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November Desk Clearing: Tift Merritt, Chuck Prophet, Wild Reeds And Morphine

The Grammy Museum has added 25 important songs to its Hall of Fame. The new tunes are: Arlo Guthrie – “The City of New Orleans” The Beach Boys – “I Get Around” Billie Holiday – Lady Sings the Blues Blind … Continue reading

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Go See Hear In L.A. April 16-21 (the Giant Sand/GospelBeach edition)/

  This will be a bit of a stripped down version but, hopefully, better a little than none at all… Wed. 6/15 Top Show(s): Howe Gelb has been mining fascinating desert-baked sound as Giant Sand for many years now. He … Continue reading

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From Bottle Rocket To Bottle Rockets And A Little Touch of Schmilsson

There are a couple of interesting tributes are in the works for next year. The Royal Potato Family has organized a salute to Harry Nilsson. Slated for a Feb. 4 release, This Is The Town features contributions by Langhorne Slim, … 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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Go See Hear In L.A. March 5-11 (the New Multitudes/old Nerves edition)

Jim James/Yim Yames follows up his participation in the Monsters of Folk with a new collaboration with Jay Farrar, Anders Parker and his fellow Monster Will Johnson in New Multitudes, an album where they crafted tunes from old Woody Guthrie lyrics. … Continue reading

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Go See Here In L.A. Nov. 7-13 (The Brandt Brauer Frick, Feist, Farrar, Tav Falco edition)

Sure this week includes local appearances from such legends as Gordon Lightfoot (UCLA, 11/8) and the legendary B.B. King (Club Nokia, 11/11), but I want to mention some notable younger acts coming to town. Friday night is soul night in … Continue reading

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