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Mark Chesnutt Tradition Lives

So folks you know how I do this kind of thing in bulk articles and I truly hope that these help you discover some really good bands and albums. But inside this edition of my album features I’m sure you have pretty much heard of most of the artists on this one, if not don’t be ashamed.

This first one is one that I have been eagerly awaiting for a LONG TIME NOW and it’s been well worth waiting every minute of the trip. For six years I have been waiting for this man’s fifteenth studio album thats completely sounds like it came from the late 80’s and that’s NOT a put down! He has 14 No. 1 hits, 23 top ten singles, four platinum albums and five gold records to his credit.

“Tradition Lives” is aptly named because from the very first song the album “I Got A Quarter In My Pocket” you are taken through a Honky Tonk and steel guitar infused gut wrenching album that will become a classic hands down. It’s full of fiddle and steel and slow ballads about “Is It Still Cheating”. I mean this album has all the bells and whistles of a diamond in the rough in a sea of crappy mainstream music and country rap (whatever that is).

“He and I hooked up at a time when not a lot of people had a lot of faith in me anymore because I stayed ‘country’ when the industry was going the other way,” Chesnutt says of Ritchey. “I needed somebody like Jimmy who really believed in my kind of country music.” So Mark Chesnutt has enlisted the help of Jimmy Ritchey to produce this album for him. Honestly this entire album is an absolute treasure in every way, I couldn’t find ONE negative thing to say about any of it.

It has some pretty upbeat tunes like “She Oughta Miss Me By Now” which sounds like it came right out of 1990 when Mark Chesnutt was more prominently on the forefront of the media and not ignored like he is now. Nice piano playing and backing music to a well written song that is easy to relate with. As well as the song “Hot”…I mean as I write this it is like 105 outside lately! This summer has been absolutely brutally hot and messed up the fishing….too hot to fish, to hot for golf and too cold at home?

The hardest honky tonker on the album is “Never Been To Texas” which is a true statement about beer joints and classic Country still being wanted by society today. It’s basically a shame on you Music Row people, you can keep your baseball cap wearing beach ball boppers and let us adults eat peanuts and listen to cheating songs. It’s full of more twang than any album I have heard in 2016 so far.

The album ends with a soulful ballad that showcases his voice extremely well, and honestly I noticed his form has not faltered in the years absence here. He released a truly stellar thirteen song strong album. Everything about this album has exceeded my expectations!

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Rob Baird Wrong Side Of The River

I first heard of this man’s music in 2013 after his debut album “I Swear It’s The Truth” came out and met some truly high critical acclaim. I have enjoyed his music ever since and when I heard of this album I was equally happy about it, I love the direction of this album. Pretty much classic Americana music in every way, with great toe tapping songs like “Mercy Me”.

For only being 28 he has already become a prominent fixture on the Texas music scene for a few years now. “Run Of Good Luck” was the best song on the album in my opinion, I just really enjoyed the melody and the music. It is truly a well written song, however this album could have used a few more on it. It misses the mark for me at only 10 songs BUT the 10 songs that ARE on the album are good.

“Wrong Side Of The River” is a really good song I like his voice on this song and I liked the guitar tones on this song, along with the song “Oklahoma” both songs are really upbeat and real. All of the songs on this album are also over 3:30 and that’s something I really look for in my music, unless the song is not relevant for that over the 3 minute mark. “Horses” is a really good song in fact it’s probably the second best song on the album.

The album closes with slower songs “When I Go” and “Cowboy Cliche” I liked the steel and tempo of the song When I Go and the later of the two showcased his voice really well. He has a distinguished smooth voice you can pick out of a crowd of other singers.

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Dallas Wayne Songs The Jukebox Taught Me.

After ten albums of mostly all original material Mr. Dallas has released an album of cover songs that heavily influenced him. I truly related to this album because those songs and artists also equally influenced me as well in many ways and it included some people that influenced me as a youth and continue to do so today.

This album is a gigantic tribute to Country Music at a whopping 14 songs of what is perhaps Dallas Wayne’s finest vocal offering yet, in the fact that this is produced really well and mixed even better. His voice has gotten better in the years and blends REALLY well with Miss Paula Nelson with “Yesterday’s Gone” and that is followed by “Sea Of Heartbreak” made popular by Don Gibson and wrote by Paul Hampton.

The album opens with “Your Time’s Coming” made popular by Faron Young and wrote by one of my favorite writers Shel Silverstein and Kris Kristofferson. That song also included Willie Nelson, but that song was followed by a REALLY good version of “Who’ll Turn Out The Lights In Your World Tonight” by Mel Street. My favorite version was recorded by Ronnie Milsap in the 1980’s.

There is a true classic Del Reeves song “One Dime At A Time” which has great fiddle solos and piano, once again Heart Of Texas Records knocked it out of the ballpark here with Mr. Dallas Wayne. Not only is his presence on XM radio stellar but his preservation of Traditonal Country Music is appreciated here on this website. Also with songs like “It Doesn’t Seem To Matter” with Country Legend Jeannie Seely this album truly beyond pleased me personally.

My friend Glenn Douglass Tubb wrote a truly timeless classic he does on this album “Skip A Rope”. Now this song was originally done by Henson Cargill in days of old..truly an original classic tune that will never go out of style to me. “Eleven Roses” brings us Miss Mona and Mr. Darrell McCall, that name McCall is a legendary name within the ranks of Country Music to me and I couldn’t think of a finer way to cover that Hank Williams Junior classic.

The album closes with a old Waylon Jennings tune “Stop The World And Let Me Off” back when Waylon was being produced by Chet Atkins when they were trying to make Waylon conform to the Nashville sound. Honestly I do enjoy some of those earlier recordings that hardcore Waylon fans don’t always like.

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Robbie Fulks: Upland Stories

This album is one of Bloodshot’s finest offerings this month, I mean they have released some truly great albums this year so far and this album is NO slouch. It opens with a good song called “Alabama At Night” follwed with a catchy well written song about growing up with family called “Baby Rocked Her Dolly”. It has some really good steel folk rootsy sounds within it’s lyrics of mighty fine songwriting.

“Sarah Jane” has some impressive guitar playing in it I really enjoyed the picking it reminded me of some early James Taylor type music. You can see many influences within his soul on this album here which was recorded by Steve Albini. “Aunt Peg’s New Man” was a great Bluegrass song that shows us his Bluegrass style that he had during his tenure with the Bluegrass band “Special Consensus”.

The 12 songs on this album kind of go all over the place like the banjo filled “America’s A Hard Religion” with folk tunes and roots and Country, however it’s certainly not his well known gritty Honky Tonk Country that I identified with in his earlier work. He was and still is one of the most heralded alt-country performers around.

