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Behind The Cover: Al Clayton, Photography’s Atticus Finch

The photo of Kris Kristofferson on the cover of the September/October issue (and pictured below) was taken in 1971. The scene is the songwriter’sNashville apartment. Its likely early afternoon and our hero has just awoken. The image was captured by … ContinuedThe post Behind The Cover: ...


Chris Thile Is Homeward Bound

Garrison Keillor and Thile developed something of a mentor-mentee relationship over the past couple of years.The post Chris Thile Is Homeward Bound appeared first on American Songwriter. ...


Lives Of The Party: Eight Exciting Acts To Catch At This Year’s AmericanaFest

With nearly 200 acts on the bill, it can be nearly impossible to pick and choose what to see.The post Lives Of The Party: Eight Exciting Acts To Catch At This Year’s AmericanaFest appeared first on American Songwriter. ...


Editor’s Note: Words To Live By (September/October 2016 Issue)

Kris Kristofferson, our 80-year-old cover subject, wont die wishing hed done something else.The post Editor’s Note: Words To Live By (September/October 2016 Issue) appeared first on American Songwriter. ...


Song Premiere: The Weeks, “Talk Like That”

The song's poppy edge highlights a newfound sunniness in the band's southern garage sound.The post Song Premiere: The Weeks, “Talk Like That” appeared first on American Songwriter. ...


Natural Child: Grow Your Own

Were just rock and roll, loud and sort of abrasive, Traylor chuckles. We dont jam, really. We expand how bout that? We dont jam, we expand.The post Natural Child: Grow Your Own appeared first on American Songwriter. ...


Read The Digital Version Of The September/October 2016 Issue, Featuring Kris Kristofferson

Read the digital version of the September/October 2016 issue.The post Read The Digital Version Of The September/October 2016 Issue, Featuring Kris Kristofferson appeared first on American Songwriter. ...


Margaret Glaspy: Born At The Right Time

The 27-year-old New Yorker, alt-rocker and critical darling has rapidly transformed into one of the contemporary music worlds greatest assets.The post Margaret Glaspy: Born At The Right Time appeared first on American Songwriter. ...


Rorey Carroll: The Hard Way

I knew when I was a kid that I was different."The post Rorey Carroll: The Hard Way appeared first on American Songwriter. ...


Kris Kristofferson at Newport Folk Festival

The crowd was on its feet shouting its approval.The post Kris Kristofferson at Newport Folk Festival appeared first on American Songwriter. ...


Amanda Shires: Keep The Home Fires Burning

Home has meant a lot of things to Amanda Shires.The post Amanda Shires: Keep The Home Fires Burning appeared first on American Songwriter. ...


Drive-By Truckers Do America

I think people became fans because we didnt seem to care about whether or not anybody liked it," says Mike Cooley.The post Drive-By Truckers Do America appeared first on American Songwriter. ...


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