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Taking Back Americana With 30 Trips Around The Sun

Tuesday, September 22

Minnesota-based musician Charlie Parr has been making albums for many years but has never worked with a full band until his latest release, Stumpjumper. Recorded in a matter of hours with friend and fellow musician Phil Cook, the record is one of Parr’s best to date. We’ll hear selections from that release on this episode of the show as well as music from Phil Cook’s brand new release, Southland Mission

Wednesday, September 23

Oklahoma’s Turnpike Troubadours have just returned with their first album in three years. A self-titled release, the record focuses on the group’s familiar roots rock and country blend and is arguably the group’s best release to date. We’ll hear selections from that recording on this episode of the show as well as music from a recent compilation from The Continental Drifters, the under-appreciated 1990’s Americana band that featured Vicki Peterson of The Bangles, Peter Holsapple of REM and The dB’s and Susan Cowsill of the legendary family act The Cowsills. 

Thursday, September 24

Nashville Obsolete is the latest release from the Dave Rawlings Machine and features the acclaimed songwriter and producer working side-by-side with his longtime partner, Gillian Welch. Listens for selections from that recording as well as music from the latest by brothers Phil and Dave Alvin.

Friday, September 25

Listen for selections from the latest from singer-songwriter Jesse Payne as well as music from the new release by Thayer Sarrano. 

Saturday, September 26 

30 Trips Around The Sun is a massive boxed set from the Grateful Dead, featuring 30 live shows in their entirety, covering the San Francisco group’s first three decades as a band, culminating in the final Dead tour with Jerry Garcia in 1995. We’ll hear a sampling of that new box on this episode of the show as well as live music from the Isley Brothers. 

Monday, September 28 

HWY 62 is the first album of all-new material by singer-songwriter Peter Case in five years. Case, who cut his teeth in a variety of punk rock bands has earned a reputation as one of America’s most consistent and insightful songwriters over the last 30 years. This new release finds his writing about familiar topics, including social justice and matters of the heart. We’ll hear selections from that release as well as music from John Moreland’s 2015 release High On Tulsa Heat

Tuesday, September 29

We’ll celebrate National—or is it International?—Coffee Day with music from Bob Dylan, Lyle Lovett, Prince, and Paul Westerberg. 

Wednesday, September 30 

Gates of Gold is the first album of new material in five years from venerable Los Angeles band Los Lobos. We’ll hear selections from this recording on this episode of the show as well as selections from the upcoming 30 Trips Around The Sun from the Grateful Dead.