The Alt Root Top Ten Songs for March 21, 2018
A chill descends on the Top Ten Songs of the Week for Wednesday, March 14, 2018 when Julie Christensen and Stone Cupid bring in “Cold Tennessee Rain” to the #1 spot. A.J. Ghent immediately has the remedy to keep warm with “Do the Rump” as Brandi Carlile promises to be ‘everybody’s friend’ in “Hold Out Your Hand”. Mason Lively keeps one step ahead when “Lonely Comes Back Around” and I’m With Her are comfortable with the ‘as-is’ sign in “Ain’t That Fine”. Dallas Moore takes the title of Mr. Honky Tonk on his new release, parking his big rig on the chart with “Home is Where the Highway Is” as Kyle Frederick reminds “These Are the Days”, Eric Costelo goes “Low” and Ruby Boots hopes to stay whole in “Break My Heart Again”. The instruments have the last say as Soulful Twang exit the list with “Wrapped in These Arms” on the Top Ten Songs of the Week for Wednesday, March 21, 2018.
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Though bad weather brings a rainbow on the Eastside, Julie Christensen and Stone Cupid are not quite seeing the sunshine break through the clouds. A rattle to beat the rumble of thunder in sky above carries “Cold Tennessee Rain” from the recent release, A Sad Clown.
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02 Do the Rump – A.J. Ghent (from the album The Neo Blues Project)
The funk tunes up and lets loose underneath A.J Ghent. Handclaps and soul shouts float over “Do the Rump” as a rhythmic patter that takes the dance into the light of day and out into the streets. The tune is from the recent A.J. Ghent release, The Neo Blues Project.
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03 Hold Out Your Hand – Brandi Carlile (from the album By the Way, I Forgive You on Low Country Sound)
Though her vocal spit is fast and furious resume on “Hold Out Your Hand”, Brandi Carlile is optimistic on a community chorus that joins the marching beat. The track can be found on the recent Brandi Carlile release, By the Way, I Forgive You.
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04 Lonely Comes Back Around – Mason Lively (from the album Stronger Ties)
Rather than lead with his macho, Mason Lively gets honest on “Lonely Comes Back Around”. On a cut from his upcoming (April 6, 2018) release, Stronger Ties, Mason Lively freely admits to the leaving before dawn and habit of one-night stands, confessing to staying one step ahead of hurt.
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05 Ain’t That Fine – I’m With Her (from the album See You Around available on Rounder Records)
The trio of I’m With Her, Aoife O’Donovan, Sara Watkins, and Sarah Jarosz, have no particular place to go and nothing special in mind, smiling as they lay out a supper for friends in “Ain’t That Fine” from the recent release, See You Around.
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06 Home is Where the Highway Is – Dallas Moore (from the album Mr. Honky Tonk)
The hard beat is the door slamming as Dallas Moore hits the open road in “Home is Where the Highway Is”. The rumble of rhythm is tires slapping blacktop as Dallas Moore gets to wear the crown on his recent release as he claims the title of Mr. Honky Tonk.
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07 Low – Erin Costelo (from the album Down Below, the Staus Quo available on Compass Records)
The rhythm is multi-cultural as Erin Costelo smoothly glides over African, Latin, and Jazz beats on “Low”. The track percolates, breathing in time with its percussive heartbeat with a tune from the recent Erin Costelo release, Down Below, The Status Quo.
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08 Break My Heart Twice – Ruby Boots (from the album Don’t Talk About It available on Bloodshot Records)
There is no paranoia, and Ruby Boots freely offers the possibility of romance, knowing the love can dry her tears. Her one request is to not repeat the recent past, requesting please don’t “Break My Heart Twice” with a cut from Don’t Talk About It.
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09 These Are the Days – Kyle Frederick (from the album Already November)
The times dictate the sometimes poor decisions and questionable choices of the characters reeling through “These Are the Days” from Kyle Frederick. The track is from Already November, the recent release from Kyle Frederick.
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10 Wrapped in Your Arms – Soulful Twang (from the album Country Soulful Jazzy)
A saxophone calls for romance as it drifts over the Country rhythms of “Wrapped in Your Arms” from Soulful Twang. The lazily swaying tune swirls and dips on the recently released album Country Soulful Jazzy from Soulful Twang.
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