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Paucity

Walking Birds as Opposed To Hopping Birds
Deer Bird Bear Ship 2009 via Friction Records
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Playing at The Jammies 8:40pm

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Frontier Ruckus

Orion Town 2
The Orion Songbook 2009 via Quite Scientific Records
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Playing at The Jammies 8:00pm

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Chance Jones

My Machine
The Incident at Primrose and West 2009 via Friction Records
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Playing at The Jammies 10:20pm

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The Fainting Generals

Act Now [Waltz]
Everybody Drinks Kombucha in Hell 2009 via Independent
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Playing at The Jammies 6:20pm

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Lazy Genius

Change Your Mind
Strange Plains Dark Grooves 2009 via Independent
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Playing at The Jammies 6:40pm

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5:40 pm

Patrick Watson

Beijing
Wooden Arms 2009 via Secret City Records
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My Personal Nomination for Album Of The Year (2009)

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5:30 pm

The Avett Brothers

I and Love and You
I And Love And You 2009 via Sony
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National Jammies XI SONG OF THE YEAR WINNER!

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Wilco

I'll Fight
Wilco (The Album) 2009 via Nonesuch
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National Jammies XI ROCK Album OF THE YEAR WINNER!

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The XX

VCR
xx 2009 via Xl Recordings
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National Jammies XI ROCK Album OF THE YEAR NOMINEE!: The xx are a three-piece band from Wandsworth, south west London, England, formed in 2005. Their debut album, xx, was released on Young Turks Records on 17 August 2009. Though the band had worked with both Diplo and Kwes., xx was produced by the band themselves[9] and mixed by Jamie Smith and Rodaidh McDonald.[10] They recorded the album in a small garage that was part of the XL studios, often at night, which contributed to the sleek, whispery nature of the album.[11] The band have toured with The Big Pink and Micachu. Their single "Crystalised" was featured on iTunes (UK) as Single of the Week, starting from 18 August 2009.

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5:20 pm

Serena Ryder

Little Bit of Red
Is it o.k. 2009 via Atlantic
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National Jammies XI ROCK Album OF THE YEAR NOMINEE!

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Gov't Mule

Broke Down on the Brazos
By A Thread 2009 via Evil Teen Records
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National Jammies XI ROCK Album OF THE YEAR NOMINEE!

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Psapp

Fix It
The Camel's Back 2009 via Domino Records UK
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National Jammies XI ROCK Album OF THE YEAR NOMINEE!

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5:00 pm

Levon Helm

Stuff You Gotta Watch
Electric Dirt 2009 via Vanguard Records
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National Jammies XI ROCK Album OF THE YEAR NOMINEE!

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Brandi Carlile

Dreams
Give Up The Ghost 2009 via Sony
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National Jammies XI ROCK Album OF THE YEAR NOMINEE!

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The Derek Trucks Band

Get What You Deserve
Already Free 2009 via RCA VICTOR
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National Jammies XI BLUES Album OF THE YEAR WINNER!

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Delbert McClinton & Dick50

People Just Love To Talk
Acquired Taste 2009 via New West Records
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National Jammies XI BLUES Album OF THE YEAR NOMINEE

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Chris Smither

I Told You So
Time Stands Still 2009 via Signature Sounds
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National Jammies XI BLUES Album OF THE YEAR NOMINEE

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4:40 pm

Booker T

Get Behind the Mule
Potato Hole 2009 via Anti
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National Jammies XI BLUES Album OF THE YEAR NOMINEE

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4:30 pm

Otis Taylor

Maybe Yeah
Pentatonic Wars and Love Songs 2009 via Telarc
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National Jammies XI BLUES Album OF THE YEAR NOMINEE: For his latest release with Telarc Records, bluesman Otis Taylor has enlisted an all-star cast of jazz musicians. Pentatonic Wars and Love Songs features Taylor on vocals, acoustic guitar, and banjo, Jason Moran on piano, Ron Miles on cornet, Tarus Mateen on bass, and Nasheet Waits on drums. Aside from this core of musicians, Taylor has incorporated a slew of various instruments not commonly associated with blues music including African drums, violin, and cello. Otis’s daughter Cassie Taylor also provides vocals and bass on multiple tracks.

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Ruthie Foster

Joy on the Other Side
The Truth According to Ruthie Foster 2009 via Blue Corn Music
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National Jammies XI BLUES Album OF THE YEAR NOMINEE

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The Derek Trucks Band

Don't Miss Me
Already Free 2009 via RCA VICTOR
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National Jammies XI BLUES Album OF THE YEAR NOMINEE: There is a homegrown organic looseness to these proceedings that sets the album apart from all of Trucks' previous offerings. Perhaps that's because it was recorded at home -- literally in a home studio with the DTB and/or their guests playing live from the floor much of the time. Trucks is still accompanied by his longtime mates: Kofi Burbridge, Todd Smallie, Yonrico Scott, Count Mbutu, and vocalist Mike Mattison. But there are some close friends and family as guests, including -- but not limited to -- Trucks' wife Susan Tedeschi, Doyle Bramhall II, and a horn section and various rhythm players.

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4:20 pm

Rodrigo y Gabriela

Master Maqui
11:11 2009 via ATO
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National Jammies XI WORLDBEAT Album OF THE YEAR WINNER!

