Author Archives: Baron Lane

Listen Up! Steve Earle – “So You Wanne Be An Outlaw”

Being a Steve Earle fan can be a rough road. In the beginning there was no denying the neo-trad ferocity of 1986’s ‘Guitar Town.’ Standing near traditional frameworks while pushing the boundaries continued in spite…

Americana Music Association Announces First Round of 2017 Americanafest Showcases

(L-R) Top: Brandy Clark, Hiss Golden Messenger, Turnpike Troubadours (L-R) Bottom: Charley Crockett, Deer Tick, Bettye LaVette Continuing the stellar tradition of being the preeminent roots music event of the year, the Nashville-based Americana Music…

Steve Earle and The Dukes To Release ‘So You Wannabe an Outlaw’ This Summer

Legendary ‘Hardcore Troubadour’ Steve Earle and the current version of his backing country rock band The Dukes – – guitarist Chris Masterson, fiddle player Eleanor Whitmore, bassist Kelly Looney, and new members drummer Brad Pemberton…

Record Store Day 2017 – Americana and Roots Music Picks

It’s that time of year again. Well, yes Spring but more specifically for a music blog it’s the annual season of blossoming limit selections of rare and obscure vinyl known as Record Store Day. The…

Jason Isbell Announces new album, ‘The Nashville Sound’ – Out June 16th

Grammy Award-winning singer, songwriter, guitarist Jason Isbell and his mighty band, the 400 Unit, have announced the June 16th release of their highly anticipated new album, The Nashville Sound (Southeastern Records/Thirty Tigers). The Nashville Sound…