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Soweto Kinch, Diana Jones, Fabolous: this week's new live music

Soweto Kinch, Birmingham<p>This is the mixed-media theatre run that Mobo-winning saxophonist, composer and rapper Soweto Kinch has been building toward for over a year. Kinch can splice scalding post-Ornette Coleman sax improvising, incisively intelligent political rap and visually riveting live shows …

US country music awards nominations announced

Newcomer Kacey Musgraves earns six nominations for America's Country Music Association Awards 2013, with Taylor Swift earning five nominations.<p>Kacey Musgraves earned nominations in six categories for this year's Country Music Association Awards, which are presented on November 6.<p>Musgraves, a …

Drugs, casual sex and black comedy: the country music revolution

With liberal themes and ferocious lyrics, modern country music is surprisingly subversive. Meet the new, straight-talking female singer-songwriters<p>'People think country audiences are all conservative, redneck, almost small-minded," sighs Brandy Clark. "That's not true. Are they more socially …

Muscle Shoals: one tiny town, countless musical memories

A long line of ghosts, some famous, others unfairly forgotten, haunts Greg "Freddy" Camalier's splendid music documentary Muscle Shoals. Duane Allman, Arthur Alexander, Wilson Pickett, half of Lynyrd Skynyrd… a full accounting of the dead is too sad to contemplate, but Muscle Shoals does us the …

Dave Grohl producing Zac Brown Band’s new album, performs at Country Music Awards

Dave Grohl remains busy as ever. As Foo Fighters gear up for their live return, not to mention a new studio album, the Eighth Wonder of the World has …

Sometimes it's hard to be a woman in country music

I came to Nashville to follow my dream of writing country songs. My uncle is in the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame and I grew up watching his struggle, listening to his hits on the radio, cheering his successes.<p>At the age of ten – around the time my uncle's biggest hit was about a girl named …

Soundgarden - Sub Pop Rock City Remastered

#RSD 2013 - Miles Davis - Jazz Track 12" 180 gram Mono LP - numbered and limited edition. A reissue of two underrated Miles Davis sessions on one mono LP; Side One is the Miles Davis Quintet's soundtrack for the French film L'Ascenseuer Pour l'Echafaud with highlights from the Miles Davis Sextet's session on May 26, 1958 (Davis' 32nd birthday). http://www.legacyrecordings.com/page/record-store-day/

Rest in Peace Brother Cheeks: an interview with Chico Hamilton and LeRoy Downs

Click Picture to hear an interview with Chico Hamilton and LeRoy Downs<p>“Live with the Jazzcat“<p>Rest in Peace “Cheeks” our dear brother and friend Chico …

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Kenny Chesney: Hemingway And Country Music

If you could sit and pick the brain of one person, living or dead, who would it be? Country star Kenny Chesney 's answer may surprise you.<p>"Ernest Hemingway would be one of those guys because he had such a wonderful, tragic, creative life," says Chesney. "I would love to sit down and pick his brain …

Emmylou Harris: 'I looked down on country'

'People expect me to be the ultimate cowgirl," says Emmylou Harris, "but I never even learned to ride." The singer is talking about the various misconceptions that go with being a country-music icon. "And I can't sing nearly as high as folks think I can," she adds. "But even when I had those higher …

Country Star George Jones Dies

Country superstar George Jones, known for "He Stopped Loving Her Today" and a long string of other hits, has died.<p>He was 81.<p>According to Webster & Associates, the Nashville public relations firm that represented Jones, he died Friday at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. He was hospitalized …

Country Music Legend George Jones Dies

NASHVILLE, TN – NOVEMBER 14: Author Robert Oermann, Recording Artist Tanya Tucker presents Singer/Songwriter George Jones his NATD Award along with NATD President Steve Tolman and Nancy Jones during the 2012 NATD Honors at The Hermitage Hotel on November 14, 2012 in Nashville, Tennessee. Credit: …

The Top 10 Up-and-Coming Country Artists to Watch

We picked 10 acts to keep on your radar<p>These days, country music is undoubtedly one of the hottest–and most fashionable–genres. On the occasion of last night's CMT Awards, we picked 10 acts to keep on your radar.

Florida Georgia Line's Brian Kelley and Tyler Hubbard -- Their Bio

Country duo Florida Georgia Line seemingly came out of nowhere when they burst onto the scene in 2012 with "Cruise." It was an ode to the road that …

Stax Museum, Memphis: top five music artefacts and the stories behind them

Stax's first playback speaker<p>When Stax first started, it couldn't afford a playback speaker to listen to recordings. At the time, the label didn't have any idea of what was about to happen there. It was trying to record country music. But Stax was originally an old movie theatre, which had left its …

Race And Country Music Then And Now

In a recent book, <i>Hidden in the Mix: The African American Presence in Country Music</i>, editor Diane Pecknold rounds up some of the better music writers in academia in order to put a light on country's many black roots and the country's unease with said roots. It's not perfect, but what's good here …

The Band Perry - You Lie

Miranda Lambert - Over You

Alan Jackson - Where Were You When The World Stopped Turning

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Save The Date: Nordic Barista Cup 2013 – Dear Coffee, I Love You.

The season for this year’s coffee events has only just begun, but it’s never too soon to begin planning a trip to one of the last (and one of my …

The Espro Press: The Rebirth of the French Press – Dear Coffee, I Love You.

If you’re a fan of the French press, but not the fine particles that cloud your brew, the Espro Press is about to change your morning cup for the …

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Coffee Touring: The Best Coffee in Amsterdam – Dear Coffee, I Love You.

A few weeks ago, I had the pleasure of spending a weekend in Amsterdam, a place I hadn’t been to in years and whose small but vibrant specialty …

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