Category Archives: Bluegrass

Nominations for the 53rd GRAMMY Awards

The National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (NARAS) announced the nominees for the 53rd Annual Grammy Awards (to be held February 13th, 2011.) Here listed are the nominees in the Americana, Roots categories as…

Hardly Strictly Bluegrass – Saturday Picks

this is a quick one; Sun Oct 3 (11am – 7pm) Banjo Stage •    12:35pm Hazel Dickens •    1:45pm Earl Scruggs •    3:00pm Doc Watson & David Holt •    4:20pm The Del McCoury Band •   …

Hardly Strictly Bluegrass – Saturday Picks

Sat Oct 2 (11:00am – 7:00pm) Here’s where it gets tough…. 11:45am – Towers Of Gold Stage: Jon Langford & Skull Orchard – Mekons front man’s current alt.country manifestation. 11:00am – Arrow Stage: Kelly Willis…

Hardly Strictly Bluegrass – Friday Picks

If this years 10th annual Hardly Strictly Bluegrass is anything like last years it will be jammed with people. I guess the word got out that the best Americana and Roots music festival in the…

News Round Up: New Releases by Elizabeth Cook, Jim Lauderdale and The Sadies

The Hangover & Daily Show star (and amateur banjo player) Ed Helms is launching the LA Bluegrass Situation festival  (March 18th – 22nd) featuring Steve Martin, Emmylou Harris, The Steep Canyon Rangers, Nickel Creek. See…

News Round Up: Willie Nelson Wraps Up T-Bone Burnett Produced Album

WillieNelson.com posted that The Texas Yoda has wrapped up his newest, as-yet-untitled album,  recorded live in Nashville in four days and produced by prestigious Americana producer T-Bone Burnett. From the post “Some folks have mistakenly…

News Round Up: George Jones Says Get Your Own Damn Genre!

Happy birthday to Willie Nelson’s longtime drummer and the “Paul” of the Willie’s song “Me and Paul,” Paul English.  Happy birthday also to legendary Texas singer/songwriter Guy Clark. The latest installment of Popmatter.com’s excellent Torch…