Listening Through The Lens Program #5 Playlist

LTTL Radio Playlist No. 5

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Listening Through The Lens On Air

City Park Radio

Broadcast 26 May 2024

By Jim Jacob

Welcome to our recap of the Listening Through The Lens Radio Program, broadcast on City Park Radio, on the last Sunday of every month.

Program 5 was aired on 26 May 2024.

1. Melbourne duo and Folk Award winners Charm Of Finches released a new album. Last year the sisters spent a month in Nova Scotia and the album Marlinchen In The Snow was inspired both by their constant life on the road and the frozen beauty of their surroundings. The name of their fourth studio album takes its cue from a Grimm’s fairy tale. Here is “Leave It All Behind”.

2/3. One of my favourite bands is The Delines. Their bass player is Freddy Trujillo and he has just issued his fourth solo album.  I’m going to play two tracks, both of which have a theme of racism.  The first song is “I Never Threw A Shadow At It” based on a real-life case where he called the LA Police Dept when someone tried to steal his car which turned into him being treated as the criminal because of the colour of his skin.  The second song is “I Didn’t Cross The Border, The Border Crossed Me”.

4. Portland, Oregon’s John Craigie told us at Port Fairy his town has a thriving music scene. Freddy Trujillo and The Delines are from there and here’s yet another artist – veteran John Shipe who released Water This Dark this month and here’s the hard-hitting title track. 

5. Sierra Ferrell hails from Nashville and released an album called Trail of Flowers this March and it might just be here finest work yet.  Here’s the opening track “American Dreaming”.

6. Wood Box Heroes are a bluegrass supergroup with an interesting blend of folk, rock and bluegrass.  Their latest single is “Cannonball” which was co-written by Grammy-winning musicians Barry Bales and Chris Stapleton.  The song will be on an album titled 444 which will be available sometime this year.

7. Blue Highway have been together for thirty years and have won many bluegrass awards.  Their fifteenth album Lonesome State Of Mind is out now and pretty impressive and here’s a travel-weary song called “I’ve Had Enough Missouri For A While”.

8. Melissa Carper is based in Austin, Texas and is drawn to traditional forms of folk and country music.  Her new full-length release is called Borned in Ya and will be out in July 2024.  We have a preview of the album and I will play a track called “Somewhere Between Texas and Tennessee”. (No clip available)

9. Yet another artist from Portland, Jenny Don’t & The Spurs play some nice country rock and honky tonk.  Their album will be out this June and here is the title song “Broken Hearted Blue”. (No clip available)

10. It’s time for more bluegrass from another long-standing outfit. Lonesome River Band have been at it for over forty years.  Their new album is out this June and here is a taste of what is to come with “Blues Of The Night”.

11. This Texas band was called Mike and the Moonpies.  They have just announced a change of name to Silverada and an album of the same name, yet another release for June 2024.  The change of name has meant a move away from their traditional honky tonk sound. Here’s “Eagle Rare”. (No clip available)

12. Nathaniel & The Night Sweats have turned down the driving soul on their latest album which will be released, you guessed it, in June!  Here’s a thoughtful track, the first single “Heartless”.

13. Last month we played a new song from The Mavericks.  The album has since been released and I thought it a good idea to revisit the band with a catchy tune called “The Years Will Not Be Kind”.

14. I saw North Carolina’s The Avett Brothers in the US back in 2018 which was a real crowd pleaser.  The outfit has this month just released their first album in five years and I have enough time to play some of the track “Cheap Coffee”

Thanks for listening.


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LTTL Radio Playlist No. 5


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