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Rodney Crowell - Triage (2021)

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Rodney Crowell - Triage (2021)

Rodney Crowell - Triage (2021)
WEB FLAC (Tracks) 253 MB | Cover | 42:58 | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 100 MB
Alt-Country, Americana, Singer-Songwriter | Label: RC1 Records

'Triage' offers a rare look inside of the songwriter. This album finds Rodney Crowell introspectively looking for answers and for healing, resulting in what he has called his most personal record yet.This new collection of songs was written during the great political, environmental and economic upheaval that has marked recent years. The noise of that chaos encouraged Crowell to look inward for solace and answers.

The Flatlanders - Treasure of Love (2021)

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The Flatlanders - Treasure of Love (2021)

The Flatlanders - Treasure of Love (2021)
WEB FLAC (Tracks) 330 MB | Cover | 50:43 | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 117 MB
Alt-Country, Americana, Folk | Label: Rack 'Em Records

Texas country/folk supergroup The Flatlanders-featuring Joe Ely, Jimmie Dale Gilmore, and Butch Hancock-will return on July 9th with their first new studio album in 12 years, Treasure of Love, their first release with Thirty Tigers. Remarkably, the band started recording the album several years ago at Joe Ely's Spur Studios in Austin, TX, but the album remained unfinished until the pandemic sidelined the three singer/songwriter/guitarists' solo touring careers.

Steve Earle & The Dukes - Terraplane (2015)

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Steve Earle & The Dukes - Terraplane (2015)

Steve Earle & The Dukes - Terraplane (2015)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 207 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 83 Mb | Scans ~ 268 Mb | 00:36:10
Americana, Modern Blues, Roots Rock, Alt-Country | Label: New West | # NW 6329

"Hell, everybody's sick of all my f–-ing happy songs anyway," Steve Earle declares in the liner notes to his 2015 album Terraplane as he explains why he chose to cut a blues album. If you feel like you somehow missed Earle's Pollyanna period, you're not the only one, but if he was motivated to turn to the blues because of personal troubles – he was going through his seventh divorce while he wrote and recorded these songs – it sure sounds like he chose the right kind of musical therapy. Terraplane is the most relaxed and least fussed-over album Earle has made in quite some time, and frankly, he sounds like he's having a ball on these sessions; with rare exceptions, this isn't music that ponders the dark night of the soul, but semi-acoustic roadhouse boogie that rocks with a steady roll and gives Earle a chance to crow like a rooster as he ponders broken hearts, long lonesome highways, battles with the forces of destiny, and the enduring appeal of women in go-go boots.

Jimmy LaFave - Blue Nightfall (2005)

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Jimmy LaFave - Blue Nightfall (2005)

Jimmy LaFave - Blue Nightfall (2005)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 255 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 100 Mb | Scans ~ 145 Mb
Label: Red House Records | # RHR CD 183 | Time: 00:43:38
Singer/Songwriter, Alt-Country, Folk-Rock, Americana

On his seventh offering, and his first since 2001's Texoma, Okie beatnik cum Austin songwriter Jimmy LaFave listens deeply to the tender whispers of his Muse and lets flow with his most personal offering to date. LaFave has always given us song pictures of an America that has either disappeared or is on the verge; he has celebrated its highways, its people, and its heart. He has also given us some choice love songs. But on Blue Nightfall he has gone deep into the latter theme and has come up with a beauty. It's not that he's ignored his other concerns; there are road songs and topical tunes as well. But it's in LaFave's love songs that listeners get to hear a depth and vastness that feel new. LaFave's voice is his greatest asset and he uses it to great effect here, and his production is spot-on throughout. The title track, "Revival," "Sweet Sweet Love," "When You Were Mine," and "Rain Falling Down" are all broken-hearted ballads, colored in woven and textured acoustic and electric guitars accented by Radoslav Lorkovik's accordions, pianos, and organs, and supported by a taut yet subtle rhythm section in bassist Will Landin and drummer Wally Doggett.

Legends & Lyrics - Volume 1: Kris Kristofferson, Patty Griffin, Randy Owen (2008) [Re-Up]

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Legends & Lyrics - Volume 1: Kris Kristofferson, Patty Griffin, Randy Owen (2008) [Re-Up]

Legends & Lyrics - Volume 1: Kris Kristofferson, Patty Griffin, Randy Owen (2008)
DVD9 | NTSC | 16:9 (720x480) VBR | LPCM, 2ch, 1536 kbps / AC3, 6ch, 448 kbps / DTS, 6ch
Label: Song Writers In The Round | # 850636002011 | 01:21:40 | ~ 7.1 Gb
Country, Alt-Country, Country-Rock, Singer/Songwriter

This is a unique musical performance series, driven by famous recording artists who write their own songs, blended with professional song poets who write for other artists. "Legends & Lyrics" is currently airing on PBS on a weekly basis. Installments include artist performances, "Out Of The Box" interviews, "Did You Know?" historical facts addressing the origins of today's commercial music, "Rising Stars" featuring undiscovered talent, and "Tips Of The Week" for aspiring song poets. Shot in an intimate classical performance hall in HD and Surround Sound, the series honors the true creators of the most popular genres of commercial music. "Volume 1" features Kris Kristofferson, Patty Griffin, Randy Owen, and Jonathan Singleton.

