The New York Times features a great feature on Todd Snider. Snider discusses his long career of writing smart roots-folk songs, speaks to some of his fans (like Kris Kristofferson) years of struggling with addiction, and his new Don Was produced releaseÂ â€œThe Excitement Planâ€ on Yep Roc records.
Tom Russell’s new upcoming , Blood and Candle Smoke (Sept. 25), was recorded in Tucson’s Wave Lab with features members of Calexico. Head over to his MySpace page to hear Santa Ana Wind and Mississippi River Runnin’ Backwards.
Also inÂ Tom Russell news, the man will be among many contributors to a new Jimmie Rodgers book, Waiting For a Train: Jimmie Rodgerâ€™s America, planned to be released in July.
Dave Alvin Remembers his friend and Hacienda Brothers founder Chris Gaffney.
The fine folks over at HearYa.com review The Builders and The Butchers albumÂ Salvation Is A Deep Dark Well.
Jay N. Miller at the The Patriot Ledger talks to Brooklyn based band Americana band Yarn.