Alex Hatch
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Mark Richard Plake-Mazzu commented on Alex Hatch's blog post 'The Enduring Legacy of Mark Heard'
"Shortly after I had recorded and mixed my first single "Deep In My Heart" in 1983, I wrote Mark Heard a letter. I asked his advice about the music business, and on a more practical vein, I asked him to recommend a company that could master…"
Jul 19, 2013
Matt Owens commented on Alex Hatch's blog post 'Buddy Miller and Jim Lauderdale: An Americana Dream Team?'
"...cool story Alex! I'll bet your dad did plant the seed. I assume you told your dad about the album? I'm looking forward to it myself. It'll be out December 11th."
Nov 20, 2012
Joseph May commented on Alex Hatch's blog post 'Buddy Miller and Jim Lauderdale: An Americana Dream Team?'
"   Got to get it on my wish list!!!  Forgive me for my wicked little thought but maybe Buddy can team up with Rodney Crowell and create another "Masterpiece"."
Nov 20, 2012
Jeff Arthur commented on Alex Hatch's blog post 'Buddy Miller and Jim Lauderdale: An Americana Dream Team?'
"Watched them on the americana awards on PBS about 2 wks ago. Very good program . Courious that I didn't see any talk of that program here?"
Nov 20, 2012
Jeff Arthur commented on Alex Hatch's blog post 'Buddy Miller and Jim Lauderdale: An Americana Dream Team?'
"December 11 is what I heard"
Nov 20, 2012
David Mahler commented on Alex Hatch's blog post 'Buddy Miller and Jim Lauderdale: An Americana Dream Team?'
"When does this come out?"
Nov 20, 2012
Hal Bogerd commented on Alex Hatch's blog post 'Buddy Miller and Jim Lauderdale: An Americana Dream Team?'
"If Jim and Buddy are Kobe and Lebron then is Albert Lee Michael Jordan? "
Nov 19, 2012
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Buddy Miller and Jim Lauderdale: An Americana Dream Team?

I like to think that the new Buddy Miller and Jim Lauderdale album, Buddy and Jim, is entirely my fault.  In June of 2011, my father and I visited Nashville for the first time and had the chance to see Jim perform on the Grand Ole Opry.  At the time, Jim was celebrating the release of his bluegrass album Reason and Rhyme and did a meet-and-greet before the show to promote the album.  Jim, in his traditional pink nudie suit, made quite an impression on me, and was kind enough to answer various…See More
Nov 19, 2012
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Buddy Miller and Jim Lauderdale: An Americana Dream Team?

I like to think that the new Buddy Miller and Jim Lauderdale album, Buddy and Jim, is entirely my fault.  In June of 2011, my father and I visited Nashville for the first time and had the chance to see Jim perform on the Grand Ole Opry.  At the time, Jim was celebrating the release of his bluegrass album Reason and Rhyme and did a meet-and-greet before the show to promote the album.  Jim, in his traditional pink nudie suit, made quite an impression on me, and was kind enough to answer various…See More
Nov 16, 2012
Easy Ed commented on Alex Hatch's blog post 'Why Randy Newman Will Always Be Relevant'
"@Slim: All's well. Keep on the sunny side."
Sep 27, 2012
SlimHadley commented on Alex Hatch's blog post 'Why Randy Newman Will Always Be Relevant'
"Public service. My wife pointed that out as the key to what you're referring to. There are indeed people who need help in our skewed, Capitalist, to-the-victor-go-the-spoils society. I was going to the personal (my own life experience), &…"
Sep 27, 2012
Easy Ed commented on Alex Hatch's blog post 'Why Randy Newman Will Always Be Relevant'
"@Slim: I wish somehow we could all eliminate the word politician and focus on what the job responsibility is: public service. This concept you lay out of  "no one wants to work to solve their own problems" is neither true nor speaks…"
Sep 26, 2012
SlimHadley commented on Alex Hatch's blog post 'Why Randy Newman Will Always Be Relevant'
"It's witty & cute, without being flat-out mean in it's approach. Well-done! Liked the video of some of the old presidents. Interesting to figure who some of them were, as I didnt always catch the lyrical references to…"
Sep 26, 2012
Hazy Davy commented on Alex Hatch's blog post 'Why Randy Newman Will Always Be Relevant'
"This is probably an odd thing to have struck me upon reading your post, Alex, but can I just say kudos to your Dad for taking the time to talk to you about the subject matter, regardless of whether it was "stating the obvious" or not. I…"
Sep 25, 2012
Easy Ed commented on Alex Hatch's blog post 'Why Randy Newman Will Always Be Relevant'
"No...it certainly didn't offend me at all. Found it humorous for the first 90 seconds, and then got a bit bored to be honest. As a song goes, its not all that much in terms of anything else he's ever done. Same stylistic piano, same voice,…"
Sep 21, 2012
Bill Kuhn commented on Alex Hatch's blog post 'Why Randy Newman Will Always Be Relevant'
"new track very nice. Old tracks, very nice. Disney/Pixar schmaltz, not so much. Sorry, but he lost me there for a looong time"
Sep 20, 2012

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Buddy Miller and Jim Lauderdale: An Americana Dream Team?

I like to think that the new Buddy Miller and Jim Lauderdale album, Buddy and Jim, is entirely my fault.  In June of 2011, my father and I visited Nashville for the first time and had the chance to see Jim perform on the Grand Ole Opry.  At the time, Jim was celebrating the release of his bluegrass album Reason and Rhyme and did a meet-and-greet before the show to promote the album.  Jim, in his traditional pink nudie suit, made quite an impression on me, and was kind…

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Posted on November 16, 2012 at 4:03pm — 6 Comments

Why Randy Newman Will Always Be Relevant

I think the first time I listened to Randy Newman I was in my early teens.  After listening to a track or two, my Dad sat me down and had what I like to call the "satire talk."  "The things that this man says in his songs, he doesn't necessarily mean," my Dad explained.  "Most of the time, he means the opposite."  

To me, this conversation was simply pointing out the obvious.  Who would actually believe that we should simply bomb all other nations in the world, as Newman suggests in…

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Posted on September 18, 2012 at 10:00pm — 7 Comments

The Enduring Legacy of Mark Heard

Twenty years ago today, Mark Heard passed away after suffering a major heart attack a month earlier.  Heard was arguably just on the verge of finally getting the wider audience he had long strived for, with several distribution deals in the works at the time of his death.  Though several tribute albums have been released through the years, and artists continue to occasionally cover his material, Heard remains largely unknown.  The maturity of his lyrics in his final albums ranks among some…

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Posted on August 16, 2012 at 12:30am — 7 Comments

A Young Person's Thoughts on the Americana Movement

I have been wanting to start blogging on here for a while, but just haven't gotten around to it, so I've finally decided it's time to start.  I thought I would start by giving my perspective as a young person on the modern Americana movement.  

It occurred to me recently that I have essentially grown up at the same time that the modern Americana movement has; Uncle Tupelo, arguably the cornerstone of the genre, released their final album the same year that I was born.  I was raised on…

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Posted on July 28, 2012 at 10:48pm — 13 Comments

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