One of LA's brightest Americana lights, Alabama born and raised Langston uses a witty mix of danceable old-school honky tonk and mournful traditional ballads. He hopes to to come back after the summer with more dates in the north
April 17 - Afternoon Show. Time… Continue
Added by Editorial on January 25, 2010 at 20:30 —
The incomparable Malcolm Holcombe in Concert and Conversation at The Coffee Shop Strathpeffer 21st January
Sure. There are the inevitable comparisons to Tom Waits, but that's mostly due to Malcolm Holcombe's
dark blue minstrelsy, delivered in a burned up voice. I'd add Malcolm has the presence and pertinence of a deconstructed John Prine, but truth be told Malcolm is a one off mound breaker of a… Continue
Added by Editorial on January 23, 2010 at 22:00 —
A new studio recording from Carrie Rodriguez
, Love & Circumstance will be released April 13th in the US. Carrie Rodriguez
new studio recording coming + an Acoustic Café evening Tour starts this week + The Acoustic Brotherhood Tour +
Carrie Rodriguez is positioned to have a… Continue
Added by Editorial on January 23, 2010 at 13:12 —
Thanks go to Cow Island Music for this tribute to Bob Wills Guitarist Jimmy Wyble (and everything else they do to keep country music and its heritage alive)… Continue
Added by Editorial on January 22, 2010 at 17:00 —
, a country music honky-tonk hitmaker of the 1950s and 1960s known for his dynamic voice and good looks, has died. He was 82.
Williamson Memorial Funeral Home says Smith died Saturday at his Tennessee home.
Smith had 41 chart singles during the 1950s, including the hits "Are You Teasing Me,""Back Up Buddy," and "Hey Joe!"
He was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2003.
Smith was a member of the Grand Ole Opry… Continue
Added by Editorial on January 18, 2010 at 22:30 —
Dubbed the reigning "Queen of Country in Memphis" by Memphis Magazine’s City Guide, and the "Princess of Twang" by Memphis' daily paper the Commercial Appeal, Nancy Apple
is a Memphis, Tennessee musician, songwriter, producer, radio personality, TV Show hostess, former NARAS executive, (The National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences) and owner of the independent record label Ringo Records. Apple has been active in promoting the music and culture of Memphis since the… Continue
Added by Editorial on January 18, 2010 at 3:30 —
As the relief efforts and human aid begin to reach to the thousands affected by the recent earthquake in Haiti. Indie roots label Yep Roc
have taken a music industry lead in an effort to encourage people to help those who have survided.
Buy Any Regular Priced CD from the Yep Roc Webshop 1/15-1/17 and Yep Roc
Will Donate $10 Per Album Sold to the Red Cross Relief Efforts in… Continue
Added by Editorial on January 16, 2010 at 2:30 —
Robert Charles Guidry
, known professionally as songwriter Bobby Charles
, collapsed and died at his home in Abbeville, Louisiana., on Thursday (Jan. 14) . The specific cause of death are unclear, but its reported Charles had diabetes and was in remission from kidney cancer. He was 71. Charles when he was a Chess Recording artist wrote and recorded the early rock 'n' roll standard "See You Later,… Continue
Added by Editorial on January 15, 2010 at 18:00 —
Roots/folk/bluegrass band Southern Tenant Folk Union
have announced the release of their third album and are now booking tour dates for late June through July and late Sept to Mid Nov 2010...
Southern Tenant Folk Union
‘The New Farming Scene’
Johnny Rock Records (JOROCK 011)
Released Mon 24th May 2010
Distributed by Forte Music
Southern Tenant… Continue
Added by Editorial on January 11, 2010 at 18:30 —
http://www.clubhouserecords.co.uk for more details.
The album features new and unreleased tracks from: Alan Tyler, Redlands Palomino Company, The Snakes, Treecreeper, Wild Pines, Roseville Grand, Southern Tenant Folk Union and Dusty and the Dreaming Spires
as well as choice album cuts from Two Fingers of Firewater, The Barker Band, The Epstein, The Hi and Lo, Sparkwood 21 and Mat… Continue
Added by Editorial on January 11, 2010 at 15:30 —
is a powerful songwriter of considerable skill and depth, his music draws from an extended family child hood and reflects many modern social concerns. He has gained a reputation for honest appraisal and truthful analogy, FSR asks the questions.…
Added by Editorial on January 10, 2010 at 2:30 —
One of London’s oldest and most famous live music venues, The Half Moon in Putney
, which was due to close its doors on the 31st January has been saved. The historic venue which has seen performances over the years by The Rolling Stones, U2 and Kasabian was due to become a gastro-pub. But after an extensive campaign and massive public uproar plus huge support from the press as well as the venue’s local MP, landlords… Continue
Added by Editorial on January 9, 2010 at 5:36 —
Glasgows winter Festival Celtic Connections stalwart roots show The Transatlantic Sessions has already sold out, but there are other Roots/Americana options. The highlights include the Rounder Records 40th Anniversary Concert. Iconic folk singer Linda Thompson is on host duties and will introduce some of the biggest acts on the label’s roster including headliners… Continue
Added by Editorial on January 7, 2010 at 18:30 —
One of the great pillars of the Memphis sound, Willie Mitchell
, has died. The musician, songwriter, producer and label head died this morning at about 7:30 a.m. at Methodist University Hospital. He was 81.
Mitchell had been in ill health since September, after suffering a broken hip. In December he went into cardiac arrest and was taken back to the hospital, “where he’s just been holding on,” said his grandson, Lawrence “Boo” Mitchell.
Born on March 1,… Continue
Added by Editorial on January 6, 2010 at 2:00 —
Wings (DUE FOR RELEASE February 23, 2010) Will Kimbrough’s
upcoming full-length studio album is his fifth solo offering, and delves into subject matter that most professional musicians deal with at one point or another--the conflict between family and career, love and work, parents and children. Kimbrough easily related to the theme and realized its universal condition with listeners and their lives.
ONE TO LOOK OUT FOR!!…
Added by Editorial on January 5, 2010 at 19:30 —
Londons premier listening room cafe venue for roots music The Green Note
has been closed over the Hollidays but is now back, by all accounts raring to go and would seem full of great ideas for 2010 . They are open from Thursday 7th Jan, and have a mailing list competition going for free tickets any roots fans in London and home counties should join… Continue
Added by Editorial on January 5, 2010 at 17:00 —
-the Carolina Chocolate Drops
get the new year off to a brisk start
They have a UK tour lined up with a date at Celtic Connections 26th January
which FSR hopes to be at to report on.
Starting Friday, they will be heading to… Continue
Added by Editorial on January 5, 2010 at 16:00 —
The Archive (see navigation bar) is a valuable record of the first decade of Americana and always a pleasure to explore. Every now and then I'll re -feature a particularly fine feature. Here's a 20 questions interview from 2000 with the remarkable James Talley, I've asked him to answer a further question (see 21) stay tuned for the reply
Added by Editorial on January 5, 2010 at 4:30 —