Jun 162018
 

Keep the Old Settler’s Vibe Alive!We hope you were able to join us for the 31st Annual Old Settler’s Music Festival, and that you enjoyed the first year at our new location.  The music was amazing (as always), and the spirit of friendship, family and community was stronger than ever. This year, however, has presented Old Settler’s with significant challenges, and we are reaching out to you, our OSMF family, for financial help.

We have been frugal with the festival’s finances and worked hard to be in a position to purchase our new home – 145 beautiful acres of rolling hills, open meadows and wooded campgrounds – in 2017. We had detailed plans to move the festival to the Tilmon site in 2019. But because of the abrupt termination of our 2018 location agreement, legal fees to defend OSMF from a would-be festival trying to take OSMF’s brand, accelerated land preparation costs, and county-mandated infrastructure changes, we lost revenue this year and need your financial support.

As a registered 501(c) 3 nonprofit staffed almost entirely by unpaid volunteers, Old Settler’s depends on the kindness of friends like you—ticket buyers, sponsors, former and current volunteers, artists, recipients of free tickets, vendors, or supporters of any kind. Can you donate to help KEEP THE OLD SETTLER’S VIBE ALIVE? With your help, we can carry on the tradition.

Any amount you’re able to give adds up and allows us to preserve and improve upon OSMF for generations to come. By doing so today, you will not only help secure the future of the festival, you will make it possible to further develop the land into a premier camping and festival site in Central Texas. Without your financial contribution, the future of OSMF is uncertain.

Please help KEEP THE VIBE ALIVE. Click this link and make your tax-deductible donation today.  And then please help us get the word out by sharing it through Facebook, Twitter, email or any other means available!

We thank you for your dedication to OSMF and your continued support.

Old Settler’ Music Festival Board of Directors
Johnny Harvey (President), Gary Hartman, Kevin Vaughn

Executive Director
Jean Spivey

Folks you know I HAVE supported this festival a TON, you can read all about it HERE. They have had many issues in the past and now they need our help, PLEASE donate whatever you have even a dollar!

Jun 162018
 
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NEW LUKE WINSLOW-KING ALBUM OUT NOW!

Blue Mesa

NEW ALBUM “BLUE MESA”

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Luke Winslow-King’s latest album is an example of craftsmanship at the highest level, radiating a warmth and timeless elegance. Adept at mixing country, blues, R&B, rock ‘n’ roll, and folk influences intuitively and masterfully, Luke shapes a mood from many sources and shepherds it to a unifying place of acceptance and hope. Blue Mesa is both stately and approachable, manifestly proficient but deeply personal.

From the first track, Luke effortlessly draws the listener into his genre-expansive, dynamic world. “You Got Mine,” co-written with friend and legendary local musician “Washboard” Lissa Driscoll (who passed away in September 2017), enchants with its laid back grace. Delicate touches of Paul Simon and Robert Cray color this paean to unconditional friendship and camaraderie. With crisp guitar lines evoking Mike Campbell, the gospel-tinged call-to-action “Break Down the Walls” and the easy-country amble “After the Rain” sit astride the solemn and the uplifting. The subtle Stax-inflected soul of the title track casts a disintegrating relationship against the inspirational scenery of the desert Southwest. “Farewell Blues,” a song written after he found out about his late father’s cancer diagnosis, has a resolute drifter’s wandering heart to guide it.

But no matter where he goes, the current of the Crescent City still tugs at Luke’s music. The sweaty riffs of “Thought I Heard You” are as hot as the beer is cold and the syncopated horns on “Chicken Dinner” are a big, playful flirtation. The psychedelic swamp boogie of “Leghorn Women” brims with charm, both suave and sinister, while the Tom-Petty-on-the-levee vibe of “Born to Roam” makes it a classic-in-the-making road trip anthem.

Luke Winslow-King’s latest album is an example of craftsmanship at the highest level, radiating a warmth and timeless elegance. Adept at mixing country, blues, R&B, rock ‘n’ roll, and folk influences intuitively and masterfully, Luke shapes a mood from many sources and shepherds it to a unifying place of acceptance and hope. Blue Mesa is both stately and approachable, manifestly proficient but deeply personal.

