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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.

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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 […]

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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 […]

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My latest obsession is John Fullbright, hailing from Oklahmoa. His 2012 album “From The Ground Up” starts with this barn burner, but has a lot of variety and depth.

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Okay kids (actually, not so much for kids), here is my new favorite band: Parquet Courts. Their album is called Light Up Gold. Enjoy! That is an awesome set. Here’s more: Documentary “Light Up Gold Road Trip”

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Very sad news: Adam “MCA” Yauch of the Beastie Boys has passed away from cancer at the age of 47. MCA and the other Beastie’s were a massive influence on music and culture for my generation, especially with their first album “Licensed to Ill”. Coldplay tribute from their performance on May 4, 2012 I love […]

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