New Videos from Bettye LaVette and Corb Lund; Green Onions Gets Remastered for 50th Anniversary; Free American Songwriter Sampler
Juli Thanki | June 27th, 2012
JD McPherson’s newest album, Signs & Signifiers, is available for $2.99 on Amazon this week. Highly recommended for anyone who loves old school rock ‘n’ roll.
Glen Campbell played what sounds like a great show at the Hollywood Bowl last weekend. He was joined by artists like Kris Kristofferson, Jackson Browne,and Lucinda Williams.
A Kenny Chesney lookalike got kicked out of Chesney and Tim McGraw’s recent Nashville show for allegedly being a disturbance. He did get a refund for his $200 ticket and some CDs for his trouble.
The Avett Brothers will release TheCarpenteron September 11. NPR has a stream of “Live and Die” from the new album.
Give a listen to Bettye LaVette’s delicious cover of The Black Keys’ “I’m Not the One.”
CMT’s Craig Shelburne interviewedJana Kramer. An excerpt: When I first met with [producer Scott Hendricks] and played him some of the things I was writing, he was like, “Wow, you’re country! You’re not poppy.” There are some things that can lean more pop, but I love Deana Carter and even older than that, like Loretta Lynn. That’s what I grew up on.
Holly Gleason on Mindy Smith’s new album: Singing with her heart in her hand, the songs’ well-structured moments of breakdown, vulnerability, confession and even obsession never quite sizzle. Instead, there is something so pretty and refined about the recording itself that her teetering-on-the-brink intensity never actualizes.
Over at American Songwriter, Jason Isbell suggested a few songs to help beat the heat.
The Big Easy Express, a documentary about the Railroad Revival Tour undertaken by Old Crow Medicine Show, Mumford & Sons, and Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros was released yesterday on iTunes. Rolling Stone has a clip.
On July 24, Concord Music Group will release Booker T. & The MGs’ Green Onions as part of its Stax Remasters Series. The remastered 1962 album will include two live bonus tracks and new liner notes. (via press release)
American Songwriter’s free Muse July Sampler features cuts from John Fullbright, Shovels & Rope, Doug Paisley, and more.
Steve Earle gave his support to the upcoming Los Angeles protest against Walmart via video.
On October 2, Van Morrison will release new albumBorn to Sing: No Plan B.
Saving Country Music selected a few “go ready” Americana acts including William Elliott Whitmore and Possessed by Paul James.
Corb Lund has a new music video for “Gettin’ Down on the Mountain,” a track from his upcoming album, Cabin Fever (out August 14).
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.