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Monday Morning Video: The Greyhounds

3 days agoMusic / Country : Twangville

Austin’s The Greyhounds are gonna help us kick off the week with this bruising cover of the Nilsson classic “Jump Into the Fire.” Watch to the end to see what happens when the band thinks that the song is over but the audience does ...

Watch Out! The Secret Sisters – ‘Luka’ – Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon

5 days agoMusic / Country : Twang Nation

Check this searing performance Laura and Lydia Rogers (The Secret Sisters) from last nights Tonight Show of their contemporary murder ballad ‘Luka.” “Luka” can be found on their newest release Put Your Needle Down

Phoebe Hunt & the Gatherers – Walk With Me

6 days agoMusic / Country : Twangville

Maybe it’s just me, but it seems like The Belleville Outfit is becoming sort of like Big Star or Nick Drake.  Which is to say that if everyone who currently claims to have been a huge fan from the beginning had actually bought records or gone to shows when the band existed, they’d have been a hugely successful […]

Watch Out! Carrie Ashley Hill + Jeff Berrall – ‘Found You’ [VIDEO]

6 days agoMusic / Country : Twang Nation

Carrie Ashley Hill + Jeff Berrall (Caveman) have released a lovely video for the song ‘Found You’ to accompany thier Stoned Ruin Records Lathe-Cut 7? Tyler Bisson of Audio Geography cuts the records individually in real time on a 1940?s era lathe machine. Each 7? is packaged in hand-screened artwork and includes digital downloads. About [...]

Watch Out! First Aid Kit – ‘Master Pretender’ (Acoustic) [VIDEO]

6 days agoMusic / Country : Twang Nation

Live is hard. This is a great video that highlights that as sisters Johanna and Klara Söderberg perform ‘Master Pretender’ with their lovely, bending harmony and deft finger-picking in a live performance for an official video. ‘Master Pretender’ is from First Aid Kit latest, “Stay Gold,”out now.

Rounder Signs Shelby Lynne; Ronnie Fauss, Over the Rhine Announce New Albums; Jean Redpath Passes Away

6 days agoMusic / Country : The 9513

Rounder Records has signed Shelby Lynne. The label will release a 15th anniversary edition of I Am Shelby Lynne (with bonus tracks and a concert DVD) on October 7. Yesterday, USA Today premiered a clip from that concert film. Lynne also...Show More Summary

Music Review – The Ben Miller Band – ‘Any Way, Shape or Form’ (New West)

Performers like Konrad Wert (Possessed By Paul James), Scott H. Biram and Hillstomp have been spectacularly creating Depression era country, bluegrass, folk, gospel, and blues music for years by jolting the dusty form with a furious intensity and emotional directness that would make Marcus Mumford sob into his vintage hanky. We can now add [...]

ISRAEL NASH – RAIN PLANS

I take full responsibility for not bringing Israel Nash to your attention before this moment in time. For that I am truly sorry. I plan to rectify this through this post. We Scandinavians have been lucky enough to enjoy his music over the last few years, as he early got a strong foothold in Sweden, [...]

American Songwriter Offers Free Lee Ann Womack Download; CMHOF Announces Americana Fest Schedule; Stream Unreleased Woody Guthrie Song

last weekMusic / Country : The 9513

JP Harris & The Tough Choices will release Home is Where the Hurt Is on September 23. Yesterday afternoon, Esquire premiered the album’s first single, “Give a Little Lovin’.” Time.com is streaming “Man’s a Fool,” a previously unreleased Woody Guthrie-Sonny Terry duet. Show More Summary

Newport Folk Festival – Saturday

last weekMusic / Country : Twangville

With his days in the blues-rock duo White Stripes now comfortably behind him, Jack White has become a bit of a generational connector. He’s paid homage to country, blues and rock legends, yet he keeps winning new fans. When he stepped on to the stage at Newport Folk Fest, the standing area at the front […]

