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 […]
Our latest interview is with Somerville, MA-based folk troubadour Dan Blakeslee. Blakeslee has released numerous albums, the most recent of which is 2014’s Owed to the Tangled Wind. The album was recorded at the Columbus Theatre in Providence, RI by Ben Knox Miller and Jeffrey Prystowsky (The Low Anthem) and earned Blakeslee recognition as 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 […]
New England quintet The Curtis Mayflower are no strangers to the Tweed River Music Festival. They’re regulars, in fact, who never fail to awe the crowd with their intense live performances. If you haven’t heard it, seek out their 2014 full-length debut Everything Beautiful Is Under Attack for a taste of their soulful brand of […]
KACEY MUSGRAVES, Pageant Material beats out RICHARD THOMPSON, Still by 1 vote as your favorite for the week of June 23, 2015. Poll Results Readers’ Top 25 – Spring 2015 THE SIDESHOW TRAGEDY, Capital (50) RAY WYLIE HUBBARD, Ruffian’s Misfortune (22) DWIGHT YOAKAM, Second Hand Heart (21) EILEN JEWELL, Sundown Over Ghost Town […]
I stumbled across this trio at SXSW earlier this year. I only caught the tail end of their set but am eager to see more. As this video illustrates, their live shows are a whole heap of fun. What’s not to like about tasty pop songs served up in a tex-mex package?
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 […]
HEARTLESS BASTARDS, Restless Ones beats out STEELDRIVERS, Muscle Shoals Recordings and STEELDRIVERS, Muscle Shoals Recordings by 1 vote as your favorite for the week of June 16, 2015. Poll Results Readers’ Top 25 – Spring 2015 THE SIDESHOW TRAGEDY, Capital (50) RAY WYLIE HUBBARD, Ruffian’s Misfortune (22) DWIGHT YOAKAM, Second Hand Heart (21) […]
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.