So I’m trying a different style for this Tennessee playlist. Consider The Civil Wars as a trailer for the rest of the CD, where all the other songs play out the story from song 2 to 14. Notes written below each video are just for amusement.
The Civil Wars
Quick Notes: Originated in Nashville, tragically disbanded in 2014. TRAGICALLY. Hopefully one day they’ll get back together and go for that fifth Grammy… Continue reading 15 on the 15th – In my Tennessee mountain home, crickets sing in the fields near by
Sooooo posting on the 15th totally slipped my mind, but I didn’t want to skip the whole month. Hence: 15 on the 30th! Now with fewer words!
TLC – Waterfalls
Continue reading 15 on the 15th: Georgia On My Mind
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I had never really sat down and listened to bluegrass before I was in grad school. I had heard it, of course, but I did not appreciate it until I saw it performed live, by a band from England no less: Kidnap Alice. Continue reading A Deep Bluegrass Dive with Kidnap Alice
My frame of reference for country music includes classic artists like Ray Charles (who took gospel and country, added a little soul to it, and essentially invented R&B) and Johnny Cash (duh.); modern singers/songwriters like Miranda Lambert, Carrie Underwood, and Taylor Swift (before she officially moved to pop with RED); and whatever the hell this is supposed to be. I don’t listen to a lot of modern or pop country music, and based on what I’ve heard, the genre doesn’t appeal to me all that much. Continue reading Quick Rip: Is This What Country Rock is Supposed to Sound Like?