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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…

Hardly Strictly Bluegrass: 11 Must-See Acts

There’s no denying the amount and quality of talent on the bill every year at the Hardly Strictly Bluegrass festival. Act-for-act no other festival only event can touch it for some of the finest Americana…

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…

Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival – Friday 9/30 Recommendations

Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival is trying something new for #11.  Friday is a full-day and not half-day event, and the additional acts are not just filler. Bill Kirchen & The Hammer of the Honky-Tonk Gods…

News Round Up: New releases coming from Emmylou Harris, Amanda Shires, The Felice Brothers and Caitlin Rose

For fans of great Americana music the early new year looks to be bringing a bounty of excellent choices. Americana and Country music legend Emmylou Harris will release her 21st studio release Hard Bargain, on…

Hardly Strictly Bluegrass – Saturday Picks

this is a quick one; Sun Oct 3 (11am – 7pm) Banjo Stage •    12:35pm Hazel Dickens •    1:45pm Earl Scruggs •    3:00pm Doc Watson & David Holt •    4:20pm The Del McCoury Band •   …

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…

The Best of 2009

It’s been a bumper-crop year for Americana and roots music. There are many reasons for this sonic bonanza but I believe the main drive results from an aging generation used to genre defying music now…

Thankful For The Music

Okay, I got a lot of hits and responses to my post on the dismal glitter parade that was the Country Music Awards. I’m encouraged that it was almost universally positive, though some was not…