Both Kinds of Music

Both Kinds of Music

Elwood: What kind of music do you usually have here?
Claire: Oh, we got both kinds. We got country *and* western.
- The Blues Brothers

This ain't your Dad's country music. It's your Granddad's! None of that new Nashville bullshit either.

Both Kinds of Music digs deep to find musical ephemera from Country Legends, Seasoned Pros and Fresh Upstarts.

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quarters4thejukebox:

Loretta Lynn “Bargain Basement Dress”

Now an AMA Lifetime Achievement for Songwriting award winner, Loretta continues to prove how deserving she is, with this self-penned song.

I wouldn’t wear that dress to a dogfight, if the fight was free.

mountainstage:

Hurray for the Riff Raff on Mountain Stage. On your radio in just a few more days.

With a big ol’ hornet’s nest or somethin’.

Jerry Jeff Walker and Guy Clark.

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myoldfriendblues:

Emmylou Harris by Ed Peristein, 1975

myoldfriendblues:

Emmylou Harris by Ed Peristein, 1975

(via thecountryfucker)

Folks, one of the best music fests in the USA is going down this weekend: Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion.

And dang it, I’m missing it - but this mod-ren world lets us watch from our devices. The fest has streams of two stages, which’ll feature the likes of Emmylou Harris, Chuck Mead and Sturgill Simpson. Heck, I’m watching Willie Watson right now. 

Good week/end to be a fan of country music.

mellomymind:

Girls & Trucks // It’s Truck Driver Appreciation Week

Peterbilts in unlikely places… around a woman.

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Coast To Coast Live

BR5-49 - Better Than This

The boys played this tonight on their Music City Roots appearance and as I sang along, was reminded of what a great song it is and why I thought they were the undisputed country band to see live back in the day.

Sittin’ around tonight? Here’s two things of note:

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BR5-49 reunion show on Music City Roots - one of the greatest country bands of the 90s. This is the original lineup of Chuck, Gary, Shaw, Don and Jay. Should be around 8:30 or 9 CST - warning: the terrible Duhks are playing before them so be careful.

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David McClister at the final Iris Nights lecture of the Country series at the Annenberg. Starts at 6:30 PST. 

Nashville-based photographer David McClister grew up in the South and began his career as a filmmaker and music video director. At the urging of his wife, he picked up a still camera and began photographing several local bands and musicians that he admired.

McClister fell in love with the medium and eventually photographed Ryan Adams’ album “Heartbreaker.” Fourteen years later, he has worked with many major record labels and his photographs have appeared in Rolling StoneGQ,EsquireGarden & GunThe Wall Street JournalTIME and Billboard.

McClister will discuss the learning curves of finding his own shooting style and how he learned to follow his “gut.”

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Jason Isbell,
Live from Mountain Stage, 2013

mountainstage:

Hear Jason Isbell play the Americana Music Association Song of the Year, live on Mountain Stage.

shopmidnightrider:

Don’t Fool Around with the Ramblin’ Man

More importantly, October is Country Music Month.

shopmidnightrider:

Don’t Fool Around with the Ramblin’ Man

More importantly, October is Country Music Month.

(via mellomymind)

Because it’s not Americana.

You can take your Milk Cartons, your Saraz Jaroszez and especially your St. Paul and the White Boys for a long walk off a short pier.

Tonight’s lineup for Americana Fest. Don’t mind me, I’ll just be at home crying over in the corner. 

So much country for a genre completely ignored by the Americana people.