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AmericanaFest 2019: Final Lineup Includes Nicki Bluhm, Orville Peck

AmericanaFest 2019: Final Lineup Includes Nicki Bluhm, Orville Peck
Nashville’s annual AmericanaFest has announced its final lineup of performers, a list that, like the Americana genre itself, represents roots-based country, folk, bluegrass, blues, and rock. Among the new additions: Shawn Colvin, Brent Cobb, Sarah Potenza, Andrew Bird, Drivin N Cryin, Nicki Bluhm, Andrew Combs, Sierra Hull, Foy Vance, the Quebe Sisters, Maggie Rose, Orville Peck, and Jesse Malin.

With 150 acts now added to the already stacked lineup, the Americana Music Association’s annual conference will feature some 500 performances from a total of almost 300 artists throughout the six-day event.
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How Bob Dylan’s Rolling Thunder Revue Paved the Way for the Eighties Folk Revival

How Bob Dylan’s Rolling Thunder Revue Paved the Way for the Eighties Folk Revival
“The folk era had died — or did it?” Allen Ginsberg asks, with a dash of whimsy, in the early portion of Martin Scorsese’s new Rolling Thunder Revue film. His observation accompanies the early, non-faked part of the movie, where we see Bob Dylan, Joan Baez, Patti Smith, and even Bette Midler sandwiched into Folk City, a Greenwich Village club that had 170 seats and plenty of history. Although the film doesn’t provide any context, the occasion was a 61st birthday party for venue owner Mike Porco held in 1975, and
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Brandi Carlile Enlists Sheryl Crow, Amanda Shires for 2020 Girls Just Wanna Weekend

Brandi Carlile Enlists Sheryl Crow, Amanda Shires for 2020 Girls Just Wanna Weekend
Sheryl Crow, Patty Griffin, Lucius, Amanda Shires and Lake Street Dive are just a few of the names announced today as part of the lineup for Brandi Carlile’s second annual Girls Just Wanna Weekend Festival in Mexico. Jade Bird, Yola, KT Tunstall, Ruby Amanfu, Natalie Hemby and Katie Herzig will round out lineup, in addition to a comedy set from Wanda Sykes. Carlile will be headlining her festival with three distinct sets.

Carlile founded the festival after noticing the lack of female representation at mainstream music festivals. “What I really want,
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Mary Chapin Carpenter, Shawn Colvin Announce Duo Tour

Mary Chapin Carpenter, Shawn Colvin Announce Duo Tour
For more than three decades, singer-songwriters Mary Chapin Carpenter and Shawn Colvin have enjoyed a musical kinship that has seen them frequently share stages throughout the world. This fall, they will embark on a tour that showcases the duo in intimate acoustic settings, as they trade songs and stories from throughout their respective Grammy-winning careers, highlighting hits and longtime fan favorites.

Having previously toured together in 2013, the two will kick off this latest trek in Kansas City, Missouri, on October 10th, with dates running through mid-December. The previous tour was
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Buddy and Julie Miller Announce New Album ‘Breakdown on 20th Ave. South’

Buddy and Julie Miller Announce New Album ‘Breakdown on 20th Ave. South’
For the first time in a decade, Buddy and Julie Miller, two of Americana music’s most influential artist-songwriters, have announced the release of a new album. Breakdown on 20th Ave. South reunites the couple – married since 1981 – for their first collaborative LP since 2009’s Americana Music Association Album of the Year, Written in Chalk.

In advance of the June 21st album release, New West Records has issued the project’s first single, “Spittin’ on Fire” backed by “War Child,” with both tracks highlighting the couple’s ragged harmony borne of
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Van Morrison’s Vast Catalog Shines at All-Star Carnegie Hall Tribute

Van Morrison’s Vast Catalog Shines at All-Star Carnegie Hall Tribute
“I know he doesn’t like this version,” Patti Smith said, with a grin, of Van Morrison before launching into her iconic transformation of “Gloria” for the finale of Thursday’s Carnegie Hall tribute to the Belfast singer. “But I’m thanking him anyway.”

The same could probably be said of many of the standout performances at this year’s edition of promoter Michael Dorf’s annual benefit tribute concert, which raised money to provide music education to underprivileged youth and gathered a wide, multi-generational group of artists — lifelong soul men,
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Lyle Lovett, Shawn Colvin, Buddy Guy Set for Austin City Limits Hall of Fame

A pair of stellar songwriters and a blues icon will be the latest artists added to the Austin City Limits Hall of Fame in a ceremony set for October 24th. Four-time Grammy winner Lyle Lovett — who has more appearances on the long-running music series than anyone except Willie Nelson — will be honored alongside Shawn Colvin and Buddy Guy, who both made their Austin City Limits debuts in 1991.

“Lyle, Shawn and Buddy share not only a long history with Acl, but a musical kinship with each other,” the show’s executive
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Michael Dorf Presents The Music of Van Morrison

The 15th annual ‘Michael Dorf Presents The Music Of’ concert tickets are now on sale.

