Lady Antebellum: Heart Break

Lady Antebellum: Heart Break

Listen to country music by Lady Antebellum on their new (6th) album Heart Break.

Heart Break (2017) – 13 songs, 43 min

 

Video

Here is a video from the new album.

You Look Good – 3 min 8 sec

 
See my Lady Antebellum music post if you want to listen to more of their music.

Photo credit: Heart Break @ Amazon (album cover)

Bruce Robison & the Back Porch Band

Bruce Robison & the Back Porch Band

Listen to Americana music by Bruce Robison on his new album Bruce Robison & the Back Porch Band, his first solo album in 8 years, which he describes like this:

Recorded on analog tape with no digital shenanigans. Just like back when music was good…

Bruce Robison & the Back Porch Band (2017) – 9 songs, 33 min

 

Read more about Bruce, band, and this album at his web site. He is currently on tour from May – Jul. Bruce was the writer of three #1 country hits, “Wrapped,” by George Strait, “Angry All the Time,” recorded by Tim McGraw and Faith Hill, and the Dixie Chicks’ “Travelin’ Soldier”. There are some interesting articles at RFD-TV and Rolling Stone.

Video

Here is a video from the new album with his wife, Kelly Willis.

Sweet Dreams – with Kelly Willis – 4 min 27 sec

 
More music by Bruce Robison: albums and links

Old Crow Medicine Show: 50 Years of Blonde on Blonde

Old Crow Medicine Show: 50 Years of Blonde on Blonde

Listen to bluegrass music by Old Crow Medicine Show on their new (6th) album 50 Years of Blonde on Blonde. This is an amazing Old Crow remaking of Bob Dylan’s classic 1966 double album recorded live 50 years later over 2 nights in May 2016 at the Country Music Hall of Fame in Nashville, Tennessee.

50 Years of Blonde on Blonde (2017) – 14 songs, 1 hr 4 min

 
They are currently on tour performing the entire album in the US, UK, and Netherlands from May – Aug. There are interesting articless at Rolling Stone with How Old Crow Medicine Show Reimagined Bob Dylan’s ‘Blonde on Blonde’ and Inside Bob Dylan’s ‘Blonde on Blonde’: Rock’s First Great Double Album. Also you might enjoy this recent collection album with their best songs.

Best of Old Crow Medicine Show (2017) – 14 songs, 45 min

 

Videos

These are some videos of songs from their new album.

50 Years of Blonde on Blonde (Album Trailer) – 3 min 10 sec

 

Rainy Day Women #12 & 35 (Live) – 3 min 36 sec

 

Obviously 5 Believers (Live) – 2 min 41 sec

 

Just Like a Woman (Live) – 3 min 59 sec

 

Listen to more of his music at my Old Crow Medicine Show post with additional albums, videos, and links. These recent albums have been included there as well.

Photo credit: 50 Years of Blonde on Blonde @ Amazon (album cover)

Willie Nelson: God’s Problem Child

Willie Nelson: God’s Problem Child

Listen to country music by Willie Nelson on his new album God’s Problem Child. Today is Willie’s 84th birthday, and he just keeps making wonderful music.

God’s Problem Child (2017) – 13 songs, 44 min


There are interesting reviews at Wide Open Country, Paste, and Rolling Stone, along with their Track-by-Track Guide.

Videos

These are some videos of songs from his new album.

Old Timer – 3 min 36 sec

 

Still Not Dead – 2 min 34 sec

 

It Gets Easier – 2 min 53 sec

 

A Woman’s Love – 3 min 22 sec

 

He Won’t Ever Be Gone – 3 min 17 sec

 

Luckenbach, Texas (Back to the Basics of Love) – Willie Nelson & Full Ensemble – 3 min 54 sec

 

Listen to more of his music at my Willie Nelson post with additional albums, videos, and links. This new album has been included there as well.

Photo credit: God’s Problem Child @ Amazon (album cover)

Alison Krauss: Windy City

Alison Krauss: Windy City

Listen to classic country music by Alison Krauss on her new album Windy City. She is the most awarded female artist in Grammy history (27 awards including Album of the Year in 2009). Her first solo album in 18 years is a collection of older covers from artists Glen Campbell, Willie Nelson, Brenda Lee, Eddy Arnold, Bill Monroe, Roger Miller, The Osborne Brothers, and Ray Charles.

