Americana Showcases Announced!

Richard Thompson
Richard Thompson

The Americana Music Association has unveiled its first round of artists to perform during the 14th annual Americana Music Festival & Conference, Sept. 18 – 22, 2013. The genre gained more industry recognition recently with the Grammy’s recent addition of ‘Best American Roots Song’ in the American Roots Music Field — the only new category added this year.

Richard Thompson, Billy Bragg, Rosanne Cash, Buddy Miller & Jim Lauderdale are scheduled to appear at this year’s event.

Find more details at: Off The Record

Brian Wise

Brian Wise was the Editor of Addicted To Noise‘s Australian site from 1997 – 2002. The site won two ONYA Awards as Best Online Music Magazine in 1999 & 2000. He has also been Editor since its reincarnation in 2013. He also presents the weekly music interview program Off The Record on 102.7 Triple R-FM ( in Melbourne. It is networked to 45+ stations across Australia on the Community Radio Network and is a four-time winner of the Best Music Program Award from the Community Broadcasting Association of Australia. In 2012, it was nominated as a finalist in the Excellence in Music Programming category. Brian was also the Founding Editor & Publisher of Rhythms Magazine and is now its Senior Contributing Editor.

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