Feb 042014

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Last night I got a text and was woke up and I wanted to release this last night
but for legal reasons I could not.
Call them Bluegrass or Americana or whatever you want…I call them NICKEL CREEK!

After a seven year absence Chris Thile, and Sara and Sean Watkins will reunite
and play The Ryman Auditorium on April 18th and 19th.
They also have a forthcoming album and they will play a handful of 2014 dates.

The Ryman is where they performed their farewell concert in 2007.
That was the same year they joined Willie Nelson as the only act to perform
at both the 2007 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival and the Stagecoach
country music festival, both held on the fields of the Empire Polo Club in Indio.

Now I’m going to drop a missle on you..THIS IS the NEW single “Destination”
They have not named the new album yet (or haven’t released it to the public yet)
But they will all three sing leads and harmonies on it.

Feb 042014

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Iv’e been around him a bunch of times and we have a mutual love for
real country music. I think very highly of his knowledge of it’s
history and albums.
Owen Mays knows his stuff there’s NO doubt in my mind.
And right now he’s on tour all over the United States with The Ditchrunners.

They are out on tour supporting their new album ‘Rips From The Ditch”
And on Feb 4rth they will release a 13 track LIVE album ‘Live At Whiskey Junction”.

Owen Mays last release “Nobody Loves You When Your’e Down” is available
by clicking on his name up there..it’ll take you there.

Here’s the tour dates:

Mar 14
Mountain Top Festival
Wakefield, MI US

Mar 15
Mountain Top Festival
Wakefield, MI US

Mar 16
Mountain Top Festival
Wakefield, MI US

Mar 17
Frets and Friends
Green Bay, WI US

Mar 18
Dubuque, IA US

Mar 19
Black & Gold Tavern
Kansas City, MO US

Mar 20
Kirby’s Beer Store
Wichita, KS US

Mar 22
The Cellar
Fort Worth, TX US

Mar 24
New Blue Max
Midland, TX US

Mar 26
Rhythm Room (Official)
Phoenix, AZ US

Mar 27
The Bum Steer
Winchester, CA US

Mar 28
Private Party
WInchester, CA US

Mar 30
Davidson’s Distillery
Reno, NV US

Mar 31
Rojo’s Bar & Restaurant
Lake Tahoe, CA US

Apr 01
Round Up
Bieber, CA US

Apr 02
Bucknum’s Tavern
Heppner, OR US

Apr 04
Provo, UT US

Apr 05
Moe’s Original Bar B Que
Fort Collins, CO US

Apr 06
Phil’s Radiator
Pueblo, CO US

Apr 07
Lost Lake
Denver, CO US

Apr 08
Sports Nightclub
McCook, NE US

Apr 09
Hook’s Pub
Clinton, IA US

Apr 11
NaKato Bar & Grill
North Mankato, MN US

Apr 12
Reich’s Roadhouse
Sheldon, WI US

Apr 25
Moonrunners Music Festival
Chicago, IL US

Apr 26
Moonrunners Music Festival
Chicago, IL US

May 02
Milwaukee, WI US

May 15
Chicago, IL US

May 16
Muddy Roots Spring Weekender
Nashville, IN US

May 17
Muddy Roots Spring Weekender
Nashville, IN US

May 23
The Great American Honkytonk Tent Revival
Huntsville, AL US

May 24
The Great American Honkytonk Tent Revival
Huntsville, AL US

May 25
The Great American Honkytonk Tent Revival
Huntsville, AL US

May 27
Guitars and Cadillacs Saloon
Springfield, IL US

Jul 19
Deer Creek Campground
Cambria, WI US

Feb 022014

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This weekend I got in my mailbox an album that hasn’t left my player
ALL WEEKEND only to be silenced by the Super Bowl.
Kurt Fortmeyer’s new album ‘One More Night In Nashville”
This is his second album he has released.

Some of the songs on the album I have heard Mr. Kurt play a few years back,
and one of them “Dickel Strait And Jones” which was co-wrote by Jeff Batson
was actually brought about by me.
I scheduled a round with Mr. Kurt and Mr. Jeff at Hotel Maxwell and we filmed
a DVD together there.
They got together and wrote the song..two of my FAVORITE writers!

