Ok, so it’s not quite December the 3rd, but it’s close enough to share this Joe Pug classic. I CALL TODAY A DISASTERSHE CALLS IT DECEMBER THE THIRDCALL IT WHAT YOU WILLI’M HEARTBROKEN STILLWORDS ARE JUST WORDS
I love it when friends turn me on to great new music. Chatting recently with the folks at smallsongs, I got turned on to the German Americana duo, Hannah & Falco. With their latest record, Field Notes, the couple shows you can deliver cutting observations on weighty subjects without the music itself being too heavy. […]
Texas singer-songwriter Terri Hendrix talks about the downside of having a hit record and the song that she wrote for her brother when she was in the 4th grade.
I recently caught New York-based folk singer D.B Rielly as part of a tour celebrating the 2019 winners of the Grassy Hill Kerrville New Folk Competition. That event, part of the famed Kerrville Folk Festival, identifies noteworthy emerging songwriters. All the performers that night – Rielly, Scott Mulvahill, Daniel Neihoff and Boston’s Lisa Bastoni* – […]
The creative process of writing good music has been compared to catching lightning in a bottle. The implication is that it’s random good luck. Yet time and time again you hear of artists who have a process they follow and a string of great songs that came out of it. Similarly, musicians frequently get together […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
Ringo Starr famously sang “I get by with a little help from my friends.” Well, Ringo ain’t got nothing on Dinty Child. I’ve gotten to know Child as a longtime member of Session Americana, where he has been known to shift effortlessly from the party anthem “Beertown” to the poignant melancholy of “One Good Rain”. […]
Pockets Full of Sighs, Lisa Bastoni (from the self-released How We Want to Live) Some of the best albums take both artist and listener on a journey. One need look no farther than the title of Lisa Bastoni’s latest release to appreciate that this is her musical intent. How We Want to Live may speak […]