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

The Avett Brothers – Free single download and NPR tracks

No shortage of quality albums so far this year in the Americana / Alt-country genre and more to come too, I’m a long time admirer of the The Avett Brothers who new album titled “I and Love and You” is set for release on the 29th September, the title track has been released as a free download you get your copy below.

NPR have also posted a Tiny Desk Concert recorded earlier this Month, featuring three great tracks, “Laundry Room” is the highlight and will feature on the new album, then a unrecorded number called “Down With the Shine” and a track from 2008’s excellent The Gleam II EP, “Bella Donna”

If “Laundry Room” and “I and Love and You” are representative of the new album, it should be some release, here’s the tracks…

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