If you’ve ever traveled to another country, you know the quiz well. Border control agent: “So, what brings you to (insert country name here)?” What you may be less familiar with is the variety of quizzical expressions you get from those border control agents when you’re traveling to England and your answer is: “an Americana […]
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
The term “folk supergroup” seems a little like an oxymoron. Calling anyone in the folk music business a superstar is probably pushing it. Having said that, there aren’t many musicians in this genre that can draw crowds like Sarah Jarosz, Sara Watkins, or Aoife O’Donovan pull in individually. So if they do something together, yeah, I […]
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.
In dance halls and on flatbed trucks across most of this nation there’s a style of country music that’s still played a lot more than you’d ever guess listening to a radio programmed out of Nashville. Sure, everyone has a cover of the latest bro’ country hit and the obligatory Garth Brooks or George Strait. […]
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.
One of the more anticipated albums recently around the Twangville offices is the new one from Steep Canyon Rangers. Out In the Open finally hit our hard drives a couple of weeks ago andI got a chance to ask banjo player and lead vocalist Graham Sharp a few questions about the record. What really came through […]
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, […]
Spend enough time in the South in the summer and your definition of “clean” changes. Whether it’s the humidity coming off the big, muddy rivers, or the dust devils spawning out of the cotton fields and cattle ranches, a shower is just temptation for the grit to cling harder. After a while, that dirt permeates your […]
It seems apropos that Michelle Malone begins her new album with a song entitled “Just Getting Started,” wailing “Well you can’t stop me now, I’m just getting started.” Over the course of her 30 year career, Malone has remained true to her fiery and feisty self. Her music burns with the unbridled passion of her […]