Friday, 29 October 2010

Gilded Palace Radio Show: Drag The River, Austin Lucas, Cory Branan

A week late (so apologies that some tour alerts sound a little dated) but still worth two hours of your time: God knows it took me longer than that to edit the interview with Drag The River, Austin Lucas (& Chloe Manor) and Cory Branan. Worth the effort though! In the end the neglected guitars (left in van as it sped off after dropping the guys) were not missed as Austin and Chloe belted out a tremendous a capella murder ballad, (Cruel Brothers). You also get a listen to Austin/Cory's tour-only seven (thanks to Elmer at Hometown Caravan) and tracks from DTR's brand new release 2010 Demons: available digitally from the band (name-your-price), and on vinyl (while limited stocks last!) from Hometown Caravan and Suburban Home. Yeah, Christmas is coming, but don't wait that long...

... and this Cory Branan fella? Holy 'moly! The upstart almost stole the show! Proceed without delay to to get hold of his two solo records: The Hell You Say and 12 Songs - should be a new one along shortly... expect it to be as good as this...

Cory Branan: The Wreck Of The Sultana:

Radio show's here: Gilded Palace Radio Show, Oct 29th 2010 (playlist below):

1. Drive By Truckers - Get Downtown (New West) (tour November 2010, w...)
2. Danny & The Champions Of The World - People Here (Shine A Light) (Loose) (tour 2010, DBT's support!)
3. Rachel Harrington - Here In My Bed (Skinny Dennis)
4. Damien Jurado - Rachel & Cali (Secretly Canadian)
5. Joe Cassady & The West End Sound - Broken Down (Avenue A Records)
6. Stephen Simmons - Drink Ring Jesus (Me & My Americana/Rounder Europe)
7. Ben Rogers - The Dealer ( tour dates added for Nov '10)
8. Doghouse Roses - Trouble Gathering (Yellow Room Music)
9. Willard Grant Conspiracy - Pilgrim Road (Loose) (ON TOUR UK/EUROPE NOVEMBER 2010)
10. Southern Tenant Folk Union - Don’t Take No Notice (Johnny Rocks)
11. Charlie Roth - Long Haul (Charlie Roth Music)
12. Charlie Parr & The Black Twig Pickers - Ain’t No Grave Gonna Hold My Body Down (House Of Mercy)
13. Charlie Parr - Mastodon (Nero’s Neptune (US))
14. Drag The River - Because Its My Heart (Hometown Caravan)
15. Jon Snodgrass & Cory Branan - Solo In Soho/Wild One (Phil Lynott/Thin Lizzy cover) (Suburban Home)
16. Cory Branan - Crackerjack Heart (Madjack)
17. Austin Lucas & Chloe Manor - Cruel Brothers (a capella, live in studio)
18. Austin Lucas - Sleep Well (Hometown Caravan/Suburban Home)
19. Cory Branan - The Wreck of The Sultana (Hometown Caravan/Suburban Home)
20. Drag The River - The Other Side Of OK (Hometown Caravan)
21. The Wrights - Could You Ever Imagine (Tour)
22. Steven L Smith - I Stole The Bible (Vinyl Record Co.)
23. Otis Gibbs - Joe Hill’s Ashes (Wanamaker Recording Co.)

Friday, 8 October 2010

Gilded Palace Radio Show: until Oct 22nd 2010

I'll add links and what-not later, but for now here's the playlist for the new show. The highlight has to be our interview with Barton Carroll, during which he plays three songs 'live'. His new record, Together You & I on Skybucket Records, is currently on heavy rotation at Gilded Towers: properly engaging lyrics (listen to Shadowman in the session: incredible, up there with The Master)...

