This is American Music: Some Dark Holler, Bohannons, Magnolia Mountain

September 2, 2012 § Leave a comment

This is American Music is continuously releasing great music. The biggest highlight of the year so far has been Slowburner by The District Attorneys. That’s one amazing album, but it’s not the only one. These three albums are also really good and have all gotten plenty of “air time” in this household.

Some Dark Holler – Hollow Chest

I’ve only just begun with this one, but I’m already captivated. Some Dark Holler is a new group led by Back Row Baptists’ Chris Porter. Together with his new bandmates Helen Gassenheimer (fiddle, vocals) and Eric Ominus (bass, vocals) Chris Porter has created a great handmade american folk album. It might feel a little too dark at times for me, but there’s also a lot of beauty in the melodies and in the male-female harmonies. Really love the singing on this one. This one is Cry For Me. Stream/buy at This is American Music.


Some Dark Holler Website

Bohannons – Unaka Rising

Bohannons, you give me too much rock, I can’t take it, I have to pass it on to someone else. Well not really. Even though this is not style-wise closest thing to my heart, it’s certainly pretty damn convincing stuff. Listen to Two Riders below and march on to This Is American Music to stream/buy the rest of Unaka Rising.

Bohannons Website

Magnolia Mountain – Town and Country

I suppose you are listening a really good album, if the only thing you can really complain about is the fact that there’s just too much songs on the album. 18 songs and well over an hour of music is just too big one time dose. But no-one is forcing me to listen to Magnolia Mountain’s Town and Country all at once, so where’s the problem, you clueless blogger. After all, the song are mostly really good folk/americana/country songs and that’s what counts. This one is entitled Set On Fire.

Magnolia Mountain Website


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