This has been an exceptional year for music in and around Boston. I hesitate to break these out into a separate regional list as many of these releases would figure prominently on my overall Best of 2016. That said, taken together they make a great statement on the vibrancy of the Boston music scene. The […]
As the year winds to a close, let’s all heed Butch Walker’s call and stay gold.
TEDESCHI TRUCKS BAND, Let Me Get By In a year where my tastes have definitely found favor with duets and a multi-part harmony trend, it’s my pleasure to select the Tedeschi Trucks Band’s Let Me Get By as the my favorite album of 2016. When I wrote a review of Susan Tedeschi’s Hope and Desire […]
Another year is winding down, leading us to the moment where we look back at all our favorite releases from 2015. Without further ado, here are my choices for the best albums of the year. #10. THE ROOMSOUNDS, Elm St Dallas, TX quartet The Roomsounds hit the mark with a feel good rock record heavy […]
The video may not be great but the song certainly is. It’s hard not to be impressed when the audience turns it into an impromptu sing-along. “Persuasion” was co-written by Finn and Richard Thompson.
NEIL YOUNG, Peace Trail is your favorite for the week of December 9, 2016. Poll Results Readers’ Tops Fall 2016 THE MAVERICKS, All Night Live, Vol. 1 (143) TWO COW GARAGE, Brand New Flag (23) THE ROLLING STONES, Blue & Lonesomes (18) VARIOUS ARTISTS, Highway Prayer – Tribute to Adam Carroll (16) ALEJANDRO ESCOVEDO, Burn Something […]
For nearly 30 years, the Boston Music Awards have celebrated all the great music that emanates from, well, Boston. This year’s event was held last week and a number of Twangville faves walked out as winners. The Silks were selected blues artist of the year while Julie Rhodes took the best new artist crown. Old […]
THE ROLLING STONES, Blue & Lonesome beats out DAMIEN JURADO & RICHARD SWIFT, Other People’s Songs, Vol. 1 as your favorite for the week of December 2, 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. […]
“My poor, poor body; my poor, poor soul. Regret rules my life now that I’m old.” So goes the beginning of the chorus of About A Dying Father, on the new release from Silas Lowe; Wandering Father, Forgotten Son. In sort of a tribute to Lowe’s father, a 60’s musician who left the family when Silas […]