FolkAlley.com's Jim Blum released his "Top Picks of the Year" on December 17, 2012. Adorning the top of the list, glows one of the Quicksilver Calvalcade, I Draw Slow's Redhills release. Thanks to Folk Alley and Jim for taking note of our fierce Irish songsmiths. If you're looking for last minute stocking stuffers, listen to Redhills here and pick up a copy here.
Here is the full review:
Some new albums jump out at you, others grow on you. The following collection represents my observations after sampling hundreds of submissions over the year. Though Folk Alley's mission is to provide a healthy mix of many styles, these selections were based on individual merit only. In most cases, multiple songs from each release were chosen for rotation (an obvious indicator). Other factors included originality, technique, poetry, arrangement, performance, and frankly, flair. These are my picks for 2012, in order.1.) I Draw Slow - Redhills... Read More