Gold Ship Records



Gold Ship Records

Mark Webb

Bristol, Virginia and Tennessee

Now I have been banging on about Bristol Virginia/Tennessee a bit on this site, given my two stays there in recent years.  For the purposes of this story, I do need to repeat myself a little in order to provide the proper context.  So, if you are fully across the town’s importance in the music scheme of things, scroll down a couple of paragraphs.  If not, please read on!

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Sharkmouth To Bite USA


Russell Morris at AmericanaFest in Nashville September 2016

Australian music icon Russell Morris is releasing his award-winning album Sharkmouth in the U.S.

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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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Jim Lauderdale to Receive Lifetime Achievement Award


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Jim Lauderdale at 2014 IBMA Awards Red Carpet

Americana Music Association Honors Iconic Artist Jim Lauderdale

George Strait to Present Lifetime Achievement Award at Americana’s

15th Annual Honors & Awards Show – September 21 2016



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Wayne Jackson RIP


He recorded a hit song his first day in the studio.

He played on 52 Number One records and 83 Gold and Platinum records.

He toured the world and shared the stage with many of the most influential artists in modern music.

He was one of the most influential trumpet players in all of rock ‘n’ roll

Wayne Jackson of the famed Memphis Horns has passed away at the age of 74.  Here’s a statement posted by his wife Amy: Continue reading

The Boss – Christic Live 1990

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New Vintage 1990 Bruce Springsteen Live Album

Features Jackson Browne and Bonnie Raitt

Live performances – past and present – continue to be made available via The Boss’s website.

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Arhoolie Records and Smithsonian Folkways Recordings

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Chris Strachwitz the founder of the small, independent label Arhoolie Records has announced that the business has been acquired by Smithsonian Folkways Recordings.   Continue reading