Bolachas Now Playing

#253: Jerry David DeCicca, “The Unlikely Optimist…”

Bolachas Now Playing, a new music Spotify playlist, updated every Wednesday.

Almost a decade after the last The Black Swans release, frontman Jerry David DeCicca keeps putting out great solo albums. Which are not strictly solo, if you look at the cast of musicians enlisted here, a list that includes the legendary Augie Meyers (of the Texas Tornados and the Sir Douglas Quintet). The result is an instrumentally rich set of Americana songs that are probably your best introduction to DeCicca’s work as a songwriter.

This week, we have new tracks by Kacy & Clayton & Marlon WilliamsThe Weather StationSharon Van EttenSteady HolidayJane WeaverOhmmeSUUNS & Jerusalem In My HeartViagra BoysWoodsJeremy IveyCordovasLanghorne Slim, Family Jordan, James Ellis and the Jealous GuysThe Slim KingsElvis PerkinsKevin MorbyJulia Jacklin, Desure, Le Ren, Julie Byrne, The Orchestra of CardboardTomberlinPearl CharlesHoly Motors, and Jennifer Castle.

Bolachas Now Playing, 41/2020 (#253):

Kacy & Clayton and Marlon Williams – I Wonder Why
The Weather Station – Robber
Sharon Van Etten – Let Go
Steady Holiday – Living Life
Jane Weaver – The Revolution Of Super Visions
Ohmme – Mine
SUUNS – BREATHE (feat. Jerusalem In My Heart)
Viagra Boys – Ain’t Nice
Woods – Midnight Moment
Jeremy Ivey – How It Has To Be
Cordovas – Destiny
Jerry David DeCicca – Coffee Black
Jerry David DeCicca – Country Cookie
Langhorne Slim – Mighty Soul
Family Jordan – Big Grass
James Ellis and the Jealous Guys – Sixteen Hours
The Slim Kings – Soldier On
Elvis Perkins – Sing Sing
Kevin Morby – Valley
Julia Jacklin – to Perth, before the border closes
Desure – On Me (feat. Nikki Lane)
Le Ren – It’s Time I Played a Love Song
Julie Byrne – Love’s Refrain (feat. Jefre Cantu-Ledesma)
Orchestra of Cardboard – My Fuzzy Mind (feat. Jolie Holland)
Tomberlin – Sin
Pearl Charles – Take Your Time
Holy Motors – Midnight Cowboy
Jennifer Castle – Veins