The last song on the album was a really good one “Fare Thee Well California Gals” I like those acoustic folky type songs full of strumming guitar and good words. I like to have to listen close to the words to read the stories within the picture. I strongly suggest this album in your collection.

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Johnny Lee: You Ain’t Never Been To Texas

This album is chocked full of new songs from a Country Music icon from the Texas scene Johnny Lee. It opens with a really awesome western swing song called “Lonesome Love List” and another great song is “Who’s Left Who’s Right”. The song is full of great steel guitar sounds and some rock guitars as well.

I really didn’t care for the song “Deep Water” but that negative feeling was quickly redeemed by the song ” Never Been To Texas”. That song really painted a fantastic picture in my head and that is what I look for in a song. I think a song is paint and your mind is a canvas and I want that song to paint a vivid picture for me.

“Good Lovin Woman Bad” is a really awesome rocking more modern sounding song which the last half of the album is filled with like the politically incorrect song “Bullets First”. I am truly satisfied with this album and I hope he offers more new material in the coming years, however it’s not on my top 50 list. It is within honorable mention though.

Jul 242016
 

Americana Fest
Muddy Roots
Crooked Smile Fall Fest

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The So-Cal Hoedown is going to be a really huge 4 stage outdoor festival, that will be coming to the streets of downtown Santa Ana California. One of the differences about this particular festival is the fact that ALL of the acts I will include on this roster will all be performing the same day, August 13th.

Another distinctive quality about this festival was the reasonable price of 25.00 for general admission, 45.00 and 55.00 for the premium VIP package. As always I’ll be including a link on here for you to buy tickets HERE.

Here is the lineup for this festival this day:

Wanda Jackson
Shooter Jennings With Waymore’s Outlaws
Throw Rag
Nekromantix
Supersuckers
Cadillac Tramps
The Blasters
Slim Jim Phantom
Slim Cesna’s Auto Club
Roger Alan Wade
The Freightshakers
Deadbolt
Eddie And Reckless
The Sun Demons
Mink Daggers
The Cornfed Project
The Street Walkin Cheetahs
Sandbox BulliesSandbox Bullies
Galactic Polecats
Thirsty Crows
Tiki Bandits
7 Letter Words
pope Paul And The Illegals
Heartbreak Express
Outlaw Daddies
Slaughterhousers

Event is located in Downtown Santa Ana – The event entrance is located on French St at the corner of 4th St.

We are taking over 4+ city blocks, the main stage will be outside with three additional indoor stages. There will be a lowbrow art exhibit, a pinup contest and two burlesque shows. Tons of classic cars, dozens of food trucks and tons of vendors that will line the streets of Downtown Santa Ana for a one of a kind event that you wont want to miss!

Event will be indoor/outdoor and include the following properties
The Yost Theater
The 1912
Diego’s Rock-N-Roll Bar & Eats
The Underground DTSA
Festival Hall

Jul 242016
 

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I tell you what folks I will make this article brief and helpful, as I shall be sharing this AND direct links to the Gofundme account for Mr. Mikey Dehlin AKA Mikey Classic. Mr. Mikey is the frontman for the band the Goddamn Gallows which is a great band that I feature on here frequently. They are currently overseas playing the final portions of their biggest tour ever when Mr. Mikey’s home back in America caught on fire.

I First heard early yesterday early morning via social media that he got a text from his landlord that Friday evening his Chicago apartment was totally engulfed and all of his belongings are gone besides what he has with him on tour. In many cases I am not too hip on Gofundme but in an instance such as this I think the young lady that set this up should be commended and I plan to contribute on my next payday.

CLICK HERE TO DONATE

This band has always been very good to me and has always been kind enough to allow my website to feature their shows and their music. Their shows are always very energetic and high octane. I strongly urge each and every one of you to share this and help any way you can.

Jul 242016
 

Americana Fest
Muddy Roots
Crooked Smile Fall Fest

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Folks I’ll be honest I don’t even know WHERE to begin on this project that happens right here in town every September at different venues all over town. It’s physically impossible to cover the entire festival every year and honestly I prefer to do the majority of my work alone. So this September in Nashville I shall be attending this huge event all over town during different times.

I’m going to try my best to provide all the best information about this huge festival like I do all the others in this format that I have for festivals. So if you are familiar with this event and how it works HERE is where you can buy your wristband or your whole event pass to see all the shows. NOW I will tell you this if you have a wristband and the specific event you want is full from conference holders you WILL NOT be able to see the show, some of the official venues are small in capacity and I have gone through this myself even with a media pass.

So this year this is the official list of venues involved with Americana Fest in some form:

3rd And Lindsley
The 5 Spot
12th And Porter
The Basement And Basement East
Cannery Ballroom
City Winery
Family Wash
The High Watt
Mercy Lounge
Music City Roots at the Factory at Franklin
Station Inn
Third Man

The Sheraton Hotel downtown is the official hotel of the event this year. And also here are a ton of other hotels to stay at in Nashville within driving distance of the venues, pretty much everything is not very far here. I’m going to add to this list as time progresses and I always do research to add to the list here, like I said this is a big event and pretty much is the better alternative to CMA Fest. For downtown hotels click HERE that link has around 20 hotels.

Club Hotel Nashville Inn And Suites
Country Inn And Suites Opryland North
Best Western Opryland
Holiday Inn Express Opryland
Airport Super 8 Opryland
Courtyard Nashville
Hampton Inn And Suites
Guest House Inn
Days Inn Opryland
Fiddler’s Inn Opryland

So as of this far the Americana Association has announced the second round of featured acts for the festival and right  now I am still checking out which acts will be at which venue, and will have an extensive schedule by the end of August for you.. The second  addition brings the 17th Annual AmericanaFest artist list to 121 and more than 180 artists will be announced by the first week in September. Recently Billboard magazine recognized Americana Music on their charts by creating a whole new area for it. It certainly created a milestone for music that websites like mine frequently feature.

This HUGE Nashville festival has about every artist I have EVER covered within the Americana circuit and Texas scene as well as some I recognize from Kansas City scenes and west coast too. This festival is SO large next year I’m planning on taking a week vacation to try to cover as much as possible within the ranks of this monstrosity.

