Category Archives: Concerts

Americana Honors Prince

“A strong spirit transcends rules.” Prince Prince not only appeared to transcended mortality he transcended genre. So it’s not surprising that songwriters and musicians across styles took his sudden death as a call to perform…

Live Review – Ry Cooder, Sharon White and Ricky Skaggs – The Granada Theatre – 9/25/2015

All discussions about roots music lead to some kind of history lesson. But history in theory brings tedium and loss of context. The lucky crowd on hand last Saturday at the historic Granada Theatre were…

Rosanne Cash Artist in Residency – Night Two Country Music Hall of Fame w Emmylou Harris & Lucinda Williams

Photo by Rick Diamond, Getty Images This is a guest post by Holly Gleason ​When Emmylou Harris sang, “One thing they don’t tell you about the blues when you got ‘em/ You keep on falling…

Modern Outlaws to Pay Tribute to Waylon Jennings

On July 6th at Austin’s Moody Theater some of country and roots music’s most independent spirits will convene to pay tribute to a musical and cultural pioneer that helped blaze a trail they all travel,…

Lucinda Williams , Sturgill Simpson and Shakey Graves Lead 2015 Americana Awards Nominees

The Americana Music Awards just announced their 2015 nominees, and Lucinda Williams, Shakey Graves and Sturgill Simpson lead the pack with 3 nominations apiece. All were nominated for Album of the Year and Song of…

Americana Music Association Announces 2015 First Round Showcase Americanafest Line-up

Building on the already excellent heritage of being the preeminent roots music event the Nashville-based Americana Music Association has released its first round of artists to perform during the 16th annual Americana Music Festival &…