I still remember, and have previously written about, my introduction to Mike Errico. I, along with a room full of holiday revelers, were relegated to a stunned silence as Errico performed solo with his acoustic guitar at a NYC show. With one song, Errico secured a spot on my top ten list of concert experiences. […]
ALBUMS OF THE MONTH American Kid, by Patty Griffin It’s hard, if not impossible, to avoid being mesmerized by Patty Griffin’s new release. Long revered for both her passionate songwriting and enchanting voice, both are in exceptional form on American Kid. Just one listen to album opener “Go Wherever You Want to Go” and you […]
A few years back I put together a series of special playlists featuring my favorite kiss off songs. Despite what my family may think, I’m really not that cynical. Rather, I just appreciate how some songwriters can tackle the topic with humor and bite. Over the past year I’ve come across a few more to […]
How about some videos to accompany the recent March/April 2011 Playlist? Lots of goodness from Mike Errico, Jason Isbell, Jill Sobule & John Doe, The Damnwells, Ha Ha Tonka, Jeremy Messersmith, The Trews, Black Joe Lewis, Ted Russell Camp, The Biters, Andy Clockwise and Fences. Whew. The videos are below and the written playlist can […]
ALBUMS OF THE MONTH: Wander Away, by Mike Errico I can think of less than a handful of times where I have seen an artist silence a room with a song. One of the most impressive was watching Errico, armed with just his guitar, silence a rowdy New York audience with just a single song. […]
New York-based singer-songwriter Mike Errico transforms the AC/DC classic. Download this gem and several other Errico classics here. In particular, I highly recommend the Errico original “When She Walks By,” the brilliant tale of an elderly man reflecting on his biggest regret. Errico has a new album, Wander Away, being released on 12 April 2011.
I could go on for weeks picking tracks for this playlist. Alas, this will be my final installment. Now I turn it over to you, residents of Twangville. What songs have I missed? Daylight, Mike Errico If my life were a movie you’d be buried in the credits, you’d be woman #2 with her head […]
I can count only a handful of times where I’ve seen an artist silence a room with a song. My first time seeing Mike Errico was one such occasion. And it wasn’t just any room, it was a NYC club filled with an audience that managed to chat through every other performer on the bill […]