About the Americana Music Association
The Americana Music Association is a professional not-for-profit trade organization whose mission is to advocate for the authentic voice of American roots music around the world. The Association produces events throughout the year; including the Americana Music Festival & Conference and the critically acclaimed Americana Honors & Awards program. The Americana Music Association receives enormous support from the Tennessee Department of Tourism, Nashville Convention & Visitors Corp, Lagunitas Brewing Company, Music City Networks, Pandora, ASCAP, BMI, SESAC, SoundExchange, AT&T, and Yazoo Brewing Company, For more information, or to purchase an Americana Music Festival & Conference registration, please visit www.americanamusic.org
 
About AmericanaFest
The 17th annual Americana Music Festival & Conference will take place September 20-25, 2016. The event brings together fans and music industry professionals alike, offering six days of celebration through seminars, panels and networking opportunities by day and raw, battery recharging showcases each night. The Americana Honors & Awards Show is the featured performance of the festivities, taking place at the historic Ryman Auditorium. T Bone Burnett will be delivering the keynote speech.
10 String Symphony
Aaron Lee Tasjan
Allen Thompson Band
Amanda Shires
Amelia Curran
Amy Speace
Andrew Combs
Andrew Leahey & the Homestead
Anne McCue
Anthony D’Amato
Aoife O’Donovan
Applewood Road
Aubrie Sellers
Austin Lucas
B R U N S
Bart Crow
Baskery
Becca Mancari
Becky Warren
Ben de la Cour
Bill and the Belles
Billy Bragg & Joe Henry
Billy Strings
Birger Olsen
BJ Barham
Bobby Rush
Bonnie Bishop
Brandy Zdan
Brent Cobb
Brian Whelan
Brian Wright
Bruce Hornsby & The Noisemakers
Bryan Sutton
Buddy Miller
C.W. Stoneking
Caitlyn Smith
Cale Tyson
Caleb Caudle
Carl Anderson
Carson McHone
Carter Sampson
Cedric Burnside Project
Charlie Faye & The Fayettes
Chatham County Line
Chelle Rose
Christian Lopez
Ciaran Lavery
Cicada Rhythm
Dan Layus
Darrin Bradbury
David Ramirez
Dawn and Hawkes
Dead Horses
Derik Hultquist
Dex Romweber
Dietrich Strause
Dori Freeman
Dwight Yoakam 
Dylan LeBlanc
Eggs Over Easy
Erin Rae & The Meanwhiles
Frankie Lee
Front Country
Frontier Ruckus
Grant-Lee Phillips
Green River Ordinance
Grizzlee Train
Hackensaw Boys
High Plains Jamboree
Hollis Brown
Indianola
Indigo Girls
Jack Grelle
Jack Ingram
James McMurtry
Janiva Magness
Jared Deck
Jason D. Williams
Jason Eady
Jim Lauderdale
Jimmy LaFave
Joe Purdy
John Moreland
John Paul White
John Prine
Johnny Appleseed
Jon Latham
Jonathan Tyler
Kaia Kater
Kasey Chambers
Larkin Poe
Larry Campbell & Teresa Williams
LAU
Lee Ann Womack
Lewis & Leigh
Liz Longley
Lori McKenna
Lowland Hum
Lucie Silvas
Luke Bell
Lydia Loveless
Malcolm Holcombe
Mandolin Orange
Marlon Williams
Martin Sexton
Matt Haeck
Mayeux and Broussard
Memphis Ukulele Band
Michael Fracasso
Michaela Anne
Mindy Smith
Molly Parden
Moonsville Collective
Motel Mirrors
Muddy Magnolias
My Bubba
Nellie Clay
Nitty Gritty Dirt Band
Paper Bird
Parker Millsap
Paul Burch
Penny & Sparrow
Phil Cody
Phil Madeira’s Mercyland
Pony Bradshaw
Quiet Life
Reckless Kelly
Red Shahan
River Whyless
Rob Baird
Rob Ickes & Trey Hensley
Robbie Fulks
Robert Vincent
Rodney Crowell
Rose Cousins
Ruby Amanfu
Ruby Boots
Russell Morris
Ruston Kelly
Ryan Beaver
Ryan Boldt
Sam Bush
Sam Lewis
Sam Outlaw
Sammy Brue
Sara Watkins
Sarah Jarosz
Sarah Potenza
Sarah Shook & The Disarmers
Sean McConnell
Sean Rowe
Sean Watkins
Sera Cahoone
Seth Walker
Shane Nicholson
Shannon McNally
Shawn Colvin & Steve Earle
Shawn Mullins
Shelly Colvin
Sierra Hull
Smooth Hound Smith
Sonia Leigh
Sons of Bill
Statesboro Revue
Stationwagon
Steve Dawson
Steve Poltz
Sunny Sweeney
Susto
Syd Straw
Tami Neilson
Teddy Thompson & Kelly Jones
The Accidentals
The Americans
The Ballroom Thieves
The Bellfuries
The Black Lillies
The Bottle Rockets
The Cactus Blossoms
The Contenders
The Cordovas
The Fearless Kin
The Gibson Brothers
The Handsome Family
The Harpoonist & the Axe Murderer
The Honeycutters
The Infamous Stringdusters
The Lonely Heartstring Band
The Malpass Brothers
The O’Connor Band featuring Mark O’Connor
The Pines
The Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band
The Secret Sisters
The Stray Birds
The Suitcase Junket
The Travelin’ McCourys
The Wild Reeds
Tim Easton
Tim O’Brien
Timothy B. Schmit
Tony Joe White
Town Mountain
Vandaveer
Wanda Jackson
Whitney Rose
Will Hoge
William Bell
William Clark Green
William the Conqueror
Willie Watson
Wynonna & The Big Noise
Yarn
Yola Carter

 

 The Americana Honors and Awards show on September 21, 2016 at the historic Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, TN is the celebrated program and  is the capstone event of “AmericanaFest,” the Americana Music Festival and  the Conference. Right now the members have already voted on who won each category and the nominees are as follows:

Album of the Year
Something More Than Free, Jason Isbell, Produced by Dave Cobb
The Ghosts of Highway 20, Lucinda Williams, Produced by Greg Leisz, Tom Overby and Lucinda Williams
The Very Last Day, Parker Millsap, Produced by Parker Millsap and Gary Paczosa
Traveller, Chris Stapleton, Produced by Dave Cobb and Chris Stapleton
Artist of the Year
Jason Isbell
Bonnie Raitt
Chris Stapleton
Lucinda Williams
Duo/Group of the Year
Alabama Shakes
Emmylou Harris & Rodney Crowell
Lake Street Dive
The Milk Carton Kids
Tedeschi Trucks Band
 
Emerging Artist of the Year
Leon Bridges
John Moreland
Margo Price
Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats
 
Song of the Year
“24 Frames” Jason Isbell
“Dime Store Cowgirl” Kacey Musgraves
“Hands Of Time” Margo Price
“S.O.B.”  Nathaniel Rateliff & The Nightsweats
 
