Lady Antebellum will play three unplugged shows (in New York, Chicago, and Los Angeles) in September. Tickets (available exclusively through the band’s website, linked above) went on sale this morning.
Bluegrass and oldtime are the chocolate and peanut butter of American music. Close Kin, an album due out November 15, is an album that combines the two styles with a lineup that includes Adam Steffey and the Snyder Family Band. There’s a 15 minute video on YouTube about the project that’s full of fabulous music, including a cover of Kasey Chambers and Shane Nicholson’s “Rattlin’ Bones.”
Check out Lucinda Williams’ video for “Copenhagen” from her most recent album, Blessed. This is Williams’ first music video.
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.