“If I can’t dance with you, then I won’t dance at all. I’ll just sit this one out, with my back to the wall.”

Whether it was penning one of the finest love songs ever to grace my ears in “Magnolia Wind,” singing about the wonder home grown tomatoes, or trusting in your cape, Guy Clark knew his way around a guitar and a song. The iconic songwriter, who died two years ago next month, has long been revered amongst fans of country and folk music.

Late last month, another legend, the one and only Steve Earle, released Guy, a collection of sixteen songs written by Guy Clark. Joining Earle on this tribute to Clark are fellow country stalwarts Emmylou Harris, Rodney Crowell, and Jerry Jeff Walker, among others. This month, Trail Mix is Earle’s take on the Clark classic “Dublin Blues.”

The April mix also features a bunch of returning friends. Check out new tunes from Shovels & Rope, Jimbo Mathus, Will Kimbrough, Luther Dickinson, Head For The Hills, Annabelle’s Curse, Yawpers, and Cave Twins, the newest project from Dave Mayfield.

Brand new artists Daniel Norgren, Megg Farrell, Greg Holden, Taylor Alexander, Driftwood, Mekons, Adam Carroll, and Gold Light + Snakemusk round out this month’s mix.

Stay tuned to the Trail Mix blog, as chats with Tim Baker, formerly of Hey Rosetta!, Queen Bee & The Honey Lovers, and Heron are all on tap.

And, as always, get out there and buy some of this music. These bands are out there trying to make it work. Let’s all do what we can to support them by grabbing some music or a couple concert tickets when they hit a stage near you. These folks would appreciate it.

  1. Buddy I'll Be There Cave Twins 3:24
  2. Child of Mercy The Yawpers 3:02
  3. Dublin Blues Steve Earle & The Dukes 3:49
  4. Good Old Fashioned Pain Taylor Alexander 3:34
  5. Lawrence of California Mekons 4:38
  6. Walked In Them Shoes Adam Carroll 3:06
  7. Lay Like You Do Driftwood 3:21
  8. Carry Me Home Shovels & Rope 4:41
  9. Tulsa Queen Megg Farrell & Friends 4:19
  10. 5. The Legend Of Zelda Fitzgerald Queen Bee & The Honey Lovers 2:51
  11. Splashdown Heron 7:46
  12. I'm Not Your Enemy Greg Holden 3:47
  13. All Hands Tim Baker 4:28
  14. Alligator Fish Jimbo Mathus 0:49
  15. I'm Not Running Away Will Kimbrough 3:21
  16. Just Like A Songbird That Has Fallen Luther Dickinson 2:55
  17. Let Love Run the Game Daniel Norgren 3:25
  18. Say Your Mind Head For The Hills 4:03
  19. The Heart Is A Lonely Hunter Gold Light + Snakemusk 4:26
  20. You and Me Forever Annabelle's Curse 3:35

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