Pistol Annies Cancel Tour Dates; David Via Recovering From Assault; New Album Releases
- David Via was attacked by a stranger over the weekend. He’s facing some serious medical costs and, with a broken jaw, he’ll be unable to perform for some time. Bluegrass Today has information on how you can help.
- The CMA Music Festival crowd was underwhelmed by Lenny Kravitz.
- The Pistol Annies have canceled their upcoming tour dates due to “unforeseen circumstances.” Miranda Lambert will play those shows as a solo act.
- Mumford & Sons had to postpone their next three shows so that bassist Ted Dwane can undergo emergency surgery to treat a blood clot on the surface of his brain.
- The Del McCoury Band’s newest project is setting unheard Woody Guthrie lyrics to music. Check it out.
- Jason Isbell was featured on All Things Considered.
- Blair Garner will host America’s Morning Show on Nash FM 94.7 beginning later this month. Lee Ann Womack, Sunny Sweeney, Terri Clark, and Chuck Wicks have also signed on to co-host.
- Want to read another article on the vinyl revival? The New York Times has you covered.
- Vince Gill and Paul Franklin talk about their fantastic forthcoming album, Bakersfield, with Chuck Dauphin of The 615.
- Apple announced that their new streaming music service, iTunes Radio, will be launched in the fall.
- Booker T. Jones will release his next album, Sound the Alarm, in two weeks on Stax Records.
- Here’s another addition to your summer reading list: Andrew Vaughan’s John Hartford book, Pilot of a Steam Powered Aereo-Plain.
- Dan Tyminski came in at No. 8 on the Washington Post “music dubbing hall of fame” slideshow.
- Aaron Cohen reviewed the Chicago Blues Festival for the Tribune.
- On Sunday, Craig Morgan assisted first responders at the scene of a highway crash that involved three tractor-trailers.
- Kelly Clarkson debuted a new song at CMA Fest last week. Listen to “Tie It Up” here.
- We Are Tonight, Billy Currington’s next album, will be released on September 17.
- Take a tour of Boston’s food trucks with Della Mae.
- Need to practice your banjo rolls? There’s an app for that.
- The Wall Street Journal Speakeasy blog premiered a new Court Yard Hounds song. “Are You Man Enough?” was co-written and produced by Ryan Adams.
- The Civil Wars released a new song.
- This week’s album releases. As always, thank you to those who purchase stuff through our affiliate links; it helps us keep the lights on:
Jason Isbell – Southeastern
Sturgill Simpson – High Top Mountain
Aoife O’Donovan – Fossils
Mike Zito & The Wheel – Gone to Texas
John Moreland – In the Throes
Various Artists – Now That’s What I Call Country, Vol. 6
- Juli Thanki: Colloquial use of "fantastic" as a synonym for "excellent" dates back to the 1930s. And if it's good enough for …
- Paul W Dennis: I think "Banks of The Ohio", "Miller's Cave" and "It's Nothing to Me" are far creepier than several of the …
- Paul W Dennis: The Hight article is interesting, although I don't know that I would describe it as fantastic, but then I know …
- Dana M: I'm actually excited to hear a new Reba album. As for the Alan Jackson tour, I hope he announces Canadian …
- nm: Agreed. A good job by three very smart women.
- Deremy Jylan: The Hight piece is tremendous reading.
- Juli Thanki: Much like the music of Aldean and FGL, Michelob Ultra is favored by college kids and too much exposure will …
- Tom: ...michelob ultra seems to be a brew from hell.
- luckyoldsun: Maybe he was just changing out of his hunting clothes. At least he didn't do the full Randy...um Monty.
- Donald: If you haven't heard...this one is a bit bizarre: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/newfoundland-labrador/johnny-cash-s-son-arrested-at-deer-lake-airport-after-removing-his-clothes-1.2814697?cmp=rss I think the link says almost all....