Best 25 songs of 2011 according to Egil

Repost – Still proud of my 25 best songs from last year.. Great music!
Gillian Welch gets 2.. because she delivers this years greates new album..
(btw – best “released” album this year is off course “The Rolling Stones – The Brussels Affair”)
Here is this year’s greatest song:

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  1. Gillian Welch – Tennessee
  2. Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit – Codeine
  3. Ryan Adams – Come Home
  4. Wilco – One Sunday Morning
  5. Drive-By Truckers – Go-Go Boots
  6. Hayes Carll – Hide Me
  7. Charles Bradley – The World (Is Going Up In Flames)
  8. Tom Waits – Chicago
  9. Gillian Welch – The Way It Goes
  10. The Deep Dark Woods – The Place I Left Behind
  11. Dave Alvin – Johnny Ace Is Dead
  12. Josh T Pearson – Country Dumb
  13. Robert Earl Keen – Soul Of Man
  14. Feist – Graveyard
  15. Gregg Allman – Devil Got My Woman
  16. Deadman – Till The Morning Comes
  17. PJ Harvey – In Dark Places
  18. Lucinda Williams – Copenhagen
  19. White Denim – Street Joy
  20. The Black Keyes – Lonely Boy
  21. The Damn Quails – Midnight Swagger
  22. Joe Ely – Not That Much Has Changed
  23. The Decemberists – June Hymn
  24. John Hiatt – Hold On For Your Love
  25. The Civil Wars – Poison & Wine
Most of the songs are on Spotify -> Best songs of 2011

-Egil

Today: Jim Dickinson passed away 3 years ago

“(Jim Dickinson is)…. that magical musical maestro from Memphis….   he was the kind of guy you could call to play piano, fix a tractor, or make red cole slaw from scratch.”
-Bob Dylan

From Wikipedia:

James Luther “Jim” Dickinson (November 15, 1941 – August 15, 2009) was an American record producer, pianist, and singer who fronted, among others, the Memphis based band, Mudboy & The Neutrons.

Some highlights:

Introducing himself – from www.artistshousemusic.org:

Down in Mississippi:

Album of the day: James Luther Dickinson – Dixie Fried:

Read about the album @ allmusic: Dixie Fried

More August-15:

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Photo special: Willis Earl Beal Oya Festival 2012

Willis Earl Beal’s 2012 album Acousmatic Sorcery is a somewhat special album, and not that easy to like at first go, but it’s a grower. That said, the live show is very different, his voice is so much more prominent live, and what a fabulous voice it is!

The concert at Oya was a real eye opener for me, now I can fully appreciate his talent, and the album became so much more after i saw the live performance.

The picture are a little bit higher in resolution if you click on them, and if you are really interested I have them in real high-def of course, fell free to contact us for copies.

What a fantastic new artist!

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Video of the day: Trampled by Turtles covers My Morning Jacket’s Wonderful (the way I feel)

Today we give you a Fantastic cover version!

Recorded in a hotel room in upstate NY, July 21st 2012, by Trampled by Turtles, “Wonderful (The Way I Feel)” off My Morning Jacket’s record ‘Circuital’

Best @ Øyafestivalen 2012 day4

    • CHARLES BRADLEY AND HIS EXTRAORDINAIRES
      This is our third CB concert this summer… all 3 have been GREAT. I would have preferred Vika @ 21:00.. but he nailed it at the Enga stage in the sunlight as well. His “Soul scream” was in perfect shape… setlist was pretty much built around “No Time For Dreamin” & Neil Young’s “Heart of Gold”. Lot of Love, Heart, Compassion… and wonderful southern soul groove. What a good band he has with him on this tour!Hugs were available after the concert.. and this time we grabbed the opportunity.
      Best songs: Why is it so Hard,  No Time for Dreaming & Golden Rule.
      The BEST concert at Øyafestivalen 2012.
    • FIRST AID KIT
      Klara & Johanna Söderberg sang their wonderful harmonies in the sunshine…. and everyone (at least as far as I could observe) smiled & sang back.. Lovely Americana with some great songs (Emmylou & The Lion’s Roar). I also really liked the Fever Ray cover, When I Grow Up (Hallgeir).

First Aid Kit:

  • SWEDEN
    In spite of their name they are from Norway and they are good! Strong songs and their own style, not “just another indie band”. Looking forward to follow them.

Sweden:

  • THE WAR ON DRUGS
    Nice concert. TWOD (silly name btw) plays their dreamy, guitar based Americana indie. Adam Granduciel is more of a songwriter & guitar player.. than a great singer in my book (Egil). The Highlight of their concert was Come to the City. They drew a fairly large audience and it was a pleasant early afternoon concert.
  • ODD NORDSTOGA
    I really liked his sweet songs and it was a good start of the last day at the Oyafestival.
  • BEST COAST
    I like Best Coast but this was not a very good concert for them, not bad, but a bit bland, it looked like the band didn’t care and it rubbed off on the audience. Too bad, I was looking forward to their show. I like them much better on record than live, at least if this show represents what Best Coast can do live.

– Egil & Hallgeir @ Øyafestivalen 2012

Focusing on Bob Dylan & related music