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Ryan Adams coming to The Louisville Palace

Posted in Entertainment by sceneandheardblog on December 7, 2011

Production Simple,LLC
concerts & events

WFPK Presents:

Ryan Adams
with special guest

Monday, January 30th @ 7:30pm
The Louisville Palace
All Ages
Reserved Seating
$40/ $32.50/ $25

Tickets On Sale 12/2 @ noon

Tickets can be purchased at The Louisville Palace Box Office,
Monday – Friday Noon – 5pm
 or by phone 800-745-3000

“Ryan Adams’ new album Ashes & Fire out now on PAX-AM/Capitol

Horseshoe Welcomes back Robert Cray

Posted in Entertainment by sceneandheardblog on December 7, 2011



Robert Cray is an American blues guitarist and singer. A five-time Grammy Award winner, he has led his own band, as well as an acclaimed solo career. Cray continues to record and tour. He appeared at the Crossroads Guitar Festival, and supported Eric Clapton on his 2006-2007 world tour. In Fargo, North Dakota, he joined Clapton on backup guitar for the Cream song “Crossroads“. Cray has generally played Fender guitars (Telecasters and Stratocasters) and there are two signature Robert Cray Stratocasters models available from Fender. In 2011, Cray was inducted to the Blues Hall of Fame.

Don’t miss this chance to see Robert Cray at Horseshoe Southern Indiana on February 10th, 2012 at 7:30 p.m. in the Showroom.  Tickets go on sale Friday December 9th, 2011 and may be purchased through Ticketmaster or the Horseshoe Box office.

ACL Presents: Americana Festival Hits a Home Run With Viewers

Posted in Entertainment by sceneandheardblog on December 7, 2011

(Gregg Allman, Robert Plant and Patty Griffin perform during the 10th Annual Americana Honors & Awards show.  Photo by Erika Goldring)


For Immediate Release:

Nashville, Tennessee – December 6, 2011 – “ ACL Presents: Americana Music Festival hit the right chord with PBS viewers reaching over two million households during its November 19-21 airing, making it the third highest-rated episode this year.  In addition, the hour-long special resulted in an impressive 9% Soundscan sales increase for the artists who were featured in the show.
The program, hosted by Jim Lauderdale with an all-star band led by Buddy Miller, features performances by Robert PlantEmmylou HarrisGregg AllmanAlison Krauss, Justin Townes Earle, Amos Lee, The Avett Brothers, Candi Staton, Lucinda WilliamsElizabeth CookThe Civil WarsJessica Lea Mayfield, Miller andLauderdale.  Called “the best awards show in the world” by Paste Magazine, the show, sponsored by Nissan, was filmed live at the Ryman Auditorium on October 13, 2011 during the sold-out 10th Annual Americana Music Association’s Honors and Awards show.
“We’re thrilled that the music we treasure is also loved and appreciated by the public,” says Jed Hilly, executive director of the Americana Music Association. “We could not have better partners than Nashville Public Television president and CEO Beth Curley for our Middle Tennessee premiere, and Austin City Limits executive producer Terry Lickona to take this to a national audience.”
In addition to the ratings success, the show’s promotion through traditional and social media platforms had a reach estimated in the millions.  Meanwhile, “ACL Presents: Americana Music Festival” is currently the most viewed ACL episode on the website. ( click here to view the show).

