Hey look, another round up posts of songs and albums that I happen to love. Other vacation things to do today, but there’s time for one quick blog post. We shall begin from Edinburgh, Scotland with Roseanne Reid’s debut full-length Trails. This beautiful album came out out Last Man Music on the 5th of April. Teddy Thompson produced and Steve Earle makes a guest appearance, but Roseanne Reid and her captivating folk and country songs are the real star here. Here’s two gorgeous outtakes from the album, a music video for Amy and the first single I Love Her So. You’ll need to hear the whole album though (Levi is probably my biggest favorite, but these were easier to embed to a blog post).
Next up is Iain Micah Weigert from Nashville, Tennessee and his 2019 album Dust to Mud that came out on the 24th of February. The highlight is the beautiful duet Wishful Drinking with Caitlin Anne Webster, but everything else works too. Here’s an early Nightingale Rodeo video of the same song and another excellent album cut. As usual, listen to/buy the whole album by hitting those links in the bandcamp player.
Moving on to New York and getting ready to gently sway with the latest Kate Vargas single Nothing Turns My Lock. She is exploring old-fashioned jazzy horizons on this marvellous new single and it works perfectly. Here’s a gorgeous live in studio video of Nothing Turns My Lock. Filmed by Rob Dezendorf in Dubway Studios in NYC.
Last destination on this tour is Athens, Georgia and a new album from Lily Dabbs. I don’t know anything about her, but I really like this self-titled record that came out on the 25th of July. I just found it because I always go through new americana releases on bandcamp and listen to them (if I like the cover art). Her beautiful timeless voice instantly grabbed my attention and soon I discovered she was also able to write really good songs. Here’s one of them called Nowhere Road.
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.