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CMT Edge Talks to Dave Schools (Widespread Panic) of Todd Snider's Hard Working Americans About Their Cover of Bottle Rockets' "Welfare Music"

CMT Edge interviewed Hard Working Americans (feat. Todd Snider, Dave Schools of Widespread Panic, and Neal Casal) about their new album, which features a spot-on cover of The Bottle Rockets' classic "Welfare Music." 

Read it here.

Dave Schools says: "In the midst of all the post-grunge fluff and empty hard pop, [Bottle Rockets] were a breath of fresh air — something very American and real."

"Welfare Music" is one of many timeless American songs collected on the 2013 'Bottle Rockets/The Brooklyn Side' deluxe reissue.

SCOTT H BIRAM INTERVIEW IN IMPOSE MAGAZINE

Oh, Mr. Biram. Your interviews are colorful a-plenty. Impose Magazine, those brave souls, just published a lengthy and highly entertaining interview with The Dirty Ol' One Man Band himself. 

Topics covered include: Jacob's Ladder, Biram's former punk and metal bands, Waylon Jennings, peeing on couches, and Doc Watson. Among a slew of other random fun, twisted stuff. 

Read it here.

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ESQUIRE PREMIERES NEW SCOTT H BIRAM SONG WITH INTERVIEW

Esquire gives us another sneak peek at Mr. Biram's forthcoming album 'Nothin' But Blood,' out February 4th (that's in less than two weeks!), with an exclusive stream and download of the song "Slow & Easy." 

You won't be surprised at SHB's opinions on good BBQ when you read the interview that's alongside the song premiere. 

Listen to the song and read the interview.

Pre-order the album here.

ROBBIE FULKS AND STEVE ALBINI INTERVIEW EACH OTHER IN CHICAGO READER

Quite the interview we have here. Chicago legends and musical encyclopedias Robbie Fulks and Steve Albini interview EACH OTHER in this Chicago Reader piece.

Fulks and Albini, guitarist of Shellac/Big Black and producer extraordinaire (PIXIES, Iggy And The Stooges, Robert Plant, and you know, a little band called Nirvana), go back a long way. Albini recorded and produced Fulks's classic albums 'Country Love Songs,' '13 Hillbilly Giants,' 'Couples in Trouble,' and his most recent release 'Gone Away Backward.' They are a technically terrifying twosome, we'd say.

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HA HA TONKA INTERVIEW AND PERFORMANCE ON HUFFINGTON POST

Ha Ha Tonka is featured on Huffington Post's 'A-Sides with Jon Chattman,' on which they perform two songs from their newest Bloodshot album 'Lessons' and chat about touring, promoting music on the internet, and more. 

Read the article.

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Rosie Flores Opened for CCR as a teen?

The press continues sending us mash notes over Rosie Flores' new album Working Girl's Guitar.

The Austin (TX) Chronicle and Yahoo Music did a full on interviews/ features with her, full of in depth history about her career, as well as Rosie's pivotal role in bringing Wanda Jackson and Janis Martin out of retirement (read the Chronicle's review of the Rosie-produced, posthumously released Janis record HERE).

And, being long time Rosie freaks, we thought we knew it all, BUT in the Austin piece, she talks about how her teenage band opened for the Turtles and Creedence Clearwater Revival! Holy Shit!  That's pretty dang cool.

 

DEX FEATURE IN SILVERTONE WORLD

I think we can all agree that Dex Romweber is one mammoth talent on the guitar.  Some of you tech geeks may even know that he is a dyed-in-the-wool accolate of Silvertone guitars.

The blog, Silvertone World, just did a feature on Dex and his fondness for that particular guitar (or "axe" as we say in the biz).

It's also got a great review of the new record, they chat about Dex's first album (bet you won't guess, I'm surprised), influences, he relationship with Jack White, darkness and light.  The the whole piece HERE

Listen to the new Dex Romweber Duo album, 'Is That You In The Blue?'!

We're getting pretty excited about the release of the Dex Romweber Duo's latest, Is That You In The Blue?, which will be available on CD and LP (and at digital retailers, natch) next Tuesday. The folks over at Paste have a FULL preview of the album streaming on their site right now -- so take a listen, and let us know if you like it as much as we do. In other Dex news, Blurt mag just posted a video interview with Dex, where he talks about the new album, the Flat Duo Jets, and his influences and his own influence on younger musicians.

It's a Ha Ha Tonka / Jon Langford Double Header!

Coupla baseball related items for you:

1. The boys of Ha Ha Tonka stopped by MLB.com to tape this three-part interview -- listen as they talk about the Reds vs the Royals, how Brett and Brian share baseball player names and more: Part One / Part Two / Part Three

2. Jon Langford's music from Skull Orchard Revisited is featured on this Baseball Prospectus Podcast - Listen now!

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