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Review: Rosanne Cash - The Essential Rosanne Cash (Columbia Legacy, 2011)

Rosanne Cash - The Essential Rosanne Cash (Columbia Legacy, 2011)

For an artist of her stature, Rosanne Cash has been the subject of surprisingly thin compilation releases. Several 10- and 12-track single disc collections have been issued, but only Raven’s imported 21-track Blue Moons and Broken Hearts and to a lesser extent Legacy’s…


Added by hyperbolium.com on May 24, 2011 at 6:30pm — 6 Comments

TERRELL'S TUNE-UP: Happy Birthday Old Man Zimmerman!

A version of this was published in The Santa Fe New Mexican

May 20, 2011

Bob Dylan turns 70 years old on Tuesday, May 24.

Seventy years old.

I’m not going to gush here about what Old Man Zimmerman’s music has meant to me — how hearing the riddle-ridden, six-minute “Like a Rolling Stone” and The Byrds’ version of “Mr. Tambourine Man” on AM radio in Oklahoma in 1965 was like hearing the call of oracles; how hearing him sing “Girl… Continue

Added by swt on May 20, 2011 at 3:30pm — 37 Comments

TPR#42 Churchwood

On episode 42 of the Taproot Podcast, Bill Anderson and Joe Doerr of Churchwood deconstruct the blues, talk about what it's like to get together again after all these years, and teach us street Latin.





Added by Americana Music Show on May 23, 2011 at 7:30pm — No Comments

Review: Sarah Jarosz - Follow Me Down (Sugar Hill, 2011)

Sarah Jarosz - Follow Me Down (Sugar Hill, 2011)

Though only 19 when she wrote and recorded this set, Sarah Jarosz has pushed well beyond the “prodigy” title of her early years on the bluegrass circuit. Even her 2009 debut, Song Up in Her Head, showed her to be a lot deeper than a musical wunderkind. Her string-band background is still evident on this sophomore outing,… Continue

Added by hyperbolium.com on May 23, 2011 at 5:00pm — 4 Comments

Lee's Listening Stack - Jared Mees & The Grown Children - 'Only Good Thoughts Can Stay'

Jared Mees & The Grown Children

Only Good Thoughts Can Stay

Tender Loving Thoughts


If ever an album delivered on its title, Only Good Thoughts Can Stay is indeed the one. Jared Mees and company proffer jaunty rhythms, a carefree attitude and enough unabashed exuberance to make even an initial encounter suggest there’s cause for further indulgence. Backed by a band that seems more the freewheeling conglomerate, Mees possesses a vocal swoon and casual…


Added by Lee Zimmerman on May 23, 2011 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Jubal Lee Young - Take It Home

God knows it has taken Jubal Lee Young a long enough time to find his roots, but find them he did.  Right where his dad, Steve Young, left them.  Now, I don't think there is any musician who has put out the quantity and quality of work that Steve Young has who has received less.  Less respect.  Less money.  Just less.  They didn't even give Steve the designation outlaw, though outlaw he certainly was.  Hell, he was the poster boy for outlaw.


But Steve has done all right by…


Added by Frank Gutch Jr. on May 17, 2011 at 6:18pm — 1 Comment

Concert Review: Elvis Costello & the Imposters - Chicago Theatre - 5.16.11

I must preface this by saying that I have been an unabashed Costellophile for a good portion of my life, predating my being a Springsteen junkie, a Farrarian or even a Westerbergite, so Mr. MacManus could have walked onto the stage and coughed up blood for 15 minutes and I'd still say it didn't sound too bad.  But friends and neighbors, he did not do anything of the sort.  Instead, the limey bastard happily entertained we Midwesterners for two and half hours.


My friend Sarah…


Added by Lanny Durbin on May 17, 2011 at 8:00pm — 3 Comments

2011 Americana Music Association Award Nominees

As luck would have it, I'm in New York City this week for a number of reasons. But, today, it just so happened that the Americana Music Association was holding an event at the Gibson Showroom uptown, just west of the south end of Central Park, to announce the nominees for its 2011 Americana Music Awards. 


The event was really fantastic. In case you didn't have a chance to watch the live stream (which…


Added by Kim Ruehl on May 23, 2011 at 2:00pm — 12 Comments

CD Review: Hot club Americana from The Woodshedders on "O Dig"

The Woodshedders latest release and second studio album "O Dig" presents a carousel of songs, moving from Americana to gypsy jazz, through island breezes and acoustic funk. Dwayne Brooke has written a bevy of fine songs for this album, and what it lacks in cohesion it more than makes up for with its lyrical and musical strength.

The album opener, "… Continue

Added by Mike Ward on May 18, 2011 at 8:00am — 2 Comments



Alright you rodeo clowns! Come ride this wild bull of a podcast. Get in the saddle and enjoy some fine honky tonk, rockabilly and cowpunk melodies. Don't get… Continue

Added by swt on May 21, 2011 at 6:30pm — No Comments

AMA Awards Nominee Announcement - Live Stream today at 2:30pm EST

The Americana Music Association will be holding their annual nominee announcement event today in New York City at 2:30pm ET, 1:30 Central, 11:30 PT. 

