Episode #18 featuring Spirit Lake


Spirit Lake (l to r): Ray, Justin, Adam, Scotty and Travis.

Episode #18 with Spirit Lake

Big thanks to Scotty, Travis and Justin from Spirit Lake, who visited our crew in The Helm for an interview and to share some tunes from their new CD, The Biggening. The record — a big, big dose of rock — comes out this week, and to celebrate, Spirit Lake is hosting a CD release show this Friday night at Mississippi Studios in Portland.

The guys talked about Spirit Lake’s expanded lineup and how it’s reflected on the new CD, a follow up to their debut of two years ago, Uncle Walker’s Amber Restorative. Things go from blue to raunchy pretty quickly in this episode, but a lot of laughs are shared. Travis and Justin’s “Walken Off” was definitely a first for the show and one of the many highlights of this week’s episode.

Once back in control of the microphones, Mike, Eric and Phil ride it out with some pretty groovy tunes and fun banter, including a not-so-flattering assessment of Sheryl Crow and her body of work. There’s also new music from Drive-By Truckers, classics from Whiskeytown and Richmond Fontaine and a loving tribute to country flag-waver Toby Keith by the one and only Michael Dean Damron.

Thank you for dialing it in. We hope you enjoy the show. Here’s this week’s playlist:

Nobody Gives A Damn About Songs Anymore, John Moreland
Bundle Of Joy, The Swearengens
The Other Side Of OK, Drag The River
Shit And Memories, Joshua Black Wilkins
To Love Somebody, Lydia Loveless
Streets Of Baltimore, Gram Parsons
When You’re Gone, Lucero
Interview with Scotty, Travis and Justin of Spirit Lake
The Biggening, Spirit Lake
Hellbent, Spirit Lake
I Want A Love, Spirit Lake
Santa Ana Winds, Spirit Lake
Questions (You Never Ask), Spirit Lake
Primer Coat, Drive-By Truckers
Something ‘Bout You, Frizzell & Friends
Blackbird, Matthew Dean Herman
$87 and a Guilty Conscience That Gets Worse The Longer I Go, Richmond Fontaine
Either Way We’re Fucked, Hellbound Glory
Bury Me On A Rainy Day, Otis Gibbs
Stay On The Ride, Patty Griffin
16 Days, Whiskeytown
Pickin’ Up The Signal, Son Volt
Church Of Level Track, Tim Barry
Toby Keith, Michael Dean Damron
Cover Me Up, Jason Isbell