Weekly Roundup for February Twentieth / the last one wearing a diamond

On this week’s roundup . . . . . . sensitive folk, groove-ish rock, patriotic folk, and catchy British rock — not necessarily in that order, but you’ll figure it out 🙂 Happy Monday. ——— Abigail Lapell – Diamond Girl A tender, soulful voice meets some clever acoustic guitar playing. Such things work very well…

Weekly Roundup for February Thirteenth / a country so brave and so bold

On this week’s roundup . . . . . . some poppy folk, some weird folk, and a heaping tablespoon of politically-minded acoustic folk. Happy Monday. ——— Joe Purdy – New Year’s Eve / My Country / People What Will You Do Last summer, Mr. Purdy quietly released a fantastic record full of pensive, acoustic folk…

Weekly Roundup for January Thirtieth / days and nights in quiet meditation

On this week’s roundup . . . . . . less words, more tunes. Onward.  Happy Monday. ——— Spazz Cardigan – Happy Little Pills Catchy indie prog-rock here, care of Nashville. Spazz Cardigan’s new record is called I, and it’s out now. ——— The Dead Ships – Citycide One part early Strokes, one part The Stooges,…

16 from ’16: Some Records For Your Consideration

16 from ’16: Some Records For Your Consideration From rock to pop to folk and to country, there were some very good records released this year.  In no particular order, here are sixteen albums that are worth a listen. ——— 1.  BJ Barham – Rockingham American Aquarium frontman goes extra folky and extra good on…

Weekly Roundup for November Twenty-First / two kids and a two-car garage

On this week’s roundup . . .  . . . funk, indie folk, hippies, singer-songwriter stuff, and some top-shelf ukulele playing. Happy Monday. ——— Chicago Farmer – Rocco & Susie / Skateboard Song Just your normal, run-of-the-mill song about falling in love, having kids, and making methamphetamine, followed by a cautionary tale regarding the dangers…