With Spring dropping in recordings from R.E.M., Elvis Costello and Alejandro Escovedo you’d think that would be enough to call it a good season for music. Throw in James McMurtry, Hayes Carll, Reckless Kelly, Old 97s, My Morning Jacket, Jackie Greene, Amos Lee and Matthew Ryan and now you’ve got a whopper of a season. Jakob Dylan launched his first solo album and Teddy Thompson keeps making a name for himself proving that apples do not fall far from the tree. If that’s not enough check out emerging artists like Griffin House, Mason Jennings, The Band of Heathens, The Mother Truckers, Honeybrowne, Crooked Still, The Weepies, Danielia Cotton and Eli “Paperboy” Reed to hear some of Twangville’s new favorites.
As always, this mix is available for preview on iTunes.
Best of Spring 2008, Tom’s Mixtape
- “I’m Amazed” by My Morning Jacket
- “Living Well Is the Best Revenge” by R.E.M.
- “No Hiding Place” by Elvis Costello
- “Always a Friend” by Alejandro Escovedo
- “Here’s to the Halcyon” by Old 97′s
- “Another Love Gone Bad” by Jackie Greene
- “The Guy That Says Goodbye to You Is Out of His Mind” by Griffin House
- “Drunk and Disappointed” by Matthew Ryan
- “Fighter Girl” by Mason Jennings
- “Valley of the Low Sun” by Jakob Dylan
- “Freeway View” by James McMurtry
- “Ragged As the Road” by Reckless Kelly
- “It’s a Shame” by Hayes Carll
- “Jackson Station” by The Band Of Heathens
- “Streets of Atlanta” by The Mother Truckers
- “The Things I Do” by Teddy Thompson
- “Mile By Mile” by Honeybrowne
- “Undone In Sorrow” by Crooked Still
- “Can’t Go Back Now” by The Weepies
- “What’s Been Going On” by Amos Lee
- “Testify” by Danielia Cotton
- “Am I Wasting My Time” by Eli “Paperboy” Reed And The True Loves
What artists impressed you in Spring ’08?
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