Download “Mama Needs the Bottle” from A Shadow of Jaguar

Rock 'n' roll really has a thing for mothers. Rolling Stone magazine even once argued that the first rock 'n' roll song was also Elvis' first release, "That's All Right," a song consoling mama by saying "that's all right, any way you do." Perhaps musicians are especially sensitive people with a soft spot for their moms, and perhaps they see how the life of a musician can be tough on momma.

Download “Old Ojai” by Josh Dillard

[caption id="attachment_109678" align="alignnone" width="490"] Photo by Luca Venter.[/caption] Denver singer-songwriter Josh Dillard is really hard to nail down. There are times, listening to his lilting voice and soothing pedal steal, when you want to lump him in with the origins of alt-country, like Uncle Tupelo.

Stream Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats’ debut album

[caption id="attachment_103640" align="alignnone" width="800"] Nathaniel Rateliff and the Night Sweats is readying a self-titled album on Stax Records. Photo courtesy of the artist.[/caption] Most of us are still trying to catch our breath after last week's sweat inducing national television debut from Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats on "The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon." Since that performance, fans across the country have been anxiously awaiting the band's debut release on Aug.