2012 is the year I gave into streaming. For a number of reasons it was easier to put KRFC-FM
or MPR's Radio Heartland
on stream than putz with a scrobble client, and when I did it was mostly on Random in the background. Two noticeable exceptions from two performing songwriters--Gretchen Peters
' excellent new release Hello Cruel World
, and Marybeth D'Amico
's 2011 release The Light Inside
that was new to me in 2012.
After 8 years in the wilderness, I left a small town in a large state for a larger city in the smallest state. The search for a new setting set back my search for new music. Will 2013 restore the old JC's search for the best and brightest in Americana? Or will I go softly into that good night of streaming other people's picks? The new iOS Scrobbler is a good start for my iPad/iPhone, tho Spotify is claiming more ear-time while I'm at home... However, my large city in a small state lies just across the line from…