As we head into September the nights tend to get a little cooler and we spend less time outside, and with that in mind I have a list of albums that suit this time of year, they are challenging, yet very well worth the search. They range from folk rock to Cosmic Country Music and so I thought I would give you good people a little taste of what I call Late Summer mind expanding music.
1.Love-Forever Changes Still the best album from the early psychedelic period.
2.Eric Andersen-Ghosts upon the Road A album of lost lives and loves from one of the best Singer/Songwriters of my Generation.
3.Loretta Lynn-Van Lear Rose What a comeback! The perfect blend of country,folk and Rock ably assisted by Jack White
4.Nick Drake-Five Leaves Left Haunting vocals and sparse instrumentation make this a classic.
5.Richard and Linda Thompson-Shoot Out the Lights Listen to a marriage fall apart, both artistically and personally.
6.Lenny Gallant-The open Window East coast singer’songwriter at his Canadian best.
7.Todd Snider-Songs for the Daily Planet The Who’s My Generation has never sounded so good as on this album.
8.David Ackles-American Gothic Fighting for the American Dream[and not finding it] “The Montana Song” is a classic.
9.John Stewart-California Bloodlines The former member of The Kingston Trio makes the perfect country album for the new decade.
10.Laura Nyro-Eli and the 13 Confession Others may have had bigger hit’s with her songs, but the original is often better.
11.John Gorka-Out of the Valley Alternative Country’s leader, “Good Noise” is the best anti Politician song I have heard.
12.Gram Parsons-Return of the Grievous Angel The grandfather of Country Rock’s Finest Moment. Ass kicking country and tender love songs. True American Cosmic Music.
So if you have time look up some of these albums and sample the music and see what you think.