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John Prine – Station Inn, Nashville 2016


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John Prine at The Station Inn –

Americana Music Festival Conference


This was on the Thursday night at Nashville’s AmericanaFest where attractive shows were calling out everywhere.

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Americana Honors and Awards 2016


‘Will The Circle’ Finale

It proved again to be the musical highlight of the year.

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Melbourne Music Sampler at AmericanaFest 2016

atndropcardIf you are at the Americana Festival and Conference and you attend any of the Australian events such as the Aussie BBQ you can get some free Melbourne Music – sponsored by the Melbourne City Council.

Just grab one of our Melbourne Music dropcards, visit the website, enter the access code and voilà (or as we say, Bob’s your uncle!).  I have a few with me, so if you see me loitering around Nashville, just ask me for a card.  Australian readers don’t fret, Addicted To Noise will have some for you when we get home.


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Folk Music Canada @ AmericanaFest 2016


#Roadto AmericanaFest

The Folk Music Canada Showcase at AmericanaFest 2016 features top Canadian folk talent – listen to the playlist on soundcloud here, I love the Corin Raymond song ‘Hard On Things’ and here is my review of Kaia Kater’s Nine Pin.

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Australians at AmericanaFest 2016

One of strongest Australian contingent will be showcasing their talent at the Americana Music Conference in Nashville very soon.

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Big Muddy Records @ Americanafest 2016

big-muddyBig Muddy Records is a small record label out of St. Louis, Missouri.

One of its artists, Jack Grelle, will be performing at AmericanaFest 2016 in Nashville this year (Friday, September 23 at 7pm at ACME Seed & Feed).  He has a new record coming out in October.

Big Muddy Records is a homegrown label and I love to support such ventures here on this site.  The label is ‘a tight-knit group of scrappy musicians who have worked together to develop our own take on the sound of American music’. The collective helped get Pokey LaFarge going when he was first starting out.

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Memphis Showcase at AmericanaFest 2016



Music Export Memphis is a new initiative focused on exporting one of Memphis’ greatest assets, and the very first event: The Memphis Americana Picnic at AmericanaFest! will be a great option for those like me attending The Americana Music Conference in Nashville at the end of this month. Continue reading