The Americana Rock Mix (podcast)
Pretty Solid

It's seems that my turn-of-phrase lately has been to call things "pretty solid" when I think things are good. I don't know where it came from. I say it at least twice in this episode. It just popped up one day. Weird how that happens.

Anyway, this episode is loaded with great music. Enjoy!

Music in this episode:

- 20 Pound Hammer AND Hoodoo Voodoo by The Righteous Hillbillies
(from Trece Diablos)
www.RighteousHillbillies.com

- Desert Lark AND Family Home by Great Peacock
(from Great Peacock)
www.GreatPeacock.com

- My Way AND Particle And Wave by El Cantador
(from Translation Wave)
www.ElCantador.com

- On Route To Antigua AND The Golden Horse by Garrett Pierce
(from City Of Sand)
Facebook Page

- You Wreck Me AND Red Wing by Kamara Thomas & The Ghost Gamblers
(from Earth Hero)
www.KamaraThomas.com

- Wrong Way Street AND Long Way To The Ground by The End Men
(from Play With Your Toys)
www.TheEndMen.com

- Ride AND Deal Gone Down by Wayne Hancock
(from Ride)
www.WayneHancock.com

- Love Affair AND El-Ay by Rogue Valley
(from Crater Lake)
www.LostInRogueValley.com

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Direct download: Episode_178_-_Pretty_Solid.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 9:14am EDT

Chirp Of Doom

There is a very high pitched and piercing chirp in the studio this week. It's coming from a smoke detector that I'm not allowed to touch. It's what my apartment complex calls a "no-hassle luxury". Well this "luxury" is extremely hassling when you're trying to record audio...

Anyway, I thought this episode was going to be short, but it worked out well. Still coming in at around an hour long. Maybe it's because the music in this episode is so good, I didn't notice the time flying by. Enjoy.

Music in this episode:

- 20/20 AND Bones To Pick by Black Eyed Vermillion
(from Hymns For Heretics)
Facebook Page

- Mercy AND Alphabet City by Todd May
(from Rickenbacker Girls)
Peloton Records Page

- Between Your Lips AND The Pirate Song by Suncooked
(from Straight From The Surface)
www.Suncooked.Bandcamp.com

- Ratios AND Blue Ridge Mountains by The Cameron Brothers Band
(from Ratios)
www.TheCameronBrothersBand.bandcamp.com

- Hearts And Minds AND Bakersfield by Son Volt
(from Honky Tonk)
www.SonVolt.net

- Black Holes AND Bike Trail by Frontier Ruckus
(from Eternity Is Dimming)
www.FrontierRuckus.com

- Shotgun AND Bench Seat by The Straight And Narrows
(from The Brick Room Sessions)
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Direct download: Episode_177_-_Chirp_Of_Doom.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 8:57am EDT

Hoo boy. It was a struggle trying to get all the way through this episode with a sinus and respiratory infection. Even when I try to not talk very much, I still do! So there's a lot of heavy breathing in this one. And not the sexy kind either. I was just trying to make it though because there's a lot of great music to bring you guys this week. I hope you enjoy it.

- Shapeshifter AND Never Alone by Mooner
(from Unpronounceable Name EP)
www.MoonerBand.com

- Second-Hand Stories AND Modern Man by Dorado
(from Anger, Hunger, Love And The Fear Of Death)
www.Dorado1.Bandcamp.com

- Burnin' Nashville Down AND Wild Child by Fifth On The Floor
(from Ashes & Angels)
www.FifthOnTheFloor.com

- Wrong Turn Blues AND Beating Down My Door by Matt Woods
(from Matt Woods' Manifesto)
www.TheRealMattWoods.com

- Southern Railroad Company AND No One Gets Out Alive by Adam Lee & The Dead Horse Sound Company
(from Ghostly Fires)
www.AdamLeeBand.com

- I Don't Believe A Word You Say AND Get Up! by Ben Harper & Charlie Musslewhite
(from Get Up!)
www.BenHarper.com - www.CharlieMusslewhite.com

- Roadhouse Shrine AND The Last Broken Hymn by Mat D
(from Broken Hymns and Ballads of the Roadhouse Shrine)
www.MatD1.Bandcamp.com

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Mini-mix submitted by Brian Miller from Germany

1 - Waiting For The Sun by The Jayhawks
(from Hollywood Town Hall)
www.TheJayhawksOfficial.com

2 - Midnight In Mississippi by Blue Mountain
(from Midnight In Mississippi)
www.BlueMountainBand.net

3 - Bikeriders by Lucero
(from Nobody's Darlings)
www.LuceroMusic.com

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Direct download: Episode_176_-_Trying_To_Survive.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 8:39am EDT

It's been... a week. That's for sure. The title of the episode should give a clue as to what I might talk about. I saw Jon Snodgrass and Cory Branan perform together this week, so that inspired me to mix in some of their great tunes with the other amazing music in this week's episode. Enjoy!

