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AATW pay respect to the king

Tuesday, March 3, 2015 – Asleep at the Wheel has a Jones for Bob Wills because "Still the King - Celebrating the Music of Bob Wills and his Texas Playboys" is the third tribute disc by Ray Benson and the boys for the king of Texas swing. This edition is filled with 22 songs and features help from such folks as Playboys member Leon Rausch, Amos Lee, The Avett Brothers, Lyle Lovett, Old Crow Medicine Show and George Strait.

Nashville-based artist Andrew Combs releases his second full-length and third overall with "All These Dreams."

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: Rising Appalachia buck the mainsteam, and that's fine with them – Rising Appalachia would not be accused of being in the musical mainstream. Not too many bands who combine folk and Appalachian sounds with new world music could possibly be. And that suits the sister-led duo of Chloe Smith and Leah Song just fine. In fact, at one point, Chloe made it clear she did not embrace radio play as a sign of success... »»»
Concert Review: Bingham plays with something to prove – Ryan Bingham mainly focused on songs from his sixth album "American Love Song," for this lively show. Backed by a supportive band that also included two female backup singers and a fiddler, Bingham's eclectic setlist touched upon country, singer/songwriter folk, rock and blues. Bingham reached for lively country sounds early on, with... »»»