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Michael Rank and Stag - Deadstock (Album Review)

Founding Snatches of Pink frontman, Michael Rank, has released his fourth record in half as many years with his newest outfit Stag.  The North Carolina based outlaw folk pioneer has managed to put together ten new songs that are terribly addictive and equally compelling entitled Deadstock on.  The record is…

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Added by Sad Songs Keep The Devil Away on July 31, 2014 at 9:20am — No Comments

John Hiatt & The Combo at Belly Up (Solana Beach, Calif. - July 30, 2104)

He is older now, and perhaps wiser.



John Hiatt and the Combo came on and entertained a mostly Baby Boomer packed house at the legendary Belly Up in Solana Beach, CA last night. His first three tunes were from way back in his song book and then he hit me between the eyes with the new ‘Old People’ from Terms of My Surrender Album. The lyrics are his wonderful tongue in cheek, and stuck me that he was singing about me! He mixed four new tunes in with some of my favorites from his…

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Added by ace rice on July 31, 2014 at 7:30am — No Comments

In Appreciation of: Eric Clapton

Last month, Eric Clapton suggested that his days of touring are over. “The road has become unbearable,” he said. “It's become unapproachable, because it takes so long to get anywhere. It's hostile – everywhere: getting in and out of airports, traveling on planes and in cars.”

Understandable, when you’re nearly 70, I guess, but the good news is that it sounds like he doesn’t intend to stop doing studio work or one-off performances. Clapton has…

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Added by Gary Burnett on July 31, 2014 at 4:00am — No Comments

The Medicine Show Radio Revue is on The Road across Britain.

The Medicine Show Radio Revue is now on the road, in my trusty Camper Van "The Heart Of Gold"  So no broadcasts for 3 weeks (sorry) but I will have loads to share when we get back. We start of in …

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Added by The Medicine Show on July 30, 2014 at 6:30pm — No Comments

Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers Crank Out On Hypnotic Eye

I was a senior in high school when Kid Leo from Cleveland’s iconic flagship radio station WMMS queued up some songs from a new band hailing out of Gainesville, Florida.  Little did I fathom that some thirty-eight years later I would be eagerly awaiting the release of …

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Added by Jay Minkin on July 30, 2014 at 5:30pm — 1 Comment

Americana Boogie new releases for the week of July 29th... Eric Clapton & Friends, Jenny Lewis, Tom Petty, Allmans live and more...

ERIC CLAPTON & FRIENDS

The Breeze (An Appreciation of JJ Cale) (Bushbranch/Surfdog)

Eric Clapton has often stated that JJ Cale is one of the single most important figures in rock history, a…

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Added by Bill Frater on July 30, 2014 at 5:00pm — No Comments

SummerTyne Americana Festival #9 - Jumping Hot Club Stage (Gateshead, U.K. - July 18-20, 2014)

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…

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Added by Harrisonaphotos on July 30, 2014 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Celebrating Buddy Guy at 78

Buddy’s birthday…”78, and still feelin’ great.”

That is the tag line for the celebration that will be held at Buddy Guy’s Legends on the corner of Wabash Avenue and Balbo Drive in Chicago, the club he has owned for 25 years.

The true living legend has come far from the sharecropper’s cabin in Lettsworth, Louisiana where he was born.

At age 78, Guy still maintains a full time tour schedule and in 2013 he released the double…

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Added by Rick J Bowen on July 30, 2014 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Getting to Know Zameer -- Falcon Ridge Emerging Artist

Zameer is a Canadian singer-songwiter who was born in Pakistan and makes exceptionally powerful and inspirational music. Many of his songs have to do with political unrest and social injustices. He has achieved success in his adopted home of Toronto where he’s been voted the Best Artist by the Toronto Independent Music Awards as well as being included in the Top 10 Live Acts in Toronto. He was chosen as a Billboard “Hot Shot Debut” upon the release of…

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Added by Kathy Sands-Boehmer on July 30, 2014 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Getting to Know Hayley Reardon -- Falcon Ridge Emerging Artist

I’ve been lucky enough to know this Falcon Ridge Emerging Artist for the past five years….since she was in junior high school.  Hayley Reardon impressed me from the moment I heard her sing her songs to an audience of a half dozen people after hours at the me&thee coffeehouse in our mutual hometown of Marblehead, Massachusetts.  She was pretty new…

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Added by Kathy Sands-Boehmer on July 30, 2014 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Getting to Know Jean Rohe --- Falcon Ridge Emerging Artist

Jean Rohe is a very wise woman.  Not only does she make astoundingly beautiful music but she is thoughtful, reflective, and courageous.  She trusts her musical instinct and believes in the beauty of friendship.  She learned early on that making music is a bridge – a bridge that unites people no matter who they are. 

