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Hayes Carll: KMAG YOYO

Hayes Carll: KMAG YOYO

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 […]

Ten artists to see this summer (wherever you may be)

Ten artists to see this summer (wherever you may be)

1. Guy Clark I’ve been hearing rumors that Guy Clark isn’t in the best of health. True or not, he will be appearing in the Texas area, Louisiana, Montana and all the way up north […]

AMA Album of the year nominee – Elizabeth Cook: Welder

AMA Album of the year nominee – Elizabeth Cook: Welder

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 […]

Ryan Adams and the Cardinals: Class Mythology

Ryan Adams and the Cardinals: Class Mythology

This EP (which was released for Record Store day) is a collection of outtakes from 2008’s Cardinology.  The EP starts out with two tracks that make it pretty obvious why they were outtakes. They should […]

AMA Song of the Year Nominees

AMA Song of the Year Nominees

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 […]

Americana Music Awards Nominees 2011

Americana Music Awards Nominees 2011

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 […]

Flashback Friday! The Highwaymen

Johnny, Waylon, Kris and Willie fall victim to 80s production. Country super-group The Highwaymen with their video, Highwayman. What’s cooler than seeing these country gods as Woody Allen, Oedipus Wrecks style floating heads in the […]

Dylan’s 70 today…..

Here’s two of my favorite Dylan videos. Tangled Up in Blue from Renaldo and Clara (Rolling Thunder Revue) One Too Many Mornings with Johnny Cash.

New Video from the Carolina Chocolate Drops

Hubby Jenkins of the Carolina Chocolate Drops tries out his brand new Deering Vega banjo; he and Rhiannon are playing Riro’s House.

Ryan Bingham and the Dead Horses: Junky Star

Ryan Bingham and the Dead Horses: Junky Star

With the exception of Justin Townes Earle, it’s been awhile since I’ve gotten really excited about a new artist. I’m a big fan of Texas Country , primarily Townes Van Zandt, Guy Clark, Steve Earle, […]

Essential Albums — Van Dyke Parks: Song Cycle

Essential Albums — Van Dyke Parks: Song Cycle

I first heard Van Dyke Park’s Song Cycle at the age of sixteen. It was the first “Americana” album I ever listened to. Of course at the time, I had no idea what Americana was. […]

John Prine: In Person and On Stage

John Prine: In Person and On Stage

For those of you who live in LA, John Prine will be playing June 10 at the Orpheum Theatre. Tickets can be purchased here. His most recent release, In Person and On Stage is a […]