@@@ Trout Steak Revival: Brighter Every Day (Trout Steak Revival, 2015). Upbeat string/folk music that I got to after I got a PR email about them heading into the studio. I don’t really care about that but I’m checking out this 2015 effort. Beautiful harmonizing, upright bass, acoustic guitar and uplifting lyrics. The second tune opens up with the line ‘the good is getting better and the best is yet to come’ so that’s an example of the vibe they’re kicking. It’s a tad too upbeat for my tastes but I’m a downer fuck so check these guys out if you’re looking for encouraging roots music.
@@@ Terra Lightfoot: Every Time My Mind Runs Wild (Sonic Unyon, 2016) A roots/blues record off this week’s CFUV weekly email. The first tune opens up with some really nice guitar work and a loose feel to the tune. It’s not super messy as it also has a ’70s FM rock feel to it as well. The second tune takes the energy up a notch but uses the same formula. Dang that was the third tune, damn you interwebz. The second tune is more poppy but not too much. This is a pretty produced record with a lot of background vocal arrangements. I’m on the fourth tune and I really like the guitar player and the singer a tad less. This is pretty good music for non-adventurous rock listeners who want something both familiar and new.
@@@ Whitney Rose: South Texas Suite EP (Six Shooter Records, 2017) We’re going to stick with the roots music for our last listen of the day. This is a country record but it’s got a whole lotta Mexican music influence and that really is good for me. This first tune sports an accordion and I’m a self-professed sucker for accordions. Also a very nice nylon string guitar solo going on here. Let’s check out more of this EP. I’m on the third tune and I dig the guitar player. The lyrics are a bit too cute for my taste but a lot of folks don’t listen to lyrics. This third tune has the most energy (clipped below) so start with this one and move on from there.
YTD recordings listened to: 148
Good music, not recommended for purchase: 81
Not good music: 46
Honorable Mentions: 1
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