We kick off this week’s episode with a song from local Portland favorites Sassparilla, and really, what could be more refreshing on a hot summer day? “Peaches” is a sneaky, fun rocker from the grungy bluegrass band’s excellent new double album, “Pasajero/Hullabaloo,” which arrived from Fluff & Gravy Records just in time to kick start your summer in style.
And there’s plenty more new music in this week’s episode, including first listens from Shovels & Rope, Denver and Hook & Anchor as well as excellent new releases from John Fullbright, Dave and Phil Alvin and Willie Nelson.
Over the next few weeks, we’ll be gearing up for our favorite annual event, the Wildwood MusicFest & Campout, set for July 18-20 in beautiful Willamina, Oregon. In the meantime, we’ll be hitting the shows and listening to the records that matter most to you, dear reader and listener.
So for now, dig in to the new episode. Here’s the playlist:
High Road, John Fullbright
Sweet But Bitter Life, Possessed By Paul James
Southern Flood Blues, Dave and Phil Alvin
Band of Brothers, Willie Nelson
My Great Gasby, Two Cow Garage
I Never Learn, Karen Jonas
Troubadour, Arliss Nancy
Way To Kansas, Carrie Nation and the Speakeasy
Blessing and A Curse, Have Gun, Will Travel
No Place To Be, The Low Bones
Orange Dress, Kate Mann
The Devil Is All Around, Shovels & Rope
Carry On, Denver
Concerning Spectral Pinching, Hook & Anchor
Knights Ferry, Tom VandenAvond
Winner’s Casino, Richmond Fontaine