Well, for me right now, it's Jason Isbell's "Go It Alone". What an absolutely killer song. A minor-key powerhouse with an anthemic, head-turning hook of a chorus. Lyrically--I can't quite figure out…Continue
Started this discussion. Last reply by LB Ellis Mar 22, 2012.
So, let's say you're a member of Emusic or you got an Itunes gift card for Xmas. You use your monthly allotment or most of your gift card to buy a couple of albums. For example, I just picked up the…Continue
Started this discussion. Last reply by Joe FitzGerald Jan 20, 2012.
As I was driving down the road the other day with my Ipod on shuffle, Richard Thompson's "Beeswing" came on. It never fails to bring a tear to my eye. So much emotion--you can feel the love and…Continue
Started this discussion. Last reply by Joe Coffee Mar 12.
At 52, I’m starting to experience some of the downsides that come with reaching “middle age”. No, I’m not talking about some of the vagaries that come with reaching this milestone, such as how my knees feel or the fact that I need glasses or that perhaps I should experiment with Viagra. I’m talking about some real life tragedies that tend to happen to folks around my age, such as the loss of friends, or caring for our increasingly infirm parents, or the ravages of diseases that are starting…Continue
Posted on November 12, 2013 at 8:29pm — 4 Comments
I don’t write on this website very often--I read it all the time, but I don’t often write. Up until now, I’ve been content to let the professional bloggers inform me about the comings and goings in the alt-country, Americana, roots-rock world (whatever that is). It’s always fun to read concert reviews, watch a video or two, and perhaps chime in on a dialog that, like coffee caramel chocolate cheesecake, you just can’t seem to stay away from (e.g.,…Continue
Posted on December 17, 2012 at 1:30pm — 21 Comments
Hello Music Lovers
First, let me say that I haven't seen Steve live for a few years now--no "Washington Square Serenade" or "Townes" tour for me. Just couldn't make it. So, I was pretty excited to see him and the band live again--to see if he still had that raucous energy and political angst of the past (he does). Also, this review (my first) won't be a song-by-song accounting of everything he did--I'll just present some highlights, if you will. To be honest, I was too busy…Continue
Posted on June 11, 2011 at 11:35am — 10 Comments