A really good stew is hard to describe. I mean, on the surface, it’s easy. Some meat, some vegetables, in a broth, cooked for a while. But it is so much more than that. Think of the difference between a Louisiana gumbo, a California cioppino, and a New England chowder. They all have seafood, and […]
Here’s a fun one to start the week. Matthew Logan Vasquez and Nathaniel Rateliff and friends hanging out singing a song. The song is “Redfish,” from Vasquez’s new album Does What He Wants. It looks like at least a few wine bottles were harmed, or at least emptied, during the making of this video.
Here’s a video from my longtime friend, and once collaborator, Don Merckle. It’s from his recently released EP, The Ballad of Lincoln Wray, a concept record telling the story of his grandfather’s war exploits. You can pick up the EP here.
Hailing from Harper’s Ferry, West Virginia, Mink’s Miracle Medicine is primarily the brainchild of Melissa Wright and Daniel Zezeski. Melissa approaches music with her background in Americana and formal training from Berklee College of Music, while Daniel comes at things from a punk and ska band experience. Their upcoming album, House Of Candles, has a […]
You picked “God’s Problem Child” from Texas-born extraordinaire, Willie Nelson, as your favorite new release for the week of April 28, 2017. 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 Spring 2017 DERRICK ANDERSON, A […]
Life takes funny turns sometimes. Jared Tyler was on an arc to be a darling of the Nashville music scene. Big names in the music business were taking him under their wing and he was hanging with the stars. Then family called and he answered to his heart’s priorities. A couple of years pass and […]
Many people would argue that Gillian Welch captures all the beauty of Appalachia in her songs and performance. You can hear the clear mountain streams and the fog draped valleys in the simple, haunting melodies she’s known for creating. If that’s the case, then Malcolm Holcombe is the stark reality of last century’s natural resource […]
Aptly named, Andrew Combs new record, “Canyons of My Mind” is a record about wide open spaces and sounds. Sometimes slow, sometimes with horns, the songs move in and around these open spaces lyrically and musically. Andrew Combs crooning country voice and classic country-rock sound provide the colors for a an expansive new record. Opening track, […]
Twangville is proud to sponsor a special show this coming Thursday in Cambridge, MA. Austin Lucas and Dan Blakeslee will undoubtedly regale all those in attendance with stellar stories and songs. Do join us, won’t you? Get your tickets here. Below the show poster (a Blakeslee original) are a pair of videos from both performers […]
You picked “Americana” from London-born singer-songwriter, Ray Davies, as your favorite new release for the week of April 21, 2017. 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 Spring 2017 DERRICK ANDERSON, A World of […]