Friday, March 17, 2017

Live Ledge #278: Cory Branan


Cory Branan's official bio at Bloodshot Records calls him "too punk for country, too country for punk, too Memphis for Nashville, and probably a little too much Cory Branan for anyone's own damned good". Is this a fair assessment? Take a listen to tonight's show to see if you agree.

Branan chatted with Live Ledge to help promote his March 24 appearance at The Orpheum in Sioux Falls, SD. Two weeks later sees the release of his new album, "Adios", a sprawling record of varying styles of influences.

Tonight's chat is dominated by Branan's story of how the songs on this album were created, with more than a few sidebars of other topics. It's an intriguing chat and is accompanied not only by tracks from the album but new Americana-ish tunes by the likes of Dave Hause, Greg Graffin, Ray Davies, John Wesley Harding, and much more.

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1. Cory Branan, Yeah, So What
2. Cory Branan, Another Nightmare in America
3. Cory Branan, Visiting Hours
4. Dave Hause, With You
5. Greg Graffin, Lincoln's Funeral Train
6. Scott H. Biram, Set Me Free
7. Ha Ha Tonka, Race to the Bottom
8. Ray Davies, Poetry
9. John Wesley Harding, Better Tell No One Your Dreams
10. Mark Eitzel, The Last Ten Years
11. Conor Oberst, Napalm
12. Hurray For The Riff Raff, Living In The City
13. Old 97's, I Don't Wanna Die In This Town
14. The Sadies, God Bless the Infidels
15. Craig Finn, Ninety Bucks
16. Dan Baird, Gotta Get a Move On
17. Son Volt, Sinking Down
18. The Feelies, In Between (Reprise)
19. Bash & Pop, Jesus Loves You

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