December 2020

127 / December 2020 / Andrew Bagge

  1. the poolriver whyless
  2. and its still alrightnathaniel rateliff
  3. I don't mindsturgill simpson
  4. Won't be Longdead tongues
  5. The Curewatkins family hour
  6. Zombie Girladrianne lenker
  7. Hannah Sunlomelda
  8. Deep in Lovebonny light horseman
  9. Breakers Roarsturgill simpson
  10. Rock Poolssaint saviour
  11. -h-o-u-s-e-k-e-y-z-field medic
  12. Campfirekevin morby
  13. Graceland Toophoebe bridgers

Well its the last month of 2020! Hope everyone is doing well under the circumstances. Approaching this "dark winter", I thought that some new bluegrass/americana could brighten the winter a bit. I have fond memories of the Fresh Grass festival (which was obviously cancled this year) at Mass MOCA and I hope to transport you there in some way or another. Hope you enjoy and stay safe out there burn mixers. 

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  1. river whyless / the pool

    I love this band - they have some really great albums. I especially like Halli Anderson's voice. That being said, they harmonize very well together - showcased by this song.

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    River Whyless is a four piece band formed in Boone, North Carolina in 2006. The band consists of Ryan O'Keefe (vocals, guitar), Halli Anderson (vocals, violin), Daniel Shearin (bass, vocals) and Alex McWalters (drums). They have released two full length albums since their formation: "A Stone, A Leaf, An Unfound Door" (2012) and "We All the Light" (2016). After graduating from Appalachian State University they moved to Asheville where they began writing their sophomore album. Read more on Last.fm more...

  2. nathaniel rateliff / and its still alright

    A great new album by Nathaniel Rateliff. Whenever I write these I realize that its all about vocals for me - doesn't get much better than this.

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    Nathaniel Rateliff (born Nathaniel David Rateliff on 7 October 1978 in St. Louis, MI) is an American singer and songwriter based in Denver, whose influences are described as folk, Americana and vintage rhythm & blues. Rateliff has garnered attention with Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats, the soulful R&B combo he formed in 2013. He has also released solo albums and under the name Nathaniel Rateliff and the Wheel. http://www.nathanielrateliff.com/ Members: Nathaniel Rateliff Patrick Meese Julie Davis Joseph Pope III James Han Read more on Last.fm more...

  3. sturgill simpson / I don't mind

    Around the Bagge household - sometimes you get the urge to sturg - You just have to put it on. Inspired by John Prine, Sturgill put out a bluegrass hits album. Its as good as it sounds.

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    John Sturgill Simpson (born June 8, 1978) is an American country music and roots rock singer-songwriter. Simpson was born in Jackson, Breathitt County, Kentucky, the only child of a secretary and a state policeman who formerly worked undercover narcotics. Due to his father's work, Simpson's family moved to Versailles, outside Lexington, where Simpson graduated from Woodford County High School. Simpson's mother's family were coal miners. Simpson is the first male on his mother's side of the family to not work in a strip mine or deep mine. Read more on Last.fm more...

  4. dead tongues / Won't be Long

    This is a new band for me, looking forward to hearing more. Reminds me of Trampled by Turtles, which is a good thing.

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  5. watkins family hour / The Cure

    Sara Watkins started her career with the band Nickel Creek - which was my introduction to contemporary bluegrass. This album with her brother hits the mark, theyve been putting on live shows through zoom which are great.

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    Watkins Family Hour is an American bluegrass musical collaborative led by Sara Watkins and Sean Watkins (formerly of the progressive bluegrass group Nickel Creek). The group began in 2002 as a monthly, informal musical variety show with the Watkins siblings and their friends in the Los Angeles nightclub Largo. For the singer-songwriter-multi-instrumentalists, the Watkins Family Hour has long been an oasis from the rigors of the road, a laboratory where they can try out new material or master beloved cover songs. Read more on Last.fm more...

  6. adrianne lenker / Zombie Girl

    Even though she scolded an audience I was in about talking during the opening act - I STILL LIKE HER. Especially her solo albums. I believe I featured them in some older mixes.

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    Adrianne Lenker is a singer/songwriter from Minneapolis, Minnesota and is the lead singer and plays guitar in the critically acclaimed band Big Thief. Her 2006 debut album "Stages of the Sun" consists of all original material that she wrote (some with her father) between the ages of 11 and 14. Produced by Grammy winner, Steve Hodge. More info at www.myspace.com/adriannelenker Read more on Last.fm more...

