In fake news, “Band Whose Music Nobody Cares to Claim Calls Self Americana.”
Gangstagrass has a new video. Watch “All for One” here.
On July 1, American Recordings/Universal will release expanded versions of The Jayhawks’ Sound of Lies, Smile, and Rainy Day Music. The 1997 touring lineup will reunite to play several shows later in the year.
Our pal Dallas Terry of Galleywinter interviewed singer-songwriter Cris Jacobs, formerly of the now defunct Americana band The Bridge. Jacobs says that he’ll likely release a solo album later this year.
Farce the Music digsLee Bains III & The Glory Fires’ blistering new Southern rock record.
Trace Adkins will resume touring in June. He’s taken some time off to deal with a number of personal problems earlier this year, including a stint in rehab, the death of his father, and his wife filing for divorce.
Download “Happy,” the opening track on John Fullbright’s new record. Fullbright also did a Q&A for Paste.
Dolly Parton released a video for “Home.”
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.