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How Do You Define Americana Music?
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Terry Roland Apr 26.

What Ten Artists Would You Induct Into the Americana-Roots Hall of Fame
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Anthony Gentilcore Nov 19, 2013.

 

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Chris Isaak's Life Beyond the Sun

In 2011, Chris Isaak took the long overdue step of recording an album at Sun Studios in Memphis, Tenn. It wasn't just any album, it was faithful interpretations of classic songs by his musical mentors and heroes: Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Carl Perkins. It didn’t take much of a leap of imagination to predict that the album would be something fine. It captures the spirit of those sessions from so long ago with respect, but also with the same kind of raw passion that made…See More
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Chris Isaak's Life Beyond the Sun

In 2011, Chris Isaak took the long overdue step of recording an album at Sun Studios in Memphis, Tenn. It wasn't just any album, it was faithful interpretations of classic songs by his musical mentors and heroes: Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Carl Perkins. It didn’t take much of a leap of imagination to predict that the album would be something fine. It captures the spirit of those sessions from so long ago with respect, but also with the same kind of raw passion that made…See More
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Jim Hunter commented on Terry Roland's blog post 'X Returns with New Acoustics: An Interview with John Doe'
"I would echo what Paul said Terry...enjoyed what you wrote here very much..."
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Paul Wilner commented on Terry Roland's blog post 'X Returns with New Acoustics: An Interview with John Doe'
"not a reflection on your excellent piece, Terry, needless to say. Her stated views (and semi-apology, which didn't seem that heartfelt ) for the wack comments about the Santa Barbara shootings are way out there. I'm sure she can be…"
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Terry Roland commented on Terry Roland's blog post 'X Returns with New Acoustics: An Interview with John Doe'
"I worked with Exccene last year covering a session with Blind Boys of Alabama. She was fine. Her views are whacked....not sure what's up with that."
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Jim Hunter commented on Terry Roland's blog post 'X Returns with New Acoustics: An Interview with John Doe'
"It is happening everywhere...got a few friends I can't even talk to anymore..."
Thursday
Brackish Water Jamboree commented on Terry Roland's blog post 'Unsung Heroes of Americana Music: Chris Darrow and Artist Proof'
"Awesome write-up. Thank you."
Jul 24
Neil Taylor commented on Terry Roland's blog post 'X Returns with New Acoustics: An Interview with John Doe'
"   Exene's lost her marbles.... and not in a good way.  "
Jul 21
Terry Roland commented on Bruce Borgerson's group 'The Gospel Edge'
"If anyone hasn't heard Darrell Mansfield and live in Southern California, the legendary Gospel Blues vocalist/harmonica artist will be at Coffee Gallery Backstage this Sunday at 3:00.....He's a true original.    …"
Jul 18
Paul Wilner commented on Terry Roland's blog post 'X Returns with New Acoustics: An Interview with John Doe'
"Must make for some interesting chatter in the dressing room. Great band and John Doe's a completely solid citizen, but...La Cervenka has certainly gone pretty far out there of late..."
Jul 18
Keith Harrison commented on Terry Roland's blog post 'X Returns with New Acoustics: An Interview with John Doe'
"Well ... they already did a live acoustic record, Unplugged, back in the early '90s. There are some nice reworked songs on there, though others just leave me reaching for the original, plugged-in versions. I'm glad they'll be electric…"
Jul 18
Shawn Rockefeller commented on Terry Roland's blog post 'X Returns with New Acoustics: An Interview with John Doe'
"Friggin' best American band-Ever!"
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Johnny Winter - "Jumpin' Jack Flash"

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Terry Roland commented on Terry Roland's blog post 'X Returns with New Acoustics: An Interview with John Doe'
"I had the privilege of seeing The Knitters open for Willie Nelson some 10 years ago at the Orange County Fairgrounds.......What would be great would be a double-header of X and Knitters!  John Doe is great to talk with....and yes, they rock…"
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X Returns with New Acoustics: An Interview with John Doe

