Favorites of 2020

Avoiding all the cliches about how awful 2020 has been is difficult when compiling a list such as this. Or really just looking back at the past 12 months in any capacity. It’s unprecedented in so many respects, but particularly from the arts perspective. Concerts shut down. Venues closed. Movie theaters shuttered. Yet, as they will always do, artists found a way. And that way for musicians was to keep plugging along. Sure they couldn’t perform and play in the traditional manner, but they kept grinding. Live streams and album releases kept the music going until they could be joined

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Our Favorites of 2019

These are the albums, songs and artists that shaped our 2019.  We call it favorites, because best is so subjective. These moved our needle, but perhaps you have other favorites…please drop them in the comments so people can discover them.   ALBUMS  Austin Meade – Waves Amped up follow-up to Meade’s debut LP, this collection picks up the Ragweed-esque torch and burns the joint to the ground.  Centered around Meade’s solid songwriting, but driven by the best riffs of the year. This is a windows down, speed up jammer. Chris Knight – Almost Daylight It would be hard for Chris Knight

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