Rural Ledge-ucation #50: April Americana

Today's show could have had numerous themes. It could have been an April Fool's Day broadcast, but twitter and Facebook are full of HILARIOUS puns for this day. (Ugh.) It could have also been dedicated to Cheap Trick, as the Illinois Legislature has commemorated the day for the legendary band...but I wasn't aware of this until my friend Craig told me just minutes before the show started.
Instead, today's episode is another of a series of shows dedicated to new and upcoming releases. The past few weeks (and the next couple) have been chock full of some great Americana. It's a good way to clean house a bit by playing tracks from nearly all of these albums. Do yourself a favor and actually BUY some of these discs (or files)!
As always, this show can be found at the usual online spots, or stream it via The Ledge android/iPhone app, or...


1. The Jesus & Mary Chain, April Skies (Live In Detroit)
2. Dr. John, Revolution
3. Ray Wylie Hubbard, New Year's Eve at the Gates of Hell
4. Tommy Womack, Pot Head Blues
5. Billy Joe Shaver, Ride Me Down Easy
6. Todd Snider, Brenda
7. Jay Farrar, V.D. City
8. Centro-matic, Huge in Every City
9. Rocky Votolato, Fool's Gold
10. Justin Townes Earle, Look the Other Way
11. Great Lake Swimmers, Changes With The Wind
12. Andrew Bird, Give It Away
13. The Decemberists, The Rake's Song
14. The Honeydogs, Particles Or Waves
15. Lucero, Juniper
16. Rich Hopkins and Luminarios, Friend of the Shooter
17. Moe Tucker, After Hours


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