Stream Lucinda Williams’ New Song; Dale Watson to Appear on Letterman; Ricky Skaggs’ Autobiography Due in August

Juli Thanki | June 21st, 2013

  • Dale Watson will perform “I Lie When I Drink” on Letterman Monday night. (via press release)
  • Paul Scanlon remembers Chet Flippo in this piece posted on RollingStone.com.
  • Joel Crouse, who’s spending the summer opening for Taylor Swift, has a new music video.
  • The Antietam Early American Banjo Gathering is this weekend at the National Museum of Civil War Medicine in Keedysville, Maryland. There will be presentations, jam sessions, and battlefield amputations.
  • Jewly Hight interviewed Larry Stewart of Restless Heart for CMT Edge.
  • Greg Kot wrote a Chicago Tribune piece on the actor John C. Reilly, who also fronts a roots band.
  • Take the time to read an excerpt from Hidden in the Mix: The African American Presence in Country Music.
  • An Alan Jackson superfan received a number of gifts from the country singer when she celebrated her 100th birthday a few days ago.
  • Stream “Everything But the Truth,” a Lucinda Williams song from The Lone Ranger soundtrack, which comes out early next month.
  • Keith Adkinson, lawyer for the Hank Williams Estate, passed away on Wednesday at the age of 69. Adkinson was married to Jett Williams.
  • The National Ballet of Canada is presenting “The Man in Black,” a Johnny Cash ballet.
  1. Rick
    June 21, 2013 at 3:19 pm

    Juli, you forgot to mention the theme of the Early American Banjo Gathering: “Bring Your Banjo And Your Bone Saw!” (and your laudanum for that matter).

    Opry Alert! Tonight’s Opry includes Elizabeth Cook, Mandy Barnett, Chuck Wicks (is he still around?), and a final segment featuring Larry Gatlin, Joey+Rory, and Exile that redeems the whole thing! Grade: B+
    Schedule: http://www.opry.com/shows/ThisWeek.html
    The Saturday night Opry includes Striking Matches, Moe Bandy (is he still around?), the newly label free Sarah Darling, Jimmy Wayne, and Andy Griggs. Grade: B

    That article on Tim Carroll (ie Mr. Elizabeth Cook) was interesting. In an interview years ago Americana artist “Lonesome Bob” Chaney told of living in an apartment complex in Nashville nicknamed “Coolsville” where Tim and Allison Moorer (Mrs. Steve Earle now) were two of his neighbors who became close friends. It would be “cool” if Tim could round those two up for a reunion show at the Americana Festival in the fall.

    A Johnny Cash ballet eh? Well, it could be worse if it were a Johnny Cash opera instead…

    Yay, just found out Chuck Mead is coming to McCabe’s Guitar Shop in Santa Monica in a few weeks! That’s quite a step up from his previous gig at The MINT. You Go “I’m Just a Worn Out Singer” Chuck!

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