The residents of Twangville have spoken! Here are some of your favorites from the first half of the year.
- The Band of Heathens, The Band of Heathens
- Hayes Carll, Trouble In Mind
- Drive-By Truckers, Brighter Than Creation’s Dark
- Justin Townes Earle, The Good Life
- Kathleen Edwards, Asking for Flowers
- Elbow, Seldom Seen Kid
- Eleven Hundred Springs, Country Jam
- Alejandro Escovedo, Real Animal
- Fleet Foxes, Fleet Foxes
- Flogging Molly, Float
- Abbie Gardner & Anthony da Costa, Bad Nights/Better Days
- Emmylou Harris, All I Intended to Be
- The Hold Steady, Stay Positive
- Bon Iver, For Emma, Forever Ago
- Sonny Landreth, From The Reach
- Old 97’s, Blame It On Gravity
- Danny Schmidt, Little Grey Sheep
- Abigail Washburn & The Sparrow Quartet, Abigail Washburn & The Sparrow Quartet
- Youngbloods, Elephant Mountain (reissue)
And a hearty congratulations to Kevin Peters of Bellingham, MA. Kevin won a prize pack featuring the latest releases from Matthew Ryan (MRVSS) and Jon Dee Graham (Swept Away: Live in Austin) plus the dvd Jon Dee Graham: Swept Away, A Rock and Roll Documentary.
About the author: Mild-mannered corporate executive by day, excitable Twangville denizen by night.