Hurray For The Riff Raff / Small Town Heroes
Album: Small Town Heroes   Collection:General
Artist:Hurray For The Riff Raff   Added:Jan 2014
Label:Ato Records  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2014-01-31 Pull Date: 2014-04-04
Week Ending: Mar 30 Mar 9
Airplays: 1 1

Recent Airplay
1. Jun 08, 2017: Road Trip
The New Sf Bay Blues, Crash On The Highway, Blue Ridge Mountain
4. Jun 05, 2015: funk to folk - 'Nawlins!
Levon's Dream
2. Jul 02, 2015: Tetragonal Banana
St. Roch Blues
5. Mar 29, 2014: Music Casserole
The Body Electric
3. Jun 12, 2015: A Visit From Drum
Blue Ridge Mountain
6. Mar 06, 2014: Dinner Hour
Small Town Heroes, I Know Its Wrong

Album Review
Henry C-G
Reviewed 2014-02-03
Folk album with a range of more country-sounding tracks (#1) to more modern folksy music (#5) from a New Orleans-based group. All of the songs are sad, but they are a good kind of sad. Female lead vocals backed up by a mix of banjo and fiddle. It sounds a bit like ‘Iron and Wine’ to me.

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1. (2:33) * Ramblin’ (in a nice way). Plucked banjo behind sweet female vocals.
2. (2:45) Slow harmonized vocals. The sort of forlorn track you might hear on the jukebox if you walked into a dusty saloon next to a two-lane road.
3. (5:17) Really slow sad track with slide guitar in the background. Imagine tumbleweeds rolling by, a rusted out pickup truck, and an empty bottle of rye whiskey.
4. (3:38) * Dylan-style harmonica leads in to mid-tempo ramble
5. (4:01) * Slow whispery remake of the Jesse Fuller tune “SF Bay Blues” (“Walkin’ with my baby down by the San Francisco Bay…”)
6. (2:50) Surprisingly matter-of-fact song about murder (“Said you’re gonna shoot me down, put my body in the river while the whole world sings”)
7. (3:17) Less successful, upbeat track
8. (5:09) Repetitive too-long mid-tempo
9. (3:50) Super-slow quiet track
10. (2:58) Upbeat
11. (4:28) Title track. Slow and sad.
12. (3:18) Slow, mournful with sad fiddles. Sounds like they’re playing in an empty church.

Review by Henry C-G

Track Listing
1. Blue Ridge Mountain   7. No One Else
2. Crash On The Highway   8. St. Roch Blues
3. Good Time Blues   9. Levon's Dream
4. End Of The Line   10. I Know Its Wrong
5. The New Sf Bay Blues   11. Small Town Heroes
6. The Body Electric   12. Forever Is Just A Day