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 […]
Joe Pug will be releasing The Diving Sun, his latest album, on 19 March 2021. As we eagerly await its arrival, here’s a favorite from the Pug catalog: “If Still It Can’t Be Found” from 2015’s Windfall.
Although I never wrote about Reassure Me There’s a Window, the 2020 release by Glenn Thomas, it has maintained a place in my musical rotation. The album version of this stunning song about confronting loss is lush and string-laden. This acoustic version, however, lays bare the song’s raw emotion.
Marshall Crenshaw is going to help us kick off the week with this stripped down version of his power pop gem “Cynical Girl”. And what the heck, let’s throw in the Crenshaw classic “Someday, Someway”. Dedicated to the memory of SE.
Matt Lorenz, aka The Suitcase Junket, is a musical force. It’s more than just the racket that he can make, it’s the glorious songs that he creates. “When The Battle Is Won” is from The End Is New, his latest release.
The legendary Texas Tornados – Doug Sahm, Freddy Fender, Flaco Jiménez, and Augie Meyers – help us kick off the week with their version of ? and the Mysterians’ garage rock classic “96 Tears”.
Aaron Lee Tasjan has been a central figure in the Americana scene for several years now. In fact his new album is charting ahead of its release and the single, “Up All Night”, is in the top 5 of this week’s Americana singles chart. This may be a somewhat controversial opinion, but this release is […]
How about a double dose of Frank Turner to kick off the week. Here’s Turner – both acoustic and with his band the Sleeping Souls – performing “The Next Storm”. But I don’t want spend the whole of my life indoorsLaying low, and waiting on the next stormI don’t want spend the whole of my […]
It doesn’t get much better than this – Aretha Franklin and Solomon Burke lead the choir in a rousing version of Sam Cooke’s “A Change Is Gonna Come”.
We lost a tremendous talent with the tragic passing of Justin Townes Earle last year. To raise funds for the late artist’s wife and 3-year-old daughter, Steve Earle and his band The Dukes recorded a collection of Justin Townes Earle compositions. J.T., the resulting album, was released last Monday on what would have been Justin […]