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.
If you have read much of what I have written this ear you know that I have been high on Emily Zuzik’s album “Torch and Trouble”. (certain to appear in my year end Top 10.) The producer of that album was Ted Russell Kamp, a linchpin in the West Coast Americana scene. In the sprit […]
Down in the Den, the latest album from Ted Russell Kamp, is one heck of a fun listen. It offers fourteen tracks that veer effortlessly from the feisty rock ‘n’ roll opener “Home Sweet Hollywood” to the New Orleans riverboat vibe of “Waste a Little Time” to the honk-tonk of “My Turn to Cry”, all […]
After two Video Premiers most of you should be aware that I am excited about the new Emily Zuzik release “Torch and Trouble”. The album id finally releasing after a bit of a pandemic caused delay on Friday, August 28th. Zuzik is an L.A. based singer-songwriter. Her music is a blend of Americana and Rock […]
Everybody knows about Cheers, the bar where everyone knows your name. Apparently the recording studio equivalent of that is Ted Russell Kamp’s former garage, now affectionately known as The Den. Ted has a new album out, Down In the Den, that features (if I counted right) 35 of his friends, who all happen to be […]
We at Twangville are pleased to be doing our second video premier for L.A. based Singer-Songwriter Emily Zuzik and her upcoming Ted Russell Kamp (Shooter Jennings, Tanya Tucker) produced album “Torch and Trouble”. The album will be releasing in August. The song we are premiering is “All That Love”. If the first 2 singles are […]
Here, in no particular order, are more favorites from 2019.
Americanafest brings a plethora of artist and showcases together in Nashville each September to celebrate the year that was; and give a preview of the year to come. Here is my attempt to highlight but a few artists that caught my attention this year, although there are too many special performances to recount. The Vandoliers […]
Every fall, The Americana Music Association gathers members, artists and music fans together in Nashville for its annual conference. Starting with the Americana Music Awards and continuing through several 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 from […]