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The Watson Twins – Duke University, Durham, NC

by Daniel Bayer November 1, 2008 – Duke University, Durham, NC One of the things I like most about going to see a musician I’ve heard of is the possibility of being impressed by the previously-unknown-to-me opening act (Call me crazy, but I’ve always thought that Living Color blew the Rolling Stones off the stage […]

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Billy Bragg – Duke University, Durham, NC

by Daniel Bayer November 1, 2008 – Duke University, Durham, NC “I love this folk music shit, don’t you?” asked British left-wing singer/songwriter Billy Bragg before launching into another one of his Curtis Mayfield-meets-Joe Strummer guitar riffs. Unaccompanied by anything other than humorous monologues about U.S. foreign policy, the Clash, American football and the election, […]

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Revival Tour (Frontman of Against Me!, Avail, Hot Water Music, and Lucero) – The Knitting Factory, Los Angeles, CA

by Jason Estopinal November 1, 2008 – The Knitting Factory, Los Angeles, CA Lined up like a row of raw unshucked corn, punk/folk/Americana pillars Tim Barry (Avail), Chuck Ragan (Hot Water Music, Rumbleseat), Ben Nichols (Lucero), and Tom Gabel (Against Me!) crowded the stage to a sold out audience of foot stompin’ fist pumpers. More […]

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Calexico’s Joey Burns – interview

interview by Nikki Roddy With the US in economic crisis and only days away from deciding one of the most critical elections in its history, the prevailing attitude of general America can safely be described as one of fear. Fear so thick and palpable that it feels like everyone is engaging in a collective nail-biting […]

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Grand Ole Opry – Kerry Collins Presents Jimmy Dickens autographed football in recognition of 60th anniversary as Opry member

On the stage of the Grand Ole Opry this past Saturday night, Tennessee Titans quarterback Kerry Collins presented Little Jimmy Dickens with a football autographed by the team in recognition of Dickens’ 60th anniversary as a Grand Ole Opry member. Collins’ Opry visit was a good luck charm for the Titans, as after the team’s […]

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Hit Man Takes Aim on Shelton

Blake Shelton is one of the stand-out performances on “Hit Man: David Foster and Friends.” The 15-time Grammy winner brought together Shelton and artists from other genres for the DVD/CD that will be available Nov. 11. Foster has worked with a prestigious list of artists including Celine Dion, Barbra Streisand, Chicago, Madonna, Whitney Houston, Michael […]

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Elect Brad Paisley

Fans will get a chance to cast their vote for Brad Paisley’s new album, “Play,” that rolls out to stores on Election Day, Nov. 4. The mostly instrumental album has 16 tracks and features several musical running mates including B.B. King, Keith Urban, Steve Wariner, Buck Owens and Andy Griffith. Paisley and Urban duet on […]

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Invisible Man Appears 11/11

Americana artist, Bruce Robison, the songwriter behind smash hits for Tim McGraw, Faith Hill, the Dixie Chicks, and George Strait will release “His Greatest” re-recorded with new arrangements to be available Digital on November 11. The recording includes Robison’s version of chart-toppers “Wrapped (Strait),” “Travelin’ Soldier (Dixie Chicks), and “Angry All the Time (McGraw & […]

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