Acoustic, country blues is one of the purest forms of Americana music. It also may be the most difficult to master. To capture the sound and spirit of a Robert Johnson, Mississippi John Hurt or Lightnin’ Hopkins takes tremendous musicianship and a feel for the music that few artists possess. But Cary Morin, a Crow tribal […]
What’s better than some Al Green to start the week? How about Al Green covering Sam Cooke. It doesn’t get much better.
It wasn’t much of a contest, but it’s early in the year. DROPKICK MURPHYS, 11 Short Stories of Pain & Glory runs unopposed and is your favorite for the week of January 6, 2016. Poll Results New Releases Did we miss something? If you feel a new release is missing from our current poll, please […]
I appreciate the sentiment behind the saying, “you can’t go home again” and it’s nod to life not standing still. Sometimes, when you want to take a step back from all the changes, home is just where you want to go, though. Brothers Dallas and Travis Good, and their Sadies bandmates Sean Dean and Mike […]
If the albums scheduled for release over the next few months are any indication, we’re in for a fine year of music. Here are just a few forthcoming long-players that we’re highly anticipating. MOUNT RENRAW by OTIS GIBBS (13 January on Wanamaker Recording Company) Otis Gibbs is one of the most thoughtful songwriters in Americana, […]
This week marks the one year anniversary since we lost David Bowie. Here’s Glen Hansard offering two tributes, the first is a bedroom version of “Ashes to Ashes,” the second is a performance of “Golden Years” from a tribute concert that took place shortly after Bowie’s death.
Official Twangville Best New Album of 2016: LYDIA LOVELESS, Real It’s official. The Twangville pick for Best New Album of 2016 is Real by Columbus, Ohio’s very own Lydia Loveless. This list combines best of year picks from our Twangville authors plus the Readers’ Tops which you helped us create. Congrats to all the finalists. […]
The new year is upon us, which means it’s time for my best of list which is always heavy on middle-aged white men… Happy 2017 folks. Pete Yorn/Arranging Time – I probably listened to this album more than any other in 2016 and that’s why it would get my vote for #1. As long as Pete […]
It continues to be an honor to be able to take photos for Twangville every year. Although the number of shows that I’m able to attend has decreased (thanks to a 2 year old!), I still LOVE standing in front of the stage to shoot these artists that I listen to and admire so much. […]
This seems like a highly appropriate song with which to kick off the new year. Happy New Year everyone!