Posts Tagged ‘Johnny Cash’

14 from ’14: Defining Moments From The Year in Music

14 from ’14: Defining Moments From The Year in Music

There is no such creature as a “typical” year in music. That having been said, 2014 was arguably more noteworthy than most. Forget digital downloading, streaming music services are the new trend not only driving the music industry but at least two items on this list. The year also witnessed a superstar make the choice […]

A Talk with Bobby Long – Part Two

A Talk with Bobby Long – Part Two

I grew up listening to folk music and murder ballads, thanks to my parents. While other kids were glued to Casey Kasem on Sunday afternoons, I nodded along to The Kingston Trio or Joan Baez in the backseat of the car. I probably wasn’t old enough to appreciate Little Boxes, and that’s why I take […]

Rosanne Cash: American Music’s Theoretical Physicist of Love

Rosanne Cash: American Music’s Theoretical Physicist of Love

Anyone who has listened to her music and lyrics, or read her fiction and non-fiction, knows that Rosanne Cash is much more than a pretty face and the daughter of an American musical and cultural icon. (Her 2010 memoir, Composed, is graceful and beautifully written.) Rosanne Cash is an artist with great emotional depth and […]

Johnny Cash Birthday Bash, Feb. 24-25 – Brooklyn

Johnny Cash Birthday Bash, Feb. 24-25 – Brooklyn

As reported in No Depression back in 2005: “One February night, along the half-abandoned Brooklyn waterfront, Johnny Cash had a birthday party. A couple hundred people had packed a former longeshoreman’s bar to hear the songs of Cash and his in-laws, the Carter Family. Outside, a steady stream of yellow cabs pulled up, delivering locals […]

Lost Highway 10th Anniversary Record Giveaway

Lost Highway 10th Anniversary Record Giveaway

The Nashville-based label Lost Highway Records, who delivered the O Brother, Where Art Thou? soundtrack, as well as American IV: Ain’t No Grave, Johnny Cash’s best selling studio album, is proud to celebrate its ten-year anniversary by giving away a slew of rare 12″ vinyl records. At AwaitingTheFlood, we got our hands on six of […]

Album Review: The Essential Highwaymen – (Columbia)

Album Review: The Essential Highwaymen – (Columbia)

Four Big Guns If one were to parse the entire pantheon of country music heroes for a quartet that embodies all that is great and good in country music, it would be hard to imagine a line-up more epic than Johnny Cash, Waylon Jennings, Kris Kristofferson and Willie Nelson. It was with this notion in […]

Album Review: The Moaners – “Nocturnal” – (Holidays for Quince Records)

Album Review: The Moaners – “Nocturnal” – (Holidays for Quince Records)

By Melissa Haklitch Embodying their Southern geography, The Moaners’ third release Nocturnal captures the loveliness that is bluegrass, while adding a certain element of garage rock and whimsy. Nocturnal ranges across the spectrum of many genres within its ten tracks. Having been previously compared to The White Stripes, The Moaners maintain their two-person ensemble of […]

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 […]

Contest Giveaway: Signed copy of Rosanne Cash memoir, Composed

Contest Giveaway: Signed copy of Rosanne Cash memoir, Composed

Rosanne Cash (firstborn child of Johnny Cash and Vivian Liberto) simply exudes talent. Her fourteen albums have charted eleven number-one singles. She is the author of a collection of short fiction, Bodies of Water, and the children’s book Penelope Jane: A Fairy’s Tale. Her essays and fiction have appeared in The New York Times, Rolling […]

Book Review: Rosanne Cash – Composed

Book Review: Rosanne Cash – Composed

Composed by Rosanne Cash (Viking, 2010) Rosanne Cash, firstborn child of country music icon Johnny Cash and his first wife Vivian, was a writer long before she became a musician, singer and songwriter. A light went on with the assignment of a seventh-grade English project for which she created an original metaphor. When revisiting that […]

Merle Haggard: Country Music Traditionalist, Internet Prophet

Merle Haggard: Country Music Traditionalist, Internet Prophet

In April 2010, Merle Haggard’s latest album, I Am What I Am hit stores and radio stations around the nation. Amid the smooth, polished, heavily produced (some would say overly-produced) opus of much of the modern Nashville sound, I Am What I Am was like a revelation — a voice and sound that seemed to […]