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Watch Strand Of Oaks Play Colbert With Jason Isbell & Amanda Shires

Next week, Tim Showalter, the burly rock classicist who records as Strand Of Oaks, will release the new album Eraserland. It's a big swing. Showalter recorded the song with a pretty impressive backing band: All the non-Jim James members of My Morning Jacket. A few weeks ago, he shared "Ruby," a sparkling reminisce … More »
Tags: Video, Music, Stephen Colbert, My Morning Jacket, Jim James, Strand Of Oaks, Jason Isbell, Showalter, Amanda Shires, Tim Showalter

Brandi Carlile, Amanda Shires Add Maren Morris to ‘Highwomen’ Supergroup

Recent multiple Grammy winner Brandi Carlile and Americana favorite Amanda Shires were known several months ago to be forming a supergroup of sorts, the Highwomen, but who the third member would be remained a mystery. That puzzle was solved Tuesday night when Carlile used her Instagram account to post a group photo letting fans know […]
Tags: News, Jason Isbell, Carlile, Dave Cobb, Maren Morris, Brandi Carlile, Amanda Shires, Highwomen, Brandi Carlile Amanda Shires Add Maren Morris

Brandi Carlile forming supergroup, the Highwomen, with Amanda Shires and Margo Price

The three-headed Americana dream team has plans to hit the studio with an array of special guests, including Sheryl Crow.
Tags: Music, News, Entertainment, Margo Price, Brandi Carlile, Amanda Shires

The 20 Best Americana Albums of 2018

None Americana is a peculiar label, isn't it? Whenever we attempt to identify the most authentically American musical form, the one that most accurately captures the history and culture of the United States, we end up debating all night, just as we do every year here in the PopMatters offices and recreation areas when it's time to write our year-end Americana list. What we can all agree on is that Americana music ought to be music that incorporates some traditional elements of any number of Ame...
Tags: Spotify, Feature, Music, America, Chicago, United States, Grenada, Ford, Dolly Parton, Delta, Bird, Oklahoma, Steven Tyler, Americana, Memphis, Elvis

Shorties (Books That Defined the 1960s, New Music by Beirut, and more)

Literary Hub listed books that defined the 1960s. Stream a new song. October's best eBook deals. eBook on sale for $1.99 today: Lost Horizon by James Hilton Play It as It Lays by Joan Didion Vol. 1 Brooklyn interviewed musician Sarah Davachi. The Los Angeles Review of Books interviewed Danielle Dutton and Martin Riker, publishers of the small press Dorothy. Ad Hoc interviewed Mike Haliechuk of Fucked Up. The Barnes and Noble Review interviewed author Nicole Chung. r...
Tags: Music, David, Brooklyn, Joan Didion, Rolling Stone, Beirut, Atomic Books Comics Preview, Barnes, Los Angeles Review of Books, Edward Carey, James Hilton, Danielle Dutton, Nicole Chung, Amanda Shires, Noble Review, Nick Zammuto

Leonard Cohen Poem Nails Kanye West's White House Rant

After Kanye West dominated the new news cycle with a same-day rants at the White House and a Washington DC Apple store, singer-songwriter Amanda Shires took to Twitter with the words of now-departed songwriter Leonard Cohen and his  poem “Kanye West Is Not Picasso.” Part of a newly released book by Cohen,  The Flame: Poems Notebooks Lyrics Drawings, the poem, though dated March 15, 2015, could not have been more timely. “Kanye West Is Not Picasso” by Leonard Cohen, from Cohen’s new b...
Tags: Music, White House, Social Media, Kanye West, Washington Dc, Leonard Cohen, Music Business, Trump, Bruce Houghton, Cohen, Amanda Shires, White House Rant

Read Leonard Cohen’s Poem “Kanye West Is Not Picasso”

The late Leonard Cohen was at least as well known for his poetry as for his legendary songwriting. He has a new posthumous book called The Flame: Poems Notebooks Lyrics Drawings out now, and the collection includes a poem called "Kanye West Is Not Picasso." … More »
Tags: Music, News, Kanye West, Leonard Cohen, Amanda Shires

AmericanaFest 2018: NoiseTrade Songsmith Social [INTERVIEW]

