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).

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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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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Josh Ritter: Acoustic MicroShow Video

Josh Ritter: Acoustic MicroShow Video

Listen to Americana music by Josh Ritter with this video of a recent acoustic performance for his latest album Gathering. He starts his tour with The Royal City Band this Sunday in Dallas, and will be here at Austin City Limits Live at the Moody Theater on January 12, 2018.

Video

Just a few days before his new album Gathering was released, Josh Ritter performed for The Current (89.3) and 75 lucky fans, packed into the basement of The Turf Club (aka The Clown Lounge), Saint Paul, Minnesota. He performed songs with bassist Zachariah Hickman from ‘Gathering’ and a few standout tracks from his catalog, in an uplifting and spirited performance.

Full MicroShow performance for The Current (89.3) – 44 min 49 sec

 

Songs

These are the songs performed in the video with their start times.

 0:20 Feels Like Lightning
 4:08 Showboat
 8:15 Train Go By
13:10 Dreams
19:30 Thunderbolt's Goodnight
23:28 Oh Lord, Part 3
27:20 I Can't Believe We Were Ever Strangers
31:30 Henrietta, Indiana
35:05 When Will I Be Changed?
40:45 Getting Ready to Get Down

Playlist

Here is my playlist of his songs.

Josh Ritter (Playlist) – 56 songs, 3 hr 29 min

 

Listen to more of his music at my Josh Ritter post with additional albums, videos, and links. I will update my music post to include the new video.

Photo credit: Gathering @ Amazon (album cover)

Josh Ritter: Gathering

Josh Ritter: Gathering

Listen to Americana music by Josh Ritter on his 9th album Gathering that was just released yesterday.

“Josh Ritter remains at the top of his game two decades into a highlight-strewn career. He’d be forgiven for loosening his grip, but his hand has never felt surer.” – NPR

“Midway between the country, gospel and soul camps, with thickly stacked harmonies that evoke the Dead’s own folk-rock classic American Beauty.” – Rolling Stone

He is now on tour with The Royal City Band, including here at Austin City Limits Live at the Moody Theater on January 12, 2018.

Album

Enjoy his new album.

Gathering (2017) – 13 songs, 50 min

 

Video

Here is a live performance of a song from the ew album recorded earlier this year on The Prairie Home Companion on PBS.

Oh Lord (Part Three) on Gathering (2017) – 3 min 59 sec

 

Playlist

Here is my playlist of his songs.

Josh Ritter (Playlist) – 56 songs, 3 hr 29 min

 

Listen to more of his music at my Josh Ritter post with additional albums, videos, and links. I will update my music post to include the new album, and incorporate new songs in my playlist.

Photo credit: Gathering @ Amazon (album cover)

The Historical Conquests of Josh Ritter: 10th Anniversary

The Historical Conquests of Josh Ritter: 10th Anniversary

Today is the 10th anniversary of the 5th album by Josh RitterThe Historical Conquests of Josh Ritter. I thought you might enjoy listening to it again — it’s as good as ever!

Album

The Historical Conquests of Josh Ritter by Josh Ritter (2007) – 14 songs, 42 min

 

New Singles

He has a new album Gathering to be released on Sep 22, along with another tour (Oct – Feb), including here in Austin City Limits Live at The Moody Theater on Jan 12th. He says “It’s a record of joy and sadness and laughter and lightning”. Here are several singles from that upcoming album.

Showboat (2017) – 4 min 22 sec

 

Thunderbolt’s Goodnight (2017) – 4 min 5 sec

 

Playlist

Here is my playlist of his songs.

Josh Ritter (Playlist) – 56 songs, 3 hr 29 min

 

Listen to more of his music at my Josh Ritter post with additional albums, videos, and links.

Photo credit: The Historical Conquests of Josh Ritter @ Amazon (album cover)