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Notes: Kontest Winner, New Scott Miller,

Posted in Annie and the Beekeepers, Knoxville Music, Kris Kristofferson, Scott Miller on October 15, 2009 by AmericanaPulse

First of all, in case you missed the comment in the contest thread… I want to say congrats to Rory, the winner of the Kristofferson Kontest. Rory won a Deluxe Edition copy of Kris Kristofferson’s new album Closer to the Bone. I want to say thank you to everyone who entered the drawing (nearly 20 of you), and a special thank you to New West Records for providing the prize for the contest.

I’ve really enjoyed these first two contests (Kris & Porterdavis), and I know my wife has enjoyed being in charge of picking the lucky winners out of the hat. Keep your eyes peeled. If I come across any more cool prizes, I’ll certainly try to do more of these giveaways.

The Patron Saint of A Fifty Cent Lighter & A Whiskey Buzz, Mr. Scott Miller, has a new project cooking over at his website. If you remember, last year, Scott sold 1,000 copies (complete with original artwork for each copy) of a demos project called Appalachian Refugee to raise money for his first self-released studio album For Crying Out Loud.

This time around, Scott is again looking to fans to help fund the creation of his next record. Starting this week, Scott will be releasing a series of songs on his website that will be available for paid downloads. The first song, “Lo Siento, Spanishburg, WVa” went live yesterday. For those of you like me who don’t speak Spanish, the title translates to “I’m Sorry, Spanishburg, WVa.” You can purchase the song and become an investor in Scott’s new record here.

Last month, I posted a link to several videos over at the Music Fog website that were recorded on the Music Fog bus during the Americana Music Conference in Nashville. One of the videos I linked to was for a song called “Again & Again” by Annie Lynch & the Beekeepers. The video was contained in a post titled, “For the Love of God, Please Watch This!!!” So I did… and you still can.

What I heard was a true melancholy folk masterpiece from songwriter/guitarist/vocalist Annie Lynch, bassist Ken Woodward, and cellist Alexandra Spalding. The trio met while attending the Berklee College of Music a few years back and have just released their second EP, The Squid Hell Sessions. The studio version of “Again & Again” appears on the EP and was just included on the sampler CD in the newest issue of Paste Magazine. You can hear a whole lot more at their myspace page.
Annie & The Beekeepers: Again & Again (Buy Album)