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    Hot is the second studio album by Squirrel Nut Zippers, originally released in 1996.
    1. Got My Own Thing Now
    2. Put A Lid On It
    3. Memphis Exorcism
    4. Twilight
    5. It Ain't You
    6. Prince Nez
    7. Hell
    8. Meant To Be
    9. Bad Businessman
    10. Flight Of The Passing Fancy
    11, Blue Angel
    12. The Interlocutor
    Squirrel Nut Zippers
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    Jim Mize

    3rd album from Arkansas native Jim Mize, now available on vinyl for the first time. Featuring Jimbo Mathus of the Squirrel Nut Zippers.
    1. Rabbit Hole
    2. I Won't Come Back Again
    3. The Moment With You

    4. Drunk Moon Falling

    5. Bleed

    6. Eye To Eye

    7. Eminence Kentucky

    8. Need Me Some Jesus

    9. Empty Rooms
    Jim Mize
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    Bird Watching

    Bird Watching
    Flamingo
    Cool Canary
    Sparrow In The Treetop
    When The Red, Red Robin Comes Bob Bob Bobbin'
    Yardbird Suite
    Didee Bird
    Skylark
    Bye Bye Blackbird
    Blue Feather
    Bob White
    That's Owl, Brother!
    The Nutty Squirrels
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  • Tomorrow Forever (On Sale) Tomorrow Forever (On Sale) On Sale Quick View

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    Tomorrow Forever (On Sale)

    Matthew Sweet's new album, Forever Tomorrow, was recorded at his new studio - Black Squirrel Submarine - in Omaha where he now lives. Matthew engineered, performed on guitars, keyboards, bass, and god knows what else, sang lead and background vocals and mixed the recordings. The record was mastered for vinyl at the famed Abbey Road Studios in London by Sean Magee, a longtime veteran at the studio. Sean won a Grammy for his Beatles reissues and has recently won accolades for his remastering of the John Lennon solo catalog reissues. The record will be released on Sweet's label, Honeycomb Hideout.
    1. Trick of the Light
    2. Entangled
    3. Pretty Please
    4. You Knew Me
    5. Circle
    6. Haunted
    7. Country Girl
    8. Off The Farm
    9. Nobody Knows
    10. The Searcher
    11. Music For Love
    12. Bittersweet
    13. Come Correct
    14. Finally
    15. Carol
    16. Hello
    17. End is Near
    Matthew Sweet
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    White Buffalo

    In his native Mississippi and throughout the South, Jimbo Mathus is recognized as the prolific songwriter of born-in-the-bone American music, the torchbearer for Deep South mythology and culture. The lifelong musician and co-founder of the hyper ragtime outfit Squirrel Nut Zippers has signed to Oxford, MS label Fat Possum Records and will release White Buffalo, produced by Eric Roscoe Ambel. Opening with the mandolin-driven Southern Gothic fable In The Garden, Mathus and his band, the Tri-State Coalition, deliver an emotional honest bath of songs that embrace the richness of American Music - gospel, country blues and folk. Mathus' tri-state band, a handpicked group of like-minded players who make up his formidable live band, includes Matt Pierce (Arkansas), Terrence Bishop (Tennessee), and fellow Mississippians Eric Carlton and Ryan Rogers.
    1. In The Garden
    2. (I Wanna Be Your) Satellite
    3. Tennessee Walker Mare
    4. White Buffalo
    5. Hatchie Bottom
    6. Fake Hex
    7. Poor Lost Souls
    8. Self
    9. Run Devil Run
    10. Useless Heart
    Jimbo Mathus & The Tri-State Coalition
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    Dark Snack