I cannot say enough good about Mr. Kurt…I just cannot!
He’s one of Nashville’s finest people to listen to play and to
be around. He just has such positive energy and puts on such
a GREAT show you cannot afford to miss him.

“I been there” was co-wrote with songwriting legend Richard Fagan,
and the title track “One More Night In Nashville” was a song I
recognized from years back.

This album was recorded by Pat Lassiter at River Front Recording
in Madison Tennessee.
Kevin Post played some great pedal steel and Trey Ward played
some acoustic on this album.
I don’t really review album because I just don’t feel I should
judge a project someone busted their ass to make so I should
just say I promote albums.

Thank You Mr. Kurt for remembering me in the album credits.
I love you brother, and now the whole world knows!

Feb 022014

Outlaw country music legend David Allan Coe is currently on the road
in several states right now and is playing a mixed setlist on his
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I don’t need to elaborate on what he’s done or how many awards
or top ten hits or number one hits he’s had.

He still puts on ONE HELL of a good live show!
I WILL update this article several times upon
getting the dates.

Saturday 29 March 2014
David Allan Coe live

David Allan Coe

Lincoln Theatre, Raleigh, NC, US

Friday 02 May 2014
David Allan Coe live

David Allan Coe

8 Seconds Saloon, Indianapolis, IN, US

Saturday 10 May 2014
David Allan Coe live

David Allan Coe

Reverb, Reading, PA, US

Feb 022014

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I must admit some shame..I have not featured this man as often as I need
to on this website. It’s a difficult task to follow and keep up on
everybody, but I think I do a halfway decent job of it.

Saint Christopher is damn fine independent musician and he’s done some shows
with T. Junior for Blue Ribbon Radio that I missed because of work.
And he has announced some 2014 tour dates and I’d like to share them with you
as well as some info on him.
YOU CAN read his whole BIO on the name link above.

He has two of his own CD’s available on the website for sale
and I been checking out his music on Reverbnation for the
past few months now.

His announced dates for 2014 are as follows:
Feb 5th Lincoln Ne Zoo Bar
Feb 9th Quincy Il House Show
Feb 10th Indianapolis In Lizard’s Pub
Feb 11th Nashville Tn The Basement
Feb 12th Lansing Mi The Avenue
Feb 13th Stl-Mo The Crack Fox
Feb 14th DSM IA Hull Ave Tavern
Feb 15th KC-MO Davey’s Uptown Ramblers Club
Feb 16th KC-MO The Saloon
Feb 17th Tulsa Ok The Downtown Lounge
Feb 18th Oklahoma City TBA
Feb 19th Midland Tx Blue Max
Feb 20th Ft. Worth Tx TBA
Feb 21st Austin Tx TBA

So in the future I WILL feature his music and what he’s up to
more often. And will support his music for SURE!

Feb 012014

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On Friday night in the south side of Indianapolis Indiana a young man
was delivering pizzas for his job at Papa Johns.
Folks this man was 30 years old!
And he is being described as a selfless and very passionate musician.
Struggling like the rest of us to make ends meet, and delivering pizzas
for an income aside from his music.

He was pronounced dead Friday night laying face down in a parking lot
after delivering a pizza at an apartment complex, and his vehicle
was stolen.

A black Jeep Cherokee Laredo that he was driving was stolen after the shooting.
The vehicle was recovered Saturday morning at 1601 S. East St., police said.

Aparantly this was the second fatal shooting of a pizza delivery driver in Indianapolis
in less than two weeks.

Now the person that ordered the pizza called the authorities and tried to help
Mr. Daniel but could not.
They are NOT considered a suspect in the murder.

I’m reading some really touching stories of him helping his friends
who all loved him with lots of passion.

He was a well known local area vocalist for a band and he was a good
From the IndyStar:

Jaffke was a vocalist and guitarist in several local bands, including Two O’clock Twilight.
Friends of the fallen musician recalled his contagious aura, optimism and dependability.
On Saturday, friends shared stories of Jaffke’s obsessive love of music — and his generosity.

There was the one Saturday night when Tenille Williams and a friend wound up with a tab at
the cash-only Alley Cat bar — but without cash.

