Bloodshot Records Turns 20 !

I wanted to give a quick shoutout to the folks at Bloodshot Records and tell them a very happy 20th Birthday. To celebrate they released this awesome two cd compilation of various artists covering songs that were released on their label over the years. I haven’t had enough time with it to write a full on review, but I do have to say it pretty damn great. The first track I jumped to was Chuck Ragan covering Cory Branan’s “Survivor Blues” and one song in I was hooked. I will try to write the complete review in the next few weeks, but for now just do yourselves a favor and follow the link and purchase a copy of it from Bloodshot directly.


Complete Tracklist:

Disc 1

  1. Blitzen Trapper – “To Be Young (Is to Be Sad, Is to be High)” (Ryan Adams)
  2. Chris Shiflett & The Dead Peasants – “Look the Other Way” (Justin Townes Earle)
  3. Samantha Crain – “Cold Forgiver” (Ha Ha Tonka)
  4. Chuck Prophet – “Dirt” (Andre Williams)
  5. Hiss Golden Messenger – “Where I Fell” (Robbie Fulks)
  6. Dave Davison (of Maps & Atlases) – “Things I Didn’t Say” (Bobby Bare, Jr.)
  7. Ted Leo – “Dragging My Own Tombstone” (Waco Brothers)
  8. Into It. Over It. – “Deep Red Bells” (Neko Case)
  9. Split Single – “My Backyard” (Nora O’Connor)
  10. Limbeck – “Sound of Running” (Old 97’s)
  11. Tim Kasher – “Aspidistra” (The Scotland Yard Gospel Choir)
  12. Shakey Graves – “Happy Birthday Julie” (Wayne Hancock)
  13. Ivan & Alyosha – “My Winding Wheel” (Ryan Adams)
  14. Chuck Ragan – “Survivor Blues” (Cory Branan)
  15. The Minus 5 – “Cherokee Grove” (Mark Pickerel)
  16. Carolyn Mark – “Last to Know” (Alejandro Escovedo)
  17. Daniel Romano – “Strange Birds” (Jon Langford & The Sadies)
  18. Charlie Parr – “Manifold” (Devil in a Woodpile)
  19. The Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band – “St. Nick on the Fourth in a Fervor” (Ha Ha Tonka)
  20. Possessed By Paul James – “I Came Around” (Murder By Death)

Disc 2

  1. Andrew Bird and Nora O’Connor – “I’ll Trade You Money for Wine” (Robbie Fulks)
  2. Ben Kweller – “2:00 AM” (The Meat Purveyors)
  3. Frank Turner – “The Corner” (Cory Branan)
  4. Superchunk – “Come Pick Me Up” (Ryan Adams)
  5. KOJI – “East Jefferson” (Ben Weaver)
  6. The Great Crusades – “Fake Out Jesus (Live)” (The Blacks)
  7. Mike Watt & The Missingmen – “Up to My Neck In This” (Jon Langford & The Sadies)
  8. Nicki Bluhm & the Gramblers – “Oh My Sweet Carolina” (Ryan Adams)
  9. Jerry David DeCicca – “Broken Bottle” (Alejandro Escovedo)
  10. The Handsome Family – “1000 Dollar Car” (The Bottle Rockets)
  11. Warm Soda – “All Grown Up” (Gore Gore Girls)
  12. James Leg (of Black Diamond Heavies) – “Is That You in the Blue?” (Dex Romweber Duo)
  13. Two Gallants – “Truck Driver” (Scott H. Biram)
  14. Diarrhea Planet – “Dry Land” (Waco Brothers)
  15. Kevin “Shinyribs” Russell – “All the Time” (Lydia Loveless)
  16. The North Carolina Music Love Army (featuring Caitlin Cary, Chip Robinson, and Kenny Roby) – “Stick to the Plan” (Graham Parker)
  17. William Elliott Whitmore – “I Wish I Was the Moon” (Neko Case)
  18. Samuel Fogarino (of Interpol) – “Liked It a Lot” (Charlie Pickett)


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