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 […]
Hank Williams passed away on January 1, 1953. Over the past few years, Girls Guns & Glory have done their annual tribute to him to ring in the new year and it’s become a Boston tradition. This year, they moved to The Sinclair, which is a far larger venue than the previous Lizard Lounge. This […]
The centerpiece of Brent Best”s most recent solo album (Your Dog, Champ) is a haunting tale of family tragedy, written from the perspective of an eight year old boy. The song had been kicking around for awhile – here”s Best performing it back in 2006.
Fans came out in full force to support Mono by The Mavericks as your favorite new album of 2015. Many thanks to the Pugwash and The Black Lillies fans who helped duke it out for spots #2 and #3 and thanks to all who participated. We’ll include your picks into our fancy algorithm for the soon […]