Lana Phones in

Phoning it in

Miss Lana Rebel phoned it in for the excellent “Phoning It In” radio show last week. “lo-fi is the right fi: dj talksonthephone calls up all your favorite musicians for live over-the-phone performances and awkward conversation.”

Miss Lana Rebel (Last of the Juanitas, Juanita Family and Friends) and Kevin Mayfield phone in a special extended set from the Cherry Sprout Produce Market in Portland, OR. Really, the perfect music for the format. Better than old records of dead people. Witness:

“Lana Rebel is the badass matriarch of local dust bowl country. Sounding like the coal miner’s daughter trapped in a collapsed mine, the music of Rebel is gorgeous and morose, a sad waltz of cowgirl balladry that can’t be cured by even the most generous whiskey pour.”
Nadav, WMBR 02/07/2009

[audio: http://www.phoningitin.net/files/shows/KDVS/2009/Lana%20Rebel%20-%20Phoning%20It%20In%2002_07_09.mp3]

Songs
I’ll Be Good
Li’l Bear
Purify [Rev. James Jordan]
When I’m Gone
Loneliest Love Song
Dreaming About You
The Ranger’s Command [Woody Guthrie]