Last night John & I went to see our friend, Brian Ahern (BA), win a Lifetime Achievement Award at the Americana Music Association's Honors & Awards at Ryman Auditorium. I've known BA as long as I've known John. BA treats John like a son & has played a big role in John's life & career. He is near & dear to our hearts & we were honored that he asked us to share last night with him. Congrats, Brian!
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On a related note, who knew I liked Americana music? I guess I honestly didn't know what it was until last night. I thought, incorrectly, that it was just another name for Country. Wrong! I think I heart this genre of music. Here's who I will be downloading on iTunes later today:
Carolina Chocolate Drops (OMG!!!)
Ryan Bingham (who I met & is super nice)
Wanda Jackson (new album produced by Jack White)
Do yourself a favor & check these folks out. I expect, like me, you'll find yourself pleasantly surprised.