Among my favorite ten picks for this year are releases by The Rifters and Madeleine Peyroux, so let's see them in performance here....
Amazing albums were released this year - powerhouse works by Adele, Arcade Fire, Beirut, Bon Iver, Burlap to Cashmere, Coldplay - as well as great albums by Brett Dennen (fun!), Feist, Fleet Foxes, Gomez, Lisa Hannigan, Mumford & Sons, Paul Simon, and more! All of these should lead a list of favorites of 2011.
These two stunning albums are from artists that stopped me in my tracks; not only with their recorded projects, but their live performances as well...
Coming home for two bright lights with ties to our own backyard- Driftwood Fire and Chuck Pyle.
So many great artists and so many great projects, but these two are very special ones -- one old, one new.