American Beauty – Grateful Dead

For my first Flashback Friday of the year, I thought I’d kick it off with one of my favorites. In 1970 Grateful Dead made their fifth studio album American Beauty. Still, on the stream of country and folk rock from their previous album, Workingman’s Dead, the album is filled with soft swinging vocals and acoustic instruments. Let’s take a look. The Vocals: The vocals on … Continue reading American Beauty – Grateful Dead

Live from the Ryman – Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit

  Jason Isbell is a four time grammy winner, a soon-to be Oscar nominee, and one of the most prolific country songwriter’s around. Pretty impressive right? Well, the impressive fact is that the majority people outside of the country genre have no idea who he is. Isbell has gained popularity in recent weeks, because of his work on the soundtrack for Bradley Cooper’s film, A … Continue reading Live from the Ryman – Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit

God’s Favorite Customer – Father John Misty

Talk about dark…Jesus Christ! Josh Tillman, who goes by the stage name Father John Misty, has some twisted things to say on this album, that’s for sure. I have been meaning to get around to reviewing God’s Favorite Customer for a while now, but for some reason, every time I sit down and listen to it, I get depressed. This whole project is one man’s long … Continue reading God’s Favorite Customer – Father John Misty