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Bob Dylan Makes Rare TV Appearance: Pawn Stars?

Bob Dylan Makes Rare TV Appearance: Pawn Stars?

First there were the Victoria’s Secret commercials, and now (of all places) Pawn Stars. What seems like a staged scene is reportedly totally off the cuff. Pawn shop gofer “Chumlee” — named for the lovable-yet-dopey cartoon walrus buddy of Tennessee Tuxedo — stopped Dylan outside Caesar’s Palace in Las Vegas and got him to sign […]

News: Details of Justin Townes Earle’s Arrest in Indy

News: Details of Justin Townes Earle’s Arrest in Indy

Various sources have uncovered more details on JTE’s JAIL time after a show on Sept. 16, 2010 at Radio Radio in Indianapolis, IN. According to SavingCountryMusic.com “[the performance] apparently went horribly wrong, with Earle getting in verbal altercations with the audience and venue staff, reportedly trying to start fights and breaking things, and eventually taking […]

“It Makes No Difference” – The Band from The Last Waltz

“It Makes No Difference” – The Band from The Last Waltz

Nothing we can say about this performance will do justice to it. Simply sit back and enjoy Rick Danko’s “It Makes No Difference” from The Band’s classic film, The Last Waltz.

Happy Birthday, Hank Williams (Terry Bradshaw Would Approve)

Happy Birthday, Hank Williams (Terry Bradshaw Would Approve)

Hank Williams (September 17, 1923 – January 1, 1953), born Hiram King Williams, was an American singer-songwriter and musician regarded as among the greatest country music stars of all time. He charted eleven number one songs between 1948 and 1953, though unable to read or write music to any significant degree. He was 29 when […]

Loretta Lynn Celebrates Legendary Career with 50th Anniversary Event Sept. 25

Loretta Lynn Celebrates Legendary Career with 50th Anniversary Event Sept. 25

Country music legend Loretta Lynn is celebrating her 50th year making music with a “A Tribute to an American Icon” 50th anniversary celebration with her final performance of the year at her Hurricane Mills ranch and home, to be held Saturday, Sept. 25. The concert is open to the public and is one of the […]

Nick Lowe Tour Announced, Joins Elvis Costello in San Fran

Nick Lowe Tour Announced, Joins Elvis Costello in San Fran

Ah, Nick Lowe, the Jesus of Cool. Long before Awaiting the Flood was born, editor Jim Simpson caught Nick’s live show with Paul Carrack in NYC. “I remember he rocked the bass and guitar pretty hard,” recalls Simpson, “roared through a ton of his hits including a smashing ‘I Knew the Bride,’ and he smoked […]

R.E.M. Live from Austin City Limits DVD Available Oct. 26, 2010

R.E.M. Live from Austin City Limits DVD Available Oct. 26, 2010

New West Records announces R.E.M. Live From Austin, TX, the latest DVD release from the acclaimed PBS Austin City Limits (ACL) television series, available October 26, 2010.  Taken from R.E.M.’s ACL concert, which has been edited into an hour TV show, the DVD contains an extended performance including three songs never aired on the original […]

Levon Helm Band & Ray LaMontagne Co-Headline Select Dates

Levon Helm Band & Ray LaMontagne Co-Headline Select Dates

The Levon Helm Band joins forces with Ray LaMontagne & The Pariah Dogs to co-headline eight select cities beginning on November 2nd in Jacksonville, FL and wrapping on November 12th in Austin, TX. Levon Helm is an undisputed legend, having played with the likes of Ronnie Hawks, Bob Dylan, and The Band. Helm’s voice has […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]