The second Bonnaroo festival has signed on nearly 20 additional acts, including Neil Young & Crazy Horse, the Flaming Lips, Emmylou Harris, Alison Krauss + Union Station featuring Jerry Douglas, the Funky Meters, Leo Kottke and Mike Gordon, and Spearhead.
Joaquin Phoenix and Reese Witherspoon are teaming up for "Walk the Line," a Johnny Cash biopic to be directed by James Mangold. Phoenix is set to star as the country music legend, while Witherspoon will portray his wife and bandmate June Carter.
There's no doubt that a major factor in the decline of tropical music's popularity is a dearth of dynamic releases that appeal to the core fan base of the genre, which is more interested in swing than sappy lyrics.
While legendary Soviet-era rocker Boris Grebenshikov remains a vital post-perestroika singer/songwriter internationally, this survey of Russian song specifically explores his most deep-rooted Russian inspirations, both in songs by himself and by such preceding Russian singer/songwriter luminaries as Alexander Vertinsky and Bulat Okudjava.