Well, it’s over. We got through it, and, while it 2020 was a monster in so many ways, there were some choice blues albums that hit the street. Below is a dozen of my favorite blues (or ‘bluesy’) albums of 2020. Sonny Landreth – Blacktop Run. It’s a great album for when you’re on the […]
Dave Alvin talks about working as a fry cook and the most important night of his life.
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 […]
Sure, the 4th of July was last week. But every day is a good day to listen to Dave Alvin’s classic “4th of July”. Although the song was originally recorded by X, Alvin included it on 1994’s King of California. To celebrate the album’s 25th anniversary, Alvin is releasing a re-mastered and expanded edition. Alvin […]
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 […]
As you’ve figured out by now, this week is about our coverage of the Americana Music Festival in Nashville. Here’s a rundown of the best sets I saw during the week. It’s Only Rock ‘n’ Roll, But I Like It: Yeah it’s Nashville, and yeah it was an Americana festival, but there was no shortage […]
Every fall, The Americana Music Association gathers members, artists and music fans together in Nashville for its annual conference. Starting with the annual Americana Music Awards and continuing through four days of showcases and panel discussions, it is a tremendous celebration of Americana music. Here are but a few of my favorite performers and performances […]
Here’s a fun cover to kick off your week. This is Dave Alvin recasting fellow Californians The Beach Boys classic “Surfer Girl” as a tender acoustic ballad.
LUCERO, All A Man Should Do beats out DAVE RAWLINGS MACHINE, Nashville Obsolete as your favorite for the week of September 18, 2015. Poll Results New Releases LOS LOBOS, Gates Of Gold Did we miss something? If you feel a new release is missing from our current poll, please let us know in the comments. […]
PUGWASH, Play This Intimately (As If Among Friends) beats out GARY CLARK JR., The Story of Sonny Boy Slim as your favorite for the week of September 11, 2015. Poll Results New Releases Did we miss something? If you feel a new release is missing from our current poll, please let us know in the […]