Instrumentalist of the Year  
Cindy Cashdollar
Stuart Duncan
Jedd Hughes
Sara Watkins 
OK folks this from their website about a Spotify preview they have going on right now:
To help tailor your festival experience to your liking, we’ve curated a Spotify playlist featuring our stellar lineup this year. With more than 200 artists at over 14 venues across Music City, this event promises to live up to its reputation, having been described by MOJO Magazine as the “roots alternative to the GRAMMYs and South by Southwest.” Click here to get a taste of what’s in store!
HERE is a full list of schedules and shows so YOU can find YOUR favorite bands this week and I’ll be covering some of these shows to my best ability HELL there is NO WAY I can cover a festival this large.
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Fond Object Records

5:00 pm

The Basement

6:00 pm

The Family Wash

The Bluebird Cafe

ACME Feed & Seed

6:45 pm

The Bistro at Emma

7:00 pm

Ascend Amphitheater

The Basement

ACME Feed & Seed

8:00 pm

The Basement East

The Basement

City Winery – Nashville

9:00 pm

The 5 Spot

The Bluebird Cafe

The Basement

City Winery – Nashville

10:00 pm

City Winery – Nashville

The Basement

11:00 pm

City Winery – Nashville

The Basement

Wends:

 11:30 am

Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum

12:00 pm

Sheraton Nashville Downtown Hotel

Sheraton Nashville Downtown Hotel

12:15 pm

Alley Taps

5:00 pm

City Winery – Nashville

6:00 pm

The 5 Spot

6:30 pm

Ryman Auditorium

The Family Wash

8:00 pm

ACME Feed & Seed

10:00 pm

ACME Feed & Seed

The High Watt

City Winery – Nashville

The 5 Spot

Mercy Lounge

The Family Wash

The Station Inn

The Basement East

The Basement

10:30 pm

The Cannery Ballroom

11:00 pm

ACME Feed & Seed

The Station Inn

The 5 Spot

Mercy Lounge

The Family Wash

City Winery – Nashville

The High Watt

The Basement East

The Basement

11:30 pm

The Cannery Ballroom

11:59 pm

The Basement

The High Watt

The Station Inn

City Winery – Nashville

The Basement East

The Family Wash

The 5 Spot

Thurs

 8:30 am

Sheraton Nashville Downtown Hotel

9:00 am

Sheraton Nashville Downtown Hotel

12:15 pm

InDo Nashville

12:30 pm

Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum

Howlin’ Books

5:00 pm

The Crying Wolf

12th & Porter

Alley Taps

New West Records

The 5 Spot

5:15 pm

Razor & Tie Music

The Groove

The Filming Station

6:00 pm

Union Station Hotel

ACME Feed & Seed

The Bluebird Cafe

7:00 pm

The 5 Spot

3rd & Lindsley

Music City Roots at the Factory at Franklin

The Station Inn

Ascend Amphitheater

8:00 pm

American Legion

The High Watt

3rd & Lindsley

Mercy Lounge

The Basement

The Station Inn

Downtown Presbyterian Church

City Winery – Nashville

Third Man Records

The 5 Spot

12th & Porter

8:30 pm

The Cannery Ballroom

Communion Presents at The Anchor

9:00 pm

The Station Inn

American Legion

The High Watt

City Winery – Nashville

The Basement

3rd & Lindsley

Third Man Records

The 5 Spot

The Family Wash

12th & Porter

The Basement East

Mercy Lounge

9:30 pm

Communion Presents at The Anchor

The Cannery Ballroom

10:00 pm

American Legion

The Basement East

The Station Inn

The Family Wash

12th & Porter

The 5 Spot

Third Man Records

Mercy Lounge

City Winery – Nashville

The High Watt

The Basement

3rd & Lindsley

10:30 pm

Communion Presents at The Anchor

The Cannery Ballroom

11:00 pm

Mercy Lounge

City Winery – Nashville

The Basement

The Family Wash

The High Watt

The Basement East

American Legion

3rd & Lindsley

The 5 Spot

Third Man Records

11:30 pm

Communion Presents at The Anchor

The Cannery Ballroom

11:59 pm

American Legion

The Family Wash

The Basement East

The High Watt

The 5 Spot

3rd & Lindsley

The Basement

Mercy Lounge

Third Man Records

12th & Porter

 8:30 am

Sheraton Nashville Downtown Hotel

9:00 am

Sheraton Nashville Downtown Hotel

12:30 pm

Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum

Howlin’ Books

5:00 pm

12th & Porter

ACME Feed & Seed

The Family Wash

The 5 Spot

5:15 pm

The Groove

The Filming Station

InDo Nashville

5:30 pm

Grimey’s New & Preloved Music

Razor & Tie Music

6:00 pm

The Bluebird Cafe

ACME Feed & Seed

7:00 pm

ACME Feed & Seed

8:00 pm

The Station Inn

City Winery – Nashville

The 5 Spot

The High Watt

The Basement East

The Basement

Mercy Lounge

12th & Porter

3rd & Lindsley

8:30 pm

The Cannery Ballroom

Communion Presents at The Anchor

9:00 pm

The Station Inn

Mercy Lounge

3rd & Lindsley

12th & Porter

The Family Wash

The 5 Spot

The High Watt

City Winery – Nashville

The Basement East

The Basement

9:30 pm

Communion Presents at The Anchor

The Cannery Ballroom

10:00 pm

12th & Porter

3rd & Lindsley

The Basement

City Winery – Nashville

The 5 Spot

The Station Inn

The Basement East

The Family Wash

The High Watt

Mercy Lounge

10:30 pm

Communion Presents at The Anchor

The Cannery Ballroom

11:00 pm

12th & Porter

Mercy Lounge

The Station Inn

The High Watt

The Basement East

The 5 Spot

City Winery – Nashville

The Basement

3rd & Lindsley

The Family Wash

11:30 pm

The Cannery Ballroom

Communion Presents at The Anchor

11:59 pm

City Winery – Nashville

The Family Wash

The Basement

The High Watt

3rd & Lindsley

The Basement East

The Station Inn

Mercy Lounge

The 5 Spot

 10:00 am

Antique Archeology Nashville

11:30 am

ACME Feed & Seed

The 5 Spot

12:00 pm

InDo Nashville

Grimey’s New & Preloved Music

The Groove

The Filming Station

The Station Inn

2:00 pm

Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum

3:00 pm

The Family Wash

5:00 pm

12th & Porter

6:00 pm

The Bluebird Cafe

8:00 pm

The Basement

Mercy Lounge

City Winery – Nashville

The High Watt

12th & Porter

3rd & Lindsley

The Station Inn

The 5 Spot

8:30 pm

Communion Presents at The Anchor

9:00 pm

Mercy Lounge

The Station Inn

3rd & Lindsley

The Basement

12th & Porter

The Family Wash

The 5 Spot

City Winery – Nashville

The High Watt

9:30 pm

Communion Presents at The Anchor

10:00 pm

The Basement

The Family Wash

The 5 Spot

3rd & Lindsley

The High Watt

City Winery – Nashville

The Station Inn

12th & Porter

Mercy Lounge

10:30 pm

Communion Presents at The Anchor

11:00 pm

Mercy Lounge

The Basement

12th & Porter

The Station Inn

The 5 Spot

The Family Wash

City Winery – Nashville

3rd & Lindsley

The High Watt

11:59 pm

City Winery – Nashville

The 5 Spot

Mercy Lounge

