Tag Archives: Robert Ellis

Americana Scenes At SXSW 2016

It’s been a few years since I’ve braved the tipsey throngs of Austin’s South-By-Southwest, and mostly I don’t miss it. But with the growing roots music showcases like Jenni Finlay Promotions & Conqueroo’s Rebels &…

Wanted! – Notable Americana and Roots Music Releases for 2016

2015 was another bumper crop year for Americana and roots music, and 2016 show vast signs that the great music will continue to come. As our Cream of the Crop favorites from 2015 makes plain…

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…

Americanafest Video Round-Up

There’s just way too much to see when visiting Americanafest. That’s why God created smart phones. Here’s some great videos that fans uploaded. I heard that Robert Ellis held an epic classic country rich performance…

Whiskey Shivers To Release Self-Titled LP 9/23, Produced By Robert Ellis

I’m really looking forward to this self-titled release from Austin’s punkgrass band Whiskey Shivers. Now the reveals of the Homer & Jethro-inspired cover for the album ahs amped up teh anticipation. I’ve yet to catch…

Americana Honors & Awards 2014 Nominees Announced – Rosanne Cash, Robert Ellis and Jason Isbell Lead The Way

The nominees were announced today in Nashville by the Americana Music Association, and what a great list of talent it is! Rosanne Cash, Robert Ellis and Jason Isbell each had three nominations in the same…

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 is the New Country Music

I’m not sure if I was the first to coin the term but I’m pretty sure i was the first to tweet it – that’s so country it’s Americana. By that I mean as Music…