I’ve lost count of the amount of times I wrote “Produced by Dan Auerbach” here when describing an album. Yola‘s “Stand For Myself” is another of those. Her debut record, “Walk Through Fire”, was gaining serious traction when the pandemic hit, robbing her of well deserved high profile shows and festival slots – but not for long. Fresh off a Newport Folk Festival slot, this might be the possible songwriter’s dream summer.
Our favorite Texas Piano Man is back! At this point we’ve featured almost half of Robert Ellis’ new record on this playlist, and deservedly so. Plus: new songs by Gillian Welch & David Rawlings, Hayes Carll, John Paul White, Damien Jurado, A.A. Bondy, The Cactus Blossoms, Hexvessel, Conan Osiris, Jessie Ware, Alice Phoebe Lou, Wye Oak, Weyes Blood, Jenny Lewis, Lola Kirke, Emily Scott Robinson, Leyla McCalla, Amy McCarley, Okey Dokey & Liz Cooper & The Stampede, Broken Social Scene, and George Strait.
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Of course you saw it coming. Spiritualized’s “And Nothing Hurt” is our album of the week and possibly our album of the year. Plus: a buncha songs by Chilly Gonzales, Víkingur Ólafsson,Mothers, JEFF The Brotherhood, Thee Oh Sees, No Age, Seasick Steve, The Skiffle Players, Lukas Nelson & Promise Of The Real, Amos Lee,Phosphorescent, Kurt Vile, Doug Paisley, the Mountain Goats, Anna St. Louis, Emily Scott Robinson, Shannen Moser, and Eric Bachmann.