Americana Chart Turns 20

There’s a great article written by Rob Bleetstein published on NoDepression.com today about the history of the Americana chart and how it’s fighting the big machine pop & bro country that’s been dominating the airwaves in most US cities.

It took a community of music lovers whose interest was not being well represented to form the Americana Music Association before true traction could be gained.  Now after years of promoting the cause there’s a vibrant and eclectic collection of vagabond artists and rabid fans with enough support to warrant our own category in the Grammy awards.

In a time where CD sales have slumped to tragically low numbers  the future is bright for Americana artists.  New festivals continue to appear and the Americana Music Festival is one of the most respected and well attended anywhere.  Pair that with renewed interest from major labels as evidenced by Atlantic Records signing Sturgill Simpson and you have all the makings for this genre of music to be taken seriously enough to graduate from college and tertiary stations and receiving much greater acceptance nationwide.

Read the entire article here: http://nodepression.com/article/whats-name-americana-chart-turns-20

RCA Studio A Likely Saved

RCA Studio A Likely Saved

It appears the hot button issue concerning the future of the famed RCA Studio A in Nashville is coming to a much better ending that anyone could have expected.  As reported in The Tennessean: Bravo Development announced Friday that it has finalized a contract to sell the RCA Studio A building to an entity calledContinue Reading

Ben Folds Fight Against Nashville Developer Not Going Well

Ben Folds Fight Against Nashville Developer Not Going Well

The latest news in the ongoing battle to save RCA Studio A is not going well.  According to a recent story on Billboard.com, the current long time tenant Ben Folds and all the other current tenants are being evicted.  The building’s owner, Bravo Development, recently sent this message to the current tenants: “The decision to terminate all tenancies has notContinue Reading

Moot Davis Performing at Americana Music Festival

Moot Davis Performing at Americana Music Festival

Appearing Fri Sep 19 with Jim Lauderdale, Hayes Carll, Suzy Bogguss & The Howlin’ Brothers Moot Davis & the Good Americans perform at the Americana Music Association Festival on the same bill with Jim Lauderdale, Hayes Carll, Suzy Bogguss Music & The Howlin’ Brothers Fri. Sept. 19 at 3rd & Lindsley in Nashville, TN! Attending this year’s event?  Come on out and honky tonk it upContinue Reading

Love Hangover Live from Alt Root Studios

Check out the boys playing Love Hangover from their recent appearance on the Alt Root Extended Play Sessions