Theme Time Radio Hour is a one-hour long radio show hosted by Bob Dylan. He features the best country, blues, bluegrass, soul, folk, rap and rock that the music world has to offer- all centered around a different theme each week. Past themes have been The Devil, Trains, Death & Taxes, Flowers, and the oh-so-appropriate-for-today, Thanksgiving Leftovers (Season One, Episode 30). The show airs every Wednesday at 11 am ET on Deep Tracks – Channel 40 on XM and Channel 16 on SIRIUS. You can also download free mp3 versions of the different episodes here from all three seasons.
Wiretree, an indie rock band from Austin, Texas is the inaugural winner of our Cover Art of the Week contest. Wiretree’s first full album Bouldin is out now on Cobaltworks, a record label and multi-media company out of Austin. Megan recently caught up with Wiretree’s frontman and songwriter Kevin Peroni. Their interview is after the jump.
The Tallest Man On Earth- It Will Follow The Rain
Video from Swedish folk artist Kristian Matsso (aka The Tallest Man On Earth). He is departing on a US tour starting Dec 9 with stops in NYC, Los Angeles and more opening for Bon Iver, Will Sheff of Okkervil River and Two Gallants. Complete tour dates are after the jump.
Charlie Brown Thanksgiving
Happy Thanksgiving everyone! See you soon, you sly devils.
Bob Dylan- Country Pie
The Holidays are here and the extended family is arriving. So you know what that means? Tis the season to dust off that old bottle of Whiskey and put it to some use! To fire up that holiday spirit, add Country Bourbon Pecan Pie to your Thanksgiving meal. Pair it with a song like Dylan’s “Country Pie” and you’ll feel so calm and toasty, you won’t even mind Auntie Mildred pinching your cheeks. Recipe is after the jump.
The ultimate (18 minute) Thanksgiving song.
Arlo Guthrie- Alice’s Restaurant Pt. 1
Arlo Guthrie- Alice’s Restaurant Pt. 2
Arlo Guthrie- Alice’s Restaurant Pt. 3
So Pavement doesn’t really qualify as indie folk and/or country, but this offer was too good not to share with you. In honor of the release of the extended version of their LP Brighten the Corners, Matador Records and imeem are offering a date with a member of Pavement to Ikea! You get a free lunch of Swedish meatballs and a $500 gift certificate to spend with the help of your new Pavement friend. All you have to do it take a picture of your apartment, upload it to the Pavement Fans page on imeem and explain why you deserve to win the contest. Entries must be submitted by December 6th and the winner is announced December 9th. Just to warn you: you are going to have some fierce competition in the form of Jenna and I. $500 at Ikea? Oh! It’s on!
Loretta Lynn- To Make A Man (Feel Like A Man) and Don’t Come Home A Drinkin’ (With Lovin’ On Your Mind)
Here’s a clip of Loretta Lynn performing at a music industry luncheon in 1969 from the documentary Nashville Sound. In between the songs, she explains how it’s possible to have 5 kids in two years. Oh- and that’s Lynn Anderson (of “Rose Garden” fame) that Loretta goes over to see at the very end of the clip.
We are giving away three (3) pairs of tickets to Blitzen Trapper and the Parson Redheads‘ upcoming show on Sunday, November 30th at the Echo. Blitzen Trapper is one of When You Awake’s favorite artists to emerge on the scene in the last couple of years and we have a feeling that their latest record Furr is going to find it’s way onto just about every respectable Best of 2008 list. The show is all ages and tickets are $10 in advance/$12 day of show. To win tickets, email whenyouawakela @ gmail.com (subject: Furr) and tell us your favorite song about animals. Include your first and last name in the email. Three winners will be chosen and notified.
Blitzen Trapper- Furr
Phosphorescent is following up their 2007 record Pride with an all covers LP entitled To Willie. The album, set to be released in February on Dead Oceans, is made up of 11 of their favorite rare and underappreciated Willie Nelson tunes. In fact, they are following in Willie’s own footsteps as Willie recorded an album in 1975 called To Lefty From Willie, on which Willie recorded all Lefty Frizzell tunes. For a little taste of what the record is going to sound like, check out this live version of Phosphorescent performing “Reasons To Quit” below. The track listing is after the jump.
Phosphorescent- Reasons To Quit