Summer Americana

bluegrass // folk

I’ve never seen Cletus and the Burners live, but I feel like I have a pretty good idea of how it would go down. They’re from Ithaca, so the crowd would be equal parts aging hippies and youthful hipsters; the light in the room would be a dusty, dark brown; and the air would be lazily floating around, disturbed by a couple of asthmatic ceiling fans. Oh, and the music would be really good. (I’ve never seen Jill Sobule live, either, though I was once on the other side of a stone cellar wall from one of her shows. Her tiny voice didn’t carry, but the cheers from the audience did.)

Good ol’ fashioned music.
Cletus & The Burners – Five Dollar Rag
Jill Sobule – Lucky In Love (track 8 on the Aurgasm Summer Soundtrack)
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4 Responses to “Summer Americana”

  1. Greg :

    Awesome! I especially like Five Dollar Rag.

  2. Anonymous :

    I love Jill Sobule. I have four or five of her albums. But I’m unfamiliar with this tune. Do you know its source?


  3. Matt :

    I liike- a lot.

    Only came across your blog today, found it through

    A lot of nice stuff you have here!

    Especially liked the sound of Birdy Nam Nam


  4. Paul Irish :

    It’s my understanding the Jill song came from her cd The Folk Years, which is apparently only available at her live shows… and this link.