Category Archives: Honky Tonk

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…

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…

21 Performances To Catch at AmericanaFest 2014

If you’re a fan of roots music there is only one place to be in the fall, and that’s Americanafest. The Americana Music Association will be presiding over this 15th Festival – along with its…

Watch Out! Elvis Costello with Rihannon Giddens – ‘Married to My Hack’ [VIDEO]

RollingStone.com has premiered “Married to My Hack,” from the upcoming “Lost on the River: The New Basement Tapes” The just shy of two-minutes track of marital resignation features Elvis Costello on lead vocals and Carolina…

Music Review – The Ben Miller Band – ‘Any Way, Shape or Form’ (New West)

Performers like Konrad Wert (Possessed By Paul James) , Scott H. Biram and Hillstomp have been spectacularly creating Depression era country, bluegrass, folk, gospel, and blues music for years by jolting the dusty form with…