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“She was marching through the halls of her high school going, ‘Everybody should be moving aside right now, because: Don’t you know who I am? I’m Linda Ronstadt, future huge rock star,'” Nicks said For more, check out: (Source)

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Have you ever really stopped and thought about how intricate and difficult the process of making a successful album must be? There is, of course, the basic issue of inspiration. Every artist must wring something out from deep within themselves and try to make it cohere outside in the world, make it tangible enough that it communicates something to the listener — and even icons have their struggles with writer’s block. You might come up with seven or 10 brilliant compositions, but then still have nothing lyrically, or vice versa. And that’s just the writing. There are the players, the recording circumstances, the money, the ability or luck that results in a once-in-a-lifetime performance. While not quite on the level of, say, a major blockbuster production, it can be dizzying to consider the amount of factors that must fall into place for something as comparatively contained as an album to work. It’s a wonder we get as many great ones as we do.

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National Independent Talent Organization (NITO), the nonprofit organization comprised of over 1,000 independent talent agencies, management firms, associate artists and live touring entities fighting for crucial pandemic relief in Congress, is launching their first fundraising initiative – a Guitar and Stringed Instruments Auction. The auction, which launches today, December 3, and concludes Sunday, December 13, is open to the public and will help raise crucial funds for NITO’s continued efforts to ensure that the live touring industry has a united voice both in Washington D.C. and in a rapidly changing economy. NITO has partnered with the premier auction site Charitybuzz […]

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Taj Mahal, Ry Cooder also set for virtual concert honoring venerable label that’s long specialized in regional folk music For more, check out: (Source)

Bill includes Willie Nelson, Neil Young, John Mellencamp, Dave Matthews, Bonnie Raitt and Jack Johnson For more, check out: (Source)

Rare bootleg performance was recorded at Syracuse University’s Jabberwocky Club in 1971 For more, check out: (Source)

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John Prine passed away a few months ago following complications with COVID-19. He’s been honored with a good deal of cover songs and tributes since then, and tonight a whole bunch of people have gotten together to celebrate the legacy of the legendary songwriter. Picture Show: A Tribute Celebrating John Prine is airing online tonight […]

Material: Diana Rein is a blues artist reminiscent of a young Bonnie Raitt. Her guitar tone is traditional Texas Rockin’ Blues, a la SRV. Her music is traditional blues themes with an extraordinary modern twist. The songs are superbly written. Put all three together and you get a super set that’s fun to listen and […]