Hiatt, Williams give the State of the Union
Tuesday, July 14, 2015
– John Hiatt and Lucinda Williams who are playing in the State of the Union series coming this summer in Chicago, New York, Nashville and California.
The series is presented by the Americana Music Association, Newport Folk Presents and City Winery at City Winery venues.
Chicago artists are Leo Kottke Aug. 26-27 and Williams Sept. 23-24. Both Williams shows are sold out.
In Napa, Cal., Richie Furay plays Aug. 19 and Gregory Alan Isakov on Aug. 20.
Iris Dement plays Nashville on July 12, Steep Canyon Rangers on Aug. 26 and Peter Rowan and Ramblin' Jack Elliott on Sept. 3.
The New York line-up includes Blake Mills 7/31, Hiatt on Aug. 15-16 and John Hammond & G. Love on Sept. 28.
The organizations presented artists in the same cities in January as well in an effort to support roots music.
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: LSD tour provides a lot of highs
This was not your grandkids' country, that's for sure. Even the name of the tour - the LSD Tour - was a throwback (albeit far before the principals were making music). But make no mistake about it. With the ever cool country traditionalist Dwight Yoakam, the country with some rock and blues and rabble rousing of Steve Earle thrown in and the... »»»
Concert Review: Alvin, Gilmore fortunately get together
Dave Alvin and Jimmie Dale Gilmore had known each other for decades, but it wasn't until last year that they toured together in a guitar pull setting. What started as a small Texas tour mushroomed into points east and west and eventually the release earlier this month of their blues-based disc, "Downey to Lubbock."
And now we have the... »»»
Follow Country Standard Time
Elsewhere in the news
Currently at the CST blogs
Dan Tyminski (known simply as "Tyminski" on his 2017 release "Southern Gothic") has traditional music roots and unassailable bluegrass street cred especially given his membership in Alison Krauss' Union Station. He is also a powerful songwriter and has been writing songs for himself and others for years now.... »»»
Bela Fleck and Abigail Washburn have powerhouse individual talents; each has followed an estimable career path to where they find themselves today: making complex, but spare, records, writing music together and touring with their son Juno. Their new release, "Echoes In The Valley" features mostly songs written by Fleck and Washburn, banjos, Washburn's strong vocals and very little else.... »»»