- Photo Illustration: Sven Harucheski
Every now and Zen, we get wind of a secret show that's not totally secret, but secret enough, or not-confirmed enough, that we can't tell you everything about it. (Like when Fogerty
played Mercy Lounge last year.) Now, as you probably already know, tonight is the big Americana Music Association awards show
, which begins at 6:30 p.m. at The Ryman, will be webcast on NPR, and whose lineup is already packed with incredible performers — everyone from Emmylou Harris, The Avett Brothers, Rodney Crowell and Wanda Jackson to this week's Scene
cover subject Rosanne Cash
. We can't tell you who's rumored to be playing a 30-minute set, but we can at least plant the idea in your mind that this performer will probably enlist the help of a buddy, and that his band will be a joy to watch. If we had to guess, we'd say this performer will be up there killing the blues until he's gone, gone, gone (done moved on).
Again, this is all unconfirmed, but this performer (who may or may not be playing tonight, but is 100 percent rumored to be playing) was known, in his younger days, to request that his lemon be squeezed, until the juice ran down his leg. Though he's wiser now, for a time this performer did not know whether or not a big-legged woman ain't got no soul, saying only that he'd been told. Now that he's made that journey "Krauss the sea of years," this performer has had something of a career rebirth. If you miss this show, which is only rumored to be taking place after the awards tonight, let your loss be your lesson, as they say.