Monday, July 28, 2014

Favorites of 2014 (So Far)

We're just over halfway through 2014, and here are my favorite recordings of the year so far.
  1. Hurray For The Riff Raff: Small Town Heroes
  2. Cahalen Morrison & Eli West: I'll Swing My Hammer With Both My Hands
  3. Flaco Jiménez & Max Baca: Legends & Legacies
  4. Willie Watson: Folk Singer Vol. 1
  5. Beverley Martyn: The Phoenix & The Turtle
  6. Boulpik: Konpa Lakay
  7. Phønix: Nu
  8. 9bach: Tincian
  9. Greg Russell & Ciaran Algar: The Call
  10. Yaaba Funk: My Vote Dey Count
Here's a playlist with songs from these albums.

Monday, July 21, 2014

Don Edwards

"This music isn't for arenas," says cowboy singer and music historian Don Edwards. Born in New Jersey, he cites influences like Robert Johnson and Willie Nelson, and broad ranging popular interests like the Carolina Chocolate Drops and Norah Jones. But American cowboy songs are where his heart lies, and he told me all about it when we met at this year's National Cowboy Poetry Gathering in Elko, Nevada.

Read my interview with Don Edwards on +RootsWorld.

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