Loyal reader, Burning Wood foil and supporter, my friend, "Meanstreets" has submitted his selection for Top 10 Records of 2010. His thoughts on all things from Austin (his home away from home), to politics to the "problems with my musical taste" have kept the comments pages jumping for the last two years.
We may not always agree, but that's okay. He's a Yankees fan, a Jets fan, and even digs New Orleans more than a bit. Plus, he's offered up some winners here and lightened my load for the morning.
MEANSTREETS' TOP 10 OF 2010
(in no particular order...)
JIM LAUDERDALE- Patchwork River
No better country voice, solo or when backing up Elvis Costello or Willie Nelson
EILEEN JEWELL - Presents Butcher Holler: A tribute to Loretta Lynn
MARTY STUART- Ghost Train:The Studio B Sessions
Don't be turned off by the flashy clothes and the perfect hair. He's the real deal.
BRENNEN LEIGH- The Box
The Carter Family & The Louvin Brothers would be huge fans
LOS LOBOS- Tin Can Trust
Yes you can...
DALE WATSON- Carryin' On
...and he is, in the Merle Haggard tradition.
JON DEE GRAHAM- It's Not As Bad As It Looks
A serious car accident and then a fall off a ladder can't stop the "King Of Austin." It just gves him more material.
Her gospel CD produced by Buddy Miller. Need I say more.
PRESERVATION- An Album To Benefit Preservation Hall
Not just an homage to Burning Wood, but a truly enjoyable CD that will put a smile on your face.
JOHN HIATT- The Open Road
FRANK SINATRA/ANTONIO CARLOS JOBIM- The Complete Reprise Recordings
You can hear the cigarette smoke in the studio....
ROLLING STONES- Exile On Main Street
Where have you gone, Mick Taylor??
Thank you Meanstreets. Gonna crack open the Brennen Leigh right after I dig into the new Motorhead.