Since it's midyear I thought I might ruminate on the state of music (as are many of the bloggers) in 2013. So far it has been a weak year that has seen some very good albums released. Hell quality is always better than quantity. So in no particular order here are the mid year all stars.
Holly Williams deserves a listen because she is Hank's grand daughter. She deserves to be album of the year because this one is that special. It's been in constant rotation since it was released and I still find new things to like about it. A major singer-songwriter has been unleashed on the world. Do not hesitate to pick this one up.
ninebullets.net for first posting about this one. Being totally unfamiliar with his work I was blown away by the first couple of songs I heard. My wife hears Bruce Springsteen in the vocals and I definitely do as well. However the Boss hasn't quite gotten this sound down so well in the past. From what I have heard he rock more on his earlier albums, but this one is just right. Check it out if you like Otis Gibbs, White Buffalo, etc.
Honest, real country music folks. Fans of Florida Georgia Line and Jason Aldean can move along. This is some serious, hard core country. Thanks Sturgill.Here's an early version of Life Ain't Fair with his old band Sunday Valley.
Ameripolitan Music. Whatever he wants to call it is fine with me.
So have a great day folks. Pop a top or two and listen to some music. It doesn't get much better than that on a beautiful summer day. I hope the neighbors aren't expecting any top 40!