Tag Archives: Woody Guthrie

Black Friday Gold – Record Store Day Gems: Elvis & Woody; Aretha & Joni; John Lee & Tony Joe; Pylon & Wilco

Record Store Day is upon us again and something inspired me to round up the titles that tapped my imagination. It was quite the rabbit hole to jump into. There is a so much good stuff to mention. But let’s … 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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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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Go See Hear In L.A. March 1-8 (the Freakwater/Wavves edition)

A lot of good stuff this week, particularly in the twangy troubadour department: Bob Woodruff, Lucinda Williams, Sean Rowe, Bobby Long, Liza Anne and a guy named David Crosby. There were other opportunities for other fun wordplay to call this … 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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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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What I Learned In The Obits: R.I.P. Allan Block

I came across the obituary of Allan Block the other day. It wasn’t a name I recognized, I will admit. If his name isn’t familiar to you, he was an important figure in the Greenwich Village folk scene in the … 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 LA: April 9-15 (the Happy Birthday, Woody Guthrie edition)

Coachella, Coachella, Coachella. Sure a lot of folks are excited about this weekend’s opening weekend for the mega-festival. However, there are a lot of big little shows happening around L.A. that I am excited about. Top on the list is … 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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