Tupelo Honey Playlist 1/20/15

On the road with James McMurtry

Artist - Song - Source

Jonathan Byrd - Poor Johnny - You Can't Outrun the Radio
Ray Condo And His Ricochets - Be Careful (If You Can't Be Good) - High And Wild
James McMurtry - These Things - Complicated Game
Sarah Jarosz - Come On Up To The House - Song Up In Her Head
Deer Tick - Houston, TX - Born on Flag Day
Hiss Golden Messenger - Mahogany Dread - Lateness of Dancers
Billy Bragg & Wilco - California Stars - Mermaid Avenue
Hank Thompson & The Brazos Valley Boys - Hangover Tavern - The Collection 1948-1962
Mark Erelli - Long Gone - Milltowns
The Wood Brothers - Lovin' Arms - Loaded
Nora Jane Struthers & The Party Line - Dreamin' - Wake
Bruce Springsteen with the Sessions Band - Highway Patrolman (Live) - Live In Dublin
Robert Earl Keen - Hot Corn, Cold Corn - Happy Prisoner: The Bluegrass Sessions
EmilĂ­ana Torrini - Heartstopper - Fisherman's Woman

Cracker - King of Bakersfield - Berkeley to Bakersfield
Jonah Tolchin - Atlantic Winds - Clover Lane
Bex Marshall - Kitchen Table - Kitchen Table
Thompson & Zak Hobbs - Root So Bitter - Family
Joe Fletcher & The Wrong Reasons - Say What You Will - White Lighter
The Devil Makes Three - Old Number Seven - The Devil Makes Three
Tether Horse - Thick Like Molasses - In The House That Took Me
Lennon & Maisy - That's What's Up - That's What's Up: Single
Turnpike Troubadours - 7 & 7 - Diamonds & Gasoline
The Meat Purveyors - Tallboy - More Songs About Buildings and Cows
Billy Don Burns - That's Alright - Nights When I'm Sober... Portrait Of A Honky Tonk Singer
Ryan Bingham - Adventures Of You And Me - Fear And Saturday Night
John Prine - Lake Marie - Lost Dogs + Mixed Blessings
The Push Stars - Keg On My Coffin - Paint The Town

Best Albums of 2014

I remember another DJ once telling me that "there's probably more people making Americana music than there are listening to it." I hope that's not true but I will say that, with the sheer amount of great music coming out every year in this genre, it sure is easy to find music to play on Tupelo Honey.

I'm so grateful to both the struggling artist and the ones filling the concert halls for making our lives better. Americana music is certainly not a popular genre but if you're a fan like me, and are stirred or touched by this music, do these artists a favor: Buy an album, go see a show, download a song, buy some band schwag, support the music that you love. Ideally you'll not only be supporting the current artist but also encouraging the next wave to consider this incredible genre.

