sharing the wealth


    Over the past several weeks, I’ve accumulated some new music — either in actuality or by listening and watching online — so I thought I would pass a few of the gems along since I haven’t done that in awhile. I’ll start with the newest: The Decemberists and “Rise to Me” from their new CD, The King Is Dead.

    Justin Townes Earle, who has the distinction of being both Steve Earle’s son and Townes Van Zandt’s namesake, has a great record called Harlem River Blues. This is the title track.

    Sara Watkins was a member of Nickel Creek, plays a mean fiddle, and even hosted A Prairie Home Companion a couple of weeks ago. I don’t own her new self-titled record, but here’s “Too Much.”

    Another Sarah, whose last name is Jarosz, does some picking and singing of her own. Her new CD is called Song Up In Her Head. Here is her cover of Tom Waits’ “Come On Up to the House.”

    Robert Plant’s latest project is Band Of Joy, which was produced by Buddy Miller and has Patty Griffin singing in said band. Here is “Angel Dance.”

    Last, but not least, is a CD I know about because of Julie, our former foster daughter. Here is the Zac Brown Band with “Sic ’em on a Chicken” from The Foundation, which should keep your toes tapping and your face smiling for the rest of the day.



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