2018: Cerebrum Cerebellum Songs

A few years ago I started keeping an ongoing folder on my computer of the songs, both old and new, that made an impression on me that year.  Basically, my favorite songs of the year, which I’ve continued doing every year since.  In 2018 (as usual) it’s a pretty big list.  But, if I had…

Cabinet of Obscurities: The Hilltops – “Holler”

An occasional feature showcasing excellent music by little-known artists who (generally) only put out one or two albums. This one is unique, as I’ve never owned the actual album or even seen the cover. I’ve never seen it for sale on ebay, or anywhere else on the Internet. So, yeah, it’s pretty obscure – but Holler,…

Cabinet of Obscurites: “Rock & Roll Summer Camp 98”

An occasional feature showcasing excellent music by little-known artists who (generally) only put out one or two albums. It’s raucous. It’s communal. It’s a rock n’ roll summer camp! Back in the 1990s, Chris Hudson, cousin of Americana/roots band Blue Mountain’s leader Cary Hudson, had a small record label called Black Dog. In the summer of…

Cary Hudson: “Town and Country”

I’ve been following Cary Hudson’s music since his days with Blue Mountain in the 90’s (I was a bit of a rabid Blue Mountain fan). The backwoods troubadour and raconteur has a new one out, suitable for the town and the country (but mostly the country). One of my favorite releases of the year so…