Happy 2015


#1 Hiss Golden Messenger - Lateness of Dancers

#2 Jonathan Byrd - You Can't Outrun the Radio

#3 Cahalen Morrison & Country Hammer - The Flower of Muscle Shoals

#4 Caroline Rose - I Will Not Be Afraid

#5 Scott H Biram - Nothin' But Blood

#6 Doug Seegers - Going Down to the River

#7 Lucinda Williams - Down Where The Spirit Meets The Bone

#8 Jonah Tolchin - Clover Lane

#9 Joseph Huber - The Hanging Road

#10 6 String Drag - The Jag Sessions Rare & Unreleased 1996-1998

#11 Malcolm Holcombe - Pitiful Blues

#12 Jim Keaveny - Out of Time

#13 The Loudermilks - The Loudermilks

#14 Liz Cooper & The Stampede - Monsters EP

#15 Otis Gibbs - Souvenirs of a Misspent Youth

#16 Hurray for the Riff Raff - Small Town Heroes

#17 Sturgill Simpson - Metamodern Sounds in Country Music

#18 Tweedy - Sukierae

#19 Billy Joe Shaver - Long in the Tooth

#20 Corb Lund - Counterfeit Blues

Best Songs of 2014

#1  1849 - American Nomad

#2  Wind And The Sand  - The Blushin' Roulettes

#3  America Religious - Caroline Rose

#4  Atlantic Winds - Jonah Tolchin

#5  In Control - Greensky Bluegrass

#6  All Or Nothin' - Nikki Lane

#7  Lucia - Hiss Golden Messenger

#8  Old Shirt - Kerri Powers

#9  Nothing To Me Now  - Bahamas

#10  This Sure As Hell Ain't My Life - Billy the Kid

#11  Coming Down from You - Joseph Huber

#12  Little By Little - Aaron Burdett

#13  When I Leave - Parker Millsap

#14  Lonesome Shack - Damn Tall Buildings

#15  San Antonio - The Stray Birds

#16  September Fields - Frazey Ford

#17  Bird On Broken Wing - The Felice Brothers

#18  Good Cross Winds - Doug Strahan

#19  The Reason - Moot Davis

#20  The Hunter in Me - Bend the River

Tupelo Honey Playlist 12/30/14

Tami Neilson 

Artist - Song - Source

Glossary - Lonely Is A Town - Feral Fire
Elizabeth Cook - El Camino - Welder
Jack Marks - So Hard - Two of Everything
Jason D. Williams - Folsom Prison - Hillbillies and Holy Rollers
Thompson & Teddy Thompson - Right - Family
The Blasters - I'm Shakin' - The Blasters Collection
Slobberbone - Pinball Song - Everything You Thought Was Right Was Wrong Today
The Texas Tornados - (Hey Baby) Que Paso - The Best Of Texas Tornados
Hot Club of Cowtown - Sweet Jenny Lee - Swingin' Stampede
Lipbone Redding - Cowgirls Meet (On Guadalupe St.) - Esmeralda
Southern Culture On The Skids - Dirt Track Date - Dirt Track Date
Shannon McNally - Street People - Small Town Talk
Tami Neilson - Walk (Back To Your Arms) - Dynamite
Trailer Park Troubadours - Having A Good Time Tonight - Doublewide & Dangerous
Whiskeytown - Jacksonville Skyline - Pneumonia
Ben Hunter & Joe Seamons - Jazz Fiddler - Take Yo Time

Waylon Jennings - Luckenbach, Texas (Back to the Basics of Love) - Ultimate Waylon Jennings
Nanci Griffith - These Days In An Open Book - Flyer
The Beat Farmers - Gun Sale At The Church - Van Go
Old 97's - Color Of A Lonely Heart Is Blue - Blame It On Gravity
Austin Lounge Lizards - Stupid Texas Song - Employee of the Month
The Doc Marshalls - Bon a Rien - No Kind of Life
Jim Keaveny - Anything Without You - Out Of Time
Zoe Muth - Such True Love - Original Version From Zoe
Joe Fletcher - I Never (Reprise) - You've Got The Wrong Man
Terry Allen - The Great Joe Bob - Lubbock On Everything
Mike Stinson - Died And Gone To Houston - Hell And Half Of Georgia
Andrew Bird - Auld Lang Syne - Christmas Rules
The Push Stars - Keg On My Coffin - Paint The Town

Tupelo Honey Playlist 12/23/14

Artist - Song - Source

Kevin Brown - Upstairs - The County Primaries
Indigo Girls - I Feel the Christmas Spirit - Holly Happy Days
Dan Hicks & The Hot Licks - Somebody Stole My Santa Claus Suit  - Crazy For Christmas
Kelly Willis & Bruce Robison - Santa Baby - Happy Holidays
Holly Golightly - Christmas Solo - Christmas Tree On Fire EP
Mark Erelli- This Ain't No Time of Year to Be Alone - Wonderland: A Winter Solstice Celebration
Robert Earl Keen - Merry Christmas From The Family - Gringo Honeymoon
Jody Levins - Jingle Bells Boogie - Rockabilly Christmas
The dB's - Home for the Holidays - Christmas Time Again
Dwight Yoakam - Santa Claus is Back In Town - Gift Wrapped: 20 Songs That Keep On Giving!
John Prine - A John Prine Christmas - A John Prine Christmas
Over the Rhine - First Snowfall - Blood Oranges in the Snow
Willie Nelson Feat. Norah Jones - Baby It's Cold Outside - ...Featuring Norah Jones
BR5-49 - A Truck Stop Christmas - An East Nashville Christmas
Asylum Street Spankers - Mele Kalikimaka - A Christmas Spanking

Lucinda Williams - Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas - All is Bright
Antsy McClain and The Trailer Park Troubadours - Mary Lou's Christmas List - Merry Christmas from the Trailer Park
Skaggs Family - Hangin' Round the Mistletoe - A Skaggs Family Christmas (Vol. 1)
Audrey Auld - Santa Spend Xmas With Me - Reckless Records Garage Sale - 1997-2003
Sam Baker - Angel Hair - Cotton
Gary P. Nunn - Swing On Down To Texas For Christmas - Christmas Time In Texas
Max Gomez - Season Of My Memory - An Americana Christmas
Mike Doughty & Rosanne Cash - Holiday (What do you want?) - Yes And Also Yes
The Christmas Jug Band - Santa Lost a Ho - Uncorked
Joey + Rory - Let It Snow (Somewhere Else) - A Farmhouse Christmas
Asleep At the Wheel - Santa's On His Way - Santa Loves to Boogie
Hayes Carll - Grateful For Christmas - Kmag Yoyo (& Other American Stories)
Trout Fishing in America - I Got a Cheese Log - Merry Fishes to All
Marty Stuart - Even Santa Gets the Blues - A Very Special Acoustic Christmas
Shurman - Santa You Can Skip Me - Single

