DelFest Lineup Announced; CMHoF to Salute Leon Rhodes; Paul Thorn Covers Jackson Browne

Juli Thanki | February 14th, 2014

  • This summer’s DelFest lineup has been announced. The Gibson Brothers, Sierra Hull, Carolina Chocolate Drops, Bela Fleck & Abigail Washburn, The Duhks, Ricky Skaggs & Bruce Hornsby with Kentucky Thunder, and Hot Rize featuring Red Knuckles and The Trailblazers are just a few of the acts who’ll be playing the Memorial Day weekend festival in Cumberland, Maryland.
  • Leon Rhodes will be honored as part of the Country Music Hall of Fame & Museum’s Nashville Cats series on March 8. The HoF will stream the event on their website.
  • After three-year old Addilyn Roberts was diagnosed with leukemia, a family acquaintance offered to stage a fundraising concert to help pay the child’s medical bills, but pocketed the donations instead; now Gary Allan is stepping in and traveling to Louisville next month to play a benefit show for the Roberts family.
  • Speaking of Mississippi music trails, you can read Hank Cochran’s new marker (written by Barry Mazor) on the Country Trail here.
  • Will Kimbrough to Peter Cooper: “I’m a curious person who plays a bunch of instruments, and if I’m left alone and inspired about life, that makes me write songs. And I have some people, all over the world, who will come and hear me play those songs. I have exactly what I wanted, I just didn’t know that what I wanted would look like this.”  
  • Eric Church’s The Outsiders is set to debut atop the Billboard 200; the album is expected to sell between 275,000 and 300,000 units in its first week.
  • Paul Thorn tackled “Doctor My Eyes” for a Jackson Browne tribute record that’s due out April 1.
  • Wall Street Journal music critic Jim Fusilli looks at the “acoustic appeal” of Lake Street Dive and Jamestown Revival.
  • Download BettySoo’s NoiseTrade sampler.
  • Taylor Swift announced that she’ll tour Southeast Asia this June; shows have been scheduled in Jakarta, Manila, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, and Bangkok.
  • “Sweet Home Alabama,” “Take It Easy,” “Can’t Help Falling in Love,” “Great Balls of Fire,” “You’re Still the One,” and “I Swear” all made the ASCAP Top 100 Songs list, which the organization compiled to mark its 100th birthday.
  • The 2014 Blues Hall of Fame inductees include R.L. Burnside, Robert Petway’s 1941 recording of “Catfish Blues,” and, in the literature category, Peter Guralnick’s Dream Boogie: The Triumph of Sam Cooke. Check out the full list of musicians, songs, and albums here.
  • Kacey Musgraves, in a Wall Street Journal Q&A: I know I’m not everyone’s cup of tea, and I don’t really want to be. I think if you’re everyone’s cup of tea, that probably means you’re a little bit boring, or you’re not pushing yourself. Creativity happens where it’s dangerous and scary, where you’re not comfortable. And that’s how it should be. That’s real. Music isn’t supposed to be vanilla. It’s not supposed to be something absolutely everyone enjoys. Frankly I’d love to see even more diversity in country music. Art is not supposed to be McDonalds.  

 

  1. bob
    February 14, 2014 at 1:29 pm

    Interesting ASCAP top 100 lists for their 100th birthday, even though country didn’t fare too well. Unfortunately, we can’t compare a SESAC (1930) or BMI (1939) list for a while.

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