Tag Archives: Billy-Joe-Shaver

Watch Out! Willie Nelson & Billy Joe Shaver: “Hard To Be An Outlaw” – David Letterman 12/17/2014

It’s good to be David Letterman. Though his last show is set for May 20, 2015 he continues to showcase great music for quality and less commercial reasons. And why not? He’s the reigning late…

Cream of the Crop – Twang Nation Top Americana and Roots Music Picks of 2014

It defies all marketing logic. Take thoughtful, and oftentimes uncomfortable, music built unapologetically (and more importantly, without irony) from instrumentation and melodies that reflect the past and drag it into the present. Brazen sentimentality in…

Americana Music Association Releases First Half of 15th Annual AmericanaFest Bill

The Americana Music Association continues its tradition of showcasing some of the best in Americana and roots music by it’s partial roster of Americanfest performers released today. Though the lineup doesn’t show any groundbreaking direction,…

Billy Joe Shaver To Release First Studio Album in Six Years “Long in the Tooth” August 5

Attention all Outlaw Country fans. I mean the REAL deal type. On August 5 the legendary Billy Joe Shaver will release Long in the Tooth on Lightning Rod Records. The album will be release just…

Celebrate National Train Day – Top Train Songs

No other technology has held a thematic sway over roots and county music like the the railway system (okay, maybe distilling) The train has been a symbol of freedom that has catured the iamginction of…

Americana Music Conference & Festival Picks

Below you’ll find my picks for the 2012 Americana Music Conference showcases. This was one of the the toughest  years to winnow down the performances I’m going to attend. And I still did a poor…

Americana Music Festival Announces Confirmed First-Round Performers

Though we might not always see eye to eye the Americana Music Association know how to put on a party. The Americana Music Festival & Conference is annually held in Nashville and this year will…