Next Wednesday (October 5), Elizabeth Cook will be on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson. On the 9th, the episode of Squidbillies on which she voiced the character of “Tammi” and covered the show’s theme song will air. Other news from the press release: she’s currently working on new material and plans to have a new record out next year.
Infamous Stringduster Chris Pandolfi delivered yesterday’s keynote address at IBMA World of Bluegrass, in which he said that listeners must agree to disagree on the question of what constitutes bluegrass. David Morris of Bluegrass Today recapped the event.
The Soundland multi-genre music festival is one of Nashville’s best-kept secrets, says Chris Parton.
American Songwriter posted an interview with alt-country songstress Caitlin Rose.
Dolly Parton’s tour buses didn’t meet Australian road requirements, but when her Down Under tour (and the money that brings to the community) was nearly canceled over this, Aussie officials let Parton slide.
Rounder Records is re-releasing Mandy Barnett’s Winter Wonderland holiday album. The record features a number of music veterans, including steel guitar genius Lloyd Green.
Signature Sounds is celebrating Crooked Still’s 10th anniversary with a contest. Stop by the label’s Facebook page for the details.
Check out the trailer for the upcoming Dolly Parton movie Joyful Noise. Kris Kristofferson also stars.
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.