Birds of Chicago: American Flowers

Birds of Chicago: American Flowers

Listen to Americana music by Birds of Chicago on their new EP album American Flowers.  Having relocated to Nashville, this  contains a suite of songs that didn’t feel quite at home on their upcoming sprawling rock and roll circus of an album Love in Wartime to be released in April.

New Album

American Flowers (2017) – 6 songs, 30 min

 

Videos

Here are videos of a few songs from their new album, as well as many others from other albums and live performances.

American Flowers on American Flowers (2017) – For Folk Alley Sessions – 5 min 52 sec

 

Hold Steady, Rock Slow on American Flowers (2017) – Live on CKUA at Edmonton Folk Fest 2017 – 5 min 39 sec

 

Baton Rouge – Live on Folk in the Field at Calgary Folk Festival (2017) – 6 min 31 sec

Super Lover – For Red Barn Studio Live Sessions at Fayetteville Roots Festival (2016) – 3 min 48 sec

 

Real Midnight on Real Midnight (2016) – For Folk Alley Sessions (2016) – 5 min 23 sec

 

Remember Wild Horses on Real Midnight (2016) – For Folk Alley Sessions (2016) – 4 min 49 sec

 

Good Dream – For Folk Alley Sessions (2016) – 5 min 19 sec

 

Kinderspel (child’s game) on Real Midnight (2016) – For Folk Alley Sessions (2016) – 5 min 58 sec

 

Good Time and Times on Real Midnight (2016) – For Ear to the Ground B-Sides from Folk Alliance 2016, Kansas City – 4 min 20 sec

 

Color of Love on Real Midnight (2016) – For Ear to the Ground B-Sides from Folk Alliance 2016, Kansas City – 3 min 22 sec

 

Dim Star of the Palisades on Real Midnight (2016) – For Ear to the Ground B-Sides from Folk Alliance 2016, Kansas City – 3 min 17 sec

 

Flying Dreams on Birds of Chicago (2012) – For Audiotree Live (2012) – 4 min 22 sec

 

Sparrow on Real Midnight (2016) – For Audiotree Live (2012) – 3 min 47 sec

 

‘Til It’s Gone – on Live from Space (2013) – For Audiotree Live (2012) – 6 min 6 sec

 

I Have Heard Words on Live from Space (2013) – Live at Audiotree House in Spicewood, Texas at SXSW 2013 – 4 min 12 sec

 

Trampoline on Birds of Chicago (2012) – Live at KUTX Austin – 4 min 48 sec

 

The Moonglow Tapeworm on Birds of Chicago (2012) – Live at The Violet Hour in Chicago (2013) – 3 min 11 sec

 

All the City Girls on Live from Space (2013) – Live at The Violet Hour in Chicago (2012) – 4 min 11 sec

 

Listen to more of their music at my Birds of Chicago post for more albums, videos, and links. This new album and playlist has been included there as well. Also you might like the Po’ Girl music from Allison Russell’s earlier group.

Photo credit: American Flowers @ Amazon (album cover)

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SXSWfm: Bearded Sunshine – Nov 1

SXSWfm: Bearded Sunshine – Nov 1

Listen to Americana music on the Bearded Sunshine SXSWfm specialty radio show stream that is now available on MixCloud. The award winning and revolutionary SXSWfm Americana music show “Bearded Sunshine“ is hosted by resident musical scholar and SXSW staffer Matt Small. Join Matt weekly as he dives into the aforementioned Americana music, current events, humor and other listener favorite topics. This is the opposite of every show you’ve ever liked.

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SXSWfm is the official internet radio stream of the South by Southwest (SXSW) Music Festival. Last year its 30th anniversary was celebrated in Austin, Texas with over 2,200 official performers from more than 67 countries and happened again recently from March 13-19, 2017. This is a great way to discover new music.

 

Bearded Sunshine 40 – My Oh My (11/1/2017) – 1 hr 9 min

Playing tracks by Jamestown Revival, Sharon Van Etten, The Lone Bellow, Marcus Foster, S. Care and more.

