Sat November 26, 2011
Weekend Audition

Post-Turkey Treat: DBT, Marling & Adams, and Nataly Dawn

Now that you've had two days to work off that extra turkey & sweet potatoes, let's fill up on something that isn't high calorie and slathered in gravy. Tasty tunes including an incredible duet, a cover, and an acoustic tale of Thanksgiving await you...

One of the hardest working touring bands in America is Athens' own Drive-By Truckers. There's something comforting about knowing a band is going to release a new album, then tour like the dickens behind it. February's Go-Go Boots was no different; Patterson Hood, Mike Cooley & company are still on the road in support of it, including an upcoming solo appearance by Patterson Hood Dec 6th at the 40 Watt in Athens, GA. Can't make it? Get your solo fix with an acoustic "The Thanksgiving Filter":

Both Laura Marling's A Creature I Don't Know and Ryan Adams' Ashes & Fire are some of my favorites so far of 2011. The fact that I have Marling's 2010 album I Speak Because I Can to thank for Ashes & Fire is an extra musical bonus. Says Adams: 

"I actually threw out the record I was writing and re-wrote the record based on that album. I thought to myself 'someone is actually taking this very seriously... I should probably take this seriously'. It was amazing, a great motivation".

Marling & Adams recent duet on Live from Abbey Road, "Oh My Sweet Carolina" from 2000's Heartbreaker:

Earlier in the fall Pomplamoose's Nataly Dawn took to Kickstarter to get backing for her 1st solo album. A tidal wave of support for the smooth voiced chanteuse ensued, fully funding the solo project on Sept 6th at over 5 times the goal. No details have been forthcoming on the album as of yet. If this thank you song for Michael and Candace Clarke, a cover of the Crash Test Dummies' "Superman's Song", is any indication then that solo album will be worth the wait...