The Wall Street Journal talks to some of the performers on the Big Surprise Tour. The toue is traveling the East coast and showcases the Old Crow Medicine Show, Justin Townes Earle, The David Rawlings Machine (featuring Gillian Welch) and the Felice Brothers.
Houston Presses’ William Michael Smith in his Lonesome Onry and Mean column tells of his son leaving the petroleum engineering program at University of Houston to, over time, become a guitarist for Hayes Carll, looking down the stage and seeing Guy Clark (arms folded) and being heckled by David Allan Coe (My Son, the Guitar-Slinger)
Jennifer Aniston has signed on to signed on to produce and star in Goree Girls, a film about the Goree All Girl String Band, a country music group that had a popular 1940s-era radio show despite the fact that its members were all inmates at a Texas prison. (E Online)
Kevin Costner wants to help victims of Canada’s Big Valley Jamboree country music festival in Canada where his band “Modern West,” was set to perform. Storms at the event injured 70 people and a 35 year-old woman died when the wind blew down a speaker on her.