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Legendary ‘Hardcore Troubadour’ Steve Earle and the current version of his backing country rock band The Dukes – – guitarist Chris Masterson, fiddle player Eleanor Whitmore, bassist Kelly Looney, and new members drummer Brad Pemberton and pedal steel player Ricky Ray Jackson – will release ‘So You Wannabe an Outlaw’ on June 16 on Warner […]
You picked “Americana” from London-born singer-songwriter, Ray Davies, as your favorite new release for the week of April 21, 2017. Poll Results New Releases Did we miss something? If you feel a new release is missing from our current poll, please let us know in the comments. Readers’ Tops Spring 2017 DERRICK ANDERSON, A World of […]
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Once again I made it out to the campground across the highway from the Salt Lick BBQ near the small town of Driftwood, TX, for the Old Settler’s Music Festival. Here are the highlights from what I saw this year. Never A Disappointing Performance Award – Old Settler’s started out as a bluegrass festival, and it […]
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Last night Nikki Lane treated the Conan O’Brien audience to a rousing rendition of her cut “Jackpot.” Bedecked in her spectacular Nudie suit finest Lane leads her crackerjack band through the jumped-up shuffle clearly leaving the audience wanting more. Lane graced the same stage just over a month backing up the Old 97s on their […]
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Thirty years ago, in a park in a suburb north of Austin, a group of music lovers who gathered to play fiddle every Sunday, put on a small bluegrass festival. It was named after the park and sponsored by the town. Attendance that first year was about 600 people. Now, 30 years later, it’s held […]
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Of all the musicians I’ve assumed are safe in their positions of number one in the world at what they do, Bela Fleck is perhaps the one I thought was the most secure. Until now, there has been little competition in the eclectic, versatile, jazz but also world, folk and bluegrass banjo virtuoso category. But Canadian […]
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