* As noted by my colleague Laura Hutson over on sister blog Country Life, a preview screening and Q&A for Ken Burns' The Dust Bowl was held last night at Tennessee State Museum. Hutson attended the screening, and she tells me that the PBS folks confirmed rumors that Burns is putting together a documentary series on country music. Some pre-production work has already been completed here in Nashville — they've already interviewed the essential Little Jimmy Dickens, for starters — but the series likely won't be completed for at least a couple of years. Get ready for some slow panning and some very tight shots of people talking about the way things were!
* JEFF the Brotherhood will appear on Conan tonight — 11 p.m./10 p.m. Central on TBS. So set your TiVos ... or watch it on the Internet afterward. We'll probably post it here, so just, you know, check back tomorrow. Think they'll play "Leave Me Out"? Probably so.
* Even though he's not technically a local, Stuart Daniel Baker (aka Unknown Hinson) has plenty of Nashville ties. But unfortunately for fans of lore-ensconced creep-out rockabilly, Hinson has announced via Facebook that he'll be retiring as a touring act after a couple of shows this weekend. "We'll have to cut our losses and figure out something else to do," says Hinson. Well, at least we can still hear Hinson's voice any time we cut on Squidbillies — he plays Early, of course. Godspeed, Baker! Or Hinson! Or ... whatever you'd prefer to be called now!
Caitlin Rose, The Stand-In track listing:
2. I Was Cruel (The Deep Vibration cover)
4. Only A Clown
5. Pink Champagne
6. Dallas (Felice Brothers cover)
7. Golden Boy
8. Everywhere I Go
9. Silver Sings
10. When I'm Gone
12. Old Numbers