Hi fans and friends.
Quick note to let you know that over 30 DJs, myself included, have posted their midyear top 10 favorite albums. Some great choices, and still a bunch I haven't heard yet. Check it out.
Here's my list in alphabetical order:
Alabama Shakes - Boys & Girls (ATO)
Dr. John – Locked Down (Nonesuch)
Kathleen Edwards - Voyageur (Zoe/Rounder)
Kevin Gordon - Gloryland (Crowville Collective)
Great Lake Swimmers - New Wild Everywhere (Nettwerk)
Ray Wylie Hubbard - The Grifter's Hymnal (Bordello)
Chuck Prophet - Temple Beautiful (Yep Roc)
Ed Romanoff - Ed Romanoff (Self-released)
Rough Shop - Beneath the South Side Bridge (Perdition)
The Walkmen - Heaven (Fat Possum)
Would love to know what you've been most enjoying this year.
Also: Coming up this Saturday, July 14, at Off Broadway, we'll be having our 10th tribute night and how to write essay benefit -- and it's a big one. Woody Guthrie turns 100th on that very day, so we'll be celebrating his life and music all night, with 12 bands covering a ton of great Woody songs.