Author: Americana Music News

Americana Music Festival’s latest line-up

The Americana Music Festival and Conference is just weeks away and the line-up is deep and diverse. Here are the most recent additions for the festival, set for Nashville from Sept. 12 through 17. The latest additions: A.J. Croce   Amelia White and The Blue Souvenirs    Amy Black    Belle Plaine    Big Star’s Third Live    Billy Strings    Blackfoot Gypsies   Blair Crimmins and…

Power Pop redux: Matthew Sweet, Tommy Keene on tour

Americana Music News — An intriguing tour featuring two power pop icons rolls into Nashville tonight for a show at the City Winery. Matthew Sweet and Tommy Keene are touring together in most cities. Sweet is touring in support of his new album “Tomorrow Forever,” his first since 2011. He’s made up for it with a 17-song collection. Here’s the…

New stuff we like: Twitter edition

Notable new releases: Loved past @dustbowlrevival work; new self-titled CD sleeker, more soulful. Recommended. Listen here. https://t.co/uHNMuQRbEh — Americana Music News (@KenPaulson7) July 3, 2017 Lots of Nick Lowe connections on new @JimLauderdale1 “London Southern, including great ’60s soul sound. “You Came to Get Me” is highlight. — Americana Music News (@KenPaulson7) July 3, 2017 Kudos to Dean Gitter for…

New releases: Slaid Cleaves, Calico

Due 6/23: Slaid Cleaves' "Ghost on the Car Radio" extends his rich body of work. https://t.co/WTxVAN0tKU @slaidc — Americana Music News (@KenPaulson7) June 11, 2017 New release: Calico's latest channels Joni Mitchell, Mamas and Papas. https://t.co/biPkpkJMhn @Calicotheband — Americana Music News (@KenPaulson7) June 11, 2017

Class reunion: The original Alice Cooper band

It’s been more than four decades, but I still remember seeing the Alice Cooper “School’s Out” tour. Complete with guillotine, they rocked Chicago Stadium. And there they were tonight, the band’s original members reuniting to deftly play “Eighteen,” “School’s Out” and “No More Mr. Nice Guy” in Nashville at the Tennessee Performing Arts Center.

Celebrating Bobby Keys

By Ken Paulson (This article first appeared in May 2011 on Sun209. Bobby Keys passed away this week.) There was a moment in Bobby Keys’ show at the Mercy Lounge when it dawned on everyone just how pivotal a player in rock history he is. Sure, we knew of his long association with the Rolling Stones and his short, but…

Sun209: The week in Tweets

Nashville Songwriters induct Mary Chapin Carpenter, Tony Arata, Kim Williams, Larry Henley http://t.co/YuBkdXq6 # John Hiatt: A thing called love, a thing called regret http://t.co/5QCdeKZp via @sharethis # Bob Dylan's Best and Worst Album Covers – http://t.co/hwBa4pgi http://t.co/7vt7Eo2D # Rock Hall of Famer Donovan Records in Nashville http://t.co/YOJqrgns # Ry Cooder and Kathy Mattea enter Americana music airplay chart http://t.co/Ek7O4pgU…

Sun209: The week in Tweets

The Avett Brothers on 'The Carpenter,' Gap ads, faith, and how cancer has shaped their songs http://t.co/F6QVAmVH via @EW # Music to delight and excite at Donegal Bay and Blue Stacks Festival – Entertainment – Donegal Democrat: http://t.co/1KZgRKtd # A celebration of censored songs: Freedom Sings set for Bluebird Cafe in Nashville http://t.co/eEQvVcRU #nashville # PREVIEW: Trouble in the Fields:…

Sun209: The week in Tweets

Civil Wars look forward to performing at Cash Music Festival http://t.co/8WGX2Ex1 # OUTSTANDING show in Houston: John Prine and Alejandro Escovedo. http://t.co/OjdUBzZV # David Grissom dazzles fans in a rare concert date in Houston http://t.co/qxCOnCfq # Nick Lowe still writes the book on songwriting: A review of his concert in Nashville http://t.co/ovFNbcOx # Bluegrass Awards remember Earl Scruggs, Doc Watson…

Sun209: The week in Tweets

ROCKABILLY LEGEND Wanda Jackson previews her new album at Americana Music Festival http://t.co/6O4IEcu7 #americanafest # Americanafest Saturday recap: Lee Ann Womack's Americana coming out party http://t.co/HlB4G7bZ via @examinercom # Americanafest artist Paul Thorn tells us 'What the Hell is Goin' On' http://t.co/wf4pCoxa via @examinercom # Americana Music Festival: Robert Ellis, Two Gallants, Dylan LeBlanc – http://t.co/sdC3Vbsx # Guy Clark And…

Sun209: The week in Tweets – Americana Music Festival edition

A HIGHLIGHT of Nashville's music scene: Americana Music Festival 2012 line-up http://t.co/ZllkTOwD # BEST OF AMERICANA: Honors & Awards Show this Wednesday. How to tune in. @americanafest http://t.co/IsOvxNbl @onlyinmusiccity # PREVIEW: Americana Music Festival Wed. – Brandi Carlile, Corb Lund, Shovels and Rope, Chris Stamey, Gretchen Peters http://t.co/MR0dtCbn # Americana Music Festival: Delta Rae to play the Rutledge http://t.co/XRUtzRd8 #…

Sun209: The week in Tweets

New Ian Hunter album "When I'm President" to be released today, stands with his best work. http://t.co/ep0VeWwS # At the Bluebird Cafe in Nashville: Kathy Mattea previews her new album “Calling Me Home” http://t.co/Gpai2vMm # Long Players channel the Travelling Wilburys at the Mercy Lounge in Nashville tonight. #nashvillemusic # Review: Steve Forbert’s “Over with You” http://t.co/FA0Tx6CX @americanafest #

Sun209: The week in Tweets

Power Pop lives! Dynamic new album from Shoes and a first-class reissue from 20/20.http://t.co/GIXeXlnD @conqueroo1 @realgonemusic #powerpop # Eric Church gets a ‘pretty incredible’ note from The Boss | Tune In Music City | The Tennessean http://t.co/PyZfHOJ5 # Steve Earle signs deal for two new books, including memoir | Tune In Music City | The Tennessean http://t.co/N76kFGQU # US festival…

Sun209: The week in Tweets

A return to a classic album: Radney Foster’s “Del Rio, Texas, Revisited: Unplugged and Lonesome” http://t.co/FfSfNytq # Out now: Amy Cook's "Summer Sun," with guest appearances by Robert Plant, Patty Griffin and Ben Kweller. #americanamusic # Nashville's own songwriting supergroup: The World Famous Headliners http://t.co/nz5HiA1A # Real cost of 'free' downloads – http://t.co/rcz2dbUb http://t.co/uKVgLy6G via @USATODAY # The Coal Porters'…