Post Tagged with: "Roots Music"

Joni Mitchell’s intriguing jazz period began 41 years ago: ‘An incredible legacy in music’

Joni Mitchell’s intriguing jazz period began 41 years ago: ‘An incredible legacy in music’

Robben Ford discusses Joni Mitchell’s jazz period in the 1970s. He performed on some of her most closely dissected, if not always best loved, albums.

Whitey Morgan – Grandpa’s Guitar (2014)

Sometimes, as with the title track to Whitey Morgan’s new album ‘Grandpa’s Guitar,’ a song just hits you right where you live.

Nick DeRiso’s Best of 2014 (Rock + Roots): David Crosby, John Oates, Lloyd Cole

Nick DeRiso’s Best of 2014 (Rock + Roots): David Crosby, John Oates, Lloyd Cole

David Crosby, John Oates, Robert Plant, Lloyd Cole and Jackson Browne are among those on Nick DeRiso’s Best of 2014 list for rock and roots albums.

The Band, “Christmas Must Be Tonight” from Islands (1977): Across the Great Divide

The Band, “Christmas Must Be Tonight” from Islands (1977): Across the Great Divide

The Band’s perhaps too ambitious “Christmas Must Be Tonight” never became the seasonal favorite it should have been.

Butch Walker, “21+” from Afraid of Ghosts (2015): One Track Mind

You might expect a rootsy track called “21+” to focus on hell raising in a fictional saloon. Butch Walker does something different.

Mike Farris – Shine For All The People (2014)

Mike Farris is a mix of Al Green, Richard Manuel, Wilson Pickett – and more.

One Track Mind: Jesse Winchester, “All That We Have Is Now” (2014)

One Track Mind: Jesse Winchester, “All That We Have Is Now” (2014)

A ringing reminder of his ability to inspire, in good times and those decidedly worse.

Something Else! sneak peek: Bruce Hornsby, “Life in the Psychotropics” from Solo Concerts (2014)

Something Else! sneak peek: Bruce Hornsby, “Life in the Psychotropics” from Solo Concerts (2014)

After a period of exploring roots music, Hornsby takes a bold step.

Seth Walker – Sky Still Blue (2014)

‘Sky Still Blue’ shows the benefits of Walker’s continual tweaking of his sound and it’s paid off in this completely solid album of roots music.

Chuck E. Weiss – Red Beans and Weiss (2014)

I’ll say it right now: Red Beans and Weiss is the perfect album for the year 2014.