“Here Is My Song For The Asking”
Jul02

“Here Is My Song For The Asking”

Read all about the International Songwriting Competition 2018   No, this is not about Paul Simon‘s “Song For The Asking” off the classic Bridge Over Troubled Water album. This is about your song. Plus the chance  for you to gain some attention and reward for your composition. The International Songwriting Competition (ISC) has announced its panel of judges for the 2018 competition. Established in 2002, ISC is the...

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Ryan Adams – Waiting To Derail
Jun14

Ryan Adams – Waiting To Derail

Read about the new book about Ryan Adams and Whiskeytown ‘Waiting to Derail: Ryan Adams and Whiskeytown, Alt-Country’s Brilliant Wreck’ By Thomas O’Keefe with Joe Oestreich   Many astute readers will know this.  Long before his career blossomed, years earlier than the Grammy nominations,  Ryan Adams at age twenty fronted a charged-up Raleigh, North Carolina, outfit called Whiskeytown.  The band’s other members were...

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k.d. lang to receive 2018 Americana Honor
Jun09

k.d. lang to receive 2018 Americana Honor

Read about the second Americana honoree for AmericanaFest 2018 k.d. lang to appear at Americana Music Festival and Conference 2018 Recipient of Trailblazer Award   The Americana Music Association yesterday announced that k.d. lang will receive its Trailblazer Award at the 2018 Americana Honors and Awards Show. k.d. lang is a Western Canada native who began recording in 1984 with her independent release A Truly Western Experience.  Her...

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First Call For Passengers – Cayamo 2019
Jun06

First Call For Passengers – Cayamo 2019

Read about the line-up and other info for Cayamo 2019 It is time.  Booking information (for cruise alumni), route and the line-up for the Cayamo Music Cruise 2019 have just been announced by its organisers Sixthman. The cruise, which is usually a sell-out, will set sail for the twelfth edition from February 10 to 17 2019 aboard the Norwegian Pearl.  Affectionately known as the Journey Through Song, the boat will embark in Tampa,...

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Nominees for 2018 Americana Awards Announced
May16

Nominees for 2018 Americana Awards Announced

Read the list of nominees for the 2018 Americana Awards   AMERICANA MUSIC ASSOCIATION ANNOUNCES 2018 HONORS & AWARDS NOMINEES PRESENTED AT AMERICANAFEST NASHVILLE   The Americana Music Association today announced the nominees for its 17th annual Honors & Awards show at an intimate members-only ceremony held at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum.  The live-streamed event featured performances by its hosts The Milk...

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Blues Music Awards – 2018 Winners
May14

Blues Music Awards – 2018 Winners

Read the full list of winners of the 2018 Blues Awards     The annual Blues Music Awards (BMAs) have just been completed in downtown Memphis Tennessee.  Nominees, presenters and performing artists gathered to recognize the year’s best, with 135 nominees in 26 categories doffing their collective caps to their love of blues music. This event (the 39th) brings together blues performers, industry representatives, and fans from all over...

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