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Bela Fleck

Thula Mama
Throw Down Your Heart, Tales From The Acoustic Planet, Vol. 3 - Africa Sessions 2009 via Rounder / Umgd
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National Jammies XI WORLDBEAT Album OF THE YEAR NOMINEE: Throw Down Your Heart is actually a soundtrack for a film of the same name which he produced, about traveling through Africa, recording with many musicians from that continent as he searched for the origins of the banjo. As varied as Fleck's solo records and his albums with the Flecktones have been, this is easily his most varied and unusual offering. The itinerant superpicker African sojourns with film and sound crew in tow, to record with over 40 different groups and individuals in places like Uganda, Tanzania, Senegal, the Gambia, and Mali. These 18 tracks reflect the wide varieties of Fleck's experience to be sure, but far more importantly, the wildly diverse musical traditions there.

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Matisyahu

One Day
Light 2009 via Sony
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National Jammies XI WORLDBEAT Album OF THE YEAR NOMINEE

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Femi Kuti

Eh Oh
Day By Day 2008 via Downtown
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National Jammies XI WORLDBEAT Album OF THE YEAR NOMINEE

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Amadou & Mariam

Sabali
Welcome To Mali 2009 via Nonesuch
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National Jammies XI WORLDBEAT Album OF THE YEAR NOMINEE

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4:00 pm

Neko Case

This Tornado Loves you
Middle Cyclone 2009 via Anti
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WYCE National Jammies XI FOLK Album OF THE YEAR WINNER! Multiple years in the New Pornographers' employ have brightened her outlook, however, and Middle Cyclone balances its melancholia with some of the most pop-oriented choruses of Case's career.

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Drew Nelson

I'm a Little Catfish
Dusty Road to Beulah Land 2009 via Waterbug
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National Jammies XI FOLK Album OF THE YEAR NOMINEE

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The Avett Brothers

Kick Drum Heart
I And Love And You 2009 via Sony
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National Jammies XI FOLK Album OF THE YEAR NOMINEE: Longtime fans held their breath when Rick Rubin took the Avett Brothers under his wing. What would the co-head of Columbia Records — a man known for his business savvy, rap-rock production, and resurrection of Johnny Cash — do with a small-time folk trio from North Carolina? The answer is "relatively nothing." Working with a major label's budget allows the group to add small flourishes — a cello line here, a keyboard crescendo there — but the resulting music is rarely grand, focusing on textures rather than sheer volume. Scott and Seth Avett share vocals throughout the album, delivering their lyrics in a speak-sing cadence that sounds both tuneful and conversational. Given the opportunities presented here — the ability to flank their melodies with string sections, organ swells, and harmonium — the two devote more focus to slower songs, eschewing the barnburning bouncefests of their previous albums for material that better displays such sonic details. The result is an intimate, poignant album, laced with rich production that enhances, not clouds, the songwriting itself.

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3:40 pm

Bob Dylan

Life Is Hard
Together Through Life 2009 via Columbia
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National Jammies XI FOLK Album OF THE YEAR NOMINEE

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Rosanne Cash

Long Black Veil
The List 2009 via Manhattan Records
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National Jammies XI FOLK Album OF THE YEAR NOMINEE

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Dave Alvin

Nana and Jimi
Dave Alvin and the Guilty Women 2009 via Yep Roc Records
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National Jammies XI FOLK Album OF THE YEAR NOMINEE: Dave Alvin helped to kick-start the American roots rock scene in the early '80s with the band the Blasters and has since gone on to a career as a solo performer, songwriter, producer, and sideman that's been as well respected as it is eclectic.

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U2

Magnificent
No Line on the Horizon 2009 via Interscope Records
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National Jammies XI SONG OF THE YEAR NOMINEE

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Medeski Martin & Wood

Wonton
Radiolarians III 2009 via Indirecto Records
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WYCE Jammie XI: VOTED BEST JAZZ ALBUM OF 2009: Radiolarians III is the final volume in the series. What inspired it was a formula, pure and simple, a reversal of what is usually the case for a band to follow. Rather than write new material, then record it and tour, the trio reversed the process. They went out and toured incessantly, improvised and wrote new material on the road, gave it real form and focus, and then, finally, recorded it. This volume is as delightful as its predecessors, and offers inarguable proof that after 18 years, MM&W are still discovering new ways to stretch the jazz trio format, finding new music to integrate, spindle, warp, re-form, and refresh, without sacrificing it to endless synthetic edits and samples. In essence, they remain a live trio, and virtually everything they play comes out that way on record. This set was recorded in three days. The meld of jazz, vanguard classical music, gospel, rock, funk, New Orleans stride and second line, country, blues, modal music, Indian classical, and other world folk forms is simply staggering, and it is seamless -- even when the music gets the party rockin'.

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3:20 pm

Tortoise

Northern Something
Beacons Of Ancestorship 2009 via Thrill Jockey
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National Jammies XI JAZZ Album OF THE YEAR NOMINEE:

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Dan Hicks & His Hot Licks

Subterranean Homesick Blues
Tangled Tales 2009 via Surfdog
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National Jammies XI JAZZ Album OF THE YEAR NOMINEE:

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Mark O'Connor's Hot Swing Trio

Tiger Rag
Live In New York 2009 via OMAC Records
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National Jammies XI JAZZ Album OF THE YEAR NOMINEE:

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Nomo

Invisible Cities
Invisible Cities 2009 via UBIQUITY RECORDS
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National Jammies XI JAZZ Album OF THE YEAR NOMINEE:

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