It’s that time of year – Opening Day is this Thursday. What better way to celebrate than a video from Josh Kantor, Fenway Park organist and indie music enthusiast. Here’s his take on the Replacement’s “Here Comes a Regular.”
Feel like starting the week with some rock and perhaps a sing-along? Deer Tick have got you covered with the raucous “Let’s All Go the Bar.”
This week we’ll honor Daniel Johnston and his starkly beautiful “True Love Will Find You in the End.” Johnston has long been revered among musicians, as the many covers of this song attest. Here is just a sampling with performances from Wilco, Elizabeth and the Catapult, Spiritualized and Basia Bulat. We close out the collection […]
Time Will Be the Healer, Glen Hansard (from the Anti- Records release Between Two Shores) Songwriting is arguably a numbers game. For many artists, the quantity of songs released is a fraction of those that are written. It’s a shame, really, as some quality songs can get left on the shelf gathering dust. For his […]
We’ll wrap up our Folk Alliance International coverage with a collection of videos from this year’s conference. Most of these performances are from the official performances that took place in hotel ballrooms but you’ll see a few from the late night hotel room showcases. This video playlist includes Colter Wall, John Gorka, Jaimee Harris, John […]
I recently saw Jack Ingram perform a special show and he closed the set with this brilliant piece of songwriting. Co-written with Miranda Lambert and Jon Randall, Lambert’s recording of “Tin Man” was deservedly nominated for song of the year by the Country Music Association in 2017.
It’s been awhile since we’ve shared some Todd Snider music. About time we rectify that, don’t you think? Here’s the enlightened “Can’t Complain.” We’re all waiting in the dugout Thinking we should pitch How you gonna throw a shutout If all you do is bitch
Leave it to the exceptional Lake Street Dive to reimagine A-Ha’s “Take On Me” that swings, at various moments, between mariachi, reggae, jazz and pop.
Canadian singer-songwriter Matt Goud, aka Northcote, is overdue to release some new music into the world (hint, hint). In the meantime, here’s a favorite from 2013’s Northcote.
With one notable exception, my live concert year is off to a phenomenal start. The most recent addition to the list was John Hiatt, joined by Sonny Landreth and the Goners. The foursome revisited Hiatt’s seminal album Slow Turning in its entirety, every musical nook and cranny resounding with an infectious energy. Landreth, in particular, […]