Mary Gauthier has just about finished work on a new record.
David Bromberg played a Fender Airstream Session; watch the video here.
Will Hoge on the success of “Strong,” his song that was used in a Chevy commercial: It would be nice to finally have a breakout moment. But we sold a hundred-thousand copies of the record at this point, which is far and above anything that we’ve ever done before, and anything that I’d probably have even hoped for. And it’s just getting started. It feels like there’s a lot of excitement about the record and about that song, and yeah man, I’d love to have one of those big obnoxious radio songs. It’d be awesome.
Amos Lee chats with The 615’s Chuck Dauphin about new album Mountains of Sorrow, Rivers of Song.
John Prine, Loretta Lynn, Corb Lund, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, and Shovels and Rope are all in the lineup for this year’s Stagecoach Festival. Headlining: Jason Aldean, Eric Church, and Luke Bryan.
The BBC announced its plans to launch digital music service Playlister.
Actor/musician Hugh Laurie to The Tennessean’s Dave Paulson: Hank Williams was always a hero of mine. There’s something about what appears to be the simplicity of what he does. It’s so deceptive, because anyone else tries to do it, and suddenly, they realize it isn’t that simple. Or at least, simple isn’t the same as easy. Robert Johnson, I think, is similar, in that people think, ‘Oh yeah, I know what he’s doing there.’ Well, no. It just so happens that nobody else can do it. Nobody can do Robert Johnson, and nobody can do Hank Williams. There’s something about guys like that. It’s unique, and all one can do, I suppose, is pay a kind of service to the songs themselves, rather than the artist.
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.