MerleFest 2010, presented by Lowe’s and slated for April 29 -May 2, is proud to announce the line up for the event’s 23rd year. The following artists will join host Doc Watson on the campus of Wilkes Community College for a celebration of “traditional-plus” musica term Doc coined to describe the unique mix of traditional, roots-oriented sounds of the Appalachian region, including bluegrass and old-time music, and expanded to include Americana, country, “plus whatever other styles we were in the mood to play.” (more…)
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Posted in Festivals/Tours/Events, tagged Alberti Flea Circus, Alice Gerrard, Americana, Andy May, Anne and Pete Sibley, “traditional-plus” musica, Balsam Range, Bearfoot, Ben Prestage, Bill Mathis, bluegrass, Brave Combo, Buddy Greene, Buffalo Barfield, Cadillac Sky, Corey Harris, Dailey & Vincent, David Holt, Dehlia Low, Doc Watson, Donna the Buffalo, Eleanor Ellis, Elvis Costello, George Hamilton IV, Great Big Sea, Happy Traum, Harry Manx, Jack Lawrence, Jeff Little, Jeni & Billy, Jerry Douglas, Jim Avett, Jim Lauderdale, Joe Smothers, John Cowan Band, John Hammond, Lightnin’ Wells, Little Feat, MerleFest 2010, Missy Raines & the New Hip, Mitch Greenhill, Nashville Bluegrass Band, Nation Beat, Pete and Joan Wernick, Peter Rowan, Phil Jamison, Red Molly, Rhonda Vincent and The Rage, Richard Watson, ROY BOOK BINDER, Sam Bush Band, Scythian, Shana Banana, Shannon Whitworth, Steep Canyon Rangers, Susana and Timmy Abell, T. Michael Coleman, the Avett Brothers, The Banknotes, The Belleville Outfit, The Duhks, The Gibson Brothers, The Greencards, The InterACTive Theater of Jef, The Kruger Brothers, The Lee Boys, The Local Boys, The Lovell Sisters, The Neighbors, The Travelin’ McCourys, The Waybacks, The Wilders, Tony Rice, Tony Williamson, Tut Taylor, W.P.A., Wayne Henderson, Wilkes Acoustic Folk Society, Wylie and The Wild West, Zephyr Lightning Bolts on November 9, 2009 |
Posted in Festivals/Tours/Events, People, tagged Americana, Blue Ribbon Healers, Doug Spears, Gileah Taylor, Grant Peeples, Highway 19, Jerry Mincey, Jubal's Kin, Lucky Mud, Mike Jurgensen, Mimi Hearn and the Hearndogs, radio, Slim Fatz on July 10, 2009 |
Lucky Mud will be hosting an hour-long radio show this Summer in Panama City, Florida, featuring all original Americana music. Mud will introduce a new guest artist or group each week to a live audience in the Green Room of the Martin Theatre, downtown, Panama City, every Sunday, beginning July 12th at 4pm with Highway 19. The format will be live music/interview with Lucky Mud playing a few songs then sharing the hour with each guest. All guests in the 10 week show tour the Southeast US, and will have an opportunity for exposure both on WKGC fm radio, the local college station, and via streaming online Saturdays at 5pm Central Time following the show, starting July 18th on wkgc.org.
The lineup for the radio show is:
Highway 19 – July 12
Jubal’s Kin – July 19
Grant Peeples – July 26
Gileah Taylor – August 2
Doug Spears – August 9
Jerry Mincey – August 16
Mike Jurgensen – August 23
Blue Ribbon Healers – August 30
Mimi Hearn and the Hearndogs – September 9
Slim Fatz – September 13
If you can’t be a part of the audience, please listen in and comment to luckymudmusic.com.
Lucky Mud has six CDs of original music on CD Baby and have toured for many years from The Forge in Bandera, Texas, to a sold-out concert at the Linenhall Arts Centre in Castlebar, Ireland…. from a working man’s pub in Newcastle, England to the Conch Republic in Key West. They are currently working on a new CD and will begin a second season of monthly music concerts at their home called Maggie’s farm — a 7 acre farm near the beautiful Econfina Creek in the Florida Panhandle (fed by 7 natural springs, the Econfina Creek is visited year-round by canoe and kayak enthusiasts from around the country, and is part of a pristine management area).
Submitted by Lucky Mud
The Americana Music Festival and Conference will bring together fans, artists, record executives, managers, agents, music publishers, performing rights society executives, music retailers, producers, promoters, allied professionals and major media for four days of learning, networking and entertainment. Be a part of what the New York Times calls “the coolest music scene today”!
