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Above the Tree Line

The first song from my new EP, In Truth, available for free download: http://jeremiahandtheapostles.bandcamp.com/ An Americana acousticish song about getting lost.
posted by saul wright on Aug 24, 2014 - 0 comments

Old Joe

A popular 19th century minstrel tune with fretless banjo, tambourine and vocals. (Different from the old-time tune by the same name, and not related to Old Joe Clark either.) Lyrics as recorded are not offensive.* [more inside]
posted by usonian on Apr 16, 2014 - 0 comments

Trailer Park Madonna

My friend Chris showed up the other day with a terrific two chord song he wrote, so we sat down and blasted it out. He's such a great lyricist with a great rusty voice reminiscent of John Prine. Not the kind of thing I normally do but we had a lot of fun and I love this track. Americana I guess.
posted by sweet mister on Feb 8, 2014 - 3 comments

Miss America

Drunk dialling America post 9/11 from Nashville. I miss America. [more inside]
posted by unSane on Jul 31, 2013 - 6 comments

Passionate Kisses

Here's my cover of Lucinda William's song Passionate Kisses. [more inside]
posted by roboton666 on Jan 27, 2013 - 3 comments

Parable Of The Prodigal Son

From a new album of songs adapted from an old Baptist hymnal written by my great-great grandfather, who was deacon of a church in Weatherford, Texas many years ago.
posted by swift on Jan 4, 2013 - 6 comments

Hobo Blues

Ever since I first saw John Lee Hooker's utterly captivating, almost terrifyingly powerful performance of it, I've been a lover of this song. RL Burnside covered it as well. This is my humble (and following those two performances, I really mean that) offering, from a little house in the hills of Nagano prefecture, Japan. Video here.
posted by flapjax at midnite on Aug 20, 2012 - 1 comment

Skyclad Revival

This is the title track off an EP I just finished. Pedal Steel, shakers, and icy vocals. [more inside]
posted by pedmands on Mar 6, 2012 - 3 comments

Cave Creek Jail (The Real Deal EP Version!)

So a good long while back I posted an early demo version of this song. This, right here, is the final finished product that is on the EP. [more inside]
posted by pazazygeek on May 21, 2011 - 1 comment

Let It Go Or Give In (The Real Album Version!)

I've posted this song and then it's evolved version - now here it is in its FINAL (almost) entirety. [more inside]
posted by pazazygeek on Apr 8, 2011 - 2 comments

Last Kind Words

Those familiar with relatively obscure early blues, and/or those who've seen the R. Crumb documentary Crumb might know this one, originally recorded in 1930 by Geeshie Wiley. Here's the Ghost Steppers (duo incarnation) performing the tune on August 16, 2010. The one-year-old who was gleefully running about the room and occasionally trying to ascend to the stage may occasionally be heard in this recording. He was damn cute. Video at YouTube.
posted by flapjax at midnite on Aug 18, 2010 - 10 comments

Oh Death (live)

In the very first hour of the brand new year of 2010, I was on a stage in Tokyo, part of Mike Watt's yearly "We Jam Econo" event, singing about death. Video of this same performance can be seen at YouTube or Vimeo. [more inside]
posted by flapjax at midnite on Jan 7, 2010 - 6 comments

Let It Go Or Give In, Take 2

This is a wicked rough, one take demo of one of the seven songs I will be recording with a full band for my EP. I would love to hear about what you think. [more inside]
posted by pazazygeek on Oct 13, 2009 - 3 comments

8 More Miles to Louisville

More "americana" from that woodshed in Sweden. Recorded on a battered radio/cassette player in 1984(?) so its low fi. We called ourselves The Early Puritans on the occasions we actually got paid for a gig. [more inside]
posted by jan murray on Oct 9, 2008 - 8 comments

Hearts In Ruins, etc.

My band recorded this in my basement the night before our show at the blind pig. (The second song is Wasted Hearts.)
posted by Tlogmer on Aug 28, 2008 - 0 comments

Candyland

This is one of my favorite songs off our new album. It's kind of a country rock power ballad about a mom and her little girl trying to find a new life for themselves.
posted by platinum on Jul 30, 2008 - 8 comments

Julianne

Just a song about a girl. [more inside]
posted by Tlogmer on Mar 1, 2008 - 1 comment

Wasted Hearts

A love song to the state of Michigan. [more inside]
posted by Tlogmer on Feb 27, 2008 - 4 comments

Till I Can't Run No More

Another song from yet another band I'm in, The Eric Weiler Band. Generally the quick-and-dirty go-to description many people find for us is along the lines of "Tom Waits singing for the E Street Band." Make your own call. I play the Hammond.
posted by sourwookie on Feb 11, 2008 - 2 comments

You Are My Sunshine in E Minor

The song people always play to their darlin'. Those verses though, so heartbreaking. [more inside]
posted by Sreiny on Oct 10, 2007 - 8 comments

Living Ain't Worth Dying For

We were going for a John Cougar Mellencamp, Americana, country-rock thing. We have no interest in having a message, hence the stupid words. And we think vague singing about "Uncle Sam", "the war", "the factory", etc., is funny.
posted by erikgrande on Jun 28, 2007 - 5 comments

Oh Death

Here's my version of this most haunting of American folk songs. It's very stripped-down: just voice, drone, a bass drum and a shekere. In the time-honored folk tradition, I've made a few minor lyrics changes here and there, and the melody I'm using is different from the Dock Boggs or Stanley Brothers versions of the tune. Anyway, it's one of my very favorite traditional songs. Hope you enjoy.
posted by flapjax at midnite on Jan 31, 2007 - 18 comments

Stayin In Tonight

Hey all. This is my band out in Philly, we're called the BUICKS. The band has been together for quite a while but this is our first recording with our new label Teletone Records. It's a mish mash of blues, soul, r&b etc....philly style. We call it Americana for lack of a better word. Anyway, this is one of the slow songs featured on the cd. Hope you all enjoy.
posted by j.p. Hung on Aug 4, 2006 - 2 comments

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