The inaugural Conroe Americana Music Festival got off to a promising start on Friday, May 5, in the charmingly restored downtown area of the small city north of Houston.
he Conroe Americana Music Festival set to debut May 5-7 in Conroe, Texas. The event, described by the promoters as “a grassroots premier festival featuring a mix of Bluegrass, Rockabilly, Folk, Texas Country, Roots Rock, Blues, and Americana music,”
James Talley’s “Tryin’ Like the Devil” is now back in a 40th anniversary edition, released by Talley’s own Cimarron Records. This edition comes with extensive liner notes and full lyrics.
The Whiskey Gentry have just released “Dead Ringer,” their first album since 2013 and it marks a vibrant step forward for this Atlanta-based band.
Salford University, Manchester, England – An original member of The Revolution will talk about his time playing with Prince as part of the first ever conference devoted to the music legend.
Buildings across the city will be turned purple to mark the University of Salford’s Purple Reign:An Interdisciplinary Conference on the Life and Legacy of Prince held at The Lowry arts centre and the University’s Media City UK campus on May 24-26.
The event, hosted by the University and their US partners Middle Tennessee State University (MTSU), will pay tribute to the star who died last April, and is thought to be the first ever conference dedicated solely to the Minneapolis-born funk legend.
Singer-songwriters usually, and understandably, focus on their own songs when performing. But many also perform songs they didn’t write, especially in a festival setting like Cayamo 2017.
Doyle and Debbie are the lead characters in an irreverent musical that parodies traditional country songs in a non-traditional way. “When You’re Screwin’ Other Women (Think of Me)” pretty much says it all.
“Brand New Day,” first Mavericks @MavericksMusic studio CD on own label, stands with their best, particularly title track. https://t.co/Sqfz4GhNOe — Americana Music News (@KenPaulson7) February 27, 2017 “Close Ties” from @RodneyJCrowell due March 31. Fine album, esp. nod to @GuyClarkKCA and “Nashville 1972”. https://t.co/M8S3TYQBaQ — Americana Music News (@KenPaulson7) February 27, 2017 New @drewholcomb “Souvenir” due March 24. Our favorite…
Much of the Cayamo 2017 lineup reads like a Who’s Who of previous Cayamos – Emmylou Harris, Brandi Carlile, Richard Thompson, Rodney Crowell, Patty Griffin, Buddy Miller, Steve Earle, Paul Thorn, Glen Phillips and Jim Lauderdale, among others.
There were few tears but plenty of laughter and good fellowship at the 20th annual Townes Van Zandt wake, held Jan. 1 at the Old Quarter Acoustic Café in Galveston, Texas.
By Paul T. Mueller On his latest collection, Magnolia City, Houston-based singer-songwriter John Egan goes back to the basics – a stomp board, a couple of National steel guitars, and a voice well suited to a 10-song mix of classic blues and folk songs and well-crafted originals. Although Egan seems comfortable fronting a band, he’s more often to be found…