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Easy Ed's Broadside

Exploring music without a map.

Since 2009, Ed has shared his thoughts on ND about music that touches him, and rambled hither and yon about what else is on his mind.

Easy Ed's Broadside

Exploring music without a map.

Since 2009, Ed has shared his thoughts on ND about music that touches him, and rambled hither and yon about what else is on his mind.

United States of Americana: New Tunes and Old Friends

I've a couple to point to: Scott McMahan, masterful songwriter from Nashville - his self-titled album was reviewed in No Depression in 2016, (http://nodepression.com/album-review/scott-mcmahans-masterful-debut) and hardly enough attention is paid to how great he is - here's a track from his album, he has a Patreon he is doing as well

Good call. 

Paul, thank you for the kind words. Just discovered this or I would've responded sooner. Hope you are well.

And then there is Courtney Marie Andrews, whose latest is May Your Kindness Remain released about two weeks ago - she is becoming a major talent. 

I can’t explain why but this album hasn’t hit me yet. Have tried three listens and maybe the fourth will pierce me. 

I have 4 of those on order.  We are going to see I'm With Her next week and I'd recommend them.

Been enjoying that one too. Saw them during their first mini-tour before they did the album and they’re great. 

My favorite artist that I saw this year for the first time is Max Gomez.  Here's an example of his simple charm.

Just added to my playlist. Thanks for sharing this. 

I love the Max Gomez and the Elsie LeGrow – thanks.   It is tough bring something new and compelling to a cover let alone a well worn classic.  

Recently, I’ve been digging the new Calexico album but two recent discoveries have been Anna Burch (previously with the group Frontier Ruckus) poppy debut album "Quit the Curse" and Red River Dialect’s mesmerizing new release “Broken Stay Open Sky”.  

The Kane and Gellert record is excellent, Kieran has done so many records I love with Kevin Welch and the various Dead Reckoners...the Caitlin Canty too...thanks Ed...I will be digging into some of the others here...Paul's recommend of  Scott McMahan is a good one as well...

So much good music here. Just loved the acoustic Birds of Chicago piece - with Steve Dawson! and Rhiannon Giddens!!

Ron