Great Lost Bands: Timberline

I’ve been transferring my favorite vinyl to MP3s and ended up revisiting a terrific country-rock (the best description we had pre-Americana) LP called “The Great Timber Rush” by a young band called Timberline. This was an energetic and highly melodic...

John Oates at the Bluebird Cafe

Nashville has long been the home or hangout of the stars who graced our ’60s and ’70s record collections. John Kay, John Fogerty, Peter Frampton and Felix Cavaliere have all called Nashville home. Now John Oates has established partial residency in...

A tribute to John Prine

After years of tribute albums that tend to be purely celebratory, it’s nice to come across one that’s revelatory. Cover John Prine? That’s a tall order. He’s a distinctive performer with an unconventional style and phrasing, and a voice that seems built for his songs....

Lorraine – Lori McKenna

By Ken Paulson You can almost hear Lori McKenna exhale with relief on Lorraine, her new CD and the first in some time without the commercial pressure of a label. She’s back to a sparer sound and continues to write about life’s trials and passages, from the...

Don Henry’s birthday bash at the Bluebird

One of the very best ways to celebrate New Year’s Eve eve is to attend Don Henry’s birthday bash at the Bluebird Café in Nashville. Last night was no exception. Henry, a Grammy award-winning songwriter, throws his own birthday party each year, inviting...

Cayamo 2011 features John Prine

One of my favorite musical events each year takes place on the water. Cayamo is a floating music festival, a cruise that features a remarkable array of performers and about 12 hours of music a day. Cayamo 2011 will feature John Prine, Steve Earle, Patty Griffin, the...

Video interview with Cowboy Jack Clement

Given the inspiration for Sun 209, it seems appropriate to share this video link of an interview with Cowboy Jack Clement from the Speaking Freely television show. Jack talks about Sun Records, his writing and recording career, Johnny Cash and the fateful day Jerry...

A Righteous Tin Pan South

Tin Pan South is a celebration of songwriting put together by the Nashville Songwriters Association International. The annual festival is remarkable for its scope and depth of talent, and occasionally you can even have a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member drop by....

Sam of Sun

My only aim was to stay in the business until I could prove, right or wrong, that we needed to be blazing some new trails. Sam Phillips, 1999, at the “Elvis and the First Amendment” program
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