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Jason Isbell Sweeps, Robert Plant Sings at Americana Awards

September 18, 2014

Despite heartwarming lifetime achievement award acceptance speeches from the likes of Jackson Browne and Loretta Lynn, and a surprise appearance from rock god Robert Plant, last night's 13th Annual Americana Honors and Awards show in Nashville belonged...

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Stream Americana Hero Paul Thorn's New Album

August 14, 2014

Born in the birthplace of the King of Rock & Roll — Tupelo, Mississippi — Paul Thorn knows a thing or two about shaking it onstage. Much like Elvis Presley, Thorn has distinguished himself early on in his career with a live-performance...

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Read Jackson Browne's Tribute to Cult Singer Ned Doheny

May 14, 2014

In Laurel Canyon musical lore, Seventies singer-songwriter Ned Doheny's name registers as a blip compared to Joni Mitchell, David Crosby and the Eagles. Chicago reissue label Numero Group — whose stellar past compilations have resurrected artists...

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All-Star Band Pays Tribute to Gregg Allman

January 11, 2014

Rock and Roll Hall of Famers joined current and former members of the Allman Brothers Band for a 26-song salute to Gregg Allman Friday night in Atlanta. Sam Moore, Dr. John and Jackson Browne took turns interpreting Allman’s extensive catalog along...

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Gregg Allman Tribute Concert Will Feature All-Star Lineup

October 23, 2013

The Allman Brothers Band, Jackson Browne, Natalie Cole and more will pay tribute to 65-year-old rock icon Gregg Allman at a special concert next year. The event, dubbed "All My Friends: Celebrating the Songs and Voice of Gregg Allman," will take place...

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The Section: Knights of Soft Rock

April 11, 2013

By 1979, guitarist Waddy Wachtel thought he'd seen everything. He had shown up for morning studio sessions to find Warren Zevon already wasted; he'd seen California Gov. Jerry Brown, Linda Ronstadt's then-boyfriend, retreat from a room of stoned rockers...

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Jackson Browne and Common Unite to Free Leonard Peltier

December 15, 2012

During a phone call from a Florida prison minutes before Friday’s concert for Leonard Peltier, the activist jailed for the last 37 years pushed organizers at New York's Beacon Theatre to refuse money pledged in his honor.  "I hope this evening...

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Hot Scene: The Return to Laurel Canyon

August 28, 2012

Dive into Laurel Canyon — click above for a tour of the home of Cali rock by the Entrance Band The winding steps that climb from Laurel Canyon Boulevard to Jonathan Wilson's hillside house might as well be a time warp: Walking into the guitarist's...

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Wilco, My Morning Jacket Top Newport Folk Festival Bill

July 27, 2012

The Newport Folk Festival, the beacon of American music festivals, is returning this weekend to Rhode Island’s Fort Adams State Park with a characteristically strong lineup. In its 53rd year, the fest will kick off with Wilco on Friday night accompanied...

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Jackson Browne, Sara Watkins Pay Homage to Levon Helm in L.A.

May 11, 2012

Jackson Browne and Sara Watkins are set to hit the road together this summer, for a month-long acoustic tour that kicks off July 14th in Charlotte, North Carolina and includes a headlining stop at the Newport Folk Festival. On Thursday night in Los Angeles,...

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All-Star Roster Honors the Rolling Stones at Carnegie Hall Charity Show

March 14, 2012

Six songs into Tuesday night's all-star charity tribute show, The Music of the Rolling Stones Hot Rocks 1961-1971, Marianne Faithfull took the Carnegie Hall stage to perform her breakthrough single, "As Tears Go By." When the song first hit the airwaves...

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Jackson Browne, Loretta Lynn to Receive Americana Honors

July 8, 2014

Classic rocker Jackson Browne, country legend Loretta Lynn, virtuosic accordionist Flaco Jimenez and genre-defying bluesman Taj Mahal will take home lifetime achievement awards at the Americana Music Honors and Awards ceremony in Nashville this fall. See...

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Jonny Two Bags Puts 'One Foot in the Gutter'

January 15, 2014

Social Distortion guitarist Jonny Two Bags steps out on his own for his unexpectedly strong debut album, Salvation Town, which is due April 1st.  In advance of his offering, the man born Jonny Wickersham serves up a welcome stylistic turn with...

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Hear Lyle Lovett's Jackson Browne Tribute

December 20, 2013

Jackson Browne has paid tribute to friends Warren Zevon and Bob Dylan on recent records, but this spring, he will be honored on Looking Into You: A Tribute to Jackson Browne (Music Road). The album will feature covers by several of Browne's fellow Rock...

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Elvis Impersonator Opens for Neil Young

September 24, 2013

Longtime Elvis Presley impersonator StingRay probably never dreamed he'd open up a show for Neil Young and Jackson Browne, but that's the position he found himself at the first annual Ocean Elders benefit dinner at New York's City Winery last night. The...

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Jackson Browne, Bob Weir Top All-Star 'Jam-a-Thon' Benefit in L.A.

December 21, 2012

Jackson Browne called Jonathan Wilson "the jam king," and last night Browne was one of several major artists to join the Los Angeles folk-rocker at the Troubadour for a "goodwill jam-a-thon." Taking turns onstage were the Grateful Dead's Bob Weir, ELO's...

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Jackson Browne, Common, Pete Seeger and More Rally to Free Leonard Peltier

December 13, 2012

Last December, an Illinois mother sentenced to 22 years in prison for selling crack cocaine was released eight years early when, in a rare moment for his presidency, Barack Obama ordered an immediate release. The case represented an outlier for Obama:...

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My Morning Jacket, Jackson Browne Beat Hard Rain at Newport Folk Festival

July 30, 2012

A grey fog had descended and it had started to drizzle on My Morning Jacket's set at the Newport Folk Festival Saturday night, when frontman Jim James invited Alabama Shakes frontwoman Brittany Howard onstage. "This one's for Levon," James said, kicking...

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Tour Alert: Morrissey Reveals Fall Dates

June 19, 2012

Morrissey Morrissey will return to the road this fall for a 33-date tour, featuring both fan favorites and unreleased songs. St. Louis singer Kristeen Young will open on all dates, while Iggy & the Stooges will open for one show at the Staples Center...

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Social Justice and Melodic Know-How at Woody Guthrie Centennial Celebration

April 15, 2012

If you'd ever wondered what might induce Tom Morello and Van Dyke Parks to get together, you got your answer last night at Club Nokia in Los Angeles, where rockers and folkies of varying ages and inclinations gathered to pay tribute to Woody Guthrie....

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