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Every December, WOUB asks its staff and volunteers to share their year-end music picks.
We're kicking off our 2014 "best of" lists with Ohio University Associate Professor and veteran record producer Eddie Ashworth, who recommends albums by Sturgill Simpson, St. Vincent, Hurray for the Riff Raff and many others.
Athens County is well known as a hotbed of musical activity, with dozens of local bands releasing CDs and downloadable tracks on a regular basis. But few area songwriters have captured the feel of the region as well as Chris Keesey on his debut EP Dyin' Town.
The former drummer-turned guitarist/songwriter assembled an local all-star lineup for his first CD, featuring songs about his rural Ohio upbringing.