There’s nothing like starting the week with a classic: George Jones singing “She Thinks I Still Care” (with a brief cameo from Johnny Cash).
We lost a legend when Joe Cocker passed away on 22 December. Cocker possessed one of the quintessential voices in rock and roll, a singer who quite literally took ownership of every song he sang. Dave Mason wrote a wonderful piece about Cocker on his Facebook page: When I wrote Feelin’ Alright, it had a […]
December boy’s got it bad…
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 […]
Crowell sure knows how to write ‘em. Here is one of my favorites by the man, with an opening verse that seems tailor made for a Monday morning. The hour is early The whole world is quiet A beautiful morning’s about to ignite I’m ready for danger I’m ready for fire I’m ready for something […]
You know those idiots who scream “Free Bird” at every show that they attend? Sometimes dreams really do come true.
How about some vintage Uncle Tupelo (circa 1994) to start your work week? Why yes, that sounds good.
It’s always intriguing to hear two versions of a single song that sound dramatically different. Here’s a great example courtesy of the Silks and their song “Mud Money.” First we’ve got the full band ripping it up live and then singer Tyler-James (accompanied by Jess Powers) picking an acoustic version.
Here’s a song for your shopping soundtrack courtesy of Milwaukee-based troubadour Brett Newski.