This year CEO & Founder of City Winery, Michael Dorf, is celebrating the music of Van Morrison at Carnegie Hall on March 21st.

The tribute concert will feature 20 artists including Brian Fallon (The Gaslight Anthem), Shawn Colvin, Bettye Lavette, Anderson East and more. The proceeds will be donated to various music education organizations that help underprivileged youth. The series has raised over $1.5 million dollars for organizations such as Little Kids Rock, Young Audiences New York, and more.

Please see here to purchase tickets and learn more about the event.

From: http://www.looktothestars.org/news/18623-michael-dorf-presents-the-music-of-van-morrison

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Songs of Joni Mitchell: Notable Country Covers by Dolly Parton, Wynonna

Songs of Joni Mitchell: Notable Country Covers by Dolly Parton, Wynonna
Painter, poet and musician Joni Mitchell turns 75 years old today. Her artistry has encompassed pop, rock, folk and jazz, earning varying degrees of praise and criticism, especially for her more experimental, jazz-centric works, but she remains, unquestionably, one of the most influential songwriters of the past 50 years.

Born Roberta Joan Anderson in Fort MacLeod, Alberta, Canada, and raised in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, she began performing in public, accompanying herself on ukulele, in 1963. In August of that year, she appeared on Ckbi-tv in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan, as a one-time replacement for a
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Steve Earle Taps Warren Haynes, Tedeschi Trucks for John Henry’s Friends Benefit

Steve Earle Taps Warren Haynes, Tedeschi Trucks for John Henry’s Friends Benefit
Steve Earle has announced the lineup for his annual John Henry’s Friends benefit show, taking place December 3rd at Town Hall in New York City. The concert, which raises funds for children with autism, will feature Earle and his long-running band the Dukes, as well as sets by Warren Haynes, the Mastersons, and Susan Tedeschi and Derek Trucks, offering a rare intimate duo performance. Earle just opened for the latter during the Tedeschi Trucks Band’s annual Beacon Theatre run in New York on October 9th.

Approaching its fourth straight year,
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Steve Earle, Emmylou Harris, Jackson Browne And Graham Nash Join Lantern Tour For Migrant Families

Steve Earle, Emmylou Harris, Jackson Browne, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Shawn Colvin, Lila Downs, and Graham Nash will take part in The Lantern Tour – an intimate evening of acoustic music to benefit the Women’s Refugee Commission and their advocacy on behalf of migrant and refugee families seeking safety at the U.S. border – later this year.

The Lantern Tour

The Lantern Tour brings together art and advocacy to stand with families seeking safety at the U.S. border and the nightmare that has become their existence. From separating families to detaining them to making it harder for people to claim asylum, migrant and refugee families – including children – are under attack by the Trump administration. The Women’s Refugee Commission is at the front lines – at the border and in detention centers – to protect the rights and lives of women and children fleeing danger and crisis. The concerts will feature an
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Emmylou Harris, Steve Earle Plot Tour in Opposition to Trump Immigration Policy

Emmylou Harris, Steve Earle Plot Tour in Opposition to Trump Immigration Policy
An impressive array of Grammy-winning artists, including Emmylou Harris, Jackson Browne, Steve Earle and Graham Nash, will embark on a five-city tour this fall in an effort to end the Trump administration’s family separation policies. Organized by the Women’s Refugee Commission, which has been advocating ending the practice of detaining families seeking safety at the U.S. border, the Lantern Tour: Concerts for Migrant and Refugee Families are set to take place from October 23rd to 28th, beginning with a stop at Nashville’s City Winery.

Other artists include Mary Chapin Carpenter,
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The Return of David Broza's Annual Xmas Eve Concert in NYC!

Singing in Hebrew, Spanish, English, and Arabic, singer/songwriter David Broza, one of Israel’s most important living artists, brings the full spectrum of his work to this amazing production with his all-star band and special guests. (I've had the honor of opening fro David, and he is the real deal.)

Israel’s iconic singer/songwriter, guitarist and Unicef goodwill ambassador David Broza will embark on a coast-to-coast winter tour this December, celebrating 40 years since the release of his best-known song, "Yihye Tov" (Things Will Be Better). The well-known composition was written in 1977 during the Arab-Israeli peace talks between Egyptian president Anwar Sadat and Israeli prime minister Menachem Begin, and has become an anthem of the Israeli peace movement.

