I don’t really know anything about New Jersey born singer-songwriter Joseph West, but this guy seems to be a rather fabulous new americana/country/folk singer-songwriter. I found him from Brett Detar’s mailing list and I’ve been really enjoying Joseph’s new EP Three Thieves. Available as name-your-price download from his bandcamp. All three songs are gorgeous. This one is the opener Movin’ On.
The new Paul Otteson & Faux Fawn EP Prairie du Chien almost flew under my radar, but thankfully I was searching what other’s had bought from bandcamp and found this little treasure. It’s not as magical as last year’s Robin Red (#4 on my albums of the year list), but it’s certainly another great release. This one is The Battle of Prairie du Chien. Stream/buy the whole thing on his Bandcamp.
I’ve also been very much into the new Jay Woodward album Letters We Told. Here’s one great example Garden In The Sun, but you really need to listen to the whole thing from first note to last word to fully understand the beauty of Letters We Told.