Americana Music Awards 2010

Info on the runners and riders for the 2010 AMA’s has surfaced, I always have trouble getting my head around this kind of thing, as rarely do the nominations make sense (to me), but hey if I had to choose the nominees the list run on and on, so I guess somewhere in here is a degree of logic.

My winner(s) from the choices on offer below – I came to the Dave Rawlings Machine album at the tail end of last year and it’s really grown on me, should have placed it much higher in my 2009 best of……

Album of the Year
The List – Rosanne Cash
A Friend of a Friend – Dave Rawlings Machine (more)
Downtown Church – Patty Griffin
A. Enlightenment B. Endarkenment (Hint: There is no C) – Ray Wylie Hubbard

Artist of the Year
Ryan Bingham
Patty Griffin
Levon Helm
Steve Earle  (more)
Ray Wylie Hubbard

Duo / Group of the Year
The Avett Brothers (more)
Carolina Chocolate Drops
Band of Heathens
Dave Rawlings Machine

Instrumentalist of the Year
Buddy Miller
Dave Rawlings
Will Kimbrough (more)
Sam Bush

New and Emerging Artist
Sarah Jarosz
Ryan Bingham (more)
Hayes Carll (more)
Corb Lund
Joe Pug

Song of the Year
“The Weary Kind” (Ryan Bingham / T Bone Burnett) Ryan Bingham
“Drunken Poets Dream” (Hayes Carll / Ray Wylie Hubbard) Ray Wylie Hubbard
“Ruby” (Dave Rawlings / Gillian Welch) Dave Rawlings Machine
Ruby – Live at Newport Folk Festival 2009
I and Love and You – The Avett Brothers

Odds N Ends

On the blog front it was last orders at the High Noon Saloon today.
Dangerbird has decided to move on and has a new blog project up and running called Three Chords and the Truth, be sure to pay a visit – bound to be some nuggets to uncover there, I wish him every success as High Noon Saloon and was a top blog and a favourite of mine.

The Lake Fever Sessions have put together a download compilation with mp3 tracks from all of their 2009 sessions, including The Low Anthem, Dexateens, Roman Candle and Those Darlins.
Get it here

Wonderful track from Bonnie Bishop from Music Fog

More from Glossary on NPR 

Joe Pug featured on Hear Ya, his new album is picking up string reviews all over including Twangville, definitely one on my hit list.

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