Roots

Skaggs & Rice, Townes Van Zandt For Record Store Day | 2012

Submitted by Sugar Hill Records on Wed, 03/14/2012 - 6:19 pm

Sugar Hill Records is excited to announce that as part of  Record Store Day 2012 we will be releasing three special titles in extremely limited quantities.  We have dipped into our catalog to re-introduce two of the most time honored records on the label to the vinyl medium - Ricky Skaggs’ and Tony Rice’s Skaggs and Rice (1980) and Townes Van Zandt’s At My Window (1987). 

RICKY SKAGGS AND TONY RICE - Skaggs and Rice

Rusted Root Celebrate 20th Anniversary with National Tour and New CD

Submitted by Devious Planet on Wed, 03/07/2012 - 2:18 pm

The quintessential live band, Pittsburgh’s Rusted Root celebrates their 20th anniversary this year. Formed in the early 90’s by singer/guitarist Michael Glabicki, Rusted Root’s worldly style quickly charmed fans of roots music and world rock. To date they have released 7 albums and sold over 3 million records worldwide.

Mike Scott Announces Israel and European Tour

Submitted by Rural Rhythm Records on Mon, 03/05/2012 - 7:44 am

Acclaimed entertainer, musician and songwriter, Mike Scott is proud to announce his third tour of Israel.  Mike Scott & The Nashville Band will set out for an eight day tour May 2-8, 2012 that includes a headlining performance at the Jacob’s Ladder 36th Annual Spring Festival at the Nof Ginnosar Hotel in Magda, Israel on May 3-5, 2012.  The festival is located on the shores

Tab Benoit Compilation On Telarc

Submitted by conqueroo on Thu, 03/01/2012 - 8:53 am

In a career of more than two decades, blues guitarist/vocalist Tab Benoit has generated an impressive body of work — every note of it rooted in the rich and centuries-old musical and cultural traditions of his native Louisiana. While his earliest recordings and performances may have established him as a genuine blues musician, his ever-expanding body of work has become even more resonant in the years since Hurricane Katrina and its devastating aftermath in 2005.

Legendary Flatpicking Guitarist Larry Keel Releases New CD 'Classic'

Submitted by Musical Earth on Wed, 02/29/2012 - 4:00 pm

On March 20, Larry Keel and Natural Bridge independently release their 9th CD entitled, Classic, with the trademark blend of ultra powerful acoustic instrumentation, penetrating vocals and intelligent and gutsy song-writing.  Classic features flatpicking guitar legend Larry Keel leading the charge with his gravelly voice and blazing licks; Jenny Keel on bass and vocals; Mark Schimick on mandolin; Will Lee holding it down on banjo.

Trace Bundy Announces Long-Awaited 5th album, ELEPHANT KING

Submitted by United Interests on Wed, 02/29/2012 - 11:53 am
The internationally renowned guitar virtuoso Trace Bundy is releasing his long-awaited fifth full-length studio album, Elephant King. With a return to the raw acoustic clarity of Adapt and the mature melodic writing of Missile Bell, Elephant King is an intimate collection of eleven new songs that feature his best work to date.

Chelle Rose's 'Ghost of Browder Holler' Streets May 1st

Submitted by conqueroo on Tue, 02/21/2012 - 4:51 pm

Hardscrabble Appalachia is known for its bluegrass, moonshine and coal mines. Now, with the May 1 arrival of gut-honest singer-songwriter Chelle Rose’s second album Ghost of Browder Holler (Lil’ Damsel Records, street date May 1, 2012), add visceral rock ’n’ roll to that list.Rose brings her elemental power to the 12-song disc produced by legendary Texas songsmith  Ray Wylie Hubbard in Austin.