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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.

Happy Enchilada-Song Lyrics Misunderstood courtesy of John Prine
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Henry Jasen Jun 16, 2013.

 

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Ricky Skaggs & Bruce Hornsby - "The Way It Is"

Ricky Skaggs & Bruce Hornsby perform a track from their album, Cluck Ol' Hen. More CONAN @ http://teamcoco.com/video Team Coco is the official YouTube channe...
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A blog post by Terry Roland was featured

Riley Etheridge Jr. Comes in on the Straight and Narrow

There’s something deep into the core of New York City singer-songwriter Riley Etheridge Jr.’s new release, The Straight and Narrow Way, that carries with it a deeply Stax/Muscle Shoals realized sonic bloodline. It’s this sense of the music from these sessions that celebrates, travels, dances, thinks, feels, dreams and, at times bleeds, that links it to the finest soul music of the last several decades. It’s a roadhouse romp and big city blues jam fused with South Louisiana dance halls, New…See More
Monday
Terry Roland commented on Paul Wilner's video
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Sinead O Connor - Precious Angel

"Great video and intpretation of one of my favorite Dylan songs from his 'gospel' period.  "
Monday
Terry Roland commented on Harry Lipson's blog post 'Jesse Winchester Has Died'
"Thank you, Harry for your memories of Jesse.  I went to Memphis the first time last fall...and fell in love with the place.   Here's a video of the song which Jesse himself said was his favorite.... "
Sunday
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Allen Toussaint's Tribute to Jesse Winchester, I Wave Bye Bye

October 11,2013. What an evening of entertainment!!
Sunday
Will James commented on Terry Roland's blog post 'Michael Nesmith: A Cosmic Monkee on the Rise'
"Agreed on Tork being their best musician."
Saturday
Jim Regan commented on Terry Roland's blog post 'Michael Nesmith: A Cosmic Monkee on the Rise'
"the nashville sessions he did right at the end of  the monkees are fantastic, the songs are on those missing links albums. check them out!!"
Saturday
Stina commented on Terry Roland's blog post 'Michael Nesmith: A Cosmic Monkee on the Rise'
"BTW - Terry - Nice link. I'm running out the door right now but saved it so I could really dive in later. Makes me really want to read a Monkees biography which oddly enough I have never done. There must be one out there somewhere? I've…"
Saturday
Stina commented on Terry Roland's blog post 'Michael Nesmith: A Cosmic Monkee on the Rise'
"Hmm... I remember either reading or seeing in that "biographical" movie (somewhere anyways) that Nez was the only actual musician at the start. I readily admit that I can't remember everything that happened yesterday though so I…"
Saturday
Sam PIERRE commented on Terry Roland's blog post 'Michael Nesmith: A Cosmic Monkee on the Rise'
"Let's not forget that before The Monkees, Mike teamed with Michael (Martin) Murphey, "The Cosmic Cowboy"..."
Saturday
Jim Boettger commented on Terry Roland's blog post 'Michael Nesmith: A Cosmic Monkee on the Rise'
"Good points, Terry-and I wasn't trying to nitpick. I'm happy to see a good article written on Mike, or any of the Monkees! Perhaps I should have described Mike as more commercially successful pre-Monkees than Peter, rather than more…"
Saturday
Terry Roland commented on Terry Roland's blog post 'Michael Nesmith: A Cosmic Monkee on the Rise'
"Thanks to everyone for reading, despite my mistaken notion that "I Look Away' was Michael's song.  And thank you Jim for catching the typo on the Birds, Bees and Monkees album. Actually, Jim, if you do the math, while Mike was…"
Apr 11
David Meinzer commented on Terry Roland's blog post 'Michael Nesmith: A Cosmic Monkee on the Rise'
"Had a little rehearsal for a recording project this evening. Your story put me in a Nesmith mood so we ran through "Sunny Girlfriend" and "You Just May Be the One" (with appropriate 12-string electric guitar) just for fun."
Apr 11
Jim Boettger commented on Terry Roland's blog post 'Michael Nesmith: A Cosmic Monkee on the Rise'
"Mike was a more accomplished musician, but Peter was also a musician before the show, and other than Mike, the only one to play on the first album--on banjo, I think. It was Peter's friend Steven Stills who encouraged him to audition for the…"
Apr 11
Will James commented on Terry Roland's blog post 'Michael Nesmith: A Cosmic Monkee on the Rise'
"Btw, there's a real good Monkees/Nez "cover band" (though they're more than that) that bake him up often when in the Boston area, Loose Salute, Mick Lawless is the lead guy."
Apr 11
Jim Regan commented on Terry Roland's blog post 'Michael Nesmith: A Cosmic Monkee on the Rise'
"hoping he plays near NYC again"
Apr 11

