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Gary Hayes To Launch One Year Anniversary During Joshua Morningstar.

Gary Hayes To Launch One Year Anniversary During Joshua Morningstar.


I got A TON of “side articles’ coming during Outlaw Fest 2014 but THIS IS my
official announcement of my ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY article and it will launch
Thursday October 9th at around 9:00PM during Joshua Morningstar and a VERY
special set.

Now I got a some special help all weekend to run my little tent for me while I
am by the stage taking notes and pictures. I have A TON of business to do
this weekend!
I got some special people that will hang around my spot at the Outlaw Mall
so MAKE SURE you come say Hi…get some coffee….or throw water balloons at me
hell I don’t care!

I will be handing out Toothbrushes, Toothpaste, Shave cream and razors, soap and
small food items to ALL “road bands” or ANY band that wants them.
I got Toilet paper and batteries too.

I’ll be BLOGGING LIVE right from the vendor spot and the stage BOTH.
I GOT special announcements from A BUNCH of the artists!
I really don’t do interviews much but I WILL be getting the scoop from several
artists down there about album releases and other things.

Me and Joshua Morningstar are VERY SPECIAL friends, hell I called him
once at 5AM for advice.
We have a very special history together and there isn’t many others I could
think of that deserve this blessing more than him.

Ok now from the Outlaw Fest website here are some further details about
We have fielded a lot of calls today concerning tickets. Here’s the info on tickets:
—Advance tickets will be available online ONLY until 10/3/14
—Once advance ticketing stops you may purchase tickets at the gate
—The 2-Day / $60 ticket is ONLY available online and will not be available at the gate.
—You will save $25 on a 4-day ticket by purchasing in advance
Any other questions…throw them out there we will get an answer for you ASAP.

ABOVE GROUND fires are OK and grills are welcomed..and I asked about
propane fryers because I JUST MIGHT fry up some catfish and pups for
any visitors at my tent.

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2014 Music Festivals: The Fall Campout At Duck Creek.

2014 Music Festivals: The Fall Campout At Duck Creek.


Well folks as I promised I will keep this series open as an ongoing
feature on my website. Because they pretty much always keep rotating
from March-November every year.
I try to pick a NEW one every year to cover and rotate covering them
according to how much of a response the articles get from my readers.
Also if the festival promoters aren’t really as friendly as other I usually
include them but just don’t involve my participation as eagerly as most.
Heck, two of them have flat out declined to LET ME include them in this!

Out in the Hocking Hills of Ohio The Fall Campout At Duck Creek is a smaller outdoor
festival to the Duck Creek Log Jam.
Duck Creek Outdoors is a GREAT Ohio outdoor festival company in that area.
They are rapidly becoming more popular all over the U.S. and I have NO PROBLEM helping them.

So we will dwell on this event just a little in this article..
The event happens on October 10+11th in Hocking Hills Ohio.
Duck Creek is located just 40 minutes south of Columbus in the Hocking Hills Region of Ohio.
28508 Murphy Rd. Logan, Ohio 43138
And upon my study of their festival they have had two previous festivals and pretty much
just put the first one on with no previous knowledge of festivals..and it’s doing really well.

It look like they have three or four stages and a VERY low fee for this fall festival.
There’s a “no camping” option as well, AND there is a secluded section for “no after party” parties
in that area for people that wish to sleep earlier.
I’ll touch on the prices further down on here. They contacted me during another music festival to
get an article for them and gave me some shirts and posters for doing this.

The Tillers
Hocking River String Band
Al Scorch
Coal Town Rounders
Michaela Anne
Coal Cave Hollow Boys
Darrin Hacquard
Matt Opachick

Those are the bands that will be making you stomp and party into the night
this fall.
Save some money by purchasing your tickets online! Prices at the gate will be:
$60 Weekend Pass (with camping) | $45 Saturday Pass (with camping) | $35 Saturday Pass
(no camping)
Children Ages 6-12: $10 Friday/Saturday Pass.
Ages 5 & Under: Free!
Although there is a 10 dollar parking fee..I found that weird, and 30 for RV’s so I could see
why they had a lower gate price since it all evens out.

*In order to assure that the Pine Grove Stage remains an intimate and unique venue,
there are a very limited amount of FRIDAY & SATURDAY PASSES available. We anticipate
that these tickets will sell out, and will not be offering a Friday Only Pass at this time.
If the Friday/Saturday passes do not sell out by Oct 1st, we will offer remaining space as
single day Friday passes, but the only way to guarantee access to the Friday night Pine Grove
performance is to purchase the Friday & Saturday Pass while supplies last.

