February 27 — MOVING BACK HOME #2, Richmond Fontaine (2007)

imageIf I’d have known about Richmond Fontaine back in the day, I’d surely have spent many hours at my house on South Trenton in Tulsa, or on a porch somewhere in Colorado, drinking a cold Shiner Bock or three, piñon incense burning, toe tapping along with their music. They claim Portland as their home, but much of their music sounds as though it came straight from the Rockies to New Mexico, a blend of border music, Uncle Tupelo and Twin Cities roots. Two of their dozen albums have been declared “masterpieces” by the influential music magazine Uncut, and their songs have been compared to the short stories of Raymond Carver.



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