Treasure of Love
When Joe Ely, Jimmie Dale Gilmore and Butch Hancock — collectively, The Flatlanders — laid down bare-bones versions of these songs over the past decade or so, they thought they were doing it just for pleasure.
American Standard Time
wino-strut (aka David Phillips) is a Venice, Calif.-based painter who just happens to also be a singer, songwriter and musician — specializing in the re-emerging genre of country rock. “Bloodsicle” is his full-length debut and also the inaugural LP for American Standard Time Records, a spinoff of sorts from its namesake online magazine.
Having gotten his debut out of the way six years ago with a collection of songs going all the way back to when he first started writing, Colorado-by-way-of-Texas troubadour Rodney Rice loosens up with a set that’s more in the moment.
There are basically two kinds of old-school country rock: the kind that features pedal steel guitar weighted equally with lead electric, and the kind with just electric guitar. Daniel Donato’s self-described “21st-century cosmic country” version falls into the latter camp.