All Blog Posts Tagged 'Americana' (653)

Jay Minkin's Best Albums of 2013

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This has been one of the most prolific years for outstanding record releases.  It was very difficult to narrow down my choices; especially for my critic’s pick Top 10 turned into No Depression.  As I’ve broken it down in the past, this edition of Liner Notes has three divisions: Male, Female and Duo/Group.  After the dust settles, one will be crowned the overall champion.   Just like the BCS, I’m splitting hairs at times to determine who…


Added by Jay Minkin on December 1, 2013 at 6:30am — 6 Comments

Americana Rock Mix: Episode 209 - Duane Allman Retrospective

I recently got my hands on the amazing box set about Duane Allman's short but elaborate career called "Skydog: The Duane Allman Retrospective".  So I'm going to spin some tunes from that, and we'll be listening to a radio special about the Skydog box set which includes interview from Duane's daughter Galadrielle, and Allman Bros. band members Gregg Allman, Derek Trucks, Warren Haynes and more. Enjoy!

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Added by Americana Rock Mix on November 27, 2013 at 5:00am — No Comments

Richard Buckner - Surrounded (Album Review)

Haunting electronica-backed folk

Though he'd released two indie albums in the mid-90s, Richard Buckner arrived in most listeners' ears with his 1997 major label debut, Devotion + Doubt. His voice and delivery were unlike just about anyone who'd come before. His early music found cover under the Americana umbrella, but even then the steel, fiddle and vocal…


Added by on November 22, 2013 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Americana Rock Mix: Episode 208 - Triumphant With Vigor

I am back from the sickness that kept me away last week. And I feel great! Fortunately, to compensate for last weeks absence, there is amazing music in this episode. Enjoy!

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Music in this episode:

-  Red Eye AND Don’t Ask Why by The Moondoggies

(from Adios I’m A Ghost)…


Added by Americana Rock Mix on November 20, 2013 at 4:30am — No Comments

Photo journal from the Americana Music Association Conference and Festival

Here are some photos of live music from the Americana Music Association Festival and Conference earlier this fall. It was a great networking event and I had many interesting interactions. It also served as a fine introduction to some of Nashville’s best music venues...The Basement/Grimey’s, Cannery Row, The Station Inn and, of course, the Ryman Auditorium. It was also a pleasure meeting No Depression editors Kyla and Kim and others involved in the community. Crossing paths with…


Added by Demos Papadimas on November 17, 2013 at 10:00am — No Comments

Dreams Do Come True

Central Valley born and bred Gary Tackett's DREAM as a 10 year old was to "play guitar on a Merle Haggard record". "That was my only dream". "Not to be a policeman, fireman, or doctor, but to be a sideman for Merle Haggard (Be one of the Strangers featuring Norm Hamlett, Roy Nichols, Mark Yeary, Biff Adams, Jimmy Belkin, Tiny Moore). Gary's dream came true on October 16th 1989 when Merle's keyboardist Mark Yeary called…


Added by Gary Tackett on November 14, 2013 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Mike Aiken – "Almost Christmas" (Single Review)

Well, this is the second Christmas song that I have already reviewed this season. Mindy Smith has already released a five song EP last month. Mike has a really nice Video built around his song "Almost Christmas", which is a song that he wrote. It is an acoustic song which is very well done, The video is based around him singing in a decorated area, a train rolling down the snowy tracks, and him walking around the winter streets with his guitar, Mike Aiken is what I think of when you say…


Added by Jim Moulton on November 14, 2013 at 2:30am — 1 Comment

Missy Raines and The New Hip – New Frontier (Album Review)

Hearing accomplished musicians in one genre seamlessly shift into another makes my heart happy because I love a range of music: from jazz to Americana, to pop and R&B. For this reason and more, Missy Raines and the New Hip make my heart swoon with happiness on their latest release New Frontier produced by Raines and fellow band member Ethan Ballinger along with Ben Surratt. The interactions between IBMA…


Added by Jae Peterson on November 11, 2013 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Remembrance Day and Veterans Day Radio Show

Jumping Hot Club Remembrance Day Radio Show 2013  

In the last 2 years I have achieved a long standing ambition by hosting my very own Americana and Blues radio show on two Tyneside Community Radio stations; but, sadly had to stop broadcasting because of work commitments.

Following the success of an episode last November I have dusted off the turntables again and recorded a 2 hour show that was broadcast on Hive Radio on Sunday 10th November…


Added by Harrisonaphotos on November 10, 2013 at 10:30am — No Comments

Damien Jurado on his new album and Moby collaboration

Brothers and Sisters of the Eternal Son:

Damien Jurado speaks about his new album and collaborating with Moby.

Reggae? Damien Jurado?

No, this prolific mainstay of Seattle's folk-rock community hasn't jumped ship into a new genre. But his forthcoming album proves, once again, Jurado isn't afraid to innovate in his approach to making music, including drawing on creative elements of dub reggae.

