Bob Dylan Releases New Music; IBMA Extends Raleigh Stay; Cumulus and Big Machine Launch “Nash Icons”
Juli Thanki | May 14th, 2014
IBMA is keeping their annual World of Bluegrass conference and festival in Raleigh through 2018. Hot Rize, The Del McCoury Band, Ricky Skaggs, and The Gibson Brothers are just a few of the acts who’ll perform at the IBMA Wide Open Bluegrass Festival in Raleigh this September; more bands will be announced at a later date. Plus there’ll be barbecue.
Cumulus and Big Machine are launching a new record label and live events venture called Nash Icons to “showcase Nashville’s most iconic talent from the last 25 years.”
Martina McBride channels her inner Supreme with her version of “Come See About Me.” Here’s the video.
StreamHome is the House, the new album from folk-pop outfit The River Monks.
Randy Houser is debuting his new single, “Like a Cowboy,” on Letterman tonight. (via press release)
Singer-songwriters Shakey Graves paid tribute to Jefferson Airplane for The A.V. Club’s “Pioneering” video series. (warning: autoplay)
Music lover and “data-holic” Alexandre Passant analyzed the lyrics of Rolling Stone’s 500 Greatest Songs of All Time list. Check out his wonderfully geeky blog post on the code he used to analyze the list and the results he got.
The Library of Congress wants to learn how CDs age so that they can figure out how to save them from deteriorating.
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.