So yesterday was one of those LONG days – starting at Lippincott in the morning and ending at Target at 11:30! The iPod on the way to and from Target was set on shuffle and recently added. Oh by the way it does no good to put the iPod on random shuffle on the way to Lippincott because the trip to work is probably less than 4 minutes, if you hit the lights! Now to Target the trip is a whole 12 minutes which gives you time from a few songs! Here’s the round trip six pack!!
1 “What the Other Man Won’t Do” – The Atomic Duo – Broadsides. This is an album that’s been on the iPod this week two guys from Austin who play “old timey music with some good socially relevant lyrics. I’ll hopefully write more later but let’s just say they’re good!
2. “Some Other Creek” – Bill Evans – In Good Company – This is amother album that’s been in rotation this week. it got a good listen yesterday on the way to a job site. It’s full of some great pickin’ and singin’ Bill Evans is an internationally recognized banjo player. From his website:
Since the 1980’s, Bill has been in the center of the progressive bluegrass/new acoustic music movement, beginning with his Charlottesville, Virginia based band Cloud Valley, which included bassist extraordinaire Missy Raines and New Mexico mandolin virtuoso Steve Smith. Over three decades of touring, Bill has appeared with David Grisman, Peter Rowan, The Contribution (members of String Cheese Incident, Railroad Earth and New Monsoon), Tony Trischka, the De Pue Brothers Band, Dry Branch Fire Squad, Los Cenzontles, Mike Seeger, Hazel Dickens & Alice Gerrard, Laurie Lewis, Jim Hurst, Lynn Morris, Robin and Linda Williams, Kathy Kallick, Alan Munde, Don Rigsby, Bluegrass Intentions, Due West, Megan Lynch and the Bill Evans String Summit (featuring Scott Nygaard, Tashina & Tristan Clarridge and Michael Witcher).
Artists who are the Good Company on the album include:
The Infamous Stringdusters, Tim O’Brien, Joy Kills Sorrow, Darol Anger, Cindy Browne Rosefield, Tashina & Tristan Clarridge, Stuart Duncan, Corey Evans, Matt Flinner, David Grier, Rob Ickes, Dominic Leslie, Laurie Lewis, Ned Luberecki, Mike Marshall, Todd Phillips and Missy Raines.
Ok that’s a pretty awesome list ! The album was deservedly, No. 1 on the Folk DJ list for May! More to come later!
3. “Red Dress” – The Bart Walker Band – Who I Am – from the guitarist of the year at the International Blues Challenge, one of my favorite songs on the album!
4. “Answer? Questions!” – Focus – Focus3 – Ok so I didn’t know Focus until I came across this CD listed on a list of the Top 25 Prog Rock albums of all time! Some great instrument music and this song is the longest and one of the best, some great flute!
5. “Alive and Well and Living In” – Jethro Tull – Benefit – now these guys i’ve know forever, well it just seems that way! What a great segway from one great flute to another!
6. “Elspeth of Nottingham” – Focus Focus3 and then back again!!
Here’s a little morning music from The Atomic Duo!