The International Americana Music Show #1405 features new music from artists from Canada, Australia and England, the Unexpected Cover is a song by Prince and we hear from some more international artists who…Continue
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Texas born Richard James Dobson II was introduced to the works of classical composers by his father, while his mother adored musicals. Parental disapproval followed the teenager’s late 1950’s incurable addiction to rock ‘n’ roll. In 1960 Richard purchased a Smith Corona typewriter in Albuquerque, New Mexico with the intention of writing “that first novel.” Countless travels at home and in foreign lands followed, as did employment on land and sea. Dobson, the musician, debuted with…Continue
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For nearly 4 decades, the Wilson sisters have remained the most dynamic duo in rock. As Heart, with Ann's lead vocals and Nancy on guitar as the core, the group has fifteen albums and over 35 million units sold. At last year's Kennedy Center honors program the ladies brought a tear to the eye of grizzled rock screecher Robert Plant when Heart did a version of “Stairway To Heaven” that breathed new life into the old rock chestnut and earned them a standing ovation from the Zeps as…Continue
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My wife and I tend to have very disparate music tastes. For example, one of the prized records in my vinyl collection is Metallica’s Master of Puppets, a record that I don’t dare play around my wife because I’m afraid that as retribution she’ll play her Sara Barielles CD. And, then, out of spite, I’ll be forced to blare Mudhoney, and … well, you get the picture - we go to bed angry. So, for the sake of long car trips, which we love to take, and ultimately our marriage, we…Continue
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Massy Ferguson, Seattle's world-class, quintessential bar band, is heading to Austin for SXSW this week. The boys are pumped to play there again and will perform at least six shows at numerous venues around town. Check Massy Ferguson's website for their SXSW schedule, music, merch and other information.
My husband and I saw Massy Ferguson perform at…Continue
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Craig Werth is David Francey’s right hand and maybe left hand too. He accompanies David on many tours and has arranged and produced his music. He knows David’s music inside and out. But he’s also a very fine singer-songwriter and has a multitude of musical talents. As David notes, Craig is a natural-born storyteller as you can tell from the responses to the questions below.
To learn more about Craig, visit his…Continue
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Dexter Romweber's appearance in the film Athens GA Inside Out and on Late Night With David Letterman in 1990 gave hope that a cult artist, an outsider, could break out and into the mainstream. That never happened. Dexter persevered and put out a series of influential albums with Flat Duo Jets (e.g. The Black Keys and The White Stripes). And…Continue
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Meg Braun is an instrumental (pardon the pun) figure in the NYC world of singer-songwriters. She’s one of the encouraging voices who helped steer a weekly gathering of songwriters who would get together and work on their craft (and often share chips and dip). She’s been touring with several of those same songwriters doing a tribute of Joni Mitchell’s Blue album….but this year she’s joined forces to pay homage to the legendary Carole King.
To learn more about Meg…Continue
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Like Billy Bragg, I quite like Pokey Lafarge. His recent TEDx talk ‘Evolving through preservation’ was an amazing opportunity for him to enlighten us about the history and development of music in America. Speaking in St Louis, to a partisan audience, the eloquent orator Lafarge, made an excellent start. But at 3.35 he…Continue
On the latest installment of their current Club Crawl tour, Hayes Carll and Parker Millsap camped out in Nashville for five nights -- well, technically, it was four plus one in Cumberland Caverns. First stop, the Loveless Barn for Music City Roots on March 5. Now, it's worth noting that the Barn is a tough room. These are music lovers first and fans second. If they aren't familiar with the songs, they seem to, at least, appreciate the craftsmanship and technical skill on…Continue
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Kat Quinn is an emerging singer-songwriter in the New York City music scene. She’s learning the ropes pretty quickly and has impressed a host of notables with her memorable songs and easy on-stage demeanor. You’d think she was born on stage…she makes it look that easy. She’s got two EPs to her name thus far but we predict a long and lasting career as she continues on and makes more and more waves within the acoustic music scene.
To learn more about Kat Quinn, check out…Continue
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On episode 182 of the Americana Music Show, Rod Picott plays three tracks from his latest album, Hang Your Hopes On A Crooked Nail. Rod Picott talks about wrecking his car while studying a Who song, writing a break…Continue
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This is a tale with two moving parts. First, a twenty-two year old young woman becomes so good, so fast...and delivers two sets of impeccable and improbable American roots music last night that it just might be as good as it gets. And for the second part of this story, she performs this magical musical feat at a simple house concert with two old friends from four years of summer music camp. Well, maybe not quite your usual house concert, but by description and definition…Continue
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If you’re in Austin this week, one performer to check out at SXSW is "ghost folk" artist Allysen Callery. Hailing from tiny Rhode Island, she was just selected as one of 40 “intriguing” artists to watch at SXSW by NPR critic Bob Boilen. Although she is pretty well known in New England (2012 Providence Phoenix Singer-Songwriter of the Year), and has a dedicated following in Europe and Australia, she’s yet to break out on the national…Continue
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Among the Neville Brothers, New Orleans' first family of music, he's the brother with the sweet tenor. Like so many others, he lost his home to Hurricane Katrina in 2005 and eventually relocated to New York City. But he says the change in residence, and the loss of his…Continue
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Although it might seem premature (it is only March) to name a debut disc of the year, Carrie Ann Carroll's You Should Know is on the top of my list. Despite being a relative newcomer to the Austin music scene Carrie Ann's debut album of original songs (along with a Sonny Bono cover) definitely delivers an album of tunes seasoned with Texas twang. With the impressive array of Austin musicians she was able to recruit…Continue
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It was a little like introducing two friends, and finding them wary of each other. In this case, the friends were Neko Case and the Concert Hall of the Sydney Opera House. (The Concert Hall feels like my second home, although I haven't been invited to sleep over yet.) Neko Case isn't the first and won't be the last artist to be thrilled about playing the Opera House and - at the same time - to struggle with its demanding acoustics.
From the moment she hit the stage, it was…Continue
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There couldn’t have been more of a contrast between Elephant Revival’s last visit to Vancouver and this one. The band played the Vancouver International Folk Music Festival on what turned out to be an incredibly hot, gorgeous summer day. This return visit was a generally grim day weather…Continue
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By Ken Paulson
Tin Pan South, a wide-ranging and always rewarding songwriters festival, has just announced its 2014 line-up. The festival, which features both songwriting legends and upcoming writers, will run from March 25 through March 29 in Nashville.
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