Let’s celebrate the fourth of July with one of my favorite songs. Originally written by Dave Alvin, it was popularized by the punk band X on their 1987 album See How We Are. Here are two versions of the song. The first is Dave Alvin performing the song with his band the Guilty Ones. The […]
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 […]
It is fitting that we launch our interview series with Bow Thayer, Vermont native and a co-founder of the Tweed River Music Festival. Thayer got his start in the Boston-based rock/reggae band 7 League Boots in the early 1990’s. He subsequently moved to Vermont and began an extended exploration of Americana and blues. Thayer’s most […]
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 simple fact is, some bands are better when they’re in the studio and some are better out on a stage. Ray LaMontagne literally made me squirm at a show given how obviously uncomfortable he was on the stage. Carrie Rodriguez has never managed to capture the magic of her stage charisma on a record. I […]