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“Freedom Sings,” an evening celebrating the power of free speech in music and honoring the career of Mary Chapin Carpenter, will be presented April 27 at the Newseum in downtown Washington.

Carpenter will receive the “Spirit of Americana” Free Speech in Music Award from the Newseum’s First Amendment Center and the Americana Music Association. The award recognizes artists who have used their work to raise awareness and promote free speech through their music and other efforts. Past recipients include Johnny Cash, Kris Kristofferson, Joan Baez, Mavis Staples, Judy Collins, Charlie Daniels and Steve Earle. (more…)

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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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CD includes co-writes with old friends Rodney Crowell, Shawn Camp, Verlon Thompson, Gary Nicholson, Jon Randall, Ray Stephenson, Joe Leathers; and young songwriters Jedd Hughes, Patrick Davis and Ashley Monroe

Collection includes Townes Van Zandt classic “If You Needed Me”

Guy Clark, photo by Jim McGuire

Guy Clark, photo by Jim McGuire

In a recent interview with the Huffington Post, Bob Dylan mentions Guy Clark as one of his favorite songwriters.  That is no surprise to anyone familiar with the master songwriter and legendary artist. This fall, Clark will release Somedays The Song Writes You, his second CD with Dualtone Music Group, which released the critically acclaimed Workbench Songs in 2006.

When Guy Clark discusses the art and craft of songwriting, people listen. He has, after all, been writing songs of uncommon quality for nearly four decades, songs like “L.A. Freeway,” “Desperados Waiting For A Train,” “The Randall Knife,” and “Texas, 1947.”

Some of them have been snatched up and recorded by other distinctive artists, many of whom are no slouches in the songwriting department themselves (“She’s Crazy For Leaving” written by Clark and Rodney Crowell, “New Cut Road” by Bobby Bare, “Let Him Roll” by Johnny Cash and “Heartbroke” by Ricky Skaggs, to name just a few), while others have filled out the twelve studio albums bearing Clark’s name, beginning with his 1975 debut, Old No. 1. Somedays The Song Writes You is the thirteenth entry to his enduring body of work.

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Live Oak Music FestivalFundraiser to Support KCBX Public Radio

San Luis Obispo/Santa Barbara – It’s the 21st Annual Live Oak Music Festival, a three day concert and camping event held every year on Father’s Day weekend in the beautiful and peaceful hills off Hwy 154, above Santa Barbara, California. This year’s festival will be held on June 19, 20, and 21, 2009. 100% of Live Oak proceeds go to support San Luis Obispo’s KCBX Public Radio, a non-profit organization!

Musical artists are booked and confirmed! Grammy Winning Rodney Crowell, Anonymous 4 with Darol Anger and Scott Nygaard, Grammy Winning Americana the subdudes, 2008 Grammy winning bluegrass album of the year – Jim Lauderdale Bluegrass Band, Dave Alvin and the Guilty Women, Old Blind Dogs, Trombone Shorty and Orleans Avenue, Amanda Shaw & The Cute Guys, Girlyman, Masanga Marimba Ensemble Music of Zimbabwe & Latin America… and more to come!

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Here are the results to our Grammy poll for Best Contemporary Folk/Americana Album. Voting took place from January 12th through January 18th.

Field 14 — Folk, Category 69
Best Contemporary Folk/Americana Album (Vocal or Instrumental.)

Who should win the Grammy?

Who WILL win the Grammy?

Thanks for voting. Try our next poll: Best Zydeco or Cajun Music Album.

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Field 14 — Folk, Category 69
Best Contemporary Folk/Americana Album (Vocal or Instrumental.)

Vote for your Grammy favorite…

And make a prediction…

January 19: Voting has closed for this poll. See the results.

We’ll run this poll for a week, then do other Grammy categories. Results will be posted each Monday when the next poll starts.

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