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Top albums of 2013

Posted December 29, 2013 By admin

Another year is coming to a close and it’s time to unveil my top albums of the year. It’s a list that is dominated by females, there were so many good albums released by women this year. First, some albums that didn’t quite crack the top 10, but I still feel like they should be mentioned. These are in no particular order:

Now, the top 10:

10. The Chapin Sisters – A Date With the Everly Brothers

The Chapin Sisters - A Date With the Everly Brothers

9. The Cactus Blossoms- Live At The Turf Club

The Cactus Blossoms- Live At The Turf Club

8. Andy Kaufman- Andy & His Grandmother

Andy Kaufman- Andy & His Grandmother

7. Jonny Lang- Fight For My Soul

Jonny Lang- Fight For My Soul

6. Bob Dylan- The Bootleg Series, Vol. 10

Bob Dylan- The Bootleg Series, Vol. 10

5. Adam Green & Binki Shapiro- Adam Green & Binki Shapiro

Adam Green & Binki Shapiro

4. CocoRosie- Tales Of A GrassWidow

CocoRosie- Tales Of A GrassWidow

3. Alela Diane- About Farewell

Alela Diane- About Farewell

2. Dessa- Parts Of Speech

Dessa- Parts Of Speech

1. Samantha Crain- Kid Face

Samantha Crain- Kid Face

 

My top songs of the year will be posted tomorrow, so be sure to come back and check those out as well.

 

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Carrie Rodriguez- Live At The Cedar-4/14/13

Posted July 5, 2013 By admin

Carrie Rodriguez
The Cedar
Minneapolis, MN
4-14-13

 

-Audience Recording using Zoom H2 rear internal mics >SD Card>PC>Adobe Audition>CD Wave Editor (split tracks)>TLH>FLAC Level 8
-“A “MN Gneiss” recording”
-Feel free to re-master, share on any other torrent site, convert to MP3, just never ever sell it. Also, if you like this show, why not support the artist by buying their music?

 

The Cactus Blossoms (http://www.thecactusblossoms.com/)

1. Intro
2. Adios Maria
3. Stoplight Kisses
4. The Queen of Them All
5. ? (New song)
6. Song Of The Bird
7. ?
8. Moon Is High
9. Kentucky
10. Traveler’s Paradise

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Carrie Rodriguez (http://www.carrierodriguez.com/)

1. Intro
2. Devil In Mind
3. I Don’t Want to Play House Anymore
4. 50’s French Movie
5. Absence
6. Lake Harriet
7. Get Back In Love
8. Seven Angels On A Bicycle
9. Today I Started Loving You Again
10. Fiddle solo
11. Brooklyn
12. Got Your Name On It
13. Unwed Fathers
14. Sad Joy
15. I Cry For Love
16. I Don’t Mind Waiting
17. I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry (w/ The Cactus Blossoms)

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Cactus Blossoms-Live At The State Fair-8/25/12

Posted October 5, 2012 By admin

The Cactus Blossoms
MN State Fair- Heritage Square Stage
Falcon Heights, MN
8-25-12 (12:30 show)

-Audience Recording using Zoom H2 rear internal mics >SD Card>PC>Adobe Audition>CD Wave Editor (split tracks)>TLH>FLAC Level 8
-“A “MN Gneiss” recording”
-Feel free to re-master, share on any other site, convert to MP3, just never ever sell it. Also, if you like this show, why not support the artist by buying their music?

-“An absolute gem – a completely stunning debut album”
Bob Harris, BBC Radio 2

-“… the album I’ve listened to the most this fall is by The Cactus Blossoms … It’s true and traditional country, folks”
Craig Shelburne, Country Music Television

-“It’s easy enough to phone in a cornball imitation of old country … It’s another thing entirely to live and breathe the craft of writing and singing a good country and western song as The Cactus Blossoms have done”
Nikki Miller, City Pages (Minneapolis)

-“Offering terrific sibling country harmonies, the duo blossoms into a full-fledged honky-tonk band”
Star Tribune, Twin Cities Critics Picks 2011
Chris Riemenschneider, Minneapolis Star Tribune

-“Stunning debut [5 stars]”
Duncan Warwick, Country Music People (UK)

-“… harkens back to the roots of country with their earnest songs and pristine harmonizing”
Chris Roberts, Minnesota Public Radio

http://www.thecactusblossoms.com/music.html

 

1. Stoplight Kisses
2. The River Of Tears
3. Cold Foot Boogie
4. Don’t Do It
5. Crazy Arms
6. Lost John Dean
7. It’s All Your Fault
8. Sittin’ On Top Of The World
9. Traveler’s Paradise

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