News //// An East Nashville Christmas, Luella & the Sun at Parlour & Juke, new Townes Van Zandt and more

– It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas around here in East Nashville, so what’s more appropriate than buying An East Nashville Christmas, a holiday-themed compilation record and concert series, created by 75 neighborhood musicans to benefit the National Health Care for the Homeless Council. The record has 18 tracks from the likes of Sam Bush, BR5-49, Chris Scruggs, Kenny Vaughan, Ryan Cavanaugh, Derek Hoke, Jen Duke, Jeff & Vida, Jesse Lee Jones &  Brazilbilly and more.

There will be four benefit shows to support the record: 12.7 at the Station Inn, 12.8 at Bluegrass Underground in Cumberland Caverns, 12.18 at The Five Spot and 12.19 for Music City Roots at the Loveless Cafe/Barn.

Luella and the Sun play Live Cuts at Parlour and Juke on 11.30 – I’m a big fan of their 7″, which you can get at Grimey’s. RSVP on Facebook.

JEFF The Brotherhood told Brooklyn Vegan their favorite records of 2012.

Dolly Parton is on Nightline tonight, addressing some rumors.

Omnivore Recordings is releasing a two-CD set of never-before-heard Townes Van Zandt recordings called Sunshine Boy: The Unheard Studio Sessions and Demos 1971-1972. The 28-song, two-CD set will be released on February 5, 2013. Yes please.

– New Nashvillian Jonathan Houghton has a record out today, The Hills and Valleys Interfere. It’s available on bandcamp, and watch the video for his tune “Faraway Radio Station” here :::

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