Sweet Virginia – The Rolling Stones

This is the second Stones tune added to the Bourbon playlists. The first was Dead Flowers, which made the seminal Julep Sessions Volume I playlist. This one is from the only Stones album that I have in my collection, Exile On Mainstreet. I grew up with this band courtesy my older brothers, who passed the … Continued

Avett Brothers – Live at the Orpheum

We took in the Avett Brothers last night at the fabulous Orpheum Theatre in Vancouver, part of the 2012 Vancouver Jazz Festival. What the hell the Avett Brothers have to do with ¬†jazz I’ll never know, but that’s not a question i really need to consider. We have one Avett Bros album, the 2009 smash … Continued

In The News

Another addition to my Death List, this time from Kris Kristofferson, In the News. This is a sad and angry anti-war song from one of the premiere songwriters of the last half of the twentieth century. I remember when I was a student at the University of Saskatchewan and taking a variety of courses, one … Continued

5000 Country Music Songs

“I’ll have a Ry and Cooder”. Dan Jones It’s been true for a number of years now – since Chris picked up Chavez Ravine after hearing about it on a CBC Radio One spot – that Ry Cooder is at the top of my playlist. The very top mind you. Starting with Chavez, and onto … Continued

Two Shots For the Bourbon Playlist

It’s been awhile since we updated the Bourbon playlist, and it’s not for lack of inspiration, but more of perspiration. Tonight we do a small rectification of this situation by adding a couple of tunes to the growing bourbon playlist. First, from the Jerry Jeff Walker camp, it’s Up Against the Wall, Redneck Mother. I … Continued