Opening night for Tin Pan South

Americana Music News — The Tin Pan South Songwriters Festival kicks off tonight with a full and varied schedule, combining songwriting prowess with a little star power. Among the highlights:  It would be easy to just spend the evening at 3rd and Lindsley, with...

Review: Guy Clark in concert

By Paul T. Mueller –There’s no denying that Guy Clark’s March 23 concert at the historic Crighton Theatre in Conroe, Texas, had the air of a memorial service about it. The legendary singer-songwriter, a Texas native who’s lived in Nashville for many years, has...

The Zombies at Fitzgerald’s, Houston

By Paul T. Mueller –You could almost understand it if a band that scored its greatest hit almost 45 years ago – AFTER breaking up – decided to reform for a phone-it-in-and-cash-the-checks reunion tour. That’s been known to happen. No such worries with The...

New to chart: Steve Earle, Dawes, Bobby Rush

Americana Music News — For a fourth week, Cheater’s Game by Kelly Willis and Bruce Robison and Carrie Rodriguez’s Give Me All You Got are in the top two slots on the Americana Music Association airplay chart swapping their positions from last week.  The...

Love and redemption with Ray Wylie Hubbard

By Paul T. Mueller — While a church is not necessarily the first place you’d expect to see Ray Wylie Hubbard performing, it does make sense in a way. The Oklahoma-bred singer-songwriter has been called the Wylie Lama, after all, and there’s a certain...

Mike Nesmith on 17-city tour

Americana Music News — Unexpected news release of the week: Mike Nesmith is heading out on tour. While best known as a member of the Monkees (and possibly the most reluctant), Nesmith  write and recorded  Americana music decades before there was a term for it....

Sun209: The week in tweets

  RT @nancybtenn: Nashville Symphony just Announced: B.B. King April 25th. Tickets on sale to public this Friday. #SchermerhornFridays htt … 25 mins ago RT @nashvillesymph: @brandicarlile with @nashvillesymph Tickets will go on sale 10 a.m. on Friday, March 1,...

Charting: Emmylou Harris and Rodney Crowell

Americana Music News — It’s three weeks in a row for Cheater’s Game by Kelly Willis and Bruce Robison to top the Americana Music Association airplay chart, with Carrie Rodriguez’s Give Me All You Got in the second spot. New to the chart this week:...
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