Acoustic Brunch Best of 2010: Show 2 of 2
How do we find great new music?
There are many different methods for finding tunes. We all use them. The internet has made it really easy to get a hold of the best quickly. In Radio there are a few ‘tricks’ and ‘resources’ and a huge network of like minded music freaks that know ten times what you know but the thing is, it’s not complex or magical, hidden in the ether or pulled from a mystical waterfall. We dig and dig, listen, listen, listen and dig some more and then listen some more. We listen to everything and anything that even looks like it might be just the treasure we are digging for and many times to things that don’t. Then one day, there it is. That gold of a song that becomes a favorite.
Here are a few of my resources. Places I go to find great new music.
Michelle’s desk ( CD deliveries from the music labels)
Rolling Stone Mag
Strangers Almanac ( online)
Web sites of favorite recording houses such as ‘Red House, Rounder, nonesuch, Capitol, RCA ‘ etc… sometimes you will find that you are drawn to one or a few ‘houses’ more than the rest- follow them and listen to what they pick up. You will find that information on the CD package. **I follow producers and specific musicians as well.
Favorite artists web sites ( keep up on the latest news for each and when that next great album is coming out)
Pandora or Genius or whichever system you use.
Amazon makes some good recommendations too.
Compilation CD’s & Soundtracks
The lesser known acts at music festivals.
You see, its pretty investigative really, following clues. But always a good deal of fun in the process. Mostly, I love getting to share found treasures with you on our Sunday Mornings.
The following is the playlist from show 2 of 2 of the Best of the Best of the Sunday Brunch 2010. Enjoy the albums, find your own favorites, explore and discover new CD’s and musicians. It is a constant source of inspiration. Support them and encourage them. We are better- life is better for their existence.
The Avett Brothers- I and Love and You
I and Love and You
Head Full of Doubt/Road Full of Promise
Ten Thousand Words
I’ll With Want
Incomplete and Insecure
Patty Griffin- Downtown Church
House of Gold
If I Had My Way
Never Grow Old
Come Home To Me
Jackson Browne & David Lindley- Strange Love/ En Vivo Con Tino
Call It a Loan
The Crow on the Cradle
Your Bright Baby Blues
Jakob Dylan- Women & Country
Nothing But the Whole Wide World
Truth for a Truth
Tift Merrit- See You On The Moon
The Things That Everybody Does
See You on The Moon
Punch Brothers- Antifogmatic
This is the Song
Joe Pug- Messenger
The Sharpest Crown
How Good You Are
Darrell Scott- A Crooked Road
A Crooked Road
The Open Door
Natalie Merchant- Leave your Sleep
Nursery Rhyme of Innocence and Experience
Justin Townes Earle- Harlem River Blues
One More Night in Brooklyn
Josh Ritter- So Runs The World Away
Clare Burson- Silver and Ash
The Only Way
Crooked Still- Some Strange Country
Sometimes in this Country
Joe Firstman- El Porto
Marlene and her Sisters
Storyhill- Shade of the Trees
Well of Sorrow
Laura Marling- I Speak Because I Can
Broken Hearts & Dirty Windows- Songs of John Prine
Josh Ritter- Mexican Home
Justin Townes Earle- Far From Me
Ben Bullington- Satisfaction Garage