Tag: “Buddy Miller”

Americana music Grammy nominees announced

Americana Music News – Nominees for the 56th annual Grammy Awards have been announced  by the Recording Academy and the Americana Music Association has helpfully distilled Americana  artists from the academy’s massive list: Best American Roots Song BUILD ME UP FROM BONES Sarah Jarosz, songwriter (Sarah Jarosz) INVISIBLE Steve Earle, songwriter (Steve Earle & The Dukes (& Duchesses)) KEEP YOUR DIRTY…

Americana Music Festival releases 2012 line-up

Americana Music News – The Americana Music Association has announced an impressive line-up for the Americana Music Festival & Conference September 12-15 in Nashville , with more performers to be named later. As usual, the roster includes a good mix of accomplished veterans and emerging artists. Among the biggest names: Billy Joe Shaver, the Punch Brothers, Brandi Carlile, Richard Thompson, Sara Watkins,…

2012 Americana Music Awards nominees announced

The 2012 Americana Honors and Awards nominees were announced today in Los Angeles. They’ll be presented at the Ryman Auditorium on September 12 during the Americana Music Festival in Nashville. The nominees: ALBUM OF THE YEAR Here We Rest – Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit I’ll Never Get Out of This World Alive – Steve Earle The Harrow &…

Tin Pan South Songwriters Festival sets 2012 line-up

Tin Pan South, the pre-emiment songwriters festival, has just released its line-up for the 2012 event scheduled for March 27-31. It’s a wide-ranging collection of talent, spead over ten venues. Attendees can pay cover at the door or buy a weeklong pass that offers preferred access. Many of this year’s performers are songwriters who have also had successful recording careers, including…

Cayamo Week in Tweets

Celebrating Leo Kottkes’ debut album http://t.co/fvzY2lia # Opening night on @Cayamo: Brady and Manning vs. Lovett and Hiatt. # There are big names on @Cayamo – John Prine, Lucinda – but we’re also looking forward to some newcomers, particularly @thebellebrigade # Monday on @Cayamo: @thecivilwars, @sarawatkins,@thebellebrigade, Loudon Wainwright and Richard Thompson Trio. # We’ve spent a lot of time at…

Buddy Miller and Jim Lauderdale celebrate George Jones

Jim Lauderdale dropped in on Buddy Miller’s first show on Cayamo, a music festival on a cruise ship. Dressed in bright red slacks and shirt worthy of the Opry, Lauderdale apparently inspired Miller to do a three-song tribute to George Jones, a man both artists admire. Lauderdale even portrayed Jones in a production at the Ryman in Nashville a few…

Cayamo 2012: A floating music festival

By Ken Paulson Cayamo, a  Sixthman music festival on a cruise ship, is about to launch from the Port of Miami, with a boat full of musicians and Americana music zealots. This is a distinctly different cruise, one on which the passengers give far less thought to destinations than their seat locations at dozens of different performances. The line-up boasts…

Rounder, New West, Lost Highway top Americana labels

Among the joys of Americana music is the range of artists and labels. Indie labels often break through, leading to dark horses and pleasant surprises. Yet this year’s Americana Music Association list of the top 100 albums from November 16, 2010 through November 14, 2011, serves as a reminder that the bigger labels still play a major role. An analysis…

Americana music 2011: No Depression’s 50 favorites

No Depression has released its list of the Top 50 favorite albums of 2011, as voted by its fan community. It’s an interesting mix, with Gillian Welch’s The Harrow and the Harvest at the top, followed by a remarkable range of artists, genres, styles and ages. Some have complained that it’s a surprisingingly mainstream list for an alt-country site, but…

Savannah Music Festival announces 2012 line-up

The Savannah Music Festival has been set set March 22-April 7, and will feature more than 100 performances spanning Americana music, jazz, world and classical music, according to Savannahnow.com. Among the notable Americana acts attending: -The Preservation Hall Jazz Band with the Del McCoury Band – Daniel Lanois, Buddy Miller, Brian Blade and The Zion Baptist Mass Choir – Bela…

Nov. 19: Americana Music Festival on Austin City Limits

The national television debut of the Americana Music Festival is scheduled for Nov. 19 on Austin City Limits, which has released this show setlist, beginning with Emmylou Harris, Alison Krauss, Buddy Miller, Jerry Douglas and Don Was singing “I’ll Fly Away.” The Avett Brothers – The Once and Future Carpenter Lucinda Williams – Blessed Amos Lee – Cup of Sorrow Elizabeth…

TV holds key to growth of Americana music

By Ken Paulson Television is a very big deal to the Americana music community. For years, the Americana Music Association has worked to establish the genre with the general public, and TV is the key. Any medium that can make Snooki a household name should do wonders for Buddy Miller. That’s why news that WNPT, Nashville’s public television station, would…

Jed Hilly on Buddy Miller and the Americana Music Awards

Buddy Miller dominated this year’s Americana Music Awards, as he has in years past. This time around, he was named top instrumentalist and artist of the year, and was a member of Robert Plant’s Band  of Joy, which won album of the year. As worthy as Miller is, some wonder whether his repeated wins keep other artists out of the Americana…

Cayamo’s 11 best moments

Paste writer Josh Jackson has posted his “10 unforgettable moments from Cayamo 2011.” It’s a good list, but it inspires the ever-competitive Sun209 to offer up 11 of our own favorite performances from the Cayamo cruise: 1. Loud and Rich -Loud and Rich are better known as Loudon Wainwright and Richard Thompson, and this was a rare show as a…

Buddy Miller and friends

Buddy Miller stepped into the elevator on the Cayamo cruise, seemingly unaware of the growing crowd lining up to see him. I had met Buddy at a party in Nashville recently and told him I was looking forward to seeing him play – if I could get in. He looked puzzled. “There are already 200 people lined up outside the…