From the press release
Musical sisters from different mothers Carlene Carter and Tammy Faye Starlite will be appearing at Joe's Pub on Wednesday, January 26th for a very special evening of classic country, mixed with performance art and an examination of the roots of the Appalachian art form.
Carlene Carter, described as the prodigal child of country music royalty -- she's the granddaughter of Mother Maybelle Carter of the original Carter Family, daughter of June…
Last year, on New Year's Day, I made the mistake of reading my entire Twitter feed from 2009. The only good thing that came out of it was a list of artists I'd forgotten loving when I saw or heard them for the first time. Because I reckon I saw more music last year than the previous one, I went through Twitter this morning to compile a list for 2010.
In case you're wondering it turns out reading a year worth of tweets isn't necessarily a bad way to take stock of the year…Continue
In the early part of last year, I wrote a few blogs detailing historical artists whom I felt had been overlooked by the worlds of country music and Americana. Among those I highlighted were The Big Bopper and Rick Nelson. I sat down at the computer this morning with hopes of writing a review of…Continue
Cadillac Sky, a string band who blurred the line between Bluegrass and acoustic indie rock, has decided to take an "indefinite hiatus" as a band. They announced their decision this morning via their…Continue
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originally at MOG 1.23.09, now at Funk or Die ..Amazingly this set is nominated for a Grammy. Congrats to Numero..…Continue
Just happened to see this note a few moments ago from a friend. Darn.
I know Gerry and Joe Egan's Stealer's Wheel weren't Americana, but they brought an acoustic-folk sound to AM radio with their music, and it was back at a time when many types of sounds and musical styles were available to hear on the radio...before the suits messed it up.
Here's the news (and I'll drop some videos in the comments section):
Gerry Rafferty Dead At 63
No Better Than This
Rounder Records 6132842P
The Cougar comes to Townes
I was quite excited when this CD fell out of the packet as I thought that I was a bit of a John Mellencamp fan; but soon realised that the songs that I liked are now 25 years old.…
CINCINNATI, Ohio — Over the Rhine is ready to make waves in 2011 with a new release and spring tour dates that will take them to theaters throughout the Midwest and the East Coast.…Continue
In the digital age, music fans have an unprecedented ease and range of access to the vast vaults of popular music. 95% of the time I think this is a blessing, and I love whirling over my (too-large) music library on iTunes, but there is something to be said for sitting down and spending some time with a single album. The listening experience on my headphones in front of the computer screen is a…Continue
Just across the river in Kentucky, there used to be a man named Jesse Stuart who spent most of his life in a rural, secluded area of Greenup County. Best known as a writer, he worked as a teacher and school administrator throughout northern Kentucky and Southern Ohio and is well remembered on both sides if the Ohio River as our native contribution to the literary community.
One of my newer features on my blog is titled "Lyrically Speaking," where I take one song and discuss its lyrics. I'm not really a lyrics-first guy so when a song's lyrics hit me, I think it's worth discussing.
The latest entry is Lucinda Williams' "Drunken Angel," which I'm sure most ND fans…Continue
These three didn’t just play the music emerging from their hill…
Although I spent hours a day listening to music in 2010, reading the various ND polls I realized just how much music I didn't hear this year. Beyond the limitations of time there is the obvious issue of money. Thanks to Sons of Bill and Lone Star Music you can download their three song…Continue