Posts Tagged ‘Nashville’

Keb Mo Releases New Single: “The Whole Enchilada”

Keb Mo Releases New Single: “The Whole Enchilada”

There’s no mistaking that cool, soulful voice and the bluesy, smooth R&B sound of Keb Mo. The song is the lead track on Keb’s first album in five years, The Reflection, due August 2nd on Yolabelle International/Ryko. The Reflection was written and recorded over a period of three years, that included his relocation from Los [...]

Bonnaroo 2011 Lineup Announced (ver. X.O)

Bonnaroo 2011 Lineup Announced (ver. X.O)

Yes, Conan, it is fun to say. Bonnarooooo! Here are some of the acts we’re excited about: The Black Keys – Buffalo Springfield – My Morning Jacket – Robert Plant & Band of Joy – Mumford & Sons – The Decemberists – Ray Lamontagne – Dr. John and The Original Meters – Alison Krauss & [...]

Charlie Louvin: July 7, 1927 – Jan. 26, 2011

Charlie Louvin: July 7, 1927 – Jan. 26, 2011

We were saddened today to hear the news of Charlie Louvin’s passing. He was 83. We feel privileged, however, to have spoken with him briefly from his home in Wartrace, Tennessee, just days before his cancer surgery last July. Unfortunately, the surgery was unsuccessful. In his honor, we’re re-running the short interview and review of [...]

Marty Stuart: Bonus Track from Studio B Sessions – Documentary Preview

Marty Stuart: Bonus Track from Studio B Sessions – Documentary Preview

That walking encyclopedia of country music Marty Stuart, and our vote for Male Lifetime Achievement in Hair, has released a bonus track from the Studio B Sessions (Ghost Train, released this past summer). For some reason “Lonesome Whistle Blues” didn’t make the final album, but we’ve got it for you here. Marty Stuart – Lonesome [...]

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 [...]

Contest Giveaway: Coal Miner’s Daughter, A Tribute to Loretta Lynn

Contest Giveaway: Coal Miner’s Daughter, A Tribute to Loretta Lynn

CONGRATULATIONS to LC and Raina! We’ll be mailing the CDs to you directly. Everyone else, please tune in for more giveaways! — Love, ATF Coal Miner’s Daughter: A Tribute to Loretta Lynn is a musical celebration of one of the most influential and iconic artists Country music has ever known. The CD is out now, [...]

Charlie Louvin: The Battles Rage On

Charlie Louvin: The Battles Rage On

New Album The Battles Rage On — Interview with the Legend Himself — Music Video for “Weapon of Prayer” A member of the Country Music Hall of Fame and the longest living member of the Grand Old Opry, Charlie Louvin is a true legend of country music. His work has influenced The Beatles, Gram Parsons, [...]

Conan O’Brien & Jack White on Upcoming Live Album

Conan O’Brien & Jack White on Upcoming Live Album

Conan O’Brien’s “Polk Salad Annie” is bullshit! Umm…that’s not us, that’s from the man himself. Never mind that original songwriter Tony Joe White got the name wrong — it’s actually poke salet, as in pokeweed and the 14th century English spelling of salad. But who cares; Southerners sure don’t. Nevertheless, Conan’s live version actually rocks [...]

Sneak Peek: Gwyneth Paltrow in Upcomng Film ‘Country Strong’

Sneak Peek: Gwyneth Paltrow in Upcomng Film ‘Country Strong’

The latest passenger on the Americana/country/roots bandwagon is Gwyneth Paltrow. Honestly, she’s the last actor we thought we’d see in a country-music-themed film, but then again John Wayne once played Genghis Khan in The Conqueror, so stranger things have happened. In the upcoming Country Strong with Tim McGraw, she plays country singer Kelly Canter who’s [...]

Album Review: Marshall Chapman – “Big Lonesome” (TallGirl Records)

Album Review: Marshall Chapman – “Big Lonesome” (TallGirl Records)

People do not die for us immediately, but remain bathed in a sort of aura of life which bears no relation to true immortality but through which they continue to occupy our thoughts in the same way as when they were alive. It is as though they were traveling abroad. — Marcel Proust Dedicated to [...]

Q&A with The Secret Sisters – (Way More Than 12 Questions)

Q&A with The Secret Sisters – (Way More Than 12 Questions)

Honest and meaningful music is what caught T. Bone Burnett’s ear. The Secret Sisters certainly caught our collective ear with their clean and close harmonies — they really are sisters, after all. Natives of Muscle Shoals, Alabama, Lydia and Laura Rogers learned to harmonize in church and at family picnics performing classic gems by the [...]

The Secret Sisters’ Self-Titled Debut Drops Oct. 12

The Secret Sisters’ Self-Titled Debut Drops Oct. 12

Honest and meaningful music is what caught T. Bone Burnett’s ear. The Secret Sisters certainly caught our collective ear with their clean and close harmonies — they really are sisters, after all. Natives of Muscle Shoals, Alabama, Lydia and Laura Rogers recorded their self-titled debut at Nashville’s legendary Blackbird Studios over two weeks, all on [...]

Q&A with Emmylou Harris at All for the Hall Fundraiser, L.A.

Q&A with Emmylou Harris at All for the Hall Fundraiser, L.A.

By Jim Simpson/Jason Estopinal Emmylou. Like Elvis, Dolly, Liza and Frank, she’s attained single-name recognition. It seems as though she’s been around forever, but she arrived in Nashville in 1970, driving a beige Ford Falcon that she bought from her uncle for $400. She was waited tables at a Polynesian restaurant and then played and [...]

Video: Marshall Chapman & Tim Krekel: “I Love Everybody”

Video: Marshall Chapman & Tim Krekel: “I Love Everybody”

This gem was recorded in Louisville on May 30, 2009 at the Vernon Club at Bobbie Waston’s Dance or Die. The incomparable, rockin’ Nashville singer-songwriter Marshall Chapman (with 40 years in the business) joins her friend, guitarist Tim Krekel onstage at this music club/bowling alley (the alley is above the bar). Sadly, Krekel died of [...]