The Story Of Our Muddy Roots Waterfall.

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Apr 192019

There are many musical communities and circles I am involved in, but the Muddy Roots family was one of my first.To say that my website wasn’t born during the Muddy Roots Music Festival would be a lie. I began going on day 1 in 2010, I found out about this on Myspace, and I began loving these bands featured at this festival.

Since then the festival had a few changes in format featuring some iconic main acts, whole musical genre changes, and moving forward to proving that it HAS NO genre classifications. Country, Bluegrass, Rock, Heavy Metal, Punk Metal, these bands are ALL welcomed here by us.

What do I mean by “us”? What do I MEAN by saying these people are family to me? Well I think the start of this article should clarify these statements to you, my dear readers. Many of the people that attend this festival year in and year out are some of the most wonderful friends I have. Some of them have attended funerals with me for loved ones, and for others that have attended. We have attended other shows from other communities of music together as close friends, celebrated children being born, watching them grow up. Some of them I watched graduate high school, and enter college.

Right near the front gate of the campground there is a waterfall and swimming area that many of us retreat off to during the earlier hot part of the day ( and by hot I mean HOT), that I had no idea was for sale. The festival director Mr. Jason Galaz is a realtor and a merchandise printer by trade, and this story was too unique NOT to print!

I have heard rumors of Mr. Jason making a shuttle service possible for us festival goers to go and swim and picnic out there in that area. I spoke with Mr. Nathan Davey this morning and he wanted me to extend an open WELCOME to ALL folks, and he had this to say:

We have a few plans, and more ideas for what we will be doing here. Our first project will be doing a lot of clean up, a bit of clearing and getting the basic services installed. We welcome all friends new and old to visit the falls at any time.

It’s been a long tradition of Muddy Roots Music Festival attendees to visit the local waterfalls and now 2 of them just bought it!
Here’s the kicker, your promoter represented them as the buyer’s Realtor.
We really are one big family!
Waterloo Falls is located about a half mile from the gates of the Junebug Ranch that we host the festival on. On sunny days you can see truck loads of attendees venturing away for a cool dip. The property has always been privately owned and remains that way, but by one of our own “muddies.”
Alice Weaver and Nathan Davey made the drive out from San Diego, California in 2018 to attend the 9th annual Muddy Roots Fest. It seems only in our field could you go on a cross country adventure to a festival and come back owning a waterfall. How cool is that? There have been mentions of an official shuttle to the falls from the Junebug as well as potential RV spots. We’ll update you as we see them develop the land. One thing is for sure though, they want to keep it as close as possible to what it is now. Just add in some space for folks to camp. These are good people!
Listing agent was Skender Newton Realty
Buyer’s agent was Jason Galaz at EXIT Realty Elite
Your promoter is a real estate agent by day and festival planner by night. Jason Galaz the superhero.
He can help you move to our booming Middle Tennessee area or get the hell out of dodge!

Album Feature: Triston Marez : That Was All Of Me.

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Apr 192019

Many of our album reviews around here are not done by me, in fact Mr. Joshua Wallace does mostly all over our album review work. But once in awhile I  get a a hold of some good album, like this Red Dirt gem right here, that I was turned onto by my friends over at
Texas Music Pickers. Folks this fine young man is none other than Mr.Triston Marez. I’m working on a TON of festivals from many genres here tonight, and I think this man right here will fit right into many of the Texas music festivals like Larry Joe Taylor Festival, more on that bustling festival tonight on this website.

This album opened with a really well written song which is the title track of the album called “That Was All Me”, this was a damn good rabble rousing Honky Tonk song complete with good steel guitar licks that push this song up and down really well. I like the down slide in tempo of this song near the chorus. The song itself has a wonderful hook, that caught my attention right off the bat.

He possesses his own style, while maintaining relevance to other Texas Music performers. He sure could fit right in with many other guys and gals in this community. I enjoyed the ambiance of the song “Reservations For Two”, it paints a really good picture. Many of those “girl guy dirt road songs on a tailgate” are yawners….but not this one. The sincerity of Mr. Triston makes this song believable, like HE BELONGS singing these lyrics.

The best song on this entire album BY FAR is the slow song called “Where Rivers Are Red And Cowboys Are Blue” is absolutely amazing on all fronts. This song could have been given to someone like George Strait, and could be a hit, but his vocals make this song one of the best I have listened to all year. It has longing for a lost love, it has hope, and it has a damn good hook, and it has three chords and the truth. More album need to follow his formula!

That Was All Me

  1.  That Was All Me
  2. Reservations for Two
  3. Dizzy
  4. Where Rivers Are Red and Cowboys Are Blue
  5. Here’s to the Weekend

Guitars/Fiddle:  Jon Conley
Steel: Rusty Danmyer
Tim Denbo: Bass
Drums: Dave Racine
Keys: David Dorn
Produced By: David Dorn/Alex Torrez

Mr. Tracy Byrd Celebrates 25 Years With Massive Tour.

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Apr 192019

Yesterday I posted some great big news about Country Legend Miss Tanya Tucker, and in that article I said that many of the big names of the 90s are also making comebacks now. One of those names is Mr. Tracy Byrd, whose 1993 hit “Holding Heaven” marks it’s 25th year in 2019. He followed that up with a huge string of hits on ten studio albums, and gathered 34 singles emanating from four gold albums, one platinum, and one double platinum.

He has been taking time off and raising his family, restricting his shows to Texas only. But in 2019 he is changing that by touring on a national level alone and with fellow Texas hit maker Mr. Mark Chesnutt, who is playing the famed venue Red Rocks with Mr. Cody Jinks this year.

He still has not announced any plans for a new album in the near future but has indeed announced a plethora of show dates for 2019.

April 25 — Lebanon, Tenn. @ Cahoots
April 26 — Indianapolis, Ind. @ Saddle Up Saloon
April 27 — St. Charles, Ill. @ Arcada Theater
May 18 — Giddings, Texas @ Lee County Fair
June 1 — Fort Worth, Texas @ Billy Bob’s Texas
June 12 — Kearney, Neb. @ Merryman Performing Arts Center
June 14 — Karlstad, Minn. @ Kickin’ Country Festival
June 28 — Spring, Texas @ Big Texas
June 29 — Saldo, Texas @ Johnny’s Steaks & BBQ
July 24 — Longview, Wash. @ Cowlitz County Fair
July 26 — Caldwell, Idaho @ Canyon Country Fair
July 29 — Great Falls, Mont. @ Montana State Fair
Aug. 3 — Cambridge, Ohio @ Deerasic Classic
Aug. 6 — Hermiston, Ore. @ Umatilla County Fair
Aug. 7 — Tillamook , Ore. @ Tillamook County Fair
Aug. 8 — Albany, Ore. @ Riverfront Amphitheater
Aug. 23 — Knoxville, Tenn. @ Cotton Eyed Joe
Aug. 24 — Garden City, Ga. @ Garden City Bicentennial
Oct. 25 — Shipshewana, Ind. @ Bluegate Theater
Dec. 14 — Stafford, Texas @ Redneck Country Club
Dec. 21 — Beaumont, Texas @ Jefferson Theater