Rhonda Vincent Fights Crime; Old Crow Medicine Show Announces Album, Tour; New Record Releases
- Old Crow Medicine Show’s Remedy will be released on ATO Records July 1. Here’s a teaser.
- The Johnny Cash Boyhood Home in Dyess, Arkansas will be opened to the public on August 16.
- Singer-songwriter-overachiever Donna Hughes is putting out two albums this year: bluegrass record From the Heart and Fly, which will be an Americana release. You can get more info on Hughes’ fundraising page.
- I adore these photos of black belt and badass octogenarian Willie Nelson in his karate gi.
- Bruce Robison and Kelly Willis visited KOKE-FM to sing “Hangin’ On” from their forthcoming record, Our Year.
- Yep Roc Records compiled a free sampler that features performances by Dave and Phil Alvin, Mandolin Orange, Tony Joe White, and several other Yep Roc acts.
- Blues Music Magazine is also offering a sampler; this one includes music by The Nick Moss Band, John Nemeth, and more.
- Remember BlackHawk? They’re back as a duo; here’s their new song, “Brothers of the Southland.”
- The Seldom Scene released a video for their new collaboration with Emmylou Harris, “Body and Soul.”
- GLAAD has invited Kacey Musgraves to sing at the GLAAD Media Awards in New York this weekend. Musgraves will be the first country singer to perform at the
- Drew Kennedy was featured on Jack Ingram’s Acoustic Motel series.
- Mark Hodges, founder of bluegrass label Mountain Fever Records, has formed a new Americana-focused imprint called Travianna Records.
- Alan Jackson recorded the theme song for Seth McFarlane’s new movie, A Million Ways to Die in the West.
- Stream the new Nashville soundtrack before its May 6 release.
- Sleepy Man Banjo Boys will release an EP on June 24.
- Those Darlins paid tribute to Dolly Parton by covering “Jolene” for The A.V. Club’s “Pioneering” video series.
- This week’s album releases (thanks for helping to support E145 by purchasing your music through our affiliate links):
Bob Wills & His Texas Playboys – Riding Your Way: The Lost Transcriptions for Tiffany Music, 1946-1947
Bryan Sutton – Into My Own
Ernest Troost – O Love
Josh Grider – Luck & Desire
North of Nashville – North of Nashville
Edward David Anderson – Lies & Wishes
Mason Jar Fireflies – Mason Jar Fireflies
Old 97s – Most Messed Up
James House – Broken Glass Twisted Steel
Eli Cook – Primitive Son
Ray LaMontagne – Supernova
Jake London – Runaway Heart
Michelle Lewis – The Parts of Us That Still Remain
Tommy Malone – Poor Boy
Bridgette DeMeyer – Savannah Road
- And a couple DVDs:
The Allman Brothers Band: March 26, 2009, 40th Anniversary Show, Beacon Theatre
The Milk Carton Kids: Live from Lincoln Theatre
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