Leeroy Stagger has been consistently putting out some fine releases for nearly 15 years. He’s never been one to pull his punches and Love Versus, his latest album, is no exception. He pays tribute to the “prophets” of punk (“Joe Strummer and Joey Ramone”), contemplates racial disharmony and violence (“Living in the Future”) and questions […]
Justin Currie continues to quietly — really too quietly — put out exceptional albums. He could teach a masterclass in how to write a song with blunt honesty and emotional punch. Here is a favorite from This Is My Kingdom Now, released earlier this year.
I spend so much time listening to new music that it’s easy to forget about the classics and old favorites, so I love it when a casual conversation sends me back into the archives. Boston’s Todd Thibaud has one of the most consistent — and consistently good — catalogs of any in my music collection. […]
While we here on the Twangville staff spend a lot of time listening to music with banjos and fiddles, we’re all suckers for a really good power pop song. A little jangly guitar, a sing-along chorus and great harmonies, and a driving bass and drum beat. It doesn’t get much better than that. Coming out of […]
Songs, let alone performances, don’t get much more powerful than this. “Ain’t No Little Girl” is from Dragonfly, Chambers’ latest release.
Will Hoge recently celebrated the release of Anchors, his 9th studio album. In the video below, he talks about the burn-out that preceded it and how watching his kids, ages 6 and 9, form a band rekindled his musical spirit. Great news for the rest of us, as it is a fine addition to the […]
“Blueberry Hill” may not have been the first rock and roll song that I heard, but it certainly stands as one that left a lasting impression. Rather than the music and lyrics, it was Domino’s personality and enthusiasm that captivated my attention. The smile on his face, as infectious as it was, paled in comparison […]
If ever there was an aptly named band, this is it. Although the name is an apt description of Marty Stuart himself, a country music mainstay for nearly 50 years. Way Out West, his latest album with the illustrious Superlatives finds him continuing to be a leading light among artists carrying on the tradition of […]
The outpouring of tributes to the late Tom Petty has been truly astounding, although certainly not surprising given the depth and brilliance of Petty’s catalog. Artists of every generation, not to mention every genre, have paid tribute with performances of Petty classics. Among the best of them have been the inspired sing-alongs from the crowds […]