R.E.M. – Lifes Rich Pageant

Lifes Rich Pageant is an incredibly 80s sounding record and an incredibly timeless sounding record simultaneously.

BJ Barham – Rockingham

Rockingham is more than a country album; this is blue-collar singer-songwriter music.

The Rolling Stones – Emotional Rescue

This is a solid blues-based rock n roll album that has flares of funky disco, big band rock with horns and pianos, punk rock lite, and stripped down coffee house music.

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.