Tupelo Honey Playlist 12/16/14

Nikki Lane

Artist - Song - Source

Nikki Lane - FaLaLaLaLove Ya - An Americana Christmas
Chuck Prophet - From a Buick 6 (Live) - The Six Sessions
The Christmas Jug Band - Santa Claus Wants Some Lovin' - Mistletoe Jam
Doug Seegers - Baby Lost Her Way Home Again - Going Down To The River
Mascott & Dave Derby - This Christmastime - A Very Magistery Christmas
Quiet Life - San Luis Obispo - Wild Pack
Country Lips - Too Much Water - Nothing to My Name
Lucinda Williams - Drunken Angel - Car Wheels On A Gravel Road
Ronnie Fauss - Everybody Deserves A Merry Christmas - An Americana Christmas
The Christmas Jug Band - Daddy's Drinkin' Up Our Christmas - Rhythm on the Roof
The Good Luck Thrift Store Outfit - Young When I Left Home - Old Excuses
Brady Clampitt - Things Are Different Now - Things Are Different Now
Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit - Tour of Duty - Here We Rest
Antsy McClain and The Trailer Park Troubadours - She's Underneath the Mistletoe Again - Merry Christmas from the Trailer Park

Ox - 1913 - American Lo Fi
Emmylou Harris - Two More Bottles of Wine - Quarter Moon in a Ten Cent Town
Cahalen Morrison - The Delta Divine - The Flower of Muscle Shoals
Asylum Street Spankers - Trim Your Tree - A Christmas Spanking
Rick Fines - Country Christmas Blues - Santa's Got Mojo
Steve Earle & The Dukes (And Duchesses) - Down The Road Pt II - The Low Highway
Streets Of Laredo - Laredo - Volume I & II
Caitlin Rose - When I'm Gone - The Stand-In
Asleep At the Wheel - Give You My Gift - Santa Loves to Boogie
Chicken Coupe Deville - Double Cool - Freight Train Boogie: A Collection of Americana Music
Christmas Treasures Series & The Clarke Family - Christmas Shine - Bluegrass Christmas
Suzy Bogguss - If We Make It Through December - Lucky
Marah - Songbirds - Angels Of Destruction!
Bob Dylan - Must Be Santa - An Americana Christmas
John Prine - Silent Night All Day Long - A John Prine Christmas
The Push Stars - Keg On My Coffin - Paint The Town

Tupelo Honey Playlist 12/9/14

Sallie Ford

Artist - Song - Source

Hal Ketchum - Sweet Loreen - I'm The Troubador
6 String Drag - Red - The Jag Sessions: Rare & Unreleased 1996-1998
Highfalootin' - Home In the Country - Highfalootin'
Indigo Girls - The Wonder Song - Holly Happy Days
Sallie Ford & The Sound Outside - Danger - Dirty Radio
Sallie Ford - Hey Girl - Live In Studio
Sallie Ford - Luck to Miss - Live In Studio
Sallie Ford - Coulda Been - Slap Back
Liz Cooper & The Stampede - Anna - Monsters EP
Hank Williams III - Mississippi Mud - Lovesick, Broke & Driftin'
Matt Ellis - Texas Sky - The Greatest Escape

Jonathan Byrd - .38 Baby - You Can't Outrun the Radio
Bobbie Coates & Smokey Coates - Ghost Riders in the Sky - Sun Records American Country Classics
Easton Stagger Phillips - Hwy Is My Home - Resolution Road
Sean Hayes - Rattlesnake Charm - Alabama Chicken
Eric Clapton - White Trash - Confederate Tales: White Mansions & Jesse James
The Wiyos - Dontchaletemcatchya - Broken Land Bell
David Allan Coe - You Never Even Called Me By My Name - 17 Greatest Hits
Caroline Rose - I Will Not Be Afraid - I Will Not Be Afraid
Horse Feathers - This Is What - House With No Home
Valerie June - Winter Wonderland - An Americana Christmas
Joe Fletcher - I Never (Reprise) - You've Got The Wrong Man
Cake - Ruby, Don't Take Your Love to Town - Cake: B-Sides and Rarities
Bahamas - Nothing To Me Now - Bahamas is Afie
Jason Collett - Bitter Beauty - Motor Motel Love Songs
The Push Stars - Keg On My Coffin - Paint The Town