Wainwright and Earle Take Folk Album Awards at Grammys

Article written by on Sunday, Jan 31, 2010 in Awards

In Sunday night’s Grammy Awards ceremony, Loudon Wainwright III was awarded Best Traditional Folk Album for High Wide & Handsome: The Charlie Poole Project, and Steve Earle took home the Best Contemporary Folk Album title for Townes, an album of songs written by Townes Van Zandt. Steve Martin’s The Crow: New Songs for the Five-String Banjo, mentioned in an earlier post, was named Best Bluegrass Album. Electric Dirt, recorded by Levon Helm, earned the Best Americana Album award, beating out Willie Nelson & Asleep at the Wheel, Bob Dylan, Lucinda Williams and Wilco.

Read More Add a Comment

Our Site Design Update

Article written by on Sunday, Jan 31, 2010 in Announcements

After much searching I have found a design that accommodates the existing content of the Back Porch News site and at the same time allows me to take advantage of some of the new features available in Wordpress.

Read More Add a Comment