For the groundbreaking L.A. punk band X, the move to do a brief summer acoustic tour -- including a stop at the Belly Up in Solano Beach, Calif. on July 20 -- may seem a bit out of place.  Known for their uncompromising and inspired punk rock, born in the late '70s in Los Angeles in the wake of the punk British invasion, X was among the most original, raw, and passionate groups to emerge from the early days of the durable genre. They are known…See More
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Kim Ruehl commented on Terry Roland's blog post 'X Returns with New Acoustics: An Interview with John Doe'
"I wish they'd do a full U.S. acoustic tour -- would love to see it. (Would LOVE to see a Knitters reunion too. Feel like I missed out, discovering them just a couple years ago.) One of the coolest moments I've had at a festival thus far…"
Jul 17

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Chris Isaak's Life Beyond the Sun

In 2011, Chris Isaak took the long overdue step of recording an album at Sun Studios in Memphis, Tenn. It wasn't just any album, it was faithful interpretations of classic songs by his musical mentors and heroes: Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Carl Perkins. It didn’t take much of a leap of imagination to predict that the album would be something fine. It captures the spirit of those sessions from so long ago with respect, but also…

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Posted on July 27, 2014 at 6:00pm

X Returns with New Acoustics: An Interview with John Doe

For the groundbreaking L.A. punk band X, the move to do a brief summer acoustic tour -- including a stop at the Belly Up in Solano Beach, Calif. on July 20 -- may seem a bit out of place.  Known for their uncompromising and inspired punk rock, born in the late '70s in Los Angeles in the wake of the punk British invasion, X was among the most original, raw, and passionate groups to emerge from the early days of the durable genre.…

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Posted on July 13, 2014 at 10:30pm — 10 Comments

Talking New Grass with Sam Bush

Sam Bush tells a story about how bluegrass Founding Father, Bill Monroe, after hearing the tradition-bending sound being touted as progressive bluegrass, once saw young Bush coming his way. “Here comes that mother.” So, the story goes, that is how Bush became known as "the Mother of Bluegrass."

During a recent conversation with Bush from his home in Nashville, he laughed. “Well, actually that is apocryphal. That story…

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Posted on July 2, 2014 at 11:30pm — 1 Comment

Jeffery Halford & the Healers - Rainmaker (Album Review)

Jeffery Halford and the Healers have been around a while. With a string of fine blues-rock albums the San Francisco-based band reflects the kind of musical fortitude and collaboration that brings to mind the likes of Michael Bloomberg, Al Kooper and Barry Goldberg.  Their latest album,…

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Posted on June 26, 2014 at 7:00pm

Otis Taylor Brings His Trance-Blues to Long Beach Bayou Festival

Otis Taylor is melodic and hypnotic, making trance-like music that awakens those who listen with open ears and soul, to sadness and joy, loss and gain, all that cuts to the deepest musical bone of his and our ancestry. His people have been enslaved and freed, beaten, broken and triumphed in the way of the underground that runs through the bloodstream of our culture, in its most influential places -- its music, the voices of the forgotten, the disenfranchised, the redeemed. When he…

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Posted on June 20, 2014 at 11:30am — 2 Comments

Phil and Dave Alvin Find Common Ground with Big Bill Broonzy's Help

What do Downey, Calif., the Ash Grove, Big Bill Broonzy, and the Mississippi Delta all have in common?  The answer is easy to anyone close to the heart of Southern California Americana music; the Downey-bred brothers, Phil and Dave Alvin.  In a rare move, the brothers have re-united and collaborated on a new album on Yep Roc Records, Common Ground:…

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Posted on June 15, 2014 at 11:30am — 23 Comments

Jonny Two-Bags Finds his Father's Heart in Salvation Town

When the Orange County punk band the Vandals first released the song “Johnny Two-Bags” from their 1995 album, Live Fast Diarrea, it must have felt like some kind of backhanded recognition to punk musician Jonny (Two Bags) Wikersham.

