Tag Archives: Steve-Earle

Look Again To The Wind: Johnny Cash’s Bitter Tears Revisited – Available August 19

To celebrate the 50th Anniversary of one of Johnny Cash’s most personal releases, “Bitter Tears: Ballads of the American Indian,” Sony Music Masterworks will commemorate the occasion with “Johnny Cash’s Bitter Tears Revisited” ( August…

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 For All

I’ve been kicking around the ideas to address Giovanni Russonello’s “Why Is a Music Genre Called ‘Americana’ So Overwhelmingly White and Male?” i heard my mom’s advice in m mind, “just walk away from the…

Steve Earle, Loretta Lynn, Shovels & Rope, Dolly Parton and Others Featured On Commemorative Civil War Tribute Album

Now this is something special. This fall, ATO Records, and music supervisor Randall Poster (‘Moonrise Kingdom,’ ‘Boardwalk Empire,’ ‘Rave On Buddy Holly’) will release ‘Divided & United,’ a two-disc set of Civil War songs freshly…

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,…

Twang Nation Podcast Episode 14 – Della Mae, David Ramirez, Nora Jane Struthers, John Moreland

This may be the best Twang Nation podcast yet (yeah, I know I always say that. But this time it’s true!) We have fantasticly spirited bluegrass of newcomers Della Mae. Heartfelt folk with singer/ songwriters…

A Song of Perseverance – An Interview With Jim Lauderdale

If you’re a struggling musician I suggest you take a look at the career of Jim Lauderdale. Between early setbacks as a Bluegrass banjo player, and being marginalized in Music Row there were plenty of…

Happy Texas Independence Day Y’all!

No my native state of Texas hasn’t seceded from the rest of the U.S (yet!) Texas Independence Day celebrates the adoption of the Texas Declaration of Independence on March 2, 1836 officially breaking from Mexico…

Twang Nation Podcast Episode 11 – Steve Earle, Brett Detar, Caitlin Rose

Two themes emerged unintentionally from this episode, Californian cities and the highway. Both are classic themes in country and Americana music and both are telling on his we got here and where we’re going as…