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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.'""

New Richard Thompson Album Out Next Month
30Apr

New Richard Thompson Album Out Next Month

The renowned guitarist and songwriter Richard Thompson will release Still, an album of new music produced by Jeff Tweedy, on June 29, 2015 via Proper Records. Still will be available in several configurations including a twelve-track CD, a twelve-track double 180-gram vinyl album and a deluxe CD package that includes a five-song EP from a previously un-released session.  

Mark Olson Records Session for Ricky Ross
30Apr

Mark Olson Records Session for Ricky Ross

Mark Olson appears on this week's Ricky Ross show Another Country, on BBC Radio Scotland (never has a show had a more timely name!)  Ricky has a live session and interview with the singer-songwriter, one of the founding members of the Jayhawks, who performs songs from his third solo album. Head here to hear the show on BBC iPlayer - you've got 21 days left to listen!

29Apr

Volunteers Needed for Beverley Folk Festival

Beverley Folk Festival has launched an appeal for more volunteers to work at this year’s festival on Beverley Racecourse between June 19 and 21. “We’re looking for music fans who might be willing to help out on the festival site in exchange for free tickets.” explained Festival Administrator and Volunteer Coordinator Laura Whitewood.

Lucinda Williams, Buddy Miller Honour Lead Belly
29Apr

Lucinda Williams, Buddy Miller Honour Lead Belly

Rolling Stone reports: ""The thing that impresses me about Lead Belly's songs is that. . .you can interpret them in different ways," Lucinda Williams said on Saturday night, speaking from the stage of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C. Robert Plant, Alison Krauss and Buddy Miller were among the dozen artists who did just that, as some of the biggest names in roots music teamed up to perform songs made famous by a musician whose folk standards have influenced everyone from the Beatles to Johnny Cash to Carolina Chocolate Drops."

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