Weekly Roundup for May Twenty-Second / on the banks of the old river Rhine

On this week’s roundup . . .

. . . a pair of outstanding young folk troubadours, a trio of music veterans, an acoustic duo, and a history lesson.

Happy listening.



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….

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