When I last was tuned into Austin’s Madisons, Dominic Solis and his band of merry-makers had just released a record full of tragic stories and ne’er-do-wells set to some lively dance music. It was a lot of fun if you didn’t listen to the lyrics too closely. Over the holidays their new EP, Country Music […]
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Willy Vlautin and Amy Boone of the Delines share an early gig that cleared the room and the need for artists to balance a social life with a solitary life.
Whitey Morgan is one of the shining lights in contemporary outlaw country. Here’s “Around Here” from last year’s Hard Times and White Lines.
If the albums scheduled for release over the next few months are any indication, there’s a great year of music ahead of us. Here are just a few forthcoming long-players that we are eagerly anticipating in 2019. WHAT WILL YOU DO by LULA WILES(25 January on Smithsonian Folkways)The Boston trio have taken their time […]
Ghostland Observatory’s Thomas Turner talks about touring in FBI cruisers and why it’s important for musicians to keep things in perspective.
Sylvia Rose Novak onn the first song she wrote (which appears on her second album) and why music can break your heart… but that there’s nothing in world like it.
How about we start off the week with a classic. Jimmy Cliff is a towering voice, both as a singer and a songwriter, and “Many Rivers to Cross” is among his finest creations. Don’t believe me? Look at this list of artists who have covered the song: Bruce Springsteen, Annie Lennox, Jimmy Barnes & Crowded […]
Official Twangville Best New Album of 2018: Brandi Carlile, By The Way, I Forgive You The Twangville pick for Best New Album of 2018 is By The Way, I Forgive You by Washington-based singer-songwriter, Brandi Carlile. This list combines best of year picks from our Twangville authors plus the Readers’ Tops which you helped us create. […]
1. Damien Jurado/The Horizon Just Laughed – After the Maraqopa trilogy with Richard Swift, Jurado self-produces the personal The Horizon Just Laughed. It’s vintage Jurado with biting lyrics and observations that leave plenty open to interpretation. 2. Michael Flynn/Pretend Like – A beautifully done album with strings-a-plenty and gorgeous images. 3. BRMC/Wrong Creatures – They […]