A tremendous talent lost.
I have loved the “Gleam” series that the Avetts occasionally put out. It is the band in its most simple form. Let’s face it, the Avett Brothers have become more able than anyone in Americana to write Anthemic ballads. As they have grown, their lineup and live shows have also become bigger. They are in […]
Down in the Den, the latest album from Ted Russell Kamp, is one heck of a fun listen. It offers fourteen tracks that veer effortlessly from the feisty rock ‘n’ roll opener “Home Sweet Hollywood” to the New Orleans riverboat vibe of “Waste a Little Time” to the honk-tonk of “My Turn to Cry”, all […]
After two Video Premiers most of you should be aware that I am excited about the new Emily Zuzik release “Torch and Trouble”. The album id finally releasing after a bit of a pandemic caused delay on Friday, August 28th. Zuzik is an L.A. based singer-songwriter. Her music is a blend of Americana and Rock […]
There’s something special about hearing songs in their truest form. Kevin Gordon’s recent release of the demos from his 2000 release Down to the Well is a fine case in point. Sure, it’s nice to hear Lucinda Williams adding her voice to the album version of the title track. The original demo, however, bristles with […]
“Sitting In Limbo” is one of the classics. The song, which was originally recorded by songwriter Jimmy Cliff with the legendary Swampers in Muscle Shoals, Alabama, has gone on to be recorded and performed by countless musicians. Here are versions of the song performed by the Neville Brothers and the Jerry Garcia Band, as well […]
One of the things we love to do at Twangville is introduce our readers to artists that are just starting out. These under the radar artists are a big part of why I joined the Twangville posse. This week I was able to sit down and interview Drayton Farley about his new EP “Sweet Southern […]
We’re gonna stick with Ronstadt for another week because why the heck not. Step aside Mick…
I don’t often post full concert videos but this one is so, so worthy of it. Linda Rondstadt captured live at New Jersey’s Capitol Theater back in 1975. Sure, she plays a bunch of her many hits but Lowell George/Little Feat’s “Willin’” into Jimmy Cliff’s “Many Rivers to Cross” into the Paul Anka-penned/Buddy Holly recorded […]
The world is simply a better place when it’s accompanied by a Neville Brothers soundtrack.