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Juli Thanki | July 19th, 2011

  • Congratulations to Wade, who won our Donna Ulisse CD giveaway! Wade, keep your eyes posted for an email.
  • News from Rosanne Cash, via Twitter: Stop tweeting me. I have to go to work. I have to have all songs written by end of August to begin recording in October. #IBuriedTheLede
    • Tedeschi Trucks Band will be performing on Conan tonight. They’re also offering signed copies of Revelator to fans through a contest via their website.
    • The Preservation Hall Jazz Band and Del McCoury Band are performing on The Late Show with David Letterman tonight.
    • Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper stopped by to play some tunes at the WAMU Bluegrass Country studios in Washington, DC.
    • New releases:

    Ricky Skaggs — Country Hits Bluegrass Style

    Suzy Bogguss — American Folk Songbook (a Cracker Barrel exclusive)

    Pokey LaFarge & The South City Three — Middle of Everywhere

    Angela Easterling — Beguiler

    Old Californio — Westering Again

    Imelda May — Mayhem

    Hank Snow — Songs of Tragedy/When Tragedy Struck

    Phil Ochs: There But for Fortune (DVD)

    Dirt Drifters — This Is My Blood

    1. Rick
      July 19, 2011 at 3:37 pm

      Opry Alert! Tonight’s Opry will feature Sunny Sweeney! That’s all you really need to know…(lol)
      Other featured artists include Dierks Bentley, Ricky Skaggs, Steel Magnolia, Brett Eldredge, Mandy Barnett (butchering Patsy Cline songs), and token Opry Legends John Conlee and Little Jimmie Dickens. Its rare any Opry has this strong of line up. Grade A!
      Schedule: http://www.opry.com/shows/ThisWeek.html

      Damn, I didn’t win the Donna Ulisse CD! On the other hand the end result feels just it did for all the contests I entered at The 9513! Cool! (lol)

    2. SamB
      July 19, 2011 at 5:03 pm

      I bought the Suzy Bogguss album at a gig here in the UK, and it’s well worth it! Highly recommended :)

    3. Leeann Ward
      July 19, 2011 at 5:26 pm

      I can’t get enough of the Suzy Bogguss album. It is nothing short of delightful. I bought it digitally from her website today. I couldn’t find it on the Cracker Barrel site as of this morning.

    4. Jon
      July 19, 2011 at 6:28 pm

      The Skaggs album is a sort-of reissue of his Cracker Barrel excusive; three cuts dropped, three new ones added. Great stuff.

    5. Jon
      July 19, 2011 at 6:29 pm

      Also note that the 1861 Project album, mentioned in a news update last week, is out today: http://www.1861project.com .

    6. Rick
      July 19, 2011 at 8:22 pm

      Last week’s “Music City Roots” show featured some of the songs off of “The 1861 Project” and it was alright I guess. For those of us born and raised on the West Coast the entire Civil War era seems completely abstract, so there is little emotional attachment to the subject matter. Now if the album had instead been “The 1849 Project” and was dedicated to The California Gold Rush, that would be another matter entirely!

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