Playlist – Ajax Diner Book Club 8/17/14 KRFC Ft. Collins CO

Neil Young “Ohio” from Decade Rufus Thomas “Do The Funky Penguin” Langhorne Slim “I Love To Dance” from When The Sun’s Gone Down King Curtis “Memphis Soul Stew” from Best Of Black Joe Lewis “Come To My Party” from Electric Slave Valerie...Show More Summary

Music Review: Cory Branan – “The No-Hit Wonder” (Bloodshot Records)

Nashville in the 70?s was a place of wandering, dusty minstrels tripping into town from distant small towns with little more than cheap guitars, grand dreams and a reverent yet defiant attitude regarding the power structure of Nashville music industry. The ripples where felt and absorbed back into the system and the result was the [...]

Glen Campbell “I’ll Be Me” Official Movie Trailer

One of the most heart-breaking moments of my life was seeing Glen Campbell accept his lifetime Achievement Grammy due to the already evident effects of his Alzheimers. Talking to him and his wife, Kim Woollen, afterword gave me hope. As dire as his future looked he was still in good spirits and was surrounded by [...]

Trisha Yearwood Gets Back in the Ring; Gillian Welch & David Rawlings Cover Johnny Cash; Dale Watson Stars in New Commercial

last weekMusic / Country : The 9513

Trisha Yearwood announced yesterday evening that she is preparing to release a new album called PrizeFighter through Sony Music Nashville/RCA Records. No word on a release date yet, but I hope it’s soon. Tomorrow works for me. Garth Brooks added another Chicago show, bringing the total to 11. Show More Summary

[Playlist] Ninebullets Radio – 08.16.2014 – 88.5FM WMNF Tampa

Local talent and female fronted bands are heavily featured on this show. Some other bad ass shit too so put your ears on the archive of the show. Below is the playlist for August 0916, 2014 [Artist - Song (Album)] 01. Drag The River – Old Sad Songs 02. Valerie June – Workin’ Woman Blues [...]

Mayer’s Playlist for August 2014, Part 2

last weekMusic / Country : Twangville

ALBUMS OF THE MONTH Uncle John Farquhar, by Goodnight, Texas Goodnight, Texas are on a journey, if not across geography then certainly through time. The bi-coastal group – songwriters Avi Vinocur and Patrick Dyer Wolf live in San Francisco, CA and Chapel Hill, NC respectively – are committed to taking listeners on a musical tour […]

Watch Out! The Felice Brothers – “Lion” [VIDEO]

One of the best bands I’ve had the privilege of seeing play live, The Felice Bothers have brought some of that playfulness to the video for their latest single “Lion.” Shenanigans and tomfoolery abound. Clad in black there’s field strongman posing, football, and topped off with a random pie fight and beer shower, This gives [...]

Song Premiere: Mike Auldridge, Jerry Douglas & Rob Ickes — “Till There Was You/Moon River”

last weekMusic / Country : The 9513

In 1994, Dobro virtuosos Jerry Douglas, Mike Auldridge, and Rob Ickes appeared on the Grammy-winning album The Great Dobro Sessions. Nearly 20 years later, the three men reunited to work on more music. Sadly, it would turn out to beShow More Summary

MY LIFE IN BLACK AND WHITE – COLUMBIA

With a middle school punk feel the folk-punk outfit My Life In Black And White has given us a new record with which to be obsessed. Columbia is the band’s fourth effort and I have to say it’s their best yet. This album shows their ability to take the musical aggression of youth and mix [...]

Watch Out! Sturgill Simpson – “Life of Sin: Live at RCA Studio A” [VIDEO]

Neo-Trad Outlaw and reluctant savior of country music, Sturgill Simpson turned out a sizzling rendition of ‘Life of Sin” recorded at the Nashville’s historic RCA recording studio. This is the very same studio that Ben Folds has been trying to save from potential raising. let’s hope this RL Bagg’s Handcrafted Video Series is a sign [...]

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