Let’s start the week with George Porter Jr. performing “Sailin’ Shoes” by Little Feat and “Sneakin’ Sally Through The Alley” by Allen Toussaint on the Green Vibes stage at Gathering of the Vibes Music and Art Festival 2012.
Legendary New Orleans club Tipitina’s recently hosted a live stream to raise funds to help the venue survive the Covid pandemic. It was, of course, a tremendous celebration of an institution whose reputation stretches around the world. Among many highlights was footage of the late Allen Toussaint. It was a welcome reminder of Toussaint’s greatness […]
A little John Prine makes any week better. Here’s Prine, accompanied by Marty Stuart, singing and sharing a story about “Souvenirs” at the Country Music Hall of Fame.
When You’re Gone, Lydia Loveless (from the Honey You’re Gonna Be Late Records release Daughter) Daughter isn’t an easy album. Sure, the album has some strong and engaging melodies, not to mention the wonder that is the singer’s commanding voice. Yet it is also a lyrically and musically dense album, one that finds Loveless continuing […]
Ben de la Cour is one of my favorite discoveries this year. His album “Shadow Land” oozes raw emotion and was my introduction to one of the most authentic singer-songwriters around. Twangville is pleased to premiere his video from this album, “Last Chance Farm”. This song stands out in contrast to the other songs on […]
Here’s what happens when you turn Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings loose on one of the great American folk songs.
Yeah, it’s cliche to share this song to honor the memory of Billy Joe Shaver. There really isn’t a more fitting tribute as the song is as much an institution as was the man. Nobody here will ever find meBut I will always be aroundJust like the songs I leave behind meI’m gonna live forever […]
Our friends at State Fair Records are gearing up for a great Friday celebration. Yesterday we premiered the latest single from John Pedigo’s Magic Pilsner and today we are back to premiere the new single from Chris J. Norwood. Both tracks will be released tomorrow on, you guessed it, State Fair Records. Although we recently […]
If you’re reading this then you’re likely aware of the many ways that Covid has devastated musicians, not to mention the music venues that have long sustained them. The Mastersons, singer-songwriters/multi-instrumentalists Chris Masterson and Eleanor Whitmore, had just embarked on a tour to support No Time For Love Songs, their latest album, when the live music business […]
The late Tom Petty would have celebrated his 70th birthday last week. Nashville-based musician Dylan Sevey decided to mark the occasion by inviting a few friends to share some of their favorite Petty songs. I guess things got a little carried away – just look at the list of participating artists below, more than 100 […]