Tag Archives: Gillian Welch

Americana Music Association Honors & Awards Nominees Announced

From the Gibson/Baldwin Showroom in New York City local resident and legendary Americana performer Rosanne Cash announced the 2011 Americana Music Association Honors & Awards nominees. The announcement was followed by performances by New/Emerging Artist…

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…

Hardly Strictly Bluegrass – Saturday Picks

Sat Oct 2 (11:00am – 7:00pm) Here’s where it gets tough…. 11:45am – Towers Of Gold Stage: Jon Langford & Skull Orchard – Mekons front man’s current alt.country manifestation. 11:00am – Arrow Stage: Kelly Willis…

New Round Up: Hardly Strictly Line-up Announced, Old 97s Rip It Up

The Old 97s tore it up at Thursday’s free show to promote Texas travel. Under the Lone Star flag at San Francisco’s Justin Herman Plaza an enthusiastic crowd under sunny skies as the band worked…

News Round Up: Lucinda Williams Tweets New Album Title

Lucinda Williams took to Twitter to announce the title of her forthcoming album. Continuing her recent theme of happiness and matrimonial bliss the title will be Blessed. I guess Lou got her Joy back. Ms.…

News Round Up: Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Begins

The winners of the 20th annual International Bluegrass Music Awards went to: Dailey & Vincent : Entertainer of the Year and Vocal Group of the Year, Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper : Instrumental Group of the…

News Round Up: Fogerty Twangs, Dave Rawlings Readies Release

The Wall Street Journal talks to roots rocker John Fogerty (John Fogerty Twangs Again) about the dissolution of his old band Creedence Clearwater Revival, the role country music played in shaping his sound, and his…

News Round Up: Taylor Swift Attends Miranda Lambert’s Revolution

Vince Vaughn is not only hilarious, and tall, but he loves country music. Or is it Americana music…hell I can’ keep up. The Americana extravaganza that is Hardly Strictly Bluegrass is next weekend people. John…