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Congrats To This Year’s American Music Award Nominees

Yesterday, the Americana Music Association announced its nominees for the 16th annual Honors & Awards Show. It might sound like a cliche but each category is packed with greatness. Sturgill Simpson notched the most nominations with three: Album of the … Continue reading

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AMA Honors Isbell, Stapleton, Harris & Crowell

In you didn’t have the good fortune to get to Nashville for the Americana Music Festival, you missed out on many things including the Wednesday night’s Award show. I just wanted to salute the winners that night: Album of the … Continue reading

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Go See Hear In L.A. May 11-17 (the Bob Mould/Andrew Bird edition)

I’ve got a crazy busy week so I will skip the preamble and get to the good stuff, and hopefully I won’t discover additional interesting shows after I hit “publish.” Wed. 5/11 You can bid farewell to the Motion City … Continue reading

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Go See Hear In L.A. April 27-May 3 (the Posies/Catcus Blossoms edition)

Well, April is turning into May, which means that the school year is ending soon, summer is coming and all that entails (sorry, I’m not that profound today). But here are the shows this transitional week that have caught my … Continue reading

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Catching Up With: Louis Armstrong, Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen, George Jones, Woody Guthrie and Muddy Waters

I have been meaning to do another roundup on new tribute projects and other archival releases, but every time I sit down to do one, there are new additions. Well, I am drawing the line in the sand today and … Continue reading

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Go See Hear In L.A. Sept. 9-15 (The Los Straitjackets/Zombies edition)

This week is dominated by Zombies. Not the Walking Dead or Night of the Living Dead variety but the legendary British band of “She’s Not There” fame. The group, featuring both key founding members Rod Argent and Colin Blunstone, will … Continue reading

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Go See Hear In L.A.: Sept. 5-11 (The Latebirds and Ladybug Transistor Edition)

The first full week of September offers a particularly full week of music. I have to rate Sunday’s Hollywood Bowl show featuring the National, Neko Case and Sharon Van Etten as the top concert of the week, and not just … Continue reading

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