Oct 292014


Matt Woods was most definitely one of my top 5 favorite sets from 2014
Muddy Roots Music Festival. And after all my coverage of him I’m positive you’ll agree.
He’s about to go out on tour with Justin Wells of Fifth On The Floor who
is fresh off a REALLY GOOD album produced by Shooter Jennings for Black Country Rock label.
It appeared on the Billboard Country Charts and punched Music Row in the chops this year..

Matt Woods has been a prominent figure in the east Tennessee local music scene
from Knoxville Tn. And he has been hammering clubs and bars for well over ten years.
His new album “Love From Brushy Mountain” is made up of the songs that the Legends
would be proud of today.
He’s not what you would call “commercial”, that’s a GOOD THING!
Folks, THIS MAN kicks the stage’s ASS plain out pure ans simply there’s no more to say.

I mean the man works over 200 plus shows a year in a big brown van named “Daisy”
Is THAT not country? The man has a “Country Legend” demeanor about him.
I hope to catch him on tour or during a festival in 2015 cause I really enjoy his music.

Justin Wells of Fifth On The Floor is also equally talented in my opinion.
And they recently came off tour with George Thorogood and the Destroyers.
Like I previously mentioned they had commercial success with their latest album
“Ashes And Angels” and that’s difficult for a Roots band to do (Don’t ask me WHY)!

As far As I have been told this is an all-acoustic show and if I’m correct you
NEED to go attend it because I’ll tell you what…you will hear some DAMN FINE
songs from both of these artists.

So now the dates and appearances as far as I have been told:
Nov 6th Zanzabar Louisville Ky
Nov 7th Southgate House Newport Ky
Nov 8th Tootle’s Circleville Oh
Nov 9th Buzzbin Canton Oh
Nov 10th Carryowen Gettysburg Pa
Nov 11th Raw Ink Tattoo Gaithersburg Pa
Nov 12th John And Peter’s New Hope Pa
Nov 13th Shore Road Tavern Philadelphia Pa
Nov 14th House Show Charleston WV
Nov 17th Tres Hombres Carbondale Il
Nov 18th The Engine Room Dyer In
Nov 20th The Empty Glass Charleston WV
Nov 21st Colonial Inn Kane Pa

I will add any or all more shows that are reported to me or as I learn them from
social media or their websites.

Oct 292014


Well It’s been announced for sure on Saturday November 8th at Nashville Music City Winery
they will welcome Bobby Bare Sr. AND Jr. Together for one show.
Before reading the rest of the article if you know these two and you want tickets
you can buy them HERE. I will tell you my readers some info about these two country music powerhouses.

Bobby Bare Sr. recently did a REALLY GOOD set at Muddy Roots 2014 that in my opinion
was one of the TOP 3 SETS of the entire weekend.
I was there and I covered the set and some of the rest of the festival, my coverage of Bobby is HERE.
And that will take you to the other articles for that shindig.

Bobby in many historian’s opinions was the first “Outlaw” and the first to break down
the barriers to form his own sound AND make it commercial.
Bobby Bare, Chet Atkins, Jim Reeves and the Anita Kerr Singers made the first ever commercial
Country Music tour of Europe, playing to sold-out crowds at some of the biggest venues there.
Bare returned to Germany the following year for three months and has toured overseas almost every
year since, establishing himself as one of Europe’s most popular American Music artists.

He has released 38 solo studio albums and has had 13 top ten singles.
He has released two duet albums with Skeeter Davis and Roseanne Cash.
His only number one hit was “Marie Laveaux” and he has recorded many songs
written by Shel Silverstein and Tom T Hall. Also the man that wrote “Drop Kick Me Jesus”
Paul Craft recently died.

My first encounter with Bobby was for a benefit show at the Troubador Theater for
Don Helms. Bobby signed autographs later and was very nice to us all.
I have many pictures and signatures of his.
And just recently he was inducted into the Country Music Hall Of Fame.

Bobby Bare Jr. was on Hee Haw as a boy to help provide the witch scream on his
song Marie Laveaux. Many of today’s children were on the set in our own childhood.
However he admittedly did not get out into the music realm until about 30.

He has 8 full length albums out and when he was only 8 he and his father were
nominated for a Grammy for their song “Daddy What If..” which reached number 2
and written by Shel Silverstein.

He has a degree in psychology from the University of Tennessee
and regularly plays shows in town a lot.
I have not gotten the chance to see him live yet but he is on my list of
“to-do” shows for certain.