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Made Up Mind: The Best of 2013, Vol. 2

Some final song highlights from last year

By Jim Caligiuri, 5:35PM, Wed. Jan. 8

Made Up Mind: The Best of 2013, Vol. 2

2013 ended up being an unexpectedly fertile year for roots rock. Proof can be found on the mix herein, one last look at the past 12 months. Most artists were addressed on this forum or in the pages of the Chronicle, all more than worthy of a spin.

There’s lots of locals, of course, some Grammy-nominated (Sarah Jarosz), some under the radar (JoDee Purkeypile), plus longtime favorites like Big Sandy, Bill Kirchen, the Waterboys. Sarah Lee Guthrie & Johnny Irion and Greg Trooper also popped up with stellar efforts. Let’s hope the coming year is loaded with an equal amount of inspiration.

You can download the nearly 80-minute mix – made the old fashioned way, with two CD players and a CD recorder – here. Meanwhile, my look back at the first six months of 2013 can be found here, with an accompanying download.

Wishing everyone peace and good music in 2014.

Geezerville’s Best of 2013, Vol. 2

Tedeschi Trucks Band, “Made Up Mind,” Made Up Mind

Wille Nile, “This is Our Time,” American Ride

Nick Lowe, “Children Go Where I Send Thee,” Quality Street

Tim Easton, “Troubled Times,” Not Cool

Black Joe Lewis, “Come to My Party,” Electric Slave

Ha Ha Tonka, “Colorful Kids,” Lessons

Neko Case, “City Swans,” The Worse Things Get, the Harder I Fight, the Harder I Fight, the More I Love You

Sara Hickman, “Trouble with Boxes,” Shine

Waterboys, “Mad As the Mist and Snow,” An Appointment with Mr. Yeats

Sarah Jarosz, “Fuel the Fire,” Build Me Up from Bones

Robbie Fulks, “When You Get to the Bottom,” Gone Away Backwards

Darden Smith, “Better Now,” Love Calling

Big Sandy & His Fly-Rite Boys, “Baby Baby Me,” What A Dream It’s Been

Wild Child, “The Runaround,” The Runaround

JoDee Purkeypile, “I Think It’s Alright,” Messenger

Charlie Robison, “Brand New Me,” High Life

Bill Kirchen, “Tell Me the Reason,” Seeds and Stems

Greg Trooper, “Good Luck Heart,” Incident on Willow Street

Sarah Lee Guthrie & Johnny Irion, “Lowest Ebb,” Wassaic Way

Okkervil River, “Where the Spirit Left Us,” The Silver Gymnasium

Brennen Leigh & Noel McKay, “Be My Ball and Chain,” Before the World Was Made

Sturgill Simpson, “Railroad of Sin,” High Top Mountain

Guy Clark, “My Favorite Picture of You,” My Favorite Picture of You

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