Kent Blazy celebrates “My Life So Far” with new release, concert
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by Americana Music News
1w ago
By Ken Paulson – Kent Blazy’s new album My Life So Far is that rare album founded in truth and fueled by gratitude. Blazy has had plenty of success, writing seven number one country songs and earning induction into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame. But this musical autobiography is not about personal achievement. Instead, it’s a reflective acknowledgement of… Read more The post Kent Blazy celebrates “My Life So Far” with new release, concert appeared first on Americana One ..read more
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Todd Rundgren’s show at the Ryman in Nashville 2024
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by Americana Music News
3w ago
Todd Rundgren’s show at the Ryman was impressive and challenging in equal measure. It’s the rare artist who chooses to do an entire set of deep cuts largely drawn from his least successful albums, completely forgoing the reliable crowd-pleasers. Not until the encore and a 5-minute medley combining “I Saw the Light,” “It Wouldn’t Have Made Any Difference” and “Hello… Read more The post Todd Rundgren’s show at the Ryman in Nashville 2024 appeared first on Americana One ..read more
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Buddy Mondlock’s rich and bright “Filament”
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by Ken Paulson
3w ago
By Ken Paulson Buddy Mondlock is part of a rich singer-songwriter tradition. His songs – like those of Nanci Griffith, Steve Goodman and Guy Clark – tell stories and create characters in a truly compelling and realistic way. By the end of a Buddy Mondlock album, you feel as though you’ve met a half-dozen new people. Filmanent, produced by Brad… Read more The post Buddy Mondlock’s rich and bright “Filament” appeared first on Americana One ..read more
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8 decades on, Bruce Cockburn spans past, present
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by Paul Mueller
1M ago
By Paul T. Mueller – Showcasing most of the songs on one’s latest release while also providing a career retrospective spanning decades is quite an achievement for pretty much any performer. Doing so less than a month before one’s 79th birthday, as Bruce Cockburn did at Houston’s Heights Theater on May 3, falls somewhere between impressive and phenomenal. With his… Read more The post 8 decades on, Bruce Cockburn spans past, present appeared first on Americana One ..read more
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Hayes Carll holiday-flavored set makes for a great time
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by Americana Music News
6M ago
By Paul T. Mueller Singer-songwriter and Texas native Hayes Carll launched his Grateful for Christmas Tour with a couple of sold-out shows at Houston’s Heights Theater. The second, on Dec. 2, was a great time for all concerned. Carll, in fine voice and fine humor, performed only a couple of actual holiday songs (his own “Grateful for Christmas” and Buck… Read more The post Hayes Carll holiday-flavored set makes for a great time appeared first on Americana One ..read more
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Thirty years on, Ellis Paul’s songs and stories delight audiences
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by Ken Paulson
8M ago
By Ken Paulson – Singer-songwriters are plentiful these days. Have a guitar, smartphone and social media account? Suddenly you’re giving concerts. There was a time, though, when anyone stepping on stage at a coffeehouse had to truly engage an audience with songs, stories and a sense of humor. If you wanted to work, you had to entertain. Ellis Paul is… Read more The post Thirty years on, Ellis Paul’s songs and stories delight audiences appeared first on Americana One ..read more
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A brilliant showcase from Lori McKenna and Brandy Clark
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by Americana Music News
9M ago
By Paul T. Mueller – There’s a belief in some quarters that everything coming out of Nashville these days is formulaic dross, but Lori McKenna and Brandy Clark put that idea to rest in their Sept. 28 co-headlining appearance at Houston’s Heights Theater. The 90-minute show, the first on an 11-date tour, amounted to a two-person guitar pull that drew… Read more The post A brilliant showcase from Lori McKenna and Brandy Clark appeared first on Americana One ..read more
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Kent Blazy Meets the Beatles
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by Ken Paulson
10M ago
By Ken Paulson – It’s always a joy when an artist and songwriter is an unabashed music fan like the rest of us. That’s certainly the case with Kent Blazy, whose new album From The Beatles to the Bluebird, is fueled by a love of John, Paul, George and Ringo. Blazy, a 2020 inductee into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of… Read more The post Kent Blazy Meets the Beatles appeared first on Americana One ..read more
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2nd Nashville Fundraiser for Frank Sass set for August 20
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by Americana Music News
10M ago
The Eastside Bowl in Nashville is hosting fundraisers for well-known sound engineer Frank Sass, best known for his work at the Exit/Inn. The first, held this afternoon and evening, featured Gretchen Peters, Bill Lloyd, Kim Richey, Dave Pomeroy, the Shazam and Homemade Sin. The second, set for August 20 beginning at 2 p,m., will feature Tommy Womack, Tim Carroll, Walk… Read more The post 2nd Nashville Fundraiser for Frank Sass set for August 20 appeared first on Americana One ..read more
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Time Traveler: Jason Wilber’s engaging musical journey
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by Ken Paulson
1y ago
By Ken Paulson — Jason Wilber was among friends and family as he took the stage in Fort Myers, Florida on June 24. There was his wife Michelle in the second row. Sitting next to her was Jason’s father. On the left side of the room were friends from Bloomington, Indiana. And pretty much everywhere there were fans who loved… Read more The post Time Traveler: Jason Wilber’s engaging musical journey appeared first on Americana One ..read more
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