New Music Friday, Jan. 8, 2021

The High Note

Well everyone, we’ve made it into January 2021 together and who doesn’t want a little music to help ease us into the New Year.

Just in case you didn’t see it during the holiday break, I complied a list of my 20 favorite albums of 2020.

First, an album that was released on what would have been Justin Townes Earle’s 39th birthday by his father, Steve Earle, recording a tribute to his son in “J.T.”

Also, in an album that is a surprise sleeper hit, Barry Gibb revisits songs from the Bee Gees with a country twang on his duets album “Greenfields,” and supergroup “The Circle” has been productive during quarantine and created “Lockdown 2020.”

As always, the entire list of albums released today, Friday, Jan. 8, 2021, is below in no particular order. My most anticipated albums are in bold.

New Album Releases – Friday, Jan. 8, 2021

Steve Earle – J.T.
Barry Gibb – Greenfields
The Circle – Lockdown 2020
Jazmine Sullivan – Heaux Tales
Morgan Wallen – Dangerous: The Double Album
Passenger – Songs for the Drunk and Broken Hearted
Aaron Frazer – Introducing…
Lice – WASTELAND: What Ails Our People Is Clear
Casper Clausen – Better Way
In The Pines – Slow Blink
Henrik Appel – Hummanity
Wild Wes – Moonquake
Mac Ayres – Magic 8ball
Cleveland Eaton – Plenty Good Eaton
Sébastien Tellier – Simple Mind