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.

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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 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)

SXSWfm: Indie/Pop/Rock – Sep 8

SXSWfm: Indie/Pop/Rock – Sep 8

The Middle Biscuit is a weekly SXSWfm specialty radio show stream, hosted by Elizabeth Spruiell on MixCloud, which focuses on indie/pop/rock music gems (about an hour long).

SXSWfm_biggerSXSWfm is the official internet radio stream of the South by Southwest (SXSW) Music Festival in Austin, Texas recently held from March 13-19, 2017. This is a great way to discover new music.

This is how Elizabeth describes her weekly show every Thursday at 12 & 6 CT.

What is the Middle Biscuit? Literally speaking, it is the warm, highly-coveted, center, perfect biscuit my brothers and I fought over when our Mom set down a pan of her homemade fare. Figuratively, the middle biscuit is a symbol representing any thing that is elite compared to those that surround it. Tune in weekly to feast on what I consider middle biscuit tracks and middle biscuit artists from the massive universe of indie-pop-rock. Mostly new stuff, sometimes classic, either way, you’ll get your fill.

Middle Biscuit #108 – HOT SHOT (9/8/2017) – 55 min

Playing tracks by Broken Social Scene, Michael Rault, Kele Okereke, Jesse Woods, Matthew Logan Vasquez and more.

Playlist

This episode includes the following artists and songs.

  • Jesse Woods — Misery’s Love Song
  • Spoon — I Ain’t The One
  • Matthew Logan Vasquez — Old Ways
  • Broken Social Scene — Skyline
  • Kele Okereke — Do U Right
  • Daniele Luppi & Parquet Courts — Soul and Cigarette
  • Rostam — Gwan
  • Slaughter Beach, Dog — Fish Fry
  • The Drums — Head of the Horse
  • What Gives — I Feel Good
  • Shout Out Louds — Porcelain
  • The National — Day I Die
  • Michael Rault — Lovers Lie
  • NO WIN — Heart Knowing Rest

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SXSWfm: Bearded Sunshine – Sep 6

SXSWfm: Bearded Sunshine – Sep 6

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 38 – Violently Wild (9/6/2017) – 1 h 6 min

Playing tracks by Night Beds, The Tallest Man on Earth, Allman Brown, Horse Feathers, Birdtalker and more.

 

New music talk, The Price Is Right, and what is being removed from your iPhone?

Playlist

This mix includes the following artists and songs.

  • Nick Mulvey – Mountain to Move
  • The Cave Singers – Swim Club
  • Fleet Foxes – Fool’s Errand
  • Birdtalker – Looking for Love
  • The Shelters – Nothin’ in the World Can Stop Me Worryin’ ‘Bout That Girl
  • Night Beds – Cherry Blossoms
  • Carson McHone – Poet
  • Sanders Bohlke – Search and Destroy
  • The Native Sibling – Darkest of Night Skies
  • The Tallest Man on Earth – Love is All
  • Horse Feathers – Violently Wild
  • Allman Brown – Sons and Daughters
  • Bowerbirds – Tuck the Darkness in
  • Aron Wright – You’re the Last Thing on My Mind

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SXSWfm: Bearded Sunshine – Aug 23

SXSWfm: Bearded Sunshine – Aug 23

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 37 – Closed on Sunday (8/23/2017) – 1 h 1 min

Playing tracks by The Mastersons, Trampled By Turtles, Nikki Lane, Houndmouth, BANNERS and more.

 

Bearded Sunshine is back in a big way! A shadow was cast on Monday and we dive into the reaction of the nation. Also, nothing can make a certain restaurant open their doors when they don’t want to. All of this and more of your Americana favorites on Episode 37!

Playlist

This mix includes the following artists and songs.

  • Houndmouth – 15 Years
  • Langhorne Slim & The Law – Put It Together
  • The Mastersons – Fight
  • Black Pistol Fire – Hard Luck
  • Kaleo – Save Yourself
  • Timothy Seth Avett as Darling – About Love
  • Cary Ann Hearst – Hell’s Bells
  • BANNERS – Someone to You
  • Seth Avett & Jessica Lea Mayfield – Fond Farewell
  • Michael Trent – The Winner
  • Dawes – A Little Bit of Everything
  • The Record Company – Rita Mae Young
  • Nikki Lane – Right TIme
  • Trampled By Turtles – Walt Whitman

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The Historical Conquests of Josh Ritter: 10th Anniversary

The Historical Conquests of Josh Ritter: 10th Anniversary

Today is the 10th anniversary of the 5th album by Josh RitterThe Historical Conquests of Josh Ritter. I thought you might enjoy listening to it again — it’s as good as ever!

Album

The Historical Conquests of Josh Ritter by Josh Ritter (2007) – 14 songs, 42 min

 

New Singles

He has a new album Gathering to be released on Sep 22, along with another tour (Oct – Feb), including here in Austin City Limits Live at The Moody Theater on Jan 12th. He says “It’s a record of joy and sadness and laughter and lightning”. Here are several singles from that upcoming album.

Showboat (2017) – 4 min 22 sec

 

Thunderbolt’s Goodnight (2017) – 4 min 5 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.

Photo credit: The Historical Conquests of Josh Ritter @ Amazon (album cover)

SXSWfm: Indie/Pop/Rock – Aug 17

SXSWfm: Indie/Pop/Rock – Aug 17

The Middle Biscuit is a weekly SXSWfm specialty radio show stream, hosted by Elizabeth Spruiell on MixCloud, which focuses on indie/pop/rock music gems (about an hour long).

SXSWfm_biggerSXSWfm is the official internet radio stream of the South by Southwest (SXSW) Music Festival in Austin, Texas recently held from March 13-19, 2017. This is a great way to discover new music.

This is how Elizabeth describes her weekly show every Thursday at 12 & 6 CT.

What is the Middle Biscuit? Literally speaking, it is the warm, highly-coveted, center, perfect biscuit my brothers and I fought over when our Mom set down a pan of her homemade fare. Figuratively, the middle biscuit is a symbol representing any thing that is elite compared to those that surround it. Tune in weekly to feast on what I consider middle biscuit tracks and middle biscuit artists from the massive universe of indie-pop-rock. Mostly new stuff, sometimes classic, either way, you’ll get your fill.

Middle Biscuit #107 – ECLIPSIN’ (8/17/2017) – 54 min

Playing tracks by The Arcs, J. Roddy Walston & The Business, Greg Ashley, Hamjam, Public Access T.V. and more.

 

Playlist

This episode includes the following artists and songs.

  • Grizzly Bear — Losing All Sense
  • The Walkmen — Heartbreaker
  • Nice as Fuck — Angel
  • Martin Courtney — Awake
  • Greg Ashley — Awkward Affections
  • Hamjam — Lean
  • Cotillon — Yesterday’s Shoes
  • The Arcs — Rosie (Ooh La La)
  • Public Access T.V. — Careful
  • Rat Boy — I’ll Be Waiting
  • WOODS — The Other Side
  • Day Wave — Bring You Down
  • J. Roddy Walston & The Business — The Wanting
  • The War on Drugs — Holding On

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