Tomorrow night (July 31st) Old Crow Medicine Show is performing at Echo Beach. To celebrate and get you in a twangy mood, I have complied a list of the best twangy tunes. Old Crow was just invited to the Grand Ole Opry. This is a great track from their last album called “Bootleggers Boy”.
This stop in Toronto is to promote the Remedy album that came out earlier this month. Check out “Sweet Amarillo”.
Lately, I cannot get enough of The Lone Bellow from Brooklyn. This band has an interesting back story. Zach Williams started the band as a songwriting “therapy like” project after his wife suffered temporary paralysis following a horseback riding accident. Soon after he learned how to play guitar and pursued a music career. This track, “Green Eyes And A Heart of Gold” is a good ol’ boot stomper.
Wilco was on Letterman in ’97 to perform “Outtasite (Outta Mind)”. Check it out below:
Drive By Truckers were at TURF this year. Here is an older track from 2008 called “My Sweet Annette”.
The Strumbellas were also at TURF this year. “Sheriff” is a wicked track off the new album.
The Jayhawks – “Waiting for the Sun”.
I first saw The Avett Brothers at Sasquatch in 2009. Listen to their song “Head Full of Doubt/Road Full of Promise”.
The Kopecky Family Band is fairly new. Their debut album came out in 2012. This one’s called “Birds”:
Can’t have an alt country list without including Band of Horses.
John Doe and The Sadies – “Are the Good Times Really Over For Good”.
The Sadies also have their new project with Gord Downie, The Sadies and the Conquering Sun. Check out their first single “Crater” below.
This an oldie but a goodie from Josh Ritter. Going back to 2006 for “Girls In The War”.
You may have heard us talking about my alt country boyfriend, Noel Johnson, wanting to tattoo his own lyrics on his arm. The lyrics are from this song, “Mr. Nobody”.
In case you missed the tattoo chat. Here it is again. Should a musician tattoo their own lyrics on their own body?