06.02.2015 09:30 AM

Colter Wall: check this guy out


Unbeknownst to many of you, I am a closeted fan of alt-country and related sounds. When in the woods, for instance, all I play is reggae, dub – or, I confess, acts like Son Volt, Gram Parsons, Rank and File, Dils, Long Ryders, Old 97s, and so on.

As such, Canada’s own Colter Wall was brought to my attention some time ago, and he’s terrific. His newest offering is just out, and it’s well worth picking up. Linkage here. Go. I haven’t steered you guys wrong yet.



  1. smelter rat says:


  2. Marc-André Chiasson says:

    Wow. Had not heard of him. Great stuff. Perhaps I’m wrong, but I sensed a bit of a Johnny Cash influence on some of the tracks. Thanks for the revelation.

  3. David says:

    This reminds me… you haven’t posted your Top 10 records of 2014 yet… and it is June already…

  4. smelter rat says:

    You might also enjoy Sturgill Simpson.

  5. KenzoS says:

    Holy Crap, Warren. Interesting revelation that you are a fan of alt Americana, Son Volt, Gram, et al. Add to this your erudite musings on the very deep troubles (visible or not,) that we are suffering here in Lib-land. And your sharing of this particular gem, which I’ve now played twice through.

    I am becoming thankful that the idiots in the brain trust dissuaded (or prevented,) you from running. This is great stuff and a service to all of us out here. This is a better public service than endless meetings and whipped votes, in my humble opinion.

  6. lance mclean says:

    Love it, will be on the playlist for those afternoons out in the sun.

  7. edward nuff says:

    terrific tunes. You make a good curator. Who da thunk it.

  8. !o! says:

    Damn this is good.

  9. Liam Young says:

    What about Wilco?

  10. Student501 says:

    Wow…best cover of Townes van Zandt’s “Nothin”


    “Nothin” has an interesting inspiration behind it as Townes explains:


  11. Brammer says:

    Damn… shades of Delta blues, infused with hints of Isaak, Axton and Cash

    Awesome find man, thanks for sharing.

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