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Jason Isbell Streams First Single from New Album
06May

Jason Isbell Streams First Single from New Album

Rolling Stone reports: "Jason Isbell's upcoming Something More Than Free is not, as David Letterman joked during a recent episode of The Late Show, a free release. That hasn't stopped the Americana Award winner from offering up a cost-free clip of the new record, though, more than two months ahead of its July 17th street date."

Johnny Cash - American Recordings Reissued
06May

Johnny Cash - American Recordings Reissued

Luxury vinyl box set upcoming

It was the creative rebirth that redefined Johnny Cash as an artist - after some painful wilderness years the collaboration between Cash and Rick Rubin's American Recordings produced what were no less than career defining albums.  Now the six albums - American Recordings, American Recordings  II: Unchained, American Recordings  III: Soitary Man, American Recordings IV: The Man comes around, American Recordings  V: A Hundred highways and American Recordings  VI: Ain't No Grave - are being given a luxury Vinyl Box set reissue on the 11th of May.

Ryan Adams Finally Covers Bryan Adams
05May

Ryan Adams Finally Covers Bryan Adams

Uncut reports: "Ryan Adams has covered Bryan Adams’ song, “Summer Of ’69”. Adams performed the song on April 28, 2015 during the first of two nights at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium.  As Rolling Stone reports, Adams once had an audience member ejected from a show at the same venue for repeatedly heckling him to play the Bryan Adams’ song."  Click through for the video.

Dylan Announces UK Dates for Autumn
05May

Dylan Announces UK Dates for Autumn

Gigwise reports: "Bob Dylan has announced details of a UK tour for October 2015. Full dates and ticket details are below. The legendary troubadour and songwriter will be hitting the road this Autumnn to play three nights at London's iconic Royal Albert Hall, before two Manchester shows and ending the run with an arena gig in Cardiff."  Click through for the dates.

Watch Willie and Merle Working Together on New Track
01May

Watch Willie and Merle Working Together on New Track

Happy May Day readers, workers of the world unite!  Rolling Stone reports: "Willie Nelson and Merle Haggard have teamed up over the years, from their 1983 classic "Pancho and Lefty" to their Last of the Breed album and tour with Ray Price, but as Haggard has said, they only do it when the material is right. The duo linked, though, once they heard "Django and Jimmie," a tribute to Nelson and Haggard's respective heroes, Django Reinhardt and Jimmie Rodgers (written by Jimmy Melton and Jeff Prince). "It pulled my heard right out," says Haggard. "I thought, 'That's a pretty good song.'""

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