 

Bearded Sunshine is here to wrap up Halloween and we talk about a 68 year old new dad.

Playlist

This mix includes the following artists and songs.

  • Joy Kills Sorrow- Such Great Heights
  • Blind Pilot – Packed Powder
  • Black Prairie – Let It Out
  • Roo Panes – The Original
  • Jamestown Revival – Love Is a Burden
  • The Cave Singers – When the World
  • Peter Bradley Adams – Who Else Could I Be
  • Punch Brothers – My Oh My
  • The Lone Bellow – Deeper in the Water
  • Marcus Foster – How Many Times
  • Slow Club – Wanderer Wandering
  • S. Carey – Brassy Sun
  • Night Beds – 22
  • The Milk Carton Kids – New York
  • Sharon Van Etten – Not Myself
  • The New Basement Tapes – When I Get My Hands On You

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Turnpike Troubadours: A Long Way from Your Heart

Turnpike Troubadours: A Long Way from Your Heart

Listen to Americana music by Turnpike Troubadours on their new (4th) album A Long Way from Your Heart.

New Album

Enjoy their latest album.

A Long Way from Your Heart (2017) – 11 songs, 39 min

 

Playlist

Here is a playlist of their most popular songs.

Turnpike Troubadours (Playlist) – 10 songs, 41 min

 

Listen to more of their music at my Turnpike Troubadours post with additional albums, videos, and links. I will update my music post to include the new album, and incorporate new songs in my playlist.

Photo credit: A Long Way from Your Heart @ Amazon (album cover)

Josh Ritter: Acoustic MicroShow Video

Josh Ritter: Acoustic MicroShow Video

Listen to Americana music by Josh Ritter with this video of a recent acoustic performance for his latest album Gathering. He starts his tour with The Royal City Band this Sunday in Dallas, and will be here at Austin City Limits Live at the Moody Theater on January 12, 2018.

Video

Just a few days before his new album Gathering was released, Josh Ritter performed for The Current (89.3) and 75 lucky fans, packed into the basement of The Turf Club (aka The Clown Lounge), Saint Paul, Minnesota. He performed songs with bassist Zachariah Hickman from ‘Gathering’ and a few standout tracks from his catalog, in an uplifting and spirited performance.

Full MicroShow performance for The Current (89.3) – 44 min 49 sec

 

Songs

These are the songs performed in the video with their start times.

 0:20 Feels Like Lightning
 4:08 Showboat
 8:15 Train Go By
13:10 Dreams
19:30 Thunderbolt's Goodnight
23:28 Oh Lord, Part 3
27:20 I Can't Believe We Were Ever Strangers
31:30 Henrietta, Indiana
35:05 When Will I Be Changed?
40:45 Getting Ready to Get Down

Playlist

Here is my playlist of his songs.

Josh Ritter (Playlist) – 56 songs, 3 hr 29 min

 

Listen to more of his music at my Josh Ritter post with additional albums, videos, and links. I will update my music post to include the new video.

Photo credit: Gathering @ Amazon (album cover)

SXSWfm: Bearded Sunshine (ACL 2017) – Oct 11

SXSWfm: Bearded Sunshine (ACL 2017) – Oct 11

Listen to Americana music on the Bearded Sunshine SXSWfm specialty radio show stream that is now available on MixCloud. The award winning and revolutionary SXSWfm Americana music show “Bearded Sunshine“ is hosted by resident musical scholar and SXSW staffer Matt Small. Join Matt weekly as he dives into the aforementioned Americana music, current events, humor and other listener favorite topics. This is the opposite of every show you’ve ever liked.

SXSWfm_bigger

SXSWfm is the official internet radio stream of the South by Southwest (SXSW) Music Festival. Last year its 30th anniversary was celebrated in Austin, Texas with over 2,200 official performers from more than 67 countries and happened again recently from March 13-19, 2017. This is a great way to discover new music.

