Hammel’s Top Albums of 2010

Mumford & Sons – Sigh No More

The Tallest Man On Earth – The Wild Hunt
Jonsi – Go
Aloe Blacc – Good Things
Lost In The Trees – All Alone In An Empty House
Delta Spirit – History From Below
Kanye West – My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy
Broken Social Scene – Forgiveness Rock Record
Horse Feathers – Thistled Spring & Drain You 45

Dr. Dog – Shame, Shame

The Arcade Fire – The Suburbs
Josh Ritter – So Runs The World Away
Big Boi – Sir Lucious Left Foot… The Son of Chico Dusty
Justin Vernon of Bon Iver – Broken Hearts & Dirty Windows: Songs of John Prine
The Black Keys – Brothers


12.12.09 – II – Done Djing

I really want to keep on this blog. Therefore, even though I just got off Djing after working at the station today… here is my post. I want it to kind of flow from the first one. Let me preface this by saying that I don’t ONLY love singer-songwriters and these posts will move forward to bands and rap and anything else. That said, here’s another wonderful singer-songwriter. Haha! Actually, I will introduce a wonderful band from Portland, OR too. First though, this cat is from Chicago, IL and goes by the name Joe Pug. I don’t know any other way of saying it better than Dylanesque. This kid is deep and writing about things that are rarely thought about by guys our age. Last time I saw him play was at the legendary Bluebird Cafe here in town. It was part of Next Big Nashville, a festival here started by Jason Moon Wilkins. It’s expanding each year and put on one of the best shows I’ve ever seen. It was Cory Branan (see first post), Joe Pug, & Carl Broemel (the guitar player from My Morning Jacket). I saw Joe at Bonnaroo
and first
caught him at The Basement with a band called ‘Horse Feathers’.
I was there to see
them and couldn’t wait. They’re like an Iron & Wine with
heavy strings. So beautiful and
intricate, yet simple. They have two albums
out and I recommend both! Def. recommend
‘House With No Home’. Kill
Rock Stars is a great label! Anyways, Joe opened for them
and I was nailed
to the seat. Such detailed stories. I felt like he had actually been a

character in each point of view he wrote from. Horse Feathers were
wonderful too, but Joe sucker punched me with his songs. So I’m going
to shut up now and here’s a video from each…
  Ok… two from Joe Pug :)

Joe Pug – How Good You Are
Joe Pug – Hymn 101

I mean, “the more i buy the more i’m bought – the more i’m bought the less
i cost.” RIDICULOUS!
Horse Feathers – Rude To Rile

All these HearYa.com session videos are fantastic!’


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