In celebration of AmericanaFest 2018, Noisetrade here conducts a group interview with artists including Amanda Shires, Tommy Emmanuel, Erik Koskinen, Them Coulee Boys about the festival and the genre itself. _______________________________ Guest post by Will Hodge of NoiseTrade We’re celebrating AmericanaFest 2018 in Nashville this week by throwing our very own party with our friends over at Thirty Tigers and Big Tickets. The NoiseTrade Songsmith Social will take place at Diskin ...
Tags: Music, America, Guest Post, Nashville, Americana, Music Business, Conventions & Awards, Indie Labels, Midwest, Ry Cooder, Springsteen, Jaime Wyatt, Bruce, John Prine, Rosanne Cash, Rosanne

Shorties (Barack Obama's favorite Books of the Summer, A Profile of Musician Elizabete Balčus, and more)

Barack Obama shared the best books he read this summer. Drowned in Sound interviewed Latvian musician Elizabete Balčus, who has been compared to St. Vincent and Bjork. eBooks on sale for $1.99 today: The End of the World: Stories of the Apocalypse The Quiet American by Graham Greene Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power by Jon Meacham Paste profiled singer-songwriter Amanda Shires. Read a new Mark Doten short story at n+1. Silent Motorist interviewed author Elle Nash. Cosmonau...
Tags: Music, Barack Obama, David, Bjork, St Vincent, Ryley Walker, Atomic Books Comics Preview, Miriam Toews, Jon Meacham, Amanda Shires, Sana Krasikov, Elle Nash, Elizabete Balčus, Graham Greene Thomas Jefferson, Mark Doten

Live Music: Newport Folk Festival 2018

To view individual photos or a slideshow, click below. All Photos ©2018 Nikki Vee. [See image gallery at] Folk Festival weekend has come and gone here in Newport, RI and in keeping with tradition, the festival offers an array of artists who continue to carry the torch for traditional folk music. But over recent years the Newport Folk Festival has evolved to include a mixture of modern and traditional folk, roots, and blues music while seeking to expand the scope of “folk.” The Folk...
Tags: Music, Alabama, Thailand, Middle East, New Orleans, Oakland, Moses, Delta Spirit, St. Vincent, Jenny Lewis, Courtney Barnett, Bernie Sanders, Bell, Harbor, Fantastic Negrito, Jason Isbell

Newport Folk Festival 2018

To view individual photos or a slideshow, click below. All Photos ©2018 Nikki Vee. [See image gallery at] Folk Festival weekend has come and gone here in Newport, RI and in keeping with tradition, the festival offers an array of artists who continue to carry the torch for traditional folk music. But over recent years the Newport Folk Festival has evolved to include a mixture of modern and traditional folk, roots, and blues music while seeking to expand the scope of “folk.” The Folk...
Tags: Music, Alabama, Thailand, Middle East, New Orleans, Oakland, Moses, Delta Spirit, St. Vincent, Jenny Lewis, Courtney Barnett, Bernie Sanders, Bell, Harbor, Fantastic Negrito, Jason Isbell

Things to do in the San Fernando Valley and LA area, Aug. 10-17

  Billy, a male Asian elephant at the Los Angeles Zoo and Botanical Gardens. The zoo celebrates World Elephant Day, Aug. 12, with information on elephants, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Aug. 11-12. (Photo by Tad Motoyama/Photo courtesy of the Los Angeles Zoo)     There’s always something fascinating to do in the San Fernando Valley and greater Los Angeles area. Here is a sampling of entertainments this week, and also save-the-date events to put on your calendar. EVENTS     World Elephant Day at the L...
Tags: Local News, Art, Comedy, Dance, Events calendar, Movies, Music, San Fernando Valley, Theater, Things to Do, Top Stories LADN

Trail Mix – August 2018

It’s funny how each Trail Mix settles out each month. As the list came together, I thought to myself, “Has there even been a better collection of tunes from artists whose names start with A to lead off a mix?” Aaron Lee Tasjan. Amanda Shires. American Aquarium. That’s a hell of an alphabetical start to this August mix. And that’s just the beginning. The rest of the alphabet is pretty well represented, too. Featured also is some poignant alt-country from Memphis, Tennessee’s own Lucero (pictured ...
Tags: Music, Sport, Chicago, Cycling, Bill, Sean Brock, Memphis Tennessee, Lucero, Fleck, Trail Mix, Kevin Gordon, Aaron Lee Tasjan, Darren Jessee, Amanda Shires, Beth Snapp, Walter Salas Humara

