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 Cooper. Here’s Brace talking about how “The World’s Greatest Video” came together: listen to ‘Eric Brace’ on Audioboo
Americana Music News – As we count down to the Nov. 10 national broadcast of the Americana Music Festival Award show, you’ll want to check out a cool series of videos produced by Brite Revolution during the festival in Nashville.
Here’s the kick-off video featuring honeyhoney:
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In keeping with our policy of devoting a disproportionate amount of space to Nick Lowe, here are his upcoming tour dates and his new video.
9/29 — L2 Arts + Culture Center – Denver, CO
10/01 — Musical Instrument Museum, Phoenix, AZ
10/02 — Belly Up Tavern, Solana Beach, CA
10/03 – Troubadour, Los Angeles
10/04 — 24th Street Theater, Sacramento, CA
10/09 — McGlohon Theater, Charlotte, NC
10/10 — The Grey Eagle, Asheville, NC
10/11 — Cat’s Cradle, Carrboro, NC
10/13 — Westhampton Beach PAC, Westhampton Beach, NY
10/14 — Landmark on Main, Port Washington, NY
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OK, it’s the least likely music video ever, but the sight of David Olney surrounded by mini-skirted dancers while he sings a Nancy Sinatra hit is pretty irresistible.
Lee Hazelwood wrote “Boots,” so it’s not a stretch for Olney to channel Hazelwood’s rough-hewn voice here. It’s goofy and we like it.
In other Olney news, the fine singer-songwriter did an interesting interview with F. Daniel Kent.
An excerpt about Olney’s move to Nashville: “At the time the Outlaw country was what was going on. It was a pretty wide open scene. The guy who was the model for everyone was Guy Clark because he had gotten the record deal. He was this guy that you could run into. He seemed to be in the same business that you were in. Guy has done a lot of great things, but for me in the beginning he set such a decent and very high standard for what was a good song.”
The Marty Stuart Show on RFD is always a hoot, a throwback to early country music television. Stuart and the Fabulous Superlatives are terrific players and they have a wonderful time.
The show that aired this week, though, was truly something special. It began goofily enough, with the theme from Bonanaza, complete with lyrics. But then Stuart introduced the legendary Charlie Louvin to perform the first of two songs. The show was taped on Dec. 2, 2010 and Louvin died 55 days later. His final song on the show was Tom T. Hall’s “Back When We Were Young.” It’s a powerful moment, and a joy to see Stuart’s obvious love and respect for the veteran performer.
Greg Trooper’s new CD “Upside-Down Town” will be released in a few days. Here’s a live version of “They Call Me Hank” from the new album.
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