Post by The Horned Grandmother on May 20, 2012 21:10:54 GMT -5
Before people started multi-hyphenating genres, Clem Snide belonged to the same school of alt-country that Wilco used to fall under.
I also recommend the album Braver, Newer World by Jimmy Dale Gilmore. You may recognize Gilmore from The Big Lebowski (he played Smoky -- 'OVER THE LINE!'). He's got a beautiful tenor, and that particular album was produced by Jon Brion (I Heart Huckabees, P.T. Anderson films).
Are you into blues? You ever heard of a DJ in Arcata, CA known as Good Rockin' Derral (not there any more; moved back to Anderson, CA to help my more than able 96 year old grandmama.) That's my uncle. You're enthusiasm for music reminds me of him. Good shit!
Post by The Horned Grandmother on May 20, 2012 21:43:33 GMT -5
My knowledge of blues music is patchy, admittedly. I always hate to admit gaps in my education, but you found one right away. Still, that's cool. The part of California I'm from, there were no DJs whose names were worth remembering.
Post by The Horned Grandmother on May 20, 2012 22:36:38 GMT -5
I've read about the Flatlanders but I've never picked up one of their albums. I picked up Braver, Newer World when I was on a deeply obsessive Jon Brion kick and was surprised when I fell in love with it so much. I kind of had a second honeymoon with it a month or so ago and started reading up more extensively on his career but I hadn't followed up on it yet.