What sets this album above the singer and guitarist’s previous work is how he’s absorbed the offerings of a life in music. Born and raised in the Northern Michigan town of Cadillac, he moved to New Orleans at 19 and spent the next 15 years fully immersing himself in the musical waters that flow through there. Now that he’s moved on, it is the larger world, and the people and places in it, that enthralls him. From these travels and friendships comes a deeper and richer perspective on the American musical traditions he fell in love with at an early age.

From the first track, Luke effortlessly draws the listener into his genre-expansive, dynamic world. “You Got Mine,” co-written with friend and legendary local musician “Washboard” Lissa Driscoll (who passed away in September 2017), enchants with its laid back grace. Delicate touches of Paul Simon and Robert Cray color this paean to unconditional friendship and camaraderie. With crisp guitar lines evoking Mike Campbell, the gospel-tinged call-to-action “Break Down the Walls” and the easy-country amble “After the Rain” sit astride the solemn and the uplifting. The subtle Stax-inflected soul of the title track casts a disintegrating relationship against the inspirational scenery of the desert Southwest. “Farewell Blues,” a song written after he found out about his late father’s cancer diagnosis, has a resolute drifter’s wandering heart to guide it.

But no matter where he goes, the current of the Crescent City still tugs at Luke’s music. The sweaty riffs of “Thought I Heard You” are as hot as the beer is cold and the syncopated horns on “Chicken Dinner” are a big, playful flirtation. The psychedelic swamp boogie of “Leghorn Women” brims with charm, both suave and sinister, while the Tom-Petty-on-the-levee vibe of “Born to Roam” makes it a classic-in-the-making road trip anthem.

Blue Mesa was recorded across the globe in the Tuscan fortress village of Lari, Italy and features long-time collaborator and Italian blues guitar dynamo Roberto Luti, Chris Davis of King James and the Special Men, and Mike Lynch (Bob Seger, Larry McCray) on organ, among others.

Luke Winslow-King has collaborated with New Orleans legends and wunderkinds alike, including Dr. John, John Boutté, Luti, Little Freddy King, Washboard Chaz, and Meschiya Lake. In addition to holding down residencies at numerous venues and releasing four studio records over the course of nine years, he has toured extensively in North America and Europe, appearing on notable stages such as Austin City Limits, New Orleans JazzFest, Azkena Rock Festival (Spain), Paradiso (Netherlands), Maverick Festival (UK), and countless more.

  1. YOU GOT MINE
  2. LEGHORN WOMEN
  3. BLUE MESA
  4. BORN TO ROAM
  5. BETTER FOR KNOWING YOU
  6. THOUGHT I HEARD YOU
  7. BREAK DOWN THE WALLS
  8. CHICKEN DINNER
  9. AFTER THE RAIN
  10. FAREWELL BLUES

