Category: Americana Music Festival

Allison Moorer tour dates announced

The highlight of the 2013 Americana Music Festival in Nashville may well have been Allison Moorer’s captivating performance at the City Winery. Her new album Down to Believing is due March 17 and she’s headed out to tour in support of the release.

Angaleena Presley: Channeling Loretta Lynn

While Loretta Lynn sang “One’s On the Way,” Angaleena Presley offers the more blunt “Knocked Up.” Loretta cautioned her husband “Don’t Come Home A Drinkin’ (With Lovin’ On Your Mind), while Presley delivers the tough and withering “Drunk.” The songs are four decades apart, but share a refreshing honesty and directness.

Holly Williams, BR5-49 added to festival

The Americana Music Association has announced a third wave of artists for its upcoming festival and conference in Nashville, including Aaron Lee Tasjan, BR5-49, Holly Williams, Joe Fletcher & the Wrong Reasons, Luther Dickinson, Michaela Anne, Paul Burch, Sharde Thomas and the Rising Star Fife & Drum Band.

Mad: A New video from Eric Brace, Peter Cooper and friends

Americana Music News — We caught up with Eric Brace at the Americana Music Conference in Nashville and he told us about a new video featuring Tom T. Hall’s “Mad” and a slew of really cool guest stars, including Marty Stuart,  Duane Eddy and Mac Wiseman.  The video promotes The Comeback Album, the most recent album from Brace and Peter…

Interview: Billy Bragg at Middle Tennessee State University

By Ken Paulson We were pleased to host Billy Bragg at Middle Tennessee State University’s College of Mass Communication on Thursday, Sept. 19. Bragg was in Nashville to perform at the annual Americana Music Festival, and came to MTSU to be a part of the Tom T. Hall Lecture Series. Bragg was also the inaugural speaker in series of programs…