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Preview entire Amos Lee LP, Mission Bell until Jan 25

Preview entire Amos Lee LP, Mission Bell until Jan 25

“Soulful vocals and vivid, narrative-driven lyrics mixing folk, pop, R&B, rock, gospel, blues and country influences. [Amos’] skills, fused with those of Joey Burns and Convertino, spark the perfect synergy on lead single, ‘Windows Are Rolled Down’.” — Billboard Head over to MSN to preview Amos Lee’s lates LP Mission Bell in its entirety via […]

Bob Dylan Signs Six-Book Deal

Bob Dylan Signs Six-Book Deal

Bob Dylan has signed a six-book deal with Simon & Schuster, according to Crain’s New York Business, encompassing two sequels to his acclaimed 2004 book Chronicles: Volume One as well as another book based on dialogue from his Sirius/XM radio show Theme Time Radio Hour. It’s unclear what the other three books are going to […]

Cowboy Junkies Announce Vic Chesnutt Tribute Album

Cowboy Junkies Announce Vic Chesnutt Tribute Album

Canadian alt-country band Cowboy Junkies will release Demons (Proper Records), the second album in their four-volume Nomad Series (an idea the band had “born in the tumult of a perfect storm of ideas, influences, inspirations and timing”), on February 14. A collection of songs by the late Vic Chesnutt, Demons is described by Michael Timmins […]

Lucinda Williams Readies New Album “Blessed” Due Out 3-1-11

Lucinda Williams Readies New Album “Blessed” Due Out 3-1-11

Via her Facebook page, Lucinda Williams announced Blessed, her followup to 2008’s Little Honey, will be released March 1, 2011. The record is produced by Don Was, and, according to American Songwriter, “features some of Williams’ strongest writing to date.” Blessed will also be available in a deluxe edition, which will include a bonus disc […]

Best Unused Band Name: Rabbitt Hendrix — Happy Birthday Eddie and Jimi

Best Unused Band Name: Rabbitt Hendrix — Happy Birthday Eddie and Jimi

November 27th Birthdays JOHNNY ALLEN HENDRIX (later legally changed to JAMES MARSHALL HENDRIX) b. November 27th, 1942, Seattle, WA — d. September 18, 1970, London (official bio follows videos). Enjoy these two very different versions of “Red House”, the first from Stockholm in January 1969, the second from Woodstock later that same year. Both highlight […]

The Secret Sisters on Letterman TONIGHT! (11-19-10)

The Secret Sisters on Letterman TONIGHT! (11-19-10)

Short and sweet, straight from the sisters themselves: TUNE IN The Secret Sisters Perform “Tennessee Me” LIVE on CBS’s LATE SHOW with David Letterman TONIGHT at 11:35PM ET / 10:35 CT www.secretsistersband.com Check out our interview with the lively sisters — Laura and Lydia — where they talk about everything from working with T Bone […]

Beatles Catalog Finally Available on iTunes

Beatles Catalog Finally Available on iTunes

A Long and Winding Road Leads to Beatles Catalog Available on iTunes Many have speculated about what Apple’s next big announcement would be, and the Wall Street Journal claims that it has the answer: The Beatles’ catalog will finally be available on iTunes. Citing “people familiar with the situation,” the paper says that the deal […]

Happy 62nd to James Young, Styx Guitarist

Happy 62nd to James Young, Styx Guitarist

James “J.Y.” Young, born November 14, 1949, Chicago, IL — Guitarist, singer and songwriter, original member of the rock band Styx. The video featured here, “Too Much Time On My Hands,” is from the band’s penultimate album (and biggest seller), Paradise Theater. Two years later, after the release of the overconceptualized-yet-Platinum-selling rock opera album Kilroy […]

More Cowbell! Happy Birthday, Donald “Buck Dharma” Roeser!

More Cowbell! Happy Birthday, Donald “Buck Dharma” Roeser!

Donald “Buck Dharma” Roeser (born November 12, 1947, in Long Island, New York), guitarist and songwriter, best known as a member of Blue Öyster Cult since the group’s formation in 1967. He wrote and sang the lead vocal on many of the band’s best-known hits, including “(Don’t Fear) The Reaper” and “Burnin’ for You” (the […]

Happy Birthday Johnny, Joni and Nick!

Happy Birthday Johnny, Joni and Nick!

Born on this date, November 7: Johnny Rivers (born John Henry Ramistella) — 1942, NYC. Best known for “Secret Agent Man,” we dug up this cover of Al Wilson’s “The Snake” with some groovy go-go dancers in the background. Joni Mitchell (born Roberta Joan Anderson) — 1943, Alberta Canada. Arguably one of the greatest songwriters […]

Sarah Jarosz Releases “The New 45” – Austin City Limits Preview

Sarah Jarosz Releases “The New 45” – Austin City Limits Preview

Since the release of her 2009 debut record Song Up In Her Head, 19-year-old Sarah Jarosz has firmly established herself as one of the most talented and exciting young musicians in the diverse world of Americana music. In the past year, she has played Bonnaroo, Newport Folk Festival, Telluride Bluegrass Festival, performed on A Prairie […]

Sweeeeet! Sugarland’s “The Incredible Machine” Roaring up the Charts

Sweeeeet! Sugarland’s “The Incredible Machine” Roaring up the Charts

Sugarland’s The Incredible Machine at #1 on Billboard’s Top 200 & Country Album Charts NASHVILLE, TN – Mercury Nashville duo Sugarland and their fourth album The Incredible Machine debuts at #1 this week on both Billboard’s Top 200 all-genre chart and the current country chart with sales of more than 202K, besting releases by Kings […]

Matthew McConaughey Directs Debut Music Video for Jamey Johnson’s “Playing the Part”

Matthew McConaughey Directs Debut Music Video for Jamey Johnson’s “Playing the Part”

Alright alright alright. We were dazed — and a bit confused — when we learned McConaughey directed a music video for his bud Jamey Johnson. Shot in Los Angeles in late September, it’s the first music video ever directed by McConaughey and the first video from Johnson’s 25-song double album, The Guitar Song, which debuted […]

Fun Fun Fun Fest – Nov. 5-7 – Austin, TX

Fun Fun Fun Fest – Nov. 5-7 – Austin, TX

The latest release from the fine folks at Fun Fun Fun Fest. Did we mention FUN? Austin, Texas (October 18, 2010) – Fun Fun Fun Fest is proud to present the full spectacle and circus of excitement and entertainment that is the Fun Fun Circus area at this year’s fest in Austin, TX on November […]