Alibi V.19 No.30 • July 29-Aug 4, 2010 

Song Roulette

The Saltine Ramblers’ Cory Minefee shuffles us some tracks

Cory Minefee is a vocalist and electric guitar player for bluegrass-oriented alt. country band The Saltine Ramblers. On Friday the group releases its first proper studio recording, Arroyo Borealis. What kinds of things does Minefee listen to? See the five shuffled tracks below.

1) “Po’ Boys in the Glovebox” • South Austin Jug Band • Strange Invitation

“I really love these guys. It’s fun to see how they have evolved as a band. We’ve had the opportunity to open with them as well. They do a really good cover of Beck’s “Jack-Ass.”

2) “Strange Vine” • Delta Spirit • Ode To Sunshine

“I don’t think I’ve ever listened to an album more than this one, except for when I had Are You Experienced (Jimi Hendrix) stuck in my 8-track player as a kid. (Yes, I said 8-track.)”

3) “Car Seat (God’s Presents)” • Blind Melon • Soup

“C’mon, who doesn’t like Blind Melon? So underrated. Who knows what they could have done? Really love the production on this one—so warm-sounding.”

4) “Outtasite (Outta mind)” • Wilco • Being There

“All hail mighty Wilco! Saw these guys at the Fillmore in Denver. BEST CONCERT EVER!”

5) “Constructive Summer” • The Hold Steady • Daytrotter Session, Apr. 30, 2009

“Rock-n-roll, anyone? These guys just kick ass, what can I say? Bands don’t use piano enough anymore! is such a great site for music—check it out.”