This Old World

I’ve been on a big blues and bluegrass kick lately. Mostly I’ve been trying to fill in some of my ignorance of the these genres by listening to work from artists from the 20’s and 30’s. By chance, Blind Willie Johnson’s “Keep Your Lamp Trimmed and Burning” was the first song to come up this morning. […]

Lead Belly

I’ve been listening to a lot of Lead Belly this morning. I recommend the same to you. “Gallows Pole” “Where Did You Sleep Last Night” Anyone have a recommendation for a solid collection of his recordings that’s worth buying? I went to link something here, but was quickly overwhelmed by the number of options available. […]

Black Dresses

Currently listening to The Builders and the Butchers. Here’s a video of a live performance of “Black Dresses.” I’m really drawn in by the intensity of Ryan Sollee in this performance.

Gotta Go

Currently Listening to Quasi’s “You Can Stay But You Got To Go” from their upcoming album Mole City available for download over at Pitchfork. I’m not a big Quasi fan (I just can’t get into Sam Coomes’ style), but I love Janet Weiss on drums. Overall, I’m really digging this track. (Image via: Wikimedia Commons.) […]