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Ryan Adams Teams with Johnny Depp for New Single
17Dec

Ryan Adams Teams with Johnny Depp for New Single

Pitchfork reports: "Ryan Adams has announced No Shadow, a new 7" in his Pax-Am Singles Series. This one features actor Johnny Depp, as Stereogum points out. It's out on January 13. Adams wrote a post on Pax-Am's website explaining how it all came together, in which he refers to Depp as "one of the deepest guitar players out there""

First 14 Neil Young Albums to be Remastered
16Dec

First 14 Neil Young Albums to be Remastered

With apologies to the person in our Visitor Vote who said the worst thing about AUK was all the Neil Young news. Uncut reports: "Neil Young has revealed that his first 14 albums are due to be released on December 23, 2014 as digital downloads through the Pono Store. As reported on Thrasher's Wheat, the Neil Young Original Releases Series 1 - 14 will see the albums remastered at resolutions of either 24/176.4 or 24/192. Writing on the Pono community forum, Young said, "My first officialrelease series LPs 1-14 will all be available PONO on DEC 23, in 192 and some cases 176. Beginning with NEIL YOUNG, ending with REACTOR. Thanks, Enjoy!""

Steve Earle to Release
15Dec

Steve Earle to Release "Blues Record" - February

Steve Earle & The Dukes are set to release a new album "Terraplane" on February 16 via New West Records. The 11-track set is the follow up to the 2013 album "The Low Highway" and features Earle’s longtime band The Dukes, comprised of Kelly Looney, Will Rigby, Chris Masterson and Eleanor Whitmore. The album was produced by R.S. Field (Buddy Guy, John Mayall), engineered by Earle’s longtime production partner Ray Kennedy and recorded at House of Blues Studio D in Nashville.

Rolling Stone Lists Top 40 Country Albums of 2014
12Dec

Rolling Stone Lists Top 40 Country Albums of 2014

list includes Mary Gauthier, Sturgill Simpson, Justin Townes Earles

And it's a quite americana-esque list to be honest - with a bit of Tim McGraw for good measure.  Let's just say our friends over at Loose will probably be pretty happy.  Don't forget too this your last opportunity this weekend to vote for your favourite stuff from the last 12 months and potentially win a load of americana promos.  Head here for that and in the meantime continue reading here for the RS list...

Avetts, OCMS and Willie Nelson Join Bob Wills Tribute
11Dec

Avetts, OCMS and Willie Nelson Join Bob Wills Tribute

Rolling Stone reports: "Asleep at the Wheel has always worn its affinity for Bob Wills proudly, but never more so than on its upcoming album. Still the King: Celebrating the Music of Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys (out March 3rd on Bismeaux Records) is the venerable Texas swing band's third salute to the late great King of Western swing, following 1993's Tribute to the Music of Bob Wills and the Texas Playboys and 1999's A Ride With Bob."

Dylan to Release Album of Sinatra Covers
10Dec

Dylan to Release Album of Sinatra Covers

Rolling Stone reports: "After months of rumors, Bob Dylan has finally announced the details of his upcoming record Shadows in the Night. Produced by Dylan under his longtime pseudonym Jack Frost, the album features 10 songs popularized by Frank Sinatra, including "Autumn Leaves," "Some Enchanted Evening," "The Night We Called It a Day" and "I'm a Fool to Want You." It hits stores on February 3rd, 2015, but is now available for pre-order."

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