wilco September 25

Wilco – A Shot In The Arm (Live and acoustic on KEXP in 2015)

Listening to “A Shot In The Arm” brings me right back to 1999 and the release of Wilco’s Summerteeth. I was living in Brooklyn, working in midtown, and I vividly remember walking to the Virgin Megastore in Times Square at lunch to get my copy. It was a hike, and it was March, but I wanted […]

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Gary Clark Jr – The Healing (Live in studio in 2015)

“The Healing” is the first song and lead single off Gary Clark Jr.’s new album, The Story of Sonny Boy Slim. The album showcases Clark’s songwriting chops. He moves fluidly between genres. “The Healing” is a straight up rocker. This version of “The Healing” is from a session at Arlyn Studios in Austin, TX, Clark’s […]

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Run The Jewels with TV On The Radio – Angel Duster (Live on Colbert in 2015)

“Angel Duster” is the last track on RTJ 2, and it stands as my favorite track on the album. It’s got an insistent, driving beat that opens up wide in the coda of the song. I check the ‘Tubes every now and again to see if they’ve made a video for it. Well, still no […]

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Punch Brothers – Just What I Needed (Live at the A.V. Room in 2012)

A bluegrass-ish cover of “Just What I Needed” is probably, well, just what you need. The energy of the Punch Brothers’ performance is infectious. The banjo player kills it while he’s playing the main riff, and the fiddle player faithfully executes the guitar solo. It’s thrilling. And Chris Thile is having a ton of fun […]

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Jerry Garcia & David Grisman – Friend Of The Devil (Live on Letterman in 1993)

This is an unexpected treat – a clip of Jerry Garcia and David Grisman performing “Friend Of The Devil”. Always a fruitful musical combination, this one is extra special because it’s from the Late Show With David Letterman, 22 years ago today. I ran across this video earlier today in my Facebook newsfeed, and it was […]

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Tedeschi Trucks Band – Keep On Growing (Live in 2014)

When I saw the Tedeschi Trucks Band this summer, they played “Keep On Growing”. It wasn’t a cover I’d expected, but it was great. They were on their Wheels Of Soul tour, so Doyle Branham II came out and helped them rock the song. “Keep On Growing”, of course, is a Derek And The Dominos […]


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