    Who in tarnation is making all that racket, peeling out of the driveway and disappearing into the night? Oh come on, folks, you know that voice cackling from behind the wheel - once you've heard the unmistakable Mississippi drawl of Melissa Swingle, you just don't just walk off and forget it. That voice owns everything it touches - from swampy, Southern rockers Trailer Bride where Swingle once mined the dark and gloomy road with the best of the No Depression crowd to her new Chapel Hill duo, The Moaners. With The Moaners, she's ditched the dirges in favor of an Impala--trunkload full of rock, a cat named Squirrel and a cooler of Sparks tall boys (caffeinated malt liquor - and Sparks, if you're listening, they're waiting by the phone for a promotions deal). The newfound voltage relies in no small part on the pounding drum assault of Swingle's shotgun-riding cohort, Laura King (who played in Grand National with Ed From Ohio Crawford of FIREHOSE).
    Heart Attack

    Too Many People

    Terrier

    Elizabeth Cotton's Song

    Flannery Said

    Oh Christy

    Water Preview

    Talk About It

    Paradise Club

    Hard Times

    Secret Joy

    Chasing the Moon

    The Moaners
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    Blue Healer

    Unkempt visionary, Squirrel Nut Zippers founder, former sideman for Jim Dickinson and Buddy Guy, self-proclaimed Arkansas Son-in-Law- Jimbo Mathus has lived many lifetimes, more than most of us could stomach. Now, Mathus is back with a new album, Blue Healer, recorded in Water Valley, Mississippi with Fat Possum & Big Legal Mess producer Bruce Watson.


    "It's the story of a man in a southern landscape who is swept insanely apart by internal and external winds," Mathus says of the new record. "He digs deeper and deeper into the very fabric of his reality, experiencing love and lust, despair, hope and sheer animal exhilaration on levels few ever do. He is tested in every way imaginable and achieves a sort of enlightenment - gains power and understanding of life's mysteries. Yet questions remain. He wonders if the struggle was worth it, or even real. Is he madman or sage? Con man or honest counsel? Is this autobiographical or fictional? Only the Blue Healer knows the answer to the great cosmic heebie-jeebie."


    - Rock Candy (Arkansas Times)

    1. Shoot Out The Lights
    2. Mama Please
    3. Blue Healer
    4. Sometimes I Get Worried
    5. Ready to Run
    6. Thank You
    7. Coyote
    8. Bootheel Witch
    9. Old Earl
    10. Waiting On the Other Shoe to Fall
    11. Save it for the Highway
    12. Love and Affection
    Jimbo Mathus
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  • Fresh Cream (Deluxe) Fresh Cream (Deluxe) Quick View

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    Fresh Cream (Deluxe)

    Set Of 6x180-Gram Heavyweight Black LPs Housed In A Rigid Slipcase


    64-Page Perfect Bound LP Sized Book


    New Sleeve Notes From Highly Respected Rolling Stone Writer David Fricke


    Limited Edition


    Fresh Cream is the first album by Cream, released in 1966. Laid down at the height of the UK blues boom, Fresh Cream covers the kind of territory you might expect from three of the most respected players on the scene at the time. With Clapton fresh just from his time with John Mayall, Ginger Baker leaving behind the R'n'B backwaters of Graham Bond Organisation, and a woefully under-employed Jack Bruce hightailing it from the increasingly pop-leaning Manfred Mann, the electric blues was their natural turf.


    Highlights include the racing harmonica work-out, and the call and response excitements on Muddy Waters' "Rollin' and Tumblin'", a spine-tingled vocal on the Willie Dixon classic, "Spoonful", as well as the self-penned "Sleepy Time Time" which gives Clapton a free hand to wake up all and sundry. The traditional standard, Cat's Squirrel is given a rousing treatment, showing how well these players meshed.

