Mayer’s Playlist for December 2014

THE PLAYLIST I Can’t Do Crazy (Anymore), Willie Nile (from the River House Records release If I Was a River) Nile has been letting his guitar do the talking for the past several years, throwing down rock records that should be the envy of musicians a fraction of his age. This one is a little […]

Photos that ROCK! Best of 2014!

Photos that ROCK! Best of 2014! It’s been another year of having the amazing opportunity to combine two of my favorite things: concerts and photography. My favorite shots from 2013 can be found here and now it’s time to narrow down all of the ones from this year!  Thank you to everyone who reads Twangville […]

Mayer’s Picks – Best Songs of 2014

I posted a best songs list for the first half of 2014 back in July (here). Rather than replicate that list for my full year review, consider this the continuation — the best songs from the second half of the year. An Anthem for the Broken and A Song to Learn and Sing (Until Kingdom […]

Readers’ Pick: Best Album of 2014: Sturgill Simpson, “Metamodern Sounds in Country Music”

And so it has been decided. With 30 votes out of a total of 93, Sturgill Simpson‘s “Metamodern Sounds in Country Music” beat out Lydia Loveless‘s “Somewhere Else” for the official Twangville readers favorite album of 2014. Thanks to all who participated. We’ll include your picks into our fancy algorithm for the soon to be released […]

Mayer’s Picks – Best Albums of 2014, Boston Edition

This has been a great year for music in and around Boston. I hesitate to break these out into a separate regional list as they would all feature prominently on my overall Best of 2014. That said, taken together they make a great statement on the vibrancy of the Boston music scene. GIRLS GUNS AND […]

Tom’s Picks: Best of 2014

Album of the Year: Noah Gundersen, Ledges My pick for album of the year is Noah Gundersen’s Ledges. The up and coming singer-songwriter from Seattle, nails it with Ledges. It’s a family affair as his sister, Abby, joins in on vocals including album opener “Poor Man’s Son” which simply stops time as it blends effortlessly into […]