Watch the teaser for the upcoming Fiddle TV documentary on MilkDrive.
Chet Flippo asks, “what’s happening over in what we fondly used to call ‘country music’?”
The Railroad Revival Tour announced one more tour stop: New Orleans on October 21. (via press release)
Chris Klimek of The Washington Post reviewed Wednesday night’s John Prine-Emmylou Harris concert.
American Songwriter is giving away a pair of tickets to the Americana Music Festival.
The second annual Fort Worth Music Festival will be held September 28-29. The lineup of performers includes Hayes Carll, Supersuckers, Sons of Fathers, and more.
Maura Johnston of the Village Voice caught Kenny Chesney and Tim McGraw’s recent Meadlowlands tour stop: “Chesney sings of time spent by the sea and happy hours; his tan is the bronze hue that implies lots of long days where “work” amounts to little more than applying SPF 8 and turning over every 45 minutes or so; early on in the night, he busted out “No Shoes, No Shirt, No Problems,” and that song’s Señor Frog’s–ready charm glowed over even those tracks that were slightly less hedonistic. (There weren’t many of those, though.)”
Here’s the trailer for Down in the Flood, a documentary about Bob Dylan and The Band.
NPR has audio of a recent Lyle Lovett concert in Brooklyn.
The Curiosity Rover has been waking up to tunes including the Simon & Garfunkel cover of “Wake Up, Little Susie.” Looks like earlier rovers got a decent selection of country music, including cuts from Willie Nelson, Gene Autry, and Alabama.
On August 30, Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out will perform the national anthem at the SEC opening game, Vanderbilt vs. South Carolina.
Mike Osborne of VOANews.com takes a look at the documentary/music special Pa’s Fiddle: The Music of America, chatting with the project’s co-coordinator, musicologist Dr. Dale Cockrell.
For our friends across the pond: on September 15, the University of East Anglia’s School of American Studies at UEA London is hosting a one-day conference called “America Changed Through Music: Harry Smith’s Anthology of Folk Music at 60.”
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.