Lynne, Taylor, Snider join AMA fest
Tuesday, August 10, 2010
– Shelby Lynne, Chip Taylor, Tony Joe White, Paul Thorn, John Oates and Todd Snider's Rock & Roll Revue featuring Jason D. Williams, Dan Baird and Friends are among the acts added to the Americana Music Association shindig in September.
The newly named acts also will be joined by newer acts American Aquarium, Defibulators, Shannon Whitworth, Frontier Ruckus, Cadillac Sky and Sarah Jarosz.
The nighttime festival from Sept. 8-11 is open to the general public. Advance wristbands are $50 and can be purchased at americanamusic.org or by calling the AMA office 615-386-6936). Wristbands are good for admission to all venues during the four-day event. Music industry professionals and those interested in the business of great music can purchase Full Day Festival and Conference Registrations at the reduced rate of $350 for Americana Music Association members and $450 for non-members. Rates will go up on Aug. 20.
Artists playing the fest are 18 South, Abigail Washburn, Chapmans, Charlie Louvin, Cherryholmes, Chuck Mead, Corb Lund, Danny Barnes, Dex Romweber Duo, Elizabeth Cook, Exene Cervenka, Frazey Ford, Hayes Carll, Jon Langford & Skull Orchard, Kevin Gordon, Mary Gauthier, Micky and the Motorcars, Over the Rhine, Paul Burch and the WPA Ball Club, Peter Case, Peter Karp & Sue Foley, Randy Kohrs Band, Raul Malo, Ray Wylie Hubbard, Rayland Baxter, Richard Julian, Sara Storer, Steeldrivers, Stone Honey, Stone River Boys, Susan Cowsill, Sweetback Sisters, The Black Lillies, The Chapmans, The Sadies, Todd Thibaud, Tommy Emmanuel, Tristen, Troy Cassar-Daley and Will Kimbrough.
More news for Americana Music Association
Editorial: Walking the talk
When names like Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, Waylon and the Hag are invoked, you're talking hard core country. These are the touchstones of country , the guys who made country music what it was and still is (or maybe can be). When these folks would sing about being down-and-out and the rough-and-tumble, they knew of what they were singing about. Fast forward a few years to the country singers of today. »»»
Concert Review: Kristofferson gives insight, but no easy answers
When they say music gets better with age, they're not always just talking about songs alone; sometimes they're also referring to the listener. When Kris Kristofferson sings, "Well, I woke up Sunday morning/With no way to hold my head that didn't hurt," to smartly open "Sunday Mornin' Comin' Down," he... »»»
Concert Review: No sugarcoating, Welch dishes out an experience
Gillian Welch (accompanied, as always, by master guitarist David Rawlings), celebrated her "The Harrow & The Harvest" album with a powerful night of music. She apologized many times for the utter unhappiness expressed through this album's songs, admitting it's "not the most chipper album" at one point.... »»»
Country News Digest
Elsewhere in the news
Currently at the CST blogs
Legends don't come any more legendary than Chris Hillman. The roll call of bands that comprises Hillman's half century in music reads like a wing exhibit at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame; Byrds, Flying Burrito Brothers, Manassas, the Souther Hillman Furay Band, the Desert Rose Band,... »»»
William Shakespeare noted a few centuries back that a rose by any other
name would be equally aromatic, and that general idea has musical
implications as well. The Cadillac Three knows a thing or two about maintaining
a sonic identity after a name change;... »»»
Those aware of the late Owsley "Bear" Stanley likely know him for one of two reasons - his pioneering work manufacturing lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD) in San Francisco during the mid-to-late 1960s and his role as an innovative sound engineer. Most notably, Bear worked...... »»»
When Was the Last Time
Darius Rucker is so darn likeable, he likely gets away with creating subpar music more than most. However, "When Was the Last Time" is a consistently good album, which is as respectable as it is likeable. »»»
Chris Young has one of the best country voices, and it's always a pleasure to hear him sing. But it's disappointing when the title cut sounds more like the groove to a Justin Bieber song than anything truly country. »»»