As he prepares to embark on a…


Added by apsaramusicblog on November 8, 2013 at 10:00am — 3 Comments

The Big E - Buddy Emmons Tribute

By Martin Jones

Just wondering if anyone else got to see the Buddy Emmons tribute at Americana Conference and Festival in Nashville this year? It was possibly the best thing I saw at Americana this year. I wrote up a quick review at the time: 

As part of the Americana Music Association conference that winds up in Nashville today, a tribute to pedal steel icon Buddy Emmons was held at the Country Music Hall Of Fame. It turned out to be a spectacular and affecting event…


Added by Rhythms Magazine on November 5, 2013 at 4:00pm — 2 Comments

Americana Rock Mix: Episode 206 - I Don't Hold A Match

In this episode I talk about once again being nominated for the Podcast Awards, and how I don't feel like it's worth while to worry about competing... Plus this episode is filled with great music to keep you moving. Enjoy!

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Music in this episode:

-  Plastic Knives AND Better Men by Todd Farrell Jr. & The Dirty Birds…


Added by Americana Rock Mix on October 31, 2013 at 4:10am — No Comments

Americana Music Show 163: The Gram Parsons tribute show

On episode 163 of the Americana Music Show, I feature highlights from the Gram Parsons tribute show produced by Jeff Hart and The Cat's Cradle in Carrboro, NC, September 20, 2013. Highlights from the show include covers from Ashley Carter, George Huntley, Kenny Roby, Tom Meltzer, Jill Kuhn Sexton, Lynn Blakey, Michael Rank, Jeffro, Rebecca Newton, Tonya Lamm, Jeffrey Dean Foster, John Howie Jr, Tress Chicas,…


Added by Americana Music Show on October 28, 2013 at 6:30am — No Comments

Q&A with Griffin House

Griffin House’s music is described as rootsy atmospheric Americana.  Call it what you want to call it.  It’s all good music, that’s all I know.  He’s equally at home with a rockin’ band made up of members of Tom Petty and the Heartberakers as he is playing solo.  He knows how to connect with audiences and make people care about what he’s singing about.  His fan base is growing by leaps and bounds.  It’s very exciting to see someone like Griffin rising to the top of the talent pool …


Added by Kathy Sands-Boehmer on October 27, 2013 at 2:30pm — 2 Comments

Honeybucket Brings New Grass to the Cuyahoga

I try and pride myself on going local.  Local restaurants.  Local beer.  Local groceries and produce.  So liner notes once again is going local with some home grown Cuyahoga valley bluegrass.  You don’t need to travel outside of your radius circle to hear the beautiful three-part harmony blend of Honeybucket.  The little band on this side of the Appalachian Trail will be celebrating their 2nd Birthday and the release of a brand new EP on Thursday, October…


Added by Jay Minkin on October 26, 2013 at 8:00am — No Comments

The Devil Makes Three – I'm a Stranger Here (Album Review)

“I’m A Stranger Here,” the fourth studio album by American roots trio The Devil Makes Three, is scheduled for an October 29, 2013 release on New West Records. On this ten-song record The Devil Makes Three give more of the bluegrass, ragtime, country, and rockabilly sound that has earned them a considerable fan base in recent years. Although…


Added by James G. Carlson on October 25, 2013 at 10:30am — 2 Comments

Americana Rock Mix: Episode 205 - Halloween Mix 2013

It's this years Halloween episode! What else can I say? Enjoy!

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Music in this episode:

-  The Devil's Son AND Sinners & Saints by The Creepshow

(from Life After Death)



Added by Americana Rock Mix on October 24, 2013 at 4:35am — No Comments

Review: "Hand on the Plow" by The Tillers

Cincinnati bluegrass and folk-punk trio The Tillers are truly a shining beacon in an increasingly crowded roots scene, and as such they have lured their share of roots enthusiasts and would-be fans in with their music in recent years. What makes them stand out to such a degree is their wholly original take on the musical styles from which they have drawn so much inspiration—old-timey Appalachian folk, down and dirty…


Added by James G. Carlson on October 21, 2013 at 8:30am — 1 Comment

The Cantrells at the Library: My Americana Myth of Home

I wandered again through my home in the mountain

Where in youth's early dawn I was happy and free.

I look for my friends, but I never could find 'em.

I found they were all rank strangers to me.

-"Rank Stranger" (traditional)

There's an element of home woven into traditional folk and country music.  Celebrations of family and home, laments for homes left far behind (across the sea or across the years), gospels of our…


Added by JC Shepard on October 20, 2013 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Americana Rock Mix: Episode 204 - Lets Try This Again

I tried recording this last week, and my recorded file ended up getting corrupted. So here we are with take 2. Enjoy!

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Music in this episode:

-  You Really Oughta Be With Me AND Baby We're A Bad Idea by John Paul Keith

(from Memphis Circa 3AM)…


Added by Americana Rock Mix on October 16, 2013 at 5:21am — No Comments

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