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Hank III Announces the Release of Four New Albums in September

From the press release


With his own new label, Hank3 Records, and the sense that he has thrown off the chains holding him back creatively, Shelton Hank Williams III, aka Hank3, is coming out swinging this year with the release of FOUR records on September 6 - that's right - FOUR.

The unprecedented launch, in a distribution partnership with Megaforce Records (MRI), features a broad range of music that bridges more than one head-thumping genre - a…


Added by Adam Sheets on June 23, 2011 at 11:30am — 5 Comments

Rod Picott - Welding Burns

So a week or so ago I was checking the FAR (Freeform American Roots) and there at number 1 was Rod Picott's new album Welding Burns. I went no farther, rather, I just went over to Napster, gave it a listen and immediately loaded it on the iPod. I agree that it's a No.1 album!

Now I know Rod's music from… Continue

Added by Ed Karn on June 23, 2011 at 6:00pm — No Comments

The summertime edition of Grant Alden's Field Notes

Once again the kind folks at WMKY have renewed my, um, contract (yeah, that's it). And so my monthly hour-long show, listened to by an audience the counting of which does not yet oblige me to take off my socks, that deftly named monthly show called "Grant Alden's Field Notes" airs this Friday at 7 pm, EST.


You will note that no artist whose name might be alphebetised after S is included. I'm still unpacking,…


Added by Grant Alden on June 23, 2011 at 1:07pm — 4 Comments

Lost Record of the Week: Oh Susanna, Sleepy Little Sailor

I have a theory about listening to new albums.  It’s like dating.  The first date can be fun, sure, but it can also be full of awkward bits, weird surprises, and strange twists.  Same with an album.  If you get through the first date (listen) without being totally repulsed, you’ll probably try it again.  On the second date (listen), some of these quirks become a little more familiar, the flow of your time together makes a bit more sense, but there are still some surprising moments, further…


Added by Gillian Turnbull on June 23, 2011 at 12:16pm — 2 Comments

FTB podcast #123 with Audrey Auld, Ben Sollee, The Sweetback Sisters & Matt The Electrician

FTB podcast #123 features the new album by AUDREY AULD called Come Find Me.  Also new music from BEN SOLLEETHE SWEETBACK SISTERS and MATT THE ELECTRICIAN.  Here's the … Continue

Added by Bill Frater on June 22, 2011 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Newcastle's, Jumping Hot Club 25th Anniversary Concert

Gateshead Town Hall

Sunday 12th June 2011

Alan Harrison

The final concert to celebrate 25 years of the Newcastle based Roots Music Promoters the Jumping Hot Club was a real humdinger; with three acts who all started their careers playing in the downstairs of the Bridge Hotel 25 years ago.


James Hunter got the evening off to a barnstorming start with an hour of good old fashioned Rhythm and Blues.


James’s star is currently burning…


Added by Harrisonaphotos on June 22, 2011 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Screaming Trees to Release Final Album


I realize that the Screaming Trees don't necessarily fall into the americana and roots category but they are one of my all time favorite rock bands and Mark Lanegan's solo work, which does fit in the roots category, is right up there with the best of them.  I was super excited to hear about this record coming out when I heard about it last week and want to share the news! 



Screaming Trees to Release Final Album…


Added by Kyla Fairchild on June 22, 2011 at 12:00pm — 1 Comment

Jimmie Dale Gilmore & The Wronglers @ Beachland: Heirloom Music, Two Encores + Joy in the Songs

Jimmie Dale Gilmore + the Wronglers

Beachland Ballroom

Cleveland, Ohio

21 June 2011


They call it Heirloom Music, going so far as to make it the title of their first collaborative recording; but for Jimie Dale Gilmore and chockablock San Francisco roots/string/grass band the Wronglers, it is more a call to remember what the sheer joy of playing can create. Onstage at Cleveland’s Beachland Ballroom, there was nothing new, but rather a celebration of…


Added by Holly Gleason on June 22, 2011 at 7:00am — 4 Comments

Melody Walker is making an album

I mentioned this in post on Beat Surrender a few weeks back, just in case you missed and because it's getting near I'm hoping I can persuade a few more folks to put a few dollars in the pot and support this project, times are tough in rock n roll and Kickstarter, Pledge Music and IndieGoGo are offering artists a great opportunity to get their music out there, I've made personal pledge to put aside some of my music…


Added by Simon on June 22, 2011 at 12:00am — 2 Comments

Jeffrey Foucault - Horse Latitudes

Horse Latitudes is the new album from Americana great Jeffrey Foucault. Released on May 3 via Signature Sounds, the record is pure beauty and one of the best Americana albums this year. After several cover albums and collaborations, Horse Latitudes is 10 original tracks founded on prime writing, playing and arrangements.


