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Buddy Miller Pulls Near-Sweep Of Major Categories

Emmylou Harris, Justin Townes Earle, Jim Lauderdale, John Fogerty & Buddy Miller; photo: Erika Goldring

Emmylou Harris, Justin Townes Earle, Jim Lauderdale, John Fogerty & Buddy Miller; photo: Erika Goldring

(September 17, 2009) – Acclaimed singer/songwriter/guitarist/producer Buddy Miller was the biggest winner at the 8th Annual Americana Music Association Honors & Awards Show Thursday night at the Ryman Auditorium, taking home trophies in almost every category for which he was nominated.

Performing in celebration of lifetime achievement awards were John Fogerty, Ray Benson and Asleep At The Wheel, and Sam Bush. John Prine and Nanci Griffith sang a duet in honor of recipient Jim Rooney. The AMA’s annual awards show, hosted by Jim Lauderdale, was also a showcase for both established artists and the next generation of stars, all contributing fresh material to the Americana music scene. Performers included Rodney Crowell, The Gourds, Raul Malo, The Flatlanders, Reckless Kelly.

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Sarah Borges & the Broken Singles, photo by Michelle Hood

Sarah Borges & the Broken Singles, photo by Michelle Hood

“Irresistible” Sarah Borges & the Broken Singles ‘The Stars Are Out’  Set for Release March 24th on Sugar Hill Records

On March 24, 2009 Sugar Hill Records will release Sarah Borges & the Broken Singles second album for the label, ‘The Stars Are Out.’ The Paul Q. Kolderie (Radiohead, Lemonheads, Juliana Hatfield) produced album is a “fiery” (NY Times) ten song collection of five originals and five choice re-imaginations of Borges’ and Kolderie’s favorites including “Ride With Me” written by fellow Boston native Evan Dando.

The album opens with the honky-tonk infused punk rocker, “Do It For Free” showcasing Borges’ smoky, honeyed vocals and scorching guitar work. This driving ode to an old flame would be right at home on the Sunset Strip in 1978 — Borges declares, “I never forget what my mama said to me, when it’s real love, you do it for free.”

Originals “Me and Your Ghost” and “Symphony” combine the band’s rockabilly, blues and rock and roll aesthetics and center on Borges’ trademark lead vocals and capture the band’s raucous and good time live act. She takes “Being With You” (most famously recorded by Smokey Robinson) and transforms it into a bittersweet lament accompanied by
gospel like backing vocals when she pleads, “I don’t care about anything else but being with you.”

‘The Stars Are Out’ is a worthy follow up to 2007’s ‘Diamonds in the Dark’ which drew praise across the board from the likes of The Boston Globe (“the playfully charismatic Borges truly shines”), Time Out New York (“irresistible”) and the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (“just a whole lot of fun”). Known for their relentless touring, the band recently received raves in the New York Times for their “vivacious” live show and Borges was awarded ‘Local Female Vocalist of the Year’ at the 2008 Boston Music Awards this December.

A national tour is planned for the spring of 2009 following the release of ‘The Stars Are Out.’ Click here for a complete list of tour dates: http://sarahborges.com.

Submitted by Shore Fire Media

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