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01. Born In The USA - Jason Isbell & Amanda Shires
02. Cover Me - The Apache Relay
03. Darlington County - Quaker City Nighthawks
04. Working On the Highway - Blitzen Trapper
05. Donbound Train - Joe Pug
06. Im on Fire - Low
07. No Surrender - Holly Williams
08. Bobby Jean - Ryan Culwell
09. Im Goin Down - Trapmled By Tutles
10. Glory Days - Justin Townes Earle
11. Dancing In The Dark - Nicole Atkins
12. My Hometown - North Mississippi All Stars

2014 marks the 30th ( I know 30 years!!) anniversary of Bruce Springsteen's 'Born In The U.S.A.' Although it would become his biggest selling album with seven top 10 singles on the Billboard Hot 100, Luther Dickinson of North Mississippi Allstars says "any of those songs could be played with acoustic guitar alone and still be great." Taking this idea as its premise, 'Dead Man's Town: A Tribute to Born in the U.S.A' strips the album's twelve indelible originals to the core, with contributions from Jason Isbell & Amanda Shires, Low, Nicole Atkins, Justin Townes Earle, Blitzen Trapper, Joe Pug, Trampled by Turtles, and more. Isbell says of his cover, ""Born In The U.S.A." is one of my favorites because so many people have seemingly misunderstood the lyrical content and the song's overall tone. When you listen to the demo, the dark, minor key arrangement makes it clear that this is not strictly a song of celebration. We wanted to stay true to that version." Amanda Shires adds, "I love that the song paints a picture of struggle in the face of the American dream, and the irony in the chorus is delivered with such force that it nearly transcends irony altogether."

Basically Americana does stripped down Springsteen - well that'll do for me and the results are marvelous. highlights for me are Holly Williams 'No Surrender' and 'Im Going down' by Trampled by Turtles - very highly recommended.

September 2014

Various Artists - Dead Mans Town - A Tribute to Born In The USA

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