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Billy Bragg, Rosanne Cash and Joe Henry Set to Collaborate on New Album

Billy Bragg, Rosanne Cash and Joe Henry Set to Collaborate on New Album

With all the buzz about Rosanne Cash’s modern-day classic The List, and her memoir, Composed, we’re delighted to hear about her next project with Billy Bragg and Joe Henry. We adored Bragg’s work with Wilco on the Mermaid Avenue CDs, as well as Henry’s collaboration with Loudon Wainwright III on Strange Weirdos. The three artists […]

Kingsley Flood – Dust Windows and Awkward Dancing

Kingsley Flood – Dust Windows and Awkward Dancing

Boston’s Kinglsey Flood, the punk-rock/roots/Americana/folk phenom that’s been tearing up the charts, were featured last week on NPR’s Weekend Edition where they discussed Americana music, death and awkward dancing. After the broadcast, sales of their debut CD (Dust Windows) shot up to #1 on Amazon’s most downloaded roots-rock albums for the week, briefly hit #1 […]

News: Merle Haggard on Letterman – CBS, 8-31-10, 11:30pm EDT

News: Merle Haggard on Letterman – CBS, 8-31-10, 11:30pm EDT

As our own Jon Black discovered when he interviewed the legendary Merle Haggard for Awaiting the Flood, the man is a country music traditionalist and an internet prophet. Haggard will appear on the Late Show with David Letterman tomorrow night. CBS, 11:30pm EDT. Catch the show live or set your TIVO / DVR. Great chance to see the […]

News: Kanye’s “Monster” Features Bon Iver ‘s Justin Vernon

News: Kanye’s “Monster” Features Bon Iver ‘s Justin Vernon

“I called [Vernon] and we ended up becoming like really good friends, playing basketball together everyday, and going into the back studio and just recording his parts,” West told Rolling Stone recently. Kanye West delivered on his “G.O.O.D. Friday” promise last week by unveiling a brand new song called “Monster,” featuring Jay-Z, Nicki Minaj, Rick […]

Moogfest 2010 Set for Halloween Weekend, Asheville, NC

Moogfest 2010 Set for Halloween Weekend, Asheville, NC

By Lindsey Austin Asheville, NC All right boys and girls. You might want to go ahead and buy a new pair of dancing shoes now. You can break them in pacing around in anticipation of Moogfest 2010 here in Asheville NC, the home of Moog Music and cool kid destination of the Southeast. Moogfest just […]

WINNER Announced, Wins Signed Copy of Rosanne Cash’s Memoir

WINNER Announced, Wins Signed Copy of Rosanne Cash’s Memoir

Congratulations to Ellen Black of 9Elephants.com. She’ll soon receive the coveted signed copy of Rosanne Cash’s touching and intelligent memoir, Composed. We had such a huge response from our readers that we wish we had enough copies for everyone who entered the contest. Although we certainly don’t condone such behavior, Mrs. L. is a prolific […]

Springsteen’s “Darkness” Box Set Due Out Nov. 16

Springsteen’s “Darkness” Box Set Due Out Nov. 16

We love Bruce’s “Stanley Kowalski” look from this early part of his career. You can almost hear him scream, in a Jersey accent, “Stellllllllllllaaaaaahhhhh!” After years of rumors, Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band have announced the details of their Darkness On The Edge of Town box set, which will be released on November […]

Contest Giveaway: Signed Copies of Marty Stuart’s Ghost Train

Contest Giveaway: Signed Copies of Marty Stuart’s Ghost Train

Sorry folks, but the winners were announced a while ago. Come back, though, because we always seems to have some wonderful stuff to give away to our loyal readers! – Editors That’s right, we’re giving away TWO copies of Marty Stuart’s critically acclaimed Ghost Train: The Studio B Sessions which hit the streets today. (Three […]

Dolly Parton Returns to Big Screen with Queen Latifah in “Joyful Noice”

Dolly Parton Returns to Big Screen with Queen Latifah in “Joyful Noice”

The woman can act, she can sing, she can pick a guitar, write a darn fine song, and she knows how to build a heckuva theme park. Simply put, she’s larger than life. Dolly will return to the silver screen with Queen Latifah in Joyful Noise, a musically driven feature that tells the story of […]

21st International Bluegrass Music Awards at Ryman, Sep. 21st

21st International Bluegrass Music Awards at Ryman, Sep. 21st

Jerry Douglas and Sharon & Cheryl White to Host COMPLETE LIST OF NOMINEES BELOW Nashville, Tenn – Award-winning artists Jerry Douglas and Cheryl & Sharon White of The Whites will co-host the 21th annual International Bluegrass Music Awards on Thursday, September 30, at 7:30 p.m. at Nashville’s historic Ryman Auditorium. Jerry Douglas and The Whites […]

Those Darlins Announce New Split 7″ with Funstix – Sept. 14th

Those Darlins Announce New Split 7″ with Funstix – Sept. 14th

“Night Jogger” b/w “Funstix Party!” An undisputed favorite of ours, Those Darlins are the Ramones without the OCD. Formed in 2006 they swaggered onto the scene in 2009 with their self-titled debut. These are hard-working musicians whose endearing charm is that they don’t take themselves too seriously. The music, though, is heartfelt and stare-you-down honest with […]

Rare Jazz Recordings Unearthed From Tokyo’s New Latin Quarter

Rare Jazz Recordings Unearthed From Tokyo’s New Latin Quarter

Live Recordings Discovered After Nearly Fifty Years Are Unearthed From Tokyo’s Famed New Latin Quarter AMERICAN LEGENDS NAT “KING” COLE, NANCY WILSON, CHUBBY CHECKER, LOUIS ARMSTRONG, SAMMY DAVIS, JR. AND MORE RETURN TO BILLBOARD JAZZ CHARTS AT #9 WITH ‘THE BEST OF NEW LATIN QUARTER, JAZZ & BLUES, VOL. ONE’ Nearly fifty years after American legends […]

Amanda Palmer Starring As Emcee in New Production of Cabaret

Amanda Palmer Starring As Emcee in New Production of Cabaret

Amanda Palmer is a true artist; it’s tough to pin her down because she’s always reinventing herself. One moment she’s a Dresden Doll, then she’s a conjoined twin, next she’s plunking out Radiohead covers on a ukulele, and now she’s playing The Emcee in the American Repertory Theater production of Cabaret. Yes, all of your coke-addled […]

Win All-Inclusive Trip To See Drive-By Truckers @ The National, Richmond, VA – Oct. 29-30, 2010

Win All-Inclusive Trip To See Drive-By Truckers @ The National, Richmond, VA – Oct. 29-30, 2010

100% of every donation goes to provide funds for Nuçi’s Space Enter online or via postal mail. All entries must be received by September 30, 2010. The good ol’ boys from Athens, GA have always been geniuses at keepin’ it real. This contest is “real” on many levels: it proves just how much they adore […]