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Rodney Crowell, Shannon McNally Share Stage in Annapolis – April 30th

Photo Credit:  countryhq.com.au Country music fans will get a sweet deal this Wednesday when Rodney Crowell comes to town to perform with  special guest/modern day, honky-tonk chanteuse Shannon McNally AND Steuart Smith (Eagles fame) at Rams Head On Stage in Annapolis. Crowell is the prolific, Grammy-winning songwriter who learned the tools of his well-worn trade alongside a young Steve Earle at Guy and Susanna Clark’s bustling Nashville home in the mid-1970s (immortalized in the historic documentary, “Heartworn Highways”).  He paired up with Emmy Lou Harris for 2013’s emotive “Old Yellow Moon,” earning them each a Grammy and Americana Music Award for Best Americana Album, and on April 15th this year, he unleashed “Tarpaper Sky,” an instant classic featuring the same band lineup that helped make his 1988 release, “Diamonds and Dust,” one of the darlings of the denim-and-rhinestone decade. Now, 40… Read More >

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An Eye On The Openers

When it comes to discovering new music, I always tell people to keep one eye on the opener. It’s one of the best parts of live music… you get there in time to have a beer and end up falling in love. Gary Clark Jr. and The Spring Standards hit the top of my Most Played list after they opened at Rams Head On Stage for other shows. Whether it’s an up-and-comer that you’ve never heard of or an act you’ve loved for years, it’s about time to check out who’s starting the shows. Here are a few of the openers coming up that you really shouldn’t underestimate: 10/18  Danielle Miraglia (opening for Rodney Crowell) Danielle hits somewhere between Bonnie Raitt and Dolly Parton for me. Love it. 10/25  Jabe Beyer (opening for Jackie Greene) There some good ol’ dirty… Read More >

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