The Great Unknowns – “Homefront” – Accordion! Need I say more? Just really good music. Call it Americana if you like. It probably best describes it anyway. It is available now.
Jonathan Jeter And The Revelators – “Late For My Own Funeral” – All I needed to know was that Ray Wylie Hubbard digs ‘em. Good enough for RWH, good enough for me. I had to take a listen though, and guess what – Ray’s is right – “The album is dangerous. It's got leather and swagger. This is how music is supposed to be.”
JP and the Gilberts – “Introducing…” – Fun! Fun! Fun! There is something for everyone on this bad mo-fo Buy it put it on and then get ready to get the body moving! Definitely “From Under the Basement” material. I’ll be playing something or two on my show fo sho!
Wylie & the Wild West – “Rocketbuster” – This bad boy comes out in March but I can probably sneak in a tune or two in on my show - I’ll have to see. I promise you the listeners one thing though; It will be a staple around FUTB for a long time. This stuff is appropriate for the “Real” or the “Surreal” Deal – absolutely! Love it!
Tony Rice – 'The Bill Monroe Collection' (Rounder) – Hell! They had me at Tony Rice. Then they went and did a bunch of bluegrass classics from the Godfather of Bluegrass himself, Bill Monroe! Great Great record! One would never expect anything less than excellent from Tony Rice and he does not disappoint here. It is available now.
Pidgin – “The Breaks” – Switching gear a lot now – there is this funky afro-beat album that is catchy as all hell. I started playing this little seven-song gem and couldn’t stop listening to it. ‘Rebel’ Rod says to expand your horizons and give this one a listen. You will not be disappointed.
Scott H. Biram – “Bad Ingredients” – This is a great blues record. It’s a no holds barred, I - don’t – give – a – shit – what – you – think – about - me kind of record. It’s raw. It’s distorted. It’s raspy. It’s perfect. It’s an album you need to add to your collection. It’s an album that you will here on my show. At least the ones that don’t possess explicit lyrics. One of these days I’ll have that podcast and/or internet radio station that the FCC can’t dictate what I play or when I play it.
There you go. Five or six albums that have been released or are about to be. All of which you will here on “From Under the Basement” – In fact, you’ll be hearing JP and the Gilberts, Tony Rice, Pidgin, Scott H. Biram, The Great Unknowns, Jonathan Jeter And The Revelators and a whole lot more.
Some of that more I’m talking about is Louis Armstrong, Chuck Berry, Dex Romweber Duo, Frank Zappa, James McMurtry, The Biscuit Kings, Big James and the Chicago Playboys, I See Hawks in LA, Bare Bones, James Brown, Fire Mountain, The Black Angels, The Sir Douglas Quintet.
Just tune in at 10 PM (central) tonight for all the fun.