Johnny Cole’s 2020 Music Favorites

ee ☆ CONTENTS
1. Johnny’s Favorite Music Artists of 2020
2. Johnny’s Favorite Albums/EPs of 2020 According to Genre
3. Johnny’s Favorite
Music Featured in Livestream, Film, Television & Video
4. Johnny’s Favorite Individual Live Music Shows, Eve
nts & Venues
Click Here for Johnny Cole’s Complete List of Favorite Albums & Singles/Album Tracks of 2020

☆ Music Artists
▪︎ Favorite Music Artist of 2020 (Overall) – Bruce Springsteen
▪︎ Favorite Band of 2020 – The Dirty Knobs ft. Mike Campbell
▪︎ Favorite Music Artist (Duo) of 2020 – Larkin Poe; Sugarcane Jane (tie)
▪︎ Favorite Music Artist (Male) of 2020 – Bruce Springsteen
▪︎ Favorite Music Artist (Female) of 2020 – Sarah Peacock
▪︎ Songwriter of the Year – Bruce Springsteen (from Colts Neck, N.J.)
▪︎ Most Promising Songwriter – Chaislyn Jane (from Baton Rouge, LA)

☆ Albums /EP

▪︎ Favorite Album of the Year (Overall) – Letter To You – Bruce Springsteen
▪︎ Favorite American Roots/Blues Album – She Shimmy – Libby Rae Watson and Bert Deivert
▪︎ Favorite Americana Album – Rough and Rowdy Ways – Bob Dylan
▪︎ Favorite “Blues-Rock” Album – Blues with Friends – Dion; Self Made Man – Larkin Poe (tie)
▪︎ Favorite Country Album – Logan Ledger – Logan Ledger
▪︎ Favorite EP – Friends with the Tragic – Grace Davies
▪︎ Favorite Hip Hop/Rap Album – What You Gonna Do When The Grid Goes Down? – Public Enemy
▪︎ Favorite Indie Rock Album – color theory – Soccer Mommy
▪︎ Favorite Jazz Album – Weekend in London – George Benson
▪︎ Favorite Live Album – An Evening of New York Songs and Stories – Suzanne Vega
▪︎ Favorite Metal Album – Ordinary Man – Ozzy Osbourne
▪︎ Favorite R&B Album – After Hours – Weeknd; Alicia – Alicia Keys (tie)
▪︎ Favorite Rock Album – Letter to You – Bruce Springsteen

☆ Music Featured in Livestream, Film, Television & Video

▪︎ Favorite Livestream Performer (Band) – The Krickets
▪︎ Favorite Livestream Performer (Duo) – Larkin Poe; Phil & Foster, Sugarcane Jane (tie)
▪︎ Favorite Livestream Performer (Male) – Grayson Capps; Will Kimbrough (tie)
▪︎ Favorite Livestream Performer (Female) – Chaislyn (Chaislyn Jane); Rickie Lee Jones (tie)
▪︎ Favorite Livestream Music Series – “Chaislyn 19” (Live Series) by Chaislyn Jane (Facebook/YouTube); “Chaislyn Live” (Twitch TV)
▪︎ Favorite Livestream Music Event – “Jersey 4 Jersey” Covid 19 Benefit
▪︎ Favorite Livestream Talk Show – “On the Porch” with Scott Bottrell
▪︎ Favorite Music Video – “Letter to You” – Bruce Springsteen; “Dreams I Forgot About” – Chaislyn (Chaislyn Jane)(tie)
▪︎ Favorite Music Documentary – “The Bee Gees: How Can You Mend a Broken Heart” (Directed by Frank Marshall, HBO); “Bruce Springsteen’s Letter to You” (Directed by Thom Zimny, Apple TV)(tie)
▪︎ Favorite Song featured in a Film or Documentary – “Butterfly” – Barry Gibb ft. Dave Rawlings & Gillian Welch (Appears in the Documentary “Bee Gees: How Can You Mend a Broken Heart”)
▪︎ Favorite TV Music Event – “2020 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony” (HBO)
▪︎ Favorite Recorded Event Streamed for Online Audiences – “2nd Annual Mississippi Songwriters Hall of Fame Inductions”
▪︎ Favorite Sirius XM Radio Channel – “E Street Radio”
▪︎ Favorite Sirius XM Radio Show – “From His Home to Yours” hosted by Bruce Springsteen on Sirius XM’s E Street Radio
▪︎ Favorite Internet, Radio or TV Interview – “Bruce Springsteen’s Letter to You” Interview by Zane Lowe on Apple Music
▪︎ Favorite You Tube Music Video –
The cover of “Dreams” – Lanie Gardner
▪︎ Favorite Music Video Released in Response to the 2020 Lockdown – “Don’t Stop, Louisiana” – Chaislyn Jane & Friends; “I Want It That Way’ – Backstreet Boys (Fox’s iHeart Living Room Concert for America)(tie)
▪︎ Worst Music Show Finale – American Idol’s 2020 Finale (bad for so many reasons)

