TUE, AUG 8, 2006 at 11:24 AM


We’re proud as pie of Mr. Sam Beam, whose Our Endless Numbered Days full-length has won a Plug Award for best Americana Album of the Year.What the heck is a Plug Award, you ask? Well, it’s not the dirty kind you’re thinking about, mister. A bit from the organization’s website:" PLUG is a collection of music lovers—writers, DJs, webmasters, artists, filmmakers, managers, indie retailers, and most importantly fans—who gather together each year to celebrate the artists who live and flourish in the margins.

The PLUG Independent Music Awards is about the independent community coming together to recognize its own and about the bands we all devote our lives and careers to champion. For us fans, it ain’t about the scans or the scrilla, it’s about the music. It’s about the artists who inspire and the music that disrupts the artistic and corporate mediocrity that dominates our culture."Well, well, well! On another note, have you signed up for (aka purchased, listened to or checked out) Iron and Wine’s new EP, Woman King yet? If not, might I humbly suggest that you click on the link below?

Posted by Harry Dean Hudson