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Music in this episode:

- Pick Your Battles AND Strongman by Kingsley Flood
(from Battles)
www.KingsleyFlood.com

- Make A Little Room AND Wild Bill's Lament by The Reverend John Delore
(from Sweet Talk For Pretty Daughters)
www.JohnDelore.com

- Song For A Phobic AND Splainin' by Kurt Von Stetten
(from Androlafi)
www.KurtVonStetten.Bandcamp.com

- Survivor Blues AND Yesterday by Cory Branan
(from Mutt)
www.CoryBranan.com

- Last One Standing AND Get Over It Or Get It Over With by Drag The River
(from Found All the Parts)
www.DragTheRiver.com

- Mr. Wishing Well AND Affliction by Big Kettle Drum
(from Nantucket Circle)
www.BigKettleDrum.com

- Helter Skelter AND We Put You Down by Tokyo Rosenthal
(from Tokyo's Fifth)
www.TokyoRosenthal.com

- Carnations AND Fading Away by Left Arm Tan
(from Alticana)
www.LeftArmTan.com

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Direct download: Episode_175_-_Fainting_Like_A_Wuss.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 8:49am EDT

Welcome back for part 2!

In this episode, we're recapping the second half of my top albums of 2012. Sit down, put on your headphones, and check some music from 14 albums that you should already own.

Music in this week's episode:

- Bedroom Dance AND In The Casket by Fistful Of Beard
(from Until We Know Better)
www.Facebook.com/FistfulOfBeard

- Quick, Quick, (Your Neighborhoods Hit the Big Time) AND Beast of the North West by The Harmed Brothers
(from Come Morning)
www.TheHarmedBrothers.com

- Maria AND Baby's Got A Bad Idea by Justin Townes Earle
(from Nothing's Gonna Change The Way You Feel About Me Now)
www.JustinTownesEarle.com

- Centerville AND The Red, Red Dirt of Home by Lee Bains III & The Glory Fires
(from There Is A Bomb In Gilead)
www.Facebook.com/TheGloryFires

- People Of The Land AND Love Letters by Lincoln Durham
(from The Shovel VS. The Howling Bones)
www.LincolnDurham.com

- Nah Mr.death... Ima Comin for You! AND Creakin' Ol Bones by Michael Dean Damron
(from Nah Mr. Death... Ima Comin' For You)
Facebook Page

- Song For Carter AND Something New by The Pollies
(from Where The Lies Begin)
www.PolliesBand.com

- Dirty Trade AND Davey by The Porter Draw
(from California Widow)
www.ThePorterDraw.com

- Something For Nothing AND Shake 'em Off Like Fleas by Reverend Peyton's Big Damn Band
(from Between The Ditches)
www.BigDamnBand.com

- Little But I'm Loud AND Too Much by Rosie Flores
(from Working Girl's Guitar)
www.RosieFlores.com

- Owl Creek Bridge AND Hollow Chest by Some Dark Holler
(from Hollow Chest)
www.SomeDarkHollerMusic.Wordpress.com

- Let Me Know AND Jesus Boogie by Sunday Valley (AKA Sturgill Simpson & The High Top Mountain Boys)
(from To The Wind and On to Heaven)
www.facebook.com/SundayValleyFans

- Stumble AND Fire In The Jailhouse by Tin Horn Prayer
(from Grapple The Rails)
Facebook Page

- Same Old Story AND Miss You More by Truckstop Darlin'
(from Hope And The Heart It Breaks)
www.TruckstopDarlin.com

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Direct download: Episode_171_-_Bestof_2012_Pt_2.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 8:38am EDT

WARNING: This episode is NSFW or kid friendly because of language used. It's last episode of 2012! Or even the last one EVER if the Mayan calendar is correct! This episode has A LOT of talking in it, as do most episodes co-hosted by my wife. We talk about best and worst presents received, horrible Christmas songs, and the presents we never got when we were kids. Also, we switch back and forth between traditional and modern Christmas/Holiday music. Happy Holidays.

