Nudie Cohn Gets Hall of Fame Exhibit; Mumford and Sons Debut New Song; Goat Rodeo Sessions on Colbert Report

Juli Thanki | November 3rd, 2011

  • Last week the Country Music Hall of Fame unveiled a spotlight exhibit dedicated to dazzling clothier Nudie Cohn. The exhibit will run through November 2012.
  • The Huffington Post featured an article on the Bluegrass Underground concert series, which is held in the Volcano Room at Cumberland Caverns.
  • Craig Havighurst wrote about “banjo magician” Ryan Cavanaugh on String Theory Media: “He’s not the first to play jazz banjo by a long shot (it was a big deal 90 years ago, don’t you know) but he’s the most exciting and ambitious of the post-Fleck pickers out there today…Ryan’s band No Man’s Land, and the music he plays on tour with saxophonist Bill Evans is…literally one degree of separation from Miles Davis. It is in fact the highest level jazz banjo that I’m aware of, and Cavanaugh is only about 31 years old.”
  • Jim Caliguri of The Austin Chronicle spoke with Chris Thile about the upcoming Punch Brothers record as well as The Goat Rodeo Sessions.
  • Thile, Stuart Duncan, Yo-Yo Ma, and Edgar Meyer stopped by the set of The Colbert Report to chat and play a song or two from The Goat Rodeo Sessions.
  • Pat Green has a new album, Songs We Wish We’d Written II, set for release February 28 on Sugar Hill Records (this is Green’s first project on this label). It’ll include his versions of songs from Lyle Lovett, Shelby Lynne, and others.
  • Mumford and Sons performed a new song, tentatively called “Ghosts,” for Radio 104.5 in Philadelphia.
  • Speaking of the CMA Awards, they are now sold out.
  • Ryan Adams was featured on Paste talking about his new album and his new home in California. An excerpt in which Adams talks about performing: “I feel so connected to these people that I’m playing for. I feel like that there are no obstacles between the songs and them. I’m so proud every night to give them these songs—I feel like I’m giving people a gift. Them being there and being so open is like a gift back to me. It’s just been a love fest, really beautiful.”
  • Miranda Lambert was a guest on VH1’s Big Morning Buzz Live.
  • Rascal Flatts is working on plans for an upcoming clothing line.
  1. bob
    November 3, 2011 at 10:35 am

    I think that Delbert McClinton’s music of the last 15 years is better than his efforts the first 25 years of his career. One reason may be writing with Gary Nicholson. I recently listened to my sister-in-law’s early Delbert collection on vinyl and they don’t compare to albums like “One of the Fortunate Few”, “Room to Breathe”, “Cost of Living” and “Acquired Taste”.

  2. Rick
    November 3, 2011 at 6:25 pm

    Wow, marriage to Mandy Moore has really turned Ryan Adams into a softie! Who’d a thunk it…

    The fact the only radio single Jamey Johnson has released that has charted well was “In Color” a few years ago may have something to do with the lack of current CMA nominations…

    I do like gypsy jazz/Django Reinhardt style acoustic music, but jazz banjo ala Miles Davis doesn’t sound appealing to me at all. Since I’ve never cared for Bela Fleck’s music, I’m assuming I really wouldn’t care for Ryan Cavanaugh. Hmm…

    Speaking of the “Footloose” film PR campaign otherwise known as The CMA Awards, will there be a live blog here at Engine 145 featuring Juli and Karlie? I love to read those well after the fact! (lol)

    • Juli Thanki
      November 4, 2011 at 7:44 am

      will there be a live blog here at Engine 145 featuring Juli and Karlie?

      Working on it!

  3. Ben Foster
    November 3, 2011 at 7:34 pm

    There is going to be a ‘Footloose/CMA’ live blog at Country Universe, if anyone else is interested… though if there’s one here as well I may have to double-blog in different browser tabs ;)

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