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Wednesday 1 February 2017

Burnt Offerings 4

It's Americana all the way this week I'm afraid. So if that is not your cup of tea you may wish to take yourself off somewhere for the next 15 minutes and make yourself a cup of tea.

Let's start with the first song on Volume 4 Jimmy LaFave with the beautiful Blue Nightfall from the 2005 album of the same name.
Jimmy wears a beret but he is from Willis Point , Texas as opposed to Dundee.
A great admirer of Woody Guthrie (who isn't?) he produced and toured with a tribute show called Ribbon of Highway, Endless Skyway

Where are Woody's heirs in America's hour of need?

The Silos are a New York band fronted by Walter Salas- Humara founded in 1985 and still going strong with 17 albums to their name along with a number of solo ones from their front man
The Only Love is the opening track on their 2004 album When The Telephone Rings on the legendary German Blue Rose record label.

Last but not least we have Scrappy Jud Newcomb. Originally from Mississippi  he, like last week's featured Beaver Nelson, is an integral part of the Austin, Texas music scene
This track is from his second solo album Byzantine from 2005.
One of his ambitions is to hike in Slovenia. Let's hope it happens

Volume 5 next week 


  1. Good to see some Silos around these parts - a great band. In fact I can't believe that I've not yet blogged about them myself.

  2. The beret comment was a smile. Another fine roundup, CC.