Santa Cruz 40th Anniversary party Celebration concert Sept. 23-25

    SPONSORED CONTENT: The fine folks at Santa Cruz Guitars are celebrating their 40th anniversary in style this upcoming weekend with a once in a lifetime concert and jam-packed weekend. If you’re in the Santa Cruz, CA area it’s a guitar and music lover’s dream! Saturday, September 24th @ The Rio Theater SCGC’s 40th […]
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Sponsored content: LampedUSA concert for Refugees at NYC Town Hall Oct 18

  Renowned singer-songwriters Emmylou Harris, Patty Griffin, Buddy Miller, The Milk Carton Kids and Special Guests Nancy And Beth (Megan Mullally and Stephanie Hunt). perform in an intimate evening of acoustic performances in the round on October 18 at Town Hall in...

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SPONSORED CONTENT: American Ballads: The Photographs of Marty Stuart Opening Sept. 9

AUGUSTA, GA (1 SEPTEMBER 2016)—American Ballads: The Photographs of Marty Stuart is on exhibit at the Morris Museum of Art from September 9 through November 27, 2016. The exhibition, organized by the Frist Center for the Visual Arts in...

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On The Road With The Bose Troubadour Tour

For singer/songwriters Jamie Kent, Matthew Szlachetka, Jeff Campbell and Megan Slankard, networking with each other and working their business relationships became the key to furthering their touring career. The performers all met several years ago through their relationship using...

Americana Touring in the U.K.

  This article appears in our July/August 2015 “British Issue,” now available on newsstands. For the past six years, when the summer gets oppressive in New Orleans, I head to the U.K. to play a run of shows with a guitar...

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