Bonnie Raitt Returns; Grascals Get Sued; Music City Roots Celebrates 100th Show

Juli Thanki | January 4th, 2012

  • Bonnie Raitt’s got a new album (her first in seven years) in the works. Slipstream will drop on April 10.
  • Here’s video of Alison Krauss appearing on Tavis Smiley to discuss Paper Airplane.
  • The 9513 alum Pierce Greenberg reports that The Grascals have been sued by Entertainment Evolution over a contract dispute.
  • Music City Roots celebrates their 100th show tonight. Stream the show starting at 7pm Central.
  • Norah Jones selects favorite songs from Cindy Walker, Kris Kristofferson, and other artists for the New York Times.
  • For the fiddleheads: can you tell the difference between a Stradivarius and a modern violin? Professional violinists couldn’t in this study.
  • Dave Paulson of the Tennessean reviewed Glen Campbell’s Nashville farewell show at the Ryman.
  • Speaking of the Ryman, Dierks Bentley’s going to play a show there on February 2.
  • Jewly Hight of the Nashville Scene wrote about the Zac Brown Band’s fan experience, which includes a preshow meal from the band’s chef.
  • This Friday at the Loveless Barn, a concert based on the music written about in Laura Ingalls Wilder’s Little House on the Prairie books will be taped for PBS broadcast in June. An album will be released on June 5.
  • Joe Mullins & The Radio Ramblers are recording a live album this month that will be released later in the year.
  1. Jon
    January 4, 2012 at 2:17 pm

    I Jewly Hight; that’s a really nicely done piece right there.

  2. luckyoldsun
    January 4, 2012 at 8:03 pm

    “But one is on a Stradivarius violin, the other on a violin made in 1980. See if you can tell the difference.”

    A marketing professor once told me that in a blind taste test, people can’t tell red wine from white (let alone expensive wine from cheap wine).

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