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Outlaw shows his "Tenderheart"; Bryan debuts

Friday, April 14, 2017 – Indie traditional country singer Sam Outlaw is out with "Tenderheart," following on the acclaim he received for "Angeleno." Outlaw produced the 13-song set with Martin Pradler. Taylor Goldsmith of Dawes helps out on "Diamond Ring." Outlaw, a North Dakota native living in Los Angeles, wrote all of the songs.

Bailey Bryan, 19, releases a five-song EP, "So Far," today on 300 Entertainment/Warner Music Nashville. Dennis Matkosky produced, while Bryan co-wrote each of the songs, including the lead single "Own It." Bryan, who grew up in Sequim, Wash., cites everyone from Dixie Chicks to Drake to Red Hot Chili Peppers as influences.

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: Avett Brothers come home – For the 30th anniversary of the "Traditional Plus" MerleFest music festival, there might not be a more appropriate act to anchor the opening night than the Avett Brothers. Born of a desire to bring rock 'n' roll energy to traditional music and formed by devotees to Doc Watson, The Avetts may have outgrown their acoustic roots over... »»»
Concert Review: Turnpike Troubadours leave no doubt – Turnpike Troubadours have not released an album since mid-September 2015. Don't look for any new release hitting the streets any day now either. The last time the Oklahoma-based band played Boston, they were in a pretty, 1,200-seat theatre. So, one could have been outwardly skeptical about the band when it downsized to a venue on the outskirts... »»»
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The Avett Brothers come home to MerleFest For The Avett Brothers, MerleFest is a coming home of sorts. This year's edition of the MerleFest "traditional-plus" music festival in Wilkesboro, N.C., the event's 30th anniversary, a milestone sure to be marked by many different special appearances and commemorations during the festival's four-day run, is no exception.... »»»