This Texas husband and wife duo might be most known for playing over a hundred gigs these past three years with Steve Earle in his band The Dukes, but Chris Masterson and Eleanor Whitmore have also released two fine albums of their own, including the new one Good Luck Charm. They'll join Martin in the air studio for a live session before playing in Charlotte Friday evening. They also make an appearance in Greenville on Sunday.
Floyd fans were excited to hear the news this month that a new release is scheduled for October: recordings from 1993's Division Bell sessions featuring David Gilmour, Nick Mason, and Richard Wright. Tuesday August 5th marks the anniversary of the 1967 release of their debut, The Piper at the Gates of Dawn.
With five albums in the last two years, including three with Grateful Dead songwriter Robert Hunter and one with the great Buddy Miller, and over twenty altogether ranging from straight-ahead bluegrass to stripped down solo acoustic guitar work, it can be hard to keep up with Americana's most prolific songwriter. So here's the one album you need to focus on: I'm a Song. It's Lauderdale doing what he does best: channeling George Jones, collaborating with Al Perkins, Kenny Vaughn, Lee Ann Womack, and the aforementioned songwriters, for 20 gems, all of them great. It's straight up
Anna Kline and John Looney are Asheville-based Grits & Soul, with a "Soulgrass" sound blending Americana and classic country with Mississippi soul and blues. Their latest release Flood Waters (which received a favorable review from Bluegrass Unlimited) includes Nicky Sanders, Amanda Platt, and Robert Greer among other local favorites.
When your mom is June Carter Cash, your dad is Carl Smith, your stepdad is Johnny Cash, etc., you are bound to have both the the genetic predisposition and the pressure to follow in your family's footsteps as a musician. Carlene Carter has been doing so since the late '70's, and made a wonderful return to the scene with this year's release of Carter Girl. It's been a Top 10 record on folk and Americana charts, and we'll hear more about it when she joins us live Friday morning. She performs Friday night in Asheville and Saturday in Bristol, both shows with Jim Lauderdale! Histor
This 1987 debut helped establish John Gorka as a leader in the "contemporary folk" singer/songwriter scene that burst out of NYC and Boston in the late '80's and remained dominant through the '90's. Fellow singers Shawn Colvin and Lucy Kaplansky join him here, blending well with his rich, warm baritone. Gorka's diverse songwriting styles, humorous wit juxtaposed with impressively deep songs about complex relationships, are fully developed here. Celebrate John Gorka's Sunday birthday with us Monday night.
Have you heard of Corb yet? We've enjoyed playing him for about eight years now, but his real success is in Canada: 2006′s Hair In My Eyes Like A Highland Steer won the Canadian Country Music Association’s Album of the Year, after his 2002 gold record Five Dollar Bill. Their favorites from these have been rerecorded at Memphis' Sun Studios, with more of an electric rockabilly/rock sound. How does Corb like it? “It turned out really well.