For this first time this year the event is being produced so that everyone can experience it live on the Web and via SiriusXM's Outlaw Country Channel 60. 
Tune in to see Rosanne Cash, Levon Helm and his Dirt Farmer quartet, Jim Lauderdale, the Civil Wars and remarks…

Added by No Depression on May 23, 2011 at 11:00am — 3 Comments

Will Kimbrough, Red Dirt Boy From Lower Alabama

Tonight in Copenhagen, Will Kimbrough is scheduled to take the stage as one of Emmylou's Red Dirt Boys.  Emmylou and the "Boys" are starting a tour in support of her new album, Hard Bargain.  After Copenhagen, they'll hit Stockholm, Gothenburg, Dublin, Glasgow, Manchester, London, Bruges, Amsterdam, Munic, Frankfurt and Berlin before coming back to the States, where they'll play Telluride on June 17.  More touring to come after that, too.  Here's the full…


Added by Mando Lines on May 23, 2011 at 4:30am — 9 Comments

"Long Gone Lonesome Blues" and Hank Williams's Early Death


At age 26, less than three years before dying, Hank Williams released "Long Gone Lonesome Blues" in March 1950 and became a #1 Hot Country Single. "My Son Calls Another Man Daddy" (another Hank original) was pressed as the B-side, also finding success: #9 on the C&W charts.




Added by Matt Shedd on May 22, 2011 at 2:00pm — 7 Comments

Book Review: I'll Never Get Out Of This World Alive, by Steve Earle

A long time ago, he was Joseph A. Ebersole, M.D.  Now it's just Doc.  No medical license anymore, a monkey on his back and the ghost of Hank Williams on his trail, Doc lives in a boarding house in the worst part of San Antonio, digging out bullets and performing abortions.  Everything's going terrible, just the way Doc likes it, until a little Mexican girl named Graciela shows up pregnant and scared.


Graciela loses a lot of blood during the abortion, so she has to…


Added by Mando Lines on May 21, 2011 at 2:30pm — 4 Comments

Lee's Listening Stack - My Morning Jacket - 'Circuital'

My Morning Jacket


ATO Records

Has it already been more than a decade and half a dozen albums already? It seems like only yesterday since My Morning Jacket made their understated debut, spinning out the subdued atmospherics of their early trilogy The Tennessee Fire, At Dawn and It Still Moves while building early enthusiasm via a combination of hazy psychedelia and subdued yet sensual grooves. Since that time, they’ve evolved into stadium sensations and steady…


Added by Lee Zimmerman on May 21, 2011 at 11:50am — 2 Comments


FTB podcast #120 features the new album by TED RUSSELL KAMP called Get Back To The Land. Also new music from BRIAN WRIGHT, WHITNEY MANN and BUXTER HOOT’N. The full playlist is posted below. Check the artist's websites and order their CD's or downloads.… Continue

Added by Bill Frater on May 20, 2011 at 1:00pm — 1 Comment

Another gratuitous comment about Bob Dylan's birthday

I've heard more frequently in recent years, folks contending Bob Dylan's songs are better performed by other artists. I tend to assume this is because of his mumbling vocals, but find his voice quite intrinsically rhythmical and sing-songy, if not melodic. In fact, his delivery can be compared to genius comic timing, except without the humor. (Though he gets the humor in there sometimes, too.)


His unconventional rhyme schemes don't easily flow from the lips of any…


Added by Kim Ruehl on May 20, 2011 at 6:05am — 6 Comments

Lee's Listening Stack - Gruff Rhys - 'Hotel Shampoo'

Gruff Rhys

Hotel Shampoo

Wichita Recordings

Best known as the leader of the oft-times eccentric Welsh outfit Super Furry Animals, Gruff Rhys makes the case that he’s equally ambitious on his own. Three albums into a prolific solo career, Rhys offers up his most effusive and expressive effort yet, one that owes much to his day job’s over- the-top invention, as well as to his own ingenuity. With a generous fifteen tracks on tap, Rhys never falters, keeping the energy and…


Added by Lee Zimmerman on May 20, 2011 at 5:00am — No Comments

An interview with Mickey Pantelous of Dr. Albert Flipout's one CAN band

Over the course of the past two years of writing articles and interviewing artists for my One-Man Band Series I have come across singer/songwriters from all over the world. Mickey Pantelous, however, whose Dr. Albert Flipout's One CAN band project is the topic at hand, is the first one I have come across from Greece.


Even though Mickey Pantelous is from Greece, he sings in fairly clear and unbroken English.…


Added by James G. Carlson on May 20, 2011 at 5:00am — No Comments

JT & the Clouds plus Steph MacLeod, Newcastle Live Theatre

JT & the Clouds (with Steph MacLeod)

Live Theatre, Newcastle. Friday 18th February 2011

Alan Harrison

First up was a young folk singer from Edinburgh called Steph MacLeod. As you do; I’d researched him on the internet only to find that Steph is a recovering alcoholic and drug addict who has discovered ‘God’ and his song writing is cathartic and a major part of his recovery programme. It didn’t bode well for an evening of merriment.


Steph’s songs may…


Added by Harrisonaphotos on May 20, 2011 at 4:30am — No Comments

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