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top favourite music from 2017

17 Dec

Album

Melodrama by Lorde

EP

Now That the Light is Fading by Maggie Rogers

Songs

  1. Carin at the Liquor Store by The National
  2. Nouel by Laura Marling
  3. Glorious by Macklemore (feat. Skylar Grey)
  4. I Am California (feat. Gregory Alan Isakov) by John Craigie
  5. Patient Zero by Aimee Mann
  6. Slack Jaw by Sylvan Esso
  7. Best You Ever by Michelle Branch
  8. It’s a Shame by First Aid Kit
  9. White Noise by Ella Vos
  10. Mary by Big Thief

Concerts

  1. Michelle Branch at Slim’s in San Francisco, CA | 7.21.17
  2. Mandolin Orange at O.P. Rockwell in Park City, UT | 4.4.17
  3. Shook Twins at Urban Lounge in Salt Lake City, UT | 1.28.17
  4. John Elliott at Doc’s Lab in San Francisco, CA | 7.22.17
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one of us (can)not be wrong

27 Apr

This feels real MySpace-y/early 2000’s-ish. Not sure what the point is, but I’ve caved.

Guess which concert I haven’t been to? #theLIEfbgame

1. Paul McCartney

2. The Beach Boys

3. The Eagles

4. Eric Clapton

5. Elton John

6. Paul Simon

7. Backstreet Boys

8. Gregory Alan Isakov

9. Taylor Swift

10. Barry Manilow

11. Bon Iver

12. Vanessa Carlton

13. Shakira

14. Laura Marling

15. Mat Kearney

16. Kacey Musgraves

17. Chromeo

18. Brandi Carlile

19. Calvin Harris

20. Gwen Stefani

21. Jack’s Mannequin

22. The Fray

23. Mandolin Orange

24. Joshua Radin

25. U2

26. Shook Twins

27. Jack Johnson

28. John Butler Trio

29. The Piano Guys

30. Madi Diaz

31. Yeah Yeah Yeahs

32. Hellogoodbye

33. Lake Street Dive

34. Lord Huron

35. Harper Blynn

Answer: It’s Bon Iver. I really hope someday soon I get to see him play live.

top favourite music from 2016

7 Dec

Albums

  1. Gregory Alan Isakov with the Colorado Symphony by Gregory Alan Isakov
  2. 22, A Million by Bon Iver
  3. This Unruly Mess I’ve Made by Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
  4. You Want It Darker by Leonard Cohen
  5. La La La by Priscilla Ahn

Special Mention 

EP: Johannesburg by Mumford & Sons

Songs

  1. Drug Dealer (feat. Ariana DeBoo) by Macklemore
  2. Best Kept Secret by case/lang/veirs
  3. Ophelia by The Lumineers
  4. I Need a Forest Fire (feat. Bon Iver) by James Blake
  5. Call Me Out by Shook Twins
  6. Hell No by Ingrid Michaelson
  7. Side Pony by Lake Street Dive
  8. New York Is My Home by Dion & Paul Simon
  9. Nothing We’ve Seen Before by Kid Reverie (Unreleased)
  10. Keeping Your Head Up by Birdy

Concerts

  1. Gregory Alan Isakov with special guest, Ani DiFranco and Shook Twins | Morrison, CO | Red Rocks Amphitheatre (9.4.16)
  2. Gregory Alan Isakov and The Ghost Orchestra | Seattle, WA | The Showbox (8.6.16)
  3. Brandi Carlile | Park City, UT | Deer Valley Resort (8.13.16)
  4. Paul Simon | West Valley City, UT | Maverik Center (5.22.16)
  5. Mandolin Orange | Salt Lake City, UT | Kilby Court (2.13.16)
  6. Lake Street Dive with special guest, Gregory Alan Isakov | Red Butte Amphitheatre (8.14.16)
  7. Kacey Musgraves | Salt Lake City, UT | Red Butte Amphitheatre (9.8.16)

sounds of summer #tbt

27 Oct

It’s been 3 months since I played a show. 2 months since I played at an open mic. I’ve been reminded I need to get back to practicing and get back on the road.

top favourite music from 2015

28 Dec

Albums

  1. Liberman by Vanessa Carlton
  2. The Firewatcher’s Daughter by Brandi Carlile
  3. Just Kids by Mat Kearney
  4. 1989 by Ryan Adams
  5. Pageant Material by Kacey Musgraves

Songs

  1. Son by Sleeping at Last
  2. Sweet Nothing by Gabrielle Aplin
  3. Poison Tree by The Milk Carton Kids
  4. Fight Song by Rachel Platten
  5. She Used to Be Mine by Sara Bareilles

Special Mention

EP: Crescent St. Blues by Jake Klar

Favourite Found Artist: J Wagner

Concerts

  1. Brandi Carlile & Gregory Alan Isakov/Morrison, CO/Red Rocks Amphitheatre
  2. Gregory Alan Isakov/Salt Lake City, UT/The State Room
  3. The Piano Guys/Morrison, CO/Red Rocks Amphitheatre
  4. Chromeo/Salt Lake City, UT/Red Butte Garden
  5. Taylor Swift/Salt Lake City, UT/Energy Solutions Arena