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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. Sept 3-9 (The Amelia White/Blonde Redhead/Gold Fields Edition)

The first full week of September offers a colorful harvest of shows, with several prominent concerts from old favorites. (yes, I went with the color theme, although I could have done: the Wayne Kramer/Wayne Hancock edition or the Murder by … Continue reading

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Two Docs That Rock For Record Store Day

It is now less than 24 hours until the day that rapid music lovers have circled on their calendars – Record Store Day. In its 6th year, this celebration of indie record stores and music on vinyl has grown from … Continue reading

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Go See Hear In L.A. March 25-31 (the Iceage/Caveman/Last Bison edition)

Monday night features a duel between two residencies. Harper Simon concludes his stay at the Satellite with what he terms an “extravaganza” that is supposed to feature 60 performances. Come and find out find your for yourself. Or, you can … Continue reading

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“What Does Your Heart Say?” asks Jack Carty (exclusive premiere of his new single)

 Jack Carty first caught my attention earlier this month when I came across his wonderful tune “She’s Got A Boyfriend.” This self-deprecating uptempo lament about losing a girlfriend to another holds an ingratiating charm that suggests a young, lovelorn Billy … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday, Woody

As most music fans, particularly Americana music fans, know Saturday July 14 marks the 100th anniversary of Woody Guthrie’s birth. There have been many events held and much music released associated with the centennial of this folk legend. This week … Continue reading

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