February 24, 2009 |
Musician and producer Buddy Miller successfully underwent heart surgery Friday after complaining that he didn't feel well after a performance in Baltimore the previous night. He remains hospitalized but is expected to be released soon. Miller, whose latest album with his wife, Julie, "Written in Chalk," comes out next week, is hoping to make scheduled performances in mid-March for the South by Southwest Music Conference in Austin, his publicist said.
September 27, 2011
MUSIC Emmylou Harris The Grammy-winning singer-songwriter rolls into town with a new album, "Hard Bargain," for which she co-wrote nearly all the heartfelt, ruminative songs. Patty Griffin and Buddy Miller also perform. Greek Theatre, 2700 N. Vermont Ave., L.A. 7:30 p.m. $35-$65. (323) 665-5857. Greektheatrela.com . Thurston Moore The Sonic Youth frontman had an excellent album of acoustic-centered songs, "Demolished Thoughts," out earlier this year, and it underlined the writing beneath his band's volley of feedback (with an added production assist from Beck)
March 26, 2000 |
Julie Miller sits down in a food court at Newark Airport while her musical and marital partner, Buddy Miller, checks them into their flight to Nashville. Minutes earlier, Buddy had to stand firm to fend off a $300 overcharge on the rental car they'd used for a series of East Coast dates that had ended the night before at the Bottom Line in New York. "Driving ourselves around was thrilling at 20," says Julie, a 43-year-old who's quick with a laugh. "But at this stage, 'Let's go home.'
June 21, 1997 |
Emmylou Harris picks pickers the way a Wall Street Midas picks stocks. For more than 20 years, the acclaimed country singer's recording and touring bands have reflected her stylistic diversity and her knack for attracting blue-chip talent. Harris has employed bluegrass aces--among them Sam Bush and Al Perkins of her early-'90s band, the Nash Ramblers--and twangy roots-rock guitar heroes, including James Burton and Albert Lee.
June 26, 2009 |
Not long into her concert Wednesday night at the Greek Theatre, just as the sun was dipping below the horizon, Shawn Colvin sang a lovely version of Robbie Robertson's "Twilight," in which the narrator makes a pretty solid case that "twilight is the loneliest time of day."
September 19, 2008 |
Alison Krauss and Robert Plant's critically acclaimed collaboration "Raising Sand" took top honors at the annual Americana Music Assn. awards Thursday in Nashville. The collection was named album of the year and Krauss and Plant also were chosen as duo of the year. Drummer and singer Levon Helm was recognized as artist of the year. Other awards went to Buddy Miller (instrumentalist), Mike Farris (new artist) and Hayes Carll (song, "She Left Me for Jesus," written with Brian Keane)