According to their website here are the rules:

Wristbands MUST be worn at ALL times, NO EXCEPTIONS! If you are caught without a wristband you
will HAVE to buy another at full price or leave the property.

There is no sale of alcohol on the premises. You are welcome to bring and enjoy beverages
responsibly. You must be 21 to consume alcohol. All persons consuming alcohol must have a
valid age verification wristband. Violation of this rule will result in removal from the
event and a meeting with local law enforcement.

No glass bottles are permitted. Cans only. (THIS INCLUDES MASON JARS!)

No pets.

Swimming is permitted during daylight hours only, and in designated areas. No night swimming.

Unauthorized sale of food or alcohol is prohibited.

No unauthorized vending.

No fireworks.

No weapons or knives.

No illegal drugs or controlled substances. If you need a nitrous tank and the guy with the
backpack to have a good time, this festival is not for you.

No golf carts, ATV’s or other motorized vehicles.

All coolers, vehicles, tents and persons are subject to search while on the premises.

Help keep it clean! Give a hoot, don’t pollute!

Treat others well. If you don’t know how to let loose while still treating others with respect,
please do not attend this event.

I think I’ll look into coming up there for this event for sure in the future!

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Exit In Welcomes Rory Kelly’s Triple Threat AND MORE!

Exit In Welcomes Rory Kelly’s Triple Threat AND MORE!

Well my dear readers on October 12th while I’m busy covering Outlaw Fest
The Exit In welcomes FIVE BANDS on a Sunday night!
BUT it has an earlier start time I noticed.

Now honestly all of these bands I have featured on this website a bunch of times,
Hillbilly Casino just absolutely SLAYS the stage and gets the crowd going
absolutely wild.
They have one of the best lead singers of many of the bands in this area!
The band as a whole is a well oiled machine and just keeps steamrolling through
their many great songs.

The Goddamn Gallows are a band from all over and they
cannot be classified as any real ‘type’ of music…other than GOOD!
They just released their 5th studio album “The Maker” on Farmageddon records
and honestly all of these bands played Muddy Roots this year.
The Gallows closed out stage 1 and went NUTS! Their on stage antics and stunts
are widely known through local music as GREAT..Although Avery would argue
as this past year he was slammed into a table on fire.

In all of the bands I go to see and support this man is one of the
finest guitarists I can name.
Rory Kelly And Triple Threat are from the Rusty Knuckles camp
and they have been blazing the trail with label mate J.B.Beverley.
Those two I just mentioned played one of my top 3 favorite sets of
Muddy Roots.

The Urban Pioneers are made up of one of
Roots Music’s finest fiddle players Liz Sloan and Mr. Jared McGovern.
They are both former members of Jayke Orvis Broken Band who just played their
final show at Muddy Roots pre party.
And also former members of Bob Wayne’s Outlaw Carnies band, which I’m pretty
sure is where they met.

Former frontman for Zombie Ghost Train A Man Called Stu was a set that I missed
while covering other bands. It’s described as swampy Honky Tonk Country.
Honestly I know very little about this band..I cannot lie.
I will indeed become better familiar with his solo music.

So you better head out to Exit In and support the community OR
head your butts to Outlaw Fest and stop by my merch tent.
ALL BANDS get free toothpaste and soap and laundry soap!
AND MORE! This website does more than just write articles.

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Another GREAT Show At Live True Vintage!

Another GREAT Show At Live True Vintage!


Folks I’m really sorry about how busy I get and to be honest my personal life
is just as busy as this. I’m sorry it took me son long to write this.
After the Muddy Roots Music Festival there was an after party Tuesday September 2nd
at Live True Vintage in East Nashville.

Despite the still drizzling outside they had a pretty good turnout
for the James Hunnicutt, Rachel Kate and the Calamity Cubes show that was hosted.


I really enjoyed James Hunnicutt’s set at Muddy Roots and The things he says
to us people always make me feel so happy and assures me I’m loved as a fan.
“I want you to know that every person here is special and just as important
as the nest person, there are no rock stars here”.
I met him for the first time ever (sadly) at Porter Wagoners funeral, and
I became a friend of his ever since…that was the Myspace era.