Music in this episode:

- Every Day Is Like A Holiday AND Merry Christmas My Love by Jerry Lindqvist
(from Every Day Is Like A Holiday)
www.JerryLindqvist.com

- Joy To The World AND This Little Light by Andrew Ripp
(from Light Of Mine)
www.AndrewRipp.com

- No Assholes For Christmas by Stephie Coplan And The Pedestrians
(from No Assholes For Christmas)
www.StephieCoplan.com

- A Coast Highway Christmas by Coast Highway Christmas
(from Coast Highway Christmas)
www.CoastHighwayChristmas.com

- God Rest Ye, Merry Gentlemen by David Bell
(from A Gordon County Christmas)
www.TheDirtDobbers.com

- We Three Kings by Jeremiah's Calling
(from A Gordon County Christmas)
www.Myspace.com/JeremiahsCalling

- Jingle Bells by Joseph And Julie Evans
(from A Gordon County Christmas)
no website

- Merry Christmas, Emily by Cracker
(from Forever)
www.CrackerSoul.com

- All Is Well Tonight by Glossary
(unreleased)
www.Glossary.US

- XMas In Vietnam by The Bohannons
(unreleased)
www.TheBohannons.org

- Mean Mr. Grinch AND Holly Jolly Christmas by Whiskey River Panhandlers
(from Christmas In Whiskey Hollow EP) with Striped Maple Hollow
www.WhiskeyRiverPanhandlers.com

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Direct download: Episode_169_-_Before_The_World_Ends.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 11:56am EDT

Despite how thought out the planning of an episode might be, every once in a while, on the day of recording the show, there comes along something that drops in my lap, and I just say to myself "This will make for a better episode". And so, some of the fat was trimmed, and it was replaced with beefy musical goodness. Enjoy.

Music in this weeks episode:

- My Concern AND Alphabet City by Two Cow Garage
(from Our Backs Against The Wall (Re-Release))
www.TwoCowGarage.tumblr.com

- Two Sides AND Finding Out First Hand by Matt Mills
(from Summer Nights)
www.MattMillsOnline.com

- Something New AND Song For Carter by The Pollies
(from Where The Lies Begin)
www.PolliesBand.com

- My Oh My AND Brand New by Tedo Stone
(from Happy EP)
www.TedoStone.com

- Po Jenny AND Mr. Sister by Holy Ghost Tent Revival
(from Sweat Like The Old Days)
www.HolyGhostTentRevival.com

- I Know It Oh So Well AND Rode by Dinosaur Jr.
(from I Bet On Sky)
www.DinosaurJr.com

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Mini-mix submitted by Ray(mundo)

1 - Never Again by Nook & Cranny
(from Nook & Cranny)
www.ReverbNation.com/NookCranny

2 - Pie For Breakfast by Brothers Comatose
(from Respect The Van)
www.TheBrothersComatose.com

3 - Foolish Me by Red June
(from Beauty Will Come)
www.RedJuneMusic.com
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- Dig Gravedigger Dig AND Pour 'em Kind Of Strong by Corb Lund
(from Cabin Fever)
www.CorbLund.com

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Direct download: EPISODE_158_-_It_All_Falls_Into_Place.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 7:34am EDT

In this episode I explain what has been going on with the Radio Channel. It's been a bit hectic, but there's hope for the channels continued future. It just sucks that it had to get hacked as soon as it went live. Fear not! It is still fully functional, just a little buggy right now. Click HERE to listen via Windows Media Player, and click HERE to listen via iTunes.

*UPDATE* - 09/13/12 - Since this episode was recorded two days ago, and the solutions to our problems came last night, I didn't have an opportunity to re-record this episode with the proper updated info. The station is up and running solidly again. LifeJive.com has a temporary (under construction) site up right now, but it's fully functional. AND the Michael Dean Damron exclusive album stream WILL be going on today at NOON (Eastern Time) 11AM (Central Standard Time). Once again - Click HERE to listen via Windows Media Player, and click HERE to listen via iTunes.

