Lyle Lovett to Receive ASCAP Creative Voice Award; Legal Battle Over Right to Use Bill Monroe’s Name; New Ryan Bingham Video

Juli Thanki | October 5th, 2012

  • Scott Bernstein of Glide Magazine did a song-by-song recap (with a few videos) of Wednesday’s Love for Levon concert.
  • There’s a legal battle going on about the right to use Bill Monroe’s name: Campbell “Doc” Mercer can’t use Monroe’s likeness or name to promote The Jerusalem Ridge Bluegrass Music Festival, which he puts on annually to honor the “Father of Bluegrass.” Ohio County and the county industrial foundation lay legal claim to Monroe’s name and image, having bought the usage rights from the musician’s son 13 years ago. 
  • Craig Shelburne takes a look at Dolly Parton’s coat of many colors, which is on display at Dollywood along with the lyrics to the song.
  • Speaking of Parton, here are the Dolly-centric slot machines that are coming to Vegas.
  • MacArthur genius Chris Thile was interviewed for the Huffington Post.
  • Columbia alumna Laura Cantrell is the subject of a lengthy feature in the new issue of the university magazine. According to the article, Cantrell’s next album is due in early 2013.
  • Various items belonging to Scotty McCreery  are now on display at the North Carolina Museum of History in Raleigh.
  • Guitarist Bob Minner, one of Tim McGraw’s Dancehall Doctors, talks about his solo debut with Evan Schlansky of American Songwriter.
  • SF Weekly picked eleven acts to see at this weekend’s Hardly Strictly Bluegrass festival.
  1. Jon
    October 5, 2012 at 11:15 am

    Be sure to check out the story on Bob Minner. He’s a dandy!

    Way to go, San Francisco Weekly – 11 picks, and only one of them a bluegrass act. Hardly strictly? For the SFW, it’s more like not hardly at all.

  2. Rick
    October 5, 2012 at 5:23 pm

    Really enjoyed the interview with the First Aid Kit gals. I don’t mind the Conor Oberst linkage but the fact they are friends with Jack White does disturb me a bit. Best quote of the week: “I can’t stand the weather here (in Sweden). I don’t know if you’ve experienced a Swedish winter, but I don’t recommend it.” (lol) I guess if they relocated to the US, then Lake Wobegone would not be a prime destination…

    Does anyone really think that naming a music festival “Bloody Roots” is a good idea? Now “Peroxide Roots” I could understand.

    I’ve never been much of a fan of The Band nor Levon Helm, but that tribute concert would have been quite an experience live. I’m glad there is so much detailed coverage out there. If I had attended I likely would have made trips to the bathroom and concession stands during the performances by Dierks Bentley.

    Not much to catch on the Opry this weekend. Tonight’s highlight is Jaida Dreyer and Ray Stevens will be on the Saturday night Opry. Grade: ZZZzzz…
    Schedule: http://www.opry.com/shows/ThisWeek.html

  3. Rick
    October 8, 2012 at 4:45 pm

    Damn, the promoters have cancelled the “Railroad Revival Tour” featuring Willie Nelson and Jamey Johnson! I was so excited after winning a couple of tickets from here at Engine 145 and now its gone down the tubes. My guess is a lack of ticket sales due to the tour’s name. It should have been marketed as “Willie Nelson’s Railroad Revival Tour” to catch people’s attention. Oh well, it’s too late now…
    Article Link: http://www.theboot.com/2012/10/08/willie-nelson-tour-canceled/

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