Video: Purple Mountains “All My Happiness is Gone”

It’s been 10 years now since the Silver Jews left us, but praise the Lord, David Berman is back, this time in the guise of Purple Mountains, and he’s lost none of his lyrical wonder in the time that’s elapsed. The debut album comes out on Drag City on July 12th, and all our happiness is back.

Video: Paul McClure “Daddy Will You Hold My Hand”

We’re a little late to the party with this one but better late than never. This is the Rutland Troubadour himself with a live take of a track from his new album ‘Market Town’, out on June 21st on Clubhouse.  it’s a beautiful song and a really nice video.  You should get the album too, pre-order it even, it’s superb.

Video: The Goat Roper Rodeo Band “Unwrap My Bones”

Back when I used to promote americana you came across some lovely people and the ones who were let’s just say “higher maintenance”, but few were as nice as North Wales’ country-blues trio the Goat Ropers whose new album ‘Tall Grass’ we raved about recently and deserve all the success in the world – this is the hairs on the back of your neck opener from it.