An Americana Sampler – Audio Gumshoe 161

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An Americana Sampler

Today’s show features a variety of artists that have submitted Americana or folk/rock style songs. If you like what you hear — or perhaps don’t — please leave me your thoughts/feedback by clicking the “Send Voicemail” tab on the right hand side of the page — or by visiting the voicemail page. You can also submit your comments using the form on the contact page.

Songs and Artists Played

– Mississippi Moon (Sandyman Flynn)
– Time Flies Away (David Rice)
– Rusty Kind of Soul (OLGWI) [Birds Will Sing for You Music]
– Alright By Me (Reprise) (Ali Bartlett)
– Thousand Winds (Cory Brown)
– Feel (Eric Erdman) [Ariel Publicity]
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Thanks to Sandyman Flynn for the use of his photo “Mandolin Morning Table Outside 2” on this post.

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Coyote Kolb – Audio Gumshoe 132

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Coyote Kolb

Songs Played

– Heartland
– Lemonade
– Far and Wide
– Word to the Wise
– Pistol Slapper Blues

Outlaw Country Dirty Blues Rock N Roll Band

Coyote Kolb band photo - on rooftopI don’t often get submissions from bands that have little to say about themselves on their web sites. Coyote Kolb, however, has left much of the explanation to the music itself. Their dedication to the craft is well realized in the songs from ‘Massachusett’ — the debut album by the band.

I did learn that the group is from Jamaica Plains, Massachusetts, just outside of Boston. They recorded and produced the entire album in a house in Jamaica Plain. The album was engineered by Will Benoit, with assistance by Rob Motes. Chadley Kolb, songwriter, vocalist and guitarist, wrote, mixed and produced the entire album. It was mastered in February 2010 at New Alliance East in Cambridge, MA.

Much of what can be said about the band is described in their documentary video, which I have included right here [Note: explicit language]:

Pick up a copy of Coyote Kolb’s album, “Massachusett”, to get a full realization of their talents. Be sure to visit the links to their music below.

Get the Music!

Physical CD: Kunaki.com
Digital Download:

Artist Links

Coyote Kolb on MySpace
Coyote Kolb on Facebook

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This Modern Station – Audio Gumshoe 130

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This Modern Station

Songs Played

All We Left Behind album art
– Long Overdue
– Evangelina
– Just Another Heartache
– Next Best Thing
– Sunday Morning

“….upbeat, catchy-lyric, song in your head the rest of the day musical experience.” Reuters Television

I wanted to find something very cerebral to say about the band This Modern Station. The best thing I can really say, though, is that I really like this music. I’m easily caught up in their tight sound. The driving guitars, great riffs, solid hooks, and life-story vocals pulled me in quickly and easily. The resemblance to early Wilco, as mentioned by Absolute Powerpop (see below) is easily seen, but the band has provided us with a modern and highly polished style of American pop. Tell me if you don’t hear some Tom Petty nuances in the band’s style, as well.

Here’s what Absolute Powerpop had to say about This Modern Station:

This Modern Station  tree promo photo“Nashville strikes again. The home of so many artists that have brought us quality releases in 2009 gives us This Modern Station, whose debut disc All We Leave Behind is a melodic breath of fresh air. They tread that fine line between power pop and Americana, sounding at times like an American Teenage Fanclub and at others like early Wilco.

The driving opener “Long Overdue” sets the tone, with hooks galore and a stomping beat that’s reminiscent of Being There-era Wilco tracks like “Outta Site (Outta Mind)” and “Monday”. “Next Best Thing” follows in the same vein, while the midtempo “Just Another Heartache” recalls The Favorites (who placed in our top 20 last year) and Red Guitar.

“Evangelina” is another driving number, reminiscent of Todd Herfindal and The Meadows, and “Sunday Morning” brings the rock. Kicking off the second half of the disc, “Ruby” finds the band into a bit of pop-noir, telling the story of a wayward woman to a moody melody not unlike The Smithereens’ “Blood & Roses”, while “Playing With Fire” proves the boys can handle the ballads as well.

Closing things out, “I Think I’m in Love Again” is another infectious rocker, and “The Highway Never Ends” is quality straight-up Americana. “Popicana” fans, and those who liked the later-day Gary Louris-led Jayhawks are going to flip for this one. With nary a duff track to be heard, this one’s a definite year-end Top 20 contender.”

This Modern Station photo in restaurantThe band was generous enough to provide Audio Gumshoe with five tracks from their 10 track album “All We Leave Behind.” Be sure to follow one of the links below to pick a copy of the album for yourself. It’s always great to share the music of players like these; be sure to support what they do so they will continue to provide more great music.

Get the Music!

This Modern Station: All We Leave Behind

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Amazon
DigStation
Kool Kat Music

Band Links

This Modern Station
This Modern Station on Facebook
This Modern Station on Twitter
This Modern Station on MySpace
This Modern Station on Last.fm

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Robert Rolfe Feddersen – Audio Gumshoe 126

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Robert Rolfe Feddersen

Got Milk? Robert Rolfe Feddersen does! On his latest record “MILKMAN,” acoustic guitar and great stories abound. Tales of hard labor, strange places, tough times and optimism set the tone for this folk rock original. So pull up a milk crate, pour yourself a glass, and drink it in… the Milkman is here!

I was quite surprised to receive a CD in the mail from Robert Rolfe Feddersen. Not that receiving CDs is such a surprise — it’s just that I’ve not been accepting them from artists in quite awhile. The stacks of inventory for song submissions to the show began to pile up and I decided that it is just as productive and efficient to accept mp3 submissions.

Artwork from Robert Rolfe Feddersen's Milkman CDRegardless, this one showed up and I popped it into the player to see what it was all about. I’ll admit, it may have ended up in the stack for future consideration if not for the artwork on the cover (by Andrew Kerkstra) and for Robert’s decision to use a more ecologically friendly package than the standard jewel case.

Once the tunes started, I found myself listening all the way through the CD. Often, I find myself listening to the first 30 seconds or so of a song before adding a song or artist to the “possible play” sheet. Once I have a list of candidates, I will typically listen to an entire song to decide which makes the show and which gets cut. Some artists have a single song that I find valuable. That is not enough to consider them as a feature artist, so they often never make it to Audio Gumshoe.

Milk bottle image from Robert Rolfe Feddersen's Milkman CDThat I listened to the entire CD without stopping says a lot for the music of Robert Rolfe Feddersen. I found his simple approach to the music, typically acoustic guitar and his voice, with a few harmonies for flavor, to be a very pleasant listen. His story telling makes it all work. He seems like a typical guy, living a typical life, who writes songs about what he knows. That appeals to me. It’s what I do, too.

From his bio:

Robert Rolfe Feddersen is a singer/songwriter from Crown Point, Indiana. Robert has been a contestant on “The Price is Right” (with Bob Barker!), taken the stage with Metallica, recorded with Steve Albini, Johnny K., Joe Baresi, and has written music for more than thirty films, tv shows and video games collectively throughout his career.

In the show I share a little about Crown Point, Indiana. As a born and bred Hoosier, I’m often amused to be able to talk a bit about the state.

Songs Played

– Milkman
– Sucker for a Sad Girl
– Disko
– I’ll Save the World
– Chebanse (as music bed for narration)

Get the Music!

Robert Rolfe Feddersen: Milkman

Get Milkman CD at CDBaby

Band Links

Robert Rolfe Feddersen at MySpace

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