Two more hours of brand new music, this time with a focus on the incredible new album Jonathan Wilson has just put out. Apparently back to his “Frankie Ray” days of some more traditional Americana via Laurel Canyon songwriting, this a record that is going to keep us busy for months. What’s more: new songs by Nadia Reid, Courtney Marie Andrews, Talitha Ferri, Cabane, Matt Elliott, Arbouretum, Real Estate, Chase Weinacht, James Elkington, Doug Tuttle, Nicole Atkins, Dirty Projectors, Hailu Mergia, Skinshape, Lithics, Irma Vep, Diet Cig, Lucinda Williams, Lukas Nelson & Promise Of The Real, Chris Acker, Adam Green, Kevin Morby, Rose City Band, The Mastersons, Brandy Clark, Western Centuries, Luka Kuplowsky, Swamp Dogg, and Honey Harper.
It’s been ten years since Sarah Harmer last released a record. The Canadian singer-songwriter spent the last decade advocating for environmental rights, but she’s now back on track with an album that feels like a successor of her 2000 breakthrough, “You Were Here”. Folk-rock folks, please gather around here. Plus: new tracks by Willie Nelson, Samantha Crain, Jay Som, Ada Lea, Katie Von Schleicher, Lilly Hiatt, Trace Mountains, Real Estate, Spinning Coin, King Tuff, Six Organs of Admittance, Lee Ranaldo & Raül Refree, Califone, Oiseaux-Tempête, Agnes Obel, Katie Gately, Jessy Lanza, Grimes, Beatrice Dillon, Yves Tumor, Bib, No Age, Guided By Voices, and Josh Ritter.
Bolachas Now Playing, 12/2017 (#96):
Rodney Crowell – Forty Miles From Nowhere
Whitney – Gonna Hurry (As Slow as I Can)
Emperor X – Schopenhauer in Berlin
Real Estate – Serve the Song
Matthew Logan Vasquez – Old Ways
Broken Social Scene – Halfway Home
Louise Burns – Downtown Lights
Mary Ocher – To the Light
Johnny Flynn – The Night My Piano Upped and Died
Jake Xerxes Fussell – St. Brendan’s Isle
Jake Xerxes Fussell – Bells of Rhymney
Sam Amidon – Juma Mountain
RF Shannon – In the Wilds of My Mind
Laura Marling – Wild Once
Joan Shelley – Where I’ll Find You
Fenne Lily – Top to Toe
Aldous Harding – Imagining My Man
Tift Merritt’s Stitch of the World is our album of the week.