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WILLIE NELSON, MERLE HAGGARD, RAY PRICE with THE WHEEL in NYC... BUCK JONES dies... JUNE CARTER CASH tribute due in June... and more news

LATEST CD REVIEWS

NEIL YOUNG- Live At Massey Hall 1971
THE GREENCARDS-
Veridian
SOUTHERN CULTURE ON THE SKIDS-
Countrypolitan Favorites
MARY CHAPIN CARPENTER-
The Calling
PO' GIRL-
Home To You
LUCINDA WILLIAMS-
West
AUDREY AULD MEZERA- Lost Men and Angry Girls
BILL KIRCHEN
- Hammer Of The Honky-Tonk Gods
JIMMY BALDWIN- Somebody's Nobody
THE HIDEAWAYS
- The Whiskey Tango Sessions
HONKY TONK DISCIPLES-
Kickin' Up Dust
ED PETTERSEN- The New Punk Blues
RAMSAY MIDWOOD- Popular Delusions & the Madness of Cows
GRAYSON CAPPS
-
Wail & Ride
LUKE DOUCET-
Broken
BUCKSWORTH- Thingsfoundwalkinwithyer
headdown

MARSHALL RHODES-
Marshall Rhodes
LOOMER
- Songs of the Wild West Island
SUNNY SWEENEY- Heartbreaker's Hall Of Fame
BOB CLENDENEN- Informed Gutbucket
JIM LAUDERDALE- Bluegrass
MIKE THERIEAU- Living From A Suitcase
MIKE BECK & THE BOHEMIAN SAINTS- Rooted
TRANSISTOR RODEO- Goin' Out In Style
SPADY-
The Long Way Around and Other Short Stories
THE GOLDBRICKERS
-
Heaven
BORIS GARCIA- Mother's Finest
TONY JOE WHITE- Uncovered
DRIVE-BY TRUCKERS- A Blessing and a Curse
THE SKYLIGHTERS
- The Skylighters
TRENT SUMMAR- Horseshoes & Hand Grenades
BOB FRANK & JOHN MURRY- World Without End
SOLOMON BURKE- Nashville
THE TEXAS SAPPHIRES- Valley So Steep
... more new reviews


April 10th releases: GURF MORLIX- Diamonds to Dust, SCOTT MILLER- Reconstruction, NATHAN- Key Principles... also new... CHRIS KNIGHT- The Trailer Tapes, TODD SNIDER- Peace, Love and Anarchy, JACK INGRAM- This Is It, ASLEEP AT THE WHEEL- Reinventing the Wheel ... coming soon: PAM TILLIS, DOLLY VARDEN, DALE WATSON... more new releases.

Playlists for the Freight Train Boogie Radio Show (on KRCB) can be found here. Freight Train Boogie radio show heard on KRCB in Sonoma County, CA, which can also be heard on the internet. The "other" FREIGHT TRAIN BOOGIE radio can be heard on Live365! Check it out here...







The Freight Train Boogie is a website dedicated to Americana Music: which includes the edgier country & folk singers, Hillbilly Twang, some bluegrass, blues and rock. We place a special emphasis on "Alt.Country", Roots Rock and many small label and independent releases. We love Country music, as long as it's "real" Country.


JOHN PRINE and MAC WISEMAN have teamed up to do a bunch of old Standard Songs for Average People. The album is due April 24th.
Order from Amazon.

Americana music is influenced by elements of rock, country, blues and folk. It doesn't have to be slickly sung or played, the feeling is more important. Many of the more established artists you've probably heard already: Emmylou Harris, Lyle Lovett, Steve Earle, Gram Parsons, sometimes Neil Young or Bruce Springsteen, Wilco or the Gourds.


The Trailer Tapes was recorded by CHRIS KNIGHT in 1996 in a trailer before he had a record deal. It's raw and gritty. Order from Amazon.

Many people come to this music after feeling disconnected from rock or country that's heard on commercial radio. Perhaps the best way to illustrate what Americana music is, is to list a hundred or so Essential Freight Train Boogie Artists. Some you may have already heard of, but there are a bunch of excellent "under the radar" singers who deserve to be heard.

That's what we're here for: to spread the word about this music and to help and promote the artists. The Reviews section is where we review new CD releases, and there's a huge archive of past reviews. The FTB News is mostly links to current Roots music articles and information on the web and in other media, including info on upcoming CD releases. The Links section is of course, links to other good, interesting or useful websites, although it's far from complete. Finally, FTB Radio is heard on Live365 and is a random mix of Freight Train Boogie music with a special emphasis on small label and self released CD's. FTB Editor Bill Frater also does a weekly radio show on KRCB-FM in Sonoma County, CA.


New and upcoming releases...
more


GINA VILLALOBOS
Miles Away
(Face West)


GURF MORLIX
Diamonds to Dust (Blue Corn)
WILLIE NELSON, MERLE HAGGARD, RAY PRICE
Last of the Breed (Lost Highway)

PATTY GRIFFIN Children Running Through
(
ATO)


THE HOLMES
BROTHERS

State of Grace
(Alligator)


ROBBIE FULKS
Revenge!
(Yep Roc)
(due May 1st)

TOMMY WOMACK
There I Said It
(Cedar Creek)

C
HARLIE LOUVIN
Charlie Louvin
(Tomkins Square)

Recent reviews...



AUDREY AULD MEZERA

Lost Men and Angry Girls
(
4 stars)

JIMMY BALDWIN
Somebody's Nobody

(5 stars)

JIM LAUDERDALE
Bluegrass
(
3½ stars)

PO' GIRL
Home To You
(4½ stars)

SOUTHERN CULTURE ON THE SKIDS
Countrypolitan Favorites
(4½ stars)


RAMSAY MIDWOOD

Popular Delusions & the Madness of Cows
(4½ stars)


SUNNY SWEENEY
Heartbreaker's Hall of Fame
(4½ stars)

HONKY TONK DISCIPLES

Kickin' Up Dust
(4 stars)

 

 
Webmaster/Editor: Bill Frater
Freight Train Boogie
P.O. Box 4262
Santa Rosa, CA 95402
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