Festival and Conference dates are Wednesday through Saturday, September 16-19, 2009, and will be held in Nashville, Tennessee.
With registration, you have access to sanctioned events including our daytime educational panels and forums, all sanctioned evening performances at local venues and a ticket to the Americana Honors & Awards at the Historic Ryman Auditorium. (more…)
It’s been five years since Texas-based, New England-raised Slaid Cleaves released an album of original material. Though he’s never been described as ‘prolific’, Slaid has once again delivered an album full of uncommonly fine-tuned songs built to stand the test of time. The new batch of songs on Everything You Love Will Be Taken Away, Music Road Records, will hit the streets April 21 and he’ll be bringing his new songs along on an East Coast swing (see itinerary below).
Reuniting with producer Gurf Morlix and co-writer pals such as Rod Picott and Adam Carroll, the new collection of literate and astute, Americana folk tales is a beautiful follow up to the critically acclaimed Wishbones (2004) and Broke Down (2000). While continuing to showcase his masterful talent as a songwriter of depth and detail, Everything You Love Will Be Taken Away evinces the growth of an artist probing yet deeper into the human heart.
Having spent the better part of the past five years on the road, Slaid is embarking on another new journey in joining the co-op label Music Road Records. The brainchild of fellow songwriter Jimmy LaFave, the new label, headed by noted engineer Fred Remmert, is allowing Slaid a more hands on involvement with both his album release and his career in these tumultuous times. (more…)
Posted in Festivals/Tours/Events, tagged Americana, Blues, Cajun, Caroline Herring, Country, Devon Sproule, Folk, Hillbilly Casino, Jim Jones Revue, Jim White, Kilkenny Rhythm and Roots Festival, Liz Durrett, Luke Doucet, Melissa McClelland, Otis Gibbs, Peter Broderick, The Reverend Peyton's Big Damn Band on February 21, 2009 | 1 Comment »
Since 1998, the Guinness Kilkenny Rhythm and Roots Festival has attracted some of the finest names in the Americana canon; acts like Calexico, Giant Sand, Ryan Adams, Alejandro Escovedo, Mark Eitzel, Guy Clark, Chuck Prophet, Ray LaMontagne, Richmond Fontaine, Rodney Crowell… The list is very long, and these are but a small few names who have been drawn to the magnet of the Marble City Mardi Gras in the past. Country, folk, blues, bluegrass, rockabilly, cajun etc… All forms of what we like to call Americana are well represented over the four days. From midday to midnight audiences wend their way through the medieval streets sampling the huge range of music in the 30 plus venues, hosting over 30 acts from Ireland, USA, Canada, UK and Sweden, with over 80 ticketed and free shows.
There’s a mixture of old and new acts on the free pub gig trail and all styles will be catered for, from swing to bluegrass, rockabilly to cajun, folk and the blues.
Booking for ticketed events is at the festival office over Rollercoaster Records in Kieran Street, Tel 0567794664 and online.
Acts appearing at the 2009 festival include: (more…)
January 17, 2009 (Chapel Hill, NC) – British songwriting icon Nick Lowe will release his definitive best of Quiet Please…The New Best of Nick Lowe on March 17, 2009.
Following his critically acclaimed solo album At My Age which People Magazine called “charming” and “timeless” and his near perfectly rated reissue of the classic Jesus of Cool (rated 9.3 by Pitchfork), Nick Lowe is back with a career-spanning two-disc best of collection. A deluxe version containing original-era vintage videos for classic tracks and live concert performance will also be available.
Quiet Please…The New Best of Nick Lowe looks back across the hit heavy career of one of pop music’s most influential statesmen. As the bassist and songwriter for Brinsley Schwarz Lowe played a key role in the British pub rock movement of the 1970s and through his stint as house producer at Stiff Records he would help draw the blueprint for the modern indie rock label. His rough hewn production work for The Damned, Elvis Costello and The Pretenders primed the pumps for the arrival of punk and new wave. More recently Lowe has cemented his status as an artisan of Americana soul with solo albums like The Convincer and At My Age. (more…)
Posted in Festivals/Tours/Events, tagged 2009 Roots and Music Festival, Americana, bluegrass, Buck and Nelson, Dale Ann Bradley, Folk, Irons In The Fire, Jim Lauderdale, Red Stick Ramblers, The Dan Tyminski Band, The Green Cards, The Seldom Scene, The Steeldrivers, Town Mountain on January 23, 2009 |
Tickets are now on sale for the 2009 Roots and Music Festival at The Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds. The Festival will celebrate the heritage and traditional music of our mountains as well as contemporary acts in the Bluegrass, Folk, and Americana genres. Tickets are $18 on Friday, $27 on Saturday and $40 for a 2-Day pass. Advance 2-Day tickets are $36 until May 15th. The Festival also provides an informal Picking Pavilion throughout the weekend.
