Category Archives: Americana

AmericanaFest 2014 – All the roots put together

It was fitting that on the eve of AmericanaFest 15 I should run into Rob Bleetstein. Let me explain. Bleetstein is man partially responsible for “Americana” being used as a qualifier for “music.” As editor…

Bloodshot Records Announces 20th Anniversary “While No One Was Looking” Compilation – November 18, 2014

Chicago’s mighty Bloodshot Records has quietly been hoisting the roots rock and alt.country flag for, well as long as those words came into mainstream use. Hard to believe that it’s been 20 years since the…

Americanafest Video Round-Up

There’s just way too much to see when visiting Americanafest. That’s why God created smart phones. Here’s some great videos that fans uploaded. I heard that Robert Ellis held an epic classic country rich performance…

Listen Up! Sid Griffin – “Blue Yodel No. 12 & 35″

‘Blue Yodel No. 12 &. 35′ has its boots in country music’s present and past. The song’s bluegrass spirit evokes the best best of front-porch, foot-stomping rollicks. The song’s clever wordplay throws some of best…

Johnny Cash / Carter Family Exhibits Open at Musical Instrument Museum in Phoenix

The Musical Instrument Museum (MIM) in Phoenix recently unveiled an exhibit honoring the Carter Family and Johnny Cash. Located in MIM’s Artist Gallery, the exhibit provides guests with an overview of the musical careers of…