The long-time singer songwriter takes an artesian's approach to his new album "Secondhand Smoke' crafting each song himself, playing most of the instruments, using his years of songwriting experience to create modern folk music that is instantly relatable.
"Softly, tenderly, using delicate voices," those are the final words on the new album "Tides of a Teardrop" and it's an apt description of the Chapel Hill NC band's approach to these songs that deal with loss, grief and ultimately comfort.
After recording most of the songs for his landmark 1974 album, "Blood on the Tracks" Dylan was ready to release it but suddenly changed his mind and re-recorded much of it. Those original recordings are now released for the first time on "More Blood, More Tracks: The Bootleg Series Volume 14."
Almost one year to the day after he shockingly passed away, "An American Treasure" bridges the gaps between the six cd box set "Playback" released in 1995 with four more discs of previously unreleased material.
The acoustic blues great's last seven releases have been tribute albums to some of the greatest old-time bluesmen, now she's starting on the women. "A Woman's Soul: A Tribute to Bessie Smith" is the first of a series she will dedicate to the women of the blues.
The third solo album from the leader of My Morning Jacket has a title that perfectly describes it. "Uniform Distortion" is a collection of guitar ready rockers about the digital age and it's darker side.