The Festival line-up includes top local, regional and national acts. On Friday, June 5th at 6 PM catch Buck and Nelson, Irons In The Fire, 2007 and 2008 IBMA Female Vocalist of the Year Dale Ann Bradley and legendary Progressive Bluegrass pioneers The Seldom Scene.
A music camp for just you and your music
The 5th annual Hill Country Acoustic Music Camp will be held June 3rd to June 7th, 2009 in Kerrville, in the beautiful Texas Hill Country.
Held at Schreiner University, the 2009 Camp offers five days with a stellar line of instructors teaching guitar, fiddle, banjo, mandolin, dobro, voice, hammer dulcimer, and mountain dulcimer. The camp features small instrument classes to maintain individual attention. Add in some informal jams and music in country, roots, americana, folk, bluegrass, celtic, and maybe a bit of classical for a memorable and fulfilling musical experience.
Camp attendees average 55+ in age and come with skill levels from novice to advanced.
Five days of instruction cost $325. Private rooms and meal plans on the beautiful Schreiner campus are available at an affordable rate. Come enjoy five days of your music, your instrument and your new friends. Registration and details available at www.hcamp.org, or call Bob Miller at 830-459-2120.
Submitted by Hill Country Acoustic Music Camp
Posted in People, Record Labels/New Releases, tagged Americana, Barry Mitterhoff, blues music, Guy Davis, Jorma Kaukonen, Levon Helm, Lincoln Schleifer, Myron Heart, Red House Records, roots music, Teresa Campbell on December 20, 2008 |
ST. PAUL, MN — Red House Records is proud to announce the February 10, 2009 release of two new blues/roots classics from rock legend Jorma Kaukonen and his good friend and award-winning bluesman Guy Davis.
Jorma Kaukonen’s River of Time has a funky, organic feel that grew out of an ensemble recording he did at producer Larry Campbell’s studio in Woodstock, New York. Joining him were longtime friends and collaborators Barry Mitterhoff (mandolin, tenor banjo, tenor guitar and octave mandolin) and Myron Heart (vocals, upright bass) as well as Grammy winner Levon Helm (drums), Lincoln Schleifer (bass) and Teresa Campbell (vocals). Exploring his musical roots in rock and blues, this up-tempo album mixes original tunes with blues and country covers, all packaged in an accessible, radio-friendly manner that will appeal to folk, Americana and blues fans.
Guy Davis’ Sweetheart Like You is a classic mix of acoustic blues and soulful originals. Starting off with his unique take on the Bob Dylan classic, Guy takes you back to his home with songs about his family and about the hard paths life takes you down. Featuring a guest appearance by his son Martial, the album is alternately humorous and heartbreaking and shows why Mojo says that “no one puts together a tangier salad from the mixed greens of African American music quite like Guy Davis.”
Submitted by Red House Records
Posted in Organizations, tagged Alejandro Escovedo, Americana, Americana Music Association, Band of Heathens, hayes Carll, James McMurtry, John Hiatt, Levon Helm, Robert Plant & Alison Krauss, Ryan Bingham, Steve Earle, Tift Merritt on December 17, 2008 |
Monday December 15th marked the year ending chart for 2008 and with this chart, we are excited to announce that our friends at Amazon.com will be posting our Top Ten on the Americana Landing Page moving forward into the New Year. Visit our landing page and click on the Airplay Chart box on the right hand side of the page to see what’s hot.
Also, today we announce the Annual Americana Top 100 albums. The Top Ten most played records, as charted on the Americana Airplay Chart include:
- Hayes Carll
- James McMurtry
- Robert Plant & Alison Krauss
- Steve Earle
- Tift Merritt
- Ryan Bingham
- John Hiatt
- Band of Heathens
- Levon Helm
- Alejandro Escovedo
Click here to view the full Top 100!
We have had a great year; our chart remains a fixture at R&R Magazine and with its placement in other periodicals like Rolling Stone Magazine and Country (in the UK) the americana movement continues to grow.
Submitted by Jed Hilly, executive director, the Americana Music Association