I'm more than a little bit chuffed to not only have a brand new DIYtrotter Session to share —it's been almost been a full 5 months since Wes Tirey recorded 008— but to also have that new session be from the guy responsible for one of the best albums I've heard this year. If you've spent any time around me in real life or the internet in the last couple months, there's a good chance you've heard me mention how great Doc Feldman & The LD50's album 'Sundowning At The Station' is. I compared it to drinking an after work whiskey in the dark, I've included my favourite track on this episode of 'Mix Tape Radio On Folk Radio UK', and I've more or less been listening to some or all of that album at least once a week since July.
So through the combination of my very regular intake of 'Sundowning At The Station' + the fact that I happen to be Facebook friends with the bearded guy behind that album —a guy who is no stranger to sending great sessions out into the world through the brilliant Shaker Steps—, a new & lovely DIYtrotter Session was born. A session that features two tracks from one of the best albums of 2013 ('Ready' and 'Cold Tile Floor'), two brand new Doc Feldman gems ('Through the Narrows' and 'San Antonio Missions'), a haunting cover of Jason Molina's ‘The Old Horizon', and an unexpected penny whistle over top a mini djembe drum beat track called 'Sasquatch Belly Laugh'.
So there you you go… DIYtrotter returns with 6 tracks from a great artist that you should already be a big fan of, but if not already, then hopefully after you download this FREE session and give it a listen, you will be.
And not to beat a dead horse, but please go get 'Sundowning At The Station' (or at least go listen to it). It's one of the best albums you'll hear this year.