You could probably write a book about how bands are formed. Some are born as school friends playing in a forgiving parent’s garage. Other have a process-based beginning, with formal recruitment and auditions. I think I’d take a bet that many of the most successful started with a mutual love of something that became foundational […]
Mark Erelli talks about the future of artist incomes and what he most remembers when he gets home from touring.
John Prine’s family shared the news yesterday that John is in critical condition battling the Covid-19. I’m certain that all here join Twangville in sending him best wishes for a speedy recovery. Here’s Prine singing with some friends, including “Angel From Montgomery” with Bonnie Raitt, “In Spite of Ourselves” with Iris DeMent, and “The Speed […]
You picked Carla Olson – Have Harmony Will Travel, Vol. 2 as your favorite new release for the week of March 20, 2020. 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 Winter & Spring 2020 Robert […]
It’s like the beer bottle you never saw coming. One moment, everything’s fine. The next, you’re looking up to the underside of the table. Jesse Daniel, on his latest record, Rollin’ On, wields a Bakersfield bucket of sound like a drunk with a longneck, intent on righting a mighty load of wrongs. The album blasts […]
Rory Block has had her own little corner of the blues world since she broke out as a solo artist in the 1970s. Known for her thoughtful interpretations of acoustic country blues, the New York City native has long been recognized as a master, netting six Blues Music Awards over the years, including “Acoustic Artist […]
Saints Eleven is garnering a lot of attention in the Texas country music scene, especially since they won the Texas Country Music Association’s Band of the Year award last year. Their last record, Coming Back Around, really showcased the band’s red dirt, almost rock and roll, but country in the end, sound. They have a […]
Nerissa and Katryna Nields share some memorable tour van names (“Moby Juan Van Kanobe”), rehearsing in the car, and how they spent the money that they earned at their first gig.