Birds of Chicago: Love in Wartime

Birds of Chicago: Love in Wartime

Listen to Americana music by Birds of Chicago on their new album Love in Wartime.

New Album

Enjoy their new album.

Love in Wartime (2018) – 11 songs, 45 min

 

Playlist

This is my playlist of their songs.

Birds of Chicago (Playlist) – 21 songs, 1 hr 36 min

 

Videos

Here are videos of a few songs from their new album.

Superlover – for Folk Alley Sessions – 3 min 55 sec

 

Lodestar – Live at Fayetteville Roots Festival in Fayetteville, Arkansas (2016) – 4 min 44 sec

 

Baton Rouge – Live on Folk in the Field at Calgary Folk Festival (2017) – 6 min 31 sec

 

Love in Wartime – Concerts in the Kitchen – 6 min 48 sec

 

Listen to more of their music at my Birds of Chicago post for more albums, videos, and links. This new album and playlist has been included there as well. Also you might like the Po’ Girl music from Allison Russell’s earlier group.

Photo credit: Love in Wartime @ Amazon (album cover)

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My Top Songs – 2017

My Top Songs – 2017

Listen to the top 100 songs that I played on Spotify during 2017. They recently sent me an email which highlighted my 2017 music. I guess you could say that I love a wide variety of music from many genres and artists, but especially new age and piano. But I guess you probably already knew that, if you have followed my blog over the past three years.

Playlist (2017)

Your Top Songs – 2017 (Playlist) – 100 songs, 6 hr 53 min

Enjoy the following custom playlist Spotify created for me with the 100 songs that I loved most this year, all wrapped up.

 


Playlist (2016)

Your Top Songs – 2016 (Playlist) – 99 songs, 7 hr 4 min

If you want to hear what I listened to during 2016, here’s another custom playlist with the songs I loved the most for the previous year.

 


Summary

Here are various summaries they provided that reflect my Spotify listening history during 2017. Very interesting!

Statistics

  • 9,231 minutes (153 hours)
  • 1,843 songs (153/month)
  • 433 artists (36/month)
  • 35 genres
  • 12 skipped tracks

Artists

Songs

  • Lost in Familiar Surrounding
  • Reflected in a Flowing Stream
  • As Seasons Change
  • Procession of Moon and Stars
  • Preludium in C Major (Variation) – J.S. Bach

Genres

  • New Age
  • Classify
  • Focus
  • New Age Piano
  • Folk-pop

Age

The average age of Spotify listeners for Pop is 27, and 41 for New Age, whereas I am 72.

Birds of Chicago: American Flowers

Birds of Chicago: American Flowers

Listen to Americana music by Birds of Chicago on their new EP album American Flowers.  Having relocated to Nashville, this  contains a suite of songs that didn’t feel quite at home on their upcoming sprawling rock and roll circus of an album Love in Wartime to be released in April.

New Album

American Flowers (2017) – 6 songs, 30 min

 

Videos

Here are videos of a few songs from their new album, as well as many others from other albums and live performances.

American Flowers on American Flowers (2017) – For Folk Alley Sessions – 5 min 52 sec

 

Hold Steady, Rock Slow on American Flowers (2017) – Live on CKUA at Edmonton Folk Fest 2017 – 5 min 39 sec

 

Baton Rouge – Live on Folk in the Field at Calgary Folk Festival (2017) – 6 min 31 sec

Super Lover – For Red Barn Studio Live Sessions at Fayetteville Roots Festival (2016) – 3 min 48 sec

 

Real Midnight on Real Midnight (2016) – For Folk Alley Sessions (2016) – 5 min 23 sec

 

Remember Wild Horses on Real Midnight (2016) – For Folk Alley Sessions (2016) – 4 min 49 sec

 

Good Dream – For Folk Alley Sessions (2016) – 5 min 19 sec

 

Kinderspel (child’s game) on Real Midnight (2016) – For Folk Alley Sessions (2016) – 5 min 58 sec

 

Good Time and Times on Real Midnight (2016) – For Ear to the Ground B-Sides from Folk Alliance 2016, Kansas City – 4 min 20 sec

 

Color of Love on Real Midnight (2016) – For Ear to the Ground B-Sides from Folk Alliance 2016, Kansas City – 3 min 22 sec

 

Dim Star of the Palisades on Real Midnight (2016) – For Ear to the Ground B-Sides from Folk Alliance 2016, Kansas City – 3 min 17 sec

 

Flying Dreams on Birds of Chicago (2012) – For Audiotree Live (2012) – 4 min 22 sec

 

Sparrow on Real Midnight (2016) – For Audiotree Live (2012) – 3 min 47 sec

 

‘Til It’s Gone – on Live from Space (2013) – For Audiotree Live (2012) – 6 min 6 sec

 

I Have Heard Words on Live from Space (2013) – Live at Audiotree House in Spicewood, Texas at SXSW 2013 – 4 min 12 sec

 

Trampoline on Birds of Chicago (2012) – Live at KUTX Austin – 4 min 48 sec

 

The Moonglow Tapeworm on Birds of Chicago (2012) – Live at The Violet Hour in Chicago (2013) – 3 min 11 sec

 

All the City Girls on Live from Space (2013) – Live at The Violet Hour in Chicago (2012) – 4 min 11 sec

 

Listen to more of their music at my Birds of Chicago post for more albums, videos, and links. This new album and playlist has been included there as well. Also you might like the Po’ Girl music from Allison Russell’s earlier group.