The two called a few friends for help, but no one came. Then Jaffke walked through the
door and paid the bill.

“He said ‘I would only hope that someone would do it for me if I needed it,’ and refused to
let us pay him back,” Williams said. “He was always smiling, so warm and heartfelt in everything
that he said and did.”

NOW I ASK YOU will YOU please help my website help HIM?
This is the link to donate funds to his loved ones.

HERE is where you can go donate much needed
funds for his family. And I’m sure they would appreciate your prayers
and hopes for JUSTICE!

Feb 012014

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I love to support great songwriters and independent music as well as the legends
on this website. This young lady is NO exception!
This is Mandy Mae Hallman and she is originally from Wisconsin. She moved here at 18 to pursue songwriting.

I was turned onto her music from Ty Brando, he contacted me because he knew
I would appreciate her music…and I did!
She has several really well-written songs in her arsenal and she has been HARD
at work down here doing shows all over.

Shame on me, every time I’m off and she’s playing somewhere my plans
always fell through. I do listen to her CD alot and if you click on
the link above you can get her CD.

She’s doing two shows next week at the Commodore Grille which is a GREAT place to see live music
and a GREAT place to eat..the food is AWESOME there!

Debi Champion and Mr. Rick Stewart are both GREAT hosts for the shows.
You NEED to go check out her music if you aren’t familiar with her.

Tell her I sent you to her show!

Feb 012014

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I have been writing for DAYS for this network of national venues supporting
independent roots musicians. The OFFICIAL NATIONAL kickoff is in Wilder Ky
and there is a venue representing each state.

At this time I would like to report on the venue that has been
selected to represent the state of Illinois.
Guitars And Cadillacs Saloon.

On Thursday April 24rth Josh Morningstar and Cley Reynolds will be performing
there and on March 4rth they will also feature Rory Kelly’s Triple Threat.

This particular venue is featuring the Last Honky Tonk Music Series
the first thursday of every month.
This looks like a GREAT venue to enjoy live music at and I might be able to
visit this venue someday.

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Feb 012014

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Hey Folks Sarge and The Outlaw Music Association has announced some shows.
These two shows are in Kentucky and Tennessee and they feature several Altamont Originals.
Kara Clark, Josh Morningstar, and Pete Berwick are all Altamont Originals like I am.
And they will also feature the Rowdy Johnson Band whom is based out of Arizona.

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The Kentucky venue is one I have reported in the past and have run a contest in the past
from the Spillway bar and grill.
The Tennessee venue is The Wanted Saloon in Dickson.

So when you make your plans to attend the Wayne Mills Benefit at the Limelight
on March 2nd you can also make plans to attend the first two shows sponsored
by the Outlaw Music Association.

Feb 012014

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Like I mentioned on Facebook..I’m going NATIONAL!
I just got SO MANY emails about shows I cannot pass up trying
to promote shows in other states as well!
Just TOO MUCH great music the media will NEVER tell you
still exists or does exist.

So this article came from my Michigan friend Helen Holmes.
She is a WARRIOR for traditional country music and a REALLY
good person. So Miss Helen this ones for YOU!

It will be hosted at Arcadia Rodeo Arena in Arcadia Florida.
And it will feature some Country Music Legends for 35 BUCKS!

if I have to tell you about these Country Music Legends you’ve
been living under a rock…but I WILL tell you about them!

John Conlee and T.G. Sheppard are already together in Marion Kentucky.
Brought to us by Clay and Barbie Campbell and the Kentucky Opry.

They will be joined by Country Legends David Frizzell brother of
Lefty Frizzell and Janie Fricke and Moe Bandy.
Also appearing is Moore and Moore.

Moore and Moore are a twin sister duet and they are playing the Rutledge on
February 17th in Nashville if you want to check them out.
From what I’ve heard of them it will be a GREAT SHOW!

Now Moe Bandy is mostly doing shows in Branson Missouri.
Moe has released 32 albums and had 8 albums with Joe Stampley.
Although he only had one number one hit he had 14 top tens
on those albums.
And duets with Janie Fricke who is also involved with this show.

If you plan to be in the Florida area or already are
YOU NEED to catch this show!