☆ Favorite Live Music Attended in 2020

▪︎ Favorite Show of 2020 – David Byrne on Broadway “American Utopia” at Hudson Theatre in NYC. (Feb. 4) * David Byrne on Broadway “American Utopia” at Hudson Theatre in NYC. (I had previously attended the Broadway show in 2019; plus attended the “American Utopia Tour” at Coachella and in Buenes Aires, Argentina)
▪︎ Favorite Show Performed on the Gulf Coast – Robbie Fulks with special guest Edward David Anderson at The Peoples Room of Mobile in Mobile, AL (Jan. 24)
▪︎ Favorite Show (Overseas/Out of Country) – Madonna at The London Palladium in London, UK (Feb. 1)
▪︎ Favorite Show at Mid-Sized Venue – The Dirty Knobs ft. Mike Campbell at SOhO Restaurant & Music Club in Santa Barbara, CA (Jan. 25)
▪︎ Favorite Outdoor Show or Event – The Royal Horses at The Shed BBQ & Blues Joint in Ocean Springs, MS (Mar. 7)
▪︎ Favorite Awards Show or Event – The 62nd Annual Grammy Awards at The Staples Center in Los Angeles, CA (Jan. 26)
▪︎ Favorite Tribute Show or Event – A Celebration of Life & Tribute to David Roback ft. performances by many friends of David Roback (of Mazzy Star, Opal & Rain Parade) in West Hollywood, CA (Mar. 3)
▪︎ Favorite Music Festival – Panama City Songwriters Festival in Panama City, FL
▪︎ Favorite Show at a Casino – Engelbert Humperdinck at The Beau Rivage Casino in Biloxi, MS (Jan. 18); Smokey Robinson at The Beau Rivage Casino in Biloxi, MS (Feb. 15)(tie)
▪︎ Favorite Album Release Show – Laurie Ann Armour’s Album Release Show for “Led By the Light” at The Peoples Room of Mobile in Mobile, AL (June 26)
▪︎ Favorite Jazz Standards Show – Madison Grace & Jared Messinger at The Peoples Room of Mobile in Mobile, AL (June 6 & Nov. 21)
▪︎ Favorite “Regularly Scheduled Live Gig” – Phil & Foster: Live at Callaghan’s in Mobile, AL
▪︎ Favorite Live Music Venue (Indoor) – The Peoples Room of Mobile in Mobile, AL
▪︎ Favorite Live Music Venue (Outdoor) – The Frog Pond at Blue Moon Farm in Silverhill, AL
▪︎ Favorite Listening Room Venue – The Peoples Room of Mobile in Mobile, AL
▪︎ Favorite Music Venue “New to Me in 2020” – The Lobby Lounge at The Harbor Center in Slidell, LA
▪︎ The Music Venue where I attended the most shows in 2020 – The Peoples Room of Mobile in Mobile, AL (9 shows)
▪︎ Favorite Music Venue(s) where I also enjoyed the best food & drink – Callaghan’s Irish Social Club in Mobile, AL; Jack’s by the Tracks in Pascagoula, MS; Murky Waters BBQ in Ocean Springs, MS
▪︎ Favorite Live Music Emcee – Jim Pennington at The Peoples Room of Mobile
▪︎ Biggest Live Music Disappointment of 2020 – Cancellations, Cancellations and more Cancellations!

 

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