Don Schlitz Named to Songwriters Hall of Fame; Bakersfield Sound HoF Exhibit Opens in March; Carrie Underwood Shares “Good Girl” Sneak Peek
Juli Thanki | February 22nd, 2012
Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum exhibit The Bakersfield Sound: Buck Owens, Merle Haggard, and California Country will open March 23, 2012, and run through the end of 2013. On March 24, there will be a panel discussion featuring Jean Shepard, Don Maddox, Rose Lee Maphis, Dallas Frazier, Buddy Mize, and Red Simpson, all of whom will participate in a concert later that day.
Carolina Chocolate Drop Dom Flemons talks with The Guardian about the bones, which this article describes as the “oldest and most primal form of musical instrument”: There is a magical, mysterious quality to the bones. People become mesmerised by the way that something so simple can produce such a complex sound. It doesn’t surprise me that bones had a ritual function in the ancient world. The concentration involved in playing them can induce a kind of trance. I often use bones as an aid to contemplation.
It’s Country Day over at Farce the Music, which means more doctored album covers. Here’s Part One.
Congratulations to BLL, winner of our Meet Glen Campbell giveaway.
B.B. King, Gary Clark, Jr., Susan Tedeschi, Buddy Guy, Derek Trucks, Mick Jagger, and more celebrated blues music in a performance at the White House. Check your local PBS listings for airdates.
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.