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Carrie Rodriguez "I Don’t Want To Play House Anymore"

Last night, I hung out in a smokey old bar - well except for the smoke part, that behavior has been outlawed indoors,  thank goodness. The Led Zeppelin covers flowed, and the audience twitched and pulsed with every chord change and guitar riff. The dog days of summer have descended upon us early this year in sleepy New York, and you take your 'cooling' where you can. Having spent the last three years in Austin, of course, it begs the comparison. Austin has the relentless triple digit heat, not quite so humid, true, but day after day in the upper 90's and 100's does something to a person’s psyche after a while. In New York we declare it a heat wave when we are going to touch 90 for three days in a row. I must say it has been a Zen challenge, in keeping it in check while the air doesn't seem to stir.

Every year it seems there are musical Texans who make their way here to the the culture Mecca of NYC; the latest being Phoebe Hunt, who is bouncing between ATX & NYC. Chris and Eleanor Masterson were up north for a while but moved back, as did Carrie Rodriguez. I suspect for the amount of time these folks spend on the road, it matters little what zip code one calls home. Carrie is heading off to Europe for August, still touring in the wake of her most recent album, Give Me All You Got. We revisit the Music Fog Marathon 2011 now, to bring you this presentation, “I Don’t Want To Play House Anymore, “ when we filmed Carrie & company at Marathon Recorders in Nashville back in 2011.

-Jessie Scott

I Don't Want to Play House Anymore (Live) - Live In Louisviile


David Jacobs-Strain "Halfway To The Coast"

There is so much music coming out right now, I simply don't see how it is possible to process it all. So you know, I am fielding requests to play the stages in both Hill Country Barbecue Market locations; in New York and in DC. Then there is the radio station that I curate in Austin, Texas, KDRP, and that provides another river of local and national artists looking for air play. For those of you still mourning the loss of my channel, X Country on XM, KDRP is something to explore. I wouldn't say it is exactly the same, because at XM, we all had to define our channels more narrowly to fit into the neighborhood we lived in. X Country was considered part of the Country cluster, while KDRP incorporates some R&B, Blues, and lots of early R&R. Check it out at, or download the App for Android, Blackberry, and iPhone.

So it goes, right? I don't want to even bring up how many requests I get in a day to do interviews, post videos, and do giveaways right here on the pages of Music Fog! And it is hard for us to even post one of our OWN videos every couple of weeks! You see, we all now have other responsibilities! But every once in a while, we dig into the archives for something that has yet to see light of day, like this video from David Jacobs-Strain. Ya know he has a new album out, right? Geneseo just hit the street a couple of weeks ago. David is a pure performer, masterful at everything he does, from his songwriting, through the vocal and instrumental skills he brings. We had a magic moment with him on the Music Fog bus, at Cherokee Creek Music Fest 3 years ago. Bob Beach joined on harp, on a song that can be found on the Terraplane Angel album. Here is the Music Fog version of "Halfway To The Coast."

-Jessie Scott

Halfway To the Coast (feat. Bob Beach, Harmonica) - Live from the Left Coast