Friday, January 15, 2021

AAT Podcast: Episode 154

 This week’s episode is sponsored by the Choose Your Struggle podcast. Listen to real-life people share their struggles with addiction and mental health and #EndTheStigma today.

Otherwise, not a whole lot going on -- just the usual blend of Americana, country, punk and funk!
 
Album of the Week: Uncle Bens Remedy -- Easy Way to Here
 

 
 
If you’re looking for some of that rough-and-tumble country punk that’s so hard to find these days, check out Easy Way to Here. There’s nothing but great songs and boot-stomping here. Uncle Ben’s Remedy can part as hard as anybody, but when they want to slow things down and delve into the small tragedies of every day people, they do a fantastic job there, too. The album came out in December, but it’s good a way to start the year as any.
  1. Cristina Vane -- “Half Moon Baby” (Magnolia Sessions)
  2. Uncle Bens Remedy -- Drink to Remember (Easy Way to Here)
  3. Alison Self -- “Whiskey Drunk” (Single)
  4. Moon Mouth -- “Ghost” (Single)
  5. Jason Anderson -- “Omaha” (What It Was and What We Wanted)
  6. Dazz & Brie -- “Darlene” (Can’t Chase Girls & Your Money Too)
  7. Jessye DeSilva -- “Something Wicked” (Hover)
  8. Dope Lemon -- “Kids Fallin’ In Love” (Single)
  9. Jane McNealy -- “This Can’t Be the End (feat. Harold Battiste and Melvin Lastie” (Single)
  10. Old Joy -- “Summer Passing” (Monks Aflame)
  11. John Driskell Hopkins -- “Missing You All, All the Time” (Single)
  12. Love Crumbs -- “Cavalcades” (Single)
Podcast intro by Alma Contra, music from Two Cow Garage’s “Stars & Gutters”
 
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Friday, January 8, 2021

Adobe & Teardrops: Episode 153

 New year, new intro! This week is a fun grab-bag of singles and deep cuts from albums I enjoyed in 2020.

  

In case you missed it, you can listen to my interview with Mike West on Into the Van!

  1. Two Cow Garage -- “History Now” (Brand New Flag)
  2. Dan Whitaker -- “Movin’ On With You” (Movin’ On With You)
  3. Oklahoma Uprising -- “Karma” (High Sign)
  4. Jeremy Parsons -- “Things to Come” (Things to Come)
  5. Donal Hinley -- “Couldn’t Breath” (Diary of a Snowflake)
  6. Strays Don’t Sleep -- “Hope is a Love Song” (A Short Film For a Long Story EP)
  7. Andrew Leahey & the Homestead -- “Until There’s Nothing But Air” (Single)
  8. The Freight -- “Fish & a Bike” (Single)
  9. Tibe d’Oro -- “x + x” (x+x = 1)
  10. Jackie Venson -- “Go My Way” (Vintage Machines)
  11. Mic Harrison and the High Score -- “Bright Spot” (Bright Spot)
  12. Snack Cat -- “Breaking Point” (Single)
  13. Robert Connelly Farr -- “If It Was Up To Me” (Country Supper)
  14. Slim Hanson and the Poor Choices -- “I Can Hear You Cryin’” (Bustin’ Broncs and Honky Tonks)
  15. Axel O -- “Not Built For Love” (Single)
  16. Mariel Buckley -- “No Surprise” (Single)
Podcast intro by Alma Contra, music from Two Cow Garage’s “Stars & Gutters”
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Monday, January 4, 2021

Adobe & Teardrops -- Top 10 of 2020 (Episode 152)

Here it is -- my top 10 of 2020!

There are probably a lot of people you’d expect me to have in my top 20, like John Moreland and American Aquarium. While those artists made huge strides in pushing their own boundaries, they just didn’t make as much of an emotional impact on me as the albums featured here. For me, top albums need to both push boundaries AND make me FEEL SOMETHING. These are the 20 albums this year that made my heart skip a beat.
 
  1. Kory Quinn -- “On the Borderline” (Home of the Brave)
  2. Maya de Vitry -- “Bread for the Circus” (How to Break a Fall)
  3. Ben de la Cour -- “In God We Trust...All Others Pay Cash” (Shadowland)
  4. Juni Ata -- “I’ll Try Anything Twice” (Saudade)
  5. Nana Grizol -- “Plantation Country” (South Somewhere Else)
  6. Fern Maddie -- “Of Song and Bone” (North Branch River)
  7. Angelica Garcia -- “Jicama” (Cha Cha Palace)
  8. Jake Blount -- “The Angels Done Bowed Down” (Spider Tales)
  9. Stephanie Lambring -- “Daddy’s Disappointment” (Autonomy)
  10. Fiona Apple -- “Relay” (Fetch the Bolt Cutters)
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Wednesday, December 30, 2020

Listen To Great Tunes 24/7 With Ryan Humbert's The Americana Roundup

There're quite a few episodes of Adobe & Teardrops to catch up on, but you'll run out eventually. Once you do, you should check out The American Roundup, a 24/7 streaming station from The Shootouts' lead singer Ryan Humbert.

