CMHOF Bucks Itself; Sam Grisman Leaves The Deadly Gentlemen; New Album Releases
- 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.
- Craig Shelburne (CMT Edge) interviewed Martin Guitars CEO Chris Martin.
- The banjo shall make its triumphant return to Antarctica next November. (Anyone seen the real Shackleton banjo, toted around the South Pole by crew member Leonard Hussey? It’s a pretty neat part of history.)
- 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.”
- NPR premiered Ryley Walker’s folky new song “The West Wind.”
- 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.
- Kellie Pickler drinks wine and listens to Lee Ann Womack. Country singers: they’re just like us!
- Tedeschi Trucks Band released a video for “Made Up Mind.”
- Billie Joe Armstrong and Norah Jones talk about their Everly Brothers tribute, Foreverly, in this NPR piece and a USA Today article.
- There’s a lengthy Avett Brothers feature in the November/December issue of American Songwriter. Seth Avett also put together a pretty strong list of “deathbed albums.”
- 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 is Jamie Lynn Spears’ new country single. Discuss.
- Check out The John Jorgensen Bluegrass Band’s Mountain Stage performance.
- Mandolin Orange played one for Folk Alley.
- 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?
- Ken Morton, Jr.: The inferiority complex of the CMA never ceases to amaze me.
- Barry Mazor: Thanks for explaining that to me, Luckyol.
- luckyoldsun: Barry, I think you're taking it a bit too seriously. CMT has to keep coming up with new lists to make. …
- Barry Mazor: Thi is a world in which the "top 40 most influential country artists of all time" do not include, for …
- luckyoldsun: I just noticed that Garth and King George are still to come. So unless I'm missing something else, the remaining seven …
- Leeann Ward: I hate it when people pronounce the days of the week with a "dy" ending instead of "day." It's like …
- luckyoldsun: Looking at that bizarre CMT Artists' list with Johnny Cash coming in at #8, it raises the question--Who are the …
- Leeann Ward: I'd have to agree with LOS here. The song was fair game to be released. It's no surprised that it …
- luckyoldsun: "'Brotherly Love,' IS a Keith Whitley song. Trying to take advantage of the impact sales, and the tragedy of Keith’s …
- Leeann Ward: Yes, we know that it's technically a Keith Whitley song, as Juli noted above.