Americana Music Honors and Awards 2017
Sep15

Americana Music Honors and Awards 2017

Read about Americana Music Honors Award Show 2017     RODNEY CROWELL, JOHN PRINE, CHARLIE SEXTON, AMANDA SHIRES, STURGILL SIMPSON, and MARTY STUART & HIS FABULOUS SUPERLATIVES WINNERS AT AMERICANA MUSIC ASSOCIATION’S 16TH ANNUAL HONORS & AWARDS Many artists of diverse styles were celebrated and showcased at the 16th Annual Americana Music Association Honors & Awards show last night at Nashville’s famed Ryman...

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An Interview With Dori Freeman
Sep06

An Interview With Dori Freeman

Q & A with highly talented Appalachian singer songwriter Dori Freeman   By Rob Dickens   RD: Hi Dori. Congratulations on your new album Letters Never Read.  It seems like you are stretching beyond your Appalachian roots into a more diverse collection of songs.  Would you agree? Was that a conscious decision or did it just evolve that way during the album’s development?   DF: It wasn’t really a conscious decision. I...

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Big Star’s Third Live…And More
Sep05

Big Star’s Third Live…And More

concert doco all-star show celebrate Big Star’s Third album AmericanaFest   Introduction Energetic pop/rock band Big Star formed in Memphis, Tennessee, in 1971.  Members were Alex Chilton, Chris Bell, Jody Stephens and Andy Hummel.  Even though they quickly became darlings of the critics and attracted a hard-core of followers, they never broke out of the ‘cult-status’ dome.  The group broke up in 1974, but...

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MountainGrass 2017 Headliner Announced
Aug25

MountainGrass 2017 Headliner Announced

Read about the headline act for the MountainGrass bluegrass and old-time music festival in Harrietville 2017   Frank Solivan and Dirty Kitchen Feature at MountainGrass 2017   By Rob Dickens Frank Solivan and Dirty Kitchen are a class act. I’ve seen them perform at the IBMA*’s Wide Open Bluegrass event in Raleigh North Carolina and at AmericanaFest in Nashville Tennessee.  I’ve been there when they performed...

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Cayamo Cruise Adds to 2018 Line-Up
Aug18

Cayamo Cruise Adds to 2018 Line-Up

  The Cayamo Cruise Organisers Announce More Heavy-Hitters For The 2018 Voyage   The Cayamo Cruise has just released details of more fine artists who will be smuggled aboard to entertain punters. The boat is sailing next February and will again host some of the greatest Americana/folk/alt. country singer songwriters around.  Just added to the line-up are: Margo Price Jim Lauderdale Gregory Alan Isakov JD McPherson Joe Pug...

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Out On The Weekend – Side Shows Announced
Aug17

Out On The Weekend – Side Shows Announced

  OUT ON THE WEEKEND Headline shows for  JUSTIN TOWNES EARLE, SON VOLT, TRAVELLER, THE DESLONDES & ROBBIE FULKS  October 2017 Tickets for all shows on sale August 21 at 9am Out On The Weekend and Love Police Touring have announced headline shows for Justin Townes Earle, Son Volt, Traveller, The Deslondes & Robbie Fulks.  All acts will play the already announced Americana Music festival Out On The Weekend on October 14 at...

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