The Shakes’ Brittany Howard guested on Buffalo Clover’s “Misery.”
Harvelle’s, an L.A.-area blues club, is going to become a nonprofit. The venue already hosts a weekly benefit called “Service Your Soul,” which raises money to help feed the hungry and provide music education to foster children.
Kenny Roby visited the Relix offices to play the title track of his 2013 album Memories & Birds.
Trace Adkins on his Christmas record and holiday tour: “It’s definitely something different for me and yes, I’m probably taking a bit of a chance with it, but I’m not worried about it…Musically, it’s the most beautiful thing I have ever had a chance to be a part of. I have always said that anytime you get outside your comfort zone and challenge you. That’s how you grow.”
The “Enlightenment of W.C. Handy” marker will be unveiled on the Mississippi Blues Trail this afternoon in Cleveland, Miss.
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.