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Nitty Gritty Dirt Band’s Will The Circle Be Unbroken Gets Vinyl Reissue

A 40th anniversary vinyl reissue of The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band’s iconic 1972 album Will The Circle Be Unbroken will be released on February 26. The remastering of the seminal Americana record has been overseen by the band, and the reissue will include new liner notes, an essay by the Dirt Band’s John McEuen and an exclusive poster. Will The Circle Be Unbroken features a stellar assortment of guest appearances from legendary bluegrass, folk and blues musicians…


Added by Craig Young on January 23, 2013 at 12:00pm — 4 Comments

Bear's Vision: Live Big Brother/Janis Joplin

(Blurt Online) Coming March 13 from Columbia/Legacy: Live at the Carousel Ballroom, a previously unreleased Big Brother and the Holding Company (w/Janis Joplin), recorded June 23, 1968 by legendary soundman Owsley Stanley, a/k/a "Bear," who supervised the mastering of this release before his fatal car accident on March 12, 2011, in his adopted homeland of Australia.  The release of the album marks the one-year…


Added by Craig Young on January 9, 2012 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Country Music Legend, George Jones, Records The Theme For Squidbillies

George Jones, a legendary country music singer of our time, recorded the theme song for the upcoming episode of Squidbillies premiering, Sunday, Oct. 2 at 11:45 p.m. (ET, PT) on Adult Swim. Watch behind-the-scenes footage of George Jones singing the track with a live band in the Blackbird studio in Nashville, Tenn. George Jones is joined by Hargus "Pig" Robbins who plays the piano on the track who notably played piano on Jones' first number 1 hit from 1957, White… Continue

Added by Craig Young on September 28, 2011 at 11:00am — No Comments

Not So Loud: An Acoustic Evening With the Bottle Rockets

The legendary Bottle Rockets, hailing from St. Louis and extant since 1992, are still going strong and set to release Not So Loud: An Acoustic Evening With the Bottle Rockets on Bloodshot on Aug. 16. The record was cut live in a 19th century schoolhouse in St. Louis and aims to spotlight "a…


Added by Craig Young on June 12, 2011 at 5:30am — 4 Comments

The Jayhawks Reunite for Mockingbird Time

After a stretch of 11 years since their last studio recording, The Jayhawks have come together for the new album, Mockingbird Time. The album contains 12 tracks and will be released on September 20 on Rounder Records. The album will include all former bands members with songs written by band leaders Mark Olson and Gary Louris. Louris will also serve as the album’s producer.


Mockingbird Time was…


Added by Craig Young on June 7, 2011 at 2:30pm — 14 Comments

Bob Weir To Open For Merle Haggard

( Bob Weir will headline his first solo acoustic tour this summer. The Grateful Dead guitarist/singer has now added a date to the brief run. Weir will open for country legend Merle Haggard at Charlottesville, VA’s nTelos Wireless at Charlottesville Pavilion on August 4. As previously reported, Weir will play the…


Added by Craig Young on May 11, 2011 at 12:00pm — 3 Comments

Cure for Pain: The Mark Sandman Story


Sandman – celebrated for his unique vocals, songwriting and two-string slide bass – became a prominent fixture of the Boston/Cambridge music scene during the late-1980s. After leaving the blues-rock band Treat Her Right, Sandman went on to form his best-known project, Morphine, in the early-90s with saxophonist Dana Colley. Morphine achieved real critical success, including a Grammy nomination, and became the second act ever signed to DreamWorks Records. The band’s…


Added by Craig Young on April 26, 2011 at 7:00am — 3 Comments

TERRAPIN LANDING: Phil Lesh To Open New Venue In Marin County

In a posting on the official Furthur Message BoardPhil Lesh outlined plans to open up a new venue in Marin County, California called Terrapin Landing. The building will host album nights, singalongs, West Coast rambles (based on Levon Helm's Midnight Rambles), and more. Check out the complete post below:


"We're taking the first steps to…


Added by Craig Young on March 31, 2011 at 7:30am — 3 Comments

R.I.P. Pinetop Perkins

Joseph “Pinetop” Perkins, the blues pianist whose eight-decade career included recordings with Muddy Waters, Sonny Boy Williamson, B.B. King and others, passed away today at his home in Austin, Texas, of an apparent heart attack. He was 97.


