Two Pete Seeger Albums Due in Sept.; Brad and Carrie to Host the CMA Awards Again; Seth Avett Remembers Doc Watson

Juli Thanki | August 2nd, 2012

  • Coming out September 25: Pete Seeger albums A More Perfect Union and Pete Remembers Woody. The former is full of new material written with Lorre Wyatt and features guests like Emmylou Harris and Bruce Springsteen. The latter is a two-disc set celebrating Woody Guthrie with songs and anecdotes.
  • Ben Foster did a fine interview with Emmylou Harris about her animal rescue work and upcoming musical projects. An excerpt: Rodney Crowell and I just finished a duet record, and it’s going to be coming out sometime early next year.  It’s a duet record that we talked about probably since the first day we met, and sat down and sang old George Jones songs together.  That’s going to be coming out, and I guess that’s the only thing I have definite.  I know that there’s talk about re-releasing Wrecking Ball with extra tracks, and I will say that on October 24 at Marathon Music Works in Nashville, Daniel Lanois, Brian Blade, and Malcolm Burn and myself – the original musicians on Wrecking Ball, we’re actually going to perform Wrecking Ball, along with some other music.
  • In honor of Jerry Garcia’s 70th birthday yesterday, David Grisman announced the HD release of Garcia/Grisman, an alternate Garcia/Grisman featuring nine previously unreleased alternate takes, and Hi-Def Folk, a compilation of songs from projects produced by Grisman.
  • CMT’s Craig Shelburne chats with Love and Theft.
  • Dierks Bentley will host the ACM Honors ceremony September 24 at the Ryman.
  • Eric Church celebrated his No. 1 single, “Springsteen,” and his platinum record, Chief.

 

  1. Ken Morton, Jr.
    August 2, 2012 at 12:56 pm

    That Toby Keith thing just smells funny. With all his bravado and tough-guy image, his involvment with kids cancer research funding is very extensive and a major passion of his. His golf tournament has raised millions of dollars for the efforts. It doesn’t add up.

  2. Adam Sheets
    August 2, 2012 at 2:24 pm

    Lots of good news today: two Pete Seeger albums (at his age, one would be unexpected), an update on the Rodney Crowell/Emmylou Harris album, and a new Dylan song.

  3. Ben Foster
    August 2, 2012 at 11:34 pm

    I’m glad Brad and Carrie are hosting the CMAs again this year. While the CMAs have become a borderline-painful experience, to be sure, they’ve at least become competent and entertaining enough as hosts that some Brad and Carrie fun can give us a little something to look forward to.

    Thanks for the interview shout-out, as always, Juli. How exciting was that news about Wrecking Ball? And I’m beyond excited about the Crowell duet record.

  4. luckyoldsun
    August 2, 2012 at 11:45 pm

    I envy you for being able to get so readily excited!

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