Super Bloom

81 / February 2017 / Saunders Robinson

  1. MarinadeDope Lemon
  2. WalrusD.D Dumbo
  3. Akhar Zaman (This Moment)Bombino
  4. Open Your EyesSTRFKR
  5. Raised by WolvesSpringtime Carnivore
  6. Two HeartsValerie June
  7. Tennessee SongMargo Price
  8. Before You Called Me BabyCaitlyn Smith
  9. You SayDori Freeman
  10. DoomsdayRyan Adams
  11. Heaven SentParker Millsap
  12. Fire AwayChris Stapleton
  13. In BloomSturgill Simpson

The title of this album references Death Valley's Super Bloom last year. I recently read about it in this New Yorker article, which explains why its name is a misnomer. Death Valley is actually teeming with life, with pup fish that have lived in pockets of hot water since the Ice Age and seeds just waiting to burst through its Mars-like surface. 

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  1. Dope Lemon / Marinade

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    Dope Lemon is the latest musical project from Angus Stone. The first album ‘HONEY BONES’ was released on June 10. Read more on more...

  2. D.D Dumbo / Walrus

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    Hailing from Castlemaine, a small township deep inside the Victorian bush, D.D. Dumbo’s reverb-soaked songs erupt in thunderous rhythm and euphoric drone. Minimal in structure and complemented by Perry’s astonishing voice, they subtly reference traditional stylings from around the globe such as African desert blues, Tanzanian ilimba and transcendental Tuvan melody. Read more on more...

  3. Bombino / Akhar Zaman (This Moment)

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    Omara "Bombino" Moctar, whose given name is Goumar Almoctar, was born on January 1st, 1980 in Tidene, Niger, an encampment of nomadic Tuaregs located about 80 kilometers to the northeast of Agadez. He is a member of the Ifoghas tribe, which belongs to the Kel Air Tuareg federation. His father is a car mechanic and his mother takes care of the home, as is the Tuareg tradition. Bombino was raised as a Muslim and taught to consider honor, dignity and generosity as principal tenets of life. Read more on more...

  4. STRFKR / Open Your Eyes

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    STRFKR - (Alternate name for Starfucker) Founded by Josh Hodges (2007) in Portland, OR. Band now includes: Keil Corcoran, Shawn Glassford, Patrick Morris. 3rd. LP: "Miracle Mile" out on Polyvinyl 2/19/13 Opening Track: "While I'm Alive" Out Now: Tour Dates 2013: "Happy Fucking Holidays" Read more on more...

  5. Springtime Carnivore / Raised by Wolves

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    Springtime Carnivore was born on the night of a full moon in the summer of the year of the dragon. She is the seventh of twelve siblings. Her father was a painter and her mother baked wedding cakes. Her favorite color is turquoise. Her favorite food is purple Pez. In a past life she slept beneath the stars in far away Western places and died in a gun fight with Annie Oakley. Following high school, Springtime Carnivore joined a traveling circus company. Read more on more...

  6. Valerie June / Two Hearts

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    Valerie June (born Valerie June Hockett in 1982) is an American singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist from Memphis, Tennessee. She began recording and performing in 2001, initially with her then-husband in the duo Bella Sun. In her solo work her sound encompasses a mixture of folk, blues, gospel, soul, country, Appalachian and bluegrass. If June had been a roots artist in America 80 years ago, and she often sings as if she was, she might have been a principle influence on today's myriad retro troubadours Read more on more...

  7. Margo Price / Tennessee Song

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    Margo Rae Price (born April 15, 1983) is an American country singer-songwriter based in Nashville, Tennessee. The Fader has called her "country's next star." Her debut solo album Midwest Farmer's Daughter was released on Third Man Records on March 25, 2016. The album was recorded at Sun Studio in Memphis, Tennessee, and was engineered by Matt Ross-Spang. The album was recorded in three days. On tour, she is backed by her band the Pricetags. Price grew up in the small town of Aledo Read more on more...

  8. Caitlyn Smith / Before You Called Me Baby

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    Caitlyn Smith is an American singer-songwriter and musician. She was raised in Cannon Falls, Minnesota. Smith's debut album Starfire was released on Monument Records on January 19, 2018. Her second studio album, Supernova, was released on March 13, 2020. She released the EP Starfire in July 2016. In January 2017, she announced she had signed a label deal with the newly reformed Monument Records. Smith has played at Lollapalooza, Bourbon & Beyond Festival, Americana Fest and ACL Fest. Read more on more...

  9. Dori Freeman / You Say

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    Dori Freeman' is an American singer-songwriter based in Galax, Virginia. Freeman is from the Appalachian town of Galax, Virginia where she grew up in a musical family. Her father and grandfather both play music and their family owns the Front Porch Gallery and Frame Shop which is part of The Crooked Road, Virginia's heritage music trail. In late 2014, she sent a Facebook message to Teddy Thompson who liked her music so much he decided to produce her album. Read more on more...

  10. Ryan Adams / Doomsday

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    Ryan Adams (born David Ryan Adams on November 5, 1974) is an alt-country and rock and roll singer-songwriter from Jacksonville, North Carolina. Initially part of the group Whiskeytown, which was at the time considered one of the leaders of the alt-country genre, Adams left the band and released his first solo album, Heartbreaker, in 2000 (which was subsequently nominated for the Shortlist Music Prize). As well as his solo albums, Adams has released five albums as Ryan Adams & the Cardinals. Read more on more...

  11. Parker Millsap / Heaven Sent

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    Parker Millsap is an American singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist from Purcell, Oklahoma playing a blend of blues, country, alt-country/Americana, and folk music. Influenced by his Pentecostal Church and the Blues Radio Times, with his parents Millsap created a sound between country, alt-country, folk, traditional. americana, blues and rock. While Millsap plays harp, acoustic- and slideguitar, you also find acoustic-bass and violin in his band. Read more on more...

  12. Chris Stapleton / Fire Away

    Somehow I missed this musician back in 2015 and I just discovered him. He's too good to forgo including despite the time that's elapsed. Keep an eye out for him in 2017!

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    Christopher Alvin Stapleton[2] (born April 15, 1978) is an American singer-songwriter and guitarist. Stapleton's music styles include Southern rock and bluegrass. He is an established songwriter with six country number-one songs including the five-week number-one "Never Wanted Nothing More" recorded by Kenny Chesney, "Love's Gonna Make It Alright" recorded by George Strait, and "Come Back Song" recorded by Darius Rucker. Over 150 of Stapleton's songs have appeared on albums by such artists as Adele Read more on more...

  13. Sturgill Simpson / In Bloom

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    John Sturgill Simpson (born June 8, 1978) is an American country music and roots rock singer-songwriter. Simpson was born in Jackson, Breathitt County, Kentucky, the only child of a secretary and a state policeman who formerly worked undercover narcotics. Due to his father's work, Simpson's family moved to Versailles, outside Lexington, where Simpson graduated from Woodford County High School. Simpson's mother's family were coal miners. Simpson is the first male on his mother's side of the family to not work in a strip mine or deep mine. Read more on more...

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