Richie Havens Passes Away; Glen Campbell Stops Touring; Album Releases

Juli Thanki | April 23rd, 2013

  • Glen Campbell has stopped touring due to the progression of his Alzheimer’s. However, he will release an album this summer. See You There will feature “reimagined versions of hits like ‘Wichita Lineman,’ ‘By the Time I Get to Phoenix,’ ‘Rhinestone Cowboy’ and ‘Gentle on My Mind,’ and was recorded by Julian Raymond during the same sessions that yielded songs for Ghost on the Canvas.”
  • Bob Dylan, Wilco, and My Morning Jacket will tour together this summer. Richard Thompson and Ryan Bingham will appear on select dates.
  • Willie Nelson started celebrating his 80th birthday a bit early by taping an episode of CMT Crossroads with Jamey Johnson, Ashley Monroe, Neil Young, Norah Jones, and others. Sounds like it was a fun evening.
  • A new Joe Nichols song premiered on The Boot.
  • Kasey Chambers and Shane Nicholson have separated.
  • Rolling Stone premiered the video for “Ohio,” a song on Patty Griffin’s upcoming album, American Kid. (warning: autoplay)
  • Ryan Bingham covered David Bowie.
  • Zac Brown Band’s Southern Ground Music & Food Festival will return to Nashville September 27-28. Willie Nelson, Eli Young Band, and Kacey Musgraves are a few of the acts slated to play.
  • Lee Zimmerman of The Bluegrass Situation interviewed John McEuen.
  • On Thursday, Gretchen Wilson will co-host The View. (via press release)
  • Taylor Swift, Carrie Underwood, Eric Church, Jason Aldean, and Luke Bryan are among the finalists for next month’s Billboard Music Awards.
  • Shooter Jennings is “set to co-produce a film based on the life of his father,” reports Dave Paulson of the Tennessean.
  • NPR’s Weekend Edition aired a piece on the Child ballads and Anais Mitchell & Jefferson Hamer.
  • The Earl Brackin Band will tour Russia during the 2014 Winter Olympics. They’ve started a Kickstarter campaign to help raise funds for their trip.
  • Album releases:

Steve Martin and Edie Brickell Love Has Come for You

Lori McKenna Massachusetts

Tate Stevens Tate Stevens

Tom Jones Spirit in the Room

Hymn for Her Lucy and Wayne’s Smokin’ Flames

Luke Winslow-King The Coming Tide

Eric Brace and Peter Cooper The Comeback Album

The Whiskey Collection Letters from an Old Trunk

Mike Aiken Captains & Cowboys

The Chapin Sisters A Date with the Everly Brothers

Jerry Miller New Road Under My Wheels

Coastwest Unrest – High Times on Lowly Streets

Tejas Brothers – Live a Little More

Jason Stringfellow Band – Jason Stringfellow Band

The Hollows – Neverending Show

  1. Rick
    April 23, 2013 at 10:52 pm

    I’m sorry to hear about the break-up of Kasey and Shane. I was really hoping this one would last. Crikey mate! The legacy of the trauma Kasey felt when her parents, and the family Dead Ringer Band, fell apart continues on.

    It’s nice to see LA’s best local old time string band “Dustbowl Revival” get some coverage here. Like most bands there is a lot of talent in search of great songs. Oh well.

    A CMT Crossroads episode worth watching! Will miracles never cease…

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