Loretta Lynn Back in Action; New Ryan Adams Album; Sugarland covers Dexy’s Midnight Runners
Juli Thanki | August 2nd, 2011
If you weren’t at the Newport Folk Festival, or just want to relive it, check out NPR’s streams and downloads of artists like the Carolina Chocolate Drops, Wanda Jackson, Chris Thile & Michael Daves, and lots more.
The AV Club interviewed Gillian Welch. An excerpt: “I think this is our most adult record. I think the themes are fairly adult, rather major themes of regret and loss and dealing with substantial reversals, and dealing with life not dealing you the hand you were wishing for or expecting.”
Miranda Lambert isn’t too happy with a writer from the Ottawa Citizen. In other Miranda news, give a listen to her new song “Baggage Claim.”
Here’s some info on Ryan Adams’ upcoming album Ashes & Fire, plus a couple videos of Adams performing new material.
Sugarland and tourmate Sara Bareilles covered ’80s classic “Come on Eileen.” It is so unapologetically dorky and freakishly catchy that I love it.
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.