By Ken Paulson It’s going to be a good year for fans of Chris Smither, the veteran folk-blues artist from New Orleans. On July 22, his complete lyrics will be published in book form and in September, a tribute CD called Link of Chain is scheduled for release. Most intriguing though is Still on the Levee: A 50 Year Retrospective,…
The ever-growing American Music Association announced today that its annual Nashville festival will feature an outdoor concert on the city’s riverfront on Sept. 20 with the Avett Brothers as headliners
NRBQ’s self-described “omni-pop” was a mix of classic rock-pop, country, rockabilly, Monk-inspired jazz and the kitchen sink. If they liked it, it was in the musical stew and they threw in some goofy humor for good measure.
Oklahoma singer-songwriter Parker Millsap put together a very good debut with 2012’s Palisade. His self-titled sophomore effort, released earlier this year, is even better.
Robert Ellis, Rosanne Cash and Jason Isbell led nominees for the 2014 Americana Music Awards with three nominations each, including artist of the year, the Americana Music Association announced today in Nashville.
When a musician’s previous album is excellent, it makes it that much more frustrating when the follow-up doesn’t measure up. Such is the case with Levi Lowrey’s self-titled recent disc.
It’s been too long since Sex and Gasoline, Crowell’s outstanding and largely overlooked 2008 solo album. Tarpaper Sky is a welcome addition to his rich body of work.
Austin-based singer-songwriter Eliza Gilkyson brought a light touch to sometimes dark material in her March 26 performance at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church in Houston.
Tin Pan South, the world-class songwriters festival based in Nashville, begins this Tuesday in Nashville, and as usual, the line-up of talent is rich and diverse.
Two new releases from Real Gone Music remind us of the richness of David Ruffin’s early solo career, when for a time it looked like he might match the success of his former group the Temptations.
Blood, Sweat and Tears: The Complete Columbia Singles on Real Gone Records: The two-disc, 32-track set offers up both the A-sides and B-sides that document the evolution and unraveling of the band.
The week in Tweets on Sun209: @Sugarlimeblue January 11, 2014 New shows announced in Murphy, NC http://t.co/vxSDN1IzQC @AmericanaFest January 11, 2014 Watch footage from Neil Young’s Carnegie Hall shows http://t.co/yqMgSkyaNM via @uncutmagazine @brandicarlile January 11, 2014 I’m singing the national anthem today at the Seahawks game! Oh my goodness what have I gotten myself… http://t.co/9edIOk5iNK @WhisperingBob January 11, 2014 …and…
Skydog: The Duane Allman Retrospective documents his career in impressive style, ranging from early recordings with the Escorts, Allman Joys and Hour Glass to sessions with Clarence Carter and Aretha Franklin and recordings with Eric Clapton and the Allman Brothers Band.
The Americana Music Association has just released its list of the Top 100 most-played albums of the year, based on airplay from November 19, 2012 through December 2, 2013.