Listen here:

Ian Siegal - The Silver Spurs (Nugene)
Two Cow Garage - Sally I’ve Been Shot (Suburban Home)
Charlie Parr - Come Along And See (Misplaced Music)
The Scuffers - High & Low (Miracle Town Records)
Tony Joe White - Long Way From The River (Munich)
Chip Taylor & Carrie Rodriguez - The New Bye & Bye (Train Wreck)
Chatham County Line - Crop Comes In (Yep Roc)
Damien Jurado - And Now That I’m In Your Shadow (Secretly Canadian)
Mark Olson - Beehive (Ryko)
Tensheds - Road Movie (White Wail Records)
Crooked Fingers - You Threw A Spark (Matador)
Barton Carroll - Shadowman (live) (
Barton Carroll - Past Tense (live) (
Barton Carroll - Those Days Are Gone And My Heart Is Breaking (live) - (
Dolorean - These Slopes (Partisan/Fargo)
Horse Feathers - Starving Robins (Kill Rock Stars)
The Snakes - What Have I Done To You? (Red Eye Music)
Redlands Palomino Company - Wasted On You (Laughing Outlaw)
Jenee Halstead - Nick Drake (Continental Song City)
Drag The River - Beautiful & Damned (Suburban Home)
Deadstring Brothers - Unbroken (Times Beach Records)
South San Gabriel - All Night Long (Lionel Richie cover!) (

Barton Carroll: Those Days Are Gone And My Heart Is Breaking:

Friday, 1 October 2010

Gilded Palace Radio Show: October 1st 2010

Seeing as the current Gilded Palace radio show will run for another week, and seeing as I didn't blog on the playlist in the first place, here's the gen: the show will be live (i.e. free) for another week before it goes into the archive (i.e. paid).
If you listen even irregularly to the show you can't have failed to hear the name Suburban Home Records mentioned: a little label out of Denver, Colorado that has for the past few years been putting out some of our favourite records. To my knowledge they still don't have distribution in the UK/EU, but hook-ups with like-minded souls at Hometown Caravan (Austin Lucas) and Gunner Records (Ninja Gun) mean it has been easier to get hold of some of their releases more locally. So, once you've enjoyed the first hour of non-SH new releases and other belters (Elf Power's new album!), grab a cold one (can you get PBR over here?!) and enjoy an hour of Sub. Home's finest (and I'll try and be clever and post links to all the releases in the playlist so you can pick them up yourself - or listen to the albums in their entirity thanks to the nifty 'players' on their site).

Show's available (still) until October 8th...

1. Elf Power - Boots Of Lead - Orange Twin
2. Wovehand - Raise Her Limbs - Glitterhouse
3. Salter Cane - Sorrow - (Oct. 21st - 100 Club, London!)
4. Caitlin Rose - For The Rabbits - Names (*still* touring - working her socks off!)
5. Justin Townes Earle - Harlem River Blues - Bloodshot (*not* touring Nov '10!)
6. Ben Weaver - Maiden Cliff (pre-release) - Bloodshot (tour in Jan/Feb '10)
7. The RG Morrison - Becket - Loose
8. Mark Erreli & Jeffrey Foucault - Johnny 99 (Springsteen cover) – Continental Song City
9. Kevin Welch - Patch Of Blue Sky - Music Road
10. Po'Girl - Kathy - Pogirl Music
11. Barton Carroll - Past Tense - Skybucket (touring Oct '10)
12. Dolorean - Thinskinned - Fargo/Partisan (tour planned Feb '11!)
13. Two Cow Garage - Lydia - Suburban Home
14. Two Cow Garage - Montgomery Park (Richmond Fontaine cover!) - Suburban Home
15. Austin Lucas - Somebody Loves You - Suburban Home/Hometown Caravan (touring Oct '10)
16. Austin Lucas & The Takers - Keeps Me In Heartache - Suburban Home
17. The Takers - St Johns Son - Suburban Home
18. Chad Price - Cursed - Suburban Home
19. Drag The River - Smokefinger - Suburban Home/Hometown Caravan (touring Oct '10)
20. Cory Branan & Jon Snodgrass - Yeah So What? - Suburban Home
21. I Can Lick Any SOB In The House - Hotter Hell - Suburban Home
22. Josh Small - My Confessions - Suburban Home
23. Tim Barry - Bus Driver - Suburban Home
24. Ninja Gun - Eight Miles Out - Suburban Home/Gunner Records(peach splatter vinyl!)
25. Sparks – Suburban Homeboys – Artful Records ;-)