Reluctant Prophets - Watching You Go - Back To Boogaloo
The Deep Dark Woods - Virginia - The Place I Left Behind

The Byrds - You Ain't Going Nowhere - The Byrds
Brown Bird - Thunder & Lightning - Salt For Salt
Bob Livingston - Country & Western Swing - Gypsy Alibi
Kitty Daisy & Lewis - Don't Make A Fool Out Of Me - Smoking In Heaven
John Mellencamp - No Better Than This - No Better Than This
Richmond Fontaine - The Mechanic's Life - The High Country
The Wood Brothers - When I Was Young - Smoke Ring Halo
Reed Foehl - Goodbye World - Once An Ocean
The Great Unknowns - A Bad Way - Homefront
Kelly Pardekooper - Forgotten - Yonder
Bahamas - Time and Time Again - Barchords
Patterson Hood - Uncle Disney - Killers and Stars
Katya Chorover - Little Bird - Big Big Love
Great American Taxi - Gonna Make A Record - Paradise Lost

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