Music in this weeks episode:

- Build Me A Tree House AND Change My Fate by Jewels and Johnny Nation
(from Big City Breakdown)
www.CityFritter.com

- Easy On Me AND Burden by Van Ghost
(from The Domino Effect)
www.VanGhost.com

- Tell Me A Secret AND I'll Be Staying At The Raven by The Tressels
(from American Sunset)
Facebook Page

- Leading Me Now AND 1904 by The Tallest Man On Earth
(from There's No Leaving Now)
www.TheTallestManOnEarth.com

-Geraldine AND I Never Knew You by The Avett Brothers
(from The Carpenter)
www.TheAvettBrothers.com

- Hopeless AND Please Me by Pebaluna
(from Carny Life)
www.Pebaluna.com

- Waiting AND Staying Alive by The Whigs
(from Enjoy the Company)
www.TheWhigs.com

- Walking Shoes AND Gulf Of Mexico by Leftover Salmon
(from Aquatic Hitchhiker)
www.LeftoverSalmon.com

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Direct download: Episode_157_-_The_MalWare_Situation.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 8:42am EDT

In this episode I talk about the next evolutionary step for the Americana Rock Mix. Online streaming 24/7. Opening this Friday (Sept. 7th)  with my long time affiliate and friends over at LifeJive Radio is Americana Rock Mix Radio. It will be found at www.LifeJive.com/ARockMix

And obviously if you're new to ARM then this will be a good sampler of the kind of music that you'll find at Americana Rock Mix Radio.

Music in this episode:

- Believe AND Hiding by Mills End
(from Mills End)
www.MillsEndBand.com

- Philadelphia (The City of Brotherly Love) AND Strange Days by We Are Augustines
(from Rise Ye Sunken Ships)
www.WeAreAugustines.com

- Tongue Tied AND In My Time by Mudgrass
(from Just That Way)
www.Facebook.com/Mudgrass

- Willie AND Ride Away by Two Gallants
(from The Bloom And The Blight)
www.TwoGallants.com

- First Time Joy AND The Descent by Bob Mould
(from Silver Age)
www.BobMould.com

- More Time AND Hi Fi Blues by Greg Fleming & The Trains
(from Edge Of The City)
www.GregFleming.CO.NZ

- Cold Hands AND Weight Of The Fear by Somebody's Darling
(from Jank City Shakedown)
www.SomebodysDarling.com

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Direct download: Episode_156_-_Americana_Rock_Mix_Radio.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 8:35am EDT

The day I recorded this (Monday) I was stuck at home because Tropical Storm/Hurricane Isaac was on it's way. So I figured it would be a good time to sit down and record this week's episode. Enjoy the great music.

Music in this episode:

- Hard World AND I Came Around by Murder By Death
(from Bitter Drink, Bitter Moon)
www.MurderByDeath.com

-Pamphleteer AND Lower Places by Nikki Sue & The Bad News
(from Lower Places EP)
www.NikkiSueAndTheBadNews.com

- Halfway Home AND Fool Me Twice by City Dwelling Nature Seekers
(from The Winter Year)
www.Facebook.com/CityDwellingNatureSeekers

- Closed Mouth Don’t Get Fed AND 13 Years by Blackout Party
(from Closed Mouth Don’t Get Fed)
www.BlackoutPartyMusic.com

- Driven Back AND Bend In The Road by Jesse And Noah
(from Driven Back)
www.JesseAndNoah.com

- White AND Radio by Roger Bryan and The Orphans
(from 37)
www.RogerBryanAndTheOrphans.blogspot.com/

- Oh Delilah! AND Gilead by Deadman
(from Take Up Your Mat And Walk)
www.DeadmanOnline.com

- Spitting Verbs AND Shades Of Grey by Bootleggers & Baptists
(from A Recurring Dream EP)
www.Facebook.com/BootleggersAndBaptists

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Mini-mix submitted by Matthias (from Berlin, Germany)

1 – When We Were Wicked by Glossary
(from Long Live All Of Us)
www.Glossary.US

2 – Hopper (Feat Darren Radach) by Jon Snodgrass
(from Five State Record)
Facebook Page

3 – The Carry by Arliss Nancy
(from Simple Machines)
Facebook Page

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Direct download: Episode_155_-_Wasting_Time_On_Isaac.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 9:33am EDT