Dec 212013

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I will publish and edit this off and on.

The Spillway is under NEW ownership and it’s clean and
Very comfortable atmosphere and complete food menu.

I am reporting this LIVE as I type so keep checking
back for MORE MORE MORE.
And if this works out well we will run this type
of deal at Muddy Roots.

James Williams is soon to be taking the stage first.
Kara Clark will be performing with her FULL BAND.

We been visiting and catching up with each other
and taking pictures. And we have been enjoying
this really nice venue and here we go with the show!

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It’s Mr. James wife birthday today
And he is playing Mental Revenge and
lonesome Onry and Mean.

He’s playing “Still Doing Time” by George Jones.
He’s doing a GREAT JOB down here and we still got
a little room left in the venue.
TEN BUCKS gets you in…come on down!

He’s doing a wonderful job and we are about
to welcome Kara Clark up stage after his last song.
Like I previously said she’s playing with a FULL BAND!

Kara opened her set with “Whiskey And Cigarettes”.
YAY She is playing Relapse…she has a TOP NOTCH BAND!
It’s WAY WELL WORTH the short wait in the dark
to see her play with a full band for the first time!
She’s covering “Low Down Once Again”.
And now she’s playing “I’m not country”.

She played a few more and now she’s playing
“Preacher’s Hands”..and more of our friends
are showing up!
And I’m having a pizza..this food is really GREAT!
She’s closing her part of the show with “Southern Hospitality”.


Right Now Whitey Morgan has opened with Green River.
Whitey And the 78’s are TEARING the roof off this place.
Fred Newell would be PROUD of his steel player as he
is TEARING the steel solos UP!

He’s playing the “Cocaine Train” made famous by
Johnny Paycheck.
It’s been a long time since I had a good time.

Whitey is a VERY energetic band leader!
Cheati’n again is what we are hearing now!
He’s got the dance floor JUMPING!

He’s doing a request for Kara’s birthday today!
PLEASE help me say Happy Birthday to her…we LOVE
And we thank her for her music DAILY!

He is just BARRELING through song after song!
This show was worth more than 10 bucks to see.

She’s no Honky Tonk Angel…she’s the Honky Tonk Queen.
He’s playing “Still Drunk Still Crazy Still Blue’ from
Scott H Biram.

If it ain’t broke don’t fix what we are hearing NOW!
I ain’t drunk I just been Drinking was next.
He keeps the dance floor hopping for damn sure!
Working Man’s Blues (His Way)…
T For Texas is now being blasted out to us!
Love And Honor was next and Sinner.

He closed the show with a Dale Watson song.
How cool was that???

And folks that’s the end!
I’m fixin to hang out with the band and pester them!
And now they are doing closing the show with a
REALLY rocking instrumental.

Dec 212013

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On February 18th 2014 the Ameripolitan Music Association will
be hosting and presenting their first annual awards ceremony.
Unlike the CMA ANYONE can vote on who YOU want to win and I’ll tell you how
in just a few moments.
I’ll also keep you informed on who are the nominees and what are
the categories of music involved.

Winners will be announced and awards will be presented at the 2014 Ameripolitan Music Awards to be held in Austin, Texas on Tuesday, February 18th 2014 at the Wyndham Garden Hotel & Woodward Conference Center

3401 South IH 35
Austin, TX 78741

Dale Watson started the Ameripolitan Music Movement a while back and it has been building up
steam ever since with high regards to the roots of country as well as other types
of music.
It’s basically broken down into four categories
Honky Tonk
Western Swing

Iv’e been given permission to promote and print articles about this genre and
the music and musicians it represents.
And I want to give readers a FULL LIST of the 2014 nominees for each
category and HOW TO VOTE on your favorite!
Of course the first thing you want to do is EDUCATE yourself on the ones you
don’t know about before making your decision on voting.

Honky Tonk

Amber Digby
Miss Leslie
Rosie Flores
Tara Dunphy


Jake Hooker
James Hand
Lloyd McCarter
Lucky Tubb
Wayne Hancock


The Frightshakers
The Hoyle Brothers
JP Harris And The Tough Choices
The Malpass Brothers


Angela Dodson
Coral Lee
Kim Lenz
Marlene Perez
Rosie Flores


Big Sandy
James Intveld
Jason D Williams
Jim Heath
Joey Simeone


Big Sandy and the Fly Rite Boys
The Derailers
Deuce Coupe
Reverend Horton Heat
Ryan Cain And The Ables


Elizabeth Cook
Izzy Cox
Jill Kinsey
Sarah Gayle Meech
Tonya Watts


Billy Don Burns
Jesse Dayton
Peewee Moore
Roger Alan Wade
Unknown Hinson


Dallas Moore Band
Eric Strickland And The B Sides
Hillbilly Casino
Jackson Taylor And The Sinners
Whitey Morgan And The 78’s

