A pretty short one for tonight, because it’s suddenly 3am and I still haven’t done this. The music journey starts from Kansas City with the new album from songwriter Kelly Hunt. The album is called Even the Sparrow and it came out on the 17th of May on Rare Bird Records. This is the captivating album opener Across the Great Divide from this excellent album.
Some of the big music news of the week in my bubble was the announcement of a new Joseph Huber album Moondog on the 12th of July. He is a tremendous songwriter and multi-instrumentalist from Milwaukee, Wisconsin. I can’t wait to hear the album in about a month. There’s two songs available on Bandcamp page for the impatient ones. Listen to When the Waters Were One below and check out the other great new song at Bandcamp during your pre-ordering routine.
Next station for this train is Asheville, NC and the new album Autumn Of the World from The Resonant Rogues. The title song of the album is a heavy one that tackles demons like substance abuse and depression, but does it with love and compassion. Watch the video until the end, because there’s an important message. Be there for the ones who are struggling. Actually just be there for everyone, because you can’t always see if someone is struggling. Being kind doesn’t cost a dime, but still makes everyone’s life richer.
Last stop tonight is Boston, Massachusetts and a folk band called Lula Wiles. Their album What Will We Do came out 25th of January on Smithsonian Folkways Recordings and therefore should have been featured on this little blog months ago (it was on the weekly playlists, but that’s not a whole lot). Isa Burke, Eleanor Buckland and Mali Obomsawin have written a wonderful roots album and they sing it so beautifully. I could listen to them sing all day long. Here’s a couple of personal favorites. The album opener Love Gone Wrong and a live video of Nashville Man from the LR Baggs sessions.
Four Arms to Hold You is an ongoing feature with a weird name. It might not contain a whole lot of words, but it does contain a whole lot of love towards the featured songs. Basicly this is just four albums / songs / artists that have done their part in holding me together and therefore I want to tell the world or the seven readers of this blog how much I love them. Not entirely sure do these kind of posts serve any kind of purpose and I do hope I manage to write longer posts too. Right now it just feels like the playlists and these kind of short posts are the only way to keep this dear hobby alive. Plus it’s really the music that matters, not my random ramblings and these posts will always contain magical music.