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AATW pay respect to the king

Tuesday, March 3, 2015 – Asleep at the Wheel has a Jones for Bob Wills because "Still the King - Celebrating the Music of Bob Wills and his Texas Playboys" is the third tribute disc by Ray Benson and the boys for the king of Texas swing. This edition is filled with 22 songs and features help from such folks as Playboys member Leon Rausch, Amos Lee, The Avett Brothers, Lyle Lovett, Old Crow Medicine Show and George Strait.

Nashville-based artist Andrew Combs releases his second full-length and third overall with "All These Dreams."

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: Carlile takes her chances on feeling "Blue" – During a rare moment sitting at the piano and appropriately dressed in blue, Brandi Carlile paraphrased a memorable Joni Mitchell quote. Basically, it went that, if you listen to Joni Mitchell music and only picture Mitchell - but not yourself - something is wrong. While Carlile, who performed Mitchell's "Blue" album in its entirety for... »»»
Concert Review: The Head and the Heart go beyond the nah nahs – "Nah nah," "la la" and "Wee oh" populated a number of songs from The Head and the Heart. Yes, the Seattle-based band does pen a good amount of sing-along songs that were clearly designed that way. And while that style can certainly engage and energize a crowd, there was more to that from the sextet.... »»»