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Blind Boys Of Alabama To Release Duets

Blind Boys Of Alabama To Release Duets

Featuring Collaborations With Ben Harper, Randy Travis, Bonnie Raitt and More, Including Previously Unreleased Recordings with Lou Reed, John Hammond, and Toots Hibbert Due October 27th On Saguaro Road Records Fairfax, VA — As the Blind Boys of Alabama head into their seventh decade of belting out impeccable harmonies it’s only fitting for them to […]

Country noir trio Elliott BROOD – "Mountain Meadows" out Oct. 6

Country noir trio Elliott BROOD – "Mountain Meadows" out Oct. 6

Fall North American tour dates announced! “Loosely based around a 19th century massacre in Utah, their album Mountain Meadows is delivered with exuberance and skill, with Mark Sasso growling like Drive By Truckers’ Patterson Hood.” – UNCUT * * * * “Elliott Brood do for pre-war folk music what bands like The White Stripes and […]

King George Dethrones the King of Pop with his new album 'Twang'!

King George Dethrones the King of Pop with his new album 'Twang'!

The King of Country has racked up his fifth #1 album, topping both the Country and Top 200 (Pop) sales charts this week with the August 11th release of TWANG.  TWANG is also the #1 Top Comprehensive Album this week, outselling Michael Jackson’s “Number Ones”.

“Newgrass” Masters Yonder Mountain String Band Pair with Dave Matthews Band this Summer

“Newgrass” Masters Yonder Mountain String Band Pair with Dave Matthews Band this Summer

New Album ‘The Show’ Out September 1 Following their headlining album-release show at Red Rocks this August 28th, the pioneering acoustic alchemists of Yonder Mountain String Band will join Dave Matthews as openers on four dates this September. Their first date with DMB, Sept. 1 in West Valley City, UT, coincides with the release of […]

Guster Announces Lost & Gone Forever Ten Year Anniversary Tour

Guster Announces  Lost & Gone Forever Ten Year Anniversary Tour

TICKETS ON SALE FRIDAY, JULY 17th (Columbia Records; New York, NY – July 16, 2009) – Boston-bred band Guster have just announced their nine-date headline tour, Lost & Gone Forever Ten Year Anniversary Tour, which will kick off 10/28 in Charlotte, NC and wrap on 11/27 at the Beacon Theater in New York. This anniversary […]

Dolly Parton Releases New Video ‘Change It’

Dolly Parton Releases New Video ‘Change It’

A Song From The  ‘Original Broadway Cast Recording Of 9 To 5: The Musical’ Intimate Behind-The-Scenes Clip Shows Dolly Having Fun In The Studio DOLLY PARTON has released a video for the song “Change It” from the Original Broadway Cast Recording of 9 to 5: The Musical album–and it’s DOLLY like you’ve never seen before: […]

George Strait TWANG – New album in stores 8/11/09!

George Strait TWANG – New album in stores 8/11/09!

In this on-camera interview, George discusses his new record TWANG, set for release next Tuesday, August 11.

I Love This Bar: Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville — Las Vegas, NV

I Love This Bar: Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville — Las Vegas, NV

This is the first in a recurring series where, as the spirit moves us, we review bars and restaurants owned, endorsed, trademarked or frequented by the artists we cover. This week, Lindsay Eanet discusses marketing genius/pirate/calypso-country megastar Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville bar/restaurant chain. With the exception of KISS, no artist has been able to turn their […]

The Revival Tour: Second Annual Nationwide Trek

The Revival Tour: Second Annual Nationwide Trek

Oct. 13 -Nov. 22 CHUCK RAGAN, JIM WARD, KEVIN SECONDS (Nov. 3-5), FRANK TURNER, TIM BARRY, JOEY CAPE, DAVE HAUSE, JENNY OWEN YOUNGS, POSSESSED BY PAUL JAMES, JON SNODGRASS, CHAD PRICE, AUSTIN LUCAS, BOB LUCAS, AUDRA MAE, TOM COOK, STEVEN BRODSKY, WATER TOWER BUCKET BOYS, ANDERSON FAMILY BLUEGRASS BAND, members of THE ZYDEPUNKS, JON GAUNT, […]

The Recording Academy® Hosts Grammy Salutes Vince Gill

The Recording Academy® Hosts Grammy Salutes Vince Gill

Inaugural Event, Presented by MasterCard®, Pays Tribute to the Legendary Country Music Artist on Sept. 9 at The Loveless Barn in Nashville, Tenn. SANTA MONICA, Calif. (July 28, 2009) — As part of its ongoing tradition of celebrating musical excellence throughout the year, The Recording Academy® will host its first-ever GRAMMY Salute To Country Music™ […]

Lynyrd Skynyrd GODS & GUNS to be released September 29

Lynyrd Skynyrd GODS & GUNS to be released September 29

With their first set of new studio material since 2003’s Vicious Cycle, legendary rock band Lynyrd Skynyrd returns with God & Guns, due out September 29 on Loud & Proud / Roadrunner Records. Recorded in Nashville in 2008-2009 with noted rock producer Bob Marlette, input from guitarist John 5, and a wealth of material written […]

Monsters of Folk unleashed from the depths

Monsters of Folk unleashed from the depths

We first wrote about Monsters of Folk, the mysterious folk supergroup featuring Conor Oberst, Jim James Yim Yames of My Morning Jacket, singer-songwriter M. Ward and Saddle Creek producer Mike Mogis, while fawning over Yames’s Harrison tribute EP last week. Now, “Say Please,” the first track off their album, is available for download on MonstersOfFolk.com. […]

PATTY LOVELESS TO RELEASE SEQUEL TO ACCLAIMED MOUNTAIN SOUL CD

PATTY LOVELESS TO RELEASE SEQUEL TO ACCLAIMED MOUNTAIN SOUL CD

Nashville, Tenn. – Fans of roots music have asked Patty Loveless for years to reprise the Appalachian sound of her 2001 Mountain Soul CD, and now she has. Saguaro Road Records will issue Mountain Soul II on September 29. Like its predecessor, the album will feature Patty’s crystalline country vocals amid bluegrass-tinged instrumentation. “It’s Appalachian, […]

DAN TYMINSKI DESIGNS ARTIST SIGNATURE SERIES CUSTOM GUITAR WITH MARTIN GUITARS

DAN TYMINSKI DESIGNS ARTIST SIGNATURE SERIES CUSTOM GUITAR WITH MARTIN GUITARS

Burlington, MA – Audience members who have seen Dan Tyminski play with either his own band or with Alison Krauss and Union Station have undoubtedly noticed his much loved 1946 Martin D-28 guitar. Apprehensive about continuing to take the guitar on the road, Tyminski teamed up with the Martin Guitar Company to construct the new […]