On this week’s roundup . . .
. . . a pair of outstanding young folk troubadours, a trio of music veterans, an acoustic duo, and a history lesson.
Colter Wall – Fraulein (feat. Tyler Childers)
Let’s start with two of the best up-and-coming folk songwriters that these United States have to offer.
Mr. Wall’s debut record is out now, and Mr. Childers has a new record due later this year.
David Gray – An Eclipse
This is a song written for Olive Robinson, Mr. Gray’s grandmother, to mark what would’ve been her 100th birthday.
Dan Auerbach – Waiting on a Song
The title track to Mr. Auerbach’s new record is super catchy, and perfect for spring.
And yes, that’s John Prine buying alcohol for minors at 2:49.
Justin Townes Earle – 15-25
Kids in the Street is one of the finest records you’ll hear this year.
You can (and really really should) buy it this Friday.
Mandolin Orange – Wildfire
Here’s an oldie but a goody that deserves about 50 million more views than it currently has.
The Evolution of American Protest Music
And finally, here’s a 7-minute music and history lesson.
(One glaring omission: no Rage Against the Machine.)
Until next week, cheers….