Adding to the fine tradition of great European Americana comes Austrian man Prinz Grizzley (aka Chris Comper) with an excellent yearning classic country-influenced song.
From their latest album I Like Fun, out now, eternal mavericks They Might be Giants is a great piece of fuzzy pop. As of course one would expect.
Taken from their second album, due out in the spring, this dirty blue collar groove from Nashville’s Brothers Osborne is just the thing to start your day right. UK dates in May.
South Carolina’s Susto are in the UK next month for Celtic Connections as well as shows in London, Bedford and Kingston-upon-Hull. This is the rather good Hard Drugs from their second album I’m Fine Today, released in November last year.
And the first retro slot of the year is taken up by something from 1996. The definition of an under-the-radar act, Ezio have quietly amassed a great catalogue of songs over the years and this is an enduring classic. Have a great weekend everyone.
From his album Purgatory, getting a UK release on January 26th, is this excellent slice of dirt and grit from Tyler Childers.
Formed last year around the excellent Carrivick Sisters and with a new album, Fire, out now, this is the UK’s Midnight Skyracer tearing it up. they’re going to be big.
Well, here we are again. Hope everybody had a good time over the holidays and is ready for some more great music. From her new album With All Its Thorns, out now, this is Laura Benitez with an acoustic take of a fine classic country-styled song from it.
It should, of course, be Sandy Denny – but in the absence of a suitable video this lovely version by Judy Collins will have to fill those aching, sobering, moments of the New Year. Make all the resolutions you want – time is inexorable and can’t be taken back. Happy 2018 everyone!
And so to the last video of 2017. If it has to be a Christmas song (and it does) then this hits the spot. I hope that everyone has a pretty good Christmas and joins me in 2018 for loads of excellent music and videos.