Tweed River Talk – A Few Words with Caitlin Canty

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 […]

Tweed River Talk – A Few Words with Joe Fletcher

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 […]

Monday Morning Video – A Premiere from Ryan Montbleau

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 […]

Short Takes – Three Gems For Summer

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 […]

Twangville’s Shaky Knees 2015 Recap

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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 […]

Mayer’s Playlist for March/April 2015, Part 3

ALBUMS OF THE MONTH The Firewatcher’s Daughter, by Brandi Carlile For some, the process of getting off the major label merry-go-round can be a traumatic experience that results in musical purgatory. Not for Carlile, who shifted to ATO Records and returns with another stand-out release. Her voice is as radiant as ever, beautifully complimented by […]

Mayer’s Playlist for March/April 2015, Part 1

ALBUMS OF THE MONTH Windfall, by Joe Pug It has been three years since Joe Pug’s last release, a time that found the singer-songwriter coping with the burn-out that comes from years of continuous touring. Sharing one’s music with audiences around the world may be joyous, but the life can be arduous. In that context, […]