New Music From Old Artists

Lately so much music has been coming out from oldtime artists I follow, I can hardly keep up. Hopefully in the future I will have features or reviews on all of these projects, but in the meantime here they all are to bring you up to speed. If there’s one album you like to see reviewed in particular, please feel free to chime in below.

Kris Kristofferson Closer to the Bone
Kris Krisofferson: Closer To The Bone

I’ve heard some compare this in a production and theme sense to Johnny Cash’s American Recordings. There is a great review on the9513.com by one of my favorite country writers, Juli Thanki, HERE.
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Robert Earl Keen The Rose Hotel
Robert Earl Keen: The Rose Hotel

Another Texas songwriting legend. OK, maybe he’s not an “oldtimer,” but he been around for a long time writing some of the best storytelling songs and inspiring countless acolytes in the Texas scene. A great review of The Rose Hotel can be found on ninebullets.net.
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Guy Clark Somedays The Song Writes You
Guy Clark: Somedays The Song Writes You

A Texas songwriting legend who apparently still has a little something in the tank, and I’m not talking about fumes and dregs. Here’s a review from No Depression.



Also the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band recently put out Speed of Life, and the legendary Ralph Stanley released Can’t You Hear the Mountains Calling
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Coming Up:

If you thought that an artists that’s been dead for 50 years was incapable of putting out new music, think again. As a follow up to the Hank Williams Unreleased Recordings, on November 3rd another three disc set, Hank Williams: Revealed will be released. It is now available for pre-order. This is another compilation culled from the “Mother’s Best Flour” recordings that have been circulating around in bootleg form for years.

And Waylon Jennings is getting on the posthumous kick as well. Six of Waylon’s 70’s albums are planned to be re-released on vinyl. I think I would still prefer to find the original issue for buck at a garage sale, but this is still good to see.

And if you like all this music from these old farts, make sure to check out the latest episode of It Burns When I Pee:

It Burns When I Pee IBWIP

So which album would like to see reviewed first? Guy Clark, Kristofferson, or Keen?