As always, this episode is PACKED with country, punk, blues, pretty much anything you want. Bella co-hosts, plus we get an interview with the delightful Bronte Fall!
This album is rife with intensely passionate songwriting and a true sense of place. On Calico Jim, Pony Bradshaw explores the underbelly of Appalachia -- and a path for the future. These are punk rock lyrics with traditional backing, a potent combination in Bradshaw’s hands -- add in the emotional conviction in his performance and you’ve got an electric combination. I’ve added this song to my 2021 Album of the Year list as one I’ll return to next winter.
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- Tucker Riggleman & the Cheap Dates -- “Curtain” (Alive and Dying Fast)
- King Commoner -- “Everyone That I Know” (Love Travels Light)
- Bubblewands -- “Astronaut” (Single)
- Leah and the Truth -- “Modern Disease” (Single)
- Pony Bradshaw -- “Dope Mountain”(Calico Jim)
- Ghalia Volt -- “Can’t Escape”(One Woman Band)
- Hugh Phillips -- “Jack Devise” (It’s Been a Long Time)
- Melissa Erin -- “Settle on Down” (Single)
- Lilly Winwood -- “Few More Records” (Time Well Spent)
- Saugeye -- “Dirt On Your Hands” (Saugeye)
- Eric Church -- “Doing Life With Me” (Single)
- Nellen Dryden -- “Come On Honey” (Standstill)
- Mother Juniper -- “Carolina” (Single)
INTERVIEW: Bronte Fall
Featured music from her EP Finishing School:
- “Six Years”
- “White Dress”
Podcast intro by Alma Contra, music from Two Cow Garage’s “Stars & Gutters”