Tag Archives: Valerie June

Wanted! – Notable Americana and Roots Music Releases for 2017

2016 was another great year for Americana and roots music, and 2017 shows signs that the great music will continue to come our way. As our Cream of the Crop favorites from last year makes…

Anticipated Americana Albums That Will Help 2017 Not Suck

Dead Man Winter – ‘Furnace’ (Gndwire Records) – January 27 Minnesota singer/songwriter Dave Simonett takes from fronting the prog-grass Trampled By Turtles to release a set of deeply personal folk-pop songs traveling The emotional terrain…

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…

True Detective Season Two – Top 10 Music Recommendations

After 8 all-too-brief spellbinding and perplexingly metaphysical episodes the first season of HBO’s True Detective has finally reached its conclusion. The ending was such a hit that the millions hitting HBO GO service crashed the…

Cream of the Crop – Twang Nation Top Americana and Roots Music Picks of 2013

As the last days of 2013 drop away the business-as-usual music industry remains bogged in a largely self-inflicted quagmire, but don’t tell musicians this. Industry gatekeepers and financial barriers are being overrun by people with…

Watch Out! Valerie June – “Workin’ Woman Blues” – David Letterman 8-21-13

David Letterman, and his music booker at the Late Show Sheryl Zilikson, continued their ongoing support of Americana and roots music by featuring the solo network TV debut of roots-soul singer/songwriter Valerie June. Dave yuks…