    LP 1: Fresh Cream Mono Album (Reaction 593001):
    1. N.S.U. (Mono Mix)
    2. Sleepy Time Time (Mono Mix)
    3. Dreaming (Mono Mix)
    4. Sweet Wine (Mono Mix)
    5. Spoonful (Mono Mix)
    6. Cat's Squirrel (Mono Mix)
    7. Four Until Late (Mono Mix)
    8. Rollin' And Tumblin' (Mono Mix)
    9. I'm So Glad (Mono Mix)
    10. Toad (Mono Mix)


    LP 2: Session Recording - Mono Mix, The Mono Singles And The Mono French Eps:
    1. The Coffee Song Mono Mix
    2. Wrapping Paper (First UK Single A-Side)
    3. Cat's Squirrel (First UK Single B-Side)
    4. I Feel Free (Second UK Single A-Side)
    5. N.S.U. (Second UK Single B-Side)
    6. Spoonful Part I (Third US Single A-Side)
    7. Spoonful Part II (Third US Single B-Side)
    8. Wrapping Paper (Alternate Mix)
    9. Sweet Wine (Alternate Mix)
    10. I'm So Glad
    11. Cat's Squirrel (Alternate Master)
    12. I Feel Free (Alternate Mix)
    13. Rollin' And Tumblin' (Alternate Master)
    14. N.S.U.
    15. Four Until Late


    LP 3: Fresh Cream Stereo Album:
    1. N.S.U.
    2. Sleepy Time Time
    3. Dreaming
    4. Sweet Wine
    5. Spoonful
    6. Cat's Squirrel
    7. Four Until Late
    8. Rollin' And Tumblin'
    9. I'm So Glad
    10. Toad


    LP 4: Session Recordings - Stereo Mixes And New Stereo Mixes:
    1. I Feel Free
    2. Wrapping Paper
    3. The Coffee Song
    4. I'm So Glad (New Stereo Mix)
    5. N.S.U. (New Stereo Mix)
    6. Wrapping Paper (New Stereo Mix)
    7. The Coffee Song (New Stereo Mix)
    8. Rollin' And Tumblin' (First Version - New Stereo Mix)
    9. Spoonful (First Version - New Stereo Mix)
    10. Toad (New Stereo Mix)


    LP 5: Fresh Cream Early Versions, Outtakes And Alternate Mixes:
    1. Coffee Song (Early Version)
    2. Beauty Queen (Demo Version)
    3. You Make Me Feel (Demo Version)
    4. Wrapping Paper (Early Version)
    5. Cat's Squirrel (Early Version)
    6. I Feel Free (Early Version)
    7. I Feel Free (Mix With No Lead Vocal)
    8. I Feel Free (Alternate Mono Mix)
    9. Sweet Wine (Early Version)
    10. Rollin' And Tumblin' (Early Version)
    11. Toad (Early Version)


    LP 6: The BBC Sessions (November 1966 - January 1967):
    BBC Light Programme "Saturday Club" Session. Recorded 8th November 1966:
    1. Sweet Wine
    2. Eric Clapton Interview
    3. Wrapping Paper
    4. Rollin' And Tumblin'
    5. Sleepy Time Time (Previously Unreleased)
    6. Steppin' Out
    BBC Home Service "Guitar Club" Session. Recorded 28th November 1966:
    7. Crossroads
    8. Steppin' Out (Previously Unreleased)
    BBC World Service R & B Club Session. Recorded 9th December 1966:
    9. Cat's Squirrel
    10. Traintime
    11. I'm So Glad
    12. Lawdy Mama
    BBC Light Programme "Saturday Club" Session. Recorded 10th January 1967:
    13. Eric Clapton Interview
    14. I Feel Free
    15. N.S.U.
    16. Four Until Late

    Cream
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  • Rat City Rat City Quick View

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    Rat City

    Memphis based Jack Oblivian (aka Jack Yarber) was a founding member of the garage-bands The Compulsive Gamblers and The Oblivians but he has contributed to a dizzying array of projects over the years, including Andre Williams, Jack Oblivian & the Tennessee Tearjerkers, The Cool Jerks, '68 Comeback, King Louie & His Loose Diamonds, Greg Oblivian & the Tip Tops, Jack Oblivian & The Cigarillos, The Natural Kicks and Tav Falco's Panther Burns.


