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Johnny Cash: The Life by Robert Hilburn (Little, Brown) $32 679 pages
The steely quaver in Johnny Cash's voice seemed to ring out of the blackest, most-bedeviled corner of the male American psyche. It conveyed the resolute self-assurance of a guy you could count on standing up for the little guy -- if not for showing up for a concert date. But to know the man's life story is to understand all the fault lines cracking the foundation of…Continue
By Ken Paulson
David Ruffin, the man who sang lead on the Temptations’ “My Girl” and “Ain’t Too Proud to Beg,” died of a drug overdose at age 50, the epitome of squandered talent.
Yet two new releases from Real Gone Music remind us of the richness of his early solo career, when for a time it looked like he might match the success of his former group.
Each of the two discs contains two Ruffin solo albums on Motown: My Whole World Ended and…Continue
Posted by Ken Paulson on March 2, 2014 at 11:00am
Posted by Americana Music Show on March 3, 2014 at 12:30am
Valerie June had a huge year in 2013 with the release of her debut album, Pushin’ Against A Stone, which was flawlessly produced by Dan Auerbach of the Black Keys and ranked highly in numerous “best of” lists. As the new year gets going the Tennessee native’s relentless tour schedule shows that she has no intention of slowing down. Given the buzz surrounding June, it was no surprise to see such a large turnout to catch her early opening set for Sharon…Continue
Legendary singer and songwriter Gene Clark’s life is revisited in the long awaited documentary film “The Byrd Who Flew Alone: The Triumphs and Tragedy of Gene Clark.” Clark can be heard in archival interviews throughout the movie along with family and friends. "Triumphs and Tragedy" is set in a similar pattern to previous documentaries that have been released of unsung heroes (see Docs on Nilsson, Phil Oches, Gram Parsons etc) or obscure artists and performers or films…Continue
Rod Picott has been friends with Slaid Cleaves since they first met in the 2nd grade in the Maine town of South Berwick where they both grew up. Slaid left South Berwick went to Tufts University and eventually ended up moving to Austin, Texas with wife Karen in 1991, where he has lived and recorded since then. Picott left Maine and spent a few years in Colorado, before moving to Nashville in 1994. Where spent several years playing at local clubs and sharpening his skills as…Continue