Showing posts with label Valerie June. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Valerie June. Show all posts

Jun 27, 2017

Favorite Albums of 2017: Mid-Year Report

This is Trailer's list of favorite albums. The year-end list will look a lot different because all 
Farce the Music's contributors will vote on it, there will be actual write-ups of the top albums, and besides... there are 6 more months in the year.  There's an Americana/Country-only list at the bottom.


 


And here's a Top 20 list for Americana & Country only:
1. Shinyribs - I Got Your Medicine
2. The Steel Woods - Straw in the Wind
3. John Moreland - Big Bad Luv
4. Jason Isbell & the 400 Unit - The Nashville Sessions
5. Steve Earle - So You Wannabe An Outlaw
6. Jason Eady - s/t
7. Chris Stapleton - From A Room
8. Lillie Mae - Forever and Then Some
9. Zephaniah OHora and the 18 Wheelers - This Highway
10. Colter Wall - s/t
11. Sunny Sweeney - Trophy
12. Dalton Domino - Corners
13. Valerie June - The Order of Time
14. Son Volt - Notes of Blue
15. Marty Stuart & His Fabulous Superlatives - Way Out West
16. Robyn Ludwick - This Tall to Ride
17. Strand of Oaks - Hard Love
18. The Kernal - Light Country
19. Nikki Lane - Highway Queen
20. Angaleena Presley - Wrangled

Apr 4, 2017

Trailer's Top Albums of 2017 (1/4 Report)

Usual disclaimer: This list is fluid and will change a great deal going forward. 
Also, these are just Trailer's favorites. The year-end list will be staff voted.





 

 

 

 

 

 

 



11. Nikki Lane - Highway Queen

12. Sunny Sweeney - Trophy

13. Japandroids - Near to the Wild Heart of Life

14. Natalie Hemby - Puxico

15. Rhiannon Giddens - Freedom Highway

16. Dead Man Winter - Furnace

17. Dale Watson & Ray Benson - Dale & Ray

18. The Band of Heathens - Duende

19. Power Trip - Nightmare Logic

20. Ryan Adams - Prisoner


*New albums from Rodney Crowell and Mastodon would likely be in the top 20; 
I just haven't digested those albums quite enough yet.

Sep 15, 2014

An Americana Christmas from New West

Another copy and paste email (and no, I don't get paid or even a free copy for this), but this looks great!
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 NEW WEST RECORDS TO RELEASE AN AMERICANA CHRISTMAS OCTOBER 14; HOLIDAY COLLECTION FEATURES JOHNNY CASH, BOB DYLAN, THE BAND, EMMYLOU HARRIS, BEN KEITH W/ 
NEIL & PEGI YOUNG, VALERIE JUNE, ROBERT ELLIS, LUTHER DICKINSON, NIKKI LANE AND MANY OTHERS

ROBERT ELLIS' WILLIE NELSON CLASSIC "PRETTY PAPER"
LOS ANGELES, CA, September 15, 2014 - An Americana Christmas, out on CD, vinyl and digital October 14 on New West Records, brings together some of the biggest icons and current stars in Americana music for a wide-ranging collection of classic Christmas songs and brand new holiday recordings. The 16-track album features legendary artists Johnny Cash, Bob Dylan, Emmylou Harris, The Band, John Prine, Dwight Yoakam and Ben Keith w/ Neil & Pegi Young alongside many of the genre's current younger talents like Valerie June, Nikki Lane, Robert Ellis, Luther Dickinson and the Old 97's. The album was announced today on Rolling Stone Country along with a premiere of New York-based Texas-bred troubadour Robert Ellis' stirring and modern rendition of Willie Nelson's classic, "Pretty Paper." 

The compilation compiles previously released material with six brand new recordings exclusive to the album. In addition to Ellis' offering, Memphis songstress Valerie June puts her rollicking spin on season staple, "Winter Wonderland," Luther Dickinson of North Mississippi Allstars injects "Hark! The Herald Angels Sing" with some southern boogie and groove, rising Nashville chanteuse Nikki Lane offers an upbeat, retro-tinged original, Canadian roots music star Corb Lund turns in the sweeping and weeping new tune, "Just Me And These Ponies (For Christmas This Year)" and Dutch duo The Common Linnets contributes the new song, "At Christmas Time." The lone European act, The Common Linnets are one of Europe's biggest Americana bands and have sold more than 150,000 copies of their debut release and took second place in the 2014 Eurovision Song Contest.

An Americana Christmas is for anyone who appreciates great songwriting and timeless music delivered from the heart and will appeal to several generations making it a perfect addition to your holidays.

AN AMERICAN CHRISTMAS TRACK LISTING
1 Luther Dickinson - Hark! The Herald Angels Sing
2 John Prine - Everything Is Cool *
3 Robert Ellis - Pretty Paper
4 Emmylou Harris - The First Noel
5 Johnny Cash - The Gifts They Gave
6 Corb Lund - Just Me And These Ponies (For Christmas This Year)
7 Dwight Yoakam - Run Run Rudolph *
8 Bob Dylan - Must Be Santa
9 Valerie June - Winter Wonderland
10 Ronnie Fauss - Everybody Deserves A Merry Christmas *
11 Max Gomez - Season Of My Memory
12 Ben Keith w/ Neil & Pegi Young - Les Trois Cloches
13 The Common Linnets - At Christmas Time
14 Nikki Lane - Falalaalove Ya
15 Old 97's - Here It Is Christmas Time
16 The Band - Christmas Must Be Tonight

*Not on vinyl release

Sep 20, 2013

YouTube Gems: Valerie June

From her album Pushin' Against a Stone, here's Valerie June with "You Can't Be Told."
RIYL: Neko Case, Billie Holliday, Dolly Parton, Amanda Shires.

Sep 9, 2013

Feel Bad For You Mixtape - Sept '13: Unsung Heroes



This month's edition of the Feel Bad For You mixtape features a theme of "unsung heroes," artists who never seemed to get their due or catch on like they should have (or haven't yet, anyway). Included on the 17-song set are tracks from Swamp Dogg, Two Cow Garage, Valerie June, Glossary and more. Stream below or download/comment here!

 

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