    Jack Yarber began his professional music career in high school, appearing alongside high school friend and future Squirrel Nut Zippers founder Jimbo Mathus in the Corinth, Mississippi, based Johnny Vomit & the Dry Heaves. Yarber played drums in the outfit, which credited him as Johnny Goopa. After moving to Memphis, his encounter with fellow musican Greg Cartwright led to the formation of the Compulsive Gamblers. The Oblivians formed in 1993 as a side project to the Compulsive Gamblers, the members of the Oblivians shared songwriting and each member supplied vocals, guitar work, and percussion on albums, switching instruments during live shows. The Oblivians lasted from 1993 until 1998, at which time Yarber and Cartwright left the band to reform the Compulsive Gamblers. The second incarnation of the Gamblers lasted from 1998 to 2003. The Oblivians returned to the stage in 2009 for a sold-out international tour with the Gories.


    His collaborations with the cream of the Memphis music crop guarantee that the players on Rat City fit the bill like the proverbial glove. Jack Oblivian channels the spirit of proto punk as well as blues, country and junkyard rock; his songs evoke haunting, echo-y swamp boogie that will walk you down that dark alley without fear.

    1. Mad Lover - Part II
    2. Put Your Love On Me
    3. Cigarillo
    4. Milkshake Baby
    5. Make Your Mind Up - Part II
    6. Against The Mall - Part II
    Jack Oblivian
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  • Jack-O Is The Flipside Kid (On Sale) Jack-O Is The Flipside Kid (On Sale) On Sale Quick View

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    Jack-O Is The Flipside Kid (On Sale)

    Jack Yarber began his professional music career in high school, appearing alongside high school friend and future Squirrel Nut Zippers founder Jimbo Mathus in the Corinth, Mississippi, based Johnny Vomit % the Dry Heaves. Yarber played drums in the outfit, which credited him as Johnny Goopa.


    In the summer of 1987, Yarber moved to Memphis, Tennessee, to play music with his cousin. Yarber and his cousin played together using a number of band names, eventually releasing a new-wave 7 under the name, The End. The tracks You Never Called and People Talk were recorded at Phillips Studio in Memphis, Tennessee. That vinyl single marked Yarber's first appearance on record. By 1989 the two had diverged musically and Yarber's cousin left town, effectively ending their partnership.


    Following the breakup of The End, Yarber's encounter with fellow musician Greg Cartwright led to the formation of the Compulsive Gamblers. Desptie recording two 7 albums and a handful of home recordings, the band was unable to garner record lable interest until after he success of their next band, the Oblivians. The Oblivians formed in 1993 as as side project to the Compulsive Gamblers, and included former Gambler Greg Cartwright, as well as future Goner Records founder, Eric Friedl. The members of the Oblivians all shared writing and recording responsibilities. Each member supplied vocals, guitar work, and percussion on albums and switched between instruments during live shows. The Oblivians lasted from 1993 until 1998, at which time Yarber and Cartwright left the band to reform the Compulsive Gamblers. The second incarnation of the Gamblers lasted form 1998 to 2003, when the bandmembers again went seperate ways.


    After pursuing a brief solo career, Yarber teamed up with Scott Bomar to form the Tearjerkers. As Bomar became more and more involved with film scoring, Yarber began to take a more active role in the band, ultimately taking over as lead songwriter after Bomar's departure. With Yarber in control of the group, the band was rechristened the Tennessee Tearjerkers. At the same time as Yarber was writing songs with the Tearjerkers, he was also contributing in various ways to a number of side projects including, the Knaughty Knights, the Limes, and South Filthy which included collaborations with longtime associates Walter Daniels and Monsieur Jeffrey Evans.

