George Jones Released From Hospital; New John Fogerty Album Due This Fall; Stream New Trampled By Turtles Record

Juli Thanki | April 4th, 2012

  • Los Angeles Americana music series, The Grand Ole Echo, kicks off its new season April 15.
  • “Before You Leave,” about Mary Gauthier, won Best Short Documentary at the Garden State Film Festival. Here’s the trailer.
  • John Fogerty’s got a new album, Wrote a Song for Everyone, that’ll come out in the fall. It will have him teamed up with Alan Jackson, Miranda Lambert, Brad Paisley and more on re-recorded versions of his old material as well as some new songs.
  • Stream the new Trampled By Turtles album, Stars and Satellites, over at Paste.
  • Alan Jackson’s Precious Memories has been re-released. GAC will also air the Precious Memories television special this weekend.
  • Wayne Rice created a Slacker Radio tribute station for Scruggs. Listen here.
  • Freakwater’s Feels Like the Third Time will be available on vinyl for the first time in nearly 20 years on Record Store Day (April 21).
  • Craig Morgan will perform on Conan April 11. In other Morgan news, he recorded “What Matters Most” for Folds of Honor, an organization which provides scholarships to the children of military members who were disabled or killed while serving. There are 10,000 free downloads of the song available; once those are used up, the song can be downloaded for $1.
  • Rodney Crowell announced a summer tour with Mary Karr. Dates can be found here.
  • “Red Solo Cup” has gone platinum. The song is approaching the 1.7 million sales mark.
  • Folk duo The Milk Carton Kids played a short set on World Café.
  • Queens of the Stone Age’s Josh Homme and Florence + The Machine’s Florence Welch covered the Johnny Cash/June Carter duet “Jackson.”
  • There’s an article on about fiddler Mark O’Connor and his music education efforts.
  1. Rick
    April 4, 2012 at 7:36 pm

    Wow, things are really hopping around here! Where is everybody? Hmm…

    Music City Roots is back tonight after a couple of weeks on hiatus and will feature Audrey Auld, The Vespers, The Driftwood Singers, Gareth Dunlop, and Jabe Beyer. Looks like another “interesting” show.

    I’m getting excited about the 2012 Grand Ole Echo season, which as mentioned above starts on April 15th. Admission is free, the parking is free, and most of the music performed there is worth every penny! (lol) I’ll admit most of the Americana acts featured throughout the season don’t do a whole lot for me, but the occasional real country and bluegrass bands make up for it. Its the best (free) way I know of to spend a mellow Sunday afternoon among kindred spirits (well except most of them are Obamavoters! Crikey mate! lol)

    I caught Eden’s Edge at The Mint club last night and they put on a wonderful acoustic set that ran for at least an hour and 15 minutes! (Long by Mint standards.) They sang a bunch of new songs including their new single that hits country radio next week, which sounds quite a bit like “Amen” (no surprise there). The more “country” of the new songs presented, which dealt with subjects like skinny dipping and what a man’s drink says about him, were excellent and are definitely on my download list when they become available. They also sang a gorgeous new ballad titled “Liar” that sadly would never make it on country radio. The Eden’s Edge debut full album is slated for release on June 2nd and will include 4 of the songs off of their 5 song EP. Because of that I recommended the new album contain at least 14 tracks! (lol) If you get a chance to see Eden’s Edge live, just DO IT!

  2. Rick
    April 4, 2012 at 8:02 pm

    Ooops, turns out the Eden’s Edge album release is on June 12th, not the 2nd. That’s what I get for wearing earplugs…

  3. Karlie
    April 5, 2012 at 12:37 pm

    I kind of wish country labels would jump on the indie label resurgence in vinyl of late, at least in special cases – would love to have that re-release of Alan Jackson’s gospel songs on LP.

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