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Peter Cooper Sings David Olney's Praises in Excerpt from New Book

<i>The following is an excerpt from Peter Cooper’s forthcoming book,</i> Johnny’s Cash & Charley’s Pride: Lasting Legends and Untold Adventures in Country …

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Next-Gen Pickers: 6 Rising Stars are Carrying on the Bluegrass Tradition by Making It Their Own

Bill EvansFebruary 16, 2017<p><b>From the April 2017 issue of Acoustic Guitar | BY JEFFREY PEPPER RODGERS</b><p>Bluegrass is often tagged as a traditional genre, …

Album Review – Jaime Wyatt’s “Felony Blues”

For many of the best practitioners of country music, they don’t choose to pursue country music as a profession, country music chooses them. It …

Memoir by the late Dan Hicks set for April release

<b>Clare Wasserman</b> has read only bits and pieces of “I Scare Myself,” the forthcoming memoir by the late, great singing songwriter <b>Dan Hicks</b>, to whom she …

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John Mellencamp Sad Clowns Hillbillies 2017 Summer Tour Announced

John Mellencamp Sad Clowns & Hillbillies 2017 Summer Tour Announced<p>02.16.2017 - New York, NY (February 16, 2017) – Following the seventh and final …

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Alison Krauss: Vintage Country. Modern Self-Awareness.

NASHVILLE — Alison Krauss could let the fact that she was answering the door of her home here at 8 a.m. with her hair styled and makeup done imply that she’d risen early and knocked out her beauty regimen. But as this celebrated singer and fiddle-playing bandleader — the closest thing to a pop star …

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Freight Train Boogie Show #373

<b>FTB Show #373</b> features the new album by Travis Linville called <i>Up Ahead.</i> Here’s the iTunes link to subscribe to the FTB podcasts. Direct link to …

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Old Crow Medicine Show Signs to Columbia – To Release ‘Blonde on Blonde’ Tribute

For those of you thinking the old school throwback string band <b>Old Crow Medicine Show</b> may be starting to show signs of slowing down since they’ve been …

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Amanda Shires Leans On Her Life Lessons

By the time she appeared with Billy Joe Shaver at the Open Highway Festival in St. Louis, it seemed like a lifetime ago when Amanda Shires …

Brandi Carlile Enlists Pearl Jam, Adele, Jim James for 'Cover Stories'

Pearl Jam, Adele, Dolly Parton, My Morning Jacket's Jim James, Kris Kristofferson and more have all put their stamp on songs from Brandi Carlile's <i>The</i> …

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Folk Alliance 2017, Day 2: Ani DiFranco Delivers Inspirational Keynote

Community is the heart of folk music. The songs about land and kinship that grandparents and aunts and uncles teach their children around the family …

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See Jessi Colter's Meditative 'Psalm 23 The Lord Is My Shepherd' Video

Earlier this year, Jessi Colter announced <i>The</i> <i>Psalms</i>, her first solo album of new material in over a decade. Now the famed outlaw country artist and …

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Folk Alliance 2017, Day 1: Inclusivity, Roots Music, and Late Night Jams

The halls, hotel lobby, and hotel rooms are alive with the sound of music here at the 29th annual Folk Alliance International Conference at the …

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Hear Lucinda Williams Talk Steve Earle, Bukowski With Chris Shiflett

Chris Shiflett spent Valentine's Day in the company of Lucinda Williams, who invited the Foo Fighters guitarist to her L.A. home to tape the newest …

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Roots Radio from the Ground Up: A Chat with Craig Havighurst

One of the only recent bright spots in Americana radio is the recent addition of WMOT, serving the greater Nashville area. Craig Havighurst has been …

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T Bone Burnett's new project is a wild techno-skeptical concept album

T Bone Burnett has produced pretty much any artist you’d want to listen to and even had a prolific solo career in his own right.<p>But it’s rare to get original songs from him these days. Which is why his new project is so intriguing.<p>Well, that and the fact that it’s a spoken-word concept album about …

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Kris Kristofferson, Bruce Cockburn Bring Star Power to Folk Alliance Awards

The 29th annual Folk Alliance International conference kicked off Wednesday night in Kansas City with a star-powered awards show that signaled the …

VIDEO PREMIERE: One-Man Band The Suitcase Junket Rattles The Cage In “The Next Act”

Pursuing your musical career as a one-man band takes a high level of charisma and stamina if you want to keep your audience entertained. Luckily, …

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First Listen: Rhiannon Giddens, 'Freedom Highway'

"I was young, but not for long," sings Rhiannon Giddens in the voice of one of the characters she brings to bloody life on her second solo album, <i>Freedom Highway</i>. Actually, she wails the line – in grief, in defiance, and with the laser-deadly accuracy of a singer whose art is steeped in the …

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Tenth Annual Louise Scruggs Memorial Forum Honoring Traci Thomas

Like Louise Scruggs, artist manager and Americana Music Association co-founder Traci Thomas has forged a career by elevating tradition-rich roots …

Jaime Wyatt: Felony Blues

Push play and you’ll be reminded of the first time you heard some of the iconic female voices of roots country pop/rock.The post Jaime Wyatt: <i>Felony</i> …

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The Producers: Gabe Witcher

<i>Gabe Witcher has a superstition about shutterbugs in recording sessions. “I’m a strong believer that all photos that come out of the studio must be</i> …

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'Windy City' by Alison Krauss Review: Powerful, Down-to-Earth Crossover

Alison Krauss has been making records for 32 years, the majority of them fronting her justly celebrated bluegrass band, Union Station. For those efforts—and for her occasional change-up solo efforts, guest appearances and side projects, such as the 2007 “Raising Sand” collaboration with Robert …

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The 7 Types Of Record Collectors

You don’t need me to tell you that vinyl is back. It’s everywhere. From Wal Mart to tax commercials and everywhere between. Everyone that you know is …

Son Volt Honors the Blues, Nick Drake, and St. Louis on Latest Record

Jay Farrar is what you might call the archetypal journeyman. At age 50, he remains an architect of modern Americana as he continues to fuse the …

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10 New Country Artists You Need to Know: February 2017

<b>Sounds Like:</b> A raspy-throated, confident-beyond-her-years songwriter channeling Hank Williams via a somber goth-folk aesthetic<p><b>For Fans of:</b> Lucinda …

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Joe Ely celebrates 70 years with a blissful blowout at the Paramount

It's hard to imagine a more well-deserved 70th birthday party than the one Joe Ely had on Friday night at the Paramount Theatre — surrounded onstage …

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Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit Reveal Tour Dates, New Info On Upcoming Releases

Jason Isbell and his band the 400 Unit have announced the first leg of their extensive upcoming US tour, which kicks off June 17 in Asheville, NC. …

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Stream Nikki Lane's boisterous new album Highway Queen now

When Nikki Lane releases her anticipated third album on Feb. 17, it won’t be the set she originally thought you’d hear. Between tours for her second album, the well-received, Dan Auerbach-produced <i>All Or Nothin’</i>, she holed up in New York City’s fabled Electric Lady Studios with producer Jonathan …

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