Best-of-Year Lists Blog

My ears gravitated towards these 13 cuts during 2011….the only guide line for choosing these cuts was…I had to stop what I was doing or crank up the volume (or both) when I heard them.  Here they are in no certain order.

Lenny Kravitz/Stand

My Morning Jacket/You Wanna Freak

Laura Marling/Sophia

Rachael Yamagata/Starlight

Ben Sollee/Electrified

Star Anna/Wolves In Disguise

The Black Keys/Little Black Submarines

Tedeschi Trucks Band/Love Has Something Else To Say

The Jayhawks/Pouring Rain At Dawn

Dawes/A Little Bit Of Everything

Honorable Mention…

Kathleen Edwards/Change The Sheets

City And Colour/Weightless

Beth Hart And Joe Bonamassa/Well Well

Here’s hoping you have a Happy and Safe New Year…Have Fun….Duke