Mr. Joe Rucker Hosts The Midnite Jamboree.

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Jul 132019
 

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THE ERNEST TUBB MIDNITE JAMBOREE IS THE SECOND LONGEST RUNNING RADIO SHOW IN HISTORY.
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I keep up with so many ongoing Country Music function, that it would be ludicrous to continuously focus on the same acts and the same community time after time. Not only would it become mundane but it would copy too many other websites out there covering the same content, and it’s been quite some time since I took a fast jaunt down to the Midnite Jamboree.

Anybody that keeps up with Texas music and the ongoing spat here can tell you the age old argument of “There is no real