We got the Simmons SD600 electronic drum kit for Christmas and it has been a lot of fun. I’ve been watching a bunch of drumming videos and this isolated footage of Danny Carey playing on “Pneuma” is my current favorite. Danny is a true master, who obviously loves his art. And this is a great […]
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Uncle Tupelo played their last show on May 1, 1994, captured for posterity (and with a decent board recording!) in this video. This seminal band, the progenitor of alt-country, had a huge influence on my musical tastes. Rolling Stone recently published this fantastic oral history documenting the 25th anniversary of ‘Anodyne’, Uncle Tupelo’s final album.
There can be only one top album for me this year: Hamilton (Original Broadway Cast Recording). Even though it came out in September 2015, I discovered it in February of this year. This album has been on constant play in our house, car and headphones. More great music: The Drive-by Truckers, American Band Wilco, Schmilco […]
A great look at one my favorite bands, playing on Minneapolis public TV station KTCA, around the time of their classic album “Hollywood Town Hall”. Set list: Wichita Two Angels Settled Down Like Rain Waiting For The Sun Crowded In The Wing The current lineup of The Jayhawks, sans Mark Olsen, have a great new […]
Todd Snider has put together a top-notch band and recorded a killer set of cover songs under the moniker Hard Working Americans. Do yourself a favor and buy this one, it’s a keeper. Track list (with original songwriter) “Blackland Farmer” by Frankie Miller “Another Train” by Will Kimbrough “Down to the Well” by Kevin Gordon […]
Here are my favorite albums of the year. Enjoy! Parquet Courts – Light Up Gold Jason Isbell – Southeastern Superchunk – I Hate Music The Greencards – The Sweetheart Of The Sun The Avett Brothers – Magpie And The Dandelion The Head and the Heart – Let’s Be Still Aoife O’Donovan – Fossils John Fullbright […]