Western Swing


Carolyn Martin
Dawn Sears
Elana James
Elizabeth McQueen
Kelley Breiding


Alvin Crow
Bobby Flores
Cornell Hurd
Jody Nix
Ray Benson


Asleep At The Wheel
Billy Mata And The Texas Tradition
The Cornell Hurd Band
Hot Club Of Cowtown
The Western Swing Authority


The Broken Spoke, Austin TX
Continental Club, Austin TX
Ginny’s LIttle Longhorn, Austin TX
Knuckleheads, Kansas City
Lee’s Liquor Lounge, Minneapolis MN
Luckenbach, Luckenbach TX
Mercury Lounge, Tulsa OK
Rodeo Bar, New York City NY
Rollies, Sauk Rapids MN
Viva Cantina/The Riverside Rancho, Burkank CA
Zoo Bar, Lincoln NE


Bill Kirchen
Chris Casello
Chris Crepps
Cindy Cashdollar
Dave Biller
Earl Poole Ball
Eugene Moles
Jason Roberts
Redd Volkaert
W.S.”Fluke” Holland


Bristol Rhythm and Roots Reunion, Bristol, TN / VA
Muddy Roots, Cookeville, TN
Pickathon, Portland, OR
Roots and Blues, Columbia, MO
Viva Las Vegas, Las Vegas, NV


Dallas Wayne, Sirius XM
Gordon “Big G” Ames, KERV
Luthur Jackson, WOBO
Mojo Nixon, Sirius XM
Woody Adkins, KOPN

So those are the categories and nominees and you can go to vote for your favorite ones
THIS IS the best opportunity to go check out these GREAT artists and bands
and EDUCATE yourself about the WONDERFULL MUSIC thats available that the
“normal” public media doesn’t want you to know about!

Dec 212013

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MORE NEWS From the Outlaw Country Music Association and Outlaw Country Music Hall Of Fame!
We are ALL going to have an opportunity to ONCE AGAIN get together
in the same place.
On March 2nd 2014 they are hosting a tribute show to Wayne Mills.
It will be a singer/songwriter type of showcase of all of Wayne’s
friends and ALOT of us Altamont Originals.

1:00pm- Brian Randle and Southern Justice and Rory Kelly and the Triple Threat
2:15 pm- Billie Gant, Pete Berwick, Don Mealer, Vernon Rust, and Guy Nix
3:30 pm- GOODE DAWG
4:00 pm- Chris Gantry, Steve Young, Will Callery, Tom Ghent, James Austin, and Rc Oleary
5:30 pm- Pure Grain, and Kara Clark
6:45 pm-Matt Woods, Jesse Keith Whitley, Joshua Morningstar, Brigitte London, Tonya Watts, Scott Haggard, Cley Reynolds, and Larry Fleet
8:30 pm- JD Outlaw, and Rowdy Johnson Band
9:45 pm- Whitey Morgan, Dallas Moore, J.B. Beverley, Mike Owens, Kyle Wilson, Whey Jennings, and Buck Thrailkill
11:30 pm- Allstar jam with special guests Wayne Mills Band

AND MORE added daily! I’ll add them as Sarge tells me to!

Tickets will be 10.00 pre-sale and 15.00 at the door
and this will be held at the Limelight in Nashville Tn.

Starting January 1st you can log onto Outlaw Music Hall Of Fame to purchase tickets
and become a member of this organization.
Sarge told me last night the rates will be 99.00 per year for artists
and 24.99 per year for the public.

The show on March 2nd will be held at The Limelight Nashville. And I was told it seats about 2,000 people.

Dec 212013

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Ray Benson the BIG well known frontman for the western swing band “Asleep At The Wheel”
has stepped out and finished his solo album project and will be doing some
tour dates for it.

He’s been titled “The Ambassador Of Western Swing” by his peers.
And on January 21st his second solo album “A Little Piece” will be

According to his personal website this album will be an
“up close and personal look” at the hillbilly king of swing.
The album is a bit on the dark side,” Benson says. “The songs came out of a lot of upheaval,
mostly with women.” All of the songs were penned by Benson with the exception of two favorites:
Randy Newman’s 1974′s “Marie” and Waylon Jennings and Gary Nicholson’s never before recorded
co-write, “It’ Ain’t You.” “I love that Ray and Willie [Nelson], two of my favorite voices of
all time, duet on this,” Nicholson adds.

His solo band is called “Milkdrive” and they will be performing
the following dates in 2014.

January 10th Dosey Doe / Conroe, Texas

January 16th McDavid Studio at Bass Hall / Fort Worth, Texas

January 17th Luckenbach Dance Hall / Fredericksburg, Texas

January 21st Waterloo Records In-store / Austin, Texas

January 22nd Music City Roots / Nashville, Tennessee

January 24th Hill Country BBQ / New York City, New York

January 25th Ardmore Music Hall / Ardmore, PA (Philadelphia area)

January 26th Jammin’ Java / Vienna, VA

February 1st Grand Stafford / Bryan, TX

February 27th Stateside at the Paramount / Austin, TX