Allen, Reynolds, and a laid-back, masterful collection of familiar Clement-penned country classics.
A decade of Clement-penned originals plus a pair of co-writes grace this late music legend’s third solo collection, released just short of a year after his passing aged 82. Memphis-raised Jack Henderson Clement launched his career with the renowned imprint Sun Records, as producer, musician, songwriter, and recording artist. His 1950s sides for the label were included…Continue
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Speed the Plough
The Plough & The Stars
Speed the Plough was a band that ought to have been far more famous by now. With four albums to their credit -- spread across a productive 30 year career -- this New Jersey outfit demonstrated their penchant for superb song craft as part of their extraordinary output. Sadly, that glorious invention fell mostly on deaf ears and an indifferent public. It’s appropriate then that The Plough & The…Continue
Added by Lee Zimmerman on February 28, 2014 at 10:00pm — No Comments
Having spent nearly nine months carefully crafting "High Tide", Stan Wells's debut album is a testament to perseverance, hard work and the sublime spirit of never letting go of one's vision to create the perfect album. High Tide is the culmination of a lifetime of expertly crafted, true to the core songwriting.
It takes a special kind of musician to bring folk icons like Nina Gerber, David Grisman, Ramblin' Jack Elliott and David LaFlamme all together to play on a debut…Continue
Attending the Americana Music Association in Nashville from September 17 through 22 is much more than just about the music. It’s about reconnecting with old friends and fostering new ones. It’s about good comfort food and local beer. It’s about revisiting old haunts and exploring new hidden gems. So sit back and relax … this will be a very long story.
Hitting the open road at eight-thirty in the morning from Akron, my partner in crime Dale Elwell and I made our way down…Continue
Ian McLagan & The Bump Band
Live at the Lucky Lounge
Ian McLagan’s transition from noted sideman and member of dual Rock and Roll Hall Fame bands the Faces and Small Faces has been steadily advancing successfully over the past decade, following his resettlement in Austin Texas where he’s now a major part of the local musical landscape. There’s no better evidence of this creative shift than in this 14 song live set recorded at one of his…Continue
Jack Carty first caught my attention earlier this month when I came across his wonderful tune “She’s Got A Boyfriend.” This self-deprecating uptempo lament about losing a girlfriend to another holds an ingratiating charm that suggests a young, lovelorn Billy Bragg.
Investigating further, I discovered that Carty is an up-and-comer singer-songwriter from Down Under. Since 2009, the impressive twenty-something troubadour has released an EP and a pair of full-length albums. Both…Continue
Added by Michael Berick on March 25, 2013 at 10:00am — No Comments
Buddy Miller and Jim Lauderdale have been friends so long, making a record seemed almost beside the point. They’ve played in each other’s band, recorded each other’s songs and followed each other from New York to LA to Nashville, and along the way done a fine job carving out the sonic roots and origins of today’s Americana movement.
But time teaches people to honor their core, seek those things that are overtly pleasurable. Thankfully, Buddy…Continue
Janis Martin's set of 11 rockabilly tunes, "The Blanco Sessions," finds itself in the record bins due largely to the tireless work of singer Rosie Flores. It was Flores who met Martin in 1994, enlisted her to sing on her "Rockabilly Filly" album the following year and inspired Martin to record this set over 2 days in 2007 at Dennis Challman's Rancho Relaxo studio in Blanco, Texas.
It's also Flores who's responsible for the album's release, having taken…Continue
Added by Michael Verity on December 21, 2012 at 1:00pm — No Comments
Santa Rosa, CA, June 6, 2012 –
For over five years, a young Ramblin’ Jack Elliott stuck to Woody Guthrie like rust on a boxcar, becoming so proficient at his style that America’s most famous ballad writer remarked, “Jack sounds more like me than I do.” (He would soon teach Woody’s tricks to a young Bob Dylan.) Fast forward to July 29th, 2012: Ramblin’ Jack, having forged a unique legacy of his own, takes the stage at This Train: A Woody Guthrie 100th Birthday Jubilee - a…Continue
Added by Dale Henry Geist on June 6, 2012 at 10:00am — No Comments
In this episode I respond to an issue that a couple of people had with the last episode. The title of this episode should give away my response to that issue. Also, I'm now a strong advocate for getting massages. Awesomeness never felt so good. And in between these segments of talk, I pack in some awesome music with the likes of which I'm pretty have been unheard.
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Added by Americana Rock Mix on April 27, 2012 at 7:10am — No Comments
Here's a few new Americana and roots-type music releases for the week of April 24th, 2012. Click the artist or album links to find out more. The artist's names link to their websites and the CD title links go either Amazon or CD Baby for easy ordering. The Freight Train Boogie podcasts…Continue
Apparently I'm in rare form in this episode. I find out some irritating news about the podcast apps that I've been trying to put together for Android and IOS systems, and I got on a lengthy rant about it. Fortunately there's some amazing new music in this episode to distract you from my distraction.
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Music in this…Continue
Added by Americana Rock Mix on April 18, 2012 at 5:30am — No Comments
Woody Guthrie would have been 100 years old this year, and there was a BIG old party for him last night at the Club Nokia in Los Angeles. Because it was Los Angeles, we dealt with the usual trifecta of traffic, long lines and confused box office workers, so we were late to the show, but were in good company as Steve Earle and Tim Robbins straggled in with us too, and seemed just as excited to get in. I learned a lot about Woody Guthrie from my friend, Tom Morello, so was most excited to see…Continue
Weeks before Patsi Cox left her mortal coil, she got busted. Riding shotgun down from Kentucky with a guy running moonshine; the feds in an unmarked pulled the pair over. BANG! Put the bracelets on. Took her in. Couldn’t make the charges stick, but what an outlaw move!
Right before she checked out, she goes flying on the wrong side of the law, laughing and telling stories, feeling more alive than most of us would ever dare. Sixty-some odd years old, and there she…Continue
Added by Holly Gleason on March 31, 2012 at 8:00am — No Comments
My introduction to Guy Clark came early. I was 14 years old in 1975 when a friend of my dad’s brought over Guy’s first LP Old No. 1. Dad was into Memphis soul music and the friend tried and failed to interest him in folk music. But one listen to Old No. 1 and folk music was IT for me. “She Ain’t Goin’ Nowhere” was the theme song for my teen angst. I eventually moved on to other folkies and 70s rock…Continue
A relatively small group of musicians have had top 10 singles in their careers. An even smaller group have written platinum selling albums. …
Added by Jack Tempchin on December 10, 2011 at 9:00pm — No Comments
By 1942 he’d been…
News this week of the passing of Jack Hardy elicited many tales of how he affected lives of both listeners and of fellow performers, an inspiration to many but truly known by only a few. My familiarity with Hardy comes mostly from recommendations by others, most notably folk singer/songwriter Jack Williams, who first met Hardy in the early 1970s and traveled in the same song circles at Kerrville with him for the past decade or so. Two of the best remembrances are linked below; an obit in the…Continue
Added by Kevin Oliver on March 15, 2011 at 9:42am — No Comments
Photo by Sara Finke.
Very sad news this morning. Various sites are reporting that John Studebaker Hardy passed away at the age…Continue
Last week, The White Stripes announced that the band "has officially ended." On The White Stripes website, Meg White and Jack White stated that there are many reasons for the split, but it is "mostly to preserve what is beautiful and special about the band and have it stay that way." They conclude by thanking fans:
“The White Stripes do not belong to Meg and Jack anymore. The White Stripes belong to you now and you…
Added by JeffK on February 11, 2011 at 9:00am — No Comments