“The Band” is released. The album ended up in the National Recording Registry for being – among other things – ‘culturally, historically, or aesthetically important, and reflecting life in the United States.’ And, it’s #45 on Rolling Stone’s list of the
500 Greatest Albums of All Time.
John Hiatt releases his 9th album –
Slow Turning – on August 30, 1988. It’s like fine wine.
Bernie Leadon and Sonny Landreth lend a hand.
The Grateful Dead release their live album on August 27, 1981. It’s the companion to
Reckoning and both should be in your vinyl collection.
The Hardcore Troubadour releases his Grammy Award-winning and my favorite Steve Earle album on August 24, 2004. If ever there was an album for today’s times — it’s this one.
Earle said that he believes in the “idea” of America, which can sound like a hopeful statement, but he’s quick to say it’s far from it.
This is just a shitty, shitty Monday …
Interview: Justin Townes Earle Talks ‘The Saint of Lost Causes’
The protectors of the American folk song weathered a destructive tornado and emerged dedicated to releasing their back catalog
By JONATHAN BERNSTEIN
Love these two …
Gillian Welch, David Rawlings on Nearly Losing Their Life’s Work – Rolling Stone