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Riley Etheridge Jr. Comes in on the Straight and Narrow

There’s something deep into the core of New York City singer-songwriter Riley Etheridge Jr.’s new release, The Straight and Narrow Way, that carries with it a deeply Stax/Muscle Shoals realized sonic bloodline. It’s this sense of the music from these sessions that celebrates, travels, dances, thinks, feels, dreams and, at times bleeds, that links it to the finest soul music of the last several decades. It’s a roadhouse romp and big city blues jam fused with South Louisiana…

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Posted on April 8, 2014 at 12:00am

Jesse Winchester - An Appreciation

 

Five Years ago I had the pleasure of talking with legendary singer-songwriter, Jesse Winchester. Our conversation was beyond pleasant. We connected and found a great time of laughter together.  I'm still no veteran when it comes to interviewing artists, especially those I admire. But in 2009, I was just plain green. He was kind, funny, open and self-effacing about his own legacy.  

Jesse Winchester and especially his first…

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Posted on April 6, 2014 at 11:30pm — 7 Comments

Michael Nesmith: A Cosmic Monkee on the Rise

If any Texas born country singer-songwriter could be considered a cosmic cowboy it would have to be Michael Nesmith. After even a brief perusal of his 70’s solo albums it becomes clear if Gram Parsons coined the term “Cosmic American Music,” Nesmith certainly defined and expanded it. A listen to his current album, Rays, solidifies his credentials as a surveyor and journeyman in the American music landscape extending beyond any label, which he believes only limits the…

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Posted on April 3, 2014 at 10:30pm — 20 Comments

Ernest Troost's O Love-CD Review

By day, Ernest Troost is an Emmy award winning composer of film and television music. His best known score is for the camp-horror classic, Tremors.  But, by night, his blood is filled with the blues of the Piedmont region of the deep South,  the folk songs and tales of the Appalachians and the eccentric stories of Flannery O’Connor with just a twist of the big city folk-pop sensibility of Paul Simon.  The mix is a good one. Throughout his songwriting career and on his new…

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Posted on March 28, 2014 at 8:30pm

Lucinda Williams: The Cosmic Queen of Americana Music

Her voice is smokey, rough, and sweet at the same time. She’s has been described as one part bourbon; two parts honey. Her path to success has been strewn with personal tragedy. It’s been an earthbound trail of loss that has parallelled her success. Even so, her songwriting stands out from the overpopulated world of singer-songwriters in her refusal to allow self-indulgence, introspection, and self-pity to seep into her work. At 61, Louisiana born singer-songwriter Lucinda Williams…

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Posted on March 17, 2014 at 3:30am — 3 Comments

David Bromberg: Unsung Treasures of Hope and Faith

“The reason man created stringed instruments: David touched them with a lover’s fingers and they moaned that true love right back at him. Wood and wire and flesh spoke.” —Jerry Jeff Walker

Every American artist worth their salt has a story to tell. Many from our musical heritage have left us in flames of self-destruction. Others have lived long, had their downturns, returned restored, and have given back the hope they found in the depth of…

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Posted on March 12, 2014 at 11:00pm — 8 Comments

Rod Melancon Haunts His Own Parish Lines

If Louisiana native singer-songwriter Rod Melancon's debut solo album, My Family Name, was a Valentine to Hank Williams and the Outlaw Movement of the 70's, then his outstanding new album, Parish Lines, released March 4th on Medina River Records, is certainly a love letter to Bruce Springsteen and the alt country movement of the last 20 years.  

That's a very good thing when…

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Posted on March 7, 2014 at 1:00pm — 2 Comments

The Long Dusty Road of L.A.'s The Far West

There is a point, when listening to a music created with a specific vision where looking back connects us to the present and the shows us the road to the future.  

The Far West, who have just released their sophomore album, Any Day Now, on the San Antonio based Medina River Records illustrates this experience. Along with L.A.…

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Posted on February 28, 2014 at 9:00pm — 1 Comment

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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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