Showing posts from December, 2019

Finding Socks in the Ocean

Yeah, the title of this post is weird, but I promise it relates to today's music selections. My goal is to be more consistent in sharing music that speaks to me. Both new voices and old, with a focus on bringing a few more years to music that I feel deserves a larger audience than it currently enjoys. I hope you will continue to stop in and give a listen to the stuff I spot or as always you can follow the Official "The Feels" playlist on Spotify . Please remember Spotify does not generate enough revenue for artists to continue living and thriving on the road so please attend live shows, buy merch, and of course the music that speaks to you. Here are a few tracks for you to check out today. The first new are new releases and the third is a classic go to for me. All three carry more than a hint of melancholy to them and two of the three are true road songs. Elijah Ocean -- The Places We Came From Bart Budwig -- Sock Song Ben Bullington -- Ain

10 Best Country/Americana Albums (with a splash of Folk)

Come all ye faithful, for it ‘tis that time of year where “Best Of” lists are plentiful as curbside bell ringers.  I won’t HO HO HO you, asking for a donation, but I do hope you will take a moment to read this list of my personal favorite albums of 2019. I also won’t pretend my tastes do not run to the raw and vulnerable over the glossy and upbeat. The order was even tougher to settle upon than narrowing the best albums list down to ten, because like all good art, these songs hit me differently at varying times. Nevertheless, they spoke to me with each and every listen. The List 10) Ordinary Elephant – Honest (May 2019 Berkalin Records) Despite their name, this husband and wife team possesses extraordinary talent. With hints of Guy Clark lyrically and vocals that often made me think of Gillian Welch, the tracks on Honest are often hauntingly beautiful “Scars We Keep” was the first song to catch my attention.   9) Sarah Potenza – Road To Rome (March 2019 I