Jean Rohe is one of 24 Emerging Artists chosen for this year’s Falcon Ridge Folk…

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Added by Kathy Sands-Boehmer on July 30, 2014 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Getting to Know Libby Koch --- Falcon Ridge Emerging Artist

It’s always interesting to get the list of Falcon Ridge Emerging Artists and to look for the names of those artists who you have already seen, those who you’ve heard of before but never seen and those you seem to crop out of nowhere and demand to be heard.  Libby Koch was one of those names for me.  I’m glad I got to hear her authentic music, rooted for generations in the deep, dusty Texan soil.

You’re a seventh-generation Texan.  How did…

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Added by Kathy Sands-Boehmer on July 30, 2014 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Sammy Kershaw Honours George Jones With, Do You Know Me?

With Do You Know Me? Sammy Kershaw pays tribute to his inspiration and longtime friend George Jones by recording a dozen of the Possum’s classics from “White Lightning” to “He Stopped Loving Her Today.”

Louisiana native Kershaw has always sounded something like Jones, who grew up in east Texas. But it’s almost eerie how close Kershaw comes to Jones…

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Added by Chuck Schultz on July 30, 2014 at 10:00am — No Comments

The Song's the Thing: An Interview with Robby Hecht

Robby Hecht sings like a whisper, like a hesitant truth that simply can’t go unsung anymore. His songs can invoke starry nights and fog rolling in on the beach. Lights turning off. Front porch silences and morning walks alone. Holding hands for the first time, letting go for the last.

Across his three indie releases, Hecht has distinguished himself as the second coming of James Taylor, a gentler Damien Jurado. But, whatever the comparison, it’s hard to miss that his…

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Added by Kim Ruehl on July 30, 2014 at 8:00am — No Comments

What Happens When a Band on the Rise Finds Out Its Name Is an Obscure Racial Stereotype? Meet Parsonsfield (Formerly Poor Old Shine).

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…

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Added by modernacoustic on July 30, 2014 at 6:00am — 3 Comments

Today In Music History, July 30th, 1954

On this day in 1954, a young Elvis Presley appeared at the Hillbilly Hoedown, which was held at the Overton Park Band Shell in Memphis, Tennessee. Other notables on the same bill were Slim Whitman and Sonny Harvelle. When it came time for Elvis to perform, he was so nervous that he stood up on the balls of his feet. That stance coupled with him shaking his legs inside his baggy pants to the beat of the music got the crowd so excited they began yelling at him. This wild gyrating got…

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Added by Dan King on July 30, 2014 at 2:30am — No Comments

"Same Trailer Different Park" by Kacey Musgraves (2013)

Over the past two year I've been reacquainting with country music since my brief departure from it in 2012.  By reacquainting I mean listening to videos on YouTube and looking at the charts. When I started listening to country music again I'm disappointed to say I wasn't very impressed. I thought "Where's the country music at?" since all I heard on the radio were acts like…

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Added by Dylan Furr on July 29, 2014 at 9:30pm — No Comments

Health & Happiness Hour Moscow Fish in session July 30th 2014

This week’s Medicine Show Health & Happiness Hour, is a Belladrum Festival special, we have Moscow Fish from Thailand in session at the start of their Belladrum Tartan Heart Fringe adventure, look forward to David Celia's & Gypsy Dave Smiths imminent arrival for T.H. Fringe dates + we look forward to the festival its self with music from Billy Bragg, Danny…

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Added by The Medicine Show on July 29, 2014 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Eric Clapton Pays Homage to His Late Friend JJ Cale

A year after the death of  cult singer-songwriter JJ Cale, his close friend Eric Clapton has launched a tribute with an album and documentary featuring the likes of Willie Nelson and Mark Knopfler.

"The Breeze: An Appreciation of JJ Cale" features 16 interpretations of Cale's typically laid-back repertoire and is named after a 1972 release "Call Me The Breeze". The documentary is being shown on U.S. cable networks.

Cale, who died…

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Added by Jeremy Gaunt (music JJMG) on July 29, 2014 at 12:30pm — No Comments

The Infamous Stringdusters on Country Fried Rock

The Infamous Stringdusters tour so much that they even have their own festival, The Festy, with a fabulous lineup including our alumni, New Country Rehab. Chris Pandolfi and Andy Hall are so in sync that they alternate answering questions and finish each others' sentences. For their fifth album, Let It Go, the…

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Added by Sloane Spencer on July 29, 2014 at 10:00am — No Comments

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