Levi Lowrey’s Sophomore Album Due in February; Ricky Skaggs Speaks at National Press Club; Brooklyn John Hartford Tribute Lineup Announced

Juli Thanki | December 20th, 2013

  • Levi Lowrey’s second solo album will be released on February 25. On the last day of 2013, Lowrey will offer a free download of his song “December Thirty-One.”
  • This is a neat photo gallery of images from new book Caffe Lena: Inside America’s Legendary Folk Music Coffeehouse.
  • Here’s an hour-long video of Ricky Skaggs speaking and singing at the National Press Club yesterday.
  • Grady Smith (Entertainment Weekly) picked his 10 Best Country Albums of 2013. Looks like a pretty solid list.
  • Tony Trischka, The Deadly Gentlemen, and Michael Daves are among the acts scheduled to play the seventh annual Brooklyn John Hartford Tribute on January 31.
  • Zac Brown Band will perform on a cruise ship docked in Manhattan on Super Bowl weekend. The Foo Fighters are scheduled to play too, so perhaps Dave Grohl will join ZBB for a song or two.
  • Jewly Hight interviewed Thirty Tigers’ “head honcho,” David Macias, for The Nashville Scene.
  • Rising Appalachia “[creates] urban folk music that draws on everything from the blues to hip-hop and Afro-Cuban beats.”
  1. Rick
    December 20, 2013 at 1:04 pm

    That is truly a surprise to see LA’s Sam Outlaw featured on CMT! I’ve seen Sam perform a couple of times but he has a very low profile even here in the LA country/Americana scene. Go Sam!

    I agree with NPR (a rare thing indeed) about Lake Street Dive due to band leader and vocalist Rachael Price who is a world class talent. It’s just a shame her backing band doesn’t always perform up to her level of excellence. Oh well…

    Opry Alert! Tonight’s Opry features Radney Foster, Joey+Rory, Jim Lauderdale, David Nail, Maggie Rose, Love and Theft, and the usual Opry Legends. Grade: B+
    The Saturday night Opry goes “Nashville” featuring both Deacon (Chip Esten) and Avery (Jonathan Jackson) (hey, where’s Scarlett?). Other artists include Aaron Tippin, Restless Heart, and Corey Smith(?) Grade: B
    Schedule Link: http://www.opry.com/shows/ThisWeek.html

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