Tag Archives: Justin Townes Earle

Bloodshot Records Announces 20th Anniversary “While No One Was Looking” Compilation – November 18, 2014

Chicago’s mighty Bloodshot Records has quietly been hoisting the roots rock and alt.country flag for, well as long as those words came into mainstream use. Hard to believe that it’s been 20 years since the…

Hardly Strictly Bluegrass 13 Line-Up Announced

The good people at Hardly Strictly Bluegrass have released the roster for this years event and it’s another winner. For those uninitiated, HSB is one of the premier Americana and roots music festivals in the…

Americana Music Support at the Late Show with David Letterman [VIDEO]

David Letterman, and his Late Show booking crew, have been long-time enthusiastic supporters of country and Americana music. Recently it seems like Dave has invited a roots artist to play every night of the week,…

Americana Music Association Announces Showcase Line-up

Building on the already excellent initial lineup announcement the Nashville-based Americana Music Association has released has released the full roster of artists performing during the event. Some of the additions that stand out to me…

Record Store Day 2013 – Americana and Roots Music Picks

It’s that time again twangers. Yes, Record Store Day 2013 is upon us. The day when us music fans can snatch up slabs of limited pressing vinyl from our favorite artists and help local independent…

Shovels & Rope Performs “Birmingham” on Late Show with David Letterman

Shoves and Rope made their national television debut last night on the Late Show with David Letterman. Dave and his staff have been a great supporter of roots and Americana music recently having Justin Townes…

Twang Nation Podcast Episode 10 – Chris Knight, Buddy Miller,Jim Lauderdale, John Fullbright, Gurf Morlix

Episode #10 (alright double digits!) of Twang Nation Podcast pulls from my first 10 of a list of 21, Cream of the Crop selections from 2012. It’s been a great year for Americana and roots…

Cream of the Crop – Twang Nation Top Americana and Roots Music Picks of 2012

It seems like I say it every year – so here goes, another bumper year for Americana releases blah blah. but it’s true! I’ve been sitting on a list of about 50 releases all of…

55th Annual Grammy Award Nominees – Americana, Country and Related Categories

This year’s National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (NARAS) 55th Annual Grammy Awards nominees reflect the rich and diverse community of talent that celebrates some of the genres finest old and new. From a…