Monthly Archives: September 2013

A Harvest Of Big & Cool Fall Releases, Volume 1

It seems like there is a particularly hearty crop of big releases coming this fall (with an eye on holiday gift buying, no doubt). One of the coolest autumn releases is The Rise and Fall of Paramount Records, which Revenant … Continue reading

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New Old Releases from new AMA Awards Winners Yoakam and Shovels & Rope

Last week at the Americana Music Awards, Dwight Yoakam was named Artist of the Year while Shovels & Rope named Song of the Year and Emerging Artist of the Year honors. Both acts now have something else in common – … Continue reading

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Go See Hear In L.A. Sept 23-29 (The Dr. Dog/Del-Lords/Man Man edition

Music, on stage, on the page, in movies, in museums and with magic – this week includes all of these permutations. On Monday night, the wonderful rock journalist Sylvie Simmons (I’m a big admirer of her Americana column in Mojo … Continue reading

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Who Won At The Americana Awards? Emmylou, that’s who!

Tonight at the Ryman, the Americana Honors and Awards were handed out as part of the Americana Music Festival. While, sadly, I was not there to witness it, here are the winners: Album of the Year: “Old Yellow Moon,” Emmylou … Continue reading

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Go See Hear In L.A. Sept. 16-23 (The Kershaw, Kweskin, Krall edition)

I was looking for a theme for this week and the best I could come up with is: too much of a good thing. There are multiple shows every night this week. Free Energy residency at the Echo starts this … Continue reading

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Songs For Slim Update: Tweedy & Lucero Are The Final Contributors

Since I wrote about the first Songs For Slim single, I thought it was appropriate to write something about the final single in this fundraising series for ailing Replacement guitarist Slim Dunlap. On Sun. Sept. 10 (at 10 a.m., PST), … Continue reading

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Tweedy Solo and Buck & Hood Duo

Just a couple of interesting bits of news to chew on. Jeff Tweedy is heading out on a solo tour this fall and winter. He’ll be swinging by Los Angeles for a quartet of shows at Largo Dec. 15-16, 18-19. … Continue reading

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