Luke Winslow-King
w/ Channing and Quinn, The Accidentals, Donna the Buffalo
06/16/2018 Tour Dates Delton Michigan US Buttermilk Jamboree
Luke Winslow-King 06/20/2018 Tour Dates Bainbridge Washington US Treehouse Cafe
Luke Winslow-King 06/21/2018 Tour Dates Prosser Washington US Brewminatti
Luke Winslow-King 06/22/2018 Tour Dates Long Beach Washington US Adrift Hotel
Luke Winslow-King 06/23/2018 Tour Dates Port Townsend Washington US Rainshadow Recording Studio
Luke Winslow-King 06/24/2018 Tour Dates Portland Oregon US White Eagle
Luke Winslow-King 06/25/2018 Tour Dates Bend Oregon US The Annex
Luke Winslow-King 06/26/2018 Tour Dates Twain California US Feather River Hot Springs
Luke Winslow-King 06/27/2018 Tour Dates San Francisco California US Hotel Utah
Luke Winslow-King 06/28/2018 Tour Dates Los Angeles California US Hotel Cafe
Luke Winslow-King 07/01/2018 Tour Dates Huntsville Utah US Earl’s Lodge
Blues, Brews & BBQ
Luke Winslow-King
w/ Dave Herrero, Los Straitjackets, Nick Lowe
07/03/2018 Tour Dates Berwyn Illinois US Fitgerald’s American Music Festival
Luke Winslow-King 07/13/2018 Tour Dates Harbor Springs Michigan US Blissfest Festival Farm
Luke Winslow-King
w/ My Son The Hurricane
07/14/2018 Tour Dates Harbor Springs Michigan US Blissfest Festival Farm
Luke Winslow-King 07/18/2018 Tour Dates Hancock Michigan US Orpheum Theatre
Luke Winslow-King
w/ Y La Bamba
07/21/2018 Tour Dates Grand Rapids Michigan US KAXE Amphitheater
Luke Winslow-King 07/27/2018 Tour Dates Ottawa Illinois US Dockside Bar & Grill
Luke Winslow-King
w/ Samantha Fish
07/29/2018 Tour Dates Galva Illinois US Wiley Park
Luke Winslow-King 08/16/2018 Tour Dates Lowell Michigan US Lowell Riverwalk Plaza
Luke Winslow-King 08/17/2018 Tour Dates Wellston Michigan US Hoxeyville Music Fest
Luke Winslow-King 08/23/2018 Tour Dates Tonder DK Tonder Fest
Luke Winslow-King 08/24/2018 Tour Dates Tonder DK Tonder Fest
Luke Winslow-King 08/25/2018 Tour Dates Tonder DK Tonder Fest
Luke Winslow-King 08/26/2018 Tour Dates Tonder DK Tonder Fest
Luke Winslow-King 08/27/2018 Tour Dates Hamburg DE Nochtwache
Luke Winslow-King 08/28/2018 Tour Dates Berlin DE Quasimodo
Luke Winslow-King 08/31/2018 Tour Dates Leon ES Festival Valle de Tobalina
Luke Winslow-King
w/ Joshua Hedley, Gretchen Peters, The Ben Miller Band
09/01/2018 Tour Dates Amsterdam NL Paradiso
Luke Winslow-King
w/ David Ramirez
09/02/2018 Tour Dates Venlo NL Grenswerk
Luke Winslow-King 09/03/2018 Tour Dates Krefeld DE Kulturrampe
Luke Winslow-King
w/ Tami Neilson
09/04/2018 Tour Dates London UK Bush Hall
Luke Winslow-King 09/05/2018 Tour Dates Bristol UK The Hen and the Chicken
Luke Winslow-King 09/06/2018 Tour Dates Oxford UK The Jericho
Luke Winslow-King 09/07/2018 Tour Dates Chester UK St. Mary’s – A Creative Space
Luke Winslow-King 09/08/2018 Tour Dates Scrooby UK Scrooby Village Hall
Luke Winslow-King 09/09/2018 Tour Dates Old Portsmouth UK The Square Tower
Luke Winslow-King 10/18/2018 Tour Dates Arnhem NL Luxor
Luke Winslow-King
w/ Wim Mertens
10/20/2018 Tour Dates Groningen NL Oosterpoort
Luke Winslow-King 10/21/2018 Tour Dates Den Haag NL Paard
Luke Winslow-King 10/23/2018 Tour Dates Santander ES Sala BNS
Jun 162018
 

Shooter Jennings has announced his next studio album simply titled Shooter is coming out on August 10th, 2018. This is a follow up to 2016’s largely electronic inspired Countach (For Giorgio) and is his first true country album since 2013’s amazing The Other Life record.

On Friday Shooter Jennings released his second single from his upcoming album, and as I write this my right arm Mr. Joshua Wallace has been down in Missouri at Tumbleweed. he is with Shooter Jennings right now as we speak, and we expect to hear some new songs from this album. Mr. Shooter has told me himself this is the most Country album he has ever released, so I’m eagerly awaiting it!

Shooter released the second single from the album today titled “Fast Horses and Good Hideouts”. It’s a follow up to the first single which was released last year titled “Do You Love Texas?” which featured a chorus of Texas country music singers. All of the proceeds from that single went to Hurricane Harvey relief funds.

