This year, we continue our November tradition of surveying folks across the Texas/Red Dirt/Americana genres about a musical topic they are thankful for. This year, we asked folks: what song, album or artist are you most thankful for this past year? Not necessarily what their favorite record was, but which one were they most thankful for. It could be a new record, or maybe an an older project they’re just now discovering (or re-discovering). As always, the answers are varied, insightful and, yes, ripe with gratitude. Please leave the artists, songs or albums that resonated with you this past year in the comments section.
Dan Adams, singer/songwriter
“Closed Hand, Full Of Friends” by Foy Vance. After 10 years in Nashville, I made the decision to move to Austin this year because I wanted to be in the epicenter of the kind of music I love to write and perform. This is a song about moving to a new place, and being full of hope for the fresh start….leaving behind the negative things, holding onto and taking with you the friendships you made, and starting over with renewed purpose and drive. I’m thankful for this song because it really resonated with me this year.
Chris Allbright, singer/songwriter
I found a strong appreciation for Jason Boland’s song, “See You When I See You” off of the Dark and Dirty Mile album he released this year. This song hit close to home for me as I downloaded this album two days before … Keep Reading