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Friday Five: Songs About Lynching

1 hour agoMusic / Country : The 9513

Normally our Friday Fives revolve around silly topics, like “Country Singers Who Appeared on Sesame Street” or “Hookers with Hearts of Gold.” But today we’re going to look at a horrifying chapter in American history. You can find references...Show More Summary

Watch Out! John Fullbright: “Happy” – Late Show with David Letterman

2 hours agoMusic / Country : Twang Nation

John Fullbright, Grammy-nominee and the pride of Beardon, OK, entranced the David Letterman audience last night with an excellent rendition of his song Happy.” The man spins off these gems with seeming ease, even under the glare of television lights. “Happy” if from Fullbright’s latest, sophomore release Songs

Sugar Ray & the Bluetones – Living Tear to Tear

9 hours agoMusic / Country : Twangville

Sugar Ray & the Bluetones have added an entertaining gem to their long list of album releases with Living Tear to Tear.   From the first notes blown through Sugar Ray Norcia’s harmonica on “Rat Trap,” the album is a pleasure to hear. It’s not surprising that harpist Sugar Ray Norcia, a former member of Roomful […]

CORY BRANAN – NO-HIT WONDER

23 hours agoMusic / Country : Nine Bullets

Cory Branan needs no introduction in even the least educated of Americana music circles. The kid has been touring the country playing his heart out for the better part of a decade. Those who have seen his live show know how just close to literal the term “pouring his heart out” actually is. We’ve all [...]

BENJAMIN BOOKER – BENJAMIN BOOKER

23 hours agoMusic / Country : Nine Bullets

Benjamin Booker, it is important to say, is from Florida. Last year he played the Ninebullets Anniversary party on the same day he found out he got signed to a little label named ATO. Around the same time he picked up and moved the band to New Orleans, where he currently resides. This record, self-titled, [...]

Marty Raybon Rejoins Shenandoah; Lee Ann Womack, John Legend to Tape CMT Crossroads; Bob Dylan Announces Tour

yesterdayMusic / Country : The 9513

Lee Ann Womack and John Legend will tape an episode of CMT Crossroads that’s scheduled to air on September 26. Marty Raybon has rejoined Shenandoah after 17 years; the newly reunited band will go on tour beginning in late October; they’re also working on some new music. Show More Summary

Photos that ROCK! Newport Folk Festival 2014

yesterdayMusic / Country : Twangville

When the e-mail arrived confirming my press credentials for the Newport Folk Festival, I did a little dance around my living room. Not only is this the holy grail of music festivals (you may remember an incident with Bob Dylan and an electric guitar in 1965…), but I have been not-so- patiently waiting 12 years […]

Listen Up! Hal Ketchum – ‘I’m the Troubadour’

Hal Ketchum has known the road as a veteran of the Texas honky-tonk circuit. He’s also known commercial success a with his 1991 certified gold release “Past the Point of Rescue.” Ketchum has also known hardship. In June 1998, Ketchum was diagnosed with a neurological disorder called acute transverse myelitis, an ailment of the spinal [...]

[Playlist] Ajax Diner Book Club – 8.25.14 – KRFC Ft. Collins CO

The Clash “Clash City Rockers” from The Clash Sebadoh “Weird” from The Sebadoh Micah Schnabel “I’m Dead Serious” from I’m Dead Serious Charley The City Mouse Fasano “Gasoline Fumes” from Retrospect/ed The Minutemen “Jesus And Tequila” from Double Nickels on the Dime John KaSandra “The Natural Do” from Single John R. Show More Summary

[Playlist] Ninebullets Radio – 08.23.2014 – 88.5FM WMNF Tampa

We did the damn thing. If you wanna hear it, put your ears on the archive of the show. Below is the playlist for August 23, 2014 [Artist - Song (Album)] 01. Drive-By Truckers – Where The Devil Don’t Stay (The Dirty South) 02. Otis Gibbs – With A Gun In My Hand (Souvenirs Of [...]

