John Prine Rocks, Bob Weir Rolls - 25 Reviews From AmericanaFest 2016

On any given night, Nashville can an embarrassment of riches when it comes to entertainment options. And this week AmericanaFest compounds that "problem" for fans of roots-rooted music. Take opening night for the annual conference and music festival, which brings headliners and up-and-comers to stages across the city for five nights.

East Nashville Vibes

My first night in East Nashville, I headed to The 5 Spot to listen to my longtime Kent State friend, East Nashville's own Patrick Sweany participate in a Neil Young tribute night. The bill included big names like Patrick, Jon Latham, & Lilly Hiatt, but was pleasantly surprised around 11pm when Margo Price walked in with her band and Lukas Nelson.

See Photos from the Mavericks' All-Star Americana Celebration

Brian Wright cuts loose during the Cafe Rooster Records showcase.

Twang to Trombones: Top 20 Picks for AmericanaFest 2017

Twang to Trombones When Wynonna and Lee Ann Womack drag queen impersonators are NOT the highlight of the night, you know you need to be at these shows. AmericanaFest has something for every music fan. Now that's Americana! For years, Jim Lauderdale hailed this refrain during the Americana Music Association Awards show at the historic Ryman in Nashville.

Terry Allen Video Tribute

In the long tradition of celebrating the works of our favorite artists through video tributes, including Guy Clark, Billy Joe Shaver, Willie Nelson, Levon Helm and Townes Van Zandt, we present the Terry Allen Video Tribute. We asked a handful of musicians from all over the world to film covers of their favorite Terry Allen songs to celebrate his life and work.

Elmwood Park: A Slightly Melodic Audiobook by Darrin Bradbury

Reviewed by Harry Kaplan Elmwood Park is very contradictory. It can be happy and sad, loud and soft, and, pretty and ugly. These songs are written right on the sleeve of songwriter and performer, Darrin Bradbury. I saw Darrin on June 25th opening for Ray Wylie Hubbard.

Nashville Songwriters Release Anti-Trump Compilation, Strange Freedom

As the epicenter of America's typically patriotic country-music scene, Nashville is officially combating the hate and bigotry seeping out of Washington. A collective of Nashville songwriters, featuring Mary Gauthier, Derek Webb and Radney Foster, have recorded Strange Freedom: Songs of Love and Protest, a Nashville Resistance Compilation.

Mary Gauthier, Radney Foster Part of New Strange Freedom Compilation " American Songwriter

Cafe Rooster Records just announced Strange Freedom: Songs of Love and Protest, a new compilation featuring a number of prominent songwriters, including Mary Gauthier, Radney Foster, Rorey Carroll, the Wild Ponies and more. The album is out July 14.

DIY in Donelson: Cafe Rooster Records

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Craig Havighurst) -- Since the digital music revolution of the 2000s, we've heard a lot about the rise of DIY. Do It Yourself artists record and release music as entrepreneurs instead of pinning hopes on signing with a record company.

TVD Radar: Strange Freedom: Songs of Love and Protest in stores 7/14, proceeds to benefit Planned Parenthood - The Vinyl District

VIA PRESS RELEASE | Nashville-based Americana songwriter Matt Haeck was still in shock last year after Trump's election when a new song from an artist whose album he was producing, Rayvon Pettis, shook him out of his stupor. "Lailly and Abdullah" is the heart-breaking story of two young Aghani lovers torn apart by war, and ...

A Nashville Resistance Compilation featuring Mary Gauthier, Derek Webb, Steve Poltz, Matt Haeck, Wild Ponies, Will Kimbrough, Tim Easton, Rorey Carroll, Phil Madeira, Rod Picott, Radney Foster, Rayvon Pettis, and Devon Gilfillian -

Nashville-based Americana songwriter Matt Haeck was still in shock last year after Trump's election when a new song from an artist whose album he was producing, Rayvon Pettis, shook him out of his stupor. "Lailly and Abdullah" is the heart-breaking story of two young Aghani lovers torn apart by war, and it came to Haeck ...

Sally Jaye And Brian Wright Live In-Studio! Recorded Live On 1/28/17

Sally Jaye & Brian Wright stopped by to talk about Relief Retreats, Cafe Rooster Records, SAFPAW & premiere a brand new song by Cafe Rooster artist Darrin Bradbury! Brian also plays a few tunes live, in-studio!