Lyrics like, “You ain't black and you ain't blind / You're girlfriend's not the cheating kind / Well you're cleaned up and you're off the booze / Maybe you weren't meant to sing the blues,” were a kind of affectionate put-down directed…

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Posted on June 12, 2014 at 10:30am — 1 Comment

For Richie Furay Talent and Legacy Go Hand in Hand

The story is, by now, a worn-out cliché. It even shows up on network television shows like Nashville: the influential elder statesmen who helped found a form of music popular today, is granted meetings with record label A&R executives "out of respect" to hear their newest, vital work, only to be told "no" regarding label support for release, promotion, and distribution. Oh, they love the music, mind you. “It’s great,” they say. “The best of your career," they add.…

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Posted on May 22, 2014 at 11:30pm — 6 Comments

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At 11:26am on August 19, 2013, Gary Burnett said…

Good to connect Terry. And I now see you've some very interesting other posts, which I am looking forward to checking out. best regards Gary

At 10:43pm on February 21, 2013, Graham Bennison said…

Many thanks, look forward to it.

At 11:50am on July 1, 2012, Hobart Taylor said…

Thank you for the beautiful writing and for helping us all to remember that the impetus behind the kind of creativity of folk musicians is to celebrate community and connection.

At 10:20am on June 29, 2012, Hobart Taylor said…

When I first met Guy in 1975 he would tell all these stories about Townes and Susanna...I thought it was some sort of weird redneck meange a trois.  In point of fact they modeled family and community in the deepest sense... their connections were deeper than the biological nexus most people call family...  She was home for both men taking no shit and taking no prisoners... Over the years I saw a lot more of Guy and Townes than I did of Susanna because they were out there on the road... but whenever I'd see Guy her presence was always there... He'd tell you immediately about her ups and downs... new paintings, new pains.  And she is in the songs.  I think Guy  wanted just to get back home every time he was on the road.

Hobart

At 8:13am on June 29, 2012, Bill Conrad said…

Thanks for the tender remembrance: Susanna. I shared some scotch whisky and a memorable few hours with her in Nashville's Goldrush Saloon, just me and Susanna, getting drunk and acquainted. I was a year or two past working with Waylon and at the time, managing Steve Young.  I had met Guy, but until then, had only a nodding acquaintance connection with Susanna.  After that evening, I felt like a lucky guy who got to share some time with a unique individual. RIP, Susanna Clark.

At 6:08pm on November 19, 2011, Matt Powell said…

Thanks Terry! 

At 8:01am on October 11, 2011, sluggo said…

Terry

 

write me..

tony.sloggett@rogers.com

 

sluggo

At 11:24am on October 5, 2011, Deborah Grabien said…
Heyhey - thanks for the invite and for a fantastic review of "And on piano...Nicky Hopkins".
At 1:44pm on September 23, 2011, WAYWARD WALKER said…
Thanks Terry and glad to meet you. Are you reading Will You Miss Me When I'm gone? I love that book on the Carters. A good read for even those who aren't as big a music nerd as me (us?). Anyway, I'm looking forward to reading all of your contributions and contributing myself as well. American music is about community, so here we are...
At 6:03am on September 3, 2011, Lucky Mud said…

Terry,

     First - thanks for responding, and for listening. I'd love to be out there right now...our son lives in Northern California, so we drive out every once in a while. Usually hit the Grapevine after about 15 hours on the road and headed north as fast as possible.

     Funny, neither of us hear it in my voice, but I've been compared to him so many times I've begun telling people that Willie's furious because every time he does a concert people tell him he sounds just like Mike McKinney with Lucky Mud.

     I seriously doubt it, but it's a fun thought. Thanks again for letting me know you heard some of the music. We're having our monthly at-home music festival today here at Maggie's Farm, our 7 acre homestead in the Florida panhandle on the Stormy Gulf of Mexico.

     Door's always open.                      Mike

KCRW Speak Easy

 
 
 

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