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Bundy tops list of new CDs

Tuesday, April 13, 2010 – A Broadway actress leads the short list of new releases today.

Laura Bell Bundy originated the role of Elle Woods in the Great White Way show "Legally Blonde." Bundy is out with her first country disc, "Achin' and Shakin'." The disc contains two different sides of Bundy - slow heartache songs and faster ones. Giddy On Up is the first single.

Carrie Rodriguez continues her solo career after spending a chunk of time with Chip Taylor. "Love And Circumstance" is on a new label, Ninth Street Opus.

Lorraine Jordan & Carolina Road release the bluegrass disc, "Caroline Hurricane," on Rural Rhythm.

Editorial: Walking the talk – When names like Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, Waylon and the Hag are invoked, you're talking hard core country. These are the touchstones of country , the guys who made country music what it was and still is (or maybe can be). When these folks would sing about being down-and-out and the rough-and-tumble, they knew of what they were singing about. Fast forward a few years to the country singers of today. »»»
Concert Review: We Banjo 3 beaks down the barriers – The joy is palpable when the music is of the Irish variety. And when you combine that with a typically uptempo bluegrass sound - We Banjo 3 labels its style of music Celtgrass - let's say it makes for one fun night. The group, which has been around since 2011, is a quartet from Galway Ireland comprised of two sets of brothers - the cool looking... »»»
Concert Review: Gayle, Orlando provide good old-fashioned entertainment – Although this pairing of country star Crystal Gayle and Tony Orlando may have - on the surface - appeared to be an odd one, tonight's audience demonstratively loved each performer equally. It was an evening of memorable songs, fun and funny stories and just good old-fashioned entertainment. Gayle opened the show with a strong set of country... »»»