Margo Price – All American Made

The music on this record is so country that it almost sounds like a caricature of what country music should be.

Darkness Falls

This record is generic-sounding, female-led, modern alternative that belongs on the soundtrack of a Wes Anderson movie……so long as you place the song titles symmetrically on the back cover.

Judy Garland – A Star Is Born

This record is an excellent example of Judy Garland’s superhuman skills.  She sings with a soft power and draws you in with the wisp in her voice before she blows you away.  

Ryan Adams – 29

Portions of 29 also give me the vibe that I am in some professional office and waiting patiently in a chair while a secretary types away and an intern is filing papers.

Shoji Tabuchi

Shoji is simply amazing.  His fiddling prowess is akin to Bob Wills and Charlie Daniels.

The White Stripes – The Red Demos

If you are interested to hear part of the creative process that went into making the Grammy award-winning swan song of one of the most influential bands of the past 30 years, then you should seek this record out.

Nikki Lane – Highway Queen

She sounds like she stepped out of the hills of East Tennessee in the late 60s.  There is a seductive smoothness to her raspy, breathy voice.