50 Songs of 2009 (1 of 2)

Date December 15, 2009

(photo by Johannes G.) As I did last year, I’ve decided to cap off 2009 by offering my top 50 songs of the year (in two parts). These are the tried-and-true songs that have stuck with me throughout this past year filling my days with joy and my mix CDs with, uh… songs. These are [...]

I made a 2009 mix!

Date July 3, 2009

This is a mix I made of songs from this year that I like. Some of these songs you’ve probably heard, some you might not have. It should fit nicely on a CD and comes embedded with some awesomely patriotic album art (that’s a real, non-photoshopped image by the way). Download the mix below and [...]

Anni Rossi – Rockwell

Date April 2, 2009

It’s been about two and half years since my first post about Anni Rossi, Chicago singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist extraordinaire, on a tip from Shearwater drummer, Thor Harris. Since then Anni has really become a rising star. She has signed to 4AD records (Beirut, The Mountain Goats, TV on the Radio), released her debut album Rockwell, last month [...]

Anni Rossi

Date September 20, 2006

In the Shearwater interview that I posted a couple days ago the band’s drummer mentioned that an artist he was listening to named Anni Ross from Chicago, who “plays viola and sings these strange sort of fragile songs”. I was intrigued so I visited her myspace and downloaded a few of her songs. One thing [...]