Album

Enjoy her new album just released today.

Windy City (Deluxe) (2017) – 14 songs, 47 min

 

Playlist

For more of her music, listen to this playlist created by Spotify with the essential tracks.

This Is: Alison Krauss (Playlist) – 48 songs, 2 hr 58 min

 

Videos

Watch these videos for her new album.

Losing You – 2 min 54 sec

 

Windy City Trailer – 4 min 21 sec

 

Listen to more of her music at my Alison Krauss post for more of her albums, videos, and links. This new album has been included there as well.

Photo credit: Windy City @ Amazon (album cover)

SXSWfm: Bearded Sunshine 19 – Feb 8

SXSWfm: Bearded Sunshine 19 – Feb 8

Listen to Americana music on the Bearded Sunshine SXSWfm specialty radio show stream that is now available on MixCloud. The award winning and revolutionary SXSWfm Americana music show “Bearded Sunshine“ is hosted by resident musical scholar and SXSW staffer Matt Small. Join Matt weekly as he dives into the aforementioned Americana music, current events, humor and other listener favorite topics. This is the opposite of every show you’ve ever liked.

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SXSWfm is the official internet radio stream of the South by Southwest (SXSW) Music Festival. Last year its 30th anniversary was celebrated in Austin, Texas with over 2,200 official performers from more than 67 countries and it will happen again from March 13-19, 2017. This is a great way to discover new music.

 

Bearded Sunshine 19 – Banger (2/8/2017) – 58 min

 

Bearded Sunshine Episode 19 is a banger! More of your favorite SXSW Americana hits come your way. We dive into a story behind a song AND the football season is over, now what!?

Playlist

This mix includes the following artists and songs.

  • The Lonely Forest – Warm/Happy
  • Jenny Lewis – Just One of the Guys
  • Vance Joy – Fire and the Flood (Acoustic)
  • Maps & Atlases – The Charm
  • Ra Ra Riot – Suspended In Gaffa
  • Sad Brad Smith – Help Yourself
  • Ben Howard – The Fear
  • Langhorne Slim & The Law – Strangers
  • Andrew Combs – Foolin’
  • Blind Pilot – Go On, Say It
  • The Staves – Mexico
  • Luke Sital-Singh – Benediction
  • The Oh Hellos – Hello My Old Heart
  • Califone – The Orchids
SXSWfm: Bearded Sunshine 18 (Piano Songs) – Feb 1

SXSWfm: Bearded Sunshine 18 (Piano Songs) – Feb 1

Listen to Americana music on the Bearded Sunshine SXSWfm specialty radio show stream that is now available on MixCloud. The award winning and revolutionary SXSWfm Americana music show “Bearded Sunshine“ is hosted by resident musical scholar and SXSW staffer Matt Small. Join Matt weekly as he dives into the aforementioned Americana music, current events, humor and other listener favorite topics. This is the opposite of every show you’ve ever liked.

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SXSWfm is the official internet radio stream of the South by Southwest (SXSW) Music Festival. Last year its 30th anniversary was celebrated in Austin, Texas with over 2,200 official performers from more than 67 countries and it will happen again from March 13-19, 2017. This is a great way to discover new music.

 

Bearded Sunshine 18 – Piano Songs (2/1/2017) – 1 hr 2 min

 

Episode 18 is the specialty show that all Bearded Sunshine fans have been waiting for! This week every song features the piano. Join Matt as he maneuvers us through those songs and tells you what Doritos has up their sleeve now.

Playlist

This mix includes the following artists and songs.

  • Beck – Waking Light
  • Joy Williams – Ordinary World
  • Ben Kweller – Thirteen
  • First Aid Kit – Cedar Lane
  • Death Cab For Cutie – Brothers On A Hotel Bed
  • The Lumineers – My Eyes
  • The Lumineers – Patience
  • Iron & Wine – Flightless Bird, American Mouth
  • The Decemberists – Lake Song
  • Patrick Watson – To Build a Home
  • Daughter – Medicine
  • Lily Allen – Somewhere Only We Know
  • Maxence Cyrin – Where Is My Mind