 

Bearded Sunshine 40 – ACL 2017 (10/11/2017) – 1 hr 2 min

Playing tracks by Vance Joy, Angel Olsen, The Head and the Heart, Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real, Carson McHone and more.

 

Matt talks about the top stories from ACL 2017 as well as debuts a playlist where every song was performed at this year’s ACL event.

Playlist

This mix includes the following artists and songs.

  • Joseph – White Flag
  • Rainbow Kitten Surprise – Devil Like Me
  • First Aid Kit – Stay Gold
  • Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers – The Waiting
  • Parker Millsap – The Very Last Day
  • Angel Olsen – Never Be Mine
  • The Head and the Heart – Don’t Dream It’s Over
  • The Band of Heathens – All I’m Asking
  • James Vincent McMorrow – We Don’t Eat
  • Benjamin Booker – Motivation
  • Ryan Adams – Prisoner
  • Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real – Find Yourself
  • Vance Joy – Lay It on Me
  • Carson McHone – Bouquet

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SXSWfm: Bearded Sunshine – Oct 4

SXSWfm: Bearded Sunshine – Oct 4

Listen to Americana music on the Bearded Sunshine SXSWfm specialty radio show stream that is now available on MixCloud. The award winning and revolutionary SXSWfm Americana music show “Bearded Sunshine“ is hosted by resident musical scholar and SXSW staffer Matt Small. Join Matt weekly as he dives into the aforementioned Americana music, current events, humor and other listener favorite topics. This is the opposite of every show you’ve ever liked.

SXSWfm_bigger

SXSWfm is the official internet radio stream of the South by Southwest (SXSW) Music Festival. Last year its 30th anniversary was celebrated in Austin, Texas with over 2,200 official performers from more than 67 countries and happened again recently from March 13-19, 2017. This is a great way to discover new music.

 

Bearded Sunshine 39 – Boston Strong (10/4/2017) – 1 hr

Playing tracks by The Paper Kites, Sharon Van Etten, Wye Oak, Foy Vance, Bowerbirds and more.

 

Matt shares tales from his adventure to Boston and we talk about the passing of the great Tom Petty.

Playlist

This mix includes the following artists and songs.

  • Foy Vance – Where Everybody Knows Your Name
  • Tom Petty – A Higher Place
  • Bunt – Coming Home
  • Wye Oak – Hot As Day
  • Stu Larsen – Chicago Song
  • The Paper Kites – Bloom
  • The Staves – Facing West
  • Slow Club – Christmas TV
  • Roo Panes – Tiger Striped Sky
  • Matthew and the Atlas – I Followed Fires
  • Johnny Flynn – Detectorists
  • Bowerbirds – Human Hands
  • Sharon Van Etten – Every Time the Sun Comes Up
  • Nathaniel Rateliff – Liverpool

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Josh Ritter: Gathering

Josh Ritter: Gathering

Listen to Americana music by Josh Ritter on his 9th album Gathering that was just released yesterday.

“Josh Ritter remains at the top of his game two decades into a highlight-strewn career. He’d be forgiven for loosening his grip, but his hand has never felt surer.” – NPR

“Midway between the country, gospel and soul camps, with thickly stacked harmonies that evoke the Dead’s own folk-rock classic American Beauty.” – Rolling Stone

He is now on tour with The Royal City Band, including here at Austin City Limits Live at the Moody Theater on January 12, 2018.

Album

Enjoy his new album.

Gathering (2017) – 13 songs, 50 min

 

Video

Here is a live performance of a song from the ew album recorded earlier this year on The Prairie Home Companion on PBS.

Oh Lord (Part Three) on Gathering (2017) – 3 min 59 sec

 

Playlist

Here is my playlist of his songs.

Josh Ritter (Playlist) – 56 songs, 3 hr 29 min

 

Listen to more of his music at my Josh Ritter post with additional albums, videos, and links. I will update my music post to include the new album, and incorporate new songs in my playlist.

Photo credit: Gathering @ Amazon (album cover)