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Music always has a story to tell. In whatever form it takes, the history and the present moment merge into something vital that calls out to us to engage. In Hawai'i the music run as strong as the ta…

Music always has a story to tell. In whatever form it takes, the history and the present moment merge into something vital that calls out to us to engage. In Hawai'i the music run as strong as the taro with the same life-giving energy. For multi-instrumentalist and slack key master,…


Added by Terry Roland on August 1, 2014 at 5:23pm — No Comments

Bad Ass Boots – Band from the Bay Area

Introducing... Bad Ass Boots ~ 4 ladies + 1 guy from the San Francisco Bay Area.

Billie Burnor (lead vocals) + Suzanne 'Shazam' Cimone (harp / vocals) + Joyce Baker (drums) + Billie Duffey (bass) + Pat Duffey (electric & slide guitar / vocals).



Added by Bad Ass Boots on August 1, 2014 at 1:32pm — No Comments

Larkin Poe - Kin (Album Review)

Wow! A debut album that will set the tongues wagging in Music Town

I first saw Rebecca and Megan Lovell aka Larkin Poe three or four years ago as a support act in the upstairs room of a very small pub and there were as many people on stage as there were paying customers; but their musicianship on their acoustic instruments and charming performance has brought the band back to the UK twice a year ever since and the ever growing and appreciative crowds are…


Added by Harrisonaphotos on August 1, 2014 at 10:26am — No Comments

Q&A With Grace Askew

I recently got to do a little Q&A with Grace Askew, a singer who’s pushing country and blues boundaries with her super cool voice and great songwriting. Askew's new album, Scaredy Cat, comes out in August, and it opens up a gritty world of bar stools, bad luck and bad habits, unrequited love, hilltop liquor stores, and escape. You might remember her from The Voice last year, but this is music that is distinctive Americana. Grace is a sixth generation Memphian and…


Added by Gillian Turnbull on August 1, 2014 at 9:30am — No Comments

Dom Flemons on Country Fried Rock

Dom Flemons’ third solo album, Prospect Hill, will be available on Music Maker records this summer.  The former member of the Carolina Chocolate Drops brings his interest in Carolina blues, old time, and early R&B to both traditional and original songs.  A few years ago, I had the pleasure of driving Flemons from downtown Nashville to East Nashville for…


Added by Sloane Spencer on August 1, 2014 at 5:00am — No Comments

Freight Train Boogie Show #265 features new music from David Olney, Michael Rank, Trampled By Turtles, Robyn Ludwick & more

FTB Show #265 features the new album by David Onley called When The Deal Goes Down.  Also new music from Michael Rank, Trampled By Turtles, and Robyn Ludwick. Here's the iTunes link to subscribe to the FTB podcasts.  Here's the direct link to …


Added by Bill Frater on July 31, 2014 at 9:30pm — No Comments

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.  The record is every bit as raw as one would expect from Rank, yet another example of how…


Added by Sad Songs Keep The Devil Away on July 31, 2014 at 9:00am — 3 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…


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…


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 …


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 …


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...


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…


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)

photos from this Festival are available here

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…


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…


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…


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…


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…


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…


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…


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…


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

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