    1. Flip Side Kid
    2. Til the Money Runs Out
    3. Dirty Nails
    4. Golden Age
    5. Knick the Knife
    6. Hong Kong Girl
    7. Chills and Fever
    8. Black Boots
    9. I Live For Today
    10. John Holmes Blues
    11. The Man Who Loved Couch Dancing
    12. I Can't Find My Way Home
    13. Nightowl
    14. I Want you (bonus track)
    Jack Oblivian
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    Dark Night Of The Soul

    This musical DNA has been in Jimbo Mathus since birth. His father and relatives
    were all skilled musicians who filled the house with old folk, country and blues
    tunes. By the age of eight, Mathus was joining them on mandolin and by his
    teenage years had learned guitar and piano. High school led to playing in punk
    and new wave bands, the most notable being Johnny Vomit and the Dry Heaves
    and The End, with future Oblivian Jack Yarber. Post high school, Mathus studied
    Philosophy at Mississippi State University before leaving to travel around
    America. In doing so he worked various jobs, including an influential stint as
    a barge tankerman on the mighty Mississippi River. Settling in Chapel Hill,
    N.C., he drummed in the cult rock band Metal Flake Mother prior to starting
    the Squirrel Nut Zippers. This ahead-of-its-time retro roots band scored a hit
    with "Hot" and performed at President Clinton's second Inauguration and the
    1996 Summer Olympics. Following the Zippers' split, Mathus worked with such
    noted artists such as Buddy Guy and Elvis Costello, and collaborated with North
    Mississippi Allstars guitarist Luther Dickinson and Alvin Youngblood Hart in the
    South Memphis String Band. He also recorded his own albums (including one
    dedicated to his childhood nanny Rosetta Patton, the daughter of Delta blues
    icon Charley Patton).


    On most of 'Dark Night's' tracks, Mathus' acoustic guitar is surrounded by
    the electric guitar played by his longtime sideman Matt Pierce and pal Eric
    "Roscoe" Ambel. (Ambel produced 'White Buffalo' but on 'Dark Night' he focuses
    exclusively on his righteous guitar playing.) The album's raw, rock sound arose
    from the fact that most of the tracks were recorded live in the studio with
    Mathus' band, the Tri-State Coalition, which he found "very liberating way of
    doing it." Mathus feels very in synch with his bandmates (keyboardist Eric
    Carlton, drummer Ryan Rogers, guitarist Pierce and guest bassist and Drive By
    Trucker Matt Patton) since they have played together now for several years.
    "The intensity you're hearing on this album," he proclaims, "is the spirit of a
    band that is put ting it's shit on the line ."

    1. Dark Night Of The Soul
    2. White Angel
    3. Rock & Roll Trash
    4. Shine Like A Diamond
    5. Writing Spider
    6. Tallahatchie
    7. Burn The Ships
    8. Fire In The Canebrake
    9. Hawkeye Jordan
    10. Casey Caught The Cannonball
    11. Medicine
    12. Butcher Bird
    Jimbo Mathus & The Tri-State Coalition
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    House With A Curse (On Sale)

    How much change is a band willing to endure in pursuit of a dream? In the case of Coliseum, as much as it takes. In the three years since their second album, No Salvation (their first and only for Relapse Records), the Louisville power trio have changed labels, producers, engineers, and replaced the frenetic breakneck speed of former drummer Chris Maggio with the emphatic rhythmic stomp of Carter Wilson, all in the service of producing the album they always dreamed of. That album is House With A Curse, their third full-length and first for Temporary Residence Ltd.


    Produced by the band at The Funeral Home in Louisville and mixed by J. Robbins in Baltimore, House With A Curse features no less than a half dozen guests: Will Oldham (Bonnie Prince Billy), J. Robbins (Jawbox), Jason Noble (Shipping News, Rachel, Rodan), Peter Searcy (Squirrel Bait) and more all stopped by to add vocals, extra guitar, strings and whatever else a particular song might have called for. House is not just a new and exciting chapter in the Coliseum story, it's a celebration of the underground music community that inspired its very existence.

