New: Mavericks, Rodney Crowell, Drew Holcomb

“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…

Cayamo 2017: A music cruise preview

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.

Review: John Egan’s “Magnolia City”

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…

Mountain Tough concert to help Gatlinburg

Americana Music News – We’re proud that our friends and colleagues at WMOT and Music City Roots are playing major roles in this Saturday’s “Mountain Tough” fund-raising concert  in the wake of the devastating fires in Gatlinburg. The official announcement: All week, artists and radio stations have been signing on to support Mountain Tough, an all-day, free musical celebration and…

Americana Music Association’s Top 100 albums

The Americana Music Association just released its list of its 100 top albums, the most-played on Americana music radio stations from Dec. 1, 2015 through Dec. 5, 2016. Each year we always find some overlooked gem. The Avett Brothers top the new list, followed by the Tedeschi Trucks Band, Bonnie Raitt and the Lumineers. For full details and other Americana…