Nov 262015


One of my friends from the Nashville area that promotes shows Jason H Buchanan and the Basement Presents Possessed By Paul James in December. PBPJ who is a Hillgrass Bluebilly artist always puts on a GREAT live show and his latest offering “There Will Be Nights When I’m Lonely” was a stellar album indeed. He will be appearing that evening with the Hooten Hallers.

That same week on December 14th he will be appearing at Puckett’s in Franklin Tennessee, which is a really good venue to see a show as well. Konrad is always a truly good act during the festivals of the year and he appears on many of them indeed, he is truly one of the finest one man bands around and does a super fine job of entertaining his audience.

Every time I find out about really good local music shows in the area I always try to write a small article featuring the shows. I also include them in my weekly listing of local shows in the area so please keep yourselves posted on them.

John King And The Mud River Revival Video Debut…NOW!

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Nov 262015

Well here it is as promised folks the second official video from John King And The Mud River Revival. This song is called ‘Drag The Green River” and can be found on their debut album called “Write The Wrongs”. I recently got to see them open for Jesco White at the Spillway and they did a truly fine job.

I have been reporting on pretty much everything this band does and I really enjoyed seeing my good friend Kenneth Marr in this video, he made my logo and those likenesses HE DREW! He is truly a super talented artist.

So as one of the finest local bands in the Bowling Green area just keeps getting bigger let them know you found out about them here! ENJOY IT FOLKS and HAPPY THANKSGIVING.

Nov 262015


For some time now I have been watching a project being made public by Jahshie P head honcho over at the Chicago based Moonrunners organization. Earlier this year he introduced Indie Exchange which is a pay per view (or listen) to page with exclusive site only content from some of the bands involved.

You can learn ore about this by clicking on the link above as you can hear exclusive songs by the first artist to become involved Hellbound Glory. For a small fee you can unlock music you can ONLY hear on this site, and learn about releases before the general public does.

What is

A video streaming web solution for the independent artist, offering the power of the Exact Timer Technology
A hub where fans can easily find their favorite artist’s exclusive content and hear new releases
A place to discover new talent by sampling various artist’s submissions at reasonable rates
A community to foster the growth of the independent artist, their work and the culture
An opportunity for the independent artist to control and monetize their content
Where the independent artist is guaranteed quick payment

I’m always looking for opportunities to allow indie artists to make the most income off their music in ways more accessible to the public, because the main media does not include their music (in ANY genre) for them to appreciate it. THIS website makes that possible in many ways and sheds new light on many aspects of their music. As it grows this will become a mecca of exposure to many artists that many fans would not have heard of anyplace else and I think this can certainly help the music community in many ways.

At this point I shall save all of my major music festival announcements for the last week of 2015 because I have SO MANY and Moonrunners is one of them. They ARE announcing some of the acts for next year already and as they all announce the ticket prices go up, but i just have so much to report on right now I have saved my festival coverage for later and like MANY of my articles I shall be following this up with updates as it grows into shape to be bigger.

Nov 262015


About ten years ago Country Legend Loretta Lynn amazed Country Music purists and fans alike with the epic album “Van Lear Rose” produced by Jack White from the White Stripes, and the album was met with much critical acclaim winning two Grammy awards. Loretta is the oldest actively touring female Country Music act that exists right now and honors her obligations to the Opry as well performing her required times a year to maintain her membership.

Early this month she announced a multiple album deal with Legacy Recording Nashville and will feature her first NEW music in ten years. I also understand she will re record “Coal Miner’s Daughter” which in my opinion is one of the greatest female Country songs ever written. She will also include some Gospel and folks songs on this album which will be co-produced by one of her twin daughters Patsy Lynn Russell.

I HAVE HEARD the pre-order will be a VINYL ONLY OFFER! In the last few years vinyl albums have been making a comeback by many artists. This album will be called “Full Circle” and will be officially released on March 4rth in all forms. This will be a first volume of a series of albums to be recorded by her called “The Cash Cabin Sessions”, which will be recorded in Hendersonville at Cash Cabin Studios and will contain thirteen tracks.

Nov 262015


The Kentucky Opry knocks another GREAT Country Music show out of the park in December on the 15th, as Clay and Barbie Campbell and the Kentucky Opry welcomes “Nothing But The Hits”. This is one of those combination concert deals that brings a STABLE full of good talent your way at once.

Tickets are on sale now at 35$ for VIP Gold 30$ Silver 25$ and General are 20$. Pretty good value for that price to get this many acts. And I’ll tell you what, this show will certainly bring Traditonal Country Music back to the masses in many ways. The Opry’s website says that there will be a fifteen piece band playing along with all the artists involved.

Ronnie McDowell I have been to see many times and every time he puts on a stellar show. He has sold millions of records and paintings and has had over 20 charted hits. He has been entertaining people for many many years!
Tommy Cash is the brother of the late Johnny Cash and has put together a tribute show for Johnny on this tour.

Another good point I would like to make about this show is on steel guitar will be none other than Legend Doyle Grisham himself and will also feature Tim Atwood on steel.

Teea Goans is a young lady I have featured many times on this website from many shows she done. She has contributed to the Midnite Jamboree and WSM 650 many times. I been enjoying her music for many years, and along with her will be Mandy Barnett. THAT woman has a voice of pure Country gold and played Patsy Cline on the popular show Always…Patsy Cline. She is one of the hardest working acts in Nashville today, always on the road.

Show information from their website:

The tour begins in Stillwater, Oklahoma on Saturday, November 28 at the Oklahoma vs Oklahoma State tailgate party! Next dates will include Concordia, Kansas at the Brown Grand Theatre on November 30; Kansas City, Missouri at Knuckleheads on December 1; Springfield, Missouri at the Gillioz Theatre on December 2; a private event in Tulsa on December 3; Okemah, Oklahoma at the Crystal Theatre on December 4; Ponca City, OK at the Poncan Theatre on December 5; Van Buren, Arkansas at the King’s Opera House on December 7; Hattiesburg, Mississippi at the Saenger Theatre on December 9; private show in Biloxi, Mississippi on the 10th, Natchez, Mississippi at the Natchez Center of Performing Arts on December 11, and in Crowley, Louisiana at the Grand Opera House of the South on December 12.

The tour resumes in Benton, Kentucky on December 15 at the Kentucky Opry. Then, it moves to the Cox Capital Theatre in Macon, Georgia on December 16; Calhoun, Ga at The Gem Theatre on December 17; The Morton Theatre in Athens, Georgia on December 18 and finishes up at the beautiful Newberry Opry House in Newberry, South Carolina on December 19.