Levon Helm is an Americana, hell, an all-around music legend who we lost nine years ago today. Here are two celebrations of the man at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville. The first is a Levon Helm’s Ramble show from 2009 and features the man himself, as well as John Hiatt, Sheryl Crow, Buddy Miller, Sam […]
A recent conversation with some music friends was a welcome reminder of the greatness that is The Waterboys. Here are two favorites to start the week. First is the Waterboys performing “The Whole of the Moon” in Germany back in 2007. Second is The Waterboys’ Mike Scott and Steve Wickham joining James Maddock at New […]
The most indelible musical memory is the ubiquitous SXSW theme music that opened every event. That aside, here are some musical favorites from SXSW 2021 Sir Woman Wild Child’s Kelsey Wilson steped out with a beautifully soulful set that highlighted tracks from her debut EP. Wilson, accompanied by two background vocalists, an electric guitarist and […]
Jackie Wilson has one of my favorite voices of all time. So what better way to start the week then with a 1973 min-set that features his classic (Your Love Keeps Lifting Me) Higher & Higher as well as Wilson’s energetic take on Ben E. King’s “Stand By Me”.
‘Cause some days you just wanna need to hear The Clash. Here’s “Career Opportunities” and “Train in Vain”.
Singer-songwriter Parker MillLsap will be releasing his new album “Be Here Instead” via his own Okrahoma Records and Thirty Tigers on Friday. It was produced by John Agnello (Kurt Vile, Sonic Youth, Waxahatchee), who deserves a lot of credit for helping deliver an album that is highlighted by a more diverse range of songs than […]
I’ve been digging into the greatness that is the Billy Bragg catalog lately and enjoyed being re-connected with these classics: “Levi Stubb’s Tears” and “Waiting For the Great Leap Forwards”.
How ’bout some vintage blues to start the week? Here’s Buddy Guy performing “Mary Had a Little Lamb” and “My Time After Awhile” back in 1969.
Back in “normal times”, Kimon Kirk was an in-demand bassist with quite the musical resume. The LA-based Kirk has toured and recorded with the likes of Aimee Mann, Alejandro Escovedo, Gaby Moreno, and Grant-Lee Phillips, to name just a few. That busy calendar has kept Kirk from releasing much of his own music, something he […]
The road eventually comes to an end, or at least heads in a different direction. Last week Brian Henneman of the Bottle Rockets shared an open and personal letter announcing his retirement from music. In a career that has spanned nearly 30 years and more than ten albums, Henneman has produced an enviable catalog of […]