Otis Gibbs – Harder Than Hammered Hell

Twitter told me yesterday that there’s a new Otis Gibbs album coming out on 28th of february. I was excited because I was totally into the previous album Joe Hill’s Ashes back in 2010. After listening to the new album twice, I’m even more excited because now I know the new album Harder Than Hammered Hell is at least as amazing. Otis has again written an extremely convincing album that showes that he is a great folk/country singer-songwriter. You can pre-order the album from his website (which I’m gonna do early next week) and/or listen to it at bandcamp.

This is Don’t Worry Kid from the new album.

Otis Gibbs Website

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Video of the Day #86: Daniel Ledwell & Jenn Grant

I remembered Daniel Ledwell & Jenn Grant today, because Jenn Grant’s album (which was produced by his husband Daniel) was nominated for a Juno award. I have the first two Jenn Grant releases Goodbye Twentieth Century and Orchestra for The Moon and I really like them. However, I had never heard of Daniel Ledwell until I red Herohill’s blog post sometime late last year. I was immediately hooked and then I kind of forgot about it because I couldn’t track down a physical copy of the album. Were there even any? I think I just I need to buy the download, because this still sounds marvellous to me. Do note that this isn’t actually new. It’s from 2008 I think, but still worth all the praise. I’m sure Daniel is a wizard behind producer’s desk, but let’s hope he keeps on writing music as well, because Two Over Seven sounds like a little folk / indie treasure. Kind of something like Liam Finn’s beautiful debut on Yep Roc. This one is entitled Daisy, You’re a Liar.

And this is the latest video Baby’s Been Away from Jenn Grant’s Juno nominated album Honeymoon Punch. Starring Jenn Grant and Daniel Ledwell.

Daniel Ledwell Website
Jenn Grant Website

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