CMHOF Bucks Itself; Sam Grisman Leaves The Deadly Gentlemen; New Album Releases

Juli Thanki | November 26th, 2013

  • On December 7, the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum will celebrate Buck Owens and The Buckaroos with a trio of special programs: a panel discussion (“The Buckaroos: Making Music with Buck Owens”), a book talk (about Buck ‘Em, Owens’ posthumous autobiography co-authored with Randy Poe), and a concert featuring Buddy Alan Owens, current and former Buckaroos, and guests including Jim Lauderdale, Sunny Sweeney, and Angaleena Presley.
  • Peter Cooper wrote about John Prine and the CMHOF’s new Prine exhibit for The Tennessean.
  • Preservation Hall Jazz Band crammed into a yurt to play “Yellow Moon.” Watch here.
  • Dead Peasants frontman and Foo Fighter Chris Shiflett posted the audio of his interview with Dwight Yoakam. You might want to wear headphones if you’re around coworkers/kids/grandmas.
  • David Menconi wrote a fine article on Link Wray, “the most important guitar player you’ve never heard of.”
  • Bassist Sam Grisman has left The Deadly Gentlemen to pursue other musical opportunities. Adam Chaffins is his replacement.
  • Chuck Dauphin profiled Darin & Brooke Aldridge for The 615.
  • CMT Edge’s Brian T. Atkinson interviewed fiddle wizard Casey Driessen about his cool new project, The Singularity.
  • Billie Joe Armstrong and Norah Jones talk about their Everly Brothers tribute, Foreverly, in this NPR piece and a USA Today article.
  • The Drive-By Truckers’ next album, English Oceans, will be released March 4. (via the CD and one-sheet I got in my mailbox this morning)
  • Stream new box set I Heard the Angels Singing: Electrifying Black Gospel from the Nashboro Label, 1951-1983.
  • There are a number of rootsy acts on Paste’s countdown of their top 30 Rolling Stones covers. Which is your favorite? (I dig Townes Van Zandt’s “Dead Flowers” and, though not country, The Sundays’ take on “Wild Horses,” which was used excellently in that one Buffy episode.)
  • This week’s album releases (thank you for helping to support E145 by purchasing stuff through our Amazon affiliate links):

Billie Joe Armstrong & Norah Jones Foreverly

NC Music Love Army We Are Not for Sale: Songs of Protest  

The Speedbumps The Harbors We Seek

Danielle Bradbery Danielle Bradbery

Peter Walker – Has Anybody Seen Our Freedoms?


  1. Arlene
    November 26, 2013 at 9:51 am

    Favorite Rolling Stones cover:

    Emmylou Harris- “Wild Horses”

  2. Jack Williams
    November 26, 2013 at 10:34 am

    Favorite Rolling Stones covers:

    Sway – Alejandro Escovedo and also James Leg & Left Lane Cruiser.

    The Spider and the Fly – John Hammond

    Jason Isbell – Can You Hear Me Knocking (saw him do it live)

  3. Dave D.
    November 26, 2013 at 10:57 am

    I’ll second Jason Isbell’s live version of Can’t You Hear Me Knocking.

  4. Ken Morton, Jr.
    November 26, 2013 at 11:06 am

    The new single from Jamie Lynn Spears is a big pleasant surprise. I love the stripped-down production, the lyrics that have a little depth to them and the fact that her vocals are solid and appropriately understated. I give it a definite thumbs-up.

  5. Ben Foster
    November 26, 2013 at 12:40 pm

    Ditto to Ken. My expectations were modest, but that Jamie Lynn Spears single is surprisingly good.

  6. Rick
    November 27, 2013 at 3:19 pm

    Music City Roots Alert! For those folks not too busy with Thanksgiving and Black Friday preparations, tonight’s MCR features 18 South (led by Jon Randall Stewart), Shawn Camp, John Cowan, and Mike Farris. It’s a rare MCR episode that features that much top talent. Grade: A!

    I’ve sworn off pop-country entirely, so I’ll take Ken’s and Ben’s word for it on the Jaimie Lynn Spears song. It seems any newly minted Top 40 country songs that aren’t mediocre these days generate a bit of excitement! Crikey.

    Favorite Rolling Stones Cover:
    “Dead Flowers” by Caitlin Rose (It was the title track of her debut EP issued on a British label.)

    I’m grateful the CMHOF is going to stream the Buck Owens Panel Discussion, but I wish they were also planning on streaming the concert featuring Sunny Sweeney, but they’re not. Oh well, it’s better than nothing…

    This coming Saturday night I’m going to see Crystal Bowersox perform at McCabe’s Guitar Shop in Santa Monica. I never watch American Idol but Crystal has performed on the Opry a few times and I’m looking forward to hearing her live. Then Aoife O’Donovan is coming to McCabe’s in mid-December. Good stuff!

  7. TX Music Jim
    November 27, 2013 at 6:16 pm

    Stones covers
    Steve Earle Dead flowers
    Mark David Manders Sweet Virgina
    Hank Jr. Honky tonk women

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