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Win Big: Shonna Tucker Sends You Vinyl and a Case of Old Milwaukee

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This ranks high on the list of the coolest give-aways that we’ve done. To celebrate the release of A Tell All, Shonna Tucker and Eye Candy are offering one lucky Twangville resident a special test pressing of the album on vinyl. Even better, the vinyl is packaged in an (empty) case of Old Milwaukee that […] more »

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Win Big: Meet Stephen Kellogg

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How would you like to meet Stephen Kellogg and see him perform? Well, here’s your chance! To celebrate Kellogg’s upcoming “All Love, Future’s Bright” tour, Twangville is giving away an incredible prize package that includes a pair of tickets to a show* on the tour plus a special meet-and-greet with Stephen at the show. To […] more »

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Bakersfield – Review & Giveaway

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Although we tend to think of the rebellion against the slick production values that Nashville country music is perhaps best known for as a fairly recent phenomena, it dates back over 50 years to a group of artists, and a Capitol Records producer, that called Bakersfield, California, home.  The Bakersfield Sound eschewed the strings and […] more »

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Win Big: Signed Twangville Music Festival Poster

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So, the Twangville posse is just about recovered from last month’s Twangville Music Festival, a weekend’s worth of fantastic performances from six incredible artists. We’re not done yet, however. We’re giving away a couple of limited edition Festival posters. Even better, the posters are signed by each of the musicians who performed at the Festival: […] more »

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Win Big: A Joe Pug Signed Vinyl Give-Away

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One of the best parts of Twangville is discovering an artist early in their career. It is incredibly satisfying watching said performer build an audience and grow as an artist. In that light, it was great to see Joe Pug when he passed through Boston a few weeks ago. From his early days as an […] more »

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Win Big: a Fleetwood Mac “Rumours” Give-Away

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Dave Grohl’s documentary on fabled California recording studio Sound City has been garnering a lot of attention lately. One of the classic albums that can trace some of its history to Sound City is Fleetwood Mac’s classic Rumours. Rumours remains one of the biggest selling albums of all time. It is perhaps not a surprise […] more »

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Who Will Win the Americana Grammy (plus a Paul Kelly give-away!)

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With the Grammy Awards scheduled to take place on Sunday 10 February, this seems a good time to see who the Twangville community would like to see win the Americana Award. To sweeten the pot, everyone who comments will be eligible to win a special prize package. So who do you think should win? Post […] more »

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You’re Invited to a Badass Twangville Showcase!

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Win (Really) Big: Paul Kelly Box Set

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If ever there was a Twangville give-away that I would want to win, this would be it. Several years ago Australian singer-songwriter Paul Kelly began playing multi-night shows during which he performed songs from his catalog in alphabetical order. The shows begat plans for a box set; the planned box set begat a book. Although […] more »

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Win Big: Elvis!

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Is there anyone out there who doesn’t know Elvis? From the early Sun Studio years to the Vegas spectacles, he blazed a distinctive trail. Dig beneath the out-sized legacy, however, and you’ll find the heart of a musician. Over the course of his career, Elvis wrapped his voice around everything from gospel to country to […] more »

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Win Big: Johnny Cash

Few legends shine brighter than Johnny Cash. Over the course of a nearly 50 year career, he defined and re-defined American music in his own iconic style. And as anyone who has seen footage of his appearances at San Quentin or Folsom Prisons can attest, his live performances are the stuff of legend. Over the […] more »

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Win Big: The Beach Boys “SMiLE Sessions”

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SMiLE may be the most famous album never heard. After unleashing Pet Sounds, arguably one of the greatest albums ever recorded, Brian Wilson wanted to further explore the complex and innovative recording techniques of that release. Painstakingly recording an array of instruments and meticulously layering vocal harmonies, Wilson was on a quest for perfection. Forty-five […] more »

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Win Big: The V-Roys!

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There are some bands that were destined for greatness but somehow got derailed along the way. Unfortunately for all of us, Knoxville, Tennessee’s V-Roys fall into that category. Formed in 1994, the band released a scant three albums before bidding farewell in epic fashion with a show on New Year’s Eve, 1999. Fast forward twelve […] more »

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Win Big: Paul Kelly

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What is it about Australia and New Zealand? Per capita, they’ve got some of the most talented and enjoyable musicians in the world. Neil Finn and Tim Finn (from Splitz Enz to Crowded House and the solo stuff in between) to Kasey Chambers to You Am I. And then there’s Paul Kelly. Kelly himself best […] more »

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Win Big: Lydia Loveless & Eilen Jewell

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This year has seen a number of impressive releases from women artists. At the top of the list stand Eilen Jewell and Lydia Loveless. Each, in their own way, recalls the musical spirit and individuality of Loretta Lynn. Jewell is the more traditional of the two, breathing fresh air into a classic country sound, while […] more »

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