Here are a couple of new CD's that I'm currently enjoying:
Raising Sand - Robert Plant/Alison Krauss
This is an unusual pairing, but it works. Led Zeppelin Meets Bluegrass. What a concept!
I would describe this CD as a mix of bluegrass, rockabilly, and alternative country. Some of the songs are reminiscent of the music that Roseanne Cash used to do, back in those heady days of the eighties.
I especially like:
Killing The Blues
Gone Gone Gone (Done Moved On)
Through The Morning, Through The Night
But there really are no clinkers here.
Buy it or download (and preview) it here (Amazon has DRM-Free Music Downloads).
Dwight Sings Buck - Dwight Yoakam
For my money, there's no better pairing than Dwight Yoakam and Buck Owens' songs. I have a special fondness for the music of Buck Owens, so when I heard that Dwight was recording a CD of Buck's songs, I was thrilled.
You can expect the usual high energy performances that Dwight is known for, plus you KNOW all the songs are good!
I think you'll especially like these (I basically could have listed every song on the CD):
I Don't Care
Down On The Corner Of Love
Above And Beyond
Under Your Spell Again
Close Up The Honky Tonks - a different take on this song, but I like it ~ in fact, I think it's brilliant!
Excuse Me (I Think I've Got A Heartache) - you'll love this one!
Think Of Me
Together Again - Dwight changes this one up a bit, but it's beautiful
I can't say enough about this CD. If you like neotraditionalist country (what used to be called just country), you will LOVE this CD.
Buy it or download (and preview) it here:
Dwight Sings Buck
THANK YOU, DWIGHT.
Now I can't wait to get my new Gene Watson CD.
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