New Jim Lauderdale Record Out 9/25; Farm Aid Plans Webcast; Stream New Music from Rodney Parker & 50 Peso Reward

Juli Thanki | September 12th, 2012

  • Kathleen Edwards went into anaphylactic shock after getting stung by a yellow jacket. Thanks to paramedics and an Epi-pen, she is recovering with sense of humor intact. From her Twitter account: Anaphylactic shock really ruined the whole “10 handsome firemen and paramedics fussing over you” moment. Too busy dying to get a number. 
  • Emmylou Harris, Buddy Miller, and Johnny Cash and June Carter made Paste’s list of the 50 Best Bob Dylan covers. What are your favorites?
  • Listen to a couple of tunes from Rodney Parker & 50 Peso Reward’s upcoming record, which will be released in January.
  • Big Kenny’s “Hillbilly Jedi Vest” has gone missing. The Nashville Scene has the story about the lost “douchey duds.”
  • Here’s video of Chris King covering Buddy Holly’s “Rave On.”
  • Out September 25: Carolina Moonrise, another Jim Lauderdale-Robert Hunter collaboration.
  • This year’s Farm Aid is sold out, but you’ll be able to stream the event at on September 22.
  • Gary Robertson, Jr. has joined Cumberland River as the band’s lead guitarist.
  • Stream Lowe Country: The Songs of Nick Lowe, an Americana compilation that includes Lori McKenna, Amanda Shires, and Chatham County Line.
  • Shuffle profiled roots label Yep Roc, which is celebrating its 15th anniversary this year.
  1. Rick
    September 12, 2012 at 6:57 pm

    Tonight’s Music City Roots is featuring Australian Americana(?) type artists. The best known is Felicity Urquhart who has been hosting the Saturday Night Country radio show down under since John Nutting retired a few years back. Felicity loves to travel to Nashville to co-write with country and Americana artists based there. Should be an interesting show. I can’t wait to hear what the guy dressed like a pirate sounds like? Crikey mate!

    Last night’s Opry was outstanding! Well except for the guy struggling on the doghouse bass with the Del McCoury band…(lol)

    Let’s see, a couple of favorite Dylan covers eh? Well, I’d go with the Elana James cover of “One More Night” and “Don’t Think Twice” bluegrass style by The Rice Brothers. I’ve been waiting for Ted Nugent to cover “Tangled Up In Blue”…

    That article on Elizabeth Cook would be so much more meaningful if it had come from a reputable (ie conservative) source! Oh well…

    I’ll stick with the Crystal Gayle version of “Barbara Allen” with the more modern melody structure. Crystal’s vocals don’t hurt either.

    I need to find out where the Rascal Flatts star will be so I can leave a pile of dog poop there at some time in the future. It just seems like a fitting tribute.

  2. Michael M.
    September 12, 2012 at 8:49 pm

    In terms of Dylan covers, I’m partial to Albert Lee’s version of “Tonight I’ll Be Staying Here with You”, Sue Foley’s “Positively 4th Street”, and Redbird’s “Buckets of Rain”.

  3. Jon
    September 12, 2012 at 8:53 pm

    The Country Gentlemen’s “Walking Down The Line.” Best. Dylan. Cover. Ever.

    Although Tim O’Brien and the O’Boys’ entire Red On Blonde album comes pretty dang close.

  4. luckyoldsun
    September 12, 2012 at 9:10 pm

    I don’t know if it makes me a hopeless square to say I love Bobby Bare’s take on “Blowin’ In the Wind”–or, hopefully, Bare is retro cool now.

  5. Leeann Ward
    September 12, 2012 at 10:34 pm

    I love Randy Travis’ version of “Don’t Think Twice.”

  6. Jeremy Dylan
    September 13, 2012 at 12:28 am

    An addendum to the news roundup – that’s not the only record Jim’s got coming out this year.

    BUDDY & JIM will come out through New West in December, fulfilling the dreams of Americana fans everywhere.

    Listen to the single (performed on the Americana Awards a couple of hours ago) here:

  7. Jeremy Dylan
    September 13, 2012 at 12:33 am

    And on the Dylan side of things, there’s a brilliant cover of It Takes A Lot to Laugh, It Takes A Train to Cry from Stephen Stills, on the Bloomfield/Kooper/Stills ‘Super Session’ album.

  8. Jon
    September 13, 2012 at 8:36 am

    Just got around to checking out that SFC “Barbara Allen” link – nice find, Juli!

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