On Wednesday, Nov. 4 at noon, check out a LIVE performance by Band of Heathens and Taylor Brown on WDVX 89.9 FM’s Blue Plate Special, at the Knoxville Visitors Center on the corner of Gay St. and Summit Hill Dr. in downtown Knoxville, TN. (The WDVX Blue Plate Special features a live performance each weekday […]
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How do you follow a debut album that hit No. 1 on both U.S. and Euro Americana radio? If you’re Austin’s The Band of Heathens you change the formula. While their eponymous debut was more on the acoustic side of things, “One Foot in the Ether” is a plugged-in rock record. This is a band […]
The Americana Music Association has announced the first 103 of more than 230 artists slated to perform at the 17th Annual “AMERICANAFEST: The Americana Music Festival & Conference”, which runs from September 12th-17th in Nashville,Tennessee. The six-day festival will fill the city with legends, newcomers, award winners, and buzz bands, showcasing the breadth of Americana’s influence. […]
“Highway Prayer: A Tribute to Adam Carroll”, due out October 28th celebrates a true songwriter’s songwriter, a Texas tunesmith who has inspired both younger and older artists for nearly two decades. The album will be released on Austin-based Eight 30 Records and was produced by label owners Jenni Finlay and Brian T. Atkinson. Carroll simply captures entire lifetimes among […]
Dave Rawlings is nominated for four trophies at the Americana Music Association’s 2010Honors & Awards, as announced by Emmylou Harris and Todd Snider Wednesday morning at the W.O. Smith School of Music. Rawlings’ graceful guitar work and harmony vocals have long been a central element inGillian Welch’s sound. For his debut as Dave Rawlings Machine, he enlisted the aid of […]
SHOW SLATED FOR THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 17 AT LEGENDARY RYMAN AUDITORIUM The Americana Music Association announced the nominees for the trade organization’s 2009 Honors and Awards ceremony today at its annual celebration at BMI Nashville. The show, in its eighth year, will be held Thursday, September 17 at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, Tennessee. Legendary Mandolin […]