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The Top 20 Townes Van Zandt Songs
02Mar

The Top 20 Townes Van Zandt Songs

In the absence of any major news this morning unless you want to hear more about Madonna's "whiplash", American Songwriter has put a piece together on Townes Van Zandt's top 20 songs - "Townes Van Zandt recorded just nine studio albums from his debut album in 1968 until his death in 1997, but those albums are so jam-packed with impeccable songs that it makes choosing just 20 of them a nearly impossible task. Nonetheless, it’s the perfect way to celebrate this strikingly unique and highly influential songwriter."  Click here for the list.

Album and Single Releases to Move to Fridays
27Feb

Album and Single Releases to Move to Fridays

We're off this weekend for our annual convention so if you have any comments on the site, let us know today and we'll discuss - democracy in action for you.  In the meantime, have a good weekend yourself and prepare for this bombshell - NME reports: "It has been confirmed that the release date for new albums and singles will be aligned globally to Fridays. The new rule has been welcomed by the IFPI, representing some 1,300 record labels worldwide and FIM, representing musicians' unions and associations globally."

Steve Earle Makes Final Letterman Appearance
26Feb

Steve Earle Makes Final Letterman Appearance

And you can watch it in the UK without it being blocked wonders never cease...  Rolling Stone Country reports: "Steve Earle made his final appearance on The Late Show With David Letterman Monday night, performing "You're the Best Lover That I Ever Had" — a stomping, steaming slab of juke joint blues from the recently released Terraplane."

More Acts Announced for End of the Road
25Feb

More Acts Announced for End of the Road

Frazey Ford, Giant Sand and Mark Lanegan Band join line-up

Uncut reports: "The End Of The Road festival have announced an additional 26 names to the line up for this year’s event. My Morning Jacket, Mark Lanegan Band and Saint Etienne are among the acts confirmed. They join Sufjan Stevens, The War On Drugs and Tame Impala – who were announced last month – at this year’s festival, which takes place between September 4 – 6 at Larmer Tree Gardens."

Billy Bragg Joins Line-Up for Maverick Festival
24Feb

Billy Bragg Joins Line-Up for Maverick Festival

Billy Bragg has been announced as the headliner at this year's Maverick festival, which is celebrating its eighth birthday with the most extensive lineup in its history. The three day festival will run over the 4th July weekend with acts across five stages indoors and out. This year will see the return of the Sweet Home Alabama stage, which will showcase amongst others, three sweet hearts of Alabama – Hannah Aldridge, Lisa Mills and Debbie Bond.

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