In 1997, Ricky Skaggs launched Skaggs Family Records and created an in-house organization, including his recording studio, Skaggs Place, in order to take full control of his career. As he explained during the keynote address at the 2009 Nashville Recording Workshop, there he could make records without "having 15 people sitting around a table telling me why bluegrass won't sell."
Jack White is set to appear on the latest episode of the PBS music series Austin City Limits tomorrow, January 5. You can watch a preview clip of White performing "Love Interruption" from the show below.
The White album has surpassed Abbey Road. Jack White's Blunderbuss was named the top-selling vinyl album of 2012, beating The Beatles' perennial vinyl top-seller, which had claimed that spot for the past seven years.
Last night, Jack White hit the stage on TBS's Conan to perform the latest single off his debut solo album, Blunderbuss. Check out the footage of White performing his cover of Rudy Toombs' "I'm Shakin'" below.
I guess you could say this about any recent year, but 2012 often felt a lot like the late '70s. We got high-profile studio releases by Van Halen, ZZ Top, Aerosmith, Neil Young, Carlos Santana, Bob Dylan, Paul McCartney, Rush, Kiss, Joe Walsh, Asia, Ringo Starr, Alvin Lee, Jeff Lynne and two members of The Jam, plus a live Led Zeppelin album and a pair of new songs by The Rolling Stones.
For all the hullabaloo about the world coming to a fiery end, 2012 was a pretty mellow year for me. Most of the albums you'll find below fall somewhere in the indie/alternative spectrum, for which I offer no apology to the metal-hungry masses.