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Monthly Archives: March 2015

House Concerts

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Every so often, we here at Americana Rhythm like to break out the topic of House Concerts. It appears to me to be one of the most underused options available for listeners to experience live entertainment. Artists are eager to play music—it’s what they do. And when it’s cold outside, the outdoor opportunities are greatly limited. You might be surprised ...

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The Return Of The Record

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At the 2015 Grammy awards, Prince paid homage to the  pioneering musical format with this comment; “Albums … remember those? Albums still matter.” And with that, I invite you to read on. – editor Climb into Mr. Peabody’s way-back machine with me, and travel back to the mid 1960s to downtown Lynchburg VA. There, one chilly, misty Saturday morning, I ...

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Riyen Roots

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Born in Atlantic City New Jersey, Riyen Roots family moved to Philadelphia when he just three years old.  It wasn’t long after when his mom noticed his strong interest in music and an ability to sing. She sought out public events for him to perform, where he sang everything from old standards like Woddy Guthrie’s “This Land Is Your Land”, ...

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Cary Morin

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Public talk radio host Richard Higgs had this to say; “A man and a guitar, a lot of soul, and an understanding of the history of soulful men with guitars in American music can sometimes achieve this kind of timelessness in their work.” Cary grew up in Montana – started playing piano, and around the age of 11, taught himself ...

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Flatt Lonesome

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Few bands ever get to enjoy the kind of attention the kids from Flatt Lonesome have received in the past few years. Since their debut in 2011, they have released two CDs (working on a third); won the SPBGMA band competition (2012); won Merlefest’s Chris Austin songwriting contest; and was awarded the Emerging Artists of the Year Award this past ...

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