  7. lomelda / Hannah Sun

    New to me - really like the slow progression of this song and plain vocals.

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    Lomelda is an art rock band from Waco, TX. Their sound features strong female vocals, loose spacey guitars, and intricate emotional percussion. Lead by the songwriting of Hannah Read, the group creates music that is both accessible and exploratory, nostalgic and challenging. Read’s simple guitar stylings range from mellow, woody rhythmic patterns to heavy droning textures, while the dynamic drumming of Zach Daniel adds weight to the subtleties of the songs. Read more on Last.fm more...

  8. bonny light horseman / Deep in Love

    "mixing the ancient, mystical medium of transatlantic traditional folk music with a contemporary, collective brush. The resulting album is an elusive kind of sonic event: a bottled blend of lightning and synergy that will excite fans of multiple genres, eras, and ages." I did not write that but yes.

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    Bonny Light Horseman is a three-piece band comprising Fruit Bats’ frontman Eric D. Johnson, singer-songwriter Anaïs Mitchell, and guitarist Josh Kaufman. Read more on Last.fm more...

  9. sturgill simpson / Breakers Roar

    when I got to the ninth song I got the urge to sturge.

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    John Sturgill Simpson (born June 8, 1978) is an American country music and roots rock singer-songwriter. Simpson was born in Jackson, Breathitt County, Kentucky, the only child of a secretary and a state policeman who formerly worked undercover narcotics. Due to his father's work, Simpson's family moved to Versailles, outside Lexington, where Simpson graduated from Woodford County High School. Simpson's mother's family were coal miners. Simpson is the first male on his mother's side of the family to not work in a strip mine or deep mine. Read more on Last.fm more...

  10. saint saviour / Rock Pools

    I loved Willy Mason's album Carry On. Ive been patiently waiting for a new album since 2013. I had to settle on this collaboration with Saint Saviour - great song.

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    Saint Saviour (real name Becky Jones) is a singer-songwriter from Teeside, England. She started her career in electro band The RGBs before going on to front Groove Armada and co-writing their Grammy nominated album Black Light. She is now a solo artist and has released two albums to date. Her debut album Union, was released on 25 June 2012 and was funded with the help of fans through the PledgeMusic website. Her second album In The Seams, was released on 2 November 2014 to great critical review and earned her plays on 6Music Read more on Last.fm more...

  11. field medic / -h-o-u-s-e-k-e-y-z-

    New artist for me. Looking forward to digging into the album.

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    Field Medic is the stage name of American singer/songwriter Kevin Patrick Sullivan (born in San Francisco on 2 May 1991). Sullivan began releasing music with his older brother Sean in 2009, initially as Westwood & Willow and then with drummer Andrew Skewes-Cox as Rin Tin Tiger. He debuted as Field Medic with his the EP Crushed Pennies. In 2015, Sullivan released his first full-length album titled Light Is Gone. Since then, he released a number of EPs and singles on Bandcamp. Read more on Last.fm more...

  12. kevin morby / Campfire

    There's a camp fire in my soul... and a pillow.

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    Kevin Morby is an American musician, singer and songwriter. Formerly the bass guitarist of the folk rock band Woods, and the frontman of The Babies, Morby began a solo career in 2013. Harlem River marked the solo debut. Known for his work as the singer/guitarist for the Brooklyn band The Babies and bassist for Woods, the Kansas City native and new Los Angeles resident, calls the record “an homage to New York City,” his adopted home for the past five years. Read more on Last.fm more...

  13. phoebe bridgers / Graceland Too

    I've been really enjoying her albums - I never thought of her as a potential bluegrass star but this song proves otherwise.

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    Phoebe Bridgers (born August 17, 1994) is an American indie musician from Los Angeles, California. Known for her work as a solo singer-songwriter, she is also part of Boygenius (with Julien Baker and Lucy Dacus), and Better Oblivion Community Center (with Conor Oberst). Bridgers' evocative lyrics and commanding voice have drawn comparisons to artists like Julien Baker, Conor Oberst and Julia Jacklin. A graduate of the Los Angeles County High School for the Arts, Bridgers released her debut 7", "Killer", in 2015. Read more on Last.fm more...

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