(Contains a Grammy Hall of Fame Song/"Mama Tried") The January 2016 passing of Merle Haggard renewed interest in the songs of this maverick who successfully weathered changes in the world of ... (Read More)
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Nitty Gritty Dirt Band with Alison Krauss, Jackson Browne, John Prine, Vince Gill & others.
Label: Warner Nashville. Format: CD.
UPC: 093624916666. Daedalus Item Code: 69567
For a group like the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, the best way to celebrate a 50th anniversary is to invite your friends to the show. Performing at Tennessee's Ryman Auditorium—a.k.a. the original Grand ... (Read More)
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(Contains Grammy Winners/"King of the Road" and "Dang Me") Country music and humor have never been strangers, but Roger Miller (1936–92) brought a particularly wry deadpan wit to the genre, ... (Read More)
Minnie Driver, Robert Plant & Alison Krauss, Steve Martin, Béla Fleck, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Madeleine Peyroux & others.
Label: Rounder. Format: cutout CD.
UPC: 011661327726. Daedalus Item Code: 67573
Recorded at such venues as Nashville's Grand Ole Opry for a PBS special, this 40th birthday celebration for Rounder Records is a worthy showcase for the label's impressive roster. Robert Plant and ... (Read More)
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Known as the King of Country Music, Roy Acuff helped modernize the genre's sound with his soulful vocals, tasteful fiddling, and polished band sound; just as importantly, he co-founded Acuff-Rose ... (Read More)
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Sara Watkins, ukulele, fiddle, guitar & vocals. Sarah Jarosz & Aoife O'Donovan, vocals. Benmont Tench, piano. Tom Peterson, baritone saxophone. Jay Bellerose, percussion, & others.
Label: New West Records. Format: CD.
UPC: 607396635122. Daedalus Item Code: 69456
On her third solo album, Nickel Creek fiddler and vocalist Sara Watkins spreads her wings artistically and shows her increased versatility as a singer. Backed on these ten songs by such instruments ... (Read More)
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Mac Wiseman, Hylo Brown, Jim Eanes, Red Smiley, the Ritchey Brothers, Lee Moore & others.
Label: Rural Rhythm. Format: CD.
UPC: 732351041028. Daedalus Item Code: 67262
This munificent set of 25 classic country/bluegrass performances is drawn from Rural Rhythm's vast archives. One of the living legends of Americana music, Mac Wiseman is heard on "The Georgia Mail," ... (Read More)
He kept a low profile during his much-too-brief career, but Townes Van Zandt is increasingly seen as one of the most important figures in the annals of Americana music. Recorded the year before his ... (Read More)
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(Grammy Winner Included/"Mamas Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up to Be Cowboys") In the 1970s, Waylon Jennings hit his stride as a performer, steadily releasing one successful album after another; ... (Read More)
Willie Nelson returned to his personal roots with this 2010 release, as well as working with legendary producer T Bone Burnett for the first time. Nelson wrote one new track ("Man with the Blues") ... (Read More)
Willie Nelson, vocals & guitar. Leon Russell, keyboard & vocals. Paul English, drums. Mike Leech, bass, & others.
Label: Legacy. Format: 5 CDs, boxed.
UPC: 888837194228. Daedalus Item Code: 67588
Still going strong in the 21st century, Willie Nelson also has one of the most impressive backlists in popular music. Testifying to Nelson's hit streak in the 1970s–80s, the five discs here are ... (Read More)