“He wrote the songs, I held the pen.” -- Harlan Howard

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

SMC Album(s) of the Week - Butcher Holler & The Blue Shadows

Once again, it's impossible to simply pick one album this week!
A good problem to have, no?
Eilen Jewell and her band bring us a fresh take on an all-Loretta penned tunes CD strung together with Jerry Miller's stellar guitar playing . . .
Butcher Holler: A Tribute To Loretta Lynn
(Signature Sounds)

(more about the illustrator, Michael Arthur, here)

. . .while long gone Canadian band, The Blue Shadows, treat us to Everly Brothers harmonies via Gram-styled tunes with Byrd-like musicianship.

The Blue Shadows' "On The Floor Of Heaven"
Both are well-worth your hard earned pennies!