Showing posts with label Randy Rogers Band. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Randy Rogers Band. Show all posts

Dec 30, 2019

Scott Colvin's Top Ten (12) Albums of 2019


By Scott Colvin

I really expected to write a lot in 2019.

In fact, as the calendar moved from 2018 to 2019 I had a bunch of concerts already scheduled to review. Was going to do some record reviews (and I even mentioned to Trailer that I might do a couple interviews which I really don’t enjoy doing). Yup. I had every intention of being a super productive member of Farce The Music’s dysfunctional writing family. Then it happened in late February. Stroke. Really.

To say I’ve been adjusting physically and psychologically since that day is an understatement. After reluctantly cancelling a few concert reviews in March and April I decided I was ready in mid-May to give it a shot.

Cracker. A slam dunk. Right? Wrong. I could barely take notes and thus had a notebook full of song titles and chicken scratches which I never could decipher. And that’s before I sat in front of my laptop to type which was almost impossible. You see the left hand was good, the right hand, not so much (don’t even get me started about the time I picked up my acoustic guitar). 

Have I also mentioned the doctors at this difficult time said “no more booze?” 2019 officially sucked.
Needless to say I had a lot of time to hear a lot of new music. Sober. And I did. But, whereas most years I find myself in December going through dozens of albums to bring “The List” down to a manageable top 50 before whittling it down, I really only found 11 records that I really enjoyed this year (even if my real No. 1 is only in spirit). Here goes!

Honorable Mentions: Tyler Childers, Shovels & Rope, Frank Turner, Whiskey Myers, Karly Driftwood, Erin Enderlin, Grace Potter, Alice Merton, Maggie Rogers and Meiko.

10. Jenny Lewis – On The Line  It really is too bad that the “controversy” involving Ryan Adams (producer of much of the record) was going down as this album dropped because it’s one of Jenny Lewis’s finer moments (and that includes a mostly spectacular run with Rilo Kiley). Regardless of where you stand on the Adams thing, it cannot be denied that Lewis wrote a fantastic record that was also produced by Beck, who no one has a reason to dislike.

9. Hayes Carll – What It Is It certainly was nice to see a more easy going and light-hearted Hayes Carll emerge on this album after his previous effort. 

8. Molly Tuttle – When You’re Ready There’s something very familiar about Molly Tuttle that I can’t put my finger on, but I know I like this. A lot. 

7. Dori Freeman – Every Single Star Pretty much what I said about Molly Tuttle. I like this one a little bit more so it gets the higher spot.

6. Sturgill Simpson – Sound & Fury Sturgill Simpson is like a druggier Eric Church who I also seem to dig even more as he deviates from “his norm.”

5. Randy Rogers Band – Hellbent The Randy Rogers Band has been the stalwarts of the Texas country music scene for almost 20 years. Nothing flashy here, just consistently good. Like Shiner Bock.

4. Jade Bird – Jade Bird I’m pretty sure “Lottery” is the song that every alternative band in the 90s wished they wrote. And I say that as a compliment. The whole album is just wonderful ear candy that is ridiculously infectious. 

3. Chris Shiflett – Hard Lessons Hard to believe that this would be the Dave Cobb produced album I latched onto in 2019 but so be it. The guy is a rock legend. Guitarist for punk greats No Use For A Name and Me First And The Gimme Gimmes (and this other band Fighters of Foo…or something like that) Shiflett released his fourth country album full of catchy So Cal country goodness.

2. Kelsey Waldon – White Noise/White Lines Kelsey Waldon is like Elizabeth Cook without the quirkiness. 

1. Cody Jinks – After The Fire and The Wanting – Kudos to Cody Jinks. The man delivered two stellar albums which he released in consecutive weeks AND didn’t hide behind some lame premise like one album is my rockin’ side and the other is my sensitive side…Or in lame-ass Zac Brown Band terms my crappy pop country side and my really crappy pop side.  

THE REAL No. 1 ALTHOUGH THIS ONE IS NOT OFFICIALLY ON MY LIST Billie Eilish – When We All Fall Asleep Where Do We Go In all reality I probably listened to this album the most. Inventive, shocking and unabashedly cool. While people in my generation were crucifying her for not knowing who Van Halen was, I was laughing because I might be able to name more of her songs than “original Van Halen” songs (despite being a huge rock/metal fan I always thought VH was kinda lame).

Dec 19, 2019

Favorite Songs of 2019: #11-36


Favorite Songs of 2019
#11-36 (Not in any particular order)
(List by Trailer)

Randy Rogers Band - Anchors Away



Liz Brasher - Blood of the Lamb


Jon Pardi - Just Like Old Times

Frankie Lee - Speakeasy


Whiskey Myers - Gasoline


Kylie Rae Harris - Twenty Years From Now



Kelsey Waldon - Kentucky, 1988



Dee White - Tell the World I Do



Lillie Mae - You’ve Got Other Girls For That


Freddie Gibbs & Madlib - Giannis





Tool - Pneuma

Jun 21, 2019

Farce the Music's Top 20 Songs of 2019: 1st Half Report


Here are Trailer’s Top 20 Songs of 2019 so far. No rankings (till the end of the year). No summaries or explanations. Just know they’re good and give ‘em a listen!
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Sturgill Simpson - The Dead Don’t Die


Liz Brasher - Blood of the Lamb


Molly Tuttle - Don’t Let Go


Kylie Rae Harris - Twenty Years From Now


Tyler Ramsey - Evening Country


The Lowdown Drifters - Black Hat


Reba McEntire - No U In Oklahoma



Dee White - Tell the World I Do


Kalyn Fay - Good Company



May 18, 2016

WWE Country Reaction Gifs 10: RRB, FGL, Luke, Stapleton

Why you should stop listening to Kane Brown



When somebody at the Stapleton show requests "Crash and Burn"


Tryin' to think of something nice to say about Luke Bryan...


When you're three sheets into the wind at the concert by the time
Randy Rogers Band finally plays something off Rollercoaster



When a Florida-Georgia Line fan asks you to apologize


When you 'bout to sing "Cruise" but gotta take a selfie first



When "Somewhere on a Beach" comes on at the Mexican restaurant

Jan 17, 2014

16 Signs You're a Huge Luke Bryan Fan


Paint Chips...you tend to eat them. -CB

You're not entirely sure what your virginity is and where it might be if you have lost it. -VF

You had to "register" and alert your neighbors concerning your "incident." - @DosRingos

The rest of the literate world has to sound out your Twitter and Facebook posts because they follow no accepted rules of spelling, grammar, or abbreviation. -MN

You go to a Randy Rogers concert and expect him to gyrate his hips during "Fuzzy." -CF

You drink Fireball Whiskey because as Shakespeare said, you hold your manhood cheap. - @TheJackalopeTX

Numb from the waist down because your pants are too tight and numb from the neck up because you do actually listen to to Luke Bryan -BM

You defend any criticism about Luke Bryan's music with the phrase, "But he's sooooooo hott!!!!" -SG

You think ‪Earl Dibbles Jr‬ is real. -DR

You keep a spare pair of skinny jeans in your trunk just in case you have a blowout. - ‏‪@shelbyjo‬

You wear your boots with your chubbies. -LY

You didn't know you could listen to music on the internets. -VC

You have to borrow your mom's credit card to buy his music - @MMars75

You own a $50,000 truck, but the wheels have never touched anything but concrete. -BS

You had to have a special hemorrhoid relief seat installed in your big black jacked up truck due to many hours of sitting on that diamond plate tailgate -JS

You start calling your mom 'girl.' -MP

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Thanks to FTM's Facebook friends and Twitter pals for the submissions!

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