By PHIL FAVORITE
Merry Christmas everybody! Thanks for dialing into That Much Further West Podcast. We’re very pleased to be able to share some of our favorite tunes from this past year on this latest episode, and also a brand-new cut from Root Jack’s upcoming full-length release.
Rise Again, a smoldering riff-riddled rocker, is presented here as Exhibit A for why we think Root Jack’s new album, “Oasis Motel,” will be one of 2014’s best listens and most talked about records. Our pal Kris Stuart, Root Jack’s leader, was kind enough to share the final mixes with us so we could share them with you! And that is what we plan to do in the coming weeks ahead of the record’s release. So stay tuned for more new killer tracks from Root Jack.
From the playlist, you’ll see we tried to balance some of this year’s more notable releases from the Americana sphere along with a number of cuts local to our scene here in our homebase of Portland, Ore. Many of the tunes were simply favorites from the past few years that we really dig and thought you’d enjoy.
Here’s the playlist . . . hope you like the show! Happy Holidays, y’all.
That Much Further West (show theme), Lucero
Rise Again, Root Jack
Caroline Williams, Band of Heathens
Fox In The Hen House, Rachel Brooke
Bartender’s Blues, Countryside Ride
Parted Ways, Heartless Bastards
Some Days, Sturgill Simpson
Tin Star, Lindi Ortega
Kiss The Bottle, Lucero
Good Time Gal, Copper & Coal
Penny, The Honeycutters
Up On The Hill, The Resolectrics
Kristin & Billy, Slim Cessna’s Auto Club
Hail Hail, Shovels & Rope
No One Alive, Wilkinson Blades
Sweet Roseanne, Kristin Hirsch
Can’t Be Satisfied, Hillstomp
Antique Hearts, American Aquarium
Barricades, Son Volt
Hot Denver #1, Denver
Ruby, The Black Lillies
No Honky Tonks, The Bastard Sons Of Johnny Cash
I Can See You Are Always So Sad, Drunken Prayer
Stockholm, Jason Isbell
Sweet But Bitter Life, Possessed By Paul James