List of Music Festivals USA 2019
Aug15

List of Music Festivals USA 2019

Over 440 USA 2019 music festivals listed here with links     Roots Music Festivals USA 2019 Over 440 Festivals Included   Updated November 1 2018   We started this list a while and here we are with our fourth edition. From humble beginnings of less than 100 events, the Listening Through The Lens list has now cracked over 440 festivals.  This started purely as we found no other site that provided the easily accessible information as we...

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International Bluegrass Award Nominees 2018
Jul28

International Bluegrass Award Nominees 2018

Read all the nominees and categories for the IBMA Awards 2018   IBMA 2018 Award Nominations Released   The International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) has over the past days announced the final nominees for their 2018 International Bluegrass Music Awards, along with this year’s Hall Of Fame Inductees and Distinguished Achievement Award recipients. The winners will be announced during a gala awards presentation on September 27 at...

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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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Music Festival USA 2018 List Updated
Mar03

Music Festival USA 2018 List Updated

We’ve updated our list of USA music festivals – big time – here!   Over 320 Festivals listed   At Listening Through The Lens, we’ve been publishing for some time a list of roots music festivals held in the USA. The 2018 edition was originally posted in October 2017, but each month we check back to see if new dates have been announced and we quietly update that article.  This we have done just now and have found...

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Blues Music Awards 2018 – Nominees Announced

See the full list of nominees for the 2018 Blues Awards     The nominees for the 39th Annual Blues Music Awards have just been announced.  The list encompasses North Mississippi All-Stars’ updated Hill Country stomps and Mavis Staples’ gospel-infused soul as well as Taj Mahal’s global fusion and Kenny Wayne Shepherd’s blues rock.  The Blues Music Awards, which is universally recognized as the top accolade afforded blues musicians,...

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Best Albums of 2017
Dec29

Best Albums of 2017

Read about our best albums for 2017 – plus more insights about the year     Read about our best albums for 2017 – plus more insights about the year   By Rob Dickens Introduction Welcome to the Best Albums volume five. Yes, the fifth edition. Heading toward a gold watch, maybe? By my reckoning I have listened to about 250 new releases this year.    At least once per album, a couple of times or more is the norm.  Some have...

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