Scott Lucas is back on the road with Local H after recovering from vocal cord injuries sustained in Moscow when he was put into a chokehold until unconscious, then robbed. Lucas will be taking his other band, Scott Lucas & The Married Men, out on the road later this month.
Justin Townes Earle on the recording process: “We work from noon to midnight, period,” he says. “I recorded ‘The Good Life’ in five days. I recorded ‘Midnight at the Movies’ in six. ‘Harlem River Blues’ in four. And we recorded this last one, ‘Nothing’s Gonna Change,’ in seven.”
Rosanne Cash is playing a benefit concert to help the South Street Seaport Museum raise funds to restore The Lettie G. Howard, a fishing schooner built in 1893.
Brian T. Atkinson interviewedKim Richey about her new record, Thorn in My Heart (out April 16).
Enter this contest for the chance to win two four-day passes and four nights lodging for this June’s Telluride Bluegrass Festival.
There’s a new feature on Pharis and Jason Romero posted on The Georgia Straight‘swebsite.
The stars of Nashville performed at 3rd & Lindsley earlier this week as part of Tin Pan South.
Launching in June: The Full English, “the most comprehensive searchable database of English folk songs, tunes, dances and customs in the world.” Users will be able to access the digital archive—which will include more than 58,000 items—for free.
Winona Dimeo-Ediger lists ten life lessons she’s learned from country music. Sadly, she has not yet learned the most important country music lesson: never take a walk down by the river with a person of the opposite sex. It will not end well. What lessons have you learned from county songs?
Juli Thanki is the editor of Engine 145 and a freelance writer whose work has appeared in the Washington Post, Bluegrass Unlimited, and M Music & Musicians Magazine. In 2011 she received the International Bluegrass Music Association Print Media Person of the Year award.