Calling Chip Robinson criminally under-rated doesn’t quite do him justice. Those who know – especially his fellow Americana musicians – know damn well how impressive his songs truly are. The Backsliders singer-songwriter doesn’t stray to far from his North Carolina home these days, truly a shame for those who have yet to have a Robinson […]
Since his debut release in 2011, Irish-born and Philadelphia-based John Byrne has walked the line between the sounds of his homeland and the folk-rock side of Americana. A storyteller at heart, he tells his tales accompanied by a band that includes both strings and horns. What’s not to like about that? He’s also doesn’t shy […]
Back in the day I had the (mis)fortune of having to make many long drives across various parts of the south central U.S. This was before satellite radio or iPods and rental cars didn’t have tape decks. So you listened to the radio; mostly country music, and in more than a few of those DJ’s […]
It’s always a treat when a favorite artist surprises you with new music. All the better if it’s for a good cause, but more on that in a bit. Goodnight, Texas, the group anchored by songwriters Avi Vinocur and Patrick Dyer Wolf, follow up the July release of The Senseless Age with a rollicking new […]
Norwegian singer-songwriter Malin Pettersen recalls the first time that she broke a guitar string and talks about the virtues of public transportation in Norway.
Wilco is currently touring in support of their new release “Ode to Joy”. The album is understated yet full of complexity. Tweedy and company fit a lot of layers on a small soundscape and it is an eminently enjoyable listen. However, I must admit that I had some reservations as to how these songs would […]
Singer-songwriter Michaela Anne talks about writing a rap song, touring without air conditioning and working at Nonesuch Records.
Twangville continues our Sunday Social concert series in Dallas on November 3rd (details HERE) with three incredible artists: John Calvin Abney, Brent Cowles and The Reverent Few. As we eagerly await an afternoon of songs and stories, here is a video playlist to whet our appetites. John Calvin Abney – “Cowboys and Canyon Queens”, the […]
Glass Bottles, Ottoman Turks (from the State Fair Records release Ottoman Turks) Ottoman Turks, the album, is a debut release that was 10 years in the making. The band’s back story is simultaneously typical and refreshing – four long-time friends who bonded over a love of music. That shared enthusiasm and exaltation resonates across the […]
When we last checked into the intrepid folk music hero, Terri Hendrix, she was releasing the first record in a 5 part project she was calling, simply, Project 5. She recently released the final music in an EP, the album Talk To A Human, and a book. I haven’t read the book, but the album […]