Perkins’ hard, lively playing was made famous on…


Added by Craig Young on March 21, 2011 at 4:33pm — 7 Comments

Robbie Robertson Recruits Dawes as Backing Band for Live Dates

( According to Rolling StoneRobbie Robertson is planning several live shows with backing from Dawes. The live performances are said to include… Continue

Added by Craig Young on March 15, 2011 at 5:30pm — No Comments

How Jack White Rolls

(Blurt Online) The one-of-a-kind mobile record shop, potential live venue, DJ/merch booth and more that is THE THIRD MAN ROLLING RECORD STORETM will begin a roving celebration of  the  Third Man label's two year anniversary by rolling into Austin TX and setting up shop in various locations throughout the March 16-20 music portion of…


Added by Craig Young on March 14, 2011 at 10:00am — No Comments

R.I.P. Owsley Stanley III: A Psychedelic Icon Dies In Australia

( Longtime Grateful Dead confidant Owsley “Bear” Stanley died in a car crash near his home in Australia earlier today. Though his exact age was not known, Stanley was believed to be 75.


Stanley first met the members of the Grateful Dead at an acid test in San Francisco in 1966. He held many roles in the band’s organization over the…


Added by Craig Young on March 13, 2011 at 4:00pm — 3 Comments

Funk Legends Get Together For Big Ol’ Nasty Getdown

(Blurt Online) Billed as "the biggest, baddest, bombastic dose of pure funk you'll ever hear," the Bit Ol' Nasty Getdown may reek more of hype-speak than funk-stank from that description - but when you consider who's actually involved in the project, you may choose to believe the hype. The 60-plus musicians and singers that make up Big Ol' Nasty Getdown features an all-star line-up of funk greats including George… Continue

Added by Craig Young on March 7, 2011 at 8:30pm — 1 Comment

The Felice Brothers: Celebration, Florida

The Felice Brothers will release its fourth studio album Celebration, Florida on May 10 via Fat Possum. The album was recorded in the library and theater of Beacon, NY’s old high school. Produced by Jeremy Backofen, the album is said to be an “exhilarating amalgamation of frightening horn sections, unexpected 808s, ambient synth lines, schoolyard taunts, booming, primitive drum beats, heavy bass lines, piano,…


Added by Craig Young on March 2, 2011 at 9:00am — 6 Comments

Freewheelin’ Bob Dylan Muse Suze Rotolo Passes Away

( Suze Rotolo, who accompanied Bob Dylan on the cover of his second record Freewheelin’ Bob Dylan, passed away on Friday after a long illness. Rotolo, 67, died in her Noho apartment, just a short distance from where the photo for the iconic album cover was taken.


Rotolo lived with Dylan in a small apartment on West Fourth…


Added by Craig Young on February 28, 2011 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Booker T Backed by The Roots on New LP

(Blurt Online) Booker T. Jones' new album 'The Road From Memphis,' has been announced for a May 10 release on Anti-. It's the followup to 2009's 'Potato Hole' which won the Grammy for "Best Pop Instrumental Album."


Produced by Jones with The Roots' ?uestlove and Rob Schnapf (Beck, Elliot Smith), 'Memphis' was recorded by Daptone Records' Gabriel Roth with backing by The Roots. According…


Added by Craig Young on February 21, 2011 at 8:00am — 1 Comment

Band of Heathens: New Album/Tour

( With 200-plus show dates, a fifth anniversary celebration, appearances at Lollapalooza and other top national festivals and a taping of Austin City Limits with Elvis Costello, 2010 was a year of making noise and news for the Band of Heathens. Now, the group is set to release a new… Continue

Added by Craig Young on January 25, 2011 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Steve Earle: I'll Never Get Out of This World Alive

( Steve Earle is set to release I'll Never Get Out Of This World Alive on April 26 via New West Records. The album is the anticipated follow up to the Grammy Award winning 2009 release Townes. The 11-track set was produced by T Bone Burnett and is Earle's first… Continue

Added by Craig Young on January 25, 2011 at 3:30pm — 8 Comments

The Grateful Dead COMPLETE Europe ’72 Box!

(Press Release) Because you dared dream this might happen one day… Because you went down to the Gypsy Woman and offered up your first-born to try to make it happen… Because there are enough passionate Dead Heads at Rhino/GD who thought it might be cool for this to happen… It’s happening! Coming inSeptember is a gargantuan, beautifully designedEUROPE ’72 MEGA-BOX SET containing ALL 22 SHOWS of what…


Added by Craig Young on January 19, 2011 at 2:30pm — 19 Comments

Don Kirshner Dies

(Pollstar) Don Kirshner, 77, well-known music impresario known as "The Man With The Golden Ear," died of heart failure in Boca Raton, Fla., Jan. 17.



Teenagers of the '70s know Kirshner from the weekly music show "Don Kirshner's Rock Concert," which featured live performances from pop acts. But Kirshner's background began when he discovered…


Added by Craig Young on January 18, 2011 at 4:00pm — 6 Comments


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