Darkjazz goes film noir. E.E. Engström & The Twin Street Tree Trunk Love Ensemble provide a gorgeous soundtrack to enjoy a dry martini with. Imagine the aforementioned Darkjazz mixed with something that would make Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds (gone instrumental) proud, not to mention having a twang of creepy country. The vibe is dark, unsettling, and hopefully just a taste of what should be an amazing 2019 for the group.
Should you have a Spotify account, I suggest adding the group here.
Ana Ćurčin is a folk singer born in Baghdad, Iraq, raised in Moscow, Russia, and currently residing in Belgrade, Serbia. And she sings Americana beautifully. What a world we live in.
John Fahey’s 1975 masterpiece Old Fashioned Love is in dire need of a remastering and re-release. It features some of his best and most innovative guitar work.
Gene Autry almost got snookered into calling Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer Randolph. He dodged a bullet.
From his start with groups like The Zeros and The Nuns, Alejandro Escovedo has broadened his palette from simple punk and garage rock into something bordering on cowpunk.
Daniel Lanois is a name to everyone who enjoyed early Brian Eno, as well as the peak-era U2 albums, as Lanois produced them. What is forgotten is what a magnificent musician he is on his own. He teams with Rocco DeLuca here for this sublime piece from the album ‘Goodbye To Language’ available September 9th.
Big hat tip to Jeffrey Kinart, who has a knack of discovering gems daily.
There was no way I’d miss an opportunity to share a timely piece by The Man In Black.
Absolutely apropos for Halloween.
Before there was “The Most Interesting Man in the World,” or me, for that matter, there was Christopher Lee. He could do everything well – even cowboy songs for Halloween.
In honor of Independence Day, here is The Man In Black. Classic Americana.
As it turns out, the legendary guitarist of The Byrds, The Flying Burrito Brothers, and a solo artist of incredible renown, Chris Hillman, is Eastern (in this case, Greek) Orthodox by confession.
Hillman talks about his faith with Joel J. Miller at Patheos.com.