Nickel Creek Surprised With Platinum Records

It took a while, but it couldn’t have come at a better time. Following their taping for an upcoming Austin City Limits Live the legendary newgrass trio of Nickel Creek was presented with the band’s first platinum record for its Sugar Hill Records debut, Nickel Creek. The band was surprised with special plaques to commemorate [...]

Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Lineup Revealed; Stream New Lucinda Williams, Hal Ketchum Songs; Jim Lauderdale Documentary Due in September

yesterdayMusic / Country : The 9513

There’s a feature on Mac Wiseman in the new issue of Country Weekly; you can also stream a song from his new album here. Dolly Parton is going to appear on The Foo Fighters’ new HBO series, Sonic Highways, which premieres October 17....Show More Summary

Album Review: Paul Thorn — Too Blessed to Be Stressed

2 days agoMusic / Country : The 9513

The phrase “feel-good album” conjures up memories of subpar songs about people bravely fighting cancer or disability while dispensing wisdom. Good thing you can always rely on Paul Thorn to keep things from getting too mawkish. The soulful...Show More Summary

Mud Morganfield & Kim Wilson – For Pops: A Tribute to Muddy Waters

2 days agoMusic / Country : Twangville

Larry “Mud” Morganfield and Kim Wilson have put together a collaboration that features 1950s Chicago Blues akin to Morganfield’s famous father, McKinley Morganfield – Muddy Waters. And the surprisingly good tribute album by Waters’ eldest son and the frontman from the Fabulous Thunderbirds, For Pops: A Tribute to Muddy Waters, captures that Muddy Waters feel without […]

Bob Dylan to Release Complete Sessions of Legendary “Basement Tapes”

2 days agoMusic / Country : Twang Nation

According to Consequence of Sound The entire collection of work by Bob Dylan and The Band (then known as the Crackers) Basement Tapes sessions will be available to the general public. Coming November 4th via Legacy Recordings, the six-disc collection covers an impressive 138 tracks, 30 of which were never of known to exist until [...]

Watch Out! Jumbo Brown – “Ain’t Nothing Wrong” Premier [VIDEO]

2 days agoMusic / Country : Twang Nation

Playing many,many live shows near their home in Brooklyn has served the roots-rock band Jumbo Brown very well. Their song “Ain’t Nothing Wrong” ia a woozy, honky-tonk ode to the simple joys of life and good times. There is loose feel that fits perfectly on a back porch or in a crowded bar. The video [...]

OTIS GIBBS – SOUVENIRS OF A MISSPENT YOUTH

3 days agoMusic / Country : Nine Bullets

If I was going to describe Otis Gibbs’ discography I would call it solid and steady. I own the previous four records, as well as the brand new Souvenirs Of A Misspent Youth, and there isn’t a misstep to be found. Gibbs clearly knows who he is as an artist and he has taken the [...]

Americana Awards Performers Announced; Lyle Lovett Plays Letterman; New Album Releases

3 days agoMusic / Country : The 9513

Ranger Doug reads more than you, is bored to tears by Gertrude Stein. Little Big Town unveiled the cover of their next album and announced several dates on their “Pain Killer Tour.” Read the introduction to Steve Lowenthal’s Dance of Death, a biography of John Fahey. Show More Summary

Readers’ Pick: Too Blessed to Be Stressed by Paul Thorn

3 days agoMusic / Country : Twangville

You picked Too Blessed to Be Stressed by Paul Thorn as your favorite for the week of August 19, 2014. Readers’ Top Picks (last 4 weeks) Long in the Tooth by Billy Joe Shaver (13) [8/5] They Want My Soul by Spoon (12) [8/5] Too Blessed to Be Stressed by Paul Thorn (11) [8/19] Hypnotic […]

Austin City Limits to Stream Nickel Creek Taping; Emmylou Harris Cancels Show; New Music Videos

3 days agoMusic / Country : The 9513

The door definitely remains open for Taylor Swift to return to country music according to radio consulting firm Albright & O’Malley & Brenner’s “admittedly unscientific” poll of of 60 country music station programming executives. Mike...Show More Summary

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