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Ralph Stanley & Elton John: Country Is Rockin’
Posted By Tom Roland On September 14, 2010 @ 11:52 AM In Country Music News | Comments Disabled
There’s probably not a better phrase to describe an all-star band that’s being put together by producer T Bone Burnett . Bluegrass legend Ralph Stanley , who sung the Grammy-winning “O Death” on T Bone’s O Brother, Where Art Thou? soundtrack, will share the stage with keyboard players Elton John and Leon Russell, eclectic rocker Elvis Costello , Americana artist Neko Case and actor Jeff Bridges  under the banner T Bone Burnett’s Speaking Clock Revue. They’ll be assembled Oct. 24 at the Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View, Calif., during the second day of Neil Young’s annual Bridge School Benefit.
The rock-and-country mix in T Bone’s ensemble is reflective of the multi-genre texture of the event’s larger lineup. Country-rock pioneers Buffalo Springfield will reunite for the weekend, and country’s Merle Haggard  and Kris Kristofferson  will play the same stage as Americana’s Lucinda Williams , classic-rockers Jackson Browne and Billy Idol, and modern-rock bands Pearl Jam and Modest Mouse.
The link between country artists and their pop and rock peers is strong these days. And it’s in full force in a lot of ways. Among other notable examples:
• Maroon 5’s next album, Hands All Over, comes out Sept. 21, and it includes a collaboration with Lady Antebellum .
• Robert Plant ’s next album, Band Of Joy, is released today. At one point, it appeared he’d be doing another project with Alison Krauss , but that was abandoned. Instead, the album now includes appearances by several other Nashville-associated musicians: guitarists Buddy Miller  and Darrell Scott , vocalist Patty Griffin  and bass player Byron House.
• The track list to Coal Miner’s Daughter: A Tribute To Loretta Lynn  has finally been unveiled, with four pop and rock artists covering the Country Hall of Famer’s classics. Pop star Sheryl Crow  joins Loretta and Miranda Lambert  on “Coal Miner’s Daughter,” the band Paramore does “You Ain’t Woman Enough (To Take My Man),” Kid Rock  covers “I Know How” and the White Stripes — led by Jack White, the producer of Loretta’s Van Lear Rose — remake “Rated X.” The album will be released Nov. 9.
• Martina McBride  joined voices with R&B greats Stevie Wonder and Aaron Neville on “Unchained Melody” during last week’s network special “Stand Up To Cancer.” They were part of an ensemble that also featured Natasha Bedingfield, Leona Lewis, U2 guitarist The Edge and former Eurythmics member Dave Stewart.
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 Image: http://blog.gactv.com/blog/2010/09/14/ralph-stanley-elton-john-country-is-rockin/ralphstanley1_h/
 T Bone Burnett: http://www.gactv.com/gac/nw_headlines/article/0,,GAC_26063_5871679,00.html
 Ralph Stanley: http://www.gactv.com/gac/ar_az_ralph_stanley
 Elvis Costello: http://www.gactv.com/gac/nw_headlines/article/0,,GAC_26063_5943091,00.html
 Jeff Bridges: http://blog.gactv.com/blog/2010/03/04/jeff-bridges-names-top-5-favorite-artists/
 Merle Haggard: http://www.gactv.com/gac/ar_az_merle_haggard
 Kris Kristofferson: http://www.gactv.com/gac/ar_az_kris_kristofferson
 Lucinda Williams: http://www.gactv.com/gac/nw_headlines/article/0,,GAC_26063_5945666,00.html
 Lady Antebellum: http://www.gactv.com/gac/ar_az_lady_antebellum
 Alison Krauss: http://www.gactv.com/gac/ar_az_alison_krauss
 Buddy Miller: http://www.gactv.com/gac/ar_artists_a-z/article/0,,GAC_26071_5940755,00.html
 Darrell Scott: http://www.gactv.com/gac/nw_music_beat/article/0,,GAC_26067_5251456,00.html
 Patty Griffin: http://www.gactv.com/gac/nw_headlines/article/0,,GAC_26063_5740211,00.html
 Loretta Lynn: http://www.gactv.com/gac/ar_az_loretta_lynn
 Sheryl Crow: http://www.gactv.com/gac/ar_artists_a-z/article/0,,GAC_26071_6029230,00.html
 Miranda Lambert: http://www.gactv.com/gac/ar_az_miranda_lambert
 Kid Rock: http://www.gactv.com/gac/nw_headlines/article/0,,GAC_26063_5937973,00.html
 Martina McBride: http://www.gactv.com/gac/ar_az_martina_mcbride
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