Although Larry Campbell has released a number of his own recordings, he is known more for his associations than solo work. He is such a versatile musician it would almost be easier to list instruments he does not play. Most recently he garnered acclaim as a producer for Levon Helm’s final albums. Both albums, “Dirt […]
Today’s interview is with Vermont native and current Nashville resident Caitlin Canty. Her latest album, the exquisite Reckless Skyline, was released earlier this year. ON TWEED AND VERMONT This is your first time playing the Tweed River Music Festival. What, if any, expectations do you have for the experience? I’m looking forward to being part […]
Here’s a spectacular version of this Ryan Adams classic, made all the more enjoyable when you see Neil Finn and Janis Ian quietly singing along.
Longtime Twangville fave Joe Fletcher makes a return visit to Tweed for this year’s festival. Although he now lives in Nashville, the former Providence, RI resident is a familiar – and welcome face – around New England. That applies to Twangville as well, where our posse selected Fletcher’s You’ve Got the Wrong Man as our […]
When Ryan Montbleau and his ace band entered the studio in 2013, they knew that their decade-long road warrior days were winding down. They channeled that energy, no doubt stretching from sorrow to euphoria, into Growing Light, his ninth release. Recorded in New Orleans with Galactic’s Ben Ellman, the album soaks up that city’s character […]
There has been a lot of good music cross my desk in the last couple of months, and I’ve finally internalized I’m not going to get to all of it. Summer’s here, though, and it’s important to have some new music in your player. So here are some short takes on albums I’m really enjoying, but […]
The Newport Folk Festival will soon be upon us. Here’s a flashback to one of last year’s late night shows that featured Joe Pug and the Milk Carton Kids covering Tom Petty’s “Time To Move On.”
A new location brought a special surprise – no rain. Rain, often torrential, is a Shaky Knees tradition. From year one’s mudfest to last year’s lightning storm, the weather has never been kind to Shaky Knees. Until this year, that is. The sun shone bright (perhaps too much at times, but I’m not complaining), making […]
James McMurtry’s Complicated Game is one of this year’s standout albums. His way with both words and melody is as strong as ever. Here is a clip of McMurtry performing a track from the album in the basement of New York’s Mercury Lounge.