On Smooth Waters
Jan27

On Smooth Waters

Read our review of ‘Cayamo Sessions’ by Buddy Miller & Friends BUDDY MILLER & FRIENDS CAYAMO SESSIONS AT SEA  DUE JANUARY 29 2016   INCLUDES KRIS KRISTOFFERSON, KACEY MUSGRAVES, LEE ANN WOMACK, LUCINDA WILLIAMS, RICHARD THOMPSON, NIKKI LANE, SHAWN COLVIN  I write this with not a little trepidation. It’s not that I don’t like this new album.  I do … by a good length, in horse racing parlance....

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The Gospel and The Rodeo King – Nashville Day 7
Sep22

The Gospel and The Rodeo King – Nashville Day 7

Our amazing day at the Americana Music Festival and Conference “You Need To Be More Known” Saturday 20 September 2014 in Nashville TN. The last full day of Americanafest. We walked from our house to an interview and performance from Billy Joe Shaver, a noted songwriter of many hits including “Honky Tonk Heroes”, “You Asked Me To” “Old Five and Dimers Like Me” and “Live...

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Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Day 3
Oct07

Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Day 3

Read about our third day at Hardly Strictly Blues festival 2013 Sunday in San Francisco. The third and final day of Hardly Strictly Bluegrass 2013.  I was determined to make the most of it. Our usual walk up the hill and a coffee stop at our new favourite spot, Stanza.  Then a bus trip down Lincoln Street.  The buses here are regular and good value – $2 for two hours or so.  A relatively short walk from 19th avenue led us...

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Americana Music Association Honors and Awards
Sep19

Americana Music Association Honors and Awards

Read our coverage of the 2013 Americana Honors and Awards   It was a cloudy day in Nashville – a bit breezy and sometimes humid. The search for a great coffee hit another dead-end – we followed this up with a little shopping on Broadway – Ernest Tubb’s Record Shop has some impressive items (and they have two in-stores this week for me to try to fit in) – then an amble past the Ryman Auditorium gift...

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Cheater’s Game – Bruce Robison and Kelly Willis
Aug22

Cheater’s Game – Bruce Robison and Kelly Willis

Read our review Cheater’s Game by Kelly Willis and Bruce Robison Spotlight on The Americana Music Festival and Conference # 6 For me this album is an important piece in the puzzle that is the Americana Music Festival Awards 2013.  The only nominees whose music I hadn’t heard (nor even heretofore being aware of the pair). Nevertheless, it is a fact that Bruce Robison and Kelly released an album last year called...

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