1. Elephant Revival, These Changing Skies (Itz Evolving) 2. Aoife O'Donovan, Fossils (Yep Roc) 3. Kelly Willis & Bruce Robison, Cheaters Game (Preminum) 4. Sarah Jarosz, Build Me Up From Bones (Sugar Hill) 5. Yarn, Shine the Light On (Self) 6. The Greencards, Sweetheart of the Sun (Darling Street) 7. Jason Isbell, Southeastern (Southeastern) 8. Della Mae, This World Oft Can Be (Rounder) 9. Steve Martin & Edie Brickell, Love Has Come For You (Rounder) 10. Nora Jane Struthers & the Party Line, Carnival (Blue Pig)
It should be no secret by now that I’m quite the music fan, so when Vicky asked me to participate in this year’s Top 10 list, it felt like a no-brainer. The truth is though, I’m simply not as exposed to all the new releases in quite the same way as our amazing DJs. So, we came up with a compromise: two albums that pulled me in and refused to let go, and eight other stuffs that caught my attention.
G.T.'S TOP TEN RELEASES, AND RE-RELEASES OF 2013(in no particular order, off the top of what's left of my head. So many fine choices, so little time...or space!)
1)WINGS OVER AMERICA-WINGS (CAPITOL/MPL) (1976)A re-mastered, elongated re-issue of Macca's triumphant '76 tour, sounding better, and more surprisingly "rockier" than I remembered. By way of but one example, check out the late lil' Jimmy McCullough's sizzling guitar work on his ironically-entitled composition "Medicine Jar".