This new single is released with Episode 1 ( Friday Episode 2 was released) of a variety show which hearkens back to the old Hee Haw variety show complete with a number of guests joining shooter on a cornfield set to tell corny jokes. This variety show also includes an in studio performance of the new song “Fast Horses and Good Hideouts”. It is hard to tell, but it sounds like the audio here is different from the single so they probably went with the recording they made for the video. The song is an amazing track and I am looking forward to hearing the rest of the album. After the performance, the video serves as an album trailer with clips from some of the rest of the songs.

Shooter is out everywhere on August 11th, 2018. Shooter is hitting the road this summer and fall to promote the record and I will be seeing him at Tumbleweed on June 16th and hopefully again in Tallahassee, FL on June 29th. I’m looking forward to hearing this new stuff live.

Shooter – Shooter (2018)

  1. Bound Ta Git Down
  2. Do You Love Texas?
  3. Living In A Minor Key
  4. D.R.U.N.K.
  5. Shades & Hues
  6. I’m Wild & My Woman Is Crazy
  7. Fast Horses & Good Hideouts
  8. Rhinestone Eyes
  9. Denim & Diamonds


June 16 – Kansas City, KS @ Tumbleweed
June 21 – Belton, TX @ Schoepf’s Backyard
June 22 – Splendora, TX @ Coals Smokehouse
June 23 – Pilot Point, TX @ Western Son Distillery
June 24 – Dallas, TX @ Taste of Dallas @ Gas Monkey Garage
June 27 – Bonita Springs, FL @ Southwest Florida Event Center
June 28 – Tampa, FL @ The Attic
June 29 – Tallahassee, FL @ Fifth and Thomas
June 30 – Blairsville, GA @ Granddaddy Mimm’s Distillery *
July 4 – Wayne, NE @ The Beaumont
July 5 – Lincoln, NE @The Royal Grove
July 6 – Tulsa, OK @ The Shrine
July 7 – Amarillo, TX @ Will Rogers Riders Rodeo
July 12 – Milwaukee, WI @ Shank Hall
July 13 – La Crosse, WI @ Cavalier Theater
July 14 – Mankato, MN @ Vetter Stone Amphitheater †
July 27 – Houston, TX @ Lawn at White Oak Music Hall †
July 28 – New Braunfels, TX @ Whitewater Amphitheater †
August 2 – Sacramento, CA @ Sofia Tsakopoulos Center
August 4 – Santa Cruz, CA @ Moe’s Alley
August 8 – Solana Beach, CA @ Belly Up Tavern
August 10 – Pioneertown, CA @ Pappy & Harriet’s
August 11 – Hollywood, CA @Troubadour
August 22 – Washington, DC @ City Winery
August 23 – Milton, WV @ Milton Performing Arts Center
August 24 – Winston-Salem, NC @ The Ramkat
August 25 – Black Mountain, NC @ Jam In The Trees
August 31 – Columbia, MO @ 9th Street Summerfest †
September 2 – Beaver Dam, KY @ Beaver Dam Amphitheater †
September 6 – Lexington, KY @ The Burl
September 7 – Bristol, TN –@ Maddie & Hall
September 8 – Atlanta, GA @ Harley Davidson of Atlanta
September 9 – Columbia, SC @ The Senate
September 14 – Springfield, MO @ The Riff
September 15 – Lee’s Summit, MO @ Legacy Park Amphitheater
September 22 – Tahlequah, OK @ Medicine Stone Festival †
September 27 – St Paul, MN @ Turf Club
September 28 – Wisconsin Dells, WI @ Kilbourn City Live
September 29 – Ferndale, MI @ Magic Bag
October 4 – Saskatoon, SK @ Broadway Theatre
October 5 – Cadillac, SK @ Cadillac Hall
October 6 – Edmonton, AB @ River Cree Casino ‡
October 13 – Ashland, KY @ Ashland Riverfront
October 20 – Fort Worth, TX @ KFWR Annual Ranch Bash
November 8 – Brooklyn, NY @ Knitting Factory Brooklyn
November 11 – Portland, ME @ Port City Music Hall

* w/ Waymore’s Outlaws
† w/ Turnpike Troubadours
‡ w/ Jessi Colter

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