A.J. Croce (son of Jim) has a new video for “Right on Time,” a track from his upcoming record, Twelve Tales, which includes material he recorded with Cowboy Jack Clement.
Rosanne Cash (who’s doing a Q&A session on Twitter this afternoon) has started a podcast series in which she goes through her new album track-by-track.
Cracker Barrel will release a deluxe edition of Vince Gill and Paul Franklin’s Bakersfield – containing four new tracks –on January 27. The duo will also appear on Leno tomorrow night. (via press release)
Get some free music from The Farewell Drifters. Then check out Blue Ridge Outdoors’ January Trail Mix, which features songs by Blackie & The Rodeo Kings, The Sacred Shakers, and many others.
Zoe Muth & The Lost High Rollers plan to release a currently-untitled record on April 29. Hopefully it’ll include “Mama Needs a Margarita.” (via press release)
Rolling Stone premiered a live take of The Allman Brothers’ “Statesboro Blues” recorded in 1992. In related news, actor William Hurt will portray Gregg Allman in Midnight Rider, an biopic based on Allman’s memoir, My Cross to Bear.
Thanks to a $75,000 grant, the folk music database in the Kodaly Center for Music Education at Holy Names University in Oakland will be able to double in size. Take some time to prowl around the current archive and maybe learn a sea shanty or two.
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.