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Sidestreet Distributing wholesale distributes independent recordings of folk, bluegrass, old-time, Celtic, blues, roots, and related genres. We are committed to providing competitive pricing, and helpful service to make purchasing the genres of music we carry as convenient and effective as possible for you.


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Featured New Releases:


Various artists - THIS AIN'T NO MOUSE MUSIC!
2-CD soundtrack for Maureen Gosling and Chris Simon's documentary film about roots music producer Chris Strachwitz and his label, Arhoolie Records. Contains cuts from Lightnin' Hopkins, Flaco Jimenez, Ry Cooder, Michael Doucet, many others, all spanning 54 years of traditional American music. 38 tracks, with 32 page full color book.
ARH-CD545 .. CD .. code U


Cohen, Leonard - POPULAR PROBLEMS
2014 - 13th studio album from the tireless and ever-inventive Cohen; nine songs with producer Patrick Leonard. "Almost Like the Blues," "Samson in New Orleans," "Born in Chains" and more.
COLU-CD01429 .. CD .. code Q


Ling, Micah - KINGDOM COME
2014 - Two original songs and ten from the old-time Appalachian tradition from this Michigan-based singer and cellist; with Chris Bathgate, Michael Erlewine, Red Tail Ring's Michael Beauchamp and Laurel Premo, Nick Gareiss and others.
EARTHWORK-CD2401 .. CD .. code O


Bowhunter - THE RIGHT HANDS 'ROUND
2014 - "Laurel Premo and Michael Beauchamp of Red Tail Ring join with fellow Earthwork Artist Sam Cooper and banjo slayer Sam Herman to form the quartet stringband known as BOWHUNTER. With twin fiddles, banjo, and guitar, the group renders old-time tunes to fuel a traditional dance floor frenzy... also a few traditional ballads with sweet harmony singing. The inclusion of a few off-the-cuff jokes and laughter pulls the listener into the intimate circle of the fun-loving four piece string band."
EARTHWORK-CD4801 .. CD .. code O


Various artists - DEAD MAN'S TOWN - A TRIBUTE TO BORN IN THE USA
Strips the album's 12 indelible Bruce Springsteen originals to their acoustic core. Jason Isbell & Amanda Shires, The Apache Relay, Justin Townes Earle, North Mississippi Allstars, Trampled By Turtles, more.
LIGHTROD-CD25523 .. CD .. code O


Sansone, Maggie - A HAMMERED DULCIMER COLLECTION
Fan favorite compilation from her solo, duo, and ensemble projects. With guest artists Al Petteway on guitar, Sue Richards on Celtic harp, and others. 19 cuts: "Celtic Jig Set: Bridal Jig/Random Notes," "Scottish Rell Set: Jenny Nettles/St. Kilda Reel," "Irish Reels: Tyrone March/Cooley's Reel," more. - on order, expected arrival date 11/04/14
MAGG-CD113 .. CD .. code L


Various artists - LOOK AGAIN TO THE WIND: JOHNNY CASH'S "BITTER TEARS" REVISITED
2014 - Johnny Cash's 1964 classic "Bitter Tears: Ballads of the American Indian" recreated a half-century later! with Emmylou Harris, Gillian Welch & David Rawlings, Steve Earle, Norman & Nancy Blake, Kris Kristofferson, the Milk Carton Kids and the Carolina Chocolate Drops' Rhiannon Giddens.
MAST-CD06067 .. CD .. code Q


Spinney Brothers - TRIED & TRUE
2014 - Hard-driving bluegrass from this beloved brother duet, also featuring Gary Dalrymple on mandolin and Terry Poirier on bass. "Gonna Catch A Train," "The Mirror", "Regena," 12 in all.
MFR-CD140812 .. CD .. code J


Frisell, Bill - GUITAR IN THE SPACE AGE!
2014 - "An homage to the American electric guitarists of the '50s and '60s!" The adventurous composer-guitarist with his working sidekicks Tony Scherr on bass and drummer Kenny Wollesen, plus guest Greg Leisz on lap and pedal steel guitars. Tunes from the Byrds, Junior Wells, Dick Dale, the Ventures, the Astronauts, Chet Atkins, Merle Travis and others - 14 in all!
OKEH-CD07461 .. CD .. code Q


Peyroux, Madeleine - KEEP ME IN YOUR HEART FOR A WHILE: THE BEST OF MADELEINE PEYROUX
Her first-ever compilation is a collection of favorites from the Rounder catalog, as well as Atlantic and Decca/Ermarcy Records: "Don't Wait Too Long," "You're Gonna Make Me Lonesome," "Dance Me To The End Of Love," the unreleased title track penned by Warren Zevon, more.
ROUN-CD3615 .. CD .. code M


Sugar Ray & the Bluetones - LIVING TEAR TO TEAR
2014 - Highly-revered blues vocalist/harpman and his band return with their latest collection of mostly-original numbers, plus blues standards such as Sonny Boy Williamson's "Ninety Nine," and Lightnin' Slim's "Nothing But the Devil," 12 track total.
SEVERN-CD0063 .. CD .. code T


Morganfield & Kim Wilson, Mud - FOR POPS: A TRIBUTE TO MUDDY WATERS
Waters' son is joined by Fabulous Thunderbirds singer/harmonica maestro Kim Wilson performing some of Muddy's famed classics: "I Just Want to Make Love to You," "Blow Wind Blow," "Just to Be With You," more. With a powerhouse guest list including Billy Flynn and Rusty Zinn on guitar, Steve Gomes on bass, Robb Stupka on drums.
SEVERN-CD0064 .. CD .. code T


Block, Rory - HARD LUCK CHILD: A TRIBUTE TO SKIP JAMES
Traditional acoustic country-blues guitarist/songstress pays homage one of her mentors. 10 tracks: "Devil Got My Woman," "Hard Time Killing Floor Blues," "I'm So Glad," more.
STONY-CD1373 .. CD .. code P


Arnold, Billy Boy - THE BLUES SOUL OF BILLY BOY ARNOLD
2014 - Chicago blues-harp legend, produced by Duke Robillard and including the Roomful of Blues horn section. 14 cuts: "I'd Rather Drink Muddy Water," "St. James Infirmary," "Ain't That Just Like a Woman," more. - out-of-stock, more coming soon -- normally ships within 20 days
STONY-CD1378 .. CD .. code P


Shade Tree Pickers, The - SHADE TREE PICKIN'
Five veterans of the central Michigan bluegrass scene: former Country Connection members Mike and Dan Coppernoll on bass, guitar and vocals and banjoist Burl Bradley, singer/guitarist Benie Thomas from the Jackson County Boys, and singer/mandolinist RJ Thomas from the Windy Mountain Boys.
STP-CD1680 .. CD .. code O


Taylor, Chip - THE LITTLE PRAYERS TRILOGY
3-CD set. His most unique yet; disc one features a disparate, international cast of characters facing injustice and turmoil. Disc 2 is more fun and lighthearted, but no less passionate. The last is an intimate recording destined for late night listening. Lucinda Williams guests on two tracks.
TRAINW-CD0050 .. CD .. code V


Coole & Ivan Rosenberg, Chris - RETURN TO TRION
2014 - The dexterous duo is back with their brand of old-time clawhammer banjo and Dobro wizardry. 11 selections, including "Rain and Snow," "Sail Away Ladies," "Glory to the Day," more.
VOT-CD004 .. CD .. code P