Oct 092014

Folks I’ll be honest I been up over 28 hours right now and MANY THANKS to
Mr. Kurt Fortmeyer for helping me set up camp Hayes where we are giving
away FREE STUFF and I’m trying my best to write these articles to you.
I AM LIVE from Outlaw Fest and this is my first LIVE side article on
Joshua Morningstar.

We have a long long history of background together before we even met
last year for the first time.
And tonight this is my special feature on him as he does his set as the third
act of day 1.

THIS IS a special article and it’s my personal accolade to him and how
much I have seen him grow in the past year. He’s traveled his BUTT OFF
Playing everything from Moonrunners to Outlaw Fest to Up in Illinois
with Donnie Wymer.
he is a hard working road musician that deserves every piece of credit here.

Now mind you I was in the middle of a recharge and judging the upcoming
storms tonight and I want to set up a little different tomorrow to
cover the shows better and get a signal in my tent..so I was checking out angles.

He opened with “Sellout Sellebrity” a tune I have heard him sing
many times. And also played ‘Talk Me To Texas”.

He covered Ernest Tubb’s Driving Nails In My Coffin from 1946.
And he did his single from Altco Records called “Brand New Angel”.
He then called up Hal Bruni to perform Wayne Mill’s ‘Last Honky Tonk”.

“March To The Gallows” was another good song as well as “Bottle To The Bottom”.
VERY GOOD choice of songs as a setlist here tonight!
And he did his “x Rated” song “As Long As You Aint Comin Back”…which I have
always thought was cleverly written.

He played “I Never Go Around Mirrors” and “Grip Of The Devil”
and closed his set with some I missed in preparation of

In celebration of his growth and friendship Kenneth Marr Graphics
presented him with a HUGE portrait of him AND Even though our
buddy A.J.Hancock from Diamondback Stringworks couldn’t make it
due to family emergency he WILL BE presented with his VERY OWN
“Lefty Frizzell style guitar!

He was also presented with 50 smaller portraits and signed the
first one for Mr. Kenneth.

Kenneth Marr has done a lot for ALL of us for sure and he continues
to do this all the time. He is a damn fine friend to us all.

Joshua Morningstar you deserve this and much more. I’m honored
to call you a friend and honored you allowed me to launch

Oct 092014


I’m finally here at Outlaw Fest folks…it’s been a long hard road of planning
and all nighters. Tonight was one, I been up many hours working.
And when I got here I was told ANYTHING I needed I could have..
I mean they are going out of their way to accommodate me to write
these articles for you.
I AM IN MY HAPPY PLACE! I got Mr. Kurt Fortmeyer next to me right now
and I am watching Mr. Hal Bruni performing some side music called
Painpills while we wait
for 2Country4Nashville to begin out festival at 6PM.

So right now I’ll go visit and do some shopping. I got to talk to some
new friends and see some old ones.
Hopefully there will not be anymore rain and tonight I can figure out what
to do about sleeping here or sleeping at home.
NOW I just talked to the Urban Pioneers and Mr. Jared said they WILL PLAY
some NEW songs tonight they just played Miss Tammy Pope’s birthday at
Live True Vintage.

This festival feels safe and the campground is absolutely GORGEOUS!
And the facilities are nice. I’m here nerding on all the stories and
history. I will leave a happy man this weekend.


Big G Gordon Ames is introducing the National Anthem and we
had a touching Star Spangled Banner.
Mr. Gordon Ames is our emcee for tonight as we have a special night.
They played a joke on us by playing the fake Wagon Wheel.


The first band was my great 2Country4Nashville and they started the whole
festival. I want to say Mr. Ronnie Reels and Reelsound is doing a KILLER
JOB already running the sound as they do for so many festivals.

They started with Honkey Tonk Heros which Billy Joe Shaver wrote.
Waylon recorded a whole entire album of Billy’s songs and also
named the album after the song.
Folsom Prison Blues and Only Daddy That’ll Walk The Line are two
good songs they did next.

They covered Crazy and White Lightning and I always enjoy
their version of Jackson and Joelene.
They played their original song 2Country4Nashville and a song
Bobby Mackey plays called What They Call Country.
They earned the name 2Country4Nashville. And Mr. Jo-El really
tears up the lead guitars.

Two more original songs were Last Cowboy In Wyoming and
Wine Leading The Blind.
They closed their set with Whos Gonna Fill Their Shoes…Who indeed?

Next up for the evening was Liz Sloan And Jared McGovern The Urban
Like I said earlier They will play some new songs tonight and I’ll
try to report on them. Mr. Jared said that after the first of the year
they will record a second album.



They opened their set with Wayne Hancock’s 57 southbound and I was back in time
to hear ‘Aint Gonna Work”
And they played one of my favorites not on the album ‘Cindy”.

Two songs off the album that were awesome and I always enjoy are
“Apparition In The Fog” and also “Izzy’s Song” and they played
“Please Give Me A Highway”


They played a new one called “Tennessee Moon” and they played
“Autumn Time”…which was proper. and it’s an upbeat song that got us
all dancing. You know this festival turned A LOT of people on to
The Urban Pioneers and I was spreading their gospel too I TOLD YOU
Liz Sloan And Mr Jared  are  fast as lightning!
HELL NOW she fiddles under her leg!

Their other new song was “Walk This Earth” and they played “Liz’s Reel”
And closed with “Breaking Down”.
Now I was running back and forth tearing down my tent for tomorrow and
I’ll try to set up a little closer to the stage for a signal where I
can work in my tent..I know I can solve this easily.

OK So part 2 will be my ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY article about Joshua Morningstar.
I’m very sorry that I couldn’t cover the steeldrivers, but I got wore out and
the storms were looming again…