New-To-Me Bands I Like, Part One of ... Five or Six .... maybe.
I was in Albany a few months ago, and caught the last few minutes of a great NPR performance from a Western-swing band with a remarkable female vocalist, but not their name. Luckily, I had a few of the songs, especially "Mister Man In The Moon" ["are you made out of green cheese? or are you simply a lonely man?"] on a loop in my mind for the entire drive home .... and after we arrived -- you know, come to think of it, those songs are still in my head. Anyway, the Google, it told me the band is the Blue Ribbon Boys With Julia Gottlieb, and I even found a rather-tinny sounding mp3 of the Albany show here. And, in the time since I bookmarked those links during one of my occasional breaks from lying on the floor and staring into my eventual oblivion, the band has released a swell CD on CDBaby.com.