Tag Archives: Sturgill Simpson

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. Nov. 12-15 (and a remembrance of Leonard Cohen)

Still looking for weekend music? Let me share some shows, once over lightly. Sat. 11/12 Top Show(s): The 50th Anniversary of the Sunset Strip Demonstration will be commemorated at the Echoplex with performances from Love Revisited, the Pandoras and more. … 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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Monday Morning Desk Clearing: Dylan, Petty, Sturgill Simpson And Yo-Yo Ma

Before we move on to this week, there are a couple of stories I wanted to get to. A treasure trove of over 6,000 items of Bob Dylan memorabilia has been purchased by by the George Kaiser Family Foundation and … Continue reading

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Sunday Desk Clearing: The Velvets, The Monkees & Loretta Lynn

As often happens, you post one thing and then you remember something else and two more things come in…so, here you go. This year is the Year of the Monkey in the Lunar calendar. It is also the 50th anniversary … Continue reading

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Sturgill Simpson, The Mavericks & Shakey Graves Top Americana Awards Winners

This week, the Americana Music Association held their annual festival in Nashville this week and one of the yearly highlights is the awards show, which again was held at the historic Ryman Auditorium. This year, the big winner was Sturgill … Continue reading

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My Guide To Stagecoach

If I were going to Stagecoach this weekend, here are the acts that I would try to catch. Some are obvious – Steve Earle, Merle Haggard, ZZ Top, Hot Rize, Kacey Musgraves and Miranda Lambert. And some not so – … Continue reading

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