    1. Introduction
    2. Blind In One Eye
    3. Everything To Everyone
    4. Crime And The City
    5. Cloaked In Red
    6. Perimeter Man
    7. Skeleton Smile
    8. Isela Vega
    9. Lost In Groningen
    10. Statuary
    11. Man Was Never Meant To Fy
    12. Punk/Money
    Coliseum
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    Front Porch Sessions (On Sale)

    Southern Indiana-bred singer-guitarist Reverend Peyton is the bigger-than-life frontman of Reverend Peyton's Big Damn Band. He has earned a reputation as both a singularly compelling performer and a persuasive evangelist for the rootsy country blues styles that captured his imagination early in life and inspired him and his band to make pilgrimages to Clarksdale, Mississippi to study under such blues masters as T-Model Ford, Robert Belfour and David "Honeyboy" Edwards.


    That passionate inspiration has made Reverend Peyton's Big Damn Band America's foremost country blues outfit and fuels the Rev's new release, The Front Porch Sessions. Peyton's dazzling guitar mastery is equaled here by his knack for vivid, emotionally impactful songwriting, and his originals are matched in their authenticity by the deeply felt vintage blues tunes that he covers. The album showcases the Rev's irrepressible personality while echoing the enduring spirit of such acoustic blues icons as Charlie Patton, Blind Willie Johnson, Bukka White and Furry Lewis, whose "When My Baby Left Me" receives a memorable reading.


    "It started as a literal whim on my part, but it turned into something really special," Reverend Peyton says of this new collection. "I wanted it to feel like you're on my front porch. You can almost hear the wood creaking."


    The Front Porch Sessions maintains a potent level of intensity throughout, from the upbeat optimism of the album-opener "We Deserve a Happy Ending" to the blunt slice-of-life rural reality of "One More Thing" to the rollicking, playful swagger of "Shakey Shirley," "One Bad Shoe" and "Cornbread and Butterbeans." Meanwhile, the instrumentals "It's All Night Long" and "Flying Squirrels" demonstrate the Rev's nimble, imaginative guitar work."


    I didn't have much planned when I went into the studio," the Reverend notes. "I went into the studio with some new songs and some old songs that I've always wanted to try. At first, I thought 'Well, maybe we'll make it a download or release a single.' But it took on a life of its own, and when it was all said and done, I was as proud of it as anything I've ever done. To me, it was a lesson in not overthinking things; I just went in and let my gut guide me."


    We recorded this album at a studio called Farm Fresh, which is right down the street from my house," he continues. "It's in the shade of the oldest poplar tree in Indiana, and there's a graveyard next to it and train tracks run across there. In fact, I think you can hear the train on one track on this record. The studio's in an old church, and the main sanctuary is the tracking room, so the haunting reverb that you hear is that room.


    "We used a lot of vintage gear in the recording. I love that organic sound, and I'm always chasing that in everything I do. I just like things that feel timeless. Feeling timeless to me is way more important than feeling old. When you try to make something sound old, you're trying too hard."


    That lifelong pursuit of musical authenticity was instilled in his musical consciousness while Peyton was growing up in rural Indiana, where his early love for blues, ragtime, folk, country and other traditional styles gave him a sense of direction that would soon manifest itself in his own music. He and the Big Damn Band won a large and loyal fan base, thanks to their tireless touring efforts and high-energy showmanship, along with such acclaimed albums as Big Damn Nation, The Gospel Album, The Whole Fam Damnily, The Wages, Between the Ditches, So Delicious and the Charlie Patton tribute disc Peyton on Patton.


    Despite his prior achievements, the Rev views The Front Porch Sessions as a personal creative milestone.


    "This record's very personal for me, because so much of it is just me," he says. "The Big Damn Band is on there, but it's mostly me. There's washboard only in a couple of songs, and the drum kit is a suitcase drum set that we put together in the studio. It's a snapshot of the week we spent in the studio, but it also represents a lifetime of me building up to it."


