MILES FROM HOME is the long awaited sophomore release to
the highly successful debut recording NORTH OF BAKERSFIELD
by RUBY DEE AND THE SNAKEHANDLERS. (Amazon)
A favorite of everyone from Lazy Lester to the late, great Hunter S. Thompson, the Haunted Hearts convened in 2003 with the sole purpose of single-handedly resurrecting New Orleans' once rich, now nearly invisible hillbilly music heritage. Blending their own classics such as "Mean Mean Moon," "Lonely Mardi Gras" and "I'm On My Last Go 'Round" with Deep South Rockers, West Bank Honky-Tonkers and Bayou Lafourche Ballads by the likes of Jay Chevalier, Red LeBlanc and original "Mardi Gras Mambo" man Jody Leavins, the Hearts' rural rockin' string band sound also salutes the great states of Mississippi, Texas, Tennessee and California, not to mention those Midwestern hillbilly strongholds, Indiana and Michigan. (CD Baby)
Fantastic new album Mayhem from Irish vocalist Imelda May.
Great album from Rockabilly/Country band The Starline Rhythm Boys.
Soulful, sassy vocals, twangin' Gretsch guitar, pumpin' drums and a thumpin'
double bass is what you'll get from THE LEVEL SPIRITS.
Featuring former Stems man Julian Matthews on guitar, Miss Molly Jean
Morrison on vocals, ex-Kingpin 440 bassist Mark Mansour and the mighty
Robert Urban on the drums, THE LEVEL SPIRITS mine the sounds of the late
fifties and early sixties to create one helluva soul garage sound. GREAT!!