Joining Broza on stage is a world-class group of seasoned and rising stars: From Palestine, Berklee School of Music graduate and qanun virtuoso Ali Paris; from Israel and NYC on guitars
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"Twin Peaks," Episode 11 Recap: I Want To Get Us There In One Piece

Twin Peaks Recap is a weekly column by Keith Uhlich covering David Lynch and Mark Frost's limited, 18-episode continuation of the Twin Peaks television series.A study in contrasts. That's the best way to describe Part 11 of Mark Frost and David Lynch's revived Twin Peaks, which opens with a brief moment of doom-laden calm—three young boys playing catch happening upon the bruised and beaten but very much alive Miriam Sullivan (Sarah Jean Long)—then details, for its first half, the many ways in which the titular town, as well as the few-states-over locale of Buckhorn, South Dakota, are coming unglued. But this is dramatic incident Lynch-style, which means that the narrative rhythms are always shifting (violently, unpredictably), as if someone was continually revving a car engine into the red, but never in a calculable way.There's madness in such extremity, as there's insanity in the blood-curdling scream
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Why 1997 Will Eternally Rule as an Amazing Year in Music

It's hard to believe that we were bopping our heads 20 years ago to songs like "I'll Be Missing You," "The Freshmen," and "Coco Jamboo," to name a few (shout out if you remember the last one well, like I do). It was a magical year for the music industry, in that 1997 was still a time where every single genre was invited to the table and brought back for seconds and thirds. Make sure you're hungry, because we're about to serve you some delicious throwback jams that will leave you full - and jonesing for that old CD player you left at your parents' house years ago. In the mid-'90s, we saw a huge decline in what is considered "pop" music as the grunge and hip-hop scene made its way to the top of the charts and left the pop princes and princesses in the dust. A year before, in
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25 years ago today: ‘Boyz n the Hood’ opened in theaters

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25 years ago today: ‘Boyz n the Hood’ opened in theaters
Boyz n the Hood was a history-maker. It made John Singleton the youngest person ever nominated for a Best Director Oscar and the first African-American honored in the category. If those celebrating that landmark had gotten a peek into America 25 years after Boyz n the Hood’s release, they’d probably be rather disappointed — probably some mix of horrified and furious too. As Black Lives Matter protests make headlines following the deaths of Philander Castile and Alton Sterling, and as the Academy recovers from a season marked by the hashtag #OscarsSoWhite (though, on the other hand, Broadway got #TonysSoBlack trending), today marks a quarter century since Boyz n the Hood opened in theaters. Though the 1992 Oscar nominations announcement came with the notable milestone for Singleton, the release of the movie in July 1991 was marked by tragedy: Despite the film’s concluding words, “Increase the Peace,” the movie’s opening weekend
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On this day in pop culture history: Frank Sinatra’s final screen role

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On this day in pop culture history: Frank Sinatra’s final screen role
29 years ago today, CBS aired music icon Frank Sinatra’s final screen role. He guest starred in an episode of Magnum, P.I. In the episode, titled “Laura,” Sinatra played a retired New York cop who learns that his granddaughter was murdered during his retirement celebration. He asks Magnum for help in his hunt for the murderers. Sinatra appeared on the cover of TV Guide with Magnum, P.I. star Tom Selleck the week his episode aired. Though the CBS detective series was Sinatra’s final screen acting role, he could have had a part in The Godfather: Part III afterward. Francis Ford Coppola offered Sinatra the role of Don Altobello, but he didn’t end up taking the part. Oddly enough, the part went to Eli Wallach, whom Sinatra replaced in From Here to Eternity. Other notable February 25 happenings in pop culture history: • 1950: Variety show Your Show of Shows premiered on NBC.
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The Watkins Family Hour - Lincoln Center

Saturday night was a perfect summer evening for free Americana music at Lincoln's Center Damrosch Park as part of the Annual Roots of American Music, Americanafest NYC. The evening featured two of the genres rising stars. The headliners played two sets with the first half of the set featuring mostly original tunes by former Nickel Creek members Sean and Sara Watkin's new band The Watkins Family Hour. They and their extraordinary band entertained a robust crowd of New Yorkers and tourists alike. One of my favorite songs of the evening was their beatiful take on the Grateful Dead's "Brokedown Palace." And co-vocalist Fionna Apple's original song "A Mistake" was quite moving. Yes, she's one of the members of this band.

The second part of the set was a full-on tribute to Bob Dylan’s Highway 61 Revisited performed in its entirety by the band -- guitarist/vocalist Sean Watkins, fiddle/vocalist Sara Watkins,
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Climbing T0W3RS @SXSW

I've seen so much music over the years it's often difficult for me to find much that is authentic. I have to get off the beaten track and lurk around the fringes of the music scene. Find those pockets of music where the authentic bubbles and boils. Where artists are making authentic art, for themselves, for their small stake in the world; hoping to get some response back from an audience or a scene, hoping to be noticed, hoping to share their art.

I was talking to painter Ron English at lunch in Austin during SXSW and he reminded me how cities use to stake their claim in creating a music scene with an identifiable sound -- San Francisco in the '60s with the psychedelic bands like the Jefferson Airplane, Moby Grape, Grateful Dead, Quicksilver Messenger Service, et al.; London's punk/new wave scene in the mid/late '70s with the Sex Pistols,
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