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[PHOTOS] Lampedusa: Surprise Guest Robert Plant Joins Emmylou Harris, Steve Earle, Buddy Miller, and the Milk Carton Kids at The Sheldon in St. Louis

ALL PHOTOS BY JASON GONULSEN The Lampedusa tour hit the Sheldon Concert Hall last night, and it brought a surprise guest: Robert Plant. The St. Louis stop was billed as Emmylou Harris, Steve Earle, Patty Griffin, Buddy Miller, and the Milk Carton Kids, but Griffin had to cancel due to a medical issue. I’d say … Read more

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The 15 Best Steve Earle Songs You’ve Never Heard

Steve Earle and the Dukes are back in St.Louis tonight at The Pageant, and to celebrate this special occasion we’ve made a Spotify playlist for you. Not too sure if Steve approves of Spotify, but hey, it’s the best we could do. And since you’ve probably already heard “Copperhead Road,” “Guitar Town,” “Someday,” and “Fearless … Read more

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Video | Steve Earle – Invisible

Steve Earle once told this to a journalist: “I don’t want to hurt your feelings, but I’m not going to read this piece you are going to write. I don’t read my press. I don’t think it’s healthy. You are going to get your feelings hurt because you are putting yourself out there. And the … Read more

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10 to Spin | Elizabeth & the Catapult

When Elizabeth Ziman of Elizabeth & the Catapult responded back with her 10 to Spin playlist, our first one of 2012, her theme of “Awesome Broken Voices” intrigued me. I started listening to Ziman’s voice back in 2010 when we featured “Go Away My Lover,” taken from her 2010 album, The Other Side of Zero, … Read more

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Jam of the Day | Lindi Ortega – Little Lie

Canadian singer-songwriter Lindi Ortega isn’t a country artist, but she’s a got a little Emmylou Harris, Steve Earle, and Waylon Jennings in her. Of course, Emmylou swears she isn’t even country these days, so I’m obviously digging myself a hole here. Or, maybe I just don’t know how to categorize artists like Ortega these days. … Read more

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Our Most Anticipated Albums of 2011 (Quarter 2)

TV on the Radio’s album art for Nine Kinds of Light   Back on our first birthday, we published a list of 25 albums over which we were salivating. We’ve barely had time to mop up our drool from January, February, and March’s all-star releases, and now we’re back, in similar fashion, with another … Read more

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Justin Townes Earle Announces Release Date for ‘Harlem River Blues’

Following up the 2009’s critically acclaimed Midnight at the Movies, Justin Townes Earle is set to release his next LP, Harlem River Blues, out September 14th on Bloodshot Records. The album features guest appearances from Jason Isbell, Bryn Davies and Calexico’s Paul Niehaus is a more mature, increasingly nuanced effort. Yet, it promises further standout … Read more

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Allison Moorer (The Interview)

It was 2002, and I made my way down to Texas for the inaugural Austin City Limits Music Festival. I had ventured to Austin to see many of my favorite bands and artists, including Ryan Adams, Wilco, Tift Merritt, and Patty Griffin. I had no idea who Allison Moorer was. By chance, that quickly changed. … Read more