CMA songwriters head to Big Apple
Thursday, March 22, 2012
– The CMA Songwriters Series returns to New York City's Joe's Pub on Wednesday, May 9 for two shows featuring Phil Vassar and three other songwriters.
The CMA Songwriters Series allows music fans insight into the stories behind some of their favorite songs. "These Songwriter Series events are not only great for the fans, it's a real blast to get up there with your friends, tell stories and laugh like idiots," Vassar said. "I'm really looking forward to bringing a little country to the city."
Joining Vassar will be Al Anderson (The Cowboy In Me recorded by Tim McGraw, All You Ever Do is Bring Me Down recorded by The Mavericks, and Powerful Thing recorded by Trisha Yearwood), and Craig Wiseman (Hillbilly Bone recorded by Blake Shelton and Trace Adkins, Live Like You Were You Dying" recorded by Tim McGraw, and She's Got It All recorded by Kenny Chesney). Bob DiPiero (Southern Voice recorded by McGraw, Blue Clear Sky recorded by George Strait, and You Can't Take the Honky Tonk Out of the Girl recorded by Brooks & Dunn) will serve as host for the evening.
Tickets for the March 22 CMA Songwriters Series at Joe's Pub are on sale now at $30 and $40.
More news for Country 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: Abbott brings the joy - even with "Front Row Seat"
To say that the Josh Abbott Band's "Front Row Seat" is an easy listen, especially in concert, would be a tremendous understatement. The Texas country singer released a five-act recording about the development, joy and ultimate dissolution of his marriage last fall.
Not exactly easy subject matter, but Abbott managed to bring more than a... »»»
Concert Review: Alvin boys embrace music
Dave Alvin provided more than just an intimate performance along with his brother Phil on the second of two sold-out shows. Alvin also gave the audience a lesson in blues history. He added a brief biographical sketch of Leroy Carr before the siblings played his song "Papa's on the House Top" and also lent some insight into Rev. Thomas A.... »»»
Country News Digest
Elsewhere in the news
Currently at the CST blogs
Reaching her early twenties, Sierra Hull found herself beset by the same kinds of emotional angst and vulnerability that most of experience coming face-to-face with the challenges of life stretching out ahead. In her case, though, introduction to adulthood came at the age of 16 when she recorded her first... »»»
The Grascals are a well-established collection of players, featuring a six-piece mix of some of the most talented musicians in bluegrass. What happens when there's some turnover in the lineup of an established band? It either gets better or goes home. With... »»»
The song "Mystery and Wonder" is the centerpiece of Blitzen Trapper's latest album, "All Across This Land." It finds the band's vocalist and primary songwriter Eric Earley reflecting upon various songs and experiences over the years and vainly attempting to figure out what it all means.... »»»