Music Q1 2015

IT IS APRIL ALREADY WAAAAAHHHT?   Bob (duh), Joe (swoon) and Rhiannon (also swoon) are my picks for 2015 so far but all these are great.  I‘m keeping track of all the music I get (spreadsheet alert)this time so hopefully at the end of the year I won’t forget about so many things ….

Bob Dylan – Shadows in the Night


Joe Pug – Windfall


Rhiannon Giddens – Tomorrow is My Turn


Benjamin Clementine – At Least for Now


Gretchen Peters – Blackbirds


Tomoko Omura – Roots

Hat tip to Dave over at Bird is the Worm and his weekly jazz picks for this one


Leo Welch – I Don’t Prefer No Blues 

I do still prefer his first album which was very high in my top 10 of last year – that had more of a backyard spontaneous quality, and this is more like exactly what you can hear on every other Fat Possum release but still.  Blues!


Songhoy Blues – Music in Exile


Pop Staples – Don’t Lose This

Here is the official making of video for this posthumous album which is very much worth watching so go do that but I love this Pops clip so I’m just leaving it here


Asleep at the Wheel & Friends – Still the King: Celebrating the Music of Bob Wills


Noura Mint Seymali – Tzenni  This actually came out mid 2014 but I love it so who really cares.


Brandi Carlile – The Firewatcher’s Daughter

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Le Vent Du Nord – Têtu

One of my favourite Quebec folk bands


Bei Ru – Saturday Night at the Magic Lamp As close to dance/electronic music as I ever get. I think I prefer his previous one In Armenia though.


William Elliott Whitmore – Radium Death


Swamp Dogg – The White Man Made Me Do It

The chitlin circuit Randy Newman is back and although it’s not the slightest bit representative of the album I can’t not use this live version of “Sam Stone” ….

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Avishai Cohen Trio – From Darkness

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James McMurtry – Complicated Game

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