Patty Griffin Live Album To Be Released Digitally Sept. 2
- Patty Griffin performed an invitation-only show with keyboardist Ian McLagan and a string quintet in New York the same day her album Children Running Through was released last year. The fruits of that performance will be released on Sept. 9 on a digital album titled Patty Griffin: Live From The Artists Den. Paste Magazine has the track listing.
- By now everyone knows that Don Helms put his signature steel on over 100 Hank Williams recordings, but William Grimes mentions in The New York Times that at the time of his death, Helms was working with Vince Gill on an album of uncompleted Hank Williams songs.
- In his review for Chris Knight‘s new album, Heart of Stone, Amber Waves of Twang’s Chip Frazier says Knight sings to the common man in the manner of Cash and Haggard.
- Amanda Palm has a Q&A piece with Brandon Rhyder:
What was it like having Radney Foster as a producer?
I think this is some of the best, if not the best production he’s done. Everything sounds so full and amazing. From top to bottom, it’s the record I’ve always wanted to make, and I think it also sounds, sonically, the way I’ve always wanted a record to sound. It’s not too polished, but it sounds pretty.
Be sure to click the music player to the left to listen to Rhyder’s CD, Every Night, due out tomorrow.
- Country, California’s John Maglite put together a playlist of songs dealing with addiction. He writes, “I tried to avoid songs that treat the subject too lightly (“Stay Away from the Cocaine Train”) or too obliquely (“The Bottle Let Me Down”) in favor of songs that look specifically at the psychology of addiction and its destructive impact on addicts and their loved ones.”
- Listen to the Lucky Tomblin Band on Mountain Stage via NPR. Tomblin leads a band of veteran musicians who perform songs from the ’40s, ’50s and ’60s.
- KUT has a live performance from Heybale, featuring piano ace Earl Poole Ball, who was part of the house band for The Johnny Cash Show, and Redd Volkaert, who toured with Merle Haggard. Both are also part of the previously mentioned Lucky Tomblin Band.
- Someone claiming to be John Carter Cash left a comment on Real Country Radio’s critical post on the upcoming Johnny Cash Remixed project (via Country, California). Commenting on the same album,Chip Frazier says he was skeptical, but after taking a listen he considers it really cool.
- Sean O’Hagan has a review of David N. Meyer’s biography of Gram Parsons, Twenty Thousand Roads: The Ballad of Gram Parsons and His Cosmic American Music.
- There’s a discussion going on in the forums about songs that should have been singles, but for one reason or another were never released. A fairly nice list of songs has accumulated, so check some of them out or contribute some of your own to the list.
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