Stream Guy Clark’s My Favorite Picture of You; Canadian Country Music Awards Nominees Announced; New Tim O’Brien & Darrell Scott Album Due in Sept.

Juli Thanki | July 18th, 2013

  • Dean Brody, Terri Clark, and Johnny Reid are among this year’s Canadian Country Music Awards nominees. Check out the full list here.
  • Stream Guy Clark’s fantastic new album, My Favorite Picture of You, on The Wall Street Journal Speakeasy blog.
  • Tim O’Brien and Darrell Scott’s next album, Memories & Moments, will be released September 17 on the duo’s newly formed Full Skies imprint. (via press release)
  • Know what sounds fun? The Rockabilly Rumble in Wilmington, Delaware next month. Wanda Jackson’s headlining.
  • Davis Inman of American Songwriter profiled Pokey LaFarge.
  • Take 45 minutes to listen to Jason Isbell’s appearance on Fresh Air.
  • News: Kenny Chesney’s made a new video. Not news: the song is about drinking beer in the islands. “When I See This Bar,” folks. (warning: autoplay)
  • Kay West wrote a lovely piece on the late Jim Foglesong for the Nashville Scene.
  • Cover Lay Down recently took a look at “Dead Flowers,” the Rolling Stones song that’s been tackled by Townes Van Zandt, Hellbound Glory, and many, many more.
  • Speaking of Townes, here’s a video of Joseph Arthur and Pearl Jam’s Jeff Ament playing “If I Needed You.” Their version will be found on forthcoming benefit album, Sweet Relief III: Pennies from Heaven, which will also include songs recorded by Shelby Lynne, Jackson Browne, and others.
  • Billboard’s Chuck Dauphin wrote an article on how Renfro Valley became Kentucky’s country music capital.
  • Here’s a neat article posted on AZCentral.com about the Jam Pak Blues ‘n’ Grass Neighborhood Band, a group that evolved out of a kids’ music class. Bonus: there’s a photo of a kid playing a soda can guitar.
  • Pam Tillis and Lorrie Morgan talk travel in this Chicago Tribune interview.
  • Jim Caligiuri of the Austin Chronicle interviewed Robert Williams—aka “Big Sandy” of Big Sandy & His Fly-Rite Boys—about the band’s 25th anniversary and forthcoming album.
  • There’s a cool, lengthy feature on Tom Russell in The Telegraph.
  • Watch Elizabeth Cook sing “I Will Always Love You” in this fab new Opry video.

  1. Rick
    July 19, 2013 at 7:53 pm

    I never thought I’d pledge for an unrecorded album on something like Kickstarter, but I did it today for Sunny Sweeney! Heck, I even pledged $ 25 so I could get an autographed CD if they are ever made. I asked Sunny to autograph it “Rick, you can kiss my ass!” just like she did for me on her first two CD’s! (lol) Go Sunny!

    “Dead Flowers” was the title song from the first Caitlin Rose EP release out of England a couple of years ago. Caitlin’s cover of that song was one of the better cuts on that EP.

    I really like the idea of what Pokey Lafarge is doing but the actual music he makes just doesn’t move me the way I wish it would. Oh well…

    Big Sandy performed recently at LA’s free Sunday afternoon Americana concert series The Grand Ole Echo in Echo Park and his set was a blast! I’m looking forward to his free show at LA’s Historic Farmer’s Market in a week or so as well. Go Big Sandy!

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