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Saturday Single No. 460

Saturday, August 22nd, 2015

The blank page mocks me this morning.

I’ve looked at Billboard Hot 100s from this day in 1964, 1970 and 1981, and I’ve found nothing that inspires me. I’ve checked the long list of events from August 22 over the years offered by Wikipedia, and found no joy there, either.

I am, I guess, a little weary from a week-long battle with my computer after I restored it to Windows 7 and lost the ability to send emails from Windows Live.

And I do have a brief list of errands that need to be done today, and it’s likely best that I get to them fairly early.

So without dithering any longer, I’m just going to offer here one of the best new things I’ve heard recently. It’s from Ashes & Dust, the new album by Warren Haynes, featuring, as the cover of the album says, Railroad Earth, a band described at Wikipedia as a “roots and Americana-based newgrass jam band from Stillwater, New Jersey.”

Haynes is likely best known for his work with the Allman Brothers Band and Govt. Mule. I’ve not heard all of Ashes & Dust, but I was struck by the results when Haynes brought Grace Potter into the studio for a duet on Stevie Nicks’ “Gold Dust Woman.” It’s today’s Saturday Single.