ALT ROOT TOP TEN SONGS OF THE WEEK FOR WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 29, 2017
Canadian duo Mama’s Broke land in the top spot with the title track from their debut album, Count the Wicked, on the Top Ten Songs of the Week for Wednesday, November 29, 2017. Ronnie Earl and the Broadcasters are on this week’s chart with their twenty-fifth album release, The Luckiest Man, and are joined by new releases from Kevin Breit, who plays out the theme song (“Chevy Casnova”) from Johnny Goldtooth and the Chevy Casanovas, Golden, Colorado’s Thunder and Rain with “Cut the Wire” from Start Believing, and Kirsten Manville with “…But Down” from Some People Sing. Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada is the northernmost point for artists on this week’s Top Ten as Penny Blacks offer a tune from their sophomore release, Long Lights. Taking charge of the southernmost spot for artists on the list is Buenos Aires Bluesman, Daniel De Vita, with his latest project Third World Guitars. New music from Alt Root cherished artists appears with tracks from Turnpike Troubadours (“The Hard Way”) and Eilen Jewell (“Nothing in Rambling”) appearing alongside newcomer Alyssa Sequoia with her single, “What Color Iz My Skin” on the Top Ten Songs of the Week for Wednesday, November 29, 2017.
Listen to our Top Ten:
01 River Takes This Town – The Wood Brothers (from the album One Drop of Truth)
A thick bass line and picked guitar notes are the soundtrack for the warnings of The Wood Brothers. Heavy weather keeps coming down in Shreveport, Louisiana and the trio is hoping the levee holds back the storm with “River Takes This Town”. The track is from their upcoming (February 2, 2018) album release, One Drop of Truth.
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02 Eschaton - Darlingside (from the album Extralife)
A post-apocalyptic story is delivered in time for the holiday season as Darlingside hear “Eschaton” coming. The warm harmonies of the band brighten up the dictionary meaning of the word which reads that “Eschaton” is ‘the final event in the divine plan; the end of the world’. The tune is an advance listen to music from the future folk collective with a full album (Extralife) due from Darlingside on February 23, 2018.
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03 Matter of Time – Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings (from the album Soul of a Woman available on Daptone Records)
Rolling rhythms of Soul music kick off the final studio album from Sharon Jones and The Dap Kings with “Matter of Time”, the opening cut from Soul of a Woman. One year ago (November 18, 2016) the body of Sharon Jones ceased walking the planet earth. Her body of work, including her final Soul of a Woman release, makes sure that her Soul will walk through our lives forever.
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04 All Strung Out Like Christmas Lights – Boo Ray and Elizabeth Cook (single)
We make a good try at keeping holiday songs in the holiday season, which we mark off on the calendar as the three weeks before the end of the year. That being said, Boo Ray and Elizabeth Cook are decorating their song with bright seasonal wattage and sleigh bells as they describe a scene happening on ‘a low country hot summer night’. “All Strung Out Like Christmas Lights” is a single from the duo to celebrate the holiday season for 2017.
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05 Burnin’ a Hole – The Jangling Sparrows (from the album 140 Nickels)
Strumming up a tune from their latest release (140 Nickels), Paul Edelman fronts The Jangling Sparrows as he tells a tale of his memories “Burnin’ a Hole” in his soul. The motion of the ocean and the sting of salt air take The Jangling Sparrows in and out of a dream as they sing a song of a long-gone summer.
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06 Motion Sickness – Phoebe Bridgers (from the album Stranger in the Alps)
The loss of love hurts as Phoebe Bridgers talks of her anger while she admits to a longing for a lost lover in “Motion Sickness”. She rolls the window down to get take a breath of fresh air, clearing her mind and easing her stomach with a cut from her recently released album, Stranger in the Alps.
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07 Kristofferson – Greg Klyma (from the album Never Knew Caroline)
The words of “Kristofferson” are a cure-all to heal the battleground scars for a damaged lover. Greg Klyma tells the story as his lead female character sinks into the many songs of Kris Kristofferson, knowing that ‘he won’t give her nothing but the Blues’. The track is from the recent Greg Klyma release, Never Knew Caroline.
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08 Don’t Fight the Feelin’ – BJ Wilbanks and Donna Hopkins (single)
Vintage sounds are powerful in the ‘back porch Soul’ of Atlanta, Georgia-based singer/songwriter BJ Wilbanks. He is joined by Donna Hopkins on his latest single, the pair coming together in the decision to “Don’t Fight the Feelin’”, promising to express themselves and to ‘let their freak flag fly’.
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09 Montreal – Ghost of Paul Revere (from the album Monarch)
Softening their ‘holler-Folk and stomp’ with gentle strums and the swell of strings, Ghost of Paul Revere ride a persistent banjo rhythm into “Montreal”. The Maine-based band questions whether they are still in a dream or waking up on a cut from the recently released album, Monarch, from Ghost of Paul Revere.
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10 Hey Camille – Benyaro (from the album One Step Ahead of You)
Benyaro marches into “Hey, Camille” as the Jackson Hole, Wyoming musician (Ben Musser) falls back into memories of being a groom as he calls out to his new bride. The track can be found on the recent album release that delves into his young marriage and fatherhood as Benyaro delivers One Step Ahead of You.
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