Here, in no particular order, are more favorites from 2019.
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 […]
Well, it’s that time of the year again, and after awakening from my yearly food coma, I realized I hadn’t compiled my annual inexpert list of favorite blues-based albums. Well, here we go: Jimmy “Duck” Holmes – Cyprus Grove. A collection of earthy originals and covers from the last of a breed of Mississippi Delta […]
Official Twangville Best New Album of 2019: Josh Ritter, Fever Breaks The Twangville pick for Best New Album of 2019 is Fever Breaks by Idaho-born singer-songwriter, Josh Ritter. This list combines best of year picks from our Twangville authors plus the Readers’ Tops which you helped us create. Congrats to all the finalists. Bring on […]
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 […]
Another year – heck, another decade – is winding down, which means that it is time for the ubiquitous best of year lists. Without further ado, here are my picks for the best albums of 2019. 10. MATTHEW RYAN, The Future Was Beautiful Matthew Ryan somewhat quietly released a pair of EPs in 2019 before […]
This was a tough year to rank best albums. The sheer volume of good releases made it difficult. This is especially true in the Americana genre with it’s ever expanding boundaries. All the same, I gave it my best shot. 1)Yola- “Walk Through Fire” Released early in the year, from my first listen I knew […]
As is tradition for those of us writing at Twangville, we start wondering what the other’s favorite 2019 records are not long after the turkey cools at Thanksgiving. Some of us are more organized than others. Here are my favorites among what I heard this year. 1.Hayes Carll – What It Is. I’ve always liked […]
Congratulations to Ben Davis, Jr. and The Revelry for dominating the top spot of Twangville’s Readers’ Pick of 2019 poll. Full results below. Look for our annual Authors’ picks coming soon.