12th & Porter

The High Watt

The Family Wash

The Basement

The Station Inn

3rd & Lindsley

 11:00 am

City Winery – Nashville

12:00 pm

Bobby’s Idle Hour

Fond Object Records

1:00 pm

The Family Wash

2:00 pm

George Jones Museum

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Folks I am constantly checking on local venues in Tennessee And Kentucky to bring you the BEST possible list of bands and artists to see. This does NOT include my festival articles you must go to them and check on who’s playing where for that. Have a show YOU want to report to me? You can email.

Chris Stapleton
Ascend Ampitheater October 15th

Dead Soldiers
Harp And Fiddle August 19th

Dead Horses
Exit Inn October 20th

Rhonda Vincent
Renfro Valley October 29th

John Conlee
Lagala Bowling Green Ky October 9th

Gene Watson
Kentucky Opry October 7th and 8th

Sturgill Simpsom
Ryman Auditorium October 28th and 29th

Goddamn Gallows Halloween Bash
Gallows Bound
Hillbilly Casino
Stump Tail Dolly
Exit Inn October 29th

Travis Tritt
Skypac November 3rd

Bonnie Bishop
3rd And Lindsley November 16th

Daniel Romano
The Basement East November 16th

Mandy Barnett
Schemerhorn Symphony Center

Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band
Mercy Lounge September 23rd

Radney Foster
City Winery November 26th

Charlie Daniels
Volunteer Jam 2016 November 30th

Old Crow Medicine Show
Ryman Auditorium December 31st

The Devil Makes Three
The Cannery Ballroom Feb 4rth 2017

Ronnie Milsap
Schemerhorn Symphony Center March 5th 2017

John Conlee
Merle Travis Music Center May 5th 2017

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SO last weekend I traveled to Hiram Georgia to celebrate one of my newer friends and someone I truly have a LOT of admiration for, Tenishia Sunshine Sylvester. I’m going to tell a little about her in just a few moments but right now I’m sure she would not mind me telling you about the venue Cantrell’s Hiram Station in Hiram Georgia.

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It is the oldest bar in the area and it has been expanded many times over the 13 years my friend Tenishia has been going there. Almost instantly when I got there I was greeted by the owner and she truly made me feel welcomed there, in fact I don’t think I had any problems or complaints at all, it was about an hour and half out of Chattanooga so it was an easy ride down there.

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I have to honestly say the wings rivaled the spillway in Bowling Green and The High Rail in Indianapolis only..they were truly that good. It amazed me they didn’t offer pizzas however the menu was really large and the prices were reasonably common for a place to make profit. And TRUST ME I been to venues in 8 states this year alone! This bar has a spacious stage area and very nice area to play pool, not a bad layout indeed. The only negative thing I could say was it was a little hard to find from the road at first, unless it was just MY GPS (that could have been the case) so I cannot even say it was their fault.

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Miss Tenishia does SO MUCH for local music and national acts on social media she deserves to be applauded on THIS WEBSITE for her warrior like contributions to Shooter Jennings, Blackberry Smoke, Kid Rock, Jamey Johnson, and MANY MORE! We swap mail packages of stickers and shirts and new bands we find. I first met her at Jon Hensley’s visitation when he passed away and from that moment we became friends and I think the absolute world of her.

So we celebrated her birthday last Saturday and as she clearly stated to me there were many more celebrating there too as well, I saw balloons all over the place when I got there. And the crowd was pretty responsive to the live music most of the evening.  So for her birthday we had Joshua Morningstar and Kendra Hope playing cover songs tonight, which was fine by me because I was instructed to mostly take the night off and enjoy myself. So I did not bust out the whole huge media setup I mostly do and just used pen and paper, honestly I know both their music so well I can do it on memory.

Joshua Morningstar was my artist of the year in 2015 and he has become the FIRST independent performer I have saw in 6 different states..would have been 7 but it didn’t work out that way, it’s O.K. Kendra Hope is quickly making a name for herself all over the south and is a true road warrior at a young age. So here was a large portion of their set lists last weekend, it’s been a HOT long work week for me so I could not write articles this week much.

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Joshua Morningstar:

Honey I Still Do- Don Williams
Life Sucks And I Must Be It’s Favorite Dick- original
Outlaw You- Shooter Jennings
Your Cheat’n Heart- Hank Williams Sr.
Rollin In My Sweet Baby’s Arms- Lots of People!
Mr. Bojangles- Lot’s Of People!
Lonesome Orny N Mean- Waylon Jennings
Ramblin Fever- Merle Haggard
Good Ol’ Boys- Waylon Jennings
Driving Nails In My Coffin- Ernest Tubb
As Long As You Ain’t Coming Back- original
Hey Good Looki’n- Hank Williams Sr.
Tear In My Beer- Hank Williams Sr-Jr.
High Cost Of Living- Jamey Johnson
Stop Fucking Up Country Music- Billie Gant
November Rain- Guns N Roses
Digging Up Bones- Randy Travis
Whiskey Bent And Hell Bound- Hank Williams Jr.
Slide Off Of Your Satin Sheets- Johnny Paycheck
Mommas Don’t Let Your Babies- Willie and Waylon
One More Last Chance- Vince Gill
Fighting Side Of Me…Okie From Muskogee..Daddy Frank…The Way I Am- Merle Haggard
Motel Madness- original

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Kendra Hope:

Honky Tonk Blues- Hank Williams Sr.
Hippies And Cowboys- Cody Jinks And The Tone Deaf Hippies
Mama Tried- Merle Haggard
Outlaw Women- Waylon Jennings
Once A Day- Connie Smith
Clyde Played Electric Bass- Waylon jennigs
16th Avenue- Lacy J Dalton
Wild Side Of Life- Kitty Wells
Blue Tick Hound- Pistol Annies
Setting House On Fire- Pistol Annies
Good Girls Gonna Go Bad- tammy Wynette
Biscuits- Kacey Musgraves
Fortune And Fame- original

Jul 122016
 

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Well friends I am sure most of you all know that THIS is not my primary job although I wished it was, I have to have health insurance like everyone else. One of my truck driver friends from Pegasus Chester Alvey pointed out this darn fine show coming to his area and I wanted to thank him on here for his help with this article.

