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 […]
If the albums scheduled for release over the next few months are any indication, there’s a great year of music ahead of us. Here are just a few forthcoming long-players that we are eagerly anticipating in 2018. BETWEEN TWO SHORES by GLEN HANSARD (19 January on Anti- Records) Hansard has the unique ability to combine […]
In a turbulent world it’s sometimes nice to get lost in music. You’ll be hard-pressed to find a more uplifting moment of escape than this version of the Beatles “Across the Universe.” Talented folk trio the Accidentals are joined by members of the Decemberists for this mesmerizing performance.
Happy New Year to all. Let’s start with a holiday classic from Slaid Cleaves and a gem from Josh Ritter. Ritter has a way of making even melancholy sound uplifting, all the better via a regal arrangement courtesy of the Boston Pops.
I always love when holidays fall on Mondays as it gives me license to share holiday-themed videos. On this day how about partaking of two of the best holiday songs ever written. Two songs which happen to share a common theme of spending the holiday in jail. Go figure. Enjoy the Pogues (with Kirsty MacColl) […]
I saw Denton, TX-based singer-songwriter Isaac Hoskins at a holiday show last week. He previewed several new songs from a work-in-progress album, each filled with vivid details that brought to life the engaging stories that he sung. While we wait on that release, here’s a song that he quietly released online last year.
Kris Kristofferson famously wrote that “freedom’s just another word for nothing left to lose.” Kristen Grainger, lead singer & songwriter for True North, writes a corollary, “you call it leaving, but she calls it freedom”, on One Way Ticket, the opening track on their latest album. While Me And Bobby McGee was about the journey […]
(This Ain’t) An Original Sin, Will Hoge (from the EDLO Records release Anchors) Nashville-based singer-songwriter Will Hoge possesses the twin powers of lyric and melody, a talent that is finely displayed on Anchors. From a lyrical perspective, the album overflows with yearning, disappointment and self-reflection. “You can try to fight the truth, but time will […]
No Heart Left Behind, Hannah Aldridge (from the Rootsy Music release Gold Rush) “I take my heartache with a little bit of ice,” announces Muscle Shoals-raised Hannah Aldridge on “Burning Down Birmingham,” one of several stand-outs from her latest release. Electric guitars lead the charge, sometimes chugging with an insistent stoicism and other times unleashing […]