Light a Candle, The Suitcase Junket (from the Renew Records / BMG release The End Is New) Matt Lorenz – aka The Suitcase Junket – has always had a penchant for great melodies, but he rachets it up a notch with a particular focus on sing-alongs with The End Is New. As notable, he continues […]
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. I Remember Everything, John Prine I Don’t Want This (Job Interview), Jackson Emmer (from […]
Here, in no particular order, are more favorites from 2020.
For me, and perhaps for all of us, 2017 was a year of challenges and changes. But through the challenges we’re facing, it’s reassuring to fall back on great music that expresses our frustrations and hopes. The following are my inexpert highlights of the best of blues-based (not strictly blues) music of 2017. North Mississippi Allstars – Prayer […]
If you like crusty, aggressive blues and you haven’t heard Boston’s Peter Parcek, give him a listen. You won’t be disappointed. Parcek, whose love of blue-rock began when he was an American ex-patriot in London during the Vietnam War, again shows off his lightning guitar-slinger licks on Everybody Wants To Go To Heaven, his third […]