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2014 Grammy Winners & Nominees in the American Roots Music Field

Album of the Year
Southeastern, Jason Isbell - WINNER
The Lights From The Chemical Plant, Robert Ellis
The River And The Thread, Rosanne Cash
Build Me Up From Bones, Sarah Jarosz

Song of the Year
"Cover Me Up", Jason Isbell - WINNER
"A Feather's Not A Bird", Rosanne Cash
"Ohio", Patty Griffin
"Only Lies", Robert Ellis

Artist of the Year
Jason Isbell - WINNER
Rosanne Cash, Rodney Crowell, Robert Ellis

Duo/Group of the Year
The Milk Carton Kids - WINNER
The Avett Brothers, The Devil Makes Three, Hard Working Americans, Lake Street Dive

Instrumentalist of the Year
Buddy Miller - WINNER
Larry Campbell, Fats Kaplin, Bryan Sutton

Emerging Artist of the Year
Sturgill Simpson - WINNER
Hurray For The Riff Raff, Parker Millsap, St. Paul & The Broken Bones, Valerie June


Kathleen Edwards, a 26-year-old Canadian singer-songwriter whose 2003 debut Failer started as an indie project recorded with friends in the Ottawa music scene. "No Depression" said the album marked "the arrival of a rare talent." Febuary sees the arrival of Kathleen Edwards in Australia for a quick tour of 4 engagements ...which doesn't include Adelaide. Maybe next time. In the mean time SA Roots and Blues was able to catch up with Kathleen Edwards and ask her a few things about her music.

The 2005 SAMI Awards

The SA Music Industry Awards recognise local talent in a range of categories, from genres to instruments, tech crews to media support. There are 15 public voted categories, and another 21 categories voted only by AWESAM industry members. The 2005 SAMI "SA Musicians Union Award" winner for "Most Outstanding Instrumentalist" went to Heather Frahn. She plays baritone and lap slide acoustic guitars, irish bouzouki, stomp box with foot percussion, double bass, mandola, djembe drum ...and is not afraid to utilise computer technology in her music making. Apart from all of that she has a wonderful voice and a good eye for "Graphic Design"! Catch up with Heather online at:
http://www.heatherfrahn.com/
Fri 14th Oct The Gov'
Kiss My Grass! Hillbilly Tribute To Mountain Love! AC/DC Bluegrass!
What the hell is this Hayseed Dixie thing all about?
“ I’ve always said there’s more one way to do a song”
Martin Jones catches up with PaulKelly at EMI offices and asks about the new bluegrass-influenced album "Foggy Highway".
...but is it Bluegrass? Don reviews:
Paul Kelly & The Stormwaterboys " Foggy Highway"
Six years after recording his first Bluegrass album, Smoke, with Melbourne-based Uncle Bill, Paul Kelly has returned to the genre
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LETTER FROM PAUL KELLY
" Maths And Moles"
Terrance Simien "The Tribute Sessions"
A tribute to his zydeco mentors and masters. Part of the Louisiana Music Series from AIM.
If this doesn't get you jumpin' then maybe these will!
Lyn August "Creole people"
Nawlins Never Speaks "Modern Sounds of Loiusiana"
" WAYWARD" WITH CORRINA STEELE!
SA Roots 'n Blues
catches up with Corrina Steele and asks her about her enthralling debut album.
Mesmerising wail from an Ozmapolitan Appalachian!
A beautiful, perfectly formed exotic orchid of a performer just appears out of the blue! Lone Tony Joe's CD Review
" COME ON IN MY KITCHEN!"
Cyndi Boste's " Scrambled Eggs"
... tap into one of the richest veins of contemporary Australian Roots Music.
The Yearlings
New CD " Wind already blown" out now!
Purchase online at http://lastrecordstore.com
Lone Tony Joe's CD Review
" FORGET FERLINGHETTI! SCRAP KEROUAC!"
Penelope Swales' " Monkey Comfort"
The cover won me over immediately. The lyrics overwhelmed me. This CD is a saga.

Buckwheat Zydeco
, the Bayou’s barnstorming bandleader is back with his first studio disc in eight years.

"A RICH ROOTS REPOSITORY"

Colin Linden, Sad and Beautiful World: 1975-1999.
This record is a 25 year retrospective of his work. It offers the listener an opportunity to delve into the music of one of Canada's finest roots musicians.
" SNEAKIN IN THE BACK DOOR"
The Late Bloomers offer beautiful acoustic guitar duos as well as some rich ballads.

" A VOICE FROM THE LAND OF GHOSTS!"

Lone Tony Joe reviews Jolie Holland's " Escondida".
" SHOVE THOSE MIDRIFF SINGERS ASIDE!"
Lone Tony Joe reviews Jen Kraatz's " Ashes"

Roots Country Americana ...on the web


Radio Airplay Charts:
Roots Blues Country Charts

TOP 40 AMERICANA AIRPLAY LIST
Weekly play counts of 70 radio stations. This chart is an album-based chart for new releases of roots music.
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The Planet searches out good, heartfelt, inspiring music from around the world.
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music, interviews and information about the latest developments in music.
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