REISSUE NEWS: Blaze Foley – Duct Tape Messiah
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REISSUE NEWS: Blaze Foley – Duct Tape Messiah

This Record Store Day eliterecords releases Duct Tape Messiah by exceptional Texan Folk artist Blaze Foley for the first time ever on vinyl. The soundtrack to the 2011 documentary film about the turbulent life of Townes Van Zandts companion and close friend literally spans Blaze’s whole musical life. It includes rare archival tracks never released … Continue reading

INTERVIEW: Jeremy Dylan, director of ‘Jim Lauderdale: The King of Broken Hearts’
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INTERVIEW: Jeremy Dylan, director of ‘Jim Lauderdale: The King of Broken Hearts’

Later this month the new documentary film Jim Lauderdale: The King of Broken Hearts is officially launched at a screening in Nashville ( Bongo After Hours Theatre on Monday 15th Sept) prior to the Americana Music Festival. The film traces the career arc of the country music singer/songwriter who has been rejected by record labels, had his songs recorded … Continue reading

NEWS: Jim Lauderdale: The King of Broken Hearts documentary out this month
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NEWS: Jim Lauderdale: The King of Broken Hearts documentary out this month

This sounds fascinating, a documentary film on Jim Lauderdale directed by Australian filmmaker Jeremy Dylan. The film is available to PRE-ORDER as a digital download, Vimeo rental or DVD. PRESS RELEASE: Jim Lauderdale, the two-time Grammy winning hit Nashville songwriter and icon of Americana music, is set to mark his 25th year of record-making with the release … Continue reading

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WATCH: ‘Lonesome Highway: The History of Country Music’ documentary

Here’s an excellent four hour documentary detailing the history of Country Music including the Carter Family, the Louvin Brothers, Bill Monroe, Hank Williams, Ray Price, Buck Owens, Merle Haggard, Waylon Jennings, Kitty Wells, Loretta Lynn, Dolly Parton and more. Sit back, pour yourself a drink (or three), watch and learn…   Continue reading

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WATCH: Gram Parsons ‘Fallen Angel’ Documentary

Fallen Angel (2004) was made by director and musician Gandulf Hennig and American music journalist, musician and biographer Sid Griffin. Friends, contemporaries and devotees of Gram Parsons talk about the importance of his work and the bizarre circumstances of his early death. Rare footage of his performances shows why Gram Parsons has become a legend. Interviewees include Gram’s … Continue reading