A key moment in the original Blues Brothers film finds the band dodging beer bottles at a backwoods dive where the barkeep informs them they have both kinds of music — “country and western.” Turns out, two very famous people were hurling those empty Budweisers.
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Paul McCartney is sounding as Paul McCartney as ever, making for an infectious return to rock after years away. Lonnie Smith is also tracing his own roots, only in this case it’s soul-lifting organ jazz.
Willie Nelson has already issued three new albums since signing last year with Legacy. An And Friends project might seem like the least interesting yet.
A simmering new melding of Southern rock and R&B arrives with the new JJ Grey album, while the Replacements and Shuggie Otis — yeah, you read that right — return with their first new music in ages.
Arriving as it does amidst of flurry of similarly themed songbook albums — from Rod Stewart to Paul McCartney to Jeff Lynne — Let’s Face the Music and Dance reminds us of Willie Nelson’s age-old command of the genre.
This is the first time that I’ve ever enjoyed enough records from the country and Southern rock genres to put together a list. Maybe I’m getting old and turning into that country music-loving guy that my relatives always told me I would
Looks like somebody’s got a case of the Mondays. Time to dig into some new music, then!
Willie Nelson’s official site is currently streaming the “world premiere” of “Roll Me Up,” the first song from his upcoming Heroes album and a tune that he’s been playing live since late last year.
Only in Austin. Wait, make that only in Austin when we’re talking about Willie Nelson.
A benefit Johnny Cash tribute concert, to be held April 20, 2012 in Austin, Texas, has confirmed appearances set for Willie Nelson and Sheryl Crow.