What do Goat Rodeo, Purple Melon and Sinatra-standard-bearer Michael Feinstein have in common? They're great. They're new. And they're on my playlist. Here's the 411.
Diana Krall has a voice that's the perfect pairing with a good glass of cabernet and a rainy night. No, this isn't rock and roll, but you'll like it - assuming you like sophisticated ballads and bossa nova rhythms.
I don't know what I was listening to in 1971 but, Ray Davies and The Kink's "Muswell Hillbillies" blew right by me.
If you haven't discovered Kathleen Edwards by now, you're in for a treat. This Canadian songstress is possibly the best singer-songwriter to come out of
I've been a fan of the evil incarnation of Buck Owens for quite some time. Why?
Dwight Yoakum channels Buck better than Buck ever channeled Buck. He gets the twang just right and his crossover country licks never sounded better. That's why, "The Very Best of Dwight Yoakum," is as the title promises, the very BEST.
Originally released in '04, this gem contains 20 tracks that cover everything from his breakout hit "Guitars, Cadillacs," to "Things Change" and the "
Buck invented the
A must have for any road trip
You've know Buck Owens, right? Ditto, Dwight.
Embarrass the Kids? *
No way. If they balk, tell 'em Dwight was the "mean guy" in Sling Blade and then watch that movie with them. If that doesn't convince them Dwight's a genuine badass, nothing will.
Wish List Worthy *****
If it's not on your Amazon.com Wish List it should only be because you already have it in your collection.
Where Can I Get This Gem?
You can get the entire MP3 album for $10.99 at www.amazon.com. If you like your music on CD it'll set you back $13.99 plus shipping.