“My name is Jason Isbell. This is my fabulous rock and roll band The 400 Unit. And we need more whiskey as soon as anybody can get it up to the stage.” Quite the fitting kick-off to the July video companion… This month’s video companion bears a certain similarity to a full bottle of Jack […]
THE ALBUM OF THE MONTH: It was another great month for new albums. I’m calling it a draw in the album of the month category. Sirens of the Ditch, by Jason Isbell At long last, Isbell unleashes his solo debut and shows the breadth of his talents. Sure, there are rock songs like the opening […]
With 50% of the votes, you chose the Raul Malo‘s After Hours as your favorite new album in last week’s poll. To celebrate, here are some Raul Malo videos. Enjoy! Don’t forget to vote in this week’s poll!
Another month, another playlist. Enjoy live and performance videos from the Mooney Suzuki, John Doe, Sarah Borges Chris Knight, Patty Griffin and Glen Hansard. As a special bonus, I’ve included a John Doe live performance of “Fourth of July.”
(My humble vote for “Best yet in ’07”) You’ve heard of the “Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon?” I prefer the “Six Degrees of Richard Thompson.” As a nascent Folk-Rock fan, I took a gamble on a little album called Shoot Out the Lights, and the floodgates opened. From producer Joe Boyd, I followed a breadcrumb […]
THE ALBUM OF THE MONTH: It was a tough month for the Album of the Month… in a positive way. I couldn’t decide on a single album so this month we get two! A Year in the Wilderness, by John Doe John Doe may be one of the most under-appreciated songwriters of the day. Musically […]
THE ALBUM OF THE MONTH: The Stax 50th Anniversary Celebration The Stax sound is one of American music’s greatest legacies. one of the greatest legacy’s in American music. With Booker T & the MGs — a house-band so good that they could score a #1 song on their own (with the instrumental “Green Onions”) as […]
This past Friday night I caught Last Train Home performing at IOTA (Arlington, VA) for my fourth time live. I was a little bummed that the opening act The Commons had been moved to Saturday night having heard great things about them. To my surprise and delight, a local cat named Justin Trawick stepped in […]
With 60% of the votes, Twangville readers chose Alabama native Adam Hood‘s Different Groove as the favorite new album in last week’s poll. Here’s a playlist of videos both old and new to commemorate the honor.
In words far greater than anything I could come up with, my father-in-law (George) had this to say about Neil Young’s recent retrospective: Please tell Tom that the Starbuck’s edition of Neil Young’s live retrospective in Canada is a spectacular tour de force of a writer and player who’s ear hears melody lines and chord […]