Pickathon has announced an impressive lineup for for 12th year. Bonnie Prince Billy, Heartless Bastards, Billy Joe Shaver. Langhorne Slim, Frazey Ford, The Cave Singers, T-Model Ford, Roadside Graves, Chatham County Line and many many more. Pickathon will take place on August 6-8 at Pendarvis Farm near Portland, Oregan.
The New York Times follows the long road of Crazy Heart from Thomas Cobb’s 1987 novel to Academy Awards nominated movie that was nearly straight to DVD. and the post-modernist writer that was the inspiration for Bad Blake. (Bad Blake, Post-Modernist Country Crooner?)
The Court Yard Hounds (Dixie Chicks sisters Emily Robison and Martie Maguire) are taking pre-orders for their new album (Standard and Deluxe edition with extra goodies) on their web site. Folks ponying up for pre-orders will gain immediate access 4-song download and and get first crack at tickets for their upcoming tour. The tou will include a atop at SXSW for their first live concert as Court Yard Hounds. The sisters will take the also take the stage during the Americana Music Association showcase at Antone’s on Thursday March 18th and will go on to do a string of intimate shows across the country. The CD will be released on Columbia Records, on shelves May 4, 2010.
In more new release news Gothic-country punkers Th ‘ Legendary Shack Shackers will release their seventh full-length album, Agridustrial, on April 13th on their own Colonel Knowledge label. Get the first single from the release below.