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Wendy Cahill has a voice. She’s got a voice that is captivating and beguiling. She’s got soul. And like I said above, man-oh-man, she has got a Voice. It’s raw and powerful and is definitely meant to be heard!
Wendy Cahill is one of 24 Emerging Artists chosen for this year’s Falcon Ridge Folk Festival. The Emerging Artist showcase is always one of the highlights of the festival. The musicians are chosen by a three-member…Continue
Posted by Kathy Sands-Boehmer on July 28, 2014 at 6:00pm
For Poor Old Shine, it started with a song… a traditional prison work song of the American South, called “Ain’t No Cane on This Brazos.” It’s been interpreted by everyone from Dylan and the Band, to the Low Anthem, Lyle Lovett and the Wood Brothers. And it was the song in one of the great scenes in the movie “Festival Express,” as a completely blotto Rick Danko and Janis Joplin warbled their way through it with the help of Jerry Garcia and Bob Weir on…Continue
Wow, it’s taken nearly two weeks for me to get my breath back after another frantic and wonderful SummerTyne Americana Festival. As I say every year, the crowds turn up not knowing anyone on the Jumping Hot Club Outside stage and go away with their favourite new artist of the year.
Starting at noon on Friday, the outside stage hosted seven local acts, all with their feet firmly ensconced in what we all know…Continue
Posted by Harrisonaphotos on July 30, 2014 at 4:00pm
“This music proves that a white man with white hair can really play the blues,” Pete Townsend says in the booklet that accompanies True To the Blues: The Johnny Winter Story, the four-CD box set retrospective of Winter's career just out on Columbia /Legacy. But age had nothing to do with Winter's look or sound. Due to his albinism, Winter's hair was always white, and he played like this ever since he first came on the…Continue
Posted by big boy on July 28, 2014 at 5:00am
On episode 200 of the Americana Music Show, I pay tribute to local bands and songwriters in the Carrboro, Chapel Hill, Durham, Raleigh NC area.
This week features over 30 local artists from the area including John Howie Jr. and the Rosewood Bluff, Lyn Blakey, Jefferson Hart and Ghosts of Old North State, Mandolin Orange, Jon Shain, Radar's Clowns Of Sedation, Kenny…Continue
Posted by Americana Music Show on July 28, 2014 at 12:30am
Strong country duets from Nashville husband and wife
The empathy shared by great duet singers can take your breath away. The ways in which a duo's voices complement, compete and provoke one another, the weaving of a harmony line above, below and around a melody, and the connection of two voices as they race around banked curves make listeners eavesdroppers as much audience. The Nashville-based Carolina Story, Ben and Emily Roberts, is…Continue
Posted by hyperbolium.com on July 27, 2014 at 1:00pm