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 […]
Many of us got to know Kenny Rogers through his solo hits of the late 1970’s and early 1980’s, not to mention his duets with everyone from Dolly Parton to Lionel Richie. Before that, however, Rogers made some magic with the First Edition, including this classic, which came around again in 1998 when it was […]
I’ve had John Lennon’s “Nobody Told Me” running through my head the past week, I can’t understand why…. Nobody told me there’d be days like theseNobody told me there’d be days like theseStrange days indeedmost peculiar, Mama
Here’s another installment of my informal trip down memory lane to savor favorite songs from the past few years. This time it’s a pair from Hannah Aldridge, whose Gold Rush was a favorite from 2017. Here’s “Burning Down Birmingham” from that release, plus a bonus cover of Jackson Browne’s “These Days”.
Ain’t it fun when a favorite song suddenly rings out with even greater personal relevance? As Steve Earle said, “I’m going to New York City, I just like the way it sounds.”
I’ll take unexpected collaborations for $1,000, Alex. Here’s the Reverend Al Green, with David Gilmour on guitar, performing his R&B classic “Let’s Stay Together”.
Too much music, too little time. At least that’s my explanation for not giving Ric Robertson’s debut album a proper listen when it was released last year. The Fool, The Friend mixes pop melodies with jammy rock and a touch of New Orleans funk while the fragility of Robertson’s voice softens the musical edges and […]
One of the benefits of being part of the Twangville posse is getting periodic emails about an artist that might not otherwise cross my radar. I first learned about Harrison Whitford when his label reached out about Afraid of Everything, his debut release, last July. It took me some time to dig into it but […]
At some point, most everyone comes to the realization they should be spending more time doing what they want instead of what others want. The title track from the Flying Buffaloes debut album, Loaded And Rollin’, takes that sentiment and interweaves a musician’s perspective, laid to a rock and roll beat. The band went out […]