So much has already been said about Prince and his impact that we thought it best to simply honor his legacy with this vintage performance from the 2004 Rock Hall of Fame induction ceremony. Prince stands on the side of the stage, oft in the shadows, until it’s time for him to take a guitar […]
After stepping in a more modern R&B direction on his last release, soul singer Eli “Paperboy” Reed has returned to his roots (so to speak) with an old school sound. He’s got a new album — My Way Home — due out in early June. Reed previewed some of the songs at his SXSW performances […]
I won’t even try to compete with Shawn’s excellent tribute to the late Merle Haggard. Instead, today we’ll honor his legacy with a playlist of videos from artists singing classics from the Haggard cannon. Herein you’ll find performances from the Avett Brothers, Dwight Yoakam, Vince Gill and Lyle Lovett, Willie Nelson (with Kid Rock and […]
The 2016 baseball season has finally arrived! It remains to be seen how my Boston Red Sox will do this year but, hey, as John Fogerty says in this video, “As long as there’s life, there’s hope.” We’re gonna let Fogerty, joined by Jerry Garcia and Bob Weir of the Grateful Dead, kick off the […]
It’s been awhile since we’ve posted some Townes Van Zandt. Seems about time to do it again, right?
We here at Twangville are excited to premiere the new video from William Wild for the track “Dreamin’.” The song features lovely lap steel and slide guitar work with a booming pre-chorus and chorus that kicks in nicely. The excellent new EP entitled Steady Now is available via I-Tunes and other outlets.
I’ve been on a bit of a Stevie Wonder binge of late. Here’s one of my favorites, Wonder’s tribute to the legendary Duke Ellington.
I like to put the ol’ iPod on shuffle and let it surprise me. It came through in spades this past weekend, kicking of a killer playlist with this Chris Knight classic. I don’t know if this qualifies as a murder ballad, but it makes for one damn entertaining story.
Actual videos of our fave Folk Alliance performances are hard to come by, well at least good quality ones. So we decided to go with the next best thing – videos of these performers captured in other, sometimes unique, locations. Featured in this video playlist are: The Show Ponies, Parsonsfield, Aoife O’Donovan, Session Americana, Bob […]
Aussie singer-songwriter Courtney Barnett celebrates her fellow countrymen — and Twangville faves — You Am I by covering their brilliant song “Heavy Heart.” What’s not to like about a song with lines like “I’m like a waterlogged ball that no one wants to kick around anymore.” Sad, but certainly vivid. As a bonus, scroll down […]