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ZZ TOP “That Little Ol’ Band From Texas” Set For February...

ZZ Top’s big, brazen blues-rock, combined with a surrealist charisma that continues to intrigue fans, catapulted the band into worldwide stardom. Their history...

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Equipment Review: Mackie SRM-Flex Column Portable PA System

Performing songwriters, especially those that leverage acoustic instruments when they perform, should pay attention to this lightweight, all-in-one PA from Mackie. It...

Equipment Review: Yamaha STAGEPAS 1K Portable PA System

I’ll get right to the point on my favorite feature of this system: You can set this system up, from protected in its heavy-duty bag to sound check, in about 30 seconds. No kidding.

Review: Gibson Sheryl Crow Country Western Supreme Acoustic Guitar

Quite honestly, there isn’t much to be said for this Gibson acoustic that it doesn’t say for itself. It is nothing less than a fantastic instrument, and one of the absolute best signature models Gibson has produced.

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Launch Music Conference & Festival Returns To Historic Downtown Lancaster

LAUNCH Music Conference and Festival returns to Historic Downtown Lancaster April 30-May 3, 2020. Now entering its TWELFTH year, LAUNCH Music Conference has redefined what a start-up music conference could be, bringing together musicians, music...

Thomas Rhett Announces 26-Date Summer Tour

As GRAMMY-nominated Thomas Rhett continuously “ups the ante” (Vulture), he concludes a whirlwind 2019 today announcing his headlining THE CENTER POINT ROAD TOUR with special guests Cole Swindell and HARDY. The reigning ACM Awards Male Artist of the Year will bring CENTER POINT...

Rhiannon Giddens and Sxip Shirey Create “All Babies Must Cry” to Benefit Immigrants and Refugees

Back when he was in his twenties, NYC-based multi-instrumentalist, singer-songwriter, and contemporary circus composer Sxip Shirey had an idea to write a timeless folk song, the kind that people would still be singing in 500 years, even if...

Brandi Carlile, Dierks Bentley, Clint Black among Shaky Boots Festival Headliners

Making its grand return to downtown Atlanta for the first time since 2015, Shaky Boots Festival will take place at Central Park, May 8-9, 2020. A Southern country festival true to its roots with a modern edge,...

Pandora Releases Country Artists to Watch for 2020 List

Country music will continue to be both genre-bending and loyal to its "three chords and the truth" roots.  We will likely continue to see successful cross-genre collaborations, as the country audience has continued to diversify.  However, the...

Danielle Cormier Gets in the Holiday Spirit in “Coming Home This Christmas”

It’s that time of year. Chestnuts are roasting. Egg nog is being sipped. There are open fires, and Christmas songs are bringing festive cheer. Folk singer Danielle Cormier even has her own offering for the holiday season...

Katie Burden Culls Dreams For New Video, “Edge of Sleep”

Dreams can fuel the most weirdly honest and engaging art. Theatrical by nature, Long Beach avant-garde artist Katie Burden takes liberties with her own dreamscapes to construct a wonderfully affecting and bizarre new video called “Edge of...

Emerson Hart Honors Grandfather’s Life On 32 Thousand Days

Emerson Hart32 Thousand Days(Pasquo House Records)Rating: 2.5 out of 5 stars Sincerity in music generally cuts two ways; too much can sound schlocky and pompous, too little and the artist seems removed or disengaged....

Daily Discovery: Chloe Collins, “Didn’t Want You”

In an attempt to articulate the pain of loving someone who is still hung up on their ex, Nashville singer-songwriter Chloe Collins' new song “Didn’t Want You” succeeds by doing what the best country songs do —...

Sheltered Music Signs Rodney Crowell to Co-Publishing and Administration Deal

Sheltered Music, a division of Blackbird Music Publishing Group, has announced the signing of renowned songwriter Rodney Crowell to a co-publishing and administration deal with a joint venture to develop new artist writers. With more than 40 years of American roots...

Duster Self-Titled Album Release Is a Strong Return For Slowcore Legends

Duster | Duster | (Muddgutts) Four out of Five stars. San Jose slowcore legends Duster return to the fold with their new self-titled album, the band’s first release in nearly...

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What Are The Top 30 Bob Dylan Songs of All Time?

It seems like only yesterday that we launched our inaugural Top Songs List, featuring the greatest work of one of our all-time heroes, his Bobness.