Category: News

Nick Naillon: 1988-2016

Nick Naillon by Steve Circeo

Well, damn, we regret that we have to report another death in the family. Nick Naillon, a friend of Americana Music Times for its entire existence, was taken from this earth on August 15th.

First single from the new K PHILLIPS record is here!

K Phillips at 502 Bar in San Antonio, Texas, March 19, 2016

You know we at AMT have been fans of K Phillips for many years now, so it’s good to see the rest of the world hopping on board. Touring with Counting Crows will do that for an act, and we couldn’t be happier for K!

3rd Annual Dripping Springs Songwriters Festival will feature Rodney Crowell

Rodney Crowell photo by Nick Rau

The Dripping Springs Songwriters Festival, to be held in Dripping Springs, Texas, October 14-16, 2016, will have the Grammy®-winner Rodney Crowell as the headliner this year. Crowell is a member of the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame, and this October he will be inducted into the Austin City Limits Hall of Fame.

VIDEO: Rod Melancon Releases New EP

Rod Melancon - LA 14

One of Americana Music Times’s favorite artists, Los Angeles-based Rod Melancon, has released a new EP, LA 14. Still working with producer Brian Whelan, formerly Dwight Yoakum’s guitarist, LA 14, returns to Melancon’s country roots, but still rocks out, as you’ll hear when you listen to “Perry” below. The songwriting on LA 14 is as good as we expect from Melancon, who continues to spin finely crafted tales born of the Louisiana swamps that he calls home.


The Acousticals | Photo by Geoffrey Sutton.

I just now stumbled upon this band — The Acousticals, which currently comprise Richie Reinholdt on guitar & vocals, Chad Fadely on mandolin, and Britt Arnesen on bass & vocals — after seeing a post from Britt Arnesen on Facebook…


Leland Sundries

Every now and then we experience a strange confluence of (1) someone sending us some cool music and (2) our having time and motivation to post it right away. This one of those times! Check out this new song, “Studebaker”, by Brooklyn-based LELAND SUNDRIES. Once…

Dripping Springs Songwriters Festival gears up for its 2nd year!

Dripping Springs Songwriters Festival

The Dripping Springs Songwriters Festival will take place October 16-18, 2015, in Dripping Springs, Texas. The festival’s first year, 2014, was a tremendous success, with talented songwriters from around the world performing their songs in acoustic shows, most of which were…

VIDEO: Jonathan Fox Band performs live

One of our favorite local acts, Jonathan Fox Band, has made a couple of recent appearances on Austin tv stations, as the band ramps up to a couple of big shows. They’ll be at Rattle Inn on June 13, 2015 — where my good friend Austin Gilliam will open for them — and at Stubb’s on July 2.