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John Prine – Station Inn, Nashville 2016


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John Prine at The Station Inn –

Americana Music Festival Conference


This was on the Thursday night at Nashville’s AmericanaFest where attractive shows were calling out everywhere.

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Americana Awards 2016 – Presenters, Performers and Band Announced


The Americana Music Association Announces its 15th Annual Honors & Awards Show


Presenters and

Members of the All-Star Band  



Scenes above are from the 2015 Honors & Awards Show  

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Dave Cobb’s Southern Family

Two-time Grammy Award-winning producer Dave Cobb has put together and produced an enticing new compilation called Southern Family (Low Country Sound/Elektra Records).

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Sturgill Simpson’s Guide to Virtuosity


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There are three performers who are changing the face of country music.

Not the Big Commercial ‘beers, hats and trucks’ Country – but the alt. and outlaw country movement.

Jason Isbell, Chris Stapleton and Sturgill Simpson are redefining and elevating not only a critical music genre but the way that Nashville is perceived.  Along with these three ground-breaking artists, the Americana Music Association continues to re-cast Music City with its all-embracing reach.  If you are in any doubt, this year’s Americana Awards feature soul and blues A-graders Leon BridgesBonnie RaittAlabama Shakes and Tedeschi Trucks Band.  In the past couple of years, disparate artists such as Jackson Browne, Don Henley, Keb Mo and Loretta Lynn have all been recognised under the Americana umbrella. Continue reading

Americana Honors & Awards Nominees 2016


Americana Music Association Unveils

2016 Honors & Awards Nominees

The Americana Music Association has announced the nominees for its 15th annual Honors & Awards.  The winners of each category will be revealed during the Americana Honors and Awards show on September 21 2016 at the historic Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, TN.  The celebrated program is the capstone event of “AmericanaFest,” the Americana Music Festival and Conference, which runs from September 20-25, 2016.
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Americana Playlist – February 2016


Derek Trucks and Susan Tedeschi – photo Jim Jacob

Tedeschi Trucks Band‘s Let Me Get By is at number one on the Americana radio station playlist charts for the week of 1 February 2016.


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Jason Isbell Extra Show + Eilen Jewell

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New Melbourne Show for Jason Isbell

Special Guest On Tour Is Eilen Jewell


Two good news announcements for lovers of fine Americana and alt. country music.

Love Police advised today that, due to high demand, Jason Isbell has added an extra show in Melbourne (The Croxton, Thornbury on April 1).  Tickets on sale now. Continue reading