Prime Prine Live!
Oct08

Prime Prine Live!

  Originally published on addictedtonoise.com.au   John Prine at The Station Inn – Americana Music Festival Conference 2016 This was on the Thursday night at Nashville’s AmericanaFest where attractive shows were calling out everywhere. Frankly, the choices were ridiculous – try these on for size – Billy Bragg and Joe Henry (Union Station), Jimmy LaFave, Bobby Rush and Caleb Caudle (The High Watt), Anne...

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Sharkmouth To Bite USA
Oct04

Sharkmouth To Bite USA

Australian music icon Russell Morris is releasing his award-winning album Sharkmouth in the U.S. “Originally I intended to do a blues album,” says Morris, “that was derivative of American delta blues, and rhythm and blues. However after my first song efforts, it felt contrived ; mainly because I was singing about things I did not have a deep understanding of. However, I realized that our countries – the U.S. and Australia...

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My Americana Music Festival and Conference 2016
Sep27

My Americana Music Festival and Conference 2016

Nashville Tennessee 27 September 2016 It has been another incredible few days. The Americana Music Conference Festival and Conference (aka AmericanaFest) this year has been crammed with so many highlights that will resonate with me for years to come. This is my fourth consecutive Americanafest and about my eighth visit to Music City.  The more times I come here the more apt is that Music City badge.  The weather has been hotter this...

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Americana Honors and Awards 2016
Sep23

Americana Honors and Awards 2016

It proved again to be the musical highlight of the year. The Americana Music Association’s Honors and Awards 2016 were held last night at the magnificent Ryman Auditorium.  It is my fourth consecutive time here and, frankly, there is no other event that I can recall that has so many terrific performers in one place showcasing their talent, either individually or in collaboration. Jason Isbell won two awards and added to his...

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Americana Lifetime Achievement Awards 2016
Aug31

Americana Lifetime Achievement Awards 2016

Jim Lauderdale Woody Guthrie Bob Weir Shawn Colvin Billy Bragg William Bell     The Americana Music Association Announces Lifetime Achievement Honorees Bob Weir, William Bell, Billy Bragg, Shawn Colvin, Woody Guthrie and Jim Lauderdale The Americana Music Association has announced this year’s Lifetime Achievement Award recipients. Six honorees will be celebrated during Americana’s 15th Annual Honors & Awards show to be...

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