December Podcast Picks

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Nikki Lane’s new full-length LP “Highway Queen” will be hitting the streets in February 2017.

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She’s logged a lot of road miles since the release of her breakthrough 2014 breakthrough album “All Or Nothin” and now Nikki Lane is ready to take the world by storm with “Highway Queen,” the much anticipated follow up due early next year.

We kick off our December Podcast picks with the title track from the record, which Rolling Stone.com describes as “an amalgam of gritty twang, dirty blues and a whip-smart taste for dangerously delightful melody” — in other words, more of what we’ve come to love from the sassy, stylish outlaw country chanteuse. After “Highway Queen” hits the streets, Ms. Lane and her band will hit the road for an extensive tour that includes a stop at California’s Stagecoach Festival in April.

Nikki is just one of several of our favorite female singers featured among this month’s podcast picks. Amanda Shires’ new record, “My Piece of Land,” is receiving across-the-board praise while Lydia Loveless continues to tour behind her genre-busting Bloodshot Records LP “Real,” released in August. We also have an official outtake celebrating the 20th anniversary of Gillian Welch’s debut album “Revival,” and a song from Courtney Marie Andrews’ much (rightly so) praised “Honest Life” record, released this past summer by Portland-based Mama Bird Recording Co.

We also added a little modern rock muscle to the mix with cuts from Two Cow Garage, Drunken Prayer and Blackberry Smoke, but still managed to keep it country with songs old and new by the likes Billy Don Burns, Western Centuries, Chris Stalcup and Brent Cobb. And we always seem to find a way to salute the forefathers, with a careful nod to a legend lost, the great Leonard Cohen.

So dial it up. These should help hold you through the holidays. Here’s the playlist for our December Podcast Picks:

Highway Queen, Nikki Lane
Continental Distance, Two Cow Garage
Keith Whitley Blue, Billy Don Burns
Gold, The Handsome Family
The Old You, Western Centuries
You Are My Home, Amanda Shires
Fell Into The Sun, Drunken Prayer
Chickenhawks and Jesus Freaks, Tom Heyman
Me and the Whiskey, Whitey Morgan and the 78’s
Midwestern Guys, Lydia Loveless
Burnin’ Up These Highways, Chris Stalcup
Drinking, Cheating, Loving and Leaving, Adam Lee and the Dead Horse Sound Company
Show Me, Neil Young
Merry Christmas From The Family, Robert Earl Keen
Go On Downtown (Revival Outtake), Gillian Welch
Diggin’ Holes, Brent Cobb
Sunrise In Texas, Blackberry Smoke
15 Highway Lines, Courtney Marie Andrews
Chelsea Hotel #2, Leonard Cohen

Podcast Picks

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Caleb Caudle’s new record, “Carolina Ghost”, is due out next month.

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Welcome to Podcast Picks, an initial offering of tunes chosen by our co-hosts Eric, Mike and Phil to share in between formal podcast episodes and meant for your listening pleasure. It opens with a nod to the passing of the great David Bowie and is sprinkled throughout with similar tributes to a trio of recently fallen musical heroes: Lemmy Kilmister of Motorhead, Glenn Frey of Eagles and Dale Griffin, drummer of the mighty Mott The Hoople. We’re also stoked to share a new song from the upcoming album by Caleb Caudle, which is due in late February, as well as a batch of tunes from notable country-rockers past and present (Happy 70th Birthday, Dolly!!!). We hope this nearly hour-long stream and download will keep you humming and tapping until our next full episode, which is only a few days away. Enjoy!

Moonage Daydream, David Bowie
Piedmont Sky, Caleb Caudle
Run-Down Neighborhood, Lindi Ortega
Go To Hell, Motorhead
The Trouble With Drinkin’, Aaron Lee Tasjan
N.Y.C. Sidewalk, Eb Anderson
Excuse Me While I Break My Own Heart Tonight, Whiskeytown
My Blue Ridge Mountain Boy, Dolly Parton
Those Days Are Gone, Hank Williams Jr.
Tequila Sunrise, Eagles
Cumbia de Donde, Calexico
Another Kind, McDougall
Me and the Whiskey, Whitey Morgan and the 78’s
Ballad Of Mott The Hoople, Mott The Hoople