May 162017
 

Folks I apologize about the delay in making album features as I have been incredibly busy with festivals, however I wanted to stop and tell you about a few albums here on the website that I strongly urge you to go pick up. Richard Lynch has had a successful Country Music Career that has spanned three decades up 5there in Ohio.

He is a prominent part of the local music scene up there in Ohio, and as most of you know I pay close attention to bands like The Tillers,Hocking River String Band,Mr. Dallas Moore and Mr. Heath McDaniel. Well, Richard Lynch is no exception to that long list of fine musicians that emanate from the Ohio area. I mean, folks the long list of bands and venues from that area I could talk about is endless. Not to mention festivals, my major function I write about here, some of my favorites come from the Ohio area.

I’ll be honest the list of new releases already in 2017 has blown me away, There is easily a TOP 50 now before the year even comes to a close. Of course I also involve myself in many genres, Traditional Country is one of my favorites. I LOVE what Tracy Pitcox does out there in Texas with Heart Of Texas Records, or out on the West Coast we have many REAL Country bands.

Just recently Mr Richard and Country Legend Ronnie McDowell recorded a mighty fine duet and you can read about that HERE as they tore up the Midnite Jamboree.

Shortly after that I received in the mail the new album from Mr. Richard Lynch called “Mending Fences”. Upon reading the credits RIGHT AWAY the song “When You Send An Angel A Letter” grabbed my attention because my good buddy Jeff Batson helped write that song, and what a great song it was. It contains a really good hook typically used in songwriting, but they implement it’s use in this situation to keep it from becoming mundane. “When you send an angel a letter, what the hell do you write”? Now that was a truly cool song, well written and it was a good choice on Mr. Richard’s part.

This album was produced by Edgel Groves and Randall Griffith and it showcased his vocals truly well, that’s honestly on of the things I look for in new releases as well as some mighty fine steel guitar work by Steve Hinson. It’s self titled track “Mending Fences” is perhaps one of the best songs on this album, he delivers the vocals in such a heartfelt and convincing manner it cannot be passed up on.

“Back in Love Again” is a powerful duet with Bluegrass Legend Rhonda Vincent that compliments the rest of the album truly well. And honestly in most cases I sometimes frown upon an album where the artist chooses songs from other writers in today’s age, Mr. Richard identifies truly well with the songs he chose and sings them like they came from his own heart. That is kind of a double edged sword, I miss having those Country Music Songwriting Legends, but I appreciate an artist that writes their own songs more now.

“Worth Saving” was a song he did co write and it did identify with him thus brought me closer to him as an individual and helped me overcome the frivolous task of wading through thousands of songs to find true Country Music treasures. Honestly this album is a true necessity for the yawning statement from people “There Is No Country Music Anymore”..or “Country Music is Dead”. We need to take album like this one and shove it down their throat and satisfy their palate.

This album contains some mighty fine songs, It’s not his greatest offering out of his entire collection BUT it’s nothing short of amazing. I wouldn’t be surprised if it doesn’t end up on my TOP 50 of 2017 on some juncture of the spectrum.

TRACK LISTING:
1. Daddy’s Words
2.When You Send An angel A Letter
3.Mending Fences
4.In Over My Heart
5.Crazy Man
6.Back in love Again
7.Cut And Paste
8.Think And Drive
9.Worth Saving
10.Things You Shouldn’t Do
11.Knock Three Times
12.Country Music Isn’t Country Anymore

May 162017
 

Well my old friend PeeWee Moore is at it again as he proudly announces his THIRD ANNUAL Great American Honky Tonk Tent Revival, and in this edition of my festival series I’ll include hotel information.

NOW this festival is FREE YES I SAID FREE to ALL ages, and you can donate money for food and drinks. You CAN bring coolers and leashed pets, AND CAMPING is available! This man is literally running a 100.00 lineup for nothing folks..this is pretty much a NO BRAINER HERE.

