Drew Holcomb and Neighbors set for Ryman

Americana Music News – This is a very big weekend for Drew Holcomb and the Neighbors. They’re playing two nights at the legendary Ryman Auditorium in Nashville – and they just have to drive across the river to get to their shows.

East Nashville is home base for this talented band, currently touring in support of their excellent new album Souvenir. We wrote  briefly and approvingly about the album in February, but may have undersold it. This is a band with top-notch musicianship and a healthy respect for hooks. “California” still looms large in our personal playlist.

Some tickets are still available for the Friday and Saturday shows, with Joe Purdy and Penny & Sparrow opening on respective nights.

New: Mavericks, Rodney Crowell, Drew Holcomb

New releases: Robert Earl Keen, Steve Earle

6PAN1T-R PSDAmericana Music News – New releases in our mailbox this week:

Robert Earl KeenHappy Prisoner DualtoneKeen’s latest is a bluegrass album, set for release Feb. 10. Full of familiar favorites, it includes “T for Texas,” Long Black Veil” and “Vincent Black Lightning. Among the guest artists: Lyle Lovett, Sara Watkins, Natalie Maines and Peter Rowan.

Tom Paxton Redemption Road – Pax Records – The folk legend’s latest is set for release March 10; features appearances by John Prine and Janis Ian. www.tompaxton.com

American Aquarium Wolves – The follow-up to Burn.Flicker.Die. is set for release Feb. 3. Produced by Brad Cook.

TerraplaneSteve Earle and the DukesTerraplane – Set for release on Feb. 17, this is Earle’s blues album, produced by R.S. Field. Most intriguing song title: “Go Go Boots Are Back.” www.stevearle.com

Susie Fitzgerald Restless –Big Purr Music, Fitzgerald’s second album, set for release Feb. 9. www.susiefitzgeraldmusic.com

Scott WooldridgeScott Wooldridge – Solo album from Minneapolis-based singer-songwriter; Midwest tour planned. www. Scottwooldridge.com

The David MotelPeople, Places, Things – New project from Nashville-based singer-songwriter David Brooks, produced by Dave Coleman of the Coalmen. www.TheDavidmotel.com

Drew holcombDrew Holcomb and the Neighbors Medicine – Magnolia Music – First single is “Shine Like Lightning;” album produced by Joe Pisapia. www.drewholcomb.com

PI JacobsHi-Rise Ranch – Six-track collection from L.A. musician, produced by Eugene Toale.

SeahorseThe Fire’s Heart – Raven’s Flight Records – A Kickstarter-fueled album from Oregon anchored by Rich Swanger. www.seahorselovesyou.com

Chris CarrollTrouble & Time – Debut album from Texas-based congwriter, produced ny David Beck. www.chriscarrollsongs.com

The WestiesWest Side Stories – Michael McDermott and Heather Horton present a “song cycle” about gangsters in Hell’s Kitchen in the ‘60s and ‘70s. www.westiesmusic.com

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