Monday, December 29, 2014

Locals share their favorite music of 2014 Part 2

As we look back on 2014, Charlotteans weigh in on some of their favorite albums of the year.

First we have Tammy Greene who has been booking jazz concerts in the Southeast through Jazz Diva Entertainment for years. She currently brings Grammy award winning jazz artists to CPCC's Halton Theater and is involved in the Swing Jazz Series at Blumenthal, among many other things. 

Gretchen Parloto - Live in NYC
Pat Metheny Unity Group - Kin
Jimmy Greene - Beautiful Life
Nathan East - Nathan East
Raul Midon - Don't Hesitate
Chick Corea - Trilogy
Harvey Mason - Chameleon
Dianne Reeves - Beautiful Life
Jazz Funk Soul - Everette Harp, Chuck Loeb, and Jeff Lorber
Nick Colionne - Influences

Tom Calhoun - one of my favorite people on Twitter - describes himself as a pop culture fanatic, punk rocker, wannabe cartoonist, and former Pharaoh who occasionally posts dusty tidbits from the far corner of the attic at The Adventurer's Club ( He took a few suggestions from his sons Thomas and Phillip to complete his list, he says. 

Mikaela Davis - Fortune Teller
The Empty Hearts - The Empty Hearts
The Dollyrots - Barefoot and Pregnant
Michael Nesmith - Movies of the Mind
Alvvays - Alvvays
The Both - The Both
EMA - The Future's Void
East Indie Youth - Total Strife Forever
Death from Above 1979 - The Physical World
Run the Jewels - Run the Jewels 2

Dane Abernathy is a jack of all trades when it comes to music in Charlotte. He runs sound at The Milestone where he also sometimes records bands, does concert photography (check out his work here) and sings for the band HU/LK. His list previously appeared in "Crowdsurfer."

Run the Jewels - Run the Jewels 2
Warpaint - Warpaint
Andy the Doorbum - The Fool
Young and In the Way - When Life Comes to Death
Stepdad SS - Mad About It
The Foxery - Unless
Mikal Hill - The Snuggle Is Real
Hungry Girl - Chiefs
Braid - No Coast
Hollow Earth - Silent Graves