Other benchmarks according to

  • 10K streams since it was released on on 11/19/11
  • The most popular ACL episode on from 11/19/11 – 12/1/11 (out of the 7 full episodes available)
  • The 27th most popular video on from 11/19/11 – 12/1/11
The show, described by Emmylou Harris as “the shining star of Nashville and music everywhere,” was filmed by High Five Entertainment and co-produced by its president Martin Fischer and Lickona. For photos, clips and more information about the show, clickhere.
Performance Rundown:
  • Emmylou Harris, Alison Krauss, Buddy Miller, Jerry Douglas and Don Was / I’ll Fly Away, “O’ Brother” Tribute Performance
  • The Avett Brothers / The Once And Future Carpenter
  • Lucinda Williams / Blessed
  • Amos Lee / Cup of Sorrow
  • Elizabeth Cook / El Camino
  • The Civil Wars / Barton Hollow
  • Justin Townes Earle / Harlem River Blues
  • Jessica Lea Mayfield / For Today
  • Buddy Miller / Gasoline And Matches
  • Candi Staton / Heart On A String
  • Jim Lauderdale / Life By Numbers
  • Robert Plant / Monkey
  • Gregg Allman / Melissa
About the Americana Festival and Conference, presented by Nissan
The 2012 Americana Music Festival and conference will take place Wednesday September 12 – 15, 2012 in Nashville, Tennessee.  The event brings together fans and music industry executives alike offering four days of celebration through seminars, panels and networking opportunities by day and raw, battery-recharging showcases each evening.  The Honors and Awards Show is the featured performance of the festivities taking place at the historic Ryman Auditorium. For more information and to purchase conference registrations visit
About the Americana Music Association
The Americana Music Association is a professional trade organization whose mission is to provide a forum for the advocacy of Americana music and to promote public awareness of the genre to support the creative and economic viability of professionals in this field. Dedicated to building and promoting the Americana genre and the individuals who participate in that industry, the Americana Music Association works closely with artists, labels, radio stations, retailers, print media, festivals, agents, publishers and more to help organize and build the infrastructure necessary for the Americana genre to achieve success both creatively and financially.
About ACL Presents: 
ACL Presents is music programming created by, or in association with, KLRU, the producers of Austin City Limits (ACL).  ACL Presents programming includes television specials, live events, web series and recorded music presentations and is made in the spirit and standards of the legendary PBS series Austin City Limits, the longest-running live music series in television history. ACL Presents collaborations have included: Hardly Strictly Bluegrass with KQED and Americana Music Festival with Nashville Public Television (NPT). For more information please
About Nashville Public Television 
Nashville Public Television is available free and over the air to nearly 2.4 million people throughout the Middle Tennessee and southern Kentucky viewing area, and is watched by more than 600,000 households every week. The mission of NPT is to provide, through the power of traditional television and interactive telecommunications, high quality educational, cultural and civic experiences that address issues and concerns of the people of the Nashville region, and which there by help improve the lives of those we serve.  For more information please visit

My Morning Jacket iTunes Session EP Out Today

Posted in Entertainment by sceneandheardblog on December 7, 2011

My Morning Jacket Release iTunes 
Session EP Today

Available Here

When the Bells Start Ringing” is the iTunes Single of the Week. 
Free download available here.

My Morning Jacket is ready to usher in the holiday season with a special Christmas-themed iTunes Session EP out today! This comes after a busy year that included tours through the U.S. and Europe, and the release of the bands 6th full-length album, Circuital, which just secured a Grammy nomination for Best Alternative Album. My Morning Jacket has at least one more surprise up their sleeve before the year is out.

The EP features beautiful re-imaginings of Christmas standards “Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas” and “I’ll Be Home for Christmas”, which showcase Jim James’ transcendent, striking vocals and the band’s appropriately graceful arrangements.  It also includes two special holiday gifts: a reworking of Circuital’s “Wonderful (The Way I Feel)” and a brand new song “Welcome Home.” Both tracks compliment the warmth and sincerity of the Christmas classics.

This collection of songs was recorded in one 14-hour session while on tour in Amsterdam. Like on Circuital, each track was recorded live as a one-take performance, capturing the organic spontaneity My Morning Jacket has come to embody.  The iTunes Sessions EP is a great stocking stuffer for any My Morning Jacket fan, or the perfect mood setter while sitting around the Yule Log.

Also arriving next week in select independent records stores is the limited 7″ with the fan favorite “Friends Again” as the A-side and an “Alternate Universe Mix” of “Outta My System” placed on side B. Please check your local independent record store to make sure they will carry this very limited piece.

Track Listing for iTunes Sessions EP:

1. I’ll Be Home For Christmas (feat. The Head & The Heart) 3:32
2. Welcome Home 3:41
3. Please Come Home For Christmas 3:02
4. Christmas Must Be Tonight 3:48
5. Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas 2:45
6. Wonderful 5:07
7. When The Bells Start Ringing (feat. The Head & The Heart) 3:36

My Morning Jacket On Tour:

12/6: Tulsa, OK @ Brady Theatre
12/7: Dallas, TX @ Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie
12/8: Houston, TX @ Verizon Wireless Theatre
12/10: Boca Raton, FL @ Sunset Cove Ampitheater
12/11: Orlando, FL @ Hard Rock Live
12/12: Greensboro, NC @ Greensboro War Memorial Auditorium
12/14: New York City @ Madison Square Garden