- I was on the fence about seeing the upcoming Gwyneth Paltrow movie Country Strong but after reading that Hayes Carll was tapped for some of the music (SFGate) for the soundtrack I might have to know. Or at least listen to the soundtrack…(btw, Happy Birthday to Hayes Carll!) UPDATE – Neal Casal (Ryan Adams and the Cardinals) is also in Country Strong. The Americana mojo is strong in such a Music City flick.
- T Bone Burnett produced the Steve Earle song “This City, ” which plays during the closing credits tune for HBO’s Treme, a drama set in the Treme district of New Orleans which in which Earle plays the character of Harley, a local folk musician who is forming a Cajun band to back him on a tour. The song will appear on Earle’s upcoming album which will be also be produced Burnett, and has been described by Earle as his “most country album to date.”
- This video was sent to me and when I saw it the singer looked and sounded familiar to me. Then it hit me, It’e Kendel Carson. I met her in Nashville when she was doing work with Chip Taylor. This is a Canadian band Belle Starr, a band Carson is now a member of, along with Stephanie Cadman & Miranda Mulholland, covering a fellow Canadian Fred Eaglesmith.