Singer-songwriter Chris Smither talks about his cozy and comfy home rehearsal space, early gigs on Bourbon Street in New Orleans, and the first song that he wrote (and that he still occasionally plays)
Called Out Your Name, Terra Lightfoot (from the Sonic Unyon Records release Consider the Speed) If you’re anything like me – especially in a year like this one – sometimes you just want a healthy dose of electrifying rock and roll. Thankfully Terra Lightfoot is back to fulfill that desire and, perhaps, melt a few faces […]
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 […]
Singer-songwriter Dawn Landes talks about a favorite NYC bookstore and a tour breakdown in the midst of a blizzard.
Lucy Wainwright Roche talks about teaching elementary school and the one time that she broke a guitar string (and the guitar tech who fixed it).
It’s amazing what you can find stumbling around online video archives. Here’s Joni Mitchell her then new song “Coyote”. If that weren’t special enough, she’s accompanied by Bob Dylan and Roger McGuinn while sitting in Gordon Lightfoot’s house.
Fine, Bonnie Whitmore (from the Aviatrix Records release Last Will & Testament) Bonnie Whitmore lulls you in with a chorus of harmonies on the opening track to her latest album. But before one can settle into the lushness, a fuzzy bass, quickly joined by ominous strings and a resonating electric guitar, interrupts to create a […]
Colorado-based Jackson Emmer recalls getting paid in French fries at his first gig and talks about making one’s own opportunities.
Singer-songwriter Trae Sheehan talks about touring in a minivan without hub caps and the first song that he wrote (which contained only two chords).