Made Up Mind: The Best of 2013, Vol. 2
Some final song highlights from last year
By Jim Caligiuri,
5:35PM, Wed. Jan. 8, 2014
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