The channel offers a hand-curated blend of modern roots rock, traditional country, classic rock, folk, bluegrass, blues and more. The show can be heard throughout the US, Canada and the UK.

The station is named after Humbert’s long-running radio show, The Americana Roundup, which airs every Sunday morning from 9 to 11 AM on The Summit WAPS-FM in Akron, Ohio. Humbert has produced over 175 episodes of that weekly program. Humbert will continue that show, and is planning a syndicated version of the show in 2021. 


 

“Spending more time at home during the COVID-19 pandemic has allowed me to expand on my radio show and offer folks a greater opportunity to hear this music,” said Humbert. “I truly believe in the Americana genre and the great music that is being made by artists that don’t have as many outlets to share it as they once did. Hopefully I can introduce listeners to new music that they’ll love and provide them with a healthy mix spanning the history of the genre.”

Listeners can expect to hear artists such as Jason Isbell, Brandi Carlile, Willie Nelson, John Hiatt, Lori McKenna, Marty Stuart, Mavis Staples, Zephaniah Ohora, Sam Morrow, Jamey Johnson, Elizabeth Cook, Johnny Cash, Margo Price, Paul Thorn, Dale Watson, Dwight Yoakam, Muddy Waters, Chris Stapleton, Bob Wills & His Texas Playboys, Lucinda Williams, Yola, Whitney Rose, Waylon Jennings, Emmylou Harris and many, many more. The Americana Roundup launched with over 3,000 songs in its library, with new music being added weekly.

Wednesday, December 23, 2020

Adobe & Teardrops: Episode 151 -- Top 20 of 2020 (Pt. 1)

There are probably a lot of people you’d expect me to have in my top 20, like John Moreland and American Aquarium. While those artists made huge strides in pushing their own boundaries, they just didn’t make as much of an emotional impact on me as the albums featured here. For me, top albums need to both push boundaries AND make me FEEL SOMETHING. These are the 20 albums this year that made my heart skip a beat.

We’ll listen to #20 - 11 this week, and then count down to the new year next week.

  1. Ashley McBryde -- “Velvet Red” (Never Will)
  2. Possessed By Paul James -- “Be At Rest” (As We Go Wandering)
  3. Brian Johannesen -- “Tired (Last Time I Saw Her)” (Holster Your Silver)
  4. Little Big Town -- “The Daughters” (Nightfall)
  5. Lilly Hiatt -- “Little Believer” (Walking Proof)
  6. Paisley Fields -- “You Me and the Country” (Electric Park Ballroom)
  7. Samantha Crain -- “Holding to the Edge of Night” (A Small Death)
  8. SG Goodman --  “Space and Time” (Old Time Feeling)
  9. Austin Lucas -- “Drive” (Alive in the Hot Zone!)
  10. Becky Warren -- “Me And These Jeans” (The Sick Season)

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Friday, December 18, 2020

Adobe & Teardrops: Episode 150

This week, Rachel is joined by long-list twin Gabe DiChiara and her love Rosa Schneider! The trio talk yearning, unrequited love, and Elizabeth Warren (cw for Bernie or Bust bros: maybe skip the intro and go straight to the music.) This playlist was prompted by the Sappho poem “Deathless Aphrodite.” Rosa reads Anne Carson’s translation in her sexier-than-Rachel-Maddow voice.

Not only is this episode 150, it's the 1600th post on Adobe & Teardrops!

 
 
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  1. The Dennis Brothers -- “Everywhere I Go” (Everywhere I Go)
  2. Brad Brooks -- “Strange Fruit Numb” (God Save the City)
  3. Tret Fure -- “Freedom” (Rembrandt Afternoon)
  4. Pillow Queens -- “HowDoILook” (In Waiting)
  5. Lucy Dacus -- “Addictions” (Historian)
  6. Ghost Shirt -- “Jackhammer” (Domestique)
  7. Karen and the Sorrows -- “Why Won’t You Come Back To Me?” (Guaranteed Broken Heart)
  8. Lee Bains III -- “Stars” (Sweet Disorder!)
  9. Kelly Kneiser -- “Happiness Looks Good On You” (Kelly Kneiser)
  10. Austin Lucas -- “Shallow Inland Sea” (Immortal Americans)
  11. Lydia Loveless -- “Really Wanna See You”
  12. Robin -- “Dancing On My Own” (Body Talk Pt. 1)
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