Dr. John is an institution. With his characteristic mystical groovy-gumbo-voodoo schtick and funky keyboard playing, he has been a force in American music since his groundbreaking Gris-Gris in 1968. His early 1970s work, including Dr. John’s Gumbo and In the Right Place were instant classics. A gifted piano (and occasional guitar) player, Mac Rebennack, or Dr. John, […]
The Carolina Chocolate Drops, whose informal folksy jug band approach belies a talent pool that is seemingly bottomless, have added another gem to their already stellar catalogue with Leaving Eden. The Drops, who in their live shows recreate the look and feel of a turn-of-the 20th century string band but with the anachronistic addition of human “beatbox” vocal percussionist […]
Otis Taylor and Corey Harris may be the most creative blues musicians active today. And with Harris spending much of his time exploring other musical avenues, that leaves Taylor pretty much in a class by himself as an avant-garde bluesman. His moody, atmospheric yet beautiful recordings are a welcome change from the many younger musicians trying […]
As my Pa always told me, “When the goin’ gets tough, the tough get goin”. You could say that about our new favorite urinary tract inspired podcast hosted by THE MAN, Blake Clayton. That’s right, let it burn, burn, burn. If you haven’t heard the IBWIP podcast before, it covers the best in Punktry, Psychobilly, […]
**NOTE: Contest is now closed. You can still participate but will no longer be eligible for the giveaway.** DC area artist Bill Williams, whom you may have previously seen in the capitol area with such bands as Last Train Home, Kevin Johnson and the Linemen and The Grandsons, recently released his first solo effort. The […]
With 45% of the votes, you chose the Steve Earle‘s Washington Square Serenade as your favorite new album in a recent Twangville poll. Help us celebrate by enjoying these Steve Earle videos. Don’t forget to vote in this week’s poll!
With 44% of the votes, you chose the Mark Knopfler‘s Kill to Get Crimson as your favorite new album in a recent Twangville poll. Help us celebrate by enjoying these Mark Knopfler videos. Don’t forget to vote in this week’s poll!
With 68% of the votes, you chose the Joe Henry‘s Civilians as your favorite new album in a recent Twangville poll. Help us celebrate by enjoying these Joe Henry videos. Don’t forget to vote in this week’s poll!
Mark Knopfler, ‘Kill To Get Crimson’ (Partial CD) Proving to be anything but dire, Mark Knopfler releases Kill to Get Crimson a solo effort on the heels of 2006’s smash album All The Roadrunning with Emmylou Harris. With his signature acoustic swagger Knopfler is as good as he’s ever been. Be sure and check out […]
Joe Henry, ‘Civilians’ (Full CD) Joe Henry has produced records for Ani DiFranco, Aimee Mann, Bettye LaVette, Elvis Costello and Allen Toussaint and the forthcoming Mary Gauthier album. His production credits also include a Grammy for producing Solomon Burke’s “Don’t Give Up On Me”. Civilians marks his tenth album and second with Anti Records. File […]