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Liz Lambert | What I'm Listening to Now

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Anyone who’s had the pleasure of sipping cava at the Hotel San José (with wisteria in bloom and a killer sound track overhead), thumbing through vintage vinyl at the sumptuous Hotel Saint Cecilia, or standing under a West Texas sky watching Tift Merritt or Barbara Lynn kick up some dust at El Cosmico, an 18-acre trailer, tent, and tepee hotel and campground in Marfa, knows that Liz Lambert’s beloved boutique hotels are inspired by and devoted to music. SXSJ, her annual music festival concurrent with SXSW (held in the parking lot behind Jo’s Coffee) features artists like Billy Jo Shaver and Alejandro Escovedo and icy cans of Modelo, no wristband required. Since the chance of getting a room at her Austin hotels this month is about as likely as discovering no line at Franklin Barbecue, we were thrilled when the reigning queen of modern Texas style offered to share her personal playlist of songs she’s loving right this minute.

Hotel San José (1316 South Congress or sanjosehotel.com)

Hotel Saint Cecilia (112 Academy Drive or hotelsaintcecilia.com)

El Cosmico (802 S Highland Avenue, Marfa, or elcosmico.com)

Liz's Top 20

  • CREATION BY DAVID GARZA | HUMAN TATTOO—David Garza, my friend, the magician. This is the first song off his new record, just out,
  • Human Tattoo. Catch David with Charlie Sexton on Thursday night at the San José during SXSW.
  • GOT TO HAVE ROCK AND ROLL BY HEARTLESS BASTARDS | ARROW (BONUS TRACK)—You’ve got to have rock ’n’ roll, and nobody brings it better than the Bastards on their latest release.
  • TALK ME DOWN BY WILLY MASON | CARRY ON—I love this whole record.
  • SOONER OR LATER BY PATTY GRIFFIN | SILVER BELL—“Silver Bell,” shelved by her label in 2000, finally saw the light of day in 2013. We are all so lucky.
  • BROKEN BY JAKE BUGG | JAKE BUGG—Elegant, beautiful songwriting from a British teenager.
  • DRIVE ON UP BY BLITZEN TRAPPER | VII—Blitzen Trapper’s aptly titled seventh album get’s a little funky.
  • MASTER HUNTER BY LAURA MARLING | ONCE I WAS AN EAGLE—“I don’t stare at water anymore, water doesn’t do what it did before.” More young British acoustic-folk.
  • PRETTY SARO (SELF PORTRAIT) BY BOB DYLAN | THE BOOTLEG SERIES VOL. 10—Who says Dylan can’t sing? Check out this track from the1970 album of unreleased recordings that came out in August.
  • DON’T SWALLOW THE CAP BY THE NATIONAL | TROUBLE WILL FIND ME—Indie rock at its finest.
  • HISTORY ERASER BY COURTNEY BARNETT | THE DOUBLE LP—Lo-fi meanderings about romance, travel, art school and getting drunk.
  • JACQUES COUSTEAU BY DAVID LEMAITRE | LATITUDE—Ethereal electronica.
  • RATTLESNAKE BY ST. VINCENT | ST. VINCENT—Rattlesnake was written at my ranch.
  • SONG FOR ZULA BY PHOSPHORESCENT | MUCHACH—One of my favorite records of 2013: This song is getting a lot of play, and I can’t stop listening.
  • CALLING CARDS BY NEKO CASE | THE WORSE THINGS GET, THE HARDER I FIGHT, THE HARDER I FIGHT, THE MORE I LOVE YOU—One of the quieter tracks from her most recent record, a lovely song about loss.
  • STEADY AS THE RISING SUN BY ROBERT ELLIS | LIGHTS FROM THE CHEMICAL PLANT—A brand new record of folk-pop from a country boy, no one has a sweeter twang than Robert Ellis.
  • SPRING BY BILL CALLAHAN | DREAM RIVER—“I see the true spring is in you.” This record is on a whole lot of folk’s best-of-2013 lists, and for good reason.
  • SYNTHETIC WORLD BY SWAMP DOGG | TOTAL DESTRUCTION—Gonzo soul from Swamp Dogg’s, debut album, released in 1970, a lost classic.
  • TENERE TAQQIM TOSSAM BY TINARIWEN | TASSILI (DELUXE EDITION)—This Tuareg-Berber band will be headlining Saturday night at South by San José, and this cut from an album recorded live in the Algerian desert, will give you an idea of just how mind-blowing that’s going to be.
  • OYSTERS BY MESHELL NDEGEOCELLO | WEATHER—Granted, this record is a couple of years old, but this sensual, vulnerable Meshell track, “Oysters” keeps migrating from one playlist to the next.
  • HOMESICKNESS BY TSEGUE-MARYAM GUEBROU | ETHIOPIQUES, VOL. 21—This record is from the expansive Ethiopiques series, dedicated to documenting the thriving Ethiopian music scene of the late ‘60’s and ‘70’s. Here is a majestic piano solo composed and played by an Ethiopian nun.

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