Year 2011 Round Up Part 2: Jason Isbell, Austin Lucas, Lauderdale, Brown Bird

Continuing with the highlights of the year 2011. I started with the unhurried side of music (like Slowcoustic describes it). Now I’m kicking it up a a tiny notch, but the quality remains equally high. Still very much in the folk, country and americana zone, but don’t worry. Some pop hits will be coming up as well (even though that “finnish pop site” slogan is getting a little questionable these days). Like previously mentioned. The full best songs/albums/reissues lists coming up late december. Without further pointless crap. Here’s again four great songs from the year 2011.

Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit: Alabama Pines

Austin Lucas: Thunder Rail

Lauderdale: Stars Fell

Brown Bird: Bilgewater

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Joe Algeri & The Sugarbrits – Merry Christmas (around the world)

The countdown for Christmas has officially begun, because Joe Algeri’s yearly Christmas song is out and available. The writer of the (should-be) legendary holiday tunes Chris Hillman Christmas and I Saw Santa With A Gun is back with a new song entitled Merry Christmas (around the world). This time the song has a Finnish ingredient as well, because Joe recruited The Sugarrush boys Andy, Coma and Paati to the task. The other guests on this international pop christmas are Lars Brusell (Sweden), Terry Munslow-Davies (Australia) and Joe’s Britannicas colleague Herb Eimerman (USA).

Oh and there’s another international pop hit that should have gotten its own blog post a week or two ago, but I was too busy with the day job. Joe Algeri and Herb Eimerman are also behind this along with the power pop wizard Dom Mariani (DM3, Stems, Someloves) and Stefan Johansson. Their name is Green Beatles and The Basement is the name of this stunning pop song.

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