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Roots notes: Grimm, Crenshaw & top pop Train




Tim Grimm
  • Tim Grimm
Tim Grimm presented the Pure Prine musical/play in various Indiana theatres during the final months of 2010 to outstanding reviews, and for 2011 he is taking a John Prine Tribute Concert to Chicago's Viaduct Theatre. It runs for four weekends, beginning January 14.

"This is a re-working of our very popular tribute to Prine which ran at The Phoenix Theatre in Indianapolis," he wrote in an email. "I'm really happy to reconnect with my pal, Megon McDonough, who's joining us in the show. Megon sang with me back in the late '80's as part of my band,The True Hearts. She has one of the sweetest voices and spirits in the music world."

Colonel JD Wilkes of The Legendary Shack Shakers, and his wife Jessica, along with their new stand-up bassist Mark Robertson, formed The Dirt Daubers and they will play a show at the Lafayette Brewing Co. in Lafayette on Sunday, January 9. Billed as an ecclectic mix of Appalachian, ragtime, hot jazz standards and original music, the band made their debut earlier this year at London's Raindance Film Festival.
$7.00 cover; show starts at 9pm.


The Bottle Rockets
  • The Bottle Rockets
Lafayette Brewing Co. will also host Marshall Crenshaw and The Bottle Rockets on Saturday, Jan. 22. Crenshaw and The Bottle Rockets are playing several Midwest shows in January, with the greasy alt-country of the Bottle Rockets opening and then will join Marshall’s on stage for his set.


Finally, say goodbye to 2010 with this news: Apple released their statistics for the most downloaded songs of 2010. Most are kid pop. But taking the top spot on the list was Train's hit single, “Hey, Soul Sister” - downloaded more than 4 million times in the US on iTunes alone. The track was from Train’s 2009 release, Save Me San Francisco.


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