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Them rowdy and raw Honky Tonkers from the Michigan area are hard at it
again in late 2014 with TWO new album offerings for us fans to close out
the year with a bang.

December 2nd will release the LIVE album “Born And Raised In flint”.
Both of these albums have been in the works for some time and I’m
SUPER excited to finally get to bring the news to you.
Now as I said this will be a LIVE album and I’m sure the 78’s will
be in their PRIME!
I have high hopes Brett Robinson will show off his talents behind the steel guitar
throughout the album.

In late November “Grandpa’s Guitar” hits stores, and this will be an all
acoustic album. And one of his first offering for some time now, it hasn’t
been reported to me if this will be on Bloodshot Records or not.

He has been reporting these albums on social media lately and I am absolutely
smiling inside because I LOVE WHITEY MORGAN and his band is one of the
backup bands that just flat out kick ass on their own!

They are one of the hardest working bands out there in their own right
along with Dallas Moore and Bob Wayne. Usually playing 200 plus shows in a year
their show is packed with 70’s style Honky Tonk music.
EVERY time I have caught his show I was NEVER disappointed. I’ll try my best to
catch him at the Exit Inn in December.
Iv’e included some tour dates:

Oct 31 The Gramophone St Louis, MO
Nov 01 Roadhouse Bar & Grill Laquey, MO
Nov 02 The Blue Note Lounge Oklahoma City, Ok
Nov 07 PRIVATE EVENT Scottsdale, AZ
Nov 08 The Museum Club Flagstaff, AZ
Nov 13 Harvelle’s Long Beach, CA
Nov 14 Grumps Garage Lake Elsinore, CA
Nov 15 Hard Rock Hotel (Vinyl Room) Las Vegas, NV
Dec 03 Shank Hall Milwaukee, WI
Dec 05 Cabooze Minneapolis, MN
Dec 06 The Bottome Lounge Chicago, IL
Dec 12 The County Line Louisville, KY
Dec 13 Exit/In Nashville, TN
Jan 09 The Casbah San Diego, CA
Jan 10 Whisky A Go Go West Hollywood, CA
Jan 13 Buck Owen’s Crystal Palace Bakersfield, CA
Jan 14 Moe’s Alley Santa Cruz, CA
Jan 16 Thee Parkside San Francisco, CA
Jan 23 Dante’s Portland, OR
Jan 24 Tractor Tavern Seattle, WA

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November 12th ALL DAY LONG down on Broadway Tootsie’s Orchid Lounge will be having their 54rth Birthday Party.
Tootsie’s bar has been long associated with Country Music as long as the Opry has been at
the Ryman. Now honestly a lot of people think it started at the Ryman when IN FACT it did not.

Back in 1925 when George D Hay began the Opry with the help of “Banker Man” Edwin Craig who funded
WSM they held the Opry on the fifth floor of the WSM building. Then it went to the Hillsboro theater
then on to the Nashville War Memorial center and THEN the Ryman Auditorium.

Back then in the 40’s and 50’s and so forth the Ryman and Tootsie’s were like bread and butter!
MANY songs were written in the hallowed honky tonk…it is adorned even still today with
signatures and pictures of Country Music’s greatest women and forefathers.

Time unfortunately has “changed” Tootsie’s and it isn’t the staunch Honky Tonk it once was
because of tourists and pop country taking over and messing it up (so-to-speak).
Honestly I’m NOT really crazy about some of the acts on this show but I WILL support
the ones I DO like, and you may not agree. So in all fairness I’ll mention the pop country
acts on this show too.
I actually CAN give some of them credit for being GREAT songwriters and guitarists.
I really try my best to not be negative on this website so here goes y’all.

RANDY HOUSER, TRACY LAWRENCE, and MONTGOMERY GENTRY’s TROY GENTRY have been added to the
lineup that includes TERRI CLARK, CHUCK WICKS, TRICK PONY and DARRYL WORLEY.
The Birthday Bash will include a Broadway street party hosted by America’s Morning Show host Blair Garner and entertainment on the outdoor Broadway stage throughout the day.

I’ll be honest Terri Clark has done some really good Country Music and is doing
acoustic shows that can knock your socks off!
Her last couple albums had little to no commercial success but they were GOOD!
I go out of my way to look for obscure and little known music from known people.
Her Roots albums are JUST THAT!

I like Tracey Lawrence’s early music. His first few album’s were not bad
at all! Honestly “Paint Me A Birmingham” wasn’t half bad in my opinion.
I honestly would pay some decent money to go see him play.

Darryl Worley is another one I really enjoyed his early music.
His first few albums were all pretty damn good and he’s one of my
“Guilty Pleasures” so to speak.

NOW THERE WILL BE SOME unannounced SPECIAL guests this day that are
Country Music Legends! I cannot publicly say WHO but trust me if the rumors
I heard are true, I’ll TRY MY BEST to go!