Tag Archives: Amanda Shires

News Round Up: New releases coming from Emmylou Harris, Amanda Shires, The Felice Brothers and Caitlin Rose

For fans of great Americana music the early new year looks to be bringing a bounty of excellent choices. Americana and Country music legend Emmylou Harris will release her 21st studio release Hard Bargain, on…

My Jukebox – Amanda Shires

My Jukebox is a new Twang Nation feature where I ask musicians and other folks about their recent  listening choices. photo Credit: Joshua Black Wilkins For Americana chanteuse Amanda Shires music is ubiquitous. “I listen…

The Best of 2009

It’s been a bumper-crop year for Americana and roots music. There are many reasons for this sonic bonanza but I believe the main drive results from an aging generation used to genre defying music now…

Thankful For The Music

Okay, I got a lot of hits and responses to my post on the dismal glitter parade that was the Country Music Awards. I’m encouraged that it was almost universally positive, though some was not…

News Round Up: Kris Kristofferson Cruises

Chico California’s NewsReview.com features a brief interview with local resident Merle Haggard. Whitney Self at the CMT.com blog details the story behind Kris Kristofferson’s most famous hit and its Italian cinematic motivation.See him perform this…

Americana Conference Wrap Up

I’m baaaack. So if you’ve been keeping up with my tweets, or just reading the news,  you know the 10th Annual Americana Association Conference and Festival in Nashville last week was quite a shin-dig. I…