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Juli Thanki | June 20th, 2012
All of us at Engine 145 were very saddened to hear of the unexpected passing of music journalist Chris Neal. Chris was a knowledgeable, talented writer whose work appeared in a number of places, including the Nashville Scene, M Music & Musicians Magazine (where he was Senior Editor), Country Weekly, and The 9513. Here are a few links to some of my favorite pieces he wrote, and here is a tribute post written by Country Universe’s Dan Milliken. Our thoughts are with Chris’ family and friends at this difficult time.
Here’s a behind-the-scenes look at the Zac Brown Band’s excellent new single, “The Wind.”
Listen to new Trishas song “Cheater’s Game,” written by Bruce Robison, Liz Foster, and Savannah Welch.
Retired music executive Joe Smith is donating over 200 audio interviews – with folks like Artie Shaw, Ray Charles, and Bob Dylan – to the Library of Congress. The recordings are now digitized, and a few of them will stream on the library’s website later this year.
Blogger Mando Lines chatted with Yonder Mountain String Band’s Adam Aijala.
Check out “The Country Boy Song” from Earl Dibbles, Jr., aka Granger Smith.
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.