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RIP Tony Rice
Dec29

RIP Tony Rice

We salute Tony Rice Vale Tony Rice Master Acoustic Guitarist 8 June 1951 to 25 December 2020 By Rob Dickens It has been a terrible year as we all know. If you forget about the pandemic (and that requires some mental acuity!), we have lost some truly great artists this year – John Prine and Jerry Jeff Walker spring first to mind. Now we have the news that all-time great acoustic guitarist Tony Rice passed away on Christmas Day....

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Grammy Nominees 2021
Nov25

Grammy Nominees 2021

Roots Grammy Nods 2021 All Photos: LTTL Grammy 2021 Nominees Announced Select Categories Below Nominees for the 63rd annual Grammy Awards have just been announced, with winners to be revealed during two ceremonies held on January 31, 2021. There were a total of eighty three (83!) categories, ranging from the immensely popular to the downright bleeding esoteric. Of special interest to Listening Through The Lens readers are a number of...

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Steve Earle Remembers Justin Townes Earle
Nov21

Steve Earle Remembers Justin Townes Earle

Steve Earle releases JT Steve Earle & The Dukes New Album “J.T” Out January 4, 2021 On the forthcoming album, J.T., Steve Earle & The Dukes pay tribute to Steve’s late son, Justin Townes Earle (J.T.), who passed away on August 20, 2020 in Nashville. The album will be released digitally on what would have been Justin’s  39th birthday, January 4,...

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William Crighton – “Your Country”
Sep26

William Crighton – “Your Country”

New single William Crighton William Crighton – Photo: LTTL William Crighton New Single “Your Country” Live Shows Announced Australian singer-songwriter William Crighton unveils a strident and powerful new single “Your Country”, his first new music in two years and a taste of his highly-anticipated third studio album, due for release in 2021. To celebrate the release, Crighton adds dates to his tour across...

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Kings and Queens- From Manchester to Jericho
Sep21

Kings and Queens- From Manchester to Jericho

Kings and Queens single release Kings and Queens Kings and Queens New Single ‘Jericho’ Normally based in Western Australia, the duo Kings and Queens formed in 2016. Comprising Richard Glover (Vocalist, Guitar, Banjo, Mandolin, Percussion) and Kaleisha Dutton (Vocalist, Mandolin, Violin, Percussion, Guitar) provide a nice balance between Americana and folk music. The couple moved to the UK last December (Richard is...

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Music Row’s Hidden History
Sep05

Music Row’s Hidden History

New book Nashville’s Music Row Hidden History of Music Row New Book Out Now Hidden History of Music Row is a new book which sets out to tell the full story of the fabled Music Row suburb of Music City Nashville (via Arcadia Publishing & The History Press). The book reportedly covers a wide, complex and colourful palette – an adulterous French fur trader, an adventurous antebellum widow, early Quonset hut recordings,...

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