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Saturday, November 28, 2009

[FairRetailRecordings] #0046 -- Phil King & Daniel Stokes -- Atlantic City


A day late. The Flatcar Rattlers have a new CD out. If you're in Austin, you should be able to get it at Waterloo. For now, here's the Rattler's singer (Daniel) and guitar player (Phil) accompanied by Cale Thibodeaux on banjo covering the Boss' Atlantic City.

Artist: Phil King & Daniel Stokes [Flatcar Rattlers]
Venue: Jovita's

Support your local music scene.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Flatcar Rattlers Debut CD Release

The Flatcar Rattlers (myspace) are celebrating the release of their debut CD this coming Saturday at the Scoot Inn in east Austin. If you're around, go see them. They won't disappoint. If you want a preview, check out the video below or listen to their show from Jovita's this past July.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Friday, November 20, 2009

[FairRetailRecordings] #0044 -- Verlon Thompson -- If The Creek's Too Hight For Crossing

Another one from Verlon Thompson. This is from the Columbus Music Hall in 2004. I'm not sure if this is on any of his records or not...

Enjoy. And support your local music scene.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

The Best Of 2009...Live Shows In and Around ATX

2009 was a weird year. My wife and I joke about how strange (or insert your own adjective here) this year has been. As weird as it was with everything happening, the music in and around Austin was phenomenal.

I know there were more great shows we saw this year (especially SXSW) but here's the immediate list that comes to mind [links to audio of the shows provided where available].

Lew Card's Monday Songwriter Mixers @ The Mean Eyed Cat were a few of my favorites: 2009.04.06, 2009.05.04, 2009.06.01, 2009.11.02
Reid Wilson & His So-Called Friends w/ Earl Poole Ball @ The Mean Eyed Cat 2009.02.26
Corb Lund @ Threadgill's South 2009.09.29
Hayes Carll @
Threadgill's South 2009.05.24
The Devil Makes Three @ Lovejoy's 2009.03.18
Daddy @
Jovita's 2009.03.19
Mark Jungers & Chris Wall @
Patsy's 2009.03.19
AJ Roach, Nels Andrews & Friends @
Flipnotics 2009.06.05
Doug Moreland's Cattlelac's Calf Fry with Ryan Bingham, Corb Lund, Doug Moreland, Jesse Dayton & The Rustlanders 2009.09.26
The Gourds @ Threadgill's South 2009.10.03
Charlie Robison @
Our House Concert 2009.10.18

The Gourds @ Jovita's 2009.12.04 / 2009.12.05
Damon Bramblett @ The Mean Eyed Cat 2009.12.16

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Covers Of The Boss' Atlantic City

Since the first time I heard The Band's cover of Springsteen's Atlantic City, I was absolutely hooked on covers of that song. I love the song, the original from the Nebraska record, I mean, of course. But for some reason, I really love covers of this song. Unlike our list of songs that should cease to be covered, this one should be covered more.

Besides The Band, my other favorite cover of this song is by Hank III which is distinctly more (true) country than any of the other covers I've heard.

Anyway, I was out seeing Phil King and Daniel Stokes (of the Austin band Flatcar Rattlers) last night at Jovita's and they covered it. Never disappoints, this song.

Check out the whole recording here:

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

[FairRetailRecordings] #0043 -- Verlon Thompson -- Cato County


One of my favorite unsung songwriters is Verlon Thompson who's best known for being Guy Clark's sideman but who is a tremendous songwriter in his own right.  This recording comes to us courtesy of Joshua Cain.

Artist: Verlon Thompson
Date: 2009.02.27
Track: Cato County

Enjoy.  And support your local music scene.

Friday, November 13, 2009

[FairRetailRecordings] #0042 -- Slaid Cleaves -- Texas Top Hand


Here's another from the dusty back bins.  Slaid Cleaves with Michael O'Connor, Ivan Brown and Rick Richards perform a cover of Don Walser's "Texas Top Hand" from 2004 at the now sadly defunct Little Brother's in Columbus, Ohio.

Artist: Slaid Cleaves

Enjoy.  And support your local music scene.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Download Jonny Burke's New EP "The Long Haul" Free

If you liked the Dedringers, you're probably like me and disappointed they broke up earlier this year.  Well, despair no longer.  You can download former-Ringer Jonny Burke's new EP for free from the link below.  Burke's been on the road for a big chunk of 2009 opening for the likes of Ryan Bingham and James McMurtry.  So, maybe you've already seen him and know what a talent he is.  If not, grab a free taste here.

Might want to download this soon as I believe this is a limited time offer.  You probably have until the end of November or so.


Tuesday, November 10, 2009

[FairRetailRecordings] #0041 -- Charlie Robison -- My Brother And Me

Another one of Charlie Robison from the house concert. This is by far my favorite of his and Bruce's stuff. Glad he did it for us.

Enjoy. And support your local music scene.

Friday, November 6, 2009

[FairRetailRecordings] #0040 -- Charlie Robison -- Photograph

I was really impressed when Charlie Robison played our house concert a few weeks back. Attached, you can find him doing "Photograph".

Track: Photograph

Enjoy. And support your local music scene.