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Il country yodel di Jimmie Rodgers

Nacque a Meridian, Mississippi, nel 1897, e morì giovane, dopo una breve ma prolifica carriera discografica tranciata dalla tubercolosi, a soli trentacinque anni. La sua fu un'esistenza difficile, fatta di lavori pesanti, continui viaggi, malattia, privazioni e disagi familiari. A tredici anni era già scappato da casa due volte. Sua madre, Eliza, era morta quando lui ne aveva solo cinque anni e Jimmie era venuto su con dentro un’inquietudine ribelle e scaltrita. Aaron, il padre, gli trovò un primo impiego nelle ferrovie per cui lavorava, la Mobile and Ohio Railroad, e così provò a dargli un futuro. Dall'età [...]

Frutigen Festival

The Country & Western Festival Frutigen, to be held in central Switzerland from August 13-15, 2021, has succeeded in winning the exceptional American musician Jim Lauderdale for his only performance this year in Europe on August 14 in Frutigen. Jim Lauderdale, a 2-time Grammy winner, is one of the most eminent singers and songwriters of the American Bluegrass and Americana scene. With performances at major festivals in Europe, he has gained an enviable reputation. In Switzerland, he has repeatedly been invited to the Montreux Jazz Festival. In Frutigen he will be supported by Paul McBonvin, the musical jack-of-all-trades [...]

NIKKI O’NEILL “World Is Waiting”

Californiana di nascita ma cresciuta in Svezia, la cantante e chitarrista Nikki O’Neill ora risiede a Chicago e rappresenta una bella realtà di quel ‘blue-eyed soul’ ispirato ai suoni sudisti tra Pops Staples e la figlia Mavis, due riferimenti importanti come stile chitarristico e impostazione vocale. La musica che emerge da questo suo secondo disco intitolato “World Is Waiting” è comunque ricco di sfaccettature rock, pop e gospel a  creare un lavoro piacevolissimo e a suo modo ‘classico’. Qui c’è il retaggio di autori che hanno scritto pagine fondamentali della nostra musica, da Dan Penn a Carole King, [...]

Nuovo E.P. degli Asleep At The Wheel

Esce in questi giorni BETTER TIMES, il nuovo E.P. degli Asleep at the Wheel! I brani sono tre : "Better Times" scritta dal leader Ray Benson, "All I'm Asking" cantata da Katie Shore e una versione del traditional "Columbus Stockade Blues. Ogni uscita degli Asleep è sempre un momento di festa per coloro che amano la buona musica  ma questa lo è in particolare perchè la steel guitar  è suonata dal nostro Flavio Pasquetto, già da tempo componente della mitica band del Texas e grande amico di Planetcountry. Ne riparleremo.

MATT JORDAN REFLECTS ON JUST HOW LUCKY HE IS IN NEW SINGLE ‘BETTER MEN’

Promising singer-songwriter Matt Jordan reflects on "life's little mysteries" in his latest single, 'Better Men,' the lead track off of his forthcoming fall project. With Grammy-award nominated producer, Sal Oliveri (P!nk, Chris Stapleton, Sheryl Crow) at the helm, the track puts his more vulnerable side on true display. 'Better Men' is available now wherever you consume music.

THE WOLFE BROTHERS ARE “STARTIN’ SOMETHING” WITH A NEW DUET RELEASE ALONGSIDE POWERHOUSE COUNTRY DUO LOCASH

Australian Duo Announces Fifth Studio Album Kids on Cassette Release Date - July 30th Australian duo The Wolfe Brothers today announce the release of their latest barnstormer, “Startin’ Something,” with American country duo, LOCASH. Hailed by the brothers as “a party starter from Tasmania to Tennessee,” the track delivers with a sonic vibe reminiscent of the international clinking of a Cascade Blue tinnie to a Budweiser can and brings together two much-loved duos with a generous helping of bravado and cheer. The duet is internationally available now Produced by Lindsay Rimes (Luke Bryan, Kane Brown, Kylie Minogue) the good time tune captures a [...]

AMBER LAWRENCE AND CATHERINE BRITT PAY TRIBUTE TO HELEN REDDY’S EMPOWERING WOMEN’S ANTHEM – HEAR THEM ROAR!

For Amber Lawrence, the passing of iconic Australian singer-songwriter-author-actress-activist-mother, Helen Reddy last September, was the moment she truly felt the gravity of the lyrics of her global women’s rights anthem, “I Am Woman”. Amber decided to include the song in her set at her first post Covid lockdowns live show. The response was overwhelming so when the time came to hit the road with her good friend, Catherine Britt, for their Love & Lies Tour, she floated the idea to include it as a duet. It didn’t take much to convince Catherine who too was a big fan of the iconic [...]

Will Wesley Both Sides Of The Tracks

Way back in the 90s, a Southern Californian motorcycle parts company coined the phrase “Go big or go home” referring to its packaging for Harley Davidson pipes and the phrase is very much applicable to our music hero, Will Wesley who seems to have very much embraced this mantra with his latest double opus “Both Sides Of The Tracks”. Bombast, grit and heart all come together in perfect harmony to paint a perfect picture of who Will is, be it rowdy wild rocker in numbers like Attitude, Paint This Country and The Break to sombre bluesman in “New [...]

Dustin Lynch – ‘Thinking ‘Bout You’ Feat. MacKenzie Porter (66m+ streams to date)

BMG/Broken Bow Records star Dustin Lynch claimed the #1 most-added position at US country radio for the fifth time with 'Thinking ‘Bout You', his new collaboration with JUNO award-nominated Canadian singer-songwriter MacKenzie Porter, out now. Written by Lynch with Andy Albert, Hunter Phelps, and Will Weatherly, the lyrics ring straight to the heart of a broken connection, with the single already topping 66.5+ Million on-demand streams. “MacKenzie and I are so honored to be embraced and lifted up by country radio with this single,” shares Lynch. “Our genre has a rich tradition of duets that stand the test of time, and we can only [...]

ANDREA PARODI “Zabala”

Andrea Parodi ormai da anni è un riferimento imprescindibile per quanto riguarda la valorizzazione e la diffusione della musica americana delle radici nel nostro Paese, raccogliendo a pieno titolo l’eredità di grandi personaggi come Carlo Carlini e Franco Ratti che, in maniera diversa, furono veri precursori in questo ambito. Lui è il ‘deus ex machina’ delle più importanti manifestazioni ed appuntamenti che hanno portato in Italia alcuni dei più bei nomi della nostra musica, oltre a dare spazio ad artisti nostrani innamorati d’America. Grazie alla sua fitta rete di legami affettivi ed artistici ha tessuto le fila del [...]

Blake Shelton Body Language

Il 21 Maggio uscirà il dodicesimo album in studio di Blake Shelton intitolato ( Warner Brothers Nashville e Ten Point Productions). Tracklist: 1. Minimum Wage 2. Body Language (feat. The Swon Brothers) 3. Happy Anywhere (feat. Gwen Stefani) 4. Now I Don't 5. Monday Mornin' Missin' You 6. Corn 7. Makin' It Up As You Go 8. Whatcha Doin' Tomorrow 9. The Girl Can't Help It 10. The Flow 11. Neon Time 12. Bible Verses

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