Bakersfield Sound Exhibit Opens; More ACM Awards Performers Announced; How to Grow a Band Documentary to Open in April
Juli Thanki | March 23rd, 2012
Putamayo’s new bluegrass collection, due out in May, includes Alison Krauss & Union Station, Sam Bush, Town Mountain, Peter Rowan, and more. Have a listen here.
Shooter Jennings on fitting in with Music Row: I don’t know if I could fit in. I know that I wouldn’t fit happily. I’ve never written with teams of writers, so I don’t know that I have it in me. Maybe if I did try, it still wouldn’t work out, because I’m not some smooth-voiced Randy Travis-style Nashville singer. I mean, I can sing, just not like that. I don’t know, I just know I don’t want to do it.
Here’s a nice article by Randy Fox of the Nashville Scene about the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum’s new Bakersfield Sound exhibit.
Robert Price of Bakersfield.com also wrote about the new exhibit.
Jewly Hight did a fine Q&A with Gretchen Peters for American Songwriter.
Sara Evans, Carrie Underwood, and Keith Urban have been added to the ACM Awards lineup of performers.
Chet Flippo on Bruce Springsteen’s SXSW keynote address: It is one of the most eloquent and illuminating monologues on popular music and life and growing up in America I’ve ever experienced. And it’s delivered by someone who has truly lived that life and deeply loves the music he has experienced.
The documentary How to Grow a Band will finally debut in April. The film focuses on Chris Thile and his composition The Blind Leading the Blind, which appeared on the Punch Brothers’ album Punch.
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.