Here are the first ten songs to pop up on my iPod; Artist/Song/Album:
2. Arcade Fire/Keep the Car Running/Neon Bible
3. Bob Dylan & The Band/Clothes Line Saga/The Basement Tapes
4. Sea Snakes/Conception Bay South/Clear as Day, the Darkest Tools
5. Kékélé/Fungola Molema/Make the Most of Your Time on Earth
6. Silversun Pickups/Kissing Families/Pikul
7. Blind Lemon Jefferson/Prison Cell Blues/Anthology of American Folk Music, Vol. 3A: Songs
8. Van Morrison/He Ain't Give You None/The Complete Bang Sessions
9. Buddy Guy/I'm in the Mood/Slow Blues 1
10. Bill Frisell/Masters of War/Further East/Further West
First of all, my apologies to Mr. Frisell. In my BobFest post on Dylan covers, I mistakenly attributed this track to fellow jazzbo fretmaster John Scofield.
No idea who the Sea Snakes are or how their MP3 ended up on my pod. They sound like mellow neo-folk with a nice horn section. According to Wikipedia, that was their only album and they disbanded shortly after.
Kékélé are a Congolese supergroup with four discs under their belts; their sound is sublime.
Silversun Pickups are an indie quartet from LA with two albums and four EPs to their credit. They come from the guitar-distortion school of My Bloody Valentine, Smashing Pumpkins and Sonic Youth.
If you live in Tucson, the amazing Buddy Guy is playing this week at the Rialto. As I have seen him before, I'm opting for the Old 97s at Plush. But you would do well either way.