Here, in no particular order, are more favorites from 2019. Ted Russell Kamp, Walking Shoes Will Kimbrough, I Like It Down Here Eilen Jewell, Gypsy Jesse Dayton, Mixtape Volume 1 Austin Plaine, Stratford Ariana Gillis, The Maze Dalton Domino, Songs from the Exile Fruition, Wild as the Night Eli “Paperboy” Reed, 99 Cent Dreams Jimbo […]
I posted my list of favorite from the first half of 2019 back in July (here). Rather than replicate that list for my full year review, consider this a continuation — the best songs from the second half of the year. Have You Seen My Girl, Todd May (from the self-released Let’s Go Get Lost) […]
I’m fortunate to be able to explore and enjoy the music scenes of two cities – Boston and Dallas. Artists from both metropolitan areas have released some exceptional music this year. Here are a few favorites. Love it local. LOVE THAT DIRTY WATER (BOSTON YOU’RE MY HOME) LULA WILES, What Will We Do What Will […]
As more and more artists are transitioning from albums to EPs, I thought I’d highlight a few of my faves in that medium. Here, in no particular order, are some of my favorite EPs of 2019 GOODNIGHT, TEXAS, The Senseless Age JESSE TERRY + ALEX WONG, Kivalina ANTHONY D’AMATO, Five Songs from New Orleans RADICAL […]
Before I fall into the end-of-year routine I wanted to highlight a couple of EP’s that struck me particularly well. One’s been out a couple of months and the other releases next month. I’ll start with the one that’s not out just yet, Kailey Nicole’s self-titled release. Raised in southern California, Nicole started her artistic […]
We need more songs like this… and more artists like Steve Poltz. And what the heck, here’s a Poltz bonus track. Let’s get southern comfortable.
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* – […]