    The Front Porch Sessions has also spawned a series of audio-vÉritÉ companion videos, many of them shot on the Rev's actual front porch, that embody the album's intimacy and immediacy. "A lot of these songs started on the porch, and that's what the videos are," he says. "I'd be pickin' and go, 'I like the way this sounds, let me get my camera.'"


    Reverend Peyton has already begun to integrate The Front Porch Sessions' spare approach into the Big Damn Band's expansive live shows, which are renowned for their intensity and abandon.


    "In a lot of our shows in the past few years, we'll take a break and I'll come out and do a song or two by myself," he explains. "That brings things down and allows me to do some songs like this. We're definitely gonna be doing more of that, so there's definitely gonna be moments in the shows where you're gonna hear a lot of these songs. We may also do some Front Porch Sessions shows, and maybe present some of our other songs in a more stripped-down way. We did one earlier this year as kind of a test, and that worked really well.


    "Over the years, our shows have gotten more dynamic," he continues. "The ups are more up and the downs are more down. That's something that's important to me. If I go and see a show and someone's just standing there and staring at their feet and singing their songs, I feel insulted. That's not a performance. I want to know that you're living that song, not just regurgitating it. I don't think artists should seem like they're too cool for their audience."


    The Rev's dedication to delivering the goods on stage is reflected in his flamboyant performance persona. "The Rev is me," he states. "Sometimes that freaks people out, because the person who's on stage is exactly the way I am offstage. I don't know how to separate myself from my music, because it's so personal to me. My mom calls me Rev; it's been my nickname since I was a teenager. It was a name that was given to me by some friends, and it sort of stuck.


    "I'm one of those people who feels everything really hard, for better or worse," he continues. "If I'm angry, I'm really angry. If I'm sad, I'm really sad. If I'm happy, I'm really happy. So onstage, I tap into that. There are certain songs that I can't play on some nights, because they're just too sad. That may be the rantings of a crazy person, but it's the God's honest truth."


    With The Front Porch Sessions showcasing his expanded musical palette, Reverend Peyton is excited about bringing his new music to his fans.


    "I really think it's one of the best things I've ever done," he asserts. "I'm interested in making hand-made American music, and the goal is to be timeless."

    1. We Deserve a Happy Ending
    2. When My Baby Left Me
    3. Shakey Shirley
    4. What You Did to the Boy Ain't Right
    5. One Bad Shoe
    6. It's All Night Long
    7. One More Thing
    8. Flying Squirrels
    9. Let Your Light Shine
    10. When You Lose Your Money
    11. Cornbread and Butterbeans
    Reverend Peyton's Big Damn Band
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    Red Letter Year (Out Of Stock)

    The dozen tunes on Ani DiFranco's new studio album Red Letter Year celebrate existence, profess love and condemn religious fundamentalism with an infectious sense of glee. Joining Ani here are producer Napolitano (Joseph Arthur, The Twilight Singers, Squirrel Nut zippers) and a group of guest artists that includes long-time Ani collaborator Jon Hassell (Brian Eno, Peter Gabriel, Ry Cooder) on trumpet and the Rebirth Brass Band, which shines on the Dixieland instrumental Red Letter Year (reprise).


    Ani's band, which features bassist Todd Sickafoose (who also did the string arrangements), vibraphonist Mike Dillon and drummer Allison Miller, is a major source of Red Letter Year's singular personality. On Emancipated Minor, Miller's driving beat tethers to Ani's killer electric guitar hook, while Sickafoose's strings add an otherworldly element to the proceedings. Dillon's vibes on All This are as rich and open-minded as the little folksinger's defiant lyrics.

    1. Red Letter Year
    2. Alla This
    3. Present/Infant
    4. Smiling Underneath
    5. Way Tight
    6. Emancipated Minor
    7. Good Luck
    8. The Atom
    9. Round A Pole
    10. Landing Gear
    11. Starmatter
    12. Red Letter Year (Reprise)

    13. Emancipated Minor (Extended Mix)

    Ani DiFranco
    $15.99
    Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Temporarily out of stock
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