VERY OWN LAUREN FINCHAM will be a featured performer at the North
American Folk Alliance convention in San Diego February 27. We're
prouder than proud!
AUGUSTINE: Matchbox Twenty Essential Bruce Springsteen Barenaked
CARPENTER: 1. Mofro's Blackwater 2. I've been replaying classic
Steely Dan alot at home and Rush most often in the car. 3. As far
as new music, I think Jet's new CD rocks!!!!
COHAN: I have listened to a lot of music this year but right now,
in my CD player I have Boney James,a little taste of jazz David
Demordaunt,a progresive rock artist from California- and Brahms
Quartet No. 1, Op. 51, this old classical guy from Germany.
DAAB: My faves are 1. Liz Phair's 2003 eponymous CD and 2. Smash
Mouth's "Get the Picture," which Jen actually bought.
We both like 3. Cold Play "Live 2003."
DAVID: To my surprise, one of my favorites was an oldie goldie,
Fleetwood Mac's Rumours. Still to this day one of my favorites.
Two other favorites.... Gary Smalley's CD (God it makes me smile
and cry at the same time) and we listened a bunch to the (cassette)
that Richard has of the Blind Date thing that you did several years
back. Love it!
DIETZ: 1. A Perfect Circle - Thirteen 2. Audioslave 3. Miles Davis
- Kind of Blue
DURHAM: 1.David Crowder Band- Can You Hear Us? 2.Mercy Me- Spoken
For 3. Ten Shekel Shirt - Much 4. Bebo Norman - Myself When I Am
FINCHAM: These artists took me over the most this year. 1. Johnny
Darrell 2. Neko Case 3. BR549 4. The Blind Boys of Alabama 5. Ester
HARTMANN: 1.Chevelle 2. Disturbed 3. Queens of the Stone Age
HARTMANN: Iris Dement - My Life
Baaba Maal - Missing You
Jack Johnson - Brushfire Fairytails
HAYES: 1. Bonnaroo--the live concert tapes. Bought in Dec. 2002
and It FINALLY came out of my travel/car CD collection in October
:) 2. Sound Tribe Sector 9--Jam band rhythms, with an electronica
vibe. Totally Chill. Originally from the Atl/Athens are, but mainly
play out west. Website: www.sts9.com 3. Liz Phair--I've always been
a fan and many of her fans were unhappy that she was going "pop",
but she's still saying "fuck" in all her songs so I think
the album's ok.
KING : 1. Johnny Cash and Bob Dylan, recording around 1968 I think,
around the time Dylan appeared on Cash's TV show. Great
stuff. Especially "Threw It All Away" by Dylan and "That's
Alright Mama" with Carl Perkins on lead guitar. 2. The Offspring
3. Kelly Osbourne
KOZLOWSKI: 1. Stereophonics - Maybe Tommorow 2. The Roots - The
Seed (2.0) 3. Joe Strummer - Redemption Song yeah, I know, a cover,
but its damn good!
LAMARCO: 1. Tom Petty- The Last DJ
2. Sam Bush and David Grisman- Sam & Dave, Hold on We're Strummin'
LUKKARILA: This year I mostly listened to the late Raymond Scott-
the man who inadvertently composed some of the best cartoon music
ever! Just ask Bugs Bunny.
MAIRS: I don't buy music. Like potato chips, I can't just eat one
so I skip the whole thing. My other half devours CD's. Some new
favorites include the Dave Mathews solo effort, Annie Lenox latest
and Coldplay. Does this ring any bells?
CHRIS MCFALL: 1.Tim Easton - Don't Break Your Mothers Heart 2.Richard
Fontaine - Post & Wire 3.Drive-By-Truckers - Decloration Day
MOORE: 1. Southern Culture on the Skids - Liquored Up and Lacquered
Down. 2. Crowded House - Woodface. 3. Elastica - Elastica.
