The Roadside Graves, Live Session #59

by Woody on November 11, 2009

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I was talking with John, the lead singer of Roadside Graves, after this session about how to describe the band to those unfamiliar with the New Jersey outfit. He tended to go with older acts such such as The Band, Dylan and Burrito Brothers while I threw out modern day contemporaries like The Felice Brothers amongst others. This became a tired exercise, so I said to tell them this: “We sound like awesome. Go buy a t-shirt.”

And they do and I did purchase myself a t-shirt that night after the session. Finding out Roadside Graves was putting out a new album this year was truly one of the pleasant surprises of 2009. I thought that after their excellent 2007 release No One Will Know Where You Have Been, that they had disbanded and moved on. But thankfully that was not the case and My Son’s Home is one of my favorites of 2009.

So dig into the five tracks, including “West Coast” off the aforementioned No One Will Know Where You Have Been. And the video of “Ruby” shows the boys playing one of top 10 tracks of 2009.

The Roadside Graves Introduction

Exclusive: The Roadside Graves – Take A Train

Exclusive: The Roadside Graves – Radio

Exclusive: The Roadside Graves – Ruby

Exclusive: The Roadside Graves – Far And Wide

Exclusive: The Roadside Graves – West Coast

Download The Roadside Graves live session as a zip.

Video: The Roadside Graves – Take A Train

{ 6 comments… read them below or add one }

Andrew November 11, 2009 at 7:59 pm

Vocally and, to a lesser degree, musically, I’m reminded of the Bodeans. Whether that’s good or bad, I dunno.

sean November 11, 2009 at 9:14 pm

I love these guys. Thanks for this

Agnes November 12, 2009 at 3:57 am

Yes!!! I’ve been hanging out for this one – thank you!

Martin November 13, 2009 at 8:53 am

Brilliant you have these on. They kindly recorded a session a few months ago for a radio show I present here in the called simple folk on radio reverb. Along with the brilliant Felice brothers and The sumner brothers they are my favourite band right now.

mel November 14, 2009 at 7:26 am

Love them! Thank you!

Tom January 4, 2010 at 1:54 pm

Go Jersey!

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