In House #1730: Bloodshot's Bloodied But Unbowed; New Willie Nelson
Aside from their consistently outstanding regular releases from artists like Robbie Fulks, Kelly Hogan, Wayne Hancock, and scores of others, Chicago's Bloodshot Records has also developed a reputation as a purveyor of some of the more generous and substantive compilations around. Whether they've been celebrating the music of Rockabilly legend Wanda Jackson (Hard Headed Woman), making sure the kids have cool music, too (The Bottle Let Me Down), or throwing parties for milestones of longevity (Making Singles Drinking Doubles, For a Decade of Sin), the label has periodically delivered collections spilling over with the likes of the Waco Bros., Jon Rauhouse, Trailer Bride, and more. Now, on the occasion of their 12th anniversary, Bloodshot has recently released their first ever DVD, Bloodied But Unbowed: Bloodshot Records' Life In the Trenches, featuring (you guessd it) hordes of videos, live performance footage, short films, photos, and more with an impressive stable of roster artists past and present (Ryan Adams, The Sadies, Old 97's, Neko Case, Paul Burch, Graham Parker, Bobby Bare Jr., Scott H. Biram, etc.). As if that were not plenty, there's also a companion 18-track digital soundtrack that features audio versions of the live performances found on the DVD, as well as bonus non-DVD cuts from Wayne Hancock, Jon Langford, and others. In short, indeed, a veritable orgy of insurgent country and hillbilly tunes from one of the finest labels running today.
In House #1730.
Focus: Selections from the soundtrack to the new Bloodshot Records DVD, Bloodied But Unbowed: Life In the Trenches, plus new music from Willie Nelson, Gob Iron, Solomon Burke, Jesse Sykes, and more.
Waco Bros., from Bloody But Unbowed: The Soundtrack:
"See Willy Fly By (LIVE)" (MP3)
Willie Nelson, from Songbird (due 10/31): "Songbird" (MP3)
"Blood, Sweat & Beers: A Bloodshot Primer" from the Bloodied But Unbowed DVD:
In House PODCAST #193