One of the most exciting aspects of Larry Campbell and Teresa Williams’ Live at Levon’s! is the material’s diversity and how well they handle the changes.
Young Fathers declare their awareness of what’s going on but take it a step further. Heavy Heavy urges the audience to do the heavy lifting and “have fun”.
Carly Simon’s literate, confessional songwriting opened the door for other artists to do the same, including Olivia Rodrigo, Sara Bareilles, and Taylor Swift.
Howdy Glenn possessed a smooth, rich voice that lent itself to nostalgic ballads, songs about hard times, and easy-listening songs about love lost and found.
On Whitehorse’s I’m Not Crying, You’re Crying, they wear their hearts on their sleeves, tears in their beers, and tongues in each other’s cheeks.
It’s refreshing to hear someone get down and dirty. Myron Elkins lets his guitar do most of the talking, and that’s a good thing to hear.
H.C. McEntire seeks salvation on Every Acre, but these songs suggest it can be found in how one approaches the world rather than in some supernatural entity.
Strays shows Margo Price’s willingness to try new things and seek new ways of experiencing the world, and her strong talents as a musician and a human being.
Billy Strings and Terry Barber’s Me/And/Dad is for the traditionalists who love bluegrass and country in its raw form and find its plainness attractive.
CAZIMI is Caitlin Rose’s first new full-length LP in almost ten years and it’s filled with people overwhelmed by changing circumstances and uncertainty.