PEAK: This year I discovered older music that I somehow missed out
on the first time around such as the early nineties band That Dog,
the Willie Nelson classic Redheaded Stranger, the wonderful Neko Case
and the bizarrely captivating and haunting Jandek. New schtuff this
year that got my attention was Lucinda Williams's World Without Tears,
Carla Bozulich's own version of Willie's Redheaded Stranger, and the
PEARSALL: I really plugged into little Derek Trucks this year. And
also pulled up some oldies from the apple store..Joe Walsh, Little
Feat, Ry Cooder... I guess a bit of a slide guitar theme. Also
went back through a bunch of Warren Zevon stuff.
POINTEAU: 1. Holly Golightly (Truly she is none other, 2003) 2. Where
the Girls are # 5 - a decade of columbia femme pop
ROBERTS: 1. Al Greeen....."I Can't Stop"
Steve Winwood....."About Time"
Dan Fogelberg....."Full Circle"
ROGGINGER: NPR. Except during pledge drives or the many times they're
not on the air. Then I'll plug in the iPod and put on some Tom Waits
("Blood Money", "Alice") or any Velvet Underground.
ROWAN: In 2003, I probably listened most often to Clannad and Dead
My picks are: 1. The Telluride sessions-Strength in Numbers W/ Jerry
Douglas, Sam Bush, Edgar Myer, Bela Fleck & Co 2. Word
of Mouth-Jaco's Big Band Revisited W/ Victor Wooten, Victor Bailey,
Marcus Miller and every other great bass player in the world.
SILVA: My collection was vastly improved last year by the addition
of the 1) Kill Bill Soundtrack 2) Groove Armada's Love Box 3) Goodbye,
Babylon (pre-war gospel
collection avail at dust-digital.com)v
CRAIG SPIRKO: 1. Love-Forever Changes. Haven't listened
to this in years, kept playing it month after month. Amazing. I didn't
realize it 10 years ago, but this is what I wanted Simplicity to be.
2. Elvis Presley-How Great Thou Art. Elvis' gospel music is often
overlooked, especially by the impious such as myself. Once you let
it in the door, this is simply stunning. America's greatest rock 'n'
roll singer creates his only concept album and does for gospel what
he does with all of popular music: meld the disparate strains and
avenues of American music into the intertwined whole it always was.
The true Melting Pot, and lots of soul. The stand-up bass player is
amazing, too. 3. The Band-Rock of Ages. One of the best live rock
'n' roll albums ever. Panoramic. Hi-point: Levon's vocal on "Don't
STATELLA: 1) Sixpence None the Richer, "Divine Discontent"
2) Arvo Part (umlaut over the a in Part...can't find it!)," Te
THAMES: 1. The Allman Brothers Band, "Hittin' the Note."
Their best work since Eat A Peach...probably because Betts is no longer
stirring up trouble in the band.
2. "Luvplanet" the self titled release by guitarist Mark
McGee (Gregg Allman and Friends), Nicole Sutton, and Katie Schuch.
Amazing harmonies and incredible searing guitar. 3. Herbie Mann "Push
Push." Re-released with Duane's guitar brought up in the original
mix. Classic soul and astonishing early Duane Allman guitar work.
Wow, I just realized that I select my music today, in much the same
way I did in the late 60's and early 70's...anyone who worked with
the Allmans deserves a listen.
WALKER: 1.'I'm Only Happy When It Rains' 2. Short of that,
I visited the past with endless repeats from Handell's Messiah: 'Thou
Shalt Break Them' last, but not least: 3. The theme from 'CANDY' (which
includes 'Child of the Universe', by The Byrds). I play the last 10
minutes of my CANDY DVD over and over, endlessly, possibly excessive.
May need help! Why isn't that movie a cult hit by now? In case you
don't feel like subjecting yourself to that movie, just listen to
'Child of the Universe' (but you'll miss out on the surrealistic ending,
which is really the only good part of the movie). The Byrds sound
better in the movie than they do on the original album.