Slobberbone’s hard-driving rock sound softened with a whiff of country twang is just what I needed to re-acclimate to the U.S. after seven months in South America.
This playlist includes some of the tracks I listened to on the flight back to California after spending seven months abroad in South America. Not surprisingly, I found myself daydreaming about home.
It is difficult to write about any aspect of Chilean culture without making reference to the dictatorship of Augusto Pinochet. And so it is with music. This post features bands I learned about while spending six months in Chile.
Seeing the Chilean cover band was like taking a university course on Pink Floyd. I was stunned how thin my knowledge was of the foundational rock band.
For the Uruguayans, the Stones’ first-ever concert in Uruguay was about more than the music.
Prior to the REC festival, my knowledge of Latin American music could be summed up in three words: Miami Sound Machine. The weekend was a musical education.
My latest musical obsession is Lucero, a band from Memphis that has been around since the early 2000s but that I discovered only recently.
I have always been a Neil Young fan, but this record gave me an entirely new appreciation of his artistry and place in the rock canon.
This Old, New, Borrowed and Blue set features Cory Branan, the Wood Brothers, Shovels & Rope and John Fullbright.
If you are stuck in a musical rut, check out Shinyribs. Their eclectic blend of sounds will surely light up some portion of your auditory cortex.