Tift Merritt - See You On The Moon (2010) [Re-Up]

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Tift Merritt - See You On The Moon (2010) [Re-Up]

Tift Merritt - See You On The Moon (2010)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 293 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 122 Mb | Scans included
Label: Fantasy/Concord | # FAN-31965-02 | Time: 00:43:09
Contemporary Singer/Songwriter, Alternative Country, Americana

Tift Merritt has become unexpectedly (and thankfully) prolific since she signed with Fantasy Records in 2008, after going four years without releasing a record. See You on the Moon is her third album in as many years, and from the first track, the gentle and soul-infused love song "Mixtape," she demonstrates that she can maintain solid quality control at this pace and does so with ease. See You on the Moon is a more spare and intimate-sounding set than 2008's Another Country, as if she learned a bit about the value of concision with her 2009 solo acoustic live set Buckingham Solo, but Merritt clearly works well with others (the backing musicians are uniformly great, and Jim James of My Morning Jacket contributes some solid harmonies on "Feel of the World"), and while the arrangements wisely avoid cluttering the clean landscapes of her melodies, producer and engineer Tucker Martine gives the recordings a full-bodied sound even when the performances are purposefully simple. As on Merritt's other albums, the real key to See You on the Moon lies in her songs and her voice, and both are in splendid form here.

Richard Buckner - Devotion + Doubt (1997)

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Richard Buckner - Devotion + Doubt (1997)

Richard Buckner - Devotion + Doubt (1997)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 202 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 89 Mb | Scans ~ 79 Mb
Label: MCA Records | # MCAD+11564 | Time: 00:39:14
Alt-Country, Country-Folk, Folk-Rock

On his 1994 debut album, Bloomed, Richard Buckner built a memorable song around the line "This is where things start goin' bad," but Buckner made that notion the overriding theme of his second full-length release, 1997's Devotion + Doubt. Written and recorded in the wake of the collapse of Buckner's first marriage, Devotion + Doubt abandons the largely acoustic, string band-influenced approach of Bloomed in favor of a stark, dusty sound that suggests a sleepless night in a motel room in the Arizona desert. J.D. Foster's production and the accompaniment from Calexico founders Joey Burns and John Convertino is often as spare as a whisper in the dark, but the production is a perfect match for the deep insinuations of Buckner's textured voice and the artful, impressionistic heartache of the lyrics, and this is a significantly more ambitious and accomplished effort than Bloomed, as fine as that album was.

Christian Kiefer & Sharron Kraus - The Black Dove (2006)

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Christian Kiefer & Sharron Kraus - The Black Dove (2006)

Christian Kiefer & Sharron Kraus - The Black Dove (2006)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 244 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 115 Mb | Scans included
Label: Tompkins Square | # TSQ1124 | Time: 00:44:53
Singer/Songwriter, Folk, Folk-Rock, Alt-Country, Lo-Fi

A mixture of utterly trad folk and country tunes with some hipsterish indie touches, The Black Dove is uneven, but it works more often than it doesn't. The songs sung by Sharron Kraus, a British folksinger whose voice bears comparison both to U.K. folk icons like June Tabor and American country singers like Gillian Welch, fit uneasily against those featuring Christian Kiefer's hushed bedroom-rock murmur. Imagine Norma Waterson collaborating with Elliott Smith and the parameters of the project's influences will become clear, as well as its flaws. However, the songs featuring Kraus are uniformly excellent, as are the atmospheric instrumental interludes between songs, which occasionally recall Dolly Collins' fantasias for harmonium on her albums with sister Shirley. Kiefer's whispery material, which works better on his solo records, simply sounds out of place in these surroundings.

The Wood Brothers - Kingdom In My Mind (2020)

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The Wood Brothers - Kingdom In My Mind (2020)

The Wood Brothers - Kingdom In My Mind (2020)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 220 MB | Tracks: 11 | 38:34 min
Style: Folk, Blues, Alt-Country | Label: Honey Jar Records

The balance of darkness and light is at the heart of Kingdom In My Mind, The Wood Brothers seventh studio release and their most spontaneous and experimental collection yet. Recorded over a series of freewheeling, improvised sessions, the record is a reckoning with circumstance, mortality, and human nature, one that finds strength in accepting what lies beyond our control. Thoughtfully honing in on the bittersweet beauty that underlies our doubt and pain, the songs grapple with the power of our external surroundings to shape our internal worlds (and vice versa) through vivid character studies and unflinching self-examination.