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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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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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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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Friday Desk Clearing: Jerry Lee Lewis, Allen Ginsberg, Dylan, The Dead and the rest (updated)

I wanted to catch up on some recent and somewhat recent news. It seems like it is a particular popular time for covers albums. You have probably have heard that Bob Dylan is following up last year’s Shadows of the … Continue reading

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What’s Old Is New: Van Morrison, Lou Reed and the Carter Families

The first Velvet Underground album I bought was an odd MGM repackaging of White Light/White Heat. It was cool, mysterious and a little bit frightening for a Midwestern teen. Loaded, however, was my second VU album and the one that … Continue reading

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What’s Old Is New: Dr. John, The Faces & Texas Tornadoes

I wanted to share some music news that crossed my radar that you might not have heard yet. The Faces stand as a band that epitomizes rock ‘n’ roll. They had the songs, they had the swagger, they had the … Continue reading

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What’s New From Old Friends: The Mavericks, Dwight Yoakam, Glen Campbell, Paul Kelly, Lead Belly and Buena Vista Social Club too.

A number of familiar old names have some interesting new projects on the horizon. Glen Campbell, who just won a Grammy and has an Oscar nomination, will see the release of the soundtrack to this highly praised documentary Glen Campbell…I’ll … Continue reading

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Go See Hear In L.A. Sept. 30-Oct. 6 (The King Crimson/Kings of Leon edition)

Since I am running behind, I’m just going to dive right in… Tues. Sept. 30 Top Show: I was never a Prog Rock guy but there is a something special about Robert Fripp and his regal guitar playing. The king … Continue reading

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Barry Goldberg Helps Beat The February Blues At The Mint

Like discovering a great new bakery or stumbling upon a cool obscure bookstore (you can substitute your own favorite experiences), there is something uniquely wonderful about dropping by your neighborhood bar and catching some talented musicians just playing for the … Continue reading

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New Summer Titles From Chambers and Cook

Two of my long-time favorite singers, Kasey Chambers and Elizabeth Cook, have CDs coming out this summer. First up will be Elizabeth Cook‘s Gospel Plow. This EP, slated for a June 12 release, features 6 gospel tunes plus that “religious” … Continue reading

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