How about we start off the week with a classic. Jimmy Cliff is a towering voice, both as a singer and a songwriter, and “Many Rivers to Cross” is among his finest creations. Don’t believe me? Look at this list of artists who have covered the song: Bruce Springsteen, Annie Lennox, Jimmy Barnes & Crowded […]
Official Twangville Best New Album of 2018: Brandi Carlile, By The Way, I Forgive You The Twangville pick for Best New Album of 2018 is By The Way, I Forgive You by Washington-based singer-songwriter, Brandi Carlile. This list combines best of year picks from our Twangville authors plus the Readers’ Tops which you helped us create. […]
1. Damien Jurado/The Horizon Just Laughed – After the Maraqopa trilogy with Richard Swift, Jurado self-produces the personal The Horizon Just Laughed. It’s vintage Jurado with biting lyrics and observations that leave plenty open to interpretation. 2. Michael Flynn/Pretend Like – A beautifully done album with strings-a-plenty and gorgeous images. 3. BRMC/Wrong Creatures – They […]
1) Brent Cobb – “Providence Canyon” There are a number of young artists carrying the Amercana torch into the future but Cobb is one of the best. 2) Dave Alvin and Jimmie Dale Gilmore – “Downey to Lubbock” This collaboration was at least a decade overdue. These two old friends finally got together and gave […]
Let’s close out 2018 and welcome 2019 with a trio of great New Years songs. U2’s “New Year’s Day”, Slaid Cleave’s “One Good Year” and Josh Ritter’s “Empty Heart.” Happy New Year everyone! Here’s to more great music in 2019.
Once again, Willie Nile fans have delivered by voting ‘Children of Paradise’ as the Twangville Readers Pick of 2018. Look for our annual Authors’ picks coming soon.
Once again, I have compiled my inexpert list of the blues-based albums that I liked the most from the past year. Here we go: 1. Eric Bibb – Global Griot. I like experimentation, and that is something Bibb is not afraid to do, as his last several albums all include interesting collaborations and stylistic blends. […]
Best Album of 2018: THE REVIVALISTS, Take Good Care The Revivalists check all the boxes for me. Rooted in New Orleans, they bring the soul of a great American music town and package it up into an eight-piece jamboree of hook-laden roots rock. ‘Take Good Care’ is the band’s fourth full-length album and their first […]
Here, in no particular order, are a few more favorites from 2018. Tenkiller Marie/Lepanto Out From Under
I posted my list of favorite from the first half of 2018 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. Right On Time, Kevin Gordon (from the Crowville Media release Tilt and Shine) A […]