Tag Archives: Americana

2015 In Review

2015 was 150 years from the end of the Civil War, and 1 more year that I changed jobs and moved, this time back to the Centennial State of Colorado.  I started out continuing the daily journal of my ancestor Pvt. … Continue reading

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JC’s Americana Top Tunes Played in 2015

I played more music this year than last, thanks primarily to Spotify streaming…and having spare time between jobs last winter…and spending the holidays by my lonesome.  Mostly, though, because there was simply a LOT of good Americana-ish music released this … Continue reading

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10 More Albums for 2015—Americana’s JV Team

Americana’s Junior Varsity Team was strong this year.  The starting line-up was stellar, but the underclassmen are nipping at their heels.  And I know some other coaches would (have) moved my players up to prime-time.  (Yeah, I’m watching college bowl games … Continue reading

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Ten Albums for 2015 – Corb and Rhiannon, Bob Wills and More

JC’s Top 10 Americana Albums of 2015 In relative ranked order, subject to change. In January, I predicted a banner year for roots music in 2015, and back in June I highlighted a few albums showing early promise. I have not … Continue reading

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An Americana Project—The Future of the Music and the Future of Making Music

“Without this class, school would suck.”  The relevance of public education to learning was lost to many of us, and it certainly seems this spirit is alive and well yet today. The Americana Project is the class that doesn’t suck.  Six … Continue reading

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A Song Ain’t Nothin’ But a Story: Wes Weddell’s Nobody’s Flag

I’ve seen a quote attributed to the great Hank Williams: “A song ain’t nothin’ in the world but a story just wrote with music to it.”  In Norse legend, the Three Norns sit at the foot of Yggdrasil, the tree … Continue reading

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Halden Wofford & the Hi-Beams at Durango Arts Center

My old Front Range friends from Halden Wofford & the Hi-Beams came over the mountain to play a couple shows at Durango and Cortez, Colorado, and then down to Taos, New Mexico this weekend.  The good fellows at KSUT Four Corners … Continue reading

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My Mountain Home—Americana new releases so far this year

It feels good to be back in Colorado, home to some of the best Americana music anywhere.  I missed the Pagosa Folk & Bluegrass and Telluride Bluegrass festivals earlier this month, but I could sneak up to Lyons for RockyGrass next … Continue reading

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Diary of Orrin Brown—March 15, 1865

Diary of Orrin Brown, Kyle’s Landing on the road toward Raleigh, North Carolina Wednesday–Mar. 15th We had orders to be ready to march at 9 AM and we had company inspection at 7 AM. We started out on the road … Continue reading

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Savannah Stopover Music Festival—3/5-7, 2015

For some reason, Pvt. Orrin Brown neglected his diary on 20 January 1865.  Or perhaps, my ancestor who transcribed his quill to typewriter inadvertently skipped the day.  Either way, a break from the Civil War today.  I’ve never myself been … Continue reading

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