Archive for “Americana”

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Northwest violinist Geoffrey Castle celebrates the season with spirited ‘Noel’

Posted December 17th, 2016 by genestout

By GENE STOUT During the holidays, while I was growing up, my mom used to pull out her timeworn LP of Bach and Handel favorites by English-born concert organist E. Power Biggs, who helped revive the classic pipe organ while living in Cambridge, Mass. Along with “White Christmas,” “The Merriest,” “The Christmas Song,” “Winter Wonderland” […]

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Patsy Cline Museum to Open in Nashville

Posted April 8th, 2016 by genestout

Bill Miller, founder of the Johnny Cash Museum, and his wife, Shannon, have announced plans to open a museum honoring the country legend Patsy Cline, who died in 1963. The museum will be funded entirely by the Miller family organization, with construction scheduled to begin in June. “Of all the artists in the history of […]

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SoCal’s Calico trio brings its sweet alt-country to Darrell’s Tavern

Posted November 4th, 2014 by genestout

By GENE STOUT Calico could be catnip for alt-country fans. The Southern California trio featuring Kirsten Proffit, Manda Mosher and Aubrey Richmond has a sound that recalls the country sounds of Emmylou Harris, with carefully crafted songs and compelling vocal harmonies. Hailing from the San Fernando Valley, the group draws on the spirit of L.A.’s […]

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Upcoming ‘For Pops’ album will pay tribute to blues legend Muddy Waters

Posted July 8th, 2014 by genestout

“For Pops (A Tribute to Muddy Waters),” celebrating the 100th anniversary of the blues legend’s birth, is due Aug. 19 on Severn Records. The album features ‘Mud’ Morganfield, Waters’ son, and Kim Wilson, singer and award-winning harmonica player for The Fabulous Thunderbirds. “I couldn’t ignore all the requests,” says David Earl, president of Severn Records. […]

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Dierks Bentley, moonshine and the Power of Music conference (no relation)

Posted May 12th, 2014 by genestout

By MIKEL TOOMBS Clearly, this is not your granpappy’s moonshine. Country superstar Dierks Bentley, currently tune-shining across the nation on his “Riser” tour, has announced a partnership with sponsor Ole Smoky Tennessee Moonshine: “They’re going to help us get the party started early out in the parking lot and set the tone for a rowdy […]

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