People ask me for music lists all the time, and I am always hesitant to comply because I am probably forgetting something major that I love. But thinking about the past year or so, I do have five favorite songs for you to seek out if you so choose.
- Jason Isbell – Alabama Pines
- Turnpike Troubadours – Gin, Smoke, Lies
- Stoney LaRue – Wiregrass
- JD McPherson – North Side Gal
- John Fullbright – Satan & St. Paul
That's five, here is a sixth…The Damn Quails – Fool’s Gold.
It is our song today. The lyrics are poignant. The harmonies stellar, the music haunting. Yes indeed this is what is it all about. My son recently announced that a needle in a haystack hunt we were undertaking was a “Fool’s Errand.” I offer that up to you songwriters reading this, because that’s a great title too. You have your assignment. The Damn Quails are the first band signed to BooHatch Records, Mike McClure’s label. He was so excited to send me tracks in advance of the album, an honor indeed. I trust Mike’s ears. The DQs came to see us during the Spring Marathon at Threadgill’s in March. Here is the Music Fog recording of “Fool’s Gold,” the original of which you can find on the Down The Hatch album.