I saw Jackson Emmer appear as part of a songwriter round a few weeks ago and I was captivated by the dark beauty of this song called “When the Lawn Gets Dark”. Emmer has just released Diamond Ranch Vol. 1., a pair of new singles that reflect on life as a traveling troubadour.
It’s been a rough spring in the music world. This past week brought the news that Mac Rebennack – Dr. John – had passed. The New Orleans native captured all of the energy, flamboyance and mystery of his hometown and instilling it in his music. Here’s a trifecta from the good Doctor. The righteous funk […]
It’s been a tough week in the music world with the passing of three notable artists. Shawn wrote about the loss of idiosyncratic old-timey artist Leon Redbone. We also lost harmonica player and rock historian Tony Glover, an influence for Bob Dylan and countless others. Friday brought news of Roky Erickson’s death at the age […]
The first couple is back and making music together again. Of course you no doubt know that I am referring to the President and First Lady of Americana, Buddy and Julie Miller. On June 21st they will be releasing their new album “Breakdown on 20th Ave. South”, via New West Records. This will be their […]
Honor the fallen on Memorial Day with Jason Isbell’s poignant elegy “Dress Blues”.
Jesse Dayton shares some songwriting tips before launching into “Take Out the Trash,” a stand-out from 2018’s The Revealer. A live version appears on the feisty On Fire in Nashville, released earlier this year.
One of an artist’s most meaningful – and noble – purposes is to reflect on the times in which they live. Sometimes it’s a deliberation on things personal, a relationship or individual struggles; other times it’s a consideration of the larger social and economic forces shaping the world. Matthew Ryan has long followed this artistic […]
Mother’s Day was yesterday but we’re celebrating today with this incredible new track from Australian legend Paul Kelly. The song, a collaboration with singer-songwriter Dan Sultan, is another instant Kelly classic. The song was written for the soundtrack for the forthcoming documentary about Australian Football League star and Indigenous Australian leader Adam Goodes. It reflects […]
I’ve been digging back into the Brent Best catalog lately. Here are two songs that I somewhat overlooked in the past but are in heavy rotation now: “Crudely Drawn” from The Drams 2006 release Jubilee Dive. and “Sweetness, That’s Your Cue” from Slobberbone’s 2002 release Slippage.
Twangville is hosting a sweet, sweet house show in Dallas this coming Saturday afternoon. We’re thrilled to have four incredible artists – Jaimee Harris, Joshua Ray Walker, Stine Andreassen and Ronnie Fauss joining us to share their songs and perhaps a few stories. As we count down the days until the show, here’s a video […]