Sundilla Music Notes | 2014-10-15

Ralph Stanley Inducted Into the American Academy of Arts and Sciences ( Glen Campbell Releases His Final Song “I’m Not Gonna Miss You” (Billboard) Jake Peavy and Tim Flannery sing ‘Poncho and Lefty’ in a stairwell outside a clubhouse (Gammons Daily) Robert Hunter & Jerry Garcia up for Songwriters Hall of Fame (MSN) Read more »

Sundilla Music Notes | 2014-10-08


Phil Ochs Archives Go to Woody Guthrie Center (New York Times) Bluegrass Music’s Civil War: Why New and Heritage Acts Don’t See String to String (Rolling Stone) The ASCAP Foundation Deems Taylor/Virgil Thomson Multimedia Award recognizes the inter-related components of the Caffé Lena History Project (h/t Christine Lavin) Free Download: The Muse September 2014 Sampler (American Songwriter) Read more »

Sundilla Music Notes | 2014-10-01


Dave Carter announced for 2014 Oregon Music Hall of Fame ( Save Studio A Group Fights To Save Music Landmark, Stop Condos ( This week’s recommended Kickstarter is The Oxford American’s Texas Music Issue. They’ve already made their goal and are now going for their stretch goal, but the thank you gifts are terrific! Swedish Scientists Square Off Over Who Can Sneak In Most Dylan Lyrics ( Post by Yusuf / Cat Stevens. Read more »

Sundilla Music Notes | 2014-09-17


Yusuf Islam (Cat Stevens) announces new music and a short U.S. tour. (Billboard) Eliza Gilkyson’s The Nocturne Diaries is one of the year’s best. Check out the new video for her father’s song “Fast Freight,” which is featured on the album. (Folk Alley) Read more »

Sundilla Music Notes | 2014-09-03


Brentwood Developer Sets Stage for Demolition of RCA Studio A (Nashville Scene) Chad Elliott is crowdfunding a new album. (Kickstarter) Free Download: The Muse September 2014 Sampler (American Songwriter) This new independent that screened at the Venice Film Festival sounds like it’s going to have a good soundtrack! (Deadline) Mac McAnally is an Alabama musical treasure. He produced Jesse Winchester’s final album. Rolling Stone has a premiere of one of the songs. (Rolling Stone) Joni Mitchell: In Her Own Words sounds like a harrowing read. (Daily Mail) Read more »

Sundilla Music Notes | 2014-08-27


Billy Bragg Performs Surprise Set in Ferguson, MO (Riverfront Times) Jean Redpath, Prolific Scottish Folk Singer, Dies at 77 (NYT) Song Premiere: The Stray Birds, “Best Medicine” (Folk Alley) Read more »

Dan Navarro talks about Sundilla

Maybe we take for granted what we have in Sundilla. In 2013, we will bring in performers from 12 states (California, Oregon, North Dakota, Iowa, Texas, Illinois, New York, Delaware, Maryland, North Carolina, Georgia, Alabama) and Paris, France. All of them make a living by making music; for them it’s their full-time job, not something they do in their spare time. Bringing in diverse talents from so many different places was never something we thought about; it’s just what we do. But it turns out that it’s a bigger deal than we thought. Before he started his second set on May […] Read more »