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THE SOUND & THE FURY

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Mitch Webb & the Swindles have enjoyed solid alt-country radio support for their latest CD, Lonely Kind, since its June release, and last week they moved into the number-30 slot on the Americana Music Association album chart.

Joining big-name veterans such as John Cougar Mellencamp, Willie Nelson, and John Hiatt on the AMA chart, the Swindles drew 162 radio spins in one week, bringing them to a total of 1,270 since Lonely Kind’s release.

Another AMA staple, San Antonio native Alejandro Escovedo, was probably the biggest surprise of the Democratic National Convention aside from an ailing Ted Kennedy’s rapturously received appearance.

Escovedo took to the Pepsi Center stage on Tuesday, August 26, a few hours before Hillary Clinton’s big speech. He kicked into “People (We’re Only Gonna Live So Long),” a bluesy highlight of his new album, Real Animal, curiously backed by a skeletal lineup that included the house band’s drummer. While the song’s chorus line, “We’re only gonna live so long,” could be seen as a little down for such a festive gathering, the exuberantly dancing delegates either heard it as a political call to arms or got caught up in the backbeat.


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