You Can’t Beat Free

Don’t let poverty keep you from enjoying good music. Here’s a quick roundup of excellent freebies:

A Truer Sound posted updated download links for the Todd Snider Tales from Moondawg’s Tavern bootleg, a generous five-disc story and song collection that’s about the finest companion for a long road trip I’ve ever found. Don’t let the ‘bootleg’ description scare you off: Snider has an open taping policy at his shows and is aware of this compilation, so it’s not like you’re doing anything illegal.

California honky-tonker Dave Gleason is the first country act featured on One Night Music, a site that tapes intimate performances from (mostly) indie musicians passing through California. You can head over to ONM’s Gleason page to view the videos or download the audio tracks in one handy zip file. Pretty cool.

Have you already grabbed the latest People Country sampler from iTunes? It includes songs from Merle Haggard, Court Yard Hounds, The Band Perry, Chely Wright, etc. Don’t miss out.

What about the free Discover Texas Music: Volume 1 from Amazon MP3? Songs by Dallas Wayne, Deryl Dodd, Two Tons of Steel, and a variety of other Texas acts. For free, why not?

Finally, here’s a decent Youtube video of the Keith Whitley song on Jamey Johnson’s upcoming album:

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