Photo credit: American Flowers @ Amazon (album cover)

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SXSWfm: Bearded Sunshine – Nov 1

SXSWfm: Bearded Sunshine – Nov 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 happened again recently from March 13-19, 2017. This is a great way to discover new music.

 

Bearded Sunshine 40 – My Oh My (11/1/2017) – 1 hr 9 min

Playing tracks by Jamestown Revival, Sharon Van Etten, The Lone Bellow, Marcus Foster, S. Care and more.

 

Bearded Sunshine is here to wrap up Halloween and we talk about a 68 year old new dad.

Playlist

This mix includes the following artists and songs.

  • Joy Kills Sorrow- Such Great Heights
  • Blind Pilot – Packed Powder
  • Black Prairie – Let It Out
  • Roo Panes – The Original
  • Jamestown Revival – Love Is a Burden
  • The Cave Singers – When the World
  • Peter Bradley Adams – Who Else Could I Be
  • Punch Brothers – My Oh My
  • The Lone Bellow – Deeper in the Water
  • Marcus Foster – How Many Times
  • Slow Club – Wanderer Wandering
  • S. Carey – Brassy Sun
  • Night Beds – 22
  • The Milk Carton Kids – New York
  • Sharon Van Etten – Not Myself
  • The New Basement Tapes – When I Get My Hands On You

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SXSWfm: Bearded Sunshine (ACL 2017) – Oct 11

SXSWfm: Bearded Sunshine (ACL 2017) – Oct 11

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 happened again recently from March 13-19, 2017. This is a great way to discover new music.

 

Bearded Sunshine 40 – ACL 2017 (10/11/2017) – 1 hr 2 min

Playing tracks by Vance Joy, Angel Olsen, The Head and the Heart, Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real, Carson McHone and more.

 

Matt talks about the top stories from ACL 2017 as well as debuts a playlist where every song was performed at this year’s ACL event.

Playlist

This mix includes the following artists and songs.

  • Joseph – White Flag
  • Rainbow Kitten Surprise – Devil Like Me
  • First Aid Kit – Stay Gold
  • Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers – The Waiting
  • Parker Millsap – The Very Last Day
  • Angel Olsen – Never Be Mine
  • The Head and the Heart – Don’t Dream It’s Over
  • The Band of Heathens – All I’m Asking
  • James Vincent McMorrow – We Don’t Eat
  • Benjamin Booker – Motivation
  • Ryan Adams – Prisoner
  • Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real – Find Yourself
  • Vance Joy – Lay It on Me
  • Carson McHone – Bouquet

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SXSWfm: Bearded Sunshine – Oct 4

SXSWfm: Bearded Sunshine – Oct 4

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.

SXSWfm_bigger

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 happened again recently from March 13-19, 2017. This is a great way to discover new music.

 

Bearded Sunshine 39 – Boston Strong (10/4/2017) – 1 hr

Playing tracks by The Paper Kites, Sharon Van Etten, Wye Oak, Foy Vance, Bowerbirds and more.

 

Matt shares tales from his adventure to Boston and we talk about the passing of the great Tom Petty.

Playlist

This mix includes the following artists and songs.

  • Foy Vance – Where Everybody Knows Your Name
  • Tom Petty – A Higher Place
  • Bunt – Coming Home
  • Wye Oak – Hot As Day
  • Stu Larsen – Chicago Song
  • The Paper Kites – Bloom
  • The Staves – Facing West
  • Slow Club – Christmas TV
  • Roo Panes – Tiger Striped Sky
  • Matthew and the Atlas – I Followed Fires
  • Johnny Flynn – Detectorists
  • Bowerbirds – Human Hands
  • Sharon Van Etten – Every Time the Sun Comes Up
  • Nathaniel Rateliff – Liverpool

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SXSWfm: Bearded Sunshine – Sep 6

SXSWfm: Bearded Sunshine – Sep 6

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.

SXSWfm_bigger

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 happened again recently from March 13-19, 2017. This is a great way to discover new music.

 

Bearded Sunshine 38 – Violently Wild (9/6/2017) – 1 h 6 min

Playing tracks by Night Beds, The Tallest Man on Earth, Allman Brown, Horse Feathers, Birdtalker and more.

 

New music talk, The Price Is Right, and what is being removed from your iPhone?

Playlist

This mix includes the following artists and songs.

  • Nick Mulvey – Mountain to Move
  • The Cave Singers – Swim Club
  • Fleet Foxes – Fool’s Errand
  • Birdtalker – Looking for Love
  • The Shelters – Nothin’ in the World Can Stop Me Worryin’ ‘Bout That Girl
  • Night Beds – Cherry Blossoms
  • Carson McHone – Poet
  • Sanders Bohlke – Search and Destroy
  • The Native Sibling – Darkest of Night Skies
  • The Tallest Man on Earth – Love is All
  • Horse Feathers – Violently Wild
  • Allman Brown – Sons and Daughters
  • Bowerbirds – Tuck the Darkness in
  • Aron Wright – You’re the Last Thing on My Mind

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