Ocean Carolina, the musical outlet for singer-songwriter Michael Simone, have released a pair of enthralling albums. Maudlin Days, their most recent, made my list of favorite releases last year. As the title suggests, Simone excels at writing songs that conjure up cloudy days and melancholy daydreams. Here is “All I Can Do,” the leadoff track, […]
Editor’s note: Once a year I receive an email from Robert Klausner, better known to Twangville as Bobby K. The email is an annual newsletter sent to his friends recapping favorite music picks and discoveries from the year. I asked for Bobby’s permission to repost here because it’s just too good not to share. Enjoy! […]
BOB MARGOLIN, My Road beats out DYLAN LEBLANC, Cautionary Tale as your favorite for the weeks of January 8 & 15, 2016. Poll Results New Releases Did we miss something? If you feel a new release is missing from our current poll, please let us know in the comments. Readers’ Tops Winter 2016 BOB MARGOLIN, […]
One of the great things about living in Boston is all the great music that emanates from the musicians that call that area home. Here is just a sampling of the great music expected out of Boston and New England this year. BOUND TO MEET THE DEVIL by JULIE RHODES(26 February) Rhodes makes a statement […]
Joe Ely has long been one of Americana’s most colorful storytellers. Here he sings about some imagined escapades with legendary outlaw Billy the Kid (as well as Billy’s girlfriend) while John Hiatt and Lyle Lovett look on with rapt attention.
With things finally kicking back into gear, we thought we’d go back and share the Best of Fall 2015. If you’ve been following our polls it should be no surprise to learn that MIKE ZITO & THE WHEEL, Keep Coming Back beats out KINKY FRIEDMAN, The Loneliest Man I Ever Met as your favorite album […]
The sound layers over on top of itself, with a decay that maps to the composition of the woods. Rocky outcroppings keep the sustain going, while thick hardwood forests mute it as surely as a blanket. It’s tone reflects the excitement and urgency as it builds to what seems an inevitable conclusion, and yet just […]
There is already an impressive collection of releases on the docket for 2016, with plenty more sure to follow. Here are a handful that the Twangville crew are eagerly anticipating. What albums, whether on this list or not, are you most excited to hear? CAYAMO SESSIONS AT SEA by BUDDY MILLER AND FRIENDS(29 January on […]
What say you, townsfolk of Twangville, is Todd Snider an alright guy?
Official Twangville Best New Album of 2015: JASON ISBELL, Something More Than Free Here it is. Our official pick for Best New Album of 2015 is Something More Than Free by Jason Isbell. Isbell beats out Josh Ritter’s Sermon on the Rocks which is eerily reminiscent of 2013 when Isbell and Ritter also came in #1 and #2.This list […]