Americana Award Nominees 2017 Announced
Jun23

Americana Award Nominees 2017 Announced

  The Americana Music Association Announces Honorees for the Americana Honors & Awards Show 2017     The Americana Music Association has announced this year’s Lifetime Achievement Award Honorees.  The five honorees will be celebrated at Americana’s sixteenth Annual Honors & Awards held at the Ryman Auditorium on Wednesday September 13 2017. The prestigious event serves as the official kick-off for the eighteenth...

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The Deslondes – Neo Video
Jun22

The Deslondes – Neo Video

You can watch here The Deslondes with a new video, of ‘(This Ain’t A) Sad Song’ Named after the street in the Holy Cross neighborhood of New Orleans where the band first came together, The Deslondes have continued to tour relentlessly since Sam Doores and Dan Cutler departed their roles in Hurray For The Riff Raff to focus entirely on the band. For the new album Hurry Home (available June 23 via New West Records) The...

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CW Stoneking USA/Canada Tour 2017
Jun20

CW Stoneking USA/Canada Tour 2017

  Read about Bluesman CW Stoneking’s 2017 North American Tour Critically acclaimed Australian bluesman CW Stoneking makes his return to North America for a run of east coast tour dates, culminating with an appearance at the Newport Folk Festival.  See below for the complete schedule. Stoneking’s work is unique and embedded in the deepest roots of traditional blues music.  His most recent album (and U.S....

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We’re Heading To The Festy Experience
Jun17

We’re Heading To The Festy Experience

  Listening Through The Lens Will Be There To Cover The Festy Experience   Organisers of The Festy Experience have just announced the second round of its music lineup for the eighth annual festival.  After The TOTAL TENNESSEE TOUR wraps up, it will be time to travel to the eastern part of Virginia to explore this beautiful and musically important part of the world. When October 5-8 2017 Where The Blue Ridge Bowl at Infinity...

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Offa Rex, Iron & Wine, Shannon McNally -Neo Video
Jun15

Offa Rex, Iron & Wine, Shannon McNally -Neo Video

  Watch Three Videos of New Music From Offa Rex, Iron & Wine and Shannon McNally Offa Rex The new project from Olivia Chaney and The Decemberists (Offa Rex with The Queen of Hearts via Nonesuch Records, out July 14 2017) was covered by Listening Through The Lens a while back.  Read about it HERE.  A performance of one of the new songs, the jaunty ‘Blackleg Miner’ is now available:     Iron & Wine...

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Cayamo Music Cruise 2018 – Initial Line-Up Announced
Jun13

Cayamo Music Cruise 2018 – Initial Line-Up Announced

  Read about the initial line-up announced for the 2018 Cayamo Music Cruise   Listening Through The Lens hopped on board for Cayamo 2017.  You can read about our experiences HERE. The 2018 edition, the eleventh, will be on board the Norwegian Pearl from February 4 to 11, sailing from New Orleans to Cozumel, Mexico and Harvest Caye, Belize.  A week of wall-to-wall music with every show a short stroll away. Here is the initial...

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