Jody Denberg’s Favorite Songs of 2018

Jody Denberg – Host M-Th. 5p-8p, Fri. 12n-4p

Alejandro Escovedo – “Sonica USA”

A standout track from his timely concept album – “The Crossing” – featuring the Italian band Don Antonio. Looking forward to seeing them perform it in its entirety January 5th at the Paramount.

Black Pumas – “Black Moon Rising”

Another timely entry, with the amazing Eric Burton’s vocals and  Austin’s Adrian Quesada anchoring this new band. Anxiously awaiting the rest of the collection…

Erika Wennerstrom – “Extraordinary Love”

From the Heartless Bastards’ frontwoman’s solo debut, a recording that actually manages to capture the grandness of its title. Pass the Ayahuasca (carefully).

Kacey Musgraves – “Slow Burn”

I love the line “grandma cried when I pierced my nose” from this song by the Golden, Texas native. Even the CMA’s got it right when they named her “Golden Hour” album of the year. Think Neil Young as a 30-year-old Texas woman.


Childish Gambino – “This Is America”

Where have all the protest songs gone? Not sure, but this one captures the frenetic atmosphere of modern-day USA. Even without the incredible video this performance stands on its own.

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