The title track opens the album with drums, bass, and…


Added by April Wolfe on June 22, 2011 at 7:00am — 5 Comments

Telluride Bluegrass: Sunday Recap & A Word Or Two With Jerry Douglas

Robert Plant's Band Of Joy is one of the biggest acts to ever play Telluride Bluegrass Festival.   There was a lot of buzz about BOJ's Sunday night show all during TBF.  Even Plant's presence backstage and in the "Poser Pit" just in front of the stage had folks talking.  Aurora Sentinel writer John Lehndorff's…


Added by Mando Lines on June 22, 2011 at 5:00am — No Comments

8 Tracks Mix- Brooklyn BBQ

A back porch sitter..

Rib Tips- Andre Williams

Your Doin' It Too Hard- Sir Douglas Quintet

Walken- Wilco

Put It On- Rockin' 'Sydney with the Dukes

Please Don't Leave Me- Dave Myers

Pony Tail- T Bone Walker

Catfish Blues - Jelly Roll Kings

Fear No Evil-  Robert Ward

Am I Expecting Too Much?-  Allen Toussaint

99 1/2-  Mavis Staples

Gatur Bait-  The Gaturs

Drunk Man-  Eddie Harris

Freedom  Jazz Dance-  Eddie…


Added by Cody Breuler on June 21, 2011 at 8:25pm — 3 Comments

is it just me, or are you also listening to bruce again?

It seems that every day some musician dies. In fact, my old pal Vince has a web site devoted to daily postings of the newly departed, and he posts today's fresh deaths along with those who also died in years past on this date. Along with another friend named Phil who posts on Facebook a daily birthday note and video for every musician who was born on this or that particular date, I'm pretty much covered on the comings and goings. Sometimes it's news, other days it just serves as a reminder.…


Added by Easy Ed on June 21, 2011 at 8:01pm — 15 Comments

Free MP3 from Nick13: "Carry My Body Down"

It's hard to ignore an artist who keeps remarkably talented company (consider Greg Leisz, James Intveld, Sara Watkins, etc.), so I'm pleased to be able to share a free download from Nick13, whose recent self-titled release dropped on Sugar Hill on June 7, 2011. 


The tune is called "Carry My Body Down," and there's really no better descriptor for it than "psychobilly," which is what's used in his press materials. (You may know I'm not a huge fan of made-up genres,…


Added by Kim Ruehl on June 21, 2011 at 3:52pm — No Comments

Review: The Greencards - The Brick Album (Darling Street, 2011)

The Greencards - The Brick Album (Darling Street, 2011)

If you imagine an intersection where the traditions of country and bluegrass meet the inventions of newgrass and the changes that swept through British contemporary folk, you’ll have a sense of the music spun by the Greencards. Their songs feature the tight harmonies of country and bluegrass, the sophistication of jazz, and the pluck of folk. As on 2009’s… Continue

Added by hyperbolium.com on June 21, 2011 at 3:30pm — No Comments

The Irish Enigma of Kíla's Rónán Ó Snodaigh

Kíla's the kind of band that's lived on the edge of musical scenes their whole lives. They're Irish and they can play the hell out of Irish trad music, but their albums have spun off into Afro-pop explorations, or Chinese literature inspirations, or world-beat ministrations, or compositional meditations. To call their music experimental might be going a bit far, though some of their more eclectic compositions push far enough beyond…


Added by Hearth Music on June 21, 2011 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Chuck Brodsky, Twickenham Folk Club, London. June 19th 2011

American folk-singer Chuck Brodsky, so very well received at last year’s Shrewsbury Folk Festival, opened the first night of his first full UK tour at Twickenham Folk Club, an ideal setting for a man whose literate style just demands the listener’s ear.

Brodsky has built up a reputation for writing about ordinary people who do extraordinary things. He gives credence to the belief that once you start to peel away at the layers, there is no such thing as ‘ordinary’ in the…


Added by Jela Webb on June 21, 2011 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Jesse Lege, Joel Savoy & The Cajun Country Revival - The Right Combination

Cajun music from the Northwest? Well, yeah. Sorta. Now living in Portland and formed in 2010, the Cajun Country Revival came together during Caleb Klauder's Country Band's Northwest tour promoting his album, Western Country. Coincidentally, fiddle sensation Joel Savoy and Cajun music guru Jesse Lege were also in the Northwest and Caleb invited them to sit in on his tour. The group immediately connected blending Savoy and Lege's rustic roots music with Caleb Klauder's…


Added by April Wolfe on June 21, 2011 at 1:04pm — 7 Comments

Remembering: Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown

The late Clarence “Gatemouth” Brown could be an ornery man. How ornery? When I talked to Brown in 1991, he was at work on an autobiography. Fair enough. But then he wouldn’t let a conversation get going.

What’s the lowest he’d been? It’s in the book. But “bad times depends on… Continue

Added by Something Else! Reviews on June 21, 2011 at 6:00am — 3 Comments

High on Telluride Bluegrass Festival, Day 4: Father’s Day With Mumford & Sons

Somebody at Planet Bluegrass must have been thinking ahead. Punch Brothers and Mumford & Sons back to back on Father’s Day?

It was definitely a family affair, but by the sounds of it, young sons and (especially) daughters were the kinsfolk enjoying a special gift on the final day of the 38th annual… Continue

Added by Michael Bialas on June 21, 2011 at 4:00am — 3 Comments

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