I played "Bloodshot's Turning Five" by Robbie Fulks on The Santa Fe Opry last night in honor of Bloodshot Record's 15th Anniversary.
15 years old! And I remember when they were just a little baby record company.
Bloodshot's still one of the best. Through the years they've released excellent records by Fulks, Wayne "The Train" Hancock, Neko Case, Alejandro Escovedo, Trailer Bride, Dex Romweber, Kelly Hogan, The Bottle Rockets, The Sadies, The Detroit Cobras, Paul Burch, Graham Parker, Ryan Adams, Charlie Pickett, Scott H. Biram, Andre Williams, Rex Hobart (who lived in Santa Fe for awhile), Bobby Bare, Jr., The Old 97s, The Meat Purveyors, Sally Timms and of those those wonderful Waco Brothers ... among others.
Here's a story about Bloodshot from the Chicago Tribune (thanks David Barsanti for sending me this.) In it, Bloodshot cofounder Nan Warsaw, talking about the importance of music labels, says something to think about: "It’s easier than ever to put your music out there, but it’s tougher than ever to get your music noticed."
Congratulations Rob Miller and Nan and thanks for all the great music.