We’ve already been treated to a number of great new albums in 2018. Read on for some releases expected in the back half of the year. What albums, whether on this list or not, are you most excited to hear? TILT AND SHINE by KEVIN GORDON(27 July on Crowville Media) Gordon returns with another scruffy […]
Official Twangville Best New Album of 2015: JASON ISBELL, Something More Than Free Here it is. Our official pick for Best New Album of 2015 is Something More Than Free by Jason Isbell. Isbell beats out Josh Ritter’s Sermon on the Rocks which is eerily reminiscent of 2013 when Isbell and Ritter also came in #1 and #2.This list […]
The Mavericks – Mono More than their previous albums I felt like Mono showcased the band more than the individuals in it. They”re not breaking any new ground here, but that”s like dinging someone for being the best in the world at something. This stayed in the disc changer in my car for about 6 […]
Here, in no particular order, are a few more favorites from 2015. All A Man Should DoLucero Maudlin DaysOcean Carolina Adventures in Real TimeDylan Gardner The Firewatcher’s DaughterBrandi Carlile Positive Songs For Negative PeopleFrank Turner The Spirit MovesLanghorne Slim and the Law Nathaniel Rateliff and the Night SweatsNathaniel Rateliff and the Night Sweats High On […]
Mayer has given us his thoughts on favorite performances at the AMA conference and festival; time for me to weigh in with mine. The Traveling Minstrel Show – One of my two favorite surprises from the festival was central Wisconsin-based Horseshoes & Hand Grenades. They were the first band I saw outside the awards show […]
ANDY T NICK NIXON BAND, Numbers Man beats out STEEP CANYON RANGERS, RADIO as your favorite for the week of August 28, 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 comments. Readers’ Top 25– Summer 2015 BOBBY […]
Does anyone else find it amusing to see Kevin Gordon singing about a GTO while sitting in a Fiat? Here’s a fave from Long Gone Time, Gordon’s new album. See the Twangville take on Gordon’s new release here.
While all of the Twangville writers have their favorite artists, there are a few of them that end up on just about all of our lists. Kevin Gordon makes that short list, and his latest record caught the imagination of more than one of us. So here are a few thoughts on Long Gone Time. […]
Kevin Gordon talks folk art, eating David Allen Coe’s fried chicken and the difference between art and business.
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. MATTHEW RYAN This was, hands-down, the highlight of the week for […]