Two Tons of Steel (MySpace) will release their new album, Not That Lucky, on August 18. (via press release)
John Dawson, a singer, songwriter and co-founder of New Riders of the Purple Sage (MySpace), passed away on Tuesday at the age of 64 from stomach cancer.
Richard Thompson published an extensive interview about songwriting with accomplished songwriter (and frequent The 9513 commenter) Jon Weisberger on The Bluegrass Blog. The interview appears as part of the occasional Songwriter Profiles feature.
In light of Joey + Rory‘s new single, “To Say Goodbye,” they’ve created a website encouraging others to share their goodbyes for lost loved ones. Joey recorded a goodbye to her brother — who she lost in 1994 — on June 15, which would have been his birthday.
In honor of National Day of the American Cowboy, which will be observed tomorrow, name your favorite song about cowboys. I imagine most of them will be well-known (“El Paso,” “Mamas Don’t Let Your Babies Grow Up To Be Cowboys,” etc.), so if you’d like, include a more obscure cowboy song, too.