Review: Renee Wahl digs deep on evocative Americana set
Renee Wahl and the Sworn Secrets, "Cut to the Bone" (Double R Records)
The first sound of Renee Wahl's voice on her fine new album is enough to set off the comparisons to Rosanne...
Cash’s ‘She Remembers Everything’ finds her ambition intact
Rosanne Cash, "She Remembers Everything" (Blue Note)
Rosanne Cash brings in a fair share of collaborators on her latest album, both for songwriting and singing. T Bone Burnett, Elvis Costello, Kris Kristofferson, Sam Phillips, Lera Lynn and Colin Meloy of the Decemberists all make their presence felt.
Rosanne Cash calls threats to journalism ‘really alarming’
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Rosanne Cash's interest in political and social activism started at a young age, but she also had a role model in her father, Johnny Cash.
The Grammy-winning singer-songwriter will receive the "Spirit of Americana" Free Speech award Wednesday during the Americana Honors & Awards show in Nashville. Her father received the honor in 2002.
NEW YORK (AP) — Elton John's songs will be reworked by top artists including Ed Sheeran, Lady Gaga, Willie Nelson and Chris Stapleton.
John announced on Thursday the April 6 release of two albums. "Revamp" will include covers by pop and rock stars from Mary J. Blige to Miley Cyrus. Miranda Lambert and Dolly Parton will appear on the country album "Restoration."
Patty Larkin blends stories, string soundscapes at Milford Art Center Jan. 19
Veteran folk entertainer Patty Larkin will perform at the latest Live @ the MAC concert at the Milford Center for the Arts to kick off the weekend.
The singer-songwriter features uncompromising vocals and lyrics, and she plays a mean guitar, too, creating some spirited and evocative soundscapes out of her six-string.
Review: Star-studded lineup celebrates Kris Kristofferson
Various artists, "The Life & Songs of Kris Kristofferson" (Blackbird)
A star-studded lineup — including Willie Nelson, Emmylou Harris, Rodney Crowell and Lady Antebellum — performs a live tribute to one of country music's transformative singer-songwriters.
On his day off in Airway Heights, harmonica player Mickey Raphael won’t be checking out the casino or any other local sites for that matter.
Equipped with his newly updated portable recording rig (engineer Brando Marios was installing ProTools onto Raphael’s new laptop when he spoke with The Spokesman-Review), Raphael will instead be holed up in his hotel room, “or a shower stall at the venue,” to work on other musicians’ projects.
NEW YORK (AP) — Rodney Crowell's tender lyrics about a woman with "hair two shades of foxtail red" in a song that features ex-wife Rosanne Cash makes it an easy leap to assume that he's singing about her. It's not like the thought didn't cross her mind.
"If I'm totally honest," she said. "Yeah, a little bit."
Rodney Crowell, "Close Ties" (New West)
Rodney Crowell was headlining a music festival recently, speaking from the stage to a large, admiring audience, when he confessed with a chuckle that songwriter's block sometimes lasts a decade or more.
At 66, Crowell knows music can be a humbling business, but he has plenty to brag about with "Close Ties."
Seela, "Track You Down" (Self-released)
Here's a lyric from Seela Misra that some metal band would be wise to steal: "You've got the devil cold-cocked in the mouth."
Seela sings of spiritual faith and doubt on "Track You Down" and does it in a way that should have broad appeal. These 10 songs will go over well at church revivals and singer-songwriter festivals alike.
Johnny Cash Fest concert being held near his boyhood home
DYESS, Ark. (AP) — A concert to close out the first Johnny Cash Heritage Festival will take place in an Arkansas field where the music legend picked cotton as a youth.
The Jonesboro Sun (http://bit.ly/2lk2GLh ) reports that the October concert will be held in a field adjacent to Johnny Cash's restored boyhood home in Dyess. The small town in northeast Arkansas is about 50 miles north of Memphis, Tennessee.
Considered among the country’s preeminent singer-songwriters, Rosanne Cash will perform original songs created during her nearly four-decade career at Fairfield University’s Quick Center for the Arts on Wednesday, Dec. 7. She will be accompanied by her husband-guitarist John Leventhal.
The concert will celebrate her connection to the American South and her role as a storyteller.
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