country music http://wamc.org en Kathy Mattea At Troy Savings Bank Music Hall On 2/1 http://wamc.org/post/kathy-mattea-troy-savings-bank-music-hall-21 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>One of country music’s most distinctive and acclaimed artists, two-time Country Music Association Female Vocalist of the Year, Kathy Mattea, will perform at <a href="http://www.troymusichall.org/">Troy Savings Bank Music Hall</a> on 2/1 at 8 p.m.</p><p>With hits such as "Where've You Been?", the bluesy "455 Rocket", and the iconic "Eighteen Wheels and a Dozen Roses", Mattea is always ahead of the curve - both in Nashville’s sound and its conscience.</p><p>She has remained grounded as a folk-based, roots performer who lets her instincts be her guide. <em>Calling Me Home</em>, Mattea’s follow-up to her hit <em>Coal</em>, is a collection of songs that celebrates the Appalachian culture of her native West Virginia. Her music has been hailed for both its contemporary edge and its traditional flavor, and her passionate live performances keep fans coming back from all around the world.</p><p> Fri, 17 Jan 2014 15:10:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 82030 at http://wamc.org Kathy Mattea At Troy Savings Bank Music Hall On 2/1 Best of Music 2013 With Will Hermes http://wamc.org/post/best-music-2013-will-hermes <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">"Best of" lists start popping up in November. To ensure that we're sharing the best of the entire year, we've saved our music list for the very last morning of the year.</span></p><p><a href="http://www.willhermes.com/">Will Hermes</a> is a Senior Critic for <em>Rolling Stone</em>, a contributor to NPR's <em>All Things Considered</em>, and the author of <em>Loves Goes To Buildings on Fire</em>.</p><p> Tue, 31 Dec 2013 16:12:00 +0000 Sarah LaDuke 80893 at http://wamc.org Best of Music 2013 With Will Hermes "Johnny Cash: The Life" By Robert Hilburn http://wamc.org/post/johnny-cash-life-robert-hilburn <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">In </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">Johnny Cash: The Life</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, </span><a href="http://www.roberthilburnonline.com/" style="line-height: 1.5;">Robert Hilburn</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> tells the complete story of Johnny Cash for the first time. He covers Cash’s artistic career and turbulent life, from his days growing up poor in Depression-era rural Arkansas, working the cotton fields of his family’s farm, to becoming one of the true icons of </span>20th-century<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> popular music.</span></p><p>Of the many great rock and country arrivals in the 1950s, Cash was one of the few who approached his music as more than hits for the jukebox. He wanted to inspire and uplift people.</p><p>Robert Hilburn knew Cash well, reporting on him at many different points in his career, from the legendary Folsom Prison concert in 1968—where he was the only music journalist attending—to his wrenching last days. Hilburn was a pop music critic and pop music editor of the <em>Los Angeles Times</em> from 1970 through 2005.</p><p> Wed, 20 Nov 2013 16:12:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 78124 at http://wamc.org "Johnny Cash: The Life" By Robert Hilburn "Frog Trouble" By Sandra Boyton http://wamc.org/post/frog-trouble-sandra-boyton <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Best-selling children’s author, <a href="http://www.sandraboynton.com/sboynton/Introduction.html">Sandra Boynton</a>, has gone country with her </span>5th<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> CD/Book combination, </span><a href="http://www.sandraboynton.com/sboynton/Frogtrouble/"><em style="line-height: 1.5;">Frog Trouble</em></a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Boynton tapped stars including Brad Paisley, Alison Krauss, Ben Folds, and Linda </span>Eder<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> to perform her original songs.</span></p><p>Calling Sandra Boynton “accomplished” is an understatement. She’s a writer, illustrator, humorist, songwriter, producer, and director who’s put out more than 50 books. She goes in many directions in her work and with<em> Frog Trouble</em>, the compass pointed to Nashville.</p><p> Wed, 06 Nov 2013 15:10:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 77161 at http://wamc.org "Frog Trouble" By Sandra Boyton Tanglewood - Vince Gill http://wamc.org/post/tanglewood-vince-gill <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>This Sunday, country star, <a href="http://www.vincegill.com/wired/">Vince Gill</a>, will perform with The Boston Pops in the Koussevitzky Music Shed at<a href="http://www.tanglewood.org"> Tanglewood</a> in Lenox, MA.</p><p>The country singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist and member of the Grand Ole Opry has been honored by the Country Music Association with 18 CMA Awards, including two Entertainer of the Year awards and five Male Vocalist Awards. Gill has also earned 20 Grammy Awards, more than any other male Country music artist. In 2007, Gill was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame.</p><p> Wed, 03 Jul 2013 14:03:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 68357 at http://wamc.org Tanglewood - Vince Gill John Corbett http://wamc.org/post/john-corbett <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Actor, musician (<em>Note: and heckuva&nbsp;nice guy - Sarah</em>), <a href="http://www.johncorbettmusic.com">John Corbett</a> will bring his band to Club Helsinki in Hudson, NY on Thursday, February 21st.&nbsp;</p><p>Corbett - who you may recognize from <em>Northern Exposure</em>, <em>Sex and the City</em>, <em>United States of Tara</em>, <em>Parenthood</em>, or <em>My Big Fat Greek Wedding</em> - has recently released his second country music album, <em>Leaving Nothin’ Behind</em>. The album is produced by Jon Randall Stewart with 7 songs written or co-written by Stewart.</p><p> Thu, 14 Feb 2013 15:10:00 +0000 Sarah LaDuke 57814 at http://wamc.org John Corbett