The ONLY reason I won’t be there is because I was booked elsewhere already, so go stop on by and shake Old PeeWee’s hand for me, and tell him to keep up the fabulous work.

May 26-27-28th at The Pine Hill Theater Whitwell, Tennessee

Wayne Hancock
Official Roger Alan Wade
Billy Don Burns Official
Peewee Moore & The Awful Dreadful Snakes
Casper McWade
MoonDawg Hall
Josh Morningstar
Lew Card
Sweet G.A. Brown
B.B. Palmer
Will Dooley & The Tatum Brothers
The Rattlesnake Rattlers
Rebecca Jed And The Bucksnort Beauties

La Quinta Inn & Suites Cleveland

Ad 4.5

$99
3-star hotel
Bright hotel with a pool & a patio

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Chattanooga-Lookout Mtn

Ad 4.0

$119
2-star hotel
Modern hotel with pool & free breakfast
Free Wi-Fi

Quality Inn & Suites

3.9

$84
2-star hotel
Simple lodging with an indoor pool
Free Wi-Fi

Days Inn Chattanooga Lookout Mountain West

3.4

$89
2-star hotel
Simple hotel with an indoor pool
Free Wi-Fi
Free breakfast

Best Western Royal Inn

3.9

$84
2-star hotel
Classic hotel with free WiFi & a pool
Free Wi-Fi
DEAL 18% less than usual

Econo Lodge Lookout Mountain

2.9

$70
2-star hotel
Modest hotel with free WiFi & breakfast
Free Wi-Fi

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Chattanooga-Lookout Mtn

4.0

$119
2-star hotel
Modern hotel with pool & free breakfast
Free Wi-Fi
Free breakfast
DEAL 19% less than usual

Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Chattanooga I-24/Lookout Mountain

4.6

$189
2-star hotel
Lodging with free WiFi & hot breakfast
Free Wi-Fi
Free breakfast

Red Roof Inn Chattanooga – Lookout Mountain

3.5

$81
2-star hotel
Simple, modern hotel with a pool & Wi-Fi
Free breakfast

Clarion Inn

3.7

$122
3-star hotel
Simple hotel with free breakfast & pool
Free Wi-Fi

Tiftonia TN Lodging LLC

Hotel ยท 3725 Modern Industries Pkwy

Best Western Kimball Inn

4.1

$64
2-star hotel
Casual hotel with outdoor pool & gym
DEAL 23% less than usual

La Quinta Inn & Suites Chattanooga – Lookout Mtn

4.1

$109
3-star hotel
Relaxed lodging with a pool & a gym
Free Wi-Fi
Free breakfast

Americas Best Value Inn & Suites

2.6

$69
2-star hotel
Simple hotel with on-site restaurant
Free Wi-Fi

Hampton Inn Kimball TN

4.5

$107
Hotel
Contemporary lodging with breakfast
Free Wi-Fi
Free breakfast
DEAL 15% less than usual

Super 8 Kimball

3.5

$65
2-star hotel
Budget hotel with free parking & a pool
Free Wi-Fi
Free breakfast

Quality Inn & Suites

3.1

$90
2-star hotel
Unfussy hotel featuring an indoor pool
Free Wi-Fi
DEAL 16% less than usual

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Kimball

4.3

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$99
2-star hotel
Modest hotel with free breakfast & a gym
Free Wi-Fi
Free breakfast
DEAL Get 6% off plus free Wi-Fi with loyalty sign-up

SpringHill Suites by Marriott Chattanooga Downtown/Cameron Harbor

4.5

$152
4-star hotel
All-suite hotel with free WiFi & a pool
Free Wi-Fi
Free breakfast
DEAL 20% less than usual

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Chattanooga Downtown

4.1

$153
$184
2-star hotel
Contemporary hotel with a saltwater pool
Free Wi-Fi
Free breakfast
DEAL 17% off

Westin Chattanooga

3.0

Hotel

Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Chattanooga Downtown

4.4

$161
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