“Shake, Rattle and Roll” – Springsteen, Haley, Elvis, Turner, Thompson, NRBQ (videos)

Four songs into his show last night in Germany, Bruce Springsteen played “Shake, Rattle and Roll” by (sign) request. Written by Charles Calhoun (Jesse Stone), the song was originally recorded by Joe Turner and most famously covered by Bill Haley & Continue reading

Bob Dylan is 72

Currently between legs of his Never Ending Tour, and showing no signs of letting up, Bob Dylan celebrates his 72nd birthday today. Dylan recently completed a 23-date April-May U.S. tour in fine form, with guitarist Duke Robillard replacing Charlie Sexton. Continue reading

AmericanaramA Festival of Music features Bob Dylan, Wilco, My Morning Jacket, Richard Thompson, Ryan Bingham

Bob Dylan announced on his website today the AmericanaramA Festival of Music at outdoor amphitheatres and parks in 25 US cities and Toronto.  The tour begins June 26 and runs through August 4.  Ticket pre-sales start April 24. Dylan, Wilco Continue reading

Emmylou Harris, Rodney Crowell, Richard Thompson at DPAC : Review & Setlists

Emmylou Harris & Rodney Crowell with Richard Thompson Durham Performing Arts Center, Durham, NC Saturday, March 30 Harris and Crowell delivered a solid, nostalgic retrospective following a scintillating opening set from Richard Thompson. Thompson began the evening powerfully with three Continue reading