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  • ARTIST OF THE MONTH: Jim Lauderdale

    Artist of the Month

    If you're not familiar with Jim Lauderdale, then consider him the ambassador of Americana.  The ten-time host of the Americana Music Association Awards (which just wrapped at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville last week) has become the face and voice for the ever-growing genre through his ...

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  • MIXTAPE: Woody Platt

    Mixtape

     WOODY PLATT's music is something of a dichotomy.    The sound of his band, The Steep Canyon Rangers, is tight and traditional bluegrass, while their lyrics belie much more contemporary topics (for an example of this, check out their tune with Steve Martin, Atheists Don't Have No ...

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  • HAPPY WEEKEND: Ed Helms, Joy Kills Sorrow, The Be Good Tanyas...

    Happy Weekend

    We have an exciting weekend ahead for you, Situation readers! The Sitch's own ED HELMS brings his mashup of bluegrass and comedy to the Largo stage at THE WHISKEY SOUR RADIO HOUR this Friday evening, 8/17.  Ed and his friends (and several special guests) take to the stage at 9pm If you want ...

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  • ARTIST OF THE MONTH: Joy Kills Sorrow

    Artist of the Month

    I can distinctly remember the first time I heard JOY KILLS SORROW.  I was at my family's house in Pennsylvania early in the new year, bundled up on my bed, reading; my thin California blood barely able to handle the winter storm barreling outside my window.  The local NPR station was playing ...

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  • MIXTAPE: Sarah Jarosz

    Mixtape

    Anyone who attended Sarah Jarosz's previous LA performance knows that they were privy to something pretty special last June.  When the 21-year-old mando and banjo playing prodigy took to the Hotel Cafe stage a year ago, the packed room was nothing short of entranced.  This Thursday, Jarosz makes a return appearance in our fair city, playing the Troubadour on August 9 (tickets available here).  Before she arrived, Sarah shared the top five songs she's been playing for this month's MIXTAPE....

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