99 Lives is one of his staple songs you hear almost every set and I’m glad
too cause it’s a really great song. But his second song that night “My Pain”
is my favorite song he does. I just love the melody and I play his album
it’s off of “In Full It Shall Be Paid”.

The third song was a new one he played at Roots as well called
“Who Will Raise The Flag”.
He then did a cover of Hank Williams song “Long Gone Lonesome Blues”.

“To Cater To Failure” is a well written song he played that night along
with “Risk The Fall”.
I like it when he plays songs that you don’t hear very often during his
usual sets.

Another thing I like about him are the covers he does. He does alot of Faron Young
and He did “I Want You I Need You I Love You” by Elvis.
Every time I see his set he always does some great old covers.
He closed his set with “Don’t Let Teardrops Fill Your Eyes”.


Rachel Kate is one I wasn’t too familiar with and I had to do
some research on her to write this review for her.

She opened her set with “Hell Is Your Home” which actually
is my favorite song she does and I like her very unique
style she has a she carries high notes.

She has had a very full and adventurous life in music and
comes from a very musical family and upbringing.
And another great song she sang was called “Lullaby”. A lot
of these songs she also did with several bands including ‘The Local Honeys”.
Like one she does called “Lost”.

ONE SONG that was VERY pretty and the melody was remarkable was a
song that her father wrote for her at an early age called
‘Dancing Shoes”. It was a VERY PRETTY and painted a very cool
picture in my mind as I listened to her.

I can see so many influences in this woman’s soul…
I saw everything from Patsy Cline to Gillian Welch and more.
Rachel describes herself as folk but I see so much Country and blues
in her.

She closed her set with a song called “Nobody’s Fool”.
I was really glad I researched her a little bit more after
Muddy Roots. I’m sorry I missed her sets in the past, I just
never ran into her on time.
There’s a lot of artists I haven’t told you about yet.


The next band was the Calamity Cubes a three piece Kansas based
string band with an upright bass a banjo and a guitar.
And to be completely honest I missed their first song from
an outside break..had to go to truck for something.
But their second song was “Bottoms The limit” and they played a very
good set this night.

“Anchor” and another song I have heard a few times live was
‘Devil In Her Eyes”.
They have a few albums out and can easily play for a good length of time.
One of their songs I like more is “The Battle of Hair Ribbon”.
I just think it’s a well written song.

Another good song they did was “Delia Rose”. I need to get a few of their
albums the next show of theirs I get to go to.
They did a new song called “Window Pains” and I only caught part of
their next songs but I got back to attention for “Libby Belle” and
a song they do called ‘Kite”.

I think everyone was in agreement on suggesting they do “Empty Bottle Than No
Bottle At All”. It’s my personal favorite song they do for sure!
Then they moved outside and played “Gold light” on their set’s close.

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Country Legend George Hamilton IV. Dies.

Country Legend George Hamilton IV. Dies.


Folks I’m sure you heard this week “The International Ambassador Of Country Music” George Hamilton IV
suffered a severe heart attack and is resting and recovering at Baptist Hospital
here in town.
That was last night and as I wrote that he was alive but alas the gates of Hillbilly Heaven
opened and welcomed him home today. I’m sorry I work second shift and cannot keep up
on these things. I’ll keep things just the same because you can STILL send love to that address.
As I learn more places to send love I will update this.

In 1960 he was inducted into the Opry and we call him The International Ambassador because he
is widely known to travel to more countries than ANY other Opry Legend we have.
Patsy Cline nicknamed him “Number” because of the high number after his name.
He was the first Country singer allowed to perform in the Soviet Union and Prague.

In 1956 he scored a top 5 hit and a platinum album with the song
“A Rose And A Baby Ruth”. He also cut “Truck Drivin Man” which if you’ll
recall me saying was originally wrote and cut by Terry Fell in 1954 and
brought back by Buck Owens in 1965.
But George also cut it among MANY others, his most famous song is still “Abilene”.

Between 1960 and 1978 he charted 40 Billboard singles
and in the 80’s and 90’s delved into gospel music.

The service has been announced:

Arrangements for George Hamilton IV:

Grand Ole Opry Legend George Hamilton IV’s Public Memorial will be held at the Ryman Auditorium, Nashville, TN
On Wednesday, Sept. 24th, beginning at 11 a.m.

Visitation is Tues, Sept 23rd, 4 to 7 PM at Williamson Memorial Funeral Home in Franklin.

George Hamilton IV “The International Ambassador of Country Music”
was an Opry member for over 54 years.

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