The Union of Elton John and Leon Russell Goes Public 10/19


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Elton John and Leon Russell

The Union is the new album by Elton John and Leon Russell, a collaboration inspired during a conversation Elton had with Elvis Costello on the tv program Spectacle where he detailed the profound influence the Oklahoman had on his music in the early 70s. Today, the pair are also […]

Willie Week in NYC


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May began with a torrent activity known as a promo visit to New York for Willie Nelson. Being in especially high demand due to his great new album “Country Music,” Willie appeared on Howard Stern, Charlie Rose, David Letterman, The View and did numerous print interviews. He even did a little bit of old fashioned […]

Willie Nelson's Country Music Hits the Street


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Country Music (Rounder Records 2010)

Actually, the latest Willie Nelson album Country Music will be released by Rounder Records on April 20. This week however, the album arrives at college/community radio and various other media outlets this week and I hope you are as excited as I am about this project. The weather is […]

KUT Documents Armadillo World HQ


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Even I have heard of the Armadillo World Headquarters, the legendary club in Austin, Texas that helped birth many bands, but is especially well-known for its role in establishing the city as a musical hotbed of its own. The Armadillo is where the Outlaw Country movement was created by a confluence of hippies and rednecks, […]

Natalie Merchant Returns with "Leave Your Sleep" on 4/13


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"Leave Your Sleep" (Nonesuch Records)

“This new collection of songs, Leave Your Sleep, is my first studio album since 2003. It is the most elaborate project I have ever completed or imagined” – Natalie Merchant

Amazingly, one of the first bios for her old band 10,000 Maniacs includes dub and reggae as influences. Reggae […]