Handsome & Gretyl: A Brave Lament

Handsome & Gretyl: A Brave Lament

Listen to indie folk music by Handsome & Gretyl and Lullen on their new album A Brave Lament (Original Soundtrack).

This music was created for a short documentary film about grief & loss. Lullen is one of the side projects for Handsome (Brett), which he describes this way:

Lullen is a soft breath of soothing, seaborne melodies designed to mimic the calming, clearing effects of the sound of the ocean. Created with deep, warm felt piano and awash with deep reverberations, Lullen moves listeners to center, focus, and dream.

New Album

A Brave Lament (Original Soundtrack)  (2018) – 11 songs, 35 min

 

Recent Single

Make You Mine  (2018) – 1 song, 3 min 22 sec

 

See my music post on Handsome & Gretyl for more albums, videos, and links. It will be updated with the new album.

Photo credit: A Brave Lament (Original Soundtrack) @ Amazon (album cover).

Darlingside: Extralife

Darlingside: Extralife

Listen to indie folk music by Darlingside on their new album Extralife.

Albums

Enjoy the harmonies from this Boston quartet.

Extralife (2018) – 12 songs, 39 min

 

Videos

These are a few music videos from the new album.

Best of the Best of Times – 3 min 3 sec

 

Futures – 4 min 21 sec

 

See my music post on Darlingside for more albums, videos, and links. It has been updated with the new album.

Photo credit: Extralife @ Amazon (album cover).

SXSWfm: Bearded Sunshine – Jun 20

SXSWfm: Bearded Sunshine – Jun 20

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 12-18, 2018. This is a great way to discover new music.

 

Bearded Sunshine 48 – Worth the Wait (6/20/2018) – 1 hr 1 min

Playing tracks by The Decemberists, Futurebirds, William Fitzsimmons, Andrew Bird, Dr. Dog and more.

 

Playlist

This mix includes the following artists and songs.

  • The Decemberists – Once In My Life
  • Futurebirds – Deadbeat Hits
  • William Fitzsimmons – Learning to Fly
  • Andrew Bird – Heretics
  • Dr. Dog – The Breeze
  • Fleet Foxes – Ragged Wood
  • David Ramirez – Time
  • Beirut – Gibraltar
  • Noah Gundersen – Family
  • Holy Holy – Impossible Like You
  • Lily & Madeleine – Devil We Know
  • The Tallest Man On Earth – The Gardener
  • The Staves – In the Long Run

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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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