Songs of 2015

I’ve heard quite a few good new songs this year…not all “new” in the sense of being just-released, but at least new to me.  Some of them…

Della Mae is an all-female bluegrass-oriented group.  Their songs include Hounds (inspired by Francis Thompson’s poem ‘The Hound of Heaven’),  Some Roads Lead On,  Heaven’s Gate, and  To Ohio.

Reflections from the beyond of an Irish immigrant who fought in both the American Civil War and at Little Big Horn: Mick Ryan’s Lament, sung here by John Sheahan, Jane, & Shane.

From Tom Russell’s new album: The Rose of Roscrae and When the Wolves No Longer Sing.  (I’ve written about some of Tom’s earlier work here)

Laura Orshaw: Guitar Man

I heard this sequence of songs on the radio while driving home one foggy night:

John Prine, Clay Pigeons

Larry Campbell & Teresa Williams,  Midnight Highway

Jason Isbell,  Hudson Commodore

Nanci Griffith,  Waiting on a Dark Eyed Girl  (can’t find Nanci’s version online, the link goes to one by Kevin Welch)


3 thoughts on “Songs of 2015”

  1. I listened to every one. Thanks.
    Della Mae: Hounds was a nice piece. And I liked Laura Orshaw: Guitar Man. I also liked Larry Campbell & Teresa Williams: Midnight Highway. Dark Eyed Girl was good too, I would like to have heard Nanci Griffith’s version.

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