Lauren Morrow shares a lyric from her “groundbreaking” first song and discusses converting her attic space into a rehearsal studio.
Ed Hamell discusses why he prefers mom & pop guitar stores, learning from truckers while touring and the right and wrong reasons to make music.
Former Yellowcard singer-songwriter William Ryan Key compares his previous and current rehearsal spaces and talks about why he works so hard to never have a day job again.
Rebecca and Megan Lovell of Larkin Poe talk about graduating from making nothing to making next to nothing in the music business and their “day job” playing with Elvis Costello, Conor Oberst and Keith Urban.
Shawn Underwood (pictured left of alien). Here we are again… Thanksgiving 2018, y’all… which means we’re celebrating 13 years of Twangville’s existence. For as long as I can remember, I’ve been writing a Thanksgiving toast each year to thank our contributors, our community, and the artists who give us something to listen to and write […]
Joan Shelley Emerging Artist Interview When I first heard Joan Shelley’s 2015 album “Over and Even” I was stunned. In a year where I came through a broken leg with an infant at home, it took me a while to warm up to the power of music again. Maybe it seemed like family and people […]
Boston’s Jesse Dee will be closing out the Tweed River Music Festival in fine fashion. The seasoned singer-songwriter has wowed crowds across the US and Europe with his high energy soul revue. On My Mind/In My Heart, his 2013 release, was a Twangville favorite, filled with the kind of soul and R&B that recalls the […]
Emerging Providence-based rockers Smith & Weeden are not only making their Tweed debut, they will be making their first-ever festival appearance. Guitarists Jesse Emmanuel Smith and Seamus Weeden, joined by bassist Ollie Williams and drummer Dylan Sevey, are a bar-band in the best sense of the word. Live and on record, they play straight-up rock […]
Our latest interview is with Jonas Parmelee, bassist with the Providence, RI-based rock trio the Silks. Last American Band, the band’s 2013 debut was produced by Paul Westerberg and recalls the best qualities of 1970’s rock-and-roll — filled with songs as raucous as they are melodic. Parmelee talked with us about the psychedelic side of […]
Nashville by way of Alabama musician JP Harris is pretty clear about what type of music he plays – country music. His most recent release, 2014’s Home Is Where the Hurt Is, hearkens back to the genre’s classic era with tales of hard livin’ and heartache. The self-taught musician promises to bring the honky-tonk to […]