While “outlaw” country has always had a strong following, in recent years the Americana and roots communities have seen a resurgence of interest in the music of artists like Waylon Jennings, Guy Clark, and Townes Van Zandt, as evinced by […]
It’s about time I again feature the finest recent work of ND’s crack photographers. However, this time I’m trying something just a bit different. I lead with the Bonnaroo photos of Chris Griffy, who also filed daily reports (4) and […]
Thomm Jutz’ Facebook page has looked more like a chart feed than a social media site. But you can’t blame the prolific songwriter for the screen shots celebrating his plethora of recent hits. “#6, 7, 9 and 17 this […]
As you will see, promoter Bill Wence has been in the music business a number of years and he’s worked with some of the greatest. As long as I’ve known him he has always treated me and everyone with a […]
I never thought big could be beautiful when it came to Americana festival crowds. I’ve changed my mind after seeing the bright lights of Bristol, TN/VA and its 50,000-plus. Or maybe I’m just infatuated with festivals themselves. Perhaps, if I […]
He called it dispensation. Special dispensation for white boys. There was a routine Guy Clark would remember years later: Someone would call ahead and get clearance that that a group of young white boys wanted to come see Lightning Hopkins. The […]
With the volume of books published every year, many books are forgotten almost as soon as they are published. This week’s column looks back at a handful of recent books that merit another look. Respect Yourself: Stax Records and the […]
It’s hard to think of something that Cowboy Jack Clement didn’t do in the music industry, and do well. He wrote, produced and published hit songs, he discovered and nurtured talent, he built a Nashville studio that became both a […]
Bobby Bare Jr. knew this wasn’t going to be a fair fight. “He’s playing nothing but hits and I ain’t got no hits,” he said in mock exasperation, recalling the first time he shared the stage with his father, Bobby […]
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