Plant and Krauss Back In The Studio

  • Country Standard Time and Rolling Stone posts that Robert Plant and Alison Krauss are back in the studio with T Bone Burnett working on the follow-up to their platinum-selling, five Grammy winning album Raising Sand.
  • Iron & Wine (aka Sam Beam) is readying Around the Well (due May 19 from Sub Pop) a compilation 23 rare and previously unreleased tracks. The double-disc set will be supported by a short May tour. For this tour, the group is asking fans to help shape the set lists through voting on Live recordings will be available shortly after each gig at Meanwhile, Iron & Wine is hard at work on its next studio album, due in early 2010. (Billboard)
  • The Americana Music Association announces more artists have been added to the line-up for its “Live at The Bluebird Cafe” concert series.  On February 19, beautifully rich voice of Stephanie Chapman will join Jim Lauderdale.  The Sam Bush Band will take the stage on February 26. Nanci Griffith will perform in-the-round on March 5 with critically acclaimed artists Mary Gauthier and Elizabeth Cook. Award-winning, multi-talented songwriter Darrell Scott will headline on March 12. Foster & Lloyd close the series on March 26.

The Americana Music Association host “Live at The Bluebird Cafe”

The Americana Music Association will host a new “Live at The Bluebird Cafe” concert series every Thursday from February 19 through March 26, 2009. The six-show series, sponsored by the Gibson Foundation, will feature artists who help define Americana music in the uniquely intimate setting of the world-famous Bluebird Cafe. Scheduled to appear are: Jim Lauderdale on February 19, Sam Bush on February 26, Nanci Griffith on March 5, and Foster & Lloyd on March 26.