All for the Hall Benefit Raises $650K; Steve Earle Box Set Due in June; Steve Martin & Edie Brickell Play Letterman
Juli Thanki | April 24th, 2013
Last week’s “All for the Hall” benefit concert raised nearly $650,000, bring the event’s four-year total to more than $2 million. (via press release)
Songwriter Tom Douglas (“The House That Built Me,” “Grown Men Don’t Cry”)is the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum’s newest “Poet and Prophet.” He’ll do an interview and performance at the HoF’s Ford Theater on May 18, and the event will be streamed live on the Hall’s website.
The first MerleFest without Doc Watson begins tomorrow. You can start the festivities early with tonight’s Music City Roots, which is serving as a MerleFest kickoff.
On June 25, Shout Factory will release Steve Earle: The Warner Bros. Years, a “box set featuring the three albums he released on Warner Bros. between 1995-97…as well as the unreleased concert album Live at the Polk Theater from 1995 in Nashville and a DVD, To Hell and Back, from a 1996 concert at the Cold Creek Correctional Facility in Tennessee.” Listen to the live version of “The Devil’s Right Hand” from the Polk Theater disc here. Also, here’s a video of Earle’s recent Letterman appearance.
Glen Campbell is on Capitol Hill today; he’s attending the U.S. Special Committee on Aging’s hearing about Alzheimer’s, which you’ll be able to stream here at 2 p.m. Eastern. His daughter, Ashley, will testify at the hearing on behalf of the Campbell family.
Don Rigsby & Midnight Call, Lonesome River Band, and Carolina Chocolate Drops are a few of the acts slated to play the Graves Mountain Festival of Music May 30-June 1.
Amy Speace and her new, Shakespeare-inspired album, How to Sleep in a Stormy Boat, were featured on NPR.
Steve Martin and Edie Brickell were on Letterman last night.
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.