The Ledge #435: Scott's Favorite Records, Vol. 5 - Americana

Americana, country-punk, No Depression, alt-country. Whatever you want to call this twangy-ish sort of music it's been a part of my life since the early 80's. Nope, not after the scene exploded with Uncle Tupelo. The country influence has always been a part of college rock, which is the first half of this week's look at my favorite songs of all time.

The second half does kick off with Uncle Tupelo and the wonderful spinoffs Wilco and Son Volt, along with quite a few fantastic singer/songwriters and revved up Gram Parsons acolytes. Actually, acolyltes of both Parsons AND The Replacements!

After listening, please go purchase those tracks you enjoy! These great artists deserve to be compensated for their hard work, and every purchase surely helps not only pay their bills but fund their next set of wonderful songs. You can find this show at almost any podcast site, including iTunes and Stitcher...or


1. Jason & The Scorchers, Absolutely Sweet Marie
2. Beat Rodeo, Twin Home Towns
3. The Feelies, On The Roof
4. The Pogues, Streams Of Whiskey
5. The Sidewinders, We Don't Do That Anymore
6. Green On Red, Keep On Moving
7. The Long Ryders, Looking For Lewis And Clark
8. Dream Syndicate, Slide Away
9. Dumptruck, Going Nowhere
10. X, The New World
11. The Knitters, Poor Little Critter On The Road
12. Dave Alvin, Haley's Comet
13. Uncle Tupelo, Gun
14. Wilco, Passenger Side
15. Billy Bragg & Wilco, California Stars
16. Son Volt, Route
17. The Bottle Rockets, Indianapolis
18. Blue Rodeo, Til I Am Myself Again
19. Blue Mountain, Soul Sister
20. Steve Earle, You're Still Standin' There
21. Justin Townes Earle, Can't Hardly Wait
22. Lucinda Williams, Right In Time
23. The Geraldine Fibbers, Trashman in Furs
24. Lydia Loveless, Really Wanna See You
25. Whiskeytown, Excuse Me While I Break My Own Heart Tonight
26. Ryan Adams, Come Pick Me Up
27. Old 97's, Timebomb
28. Deer Tick, Let's All Go To The Bar


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