Archive for Category: "Americana Music Awards"
Sometimes I’d rather be wrong: an AMA Op-Ed ByCourtney Sudbrink, Editor By no surprise, last night at the AMA awards, Robert Plant took home the Album of the Year Award. But did he earn it? I live in Los Angeles. So, I’m use to the fact that awards are constantly given out to people on [...]
Justin Townes Earle Harlem River Blues (Bloodshot) A few months back I saw Justin Townes Earle perform at the Autry museum in Los Angeles and it was by far the best show I’ve seen this year. Out of all the young Americana songwriters today, there is no one whose music excites me as much as [...]
AMA Album of the year nominee – Robert Plant: Band of Joy By Courtney Sudbrink I really wonder why this album was nominated for the AMA Album of the Year. Then I remind myself – It’s Robert Plant…. With lapsteel and banjos. Of course it’s nominated. This album isn’t anything special. In fact, for the [...]
Hayes Carll: KMAG YOYO With his last album, 2008′s Trouble in Mind, Hayes Carll proved to be a real Texas songwriter. His latest effort, KMAG YOYO (in military terms: Kiss my ass, you’re on your own), is the perfect mixture of songs to drunkenly sing along to in a bar or wallow in self pity [...]
Though she appears regularly at the Grand Ole Opry, Florida native Elizabeth Cook is something of a Nashville outsider. Her last album, Balls, produced by Texas Outlaw Rodney Crowell was too daring for airplay. Though her latest album, the AMA nominated Welder is filled with mainstream sounding hits, it seems Cook chooses to remain relatively [...]
This year’s AMA song of the years nominees (with the exception of Justin Townes Earle) go to show how many great Americana musicians there are that go unrecognized in lieu of hyped up garbage. In this category, there ain’t no competition: Justin Townes Earle’s “Harlem River Blues” should win. But? My guess is that the [...]
This year’s Americana Music Awards Nominees include big names like Robert Plant (who leads with the most nods) and Lucinda Williams. In the coming weeks, I will dedicate a post to each nominee and give my picks for who will/should win. ALBUM OF THE YEAR Band of Joy, Robert Plant Welder, Elizabeth Cook Harlem River [...]