Amanda Shires Won't 'Give Away The Secrets' Of Her Songs

Amanda Shires' new album To the Sunset takes on more pop than her usual folk and Americana style and includes messages about motherhood and moving through life's rough parts. (Image credit: Elissa Nadworny/NPR)
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This Week's Interesting Music Releases - August 3, 2018

Two Merge releases are the albums I can most recommend this week, The Love Language's Baby Grand and Spider Bags' Someday Everything Will Be Fine. Archival recordings include David Bowie's Welcome To The Blackout: Live London 78. This week's interesting music releases: Amanda Shires: To The Sunset The Byrds: Sweetheart Of The Rodeo (reissue) [vinyl] The Cranberries: Something Else Green (reissue) [vinyl] David Bowie: Welcome To The Blackout: Live London 78 The Doors: Hello, I Love You (r...
Tags: Music, London, America, David, David Bowie, Lykke Li, Mac Miller, Shemekia Copeland, Jim Lauderdale, Lucero, Jerry Garcia, Amanda Shires, Roland White John Cage

Amanda Shires On World Cafe

Mama wants to change that Nashville sound.(Image credit: Elizaveta Porodina/Courtesy of the artist)
Tags: News, Nashville, Amanda Shires, Elizaveta Porodina Courtesy

Album Of The Week: Amanda Shires To The Sunset

The most quietly devastating song I heard last year was the one where Jason Isbell starts to come to terms with the idea of death, the one thing that can tear him away from his life. "Maybe we'll get 40 years together, but one day I'll be gone, or one day you'll be gone," Isbell … More »
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Hear Two Previously Unreleased Jason Isbell Songs

After leaving the Drive-By Truckers in 2007, Americana singer-songwriter Jason Isbell went on to huge success as a solo artist. He broke through in a big way with 2013's Southeastern, his first album since getting sober and marrying violinist Amanda Shires, and since then, he's won four Grammys, at the become the youngest Artist-In-Residence … More »
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Brothers Osborne, Dave Cobb on what they love to collect

Country artists Brothers Osborne, Dave Cobb and Amanda Shires collect trophies, guitars, toys and decor. (May 22)            [Author: AP]
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Stagecoach 2018: Our 50 best photos from the festival

As we say goodbye to the 2018 Stagecoach Country Music Festival, or Garthcoach, as it were, our team of photographers captured the music, the people and the scenes of the festival. Here are the 50 best photos from Stagecoach 2018, as selected by photographers behind the lens. Festival goers twirl around the dance floor while a caller leads dance lessons in the Honky Tonk tent at Stagecoach Country Music Festival at the Empire Polo Club in Indio on Sunday, April 29, 2018. (Photo by Matt Masin...
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Amanda Shires touring around Newport Folk Fest

Her tour schedule also includes two Texas gigs with the legendary John Prine, and Red Rocks with Jason Isbell and Aimee Mann. Continue reading… [Author: Andrew Sacher]
Tags: Music, Texas, Music News, Tour Dates, Jason Isbell, Andrew Sacher, John Prine, Red Rocks, Aimee Mann, Newport Folk Festival, Amanda Shires, Blackberry Smoke, Newport Folk Fest, Aimee Mann Continue

Watch John Prine Perform With Sturgill Simpson & Brandi Carlile On Colbert

Today, John Prine released his first new album of original songs in over 13 years, The Tree Of Forgiveness. It finds him collaborating with the likes of Dan Auerbach, Pat McLaughlin, Jason Isbell, and Amanda Shires. Last night, Prine took to The Late Show With Stephen Colbert to perform "Summer's End" from it, alongside Sturgill … More »
Tags: Video, Music, Stephen Colbert, Sturgill Simpson, John Prine, Brandi Carlile, Prine, Amanda Shires, Sturgill, Brandi Carlile On Colbert, Dan Auerbach Pat McLaughlin Jason Isbell

