"1. Jason Isbell - Southeastern2. Richard Thompson - Electric3. Patty Griffin - American Kid4. Lindi Ortega - Tin Star5. Sturgill Simpson - High Top Mountain6. Mavericks - In Time7. Jim Lauderdale - Black…"
"Here's a not too obscure list I'd be happy with:
Jason Isbell - Southeastern (inexcusable absence)
Patty Griffin - American Kid
The Mavericks - In Time (it really is more of an Americana album)
Holly Williams - The Highway
Lindi Ortega -…"
"Here's the first Lou Reed song I went to after hearing the new. First song and my favorite from the 1989 album New York. Probably because I consider that album my Lou Reed in the same way I consider mid-late…"
"To make it easier on myself, I'm going to use the R 'n'R HOF rule of first recording has to be at least 25 years ago. Here we go:
"Never did see the whole Band, but I did get to see Levon Helm and Rick Danko in a small dive in Nanuet, NY (20 miles from NYC) in August 1982. I remember Levon thanking the crowd after songs with "Ahhhhhhhhh, thank ya, neighbors."…"
"" But it was hard finding a conservative artist that didn't also completely suck."
And that might be a better explanation for why you might not find so many liberals at a concert for a conservative minded music act and are more likely…"
"Seems a bit over the top, but OK.
Steely Dan was actually a proper band for their first three albums (Can't Buy a Thrill, Countdown to Ecstasy, Pretzel Logic). I'd say there was a lot a soul on those albums (check out My Old School,…"
"Thanks, Miss Holly. And it's not that I have anything against those artists. More like holes in my collection. Rock and Blues are the genres I've been into the longest and so those are the ones where there aren't as…"
"I was pretty much a reactionary disco hater and I never thought of One of These Nights as disco.
I liked the early early Eagles and can at least tolerate the late Eagles, but I will change the station if The Long Run comes on. However, I much…"
"Well, then I really came up with some great ones! John Prine and Loudon Wainwright III were also in that category for me until 2 - 3 years ago. Songs by all three are represented in my collection, especially Kristoferrson…"
""... the man on the radio says Elvis Presley's died." - from Johnny Bye Bye by Bruce Springsteen.
I was 17. My Mom had saved up enough money from selling Tupperware to rent a house for a week down at the Jersey Shore near…"
"Alvin Youngblood Hart. His last was Motivation Speaker in 2005. One of my favorite albums of the aughts. Read somewhere that he had gotten tired of the recording music industry and might be done as a solo recording…"
"You make a lot of good points about the Tsarnaev brothers. I'll have to disagree with you a little on George Zimmerman. I don't see him as having been "proven innocent of any crime", but rather he's been "found not…"
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great meeting you two at cayamo! not sure what to do every night at 6 pm now--going to excellent concerts all day was pretty easy to get used to. hope your trip home was ok and that your week goes well. keep in touch! tom
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