Thursday August 14th 2008, 5:58 pm
Townes Van Zandt Goes Twang: A When You Awake Mixtape
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Steve Earle once said “Townes Van Zandt is the best songwriter in the whole world and I’ll stand on Bob Dylan’s coffee table in my cowboy boots and say that.” When you hear this collection of songs interpreted by the likes of Emmylou Harris, Devendra Banhart, Steve Young, Vetiver and more, you just might agree. Did we miss any good ones? Let me know in the comments after the jump. Speaking of, anyone know of a good cover of “Be Here To Love Me”? The Norah Jones version just doesn’t cut it (sorry…).

Monday August 11th 2008, 5:55 pm
International Submarine Band’s “Safe At Home” Originals
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The guys over at Setting the Woods on Fire have put together the original tunes that Gram Parsons and friends covered on the International Submarine Band’s record Safe at Home. Included are versions by Porter Wagoner, Merle Haggard, Johnny Cash, Bobby Bare and more. For a little taste of it, check out “Satisfied Mind” by Porter Wagoner and “Somebody Else You’ve Known” by Merle Haggard below. For the complete set, head on over to Setting the Woods on Fire. They also did an original series for the Byrd’s Sweetheart of the Rodeothat is definitely worth a listen. 

Porter Wagoner- A Satisfied Mind
Merle Haggard- Somebody Else You’ve Known

Saturday August 09th 2008, 5:51 pm
When You Awake’s Theme Song For the Weekend
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Townes Van Zandt- If I Needed You

Thursday August 07th 2008, 5:47 pm
Hard Men: A When You Awake Mixtape
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This week’s mixtape focuses on the life of Hard Men. There are so many amazing songs about gamblin’, drinkin’ and cheatin’ which of course, in country songs, usually leads to killin’- that we had a really hard time whittling it down. Did we miss some of your favorite Hard Men songs? Let us know in the comments after the jump. Thanks again to the extremely talented Patrick Gerrity for the cover art.