Highly Recommended

Highly Recommended

Amos Lee – Street Corner Preacher
Former elementary school teacher Amos Lee is back with his third album, Last Days at the Lodge.It has a good mix of blues, funk and soul. Pick it up from iTunes.

Justin Townes Earle – Yuma
Justin Townes Earle has big shoes to fill. His father is country/rock legend Steve Earle and he’s named after the late Townes Van Zandt. “Yuma”, is a depressingly beautiful song that showcases the mature storying talents of the 26-year-old songwriter. Pick up his LP and EP from Bloodshot Records.

Hayden – Where and When
Canadian singer-songwriter Hayden Desser has been playing music since the mid-90’s. He’s caught the attention of fellow Canadian, Feist, who’s invited him to open her fall tour shows. Download his latest album In Field & Town from iTunes.

Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin – Modern Mystery
Excellent pop song from the Springfield, Missouri band. “Modern Mystery” is on the 2008 album, Pershing. For further listening check out their Myspace page.

Vetiver – Blue Driver
Vetiver’s album Thing Of The Past is a “set of cover versions of songs by some of band-leader Andy Cabic’s favorite artists”. One of the covers is Michael Hurley’s classic, “Blue Driver”. Download the album from iTunes.

The Childballads – Cheekbone Hollows
Frontman Stewart Lupton channels his inner Lou Reed, Donovan and Mick Jagger on this tune. For further listening check out the band’s Myspace page.