Watch John Prine play “Ballad of a Teenage Queen” at CMHOF

So it’s the end of another week. Don’t forget Ken Burns’ fabulous documentary on country music tonight at 9.30pm on BBC4. We leave you with a lovely clip of John Prine playing Cowboy Jack Clement’s 1958 Johnny Cash hit ‘Ballad of a Teenage Queen’ on Clement’s guitar. Earlier this week during an afternoon ceremony at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, Clement’s legacy was honoured with the donation of his Gibson J-200 guitar to the museum’s permanent collection. The guitar was played over the years by the likes of Bobby Bare, Johnny Cash, Waylon Jennings, Kris Kristofferson and Elvis Presley, and John Prine does that list justice with this performance. Have a good one.

Video: The Gary Douglas Band “Deep In The Water”

Now here’s something important.  It’s the powerful new single from the Gary Douglas Band, just out, and it deals with the dreadful consequences of the DuPont Corporation dumping cancer-inducing chemicals in the Ohio river.  As well as being a musician, Douglas is a legal eagle and was the trial attorney who helped bring Dupont to justice in the courts.  Good on him we say.

Video Premiere: Leeroy Stagger “Mother”

This is the new single from AUK favourite Leeroy Stagger, taken from his latest, excellent, album “Strange Path“, out now.  It’s a powerful song about, as you’ve probably already worked out, mothers and matriarchy and has a great video to go with it too.  He’s also in the UK for three dates this month: Wednesday 27th @ Broadcast, Glasgow, Thursday 28th @ The Castle Hotel, Manchester and Friday 29th @ The Slaughtered Lamb in London.

Watch Jesse Malin’s video for “Chemical Heart”

We leave you this week dear reader with a new video from Jesse Malin for the song ‘Chemical Heart’. It’s taken from his ‘Sunset Kids’ album which was released in August and produced by Lucinda Williams and Tom Overby. We described the record as “a brilliant album of future classics.” He’ll be performing it live in its entirety for the first time on December 19th in New York, with Williams joining him as a special guest. Have a good one.