Every month I put together a list of the recordings I’ve been listening to most over the past few weeks. Here’s my list for January 2012. I’ve played multiple songs from each of these CDs on my radio show, Ramblers’ Retreat.
- Blink: Blink (Norway / Denmark / Sweden / Finland)
Blink put out their debut album last year, and it’s a world-class collection of traditional and original Nordic tunes with some stellar arrangements. This album was on last month’s list.
- Downtown Ramblers: On The Other Side Of The City (Sweden)
Downtown Ramblers is an impressive bluegrass band from Sweden, and they’ve put together a very nice collection of original compositions.
- Wylie & The Wild West: Rocketbuster (Montana)
I’ve mentioned Wylie & The Wild West often on this blog; Rocketbuster is the first 2012 release to make the list.
- Hal Cannon: Hal Cannon (Utah)
Hal Cannon was also on last month’s list; I wrote a review of this CD for RootsWorld magazine.
- Jen Hajj: Orn-I-Tho-Lo-Gie (Utah)
Jen Hajj’s new collection of songs about birds runs a big emotional gamut, much bigger than one might expect from a collection of songs about birds.
Downtown Ramblers: “I’ll Go”