I’ve lately been drawn to great stories in song. Chris Knight is one of our leading practitioners with a catalog filled with colorful characters coping with life’s hardships. His attention to detail, both situational and emotional, brings the stories to life with a vividness that raw and captivating. Knight took to the woods of his […]
We’re gonna do something different this week for our Monday Morning Video. Los Angeles-based The Americans were gearing up to release the follow-up to 2017’s I’ll Be Yours when, well, you know what happened. Of course even a pandemic can’t keep a good band down. Not surprisingly, the Americans have passed the time playing music. […]
Not sure how I missed this, but acclaimed Toronto music venue Massey Hall has shared some wonderful 30 minute excerpts from performances that they’ve hosted in the mid twenty-teens. There are plenty great ones from which to chose, from the New Pornographers, Whitehorse, the Rural Alberta Advantage, Sloan, Constantines, Japandroids, and more. I’m particuarly partial […]
Her Town Now, Mark Erelli (from the self-released Blindsided) A song of the year nomination at last year’s Americana Music Awards put Mark Erelli on a stage that he has long deserved. Over twelve albums, Erelli has honed his songwriting craft and become one of Americana’s leading, if until recently under-appreciated, songwriters. Blindsided, his latest […]
As the members of the Twangville posse know firsthand, a Session Americana performance is more than a show, it’s an experience. Case in point: To celebrate the release of last year’s excellent Northeast, the group brought together many of the artists who contributed to the album – a whopping 14 musicians – for a gala […]
We at Twangville are pleased to be doing our second video premier for L.A. based Singer-Songwriter Emily Zuzik and her upcoming Ted Russell Kamp (Shooter Jennings, Tanya Tucker) produced album “Torch and Trouble”. The album will be releasing in August. The song we are premiering is “All That Love”. If the first 2 singles are […]
A song evocative and appropriate, courtesy of Mark Knopfler and Dire Straits.
Christopher Paul Stelling has just released a wonderful video for “Something in Return”, a beautiful ballad from his recently released Best of Luck. ain’t just lucky to be here to see what it isall the love and the chaos and the coincidencepraying for the patience for the trustwe have to earnif you give a little […]
Because some times – and some weeks – you need a rock and roll adrenaline shot to kick-start the week. Here’s a favorite go-to of mine: The Posies “Dream All Day”.
FEATURED ALBUM I’m Learning How to Tell Myself the Truth, John Moreland (from the Old Omens/Thirty Tigers release LP5) John Moreland is still searching for that which eludes him. I wouldn’t call it happiness, but rather contentment. It’s a quest to find understanding, if not meaning, in the world. Much of his latest release centers […]