Billboard Bits: WFUV, Dixie Chicks, Adrian Legg

Stories on WFUV New York's "City Folk Live V" compilation CD, the Dixie Chicks' Emily Robison's baby, and guitarist Adrian Legg's latest album.

Norah JonesNoncommercial New York radio station WFUV's fifth "City Folk" compilation CD features live performances by such acclaimed singer/songwriters as Norah Jones, ex-Crowded House frontman Neil Finn, and Beth Orton. Produced by the station's music director Rita Houston, the disc is available only with a WFUV membership. See the station's official Web site for more details.

Each performance on "City Folk Live V" was originally aired live on WFUV. The set also features songs by ex-Uncle Tupelo/Son Volt leader Jay Farrar, former Mavericks frontman Raul Malo, Badly Drawn Boy, Ellis Paul, Sacred Steel master Robert Randolph, Ed Harcourt, Marah, and Michelle Shocked, among others.

-- Wes Orshoski, N.Y.

Dixie ChicksDixie Chicks multi-instrumentalist/vocalist Emily Robison and her husband, fellow musician Charlie Robison, welcomed their first child, a baby boy, last night (Nov. 11) in San Antonio, Texas. Named Charles Augustus Robison, the baby weighed in at 8lbs. 13oz., and is resting at home with his mother, according to a statement.

In September the Dixie Chicks released their latest album, "Home" (Monument/Columbia). The set debuted at No. 1 on The Billboard 200 and on Billboard's Top Country Albums tally and has sold 2.2. million copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan.

-- Barry A. Jeckell, N.Y.

Adrian LeggNoted U.K.-based guitarist Adrian Legg will release "Guitar Bones," his 12th album, Jan. 28 via the Favored Nations Acoustic label. Like his previous releases, the new set finds Legg incorporating folk, classical, jazz, and country into his innovative playing style. The set is the follow-up to his 1999 Red House release, "Fingers & Thumbs."

Last year Legg -- who was voted Guitarist magazine's guitarist of the last decade -- produced the two-disc CD-ROM release "A Postcard From London." Available only at his renowned live performances or through his official Web site, the release features a dozen original photo essays accompanied by Legg's music.

-- Barry A. Jeckell, N.Y.


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