It is HIGH time that we have another Mix Tape. What do you say? This time I’d like to showcase my affinity for this folky movement that is out there right now. I personally feel that it is a direct result of Punk Rockers being born to Outlaw Country parents and giving birth to Hipsters. It’s the best.
Earlier this summer I was fortunate enough to be able to see The Devil Makes Three at the RedRocks Amphitheater in Morrison, Colorado. Let me tell you, if you ever get a chance to see literally any show there, do it. It was amazing. This was my second show at RedRocks. The first was two summers ago when I got to see the Dirty Heads. That, too was amazing. (Though it got rained out and I dealt with some absolute crap. Meh.) But seriously, it’s an outdoor venue with a natural amphitheater. Never before have I been to a venue that just feels like home.
The absolutely coolest thing about that concert, however, is that I got to see a band open for the Devil Makes Three that I saw as a baby band at a tiny venue about 10 years ago. A few weeks ago my sister and her dude, my younger brother, and I all went to see them AGAIN in Fort Collins, Co. I love them. Murder By Death. (There is a bond between my brother, sister, and I over this band as well. They really had a presence during a lot of our early-adult formative years stuff.)
Now back to the story. . . something I find truly amazing about these bands is that most of them have beautifully done studio versions of their songs, but their live music is also amazing.
What I wish I could show you is the Pirate Bagpipe Band I saw at the Larkspur Renaissance Festival. . .
Saho’s Folky Shit:
1.) Devil Makes Three – Black Irish
Full disclosure: 9 times out of 10 this is the first song I turn on when I hop in the car. It never gets old.
2.) Poor Man’s Poison – Devil’s Price
3.) The Dead South – Banjo Odyssey
Seriously you’re playing a cello as a bass? Bear my sons.
4.) Gasoline Lollipops – Death
5.) Kongos – Hey I Don’t Know
This one has to make the list because the acoustic version just fits the vibe.
Yes I’ll share with you the original, which is far different, yet bass ass.
6.) Lost Dog Street Band – September Doves
7.) Rosemary – Sierra Ferrell
I just really love this girl. Her music is so folky and yet diverse. This song makes me think of folk music of today but in the 1920s. LOVE
8.) Murder By Death – Brother
This song will make me cry almost every time.
9.) Old Crow Medicine Show – Carry Me Back to Virginia
HA! HA! HA! You thought I was going to say Wagon Wheel?! Grow up. . .
10.) Widow’s Bane – Haul Away Boys!
Shut it. I don’t have to buy into someone else’s standard of what folk is. Shuunnnnn!
11.) Josh Turner/Reina del Cid/Other Bad Asses – Dooley
Just look at all of their stuff. They are amazazazing.
12.) Bubbles – Liquor & Whores
This just can’t NOT be on this list.
I hope you enjoyed this. There’s much more to be had from every artist listed. Dive deep into the YouTube of it all.