I went through all the videos from bands and artists that performed on my show this year and was blown away by all the great memories!
One I will remember for the rest of my life was THE DOOBIE BROTHERS asking me to sing BLACK WATER. In the middle of the performance! Unreal. Thank god I was basically in key…or this would not be the first video in my Best of 2011!
This Nashville based band put out one of my favorite albums in 2011. I had the pleasure of having them perform this track LOST BOY on my show. Pick up a copy of THE APACHE RELAY album AMERICAN NOMAD today at Grimey’s New & Preloved Music.
How about getting THE CIVIL WARS on my show! Such a pleasure getting this intimate performance of BARTON HOLLOW from Joy Williams and John Paul White. Life is good!
When NICKEL CREEK said, farewell for now, we all knew we would get some superb music from the gang, as they explored solo projects and new groups. Chris Thile seems to really be enjoying himself here with his new band, THE PUNCH BROTHERS. This recording is coming from two room mics. Simply amazing.
MOON TAXI – I love this Nashville band. It’s been so much fun watching them grow into the stars they have yet to become. Their new album CABARET drops in the beginning of February. 2012 will be the year of MOON TAXI!
I guess for now, this will be a top 5 but there are dozens more. This link will take you to the beginning of the year on our youtube page.
It’s Lightning 100′s Lt. Dan and I wish I could share these videos with the whole world! Well, I kind of am aren’t I? You know what I mean, right? Anyhow, I just discovered three videos from my show that I think will blow you away.
This is a video of Chris Thile’s band, “The Punch Brothers”. They are tremendously talented musicians. I love how the stand up bass sounds in the mix. They brought their own mic’s too, which didn’t work as well for the interview portion, but sound great with the instruments.
This is Abigail Washburn. She is a Nashville based musician (married to Bela Fleck) that has a really interesting story. After a disappointing trip to China, she became inspired to return and soak in the culture. It led her to learn the language and she almost went to law school there. Instead she’s been on a musical adventure and just released her third full length studio effort. It’s her first album without any Chinese lyrics. She worked with former, “Tommy and the Whale” songwriter, Kai Welch. I really enjoyed having them on the show and think the video turned out great.
Here is a video of Nashville based band, “The Apache Relay”. This song is on their forthcoming album, “American Nomad”. These guys are definitely on their way to big things. Their friendship with, “Mumford and Sons”, isn’t going to hurt them either. The album comes out next month and they also have an in-store at Grimey’s in the near future.