Buddy Miller and Jim Lauderdale will hit the road together for an outing supporting their country duets effort, the aptly titled "Buddy and Jim."
MerleFest 2011, the annual event celebrating the "traditional-plus" music of Appalachia, will be held April 28-May 1 at Wilkes Community College in Wilkesboro, NC. In honor of the recent release of "Secret, Profane & Sugarcane," Elvis Costello will make two in-store appearances in one day at California locations of Amoeba Music. Americana singer/songwriter Jim Lauderdale has a pair of new albums heading for stores later this month, and is plotting extensive roadwork to support the sets. Michigan's Jackson County Fair Board has canceled a planned Aug. 7 performance by rapper because the artist's language is too racy, the Jackson Citizen Patriot reported. Ludacris Our reporter Craig Shelburne--armed with a notebook and lots of opinions--is on the streets at the South by Southwest Music Conference in Austin, Texas. Here's what he saw on Thursday (3/15):