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
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, […]
We’re gonna keep with our air of positivity this week with Leeroy Stagger’s “I Want It All.” As the man says, “out into the world of love and strife, I’ll smile and be happy.”
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 […]
Although he was born in Memphis and raised in Mississippi, Matt Hectorne found his musical muse when he literally and figuratively moved away from his rural roots and embraced an indie vibe with a dash of 80’s rock and roll. On his upcoming third album, Work, he takes that foundation and adds a little country […]
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.
Back in September, Benyaro released their latest album, One Step Ahead Of Your Past. As the musical vehicle for Jackson Hole’s Ben Musser and Leif Routman, Benyaro excels in the rougher, funkier edges of Americana. One Step Ahead Of Your Past exemplifies that with some cowpunk, some post-Seattle grunge, and even what I’d call “front […]