Category Archives: alt.country

Twang Nation 8th Anniversary Contest – Johnny Cash, Lone Justice , Gram Parsons

I know, I know. I don’t look a day over six. But it’s true! Your generally humble roots music blog, Twang Nation, turns 8 this month. Where does the time go? I started this on…

Music Review: Old Crow Medicine Show – Dallas, TX – House Of Blues 7/11

Like Willie did in the 70′s with the rednecks and hippies, Old Crow Medicine Show brought Affliction shirt bro-country fans and amply bearded roots-music hipsters together. Except on this sizzling Friday evening in Dallas it…

Lucinda Williams To Release Double Album “Down Where The Spirit Meets The Bone” – September 30

Roots-music legend, and three-time Grammy Award winner Lucinda Williams is set to release her first-ever double album “Down Where The Spirit Meets The Bone” on September 30 though her very own Highway 20 Records “Down…

Watch Out! Hard Working Americans “Blackland Farmer” [VIDEO]

“Blackland Farmer” is a wonderful reverb drenched stomp-blues rock number by Hard Working Americans featuring Todd Snider, Dave Schools (Widespread Panic), Neal Casal (Chris Robinson Brotherhood), Chad Staehly (Great American Taxi) and Duane Trucks. The…

Americana Music Association Releases First Half of 15th Annual AmericanaFest Bill

The Americana Music Association continues its tradition of showcasing some of the best in Americana and roots music by it’s partial roster of Americanfest performers released today. Though the lineup doesn’t show any groundbreaking direction,…

Music Review: Sturgill Simpson – “Metamodern Sounds in Country Music” – High Top Mountain Records

On his 1962 masterpiece “Modern Sounds in Country Music” Ray Charles’ broke cultural and racial boundaries, straddled styles, grew his audience and made the charts. Sturgill Simpson’s newest release tips a hat to that release…