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Country Music Hall of Fame Salutes Duane Eddy

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As part of its Nashville Cats series and to also coincide with the American Sound and Beauty: Guitars from the Bachman-Gretsch Collection exhibition, the Country Music Hall of Fame recently paid tribute to legendary Gretsch artist Duane Eddy with a special event at its museum.

With his 1958 hit “Rebel Rouser,” Eddy became the first solo instrumental hero of rock and roll.

“Duane Eddy was the front guy, the first rock & roll guitar god,” said John Fogerty,  who credits Eddy as a chief influence.

A member of both the Musicians Hall of Fame and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Eddy was born in Corning, New York, and then moved to Phoenix in his early teens. With help from producer Lee Hazlewood, he developed a signature guitar style, full of twang and bluster, and he recorded hit singles including “Cannonball,” “Forty Miles of Bad Road,” “Because They’re Young,” and “(Dance with the) Guitar Man.”

Eddy also embraced country and jazz influences, and collaborated with titans including Willie Nelson, George Harrison, Waylon Jennings, Chet Atkins, Paul McCartney, and Phil Everly.

His low-toned, tremulous twang is echoed in hit songs by others, including Bruce Springsteen’s “Born to Run” and Steve Earle’s “Guitar Town.”

The program, held on Saturday, Feb. 13, included photos, video and audio samples of Eddy’s work, as well as a performance by the King of Twang. In case you missed the live stream, the archived version is now available for your enjoyment below.

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LP Performs ‘Night Like This’ for WFUV

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Singer/songwriter LP performed a set for WFUV at New York’s Rockwood Music Hall, highlighting several gems from her latest album Forever for Now.

Accompanied by a full band, LP’s powerhouse vocals and whimsical songwriting skill were on full display, especially when playing the single “Night Like This,” which you can watch below.

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The Decemberists Perform ‘Make You Better’ on Conan

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The Decemberists’ first album in four years, What a Terrible World, What a Beautiful World, won’t be out until Jan. 20, but the single “Make You Better” has already dropped in advance.

The Colin Meloy-fronted band appeared on Conan this week to perform the heart-wrenching track for the first time on television.

Watch the band roll through the lead single below, which drew raves from host Conan O’Brien.

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Timber Timbre Perform Hot Dreams Tracks on KCRW

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Timber Timbre KCRWCanada’s Timber Timbre recently played a brief set in the KCRW studios in Santa Monica, Calif.

The tunes of the day were taken from Timber Timbre’s album Hot Dreams, which highlights their cinematic sound.

Watch the band perform “The New Tomorrow” below and click here for the full set.

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Watch a Full Bumbershoot Set from Reverend Horton Heat

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Reverend Horton Heat recently performed a rockin’ set at the Bumbershoot Lounge in Seattle, and KEXP was there to record the proceedings.

The Jim Heath-led trio played several tracks from latest album Rev including “Victory Lap” and “Let Me Teach You How to Eat,” in addition to classics like “Psychobilly Freakout,” which is off 1991′s Smoke ‘Em if You Got ‘Em.

Watch the full set below.

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