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Somewhere in the broad definition of Americana music is a small spot where solid vocal harmonies, acoustic instruments, and songs about living life meet in a shady place somewhere between bluegrass and folk. At that spot you'll find the Steel Wheels holding court in their Blue Ridge Mountain kingdom.
Some might call Ray Wylie Hubbard's sound country, some might say folk or Americana, but there's a lot of rock in him too, as is evident by his latest musical testimony.
Like an improbable if not impossible cross between Hank Williams and Townes Van Zandt, "Going Down to the River" by Doug Seegers is absolutely classic country for a spirit-starved new age.
The tragedy of Americana troubadour James McMurtry is that he has been flying under the radar far too long.
Ink's fifth annual Middle of the Map Fest returned to Westport and Midtown in Kansas City, Missouri from April 22-25.
Growing up in the Dakotas didn't offer many outlets for entertainment. But for East Side Slim the summer was when he could get his musical fix. AM radio stations would provide the music that would later propel him into a career of DJing.