Prine Time: John Prine’s New Record

Singer-songwriter Returns with First Record of New Material in 13 Years Legendary singer-songwriter John Prine is set to release his first album of new material in 13 years on April 13. He made the new record, The Tree of Forgiveness, at Nashville’s historic RCA Studio A with current golden-touch producer Dave Cobb, who’s helmed the most recent work of Americana heroes Chris Stapleton and Jason Isbell. Through a career that has spanned the better part of five decades, Prine has remained a bel...
Tags: Sport, Cycling, Nashville, Jim James, Bon Iver, Jason Isbell, Chris Stapleton, Dan Auerbach, John Prine, Dave Cobb, Blue Ridge, Auerbach, Knoxville Tenn, Tennessee Theater, Brandi Carlile, Isbell

John Prine – “God Only Knows” (Feat. Jason Isbell & Amanda Shires)

Last month, John Prine announced his first new album of original songs in over 13 years, The Tree Of Forgiveness, and shared a song from it, "Summer's End." Today, he's released another one called "God Only Knows," and it surprisingly has nothing to do with the Beach Boys and is instead a rootsy collaboration … More »
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The Saturday Monks Brunch: March 24, 2018

FIRST WEEKEND OF SPRING EDITION It’s Spring! Well, sort of. Here’s what our friend Randy Thompson had hanging around his place in New Hampshire as spring began this year. Thankfully, the big nor’easter that they were anticipating didn’t materialize, but it’s safe to say that they’ll be enjoying a robust ski business in New England for some time to come. Here in central Indiana, we’re expecting 4-8 inches of snow today. And this will be our second punch in a week. That was exactly how spring gre...
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John Prine preps 1st LP of new songs in 13 years, shares "Summer's End," expands tour

Prine's new album features songs co-written by Dan Auerbach, and guest appearances from jason Isbell, Brandi Carlile and Amanda Shires. [Author: Bill Pearis]
Tags: Music, Music News, Phil Spector, Jason Isbell, Dan Auerbach, Bill Pearis, John Prine, Brandi Carlile, Prine, Amanda Shires, John Prince, Isbell Brandi Carlile

John Prine Recruits Jason Isbell & Dan Auerbach For First Album In 13 Years

John Prine has just announced his first new album of original songs in over 13 years. The folk singer's last was 2005's Fair & Square, though he's released some standards collections and collaborations since then. Prine's new album is called The Tree Of Forgiveness, and includes tracks written with Dan Aurebach, Pat McLaughlin, and even … More »
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Shorties (2018's Most Anticipated Books, An Acoustic St. Vincent Performance, and more)

The Millions and Conversational Reading previewed 2018's most anticipated books. St. Vincent visited World Cafe for an interview and acoustic performance. January is Largehearted Boy's annual fundraiser month. If you enjoy the site and and appreciate the work that goes into it, please consider making a donation. 32 year-end book lists were added to Largehearted Boy’s master aggregation of “best books of 2017” lists yesterday (bringing the total to 1,556), Spine Magazine’s book covers of...
Tags: Music, Paul Simon, Adele, America, David, Brooklyn, United States, New York Times, Kickstarter, St Vincent, Alan Vega, Atomic Books Comics Preview, Kevin Young, NPR Music, World Cafe, Zora Neale Hurston

Naming The Beast: Jason Isbell And Amanda Shires On Speaking Up In 2017

This week, NPR Music is speaking to creators whose work in 2017 captured something unique about a chaotic year. We begin with two musicians whose intertwined careers are a statement in themselves. (Image credit: Mickey Bernal/Getty Images)
Tags: News, Jason Isbell, NPR Music, Amanda Shires

The 70 Best Songs of 2017

70. The Horrors - "Machine" On their fifth album V , the Horrors expand on the bright, psychedelic territory they explored with Luminous , anchoring the ten new tracks with retro synths and guitar fuzz freakouts. "Machine" is the delicious outlier and the most vitriolic cut on the record, with Faris Badwan belting out accusations to the song's subject, who may even be us. The concept of alienation is nothing new, but here the Brits incorporate a b...
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