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Twangville · 1d ago

Readers’ Pick: TX Jelly by The Texas Gentlemen

You picked TX Jelly by the Dallas-based alt-country band, The Texas Gentlemen, as your favorite new release for the week of September 15, 2017. Poll Results New Releases Did we miss somethin...
Twangville · 1d ago

Billy Strings – Turmoil & Tinfoil

There’s a saying most of you are familiar with, “like catching lightning in a bottle.”  In the music business it’s not unusual to hear that applied to the idea of catching a band’s live perf...
Twangville · 5d ago

Monday Morning Video – Colin Hay

It takes a lot – talent and then some – to sustain a nearly 40 year career in the music industry. In a recent performance, Colin Hay illustrated why he is on that list. In fact, I’d argue th...
Twangville · 1W ago

Readers’ Pick: Southern Blood by Gregg Allman

You picked Southern Blood by the late singer-songwriter, Gregg Allman, as your favorite new release for the week of September 8, 2017. Poll Results New Releases Did we miss something? If you...
Twangville · 1W ago

Deer Tick – Vol. 1 and Vol. 2

It takes a bit of bravado to release two albums simultaneously. Most bands work hard to put 10 – 12 well-crafted songs together every few years. It is not uncommon to see “B-side” albums com...
Twangville · 1W ago

Ryan Koenig – ‘Strugglin’ With A Lot’ Song Premiere

Like the bee that pollinates just about all the produce we eat, I love it when a musician works with a lot of different genres.  The epitome of that may just be Ryan Koening, who does everyt...
Twangville · 1W ago

Monday Morning Video – Jason Isbell & the 400 Unit

Any list of the artists playing at the top of their game is bound to include Jason Isbell & the 400 Unit. Here’s a studio session that, to these ears, includes the best of the bunch from the...
Twangville · 2W ago

Readers’ Pick: Hearts That Strain by Jake Bugg

You picked Hearts That Strain by Nottingham-based singer-songwriter, Jake Bugg, as your favorite new release for the week of September 1, 2017. Poll Results New Releases Did we miss somethin...
Twangville · 2W ago

Three Diamonds In the Rough

A few weeks ago I wrote about a movie that explores the issues around how streaming has changed the economics of the music business.  The result of that plus nearly free compute power, is it...
Twangville · 2W ago

Good Old War – Part of Me

  Good Old War is a trio that sounds like a modern poppy take on Simon & Garfunkel. What their acoustic guitar and harmony driven tunes have are hooks. Perhaps their lyrics sometimes like th...