On August 20, 2016 at 7:00 p.m., Jackson’s Keepin’ it Country Tour will continue with pop country and American Idol runner-up Lauren Alaina. It began January 8th 2015 in Florida. General admission tickets are only $40 each and 500 VIP tickets will be available for $85 each . The VIP tickets can only be purchased at Elizabethtown City Hall, 200 West Dixie Avenue. All other tickets may be purchased at Elizabethtown Tourism & Convention Bureau, 1030 N. Mulberry Street, Pritchard Community Center, 404 S. Mulberry Street, City Hall and all Elizabethtown locations of State Farm Insurance.

You can get your tickets for this event HERE.

If you will remember his new album Angels And Alcohol secured my TOP number one spot of 2015 last year, it just couldn’t be whipped song wise or production wise. Pretty much for 25 years Alan Jackson has never changed his style or his signature sound with his band the Strayhorns. He has recorded 16 studio albums and one live album, is an active member of the Opry and has earned 16 CMA awards since his first album in 1990. Of his 50 top ten hits 35 of them were number ones and a lot of people don’t know he wrote many of the songs off Randy Travis album “High Lonesome” in 1992.

In 1999 Alan Jackson promptly stood up and defended George Jones when the CMA requested Jones to trim his hit song “Choices” wrote by Billy Yates to 90 seconds. Jones quickly responded by boycotting the entire event and this prompted Alan Jackson to perform half of his then hit “Pop A Top” which was a Jim Ed Brown cover off his album “Under The Influence”, and followed that with half of Jones song Choices. He then followed by walking off the stage and was almost fired from his label for doing so. In 2000 a Bluegrass artist named Larry Cordle wrote the truthful duet recorded by Jackson and Strait “Murder On Music Row” which turned the tide on pop country entirely.

In 2015 the Country Music Hall Of Fame opened an exhibit celebrating his 25th anniversary with a complete exhibit showcasing his entire life along with his own personal collection of cars and awards and he opened the exhibit himself at an in store performance at their theater. He has been touring in support of Angels And Alcohol ever since.

Jul 122016
 

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Well friends I am sure most of you all know that THIS is not my primary job although I wished it was, I have to have health insurance like everyone else. One of my truck driver friends from Pegasus Chester Alvey pointed out this darn fine show coming to his area and I wanted to thank him on here for his help with this article.

On August 20, 2016 at 7:00 p.m., Jackson’s Keepin’ it Country Tour will continue with pop country and American Idol runner-up Lauren Alaina. It began January 8th 2015 in Florida. General admission tickets are only $40 each and 500 VIP tickets will be available for $85 each . The VIP tickets can only be purchased at Elizabethtown City Hall, 200 West Dixie Avenue. All other tickets may be purchased at Elizabethtown Tourism & Convention Bureau, 1030 N. Mulberry Street, Pritchard Community Center, 404 S. Mulberry Street, City Hall and all Elizabethtown locations of State Farm Insurance.

You can get your tickets for this event HERE.

If you will remember his new album Angels And Alcohol secured my TOP number one spot of 2015 last year, it just couldn’t be whipped song wise or production wise. Pretty much for 25 years Alan Jackson has never changed his style or his signature sound with his band the Strayhorns. He has recorded 16 studio albums and one live album, is an active member of the Opry and has earned 16 CMA awards since his first album in 1990. Of his 50 top ten hits 35 of them were number ones and a lot of people don’t know he wrote many of the songs off Randy Travis album “High Lonesome” in 1992.

In 1999 Alan Jackson promptly stood up and defended George Jones when the CMA requested Jones to trim his hit song “Choices” wrote by Billy Yates to 90 seconds. Jones quickly responded by boycotting the entire event and this prompted Alan Jackson to perform half of his then hit “Pop A Top” which was a Jim Ed Brown cover off his album “Under The Influence”, and followed that with half of Jones song Choices. He then followed by walking off the stage and was almost fired from his label for doing so. In 2000 a Bluegrass artist named Larry Cordle wrote the truthful duet recorded by Jackson and Strait “Murder On Music Row” which turned the tide on pop country entirely.

In 2015 the Country Music Hall Of Fame opened an exhibit celebrating his 25th anniversary with a complete exhibit showcasing his entire life along with his own personal collection of cars and awards and he opened the exhibit himself at an in store performance at their theater. He has been touring in support of Angels And Alcohol ever since.

Jul 102016
 

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I’m really sorry folks I cannot always get on over to the keyboard fast enough to report news to your computer fast enough sometimes, and I’m quite sure other websites get you the news faster than I. It was around June 16th that the following statement was posted on their social media site:

Hello Friends – It is with a heavy heart that we tell you that The Damn Quails will be going on an indefinite hiatus effective immediately. We have had an amazing run as a band, but right now we need to focus on ourselves and our own personal situations. Unfortunately, this makes it impossible to continue playing music and traveling as a band. We would like to thank each and every one of you for sticking with us for so long and through so many difficulties. We made two records that we are so happy you embraced and made part of your lives. We couldn’t have made “Out of the Birdcage” without your amazing support. We would also like to thank all of the promoters, buyers, and fans who made the live shows possible and so much fun. Finally, we would like to thank all of the players who graced the stage with us and were part of the Quail Philharmonic. You are all amazing. We don’t know what the future holds, but this is where we are right now. Thanks again for everything.

Gabriel Marshall and Bryon White
The Damn Quails.

This band has always struggled to stay afloat on the road and has indeed overcome many triumphs during their run since 2011 when they released their first album “Down The Hatch”. The album sold really well and the band soon became a heavily touring big market name, however they did not have enough CD’s printed to supply demand and their travel costs outweighed their income to purchase more albums due to a lawsuit with management and their label to keep the “Damn Quails” name.

They finally did indeed win their lawsuit and were given legal permission to continue to record NEW music under their name. However they still had no funds for merch like shirts and things for extra income, so they issued a kickstarter fund on social media to raise 55,000 in order to record their 2015 offering (and one of my Top 50 albums of 2015) called “Out Of The Birdcage”. The album was admittedly named as such to celebrate their freedom to create the music they chose to on their own label.

However more touring costs and mounting personal issues occurred in their lives and they became unable to continue to perform on the road so on June 15th they issued the above statement on social media. It’s not my position to say IF they will ever return however you can darn well be sure to bet I’ll be keeping tabs on them to see if the Damn Quails will ever take the stage again.

Jul 102016
 

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I’ll tell you what 2016 just keeps getting bigger and better in the NEW Country Music department with so many stellar artists putting out GOOD material, and in the next few weeks we will be BLASTED with albums form so many Legends that I’ll be digging a DEEP ditch trail to my local record store for all of them. Now one of  the new albums coming out VERY SOON is “Lucky Me” the new offering from Country Legend Moe Bandy.

I heard three of the new songs on his LIVE album from 2015 and one of them will be called “He Ain’t No Hank” ,It’s a song about a janitor that was in the studio that Moe ran into as he was looking for songs. After talking with him and listening to his song he decided to record it, not long after he cut it the writer died. It has a slight modern twist to it..I say SLIGHT..this song still had piano and Moe’s classic traditional sound as well.

“Midnight Rodeo” is another new song on the album and it’s a slower ballad song that shares his life on the road. It’s a hard rough life out there and Moe is still one of the few active Legends we have left still playing over 150 shows a year. He also has a song called “Take Your Momma When You Go”, which is a song about a  man loosing his wife and his mother -in-law too! This song also has a more modern twist to it but like I said it does NOT exclude those classic steel guitar sounds he is known for.

One of the reasons I adore Moe Bandy so much is because his first album came out the year I was born 1972 and was produced by Ray Baker who actually made Moe pay in advance for his first album, and OUT came “I Just Started Hating Cheating Songs Today”. What followed was a LONG career of ten number one hits, ten top ten hits, sixty-six charted singles, and 5 albums that went gold. There will also be duets with Ricky Skaggs, Riders In The Sky, and the Oak Ridge Boys as well.

In the time of Kenny Rogers pop country, and the Nashville Sound doing their thing, the Outlaw Country running against the grain and also the Bakersfield Country Music coming from the west coast we had Moe Bandy coming out of the midwest area with pretty much traditional sounding plain out all around Country Music. With the help of writers like Whitey Shaffer he forged a niche in the Traditional Texas style Honky Tonk that was quickly identified by the working man of the 1970’s.

Another fine point of his truly awesome career are all of his classic duet albums with Country Legend Joe Stampley where they recorded some truly timeless classic Country Music and have toured together many times. Also many times he recorded some great duets with Becky Hobbs and many others.

OK FOLKS so you can pre-order this album on his website and ALSO on August 3rd there will be an official release party for the album in Nashville at the Nashville Palace where he will be performing songs off the album and old classic hits as well. To purchase tickets click HERE.

Jul 042016
 

Well I have been celebrating the holiday this weekend and I ate and drank too much of course..who hasn’t?
So today I am holed up in my command center and catching up on my website like I usually do on Sundays. Eh, Monday is still an alright day for delving into some NEW albums isn’t it, I think you will be absolutely pleased with this edition of Album Features.

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Kill County: Broken Glass In The Sun

I’ll be honest I am LOVING this album from this Lincoln Nebraska band for so many reasons, this album just blew me off my lounge chair. Now they have two previous albums from last year and I didn’t know about them until early this year, as I stumbled upon them by accident. I cannot even remember WHERE I found them, but I contacted them on Facebook and they were so nice to me.

This album opens with a Sturgill Simpson styled Alt-Country song called “Beat Up Iron” with some really fine lead vocals. JUST WHAT I LOOK FOR, acoustic guitars and rough gravely vocals..GREAT harmonies and well written lyrics. The length of the album sort of disappointed me in that it only has eight songs BUT they are eight GOOD songs so it kind of ends in a wash.

“7 Billion Broken Hearts” is probably the best song on the album in my opinion, the harmonies are KILLER (pardon the pun) and the tempo is truly Americana styled music. GREAT band in every way, “Line Of Sight” is a slow moving groove of a song. This album is truly a sit back and chill album by a laid back band, honestly we need more of these bands around my neck of the woods I want to bring a few back from Texas with me to Nashville.

The title track “Broken Glass In The Sun” has some mighty fine guitar picking in it, and it’s a very simple song to understand followed by an upbeat song called “Bad Gasoline”. The album closes out with a really cool direction and I’ll be honest I would highly suggest you add this album on vinyl to your shelf, take my word for it you’ll be darn glad you did.

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The Hackensaw Boys: Charismo

So apparently this album is named after the famed drum set or instrument that the famed band The Hackensaw Boys have in their band lineup of almost seventeen years now. In my opinion this band has just as much influence in Roots music as Split Lip Rayfield, or the Tillers. This revolving lineup of string band greatness has been gracing stages for many decades now and this latest offering is not a bad addition to their list of albums.

“Don’t Bet Against Me” is a jam of a song with banjo and a beat you would expect and enjoy from this band. David Sickman and Ferd Moyse display some well rounded Appalachian influenced string band music on the song “By And By”. Mr. Larry Campbell produced perhaps one of the Hackensaw Boys finest albums to date.

“Ain’t You” has some truly fine fiddle and banjo licks in them along with some pretty good song lyrics these songs will be truly enjoyable to see in a live show as they often come around in my area for shows. “Limousin Lady” was another good song I liked a lot it was a fast paced jamming tune that compliments the album a lot, exactly what I was expecting to hear from this band when I popped the CD in.

“Wolves Howling” was another classic Hackensaw Boys styled tune you will enjoy as much as I did, it’s just the type of song you would expect from them and the sound is eccentric and unique yet at the same time it is typical American Roots sound if that makes sense to you.

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Don Gates Almost A Cowboy

Another short EP album I did enjoy but wasn’t happy with the length of was Almost A Cowboy by Dan Gates. Mr. Dan is a local metal legend in the New Hampshire area and has many years of stage memories under his belt before finally trying his hand in Country.

“Almost A Cowboy” is a downright jam as well as “Fool Of Me” both of songs are rocking type Country songs that resemble the Country songs of the middle seventies and that’s not a bad thing, however just out of my tastes I would have chosen some fiddles in the songs.

“2 Hearts” was a really good song with some great electric guitar riffs that reminded me of a Rory Kelley type album here, don’t get me wrong I’m enjoying this album it’s just not something I went completely nuts over. I’m NOT saying this was a bad album in any way. “Angel Over Me” showed me a lot of his influence from heavy metal and I can relate to that as it influenced me too, that song sounded like nineties classic metal.

Finally “The Campfire” was a really good song, in fact I liked it the best out of them all on this album and it was a well placed closing song for the album’s mood and overall influence on me. I liked the guitar rhythms and pitch changes during the song and it painted a good picture in my mind.

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The New Offenders: Stones To Throw

THIS ALBUM WAS GREAT, it reminds me of the Wild Feathers, and Drive By Truckers fused together. This debut album REALLY made me smile and tap my foot. This Texas based band is going to make some serious waves around the local music scene with their classic Texas Americana sound.

Twelve songs of hard beating rocking sound with songs like ‘Free From The Mold” and “Devil’s Hand” make this album stand out from the rest of the pack of albums I have stacked underneath it on my coffee table! `Now it’s really NOT their first recording to my understanding they have recorded a few albums with different lineups since 2014 but this was their first major attempt at a release of this magnitude.

“Just To Burn” is one of the best songs on the album here with some well written lyrics and GREAT sound along with awesome guitar solos. They are a classic southern rock band but at the same time they have their own style you can pick out of a crowd..like many other bands along those lines.

“Denver Mint” is a good bluesy type thump song, I like those types of songs with the mid tempo bump you can slam your leg too. This band could liven up a festival at a noon slot with guitar solos like this song here. “Pot Of Gold” is a really well written song pretty much anybody can relate to. ‘Don’t Let It Getcha” was the song I first heard to be turned on to this band and I understand they have been playing this one for many years now.

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Austin Lucas: Between The Moon And The Midwest

This new album he has just released is far more personal than his last album from 2013 where according to his website his constant touring to support the album Stay Reckless was a masking tool for his own turmoil in his personal life. The content on this new album has reportedly been in the works for many years now, and finally Mr. Austin has shared his stories with us as fans.

Austin Lucas is the song of Bluegrass Songwriter and Producer Bob Lucas who has contributed many things to Bluegrass Music as a whole, and Austin is well on his way to being a permanent staple on Independent Country Music.

This whole album is filled with some pretty awesome special guests the ranks of John Moreland, Lydia Loveless and Dani Flowers which make an awesome album even more interesting to folks like me. “Ain’t We Free” was a great song with John Moreland and I also enjoyed the concept album formula on this project.

It’s not often that artists share their own personal life struggles on an entire album in this fashion and if you really delve into the songs they center around Kristie Rae. “Wrong Side Of The Dream” is a song most musicians can pretty much relate to as their absence often becomes an obstacle for their own personal lives. Being the single man I am my website travels don’t really affect anyone but I can relate to the feelings.

All of the songs on this album were well produced and sound really well, and many of them were upbeat and really fun to listen to listen to. The song “William” was a slow haunting song that really caught my ears as a huge music fan. I thought it was one of the finest songs on the whole album for a fact. I thought this was a really different direction that he chose to embark on as an artist this time and you’ll be truly amazed as I was while you take in these stories.

 

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Folks this website is about Country Music mostly on a local level and features people busting their asses to make their dreams come true and my buddy Charles Hines is no exception. Much like me this man is always in that driveway working on his car as I’m working on my website. I couldn’t say enough good things about this man he has been a good friend to me for many many years and helped me find my house I rent.

I pretty much am putting Lick Skillet on the map on a national level with what I contribute to Country Music and Charles is putting it on the map on those dirt tracks in Tennessee and Kentucky. Last month I was asked to sponsor his # 55 car and I gladly accepted his offer, I’m DAMN PROUD to donate money to his cause to buy equipment to do what he did yesterday…WIN the feature AND the heat!

In a few hours we are going to eat food and shoot off fireworks and I’m very blessed to be accepted by his family since I don’t have anyone here in Kentucky to celebrate with. He has his brother Daniel Hines to thank for his relentless work on the car and his wife Belinda Hines for her never ending support of his racing, in fact she motivates him more than anyone I know.

Head on out to the Clarksville Speedway and Cedar Ridge Speedway and support his dreams like you pop on here to help me support mine folks, thanks for reading and supporting real Country Music. People are waking up and beginning to see that crap on the radio is not real music, everyday it is growing and being shut down one step further!

Jul 032016
 

Red Wing Music Festival
Crooked Smile Fall Festival

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Ruckus In The Boonies is a festival in Heppner Oregon I have been sponsoring for some time now, although I have not gotten to get out that way yet it is on my “to-do” list. Dogbite Harris has been truly good to me and my website in the past and it would be nice to bring this website out west, baby steps my friends..one day at a time.

This year they bring this festival to you from The Morrow County Fairgrounds In beautiful Heppner Oregon. This years fest will be held on Friday July 29th and Saturday July 30th.

Jason Taulbee from Lucky Supreme Tattoos will be back doing tattoo work, and for the first time ever we will be doing the Ruckus In The Boonies Music Festival Sunday hang over breakfast. We have on site camping this year both RV and Tent with showers. All RV sites have hooks up’s.

Gary Lindsey
Pine Box Boys
J.B. Beverley
Sarah Gayle Meech
Sawyer Family
James Hunnicutt
Whiskey Dick
Gallows Bound
Old Death Whisper
Smokestack Relics
Billy Cook
Stump Tail Dolly
St. Christopher
Harley Bourbon
Dusty Rust
The Drunken Cuddle
Hard Money Saints
Michael Dean Damron
Stoned Evergreen Travelers
Dog Bite Harris
Felix Thursday
Whiskey Hooves
Acousta Noir
Tale From Ghost Town
Stone Elk
Grave Robbers Jukebox
Lorin Walker Madsen
Alex Culbreth
Nicole Pike
Roy Dean
John Hamhock
Jon Emery
Billy Hood
Jake Roy
Cory Peterson
Rancho Deluxe
Shilo Edwards

This is the official price break down for this years festival. It is kind of complicated, but I just want everyone to get what they pay for, and to only pay for what they need.. The prices are broken down into 3 different categories. Camping, Non Camping and Motel.. Each pass has its own rules so pay attention to what you will be needed closely.. Remember any one camping will be paying to stay regardless if you are sharing a tent or not.

Camping Passes
Day Pass 35.00 this includes one day of music plus camping, So those of you who can only make Saturday can pay for just one day.

2 day passes 60.00 Includes both days of music plus both days of camping

One Day Family Pass 80.00 Good for one day of the festival, and one day of camping for 2 adults and up to 4 kids..

2 day Family Pass 150.00 Includes both festival days, plus both nights of camping for 2 adults and up to 4 kids.

RV Passes with hook ups.. 150.00 you must stay both Friday and Saturday night includes one pass, but you can sleep however many people you want to fit in your RV.

1 day RV pass with out hook ups. 45.00 includes one day pass for the event and one night stay. you can sleep how many people you want to fit in your RV.

2 Day RV passes with out hook ups . 80.00 Same deal comes with one pass, but you can sleep as many people that you want to fit in your RV.

Keep in mind with the RV deal. any body you bring, can stay in your RV but it only comes with one event pass so anybody else coming will have to buy a regular event pass to get in.. That’s 40.00 for the weekend and 25.00 per day..

Non Camping Passes.

Day Pass. 25.00
Weekend Pass. 40.00
Family Day Pass ” 2 adults and up to 4 kids” 70.00
Family Weekend pass ” 2 adults and up to 4 kids” 100.00

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