Friday, January 6, 2012

Best of 2011

For anyone who says music isn't as good as it used to be, I say you are not listening to the right stuff. There was a lot of great music made in 2011, both live and in the studio. Here's the best of what I saw and listened to. Please feel free to share your lists as well. It's more fun when you do

Best Narrows shows 2011(in no particular order)
Justin Townes Earle
Lake St. Dive
Dave Alvin
Rosanne Cash
Bruce Cockburn
Christian Scott
Leo Kottke
The Wood Brothers
7 Walkers
Rodney Crowell
David Johansen

Other Live shows that blew me away
Wilco at Wang Center sound and band were incredible
Kris Kristofferson and Merle Haggard at Hardly Strictly Bluegrass
Peace Love and Twang at Great American Music Hall featured Buddy Miller, Ryan Bingham, Jim Lauderdale, Steve Earle and Preservation Hall Jazz Band

Best Albums of 2011(no particular order)
Tedeschi Trucks-Revelator
Shelby Lynne -Revelation Road
Justin Townes Earle-Harlem River Blues
Wilco-The Whole Love
Eilen Jewell-Queen of the Minor Key
Gillian Welch-The Harrow and The Harvest
Lake St. Dive
Amy Black-One Time
Tom Waits-Bad as Me
Dave Alvin Eleven Eleven

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