Nashville Recap: Let’s Duet


Manipulation, or negotiation? In Nashville, it seems as if you can’t have one without the other. And finally, our country singin’ minivan-lovin’ heroine is getting hip to both. Edgehill Republic has their big, 25th anniversary show coming up at the Ryman, neither Rayna nor Juliette are getting what they want. Rayna, for one, wants to […]

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Video: Willie Nelson And Jamey Johnson Toast Hank Cochran At The Ryman

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Jamey Johnson was joined by Alison Krauss, Emmylou Harris and Ronnie Dunn last night at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium, where he performed songs from his new Hank Cochran tribute album, Living For A Song. Also on hand was country legend Willie Nelson, who received his first publishing deal from Cochran back in 1960. The men with […]

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Grizzly Bear At The Ryman Auditorium

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  Brooklyn Indie rockers Grizzly Bear took over Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium to play songs from their acclaimed new album Shields on September 18, 2012.

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Photo Gallery: Ben Folds Five At The Ryman Auditorium

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  Ben Folds Five brought their long awaited reunion tour to Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium on 9/17/12.

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Edward Sharpe And The Magnetic Zeros Conquer Nashville

LA’s Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros played an intimate set to a packed house at Nashville’s Grimey’s Records on November 10.

(Photo: Hampton Howerton) To say that there are two sides of Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros would not be much of a surprise to anyone: Edward, after all, is the dreamed-up alter ego/fantasy persona of frontman Alex Ebert, an LA guy who fought through addiction, recovery and a questionable electronic band, Ima Robot, to […]

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New Mumford & Sons: “Where Are You Now”

The British band considers Nashville their spiritual home.

Here’s a video of “Where Are You Now,” a gripping new Mumford & Sons song that will likely appear on the followup to their multi-platinum debut Sigh No More. The band performed the song during night two of their three-night stand at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium. Read our review of night one, which got off to […]

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Dierks Bentley Duets With His Daughter At The Ryman

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Last night was country star Dierks Bentley’s final gig at The Ryman Auditorium before they replace the venue’s 61-year-old stage due to wear and tear, and he made sure to pull out all the stops. At one point in his highly entertaining set, the “Home” singer literally got down on his knees and kissed the […]

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Taylor Swift Performs With The Civil Wars

During their sold-out show at the Ryman Auditorium Thursday night, The Civil Wars coerced a “shy” and “timid” Taylor Swift to the stage to accompany them on the new song “Safe & Sound,” which will be featured on the Hunger Games movie soundtrack. Swift co-write the song with the Nashville-based duo, and the popular singer […]

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Gillian Welch Returns Home To The Ryman


For Gillian Welch guitarist Dave Rawlings, much of the duo’s first set at Nashville’s famed Ryman Auditorium felt like a nightmare, albeit a sonically pleasing one . “Every time I step up to the microphone, my guitar goes out of tune,” said the nervous picker, “this has never happened to me.” Also, Robert Plant was […]

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News Roundup: Paul Simon, Amy Winehouse, Wilco, Jeff Mangum

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American Songwriter cover subject Paul Simon sat down with indie rock blog Stereogum to discuss his latest album, his upcoming tour, and his plans for the anniversary of Graceland. The concert film Live From Webster Hall New York will debut on PBS December 3. Watch Simon perform “Rewrite” at Webster Hall here. Amy Winehouse’s posthumous […]

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Watch: The Raconteurs Play “Consoler Of The Lonely” At The Ryman

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Last night, The Raconteurs reunited to play a sold out, fist-pump worthy show at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium, headlining a bill that also included Pokey LaFarge and local heroes JEFF The Brotherhood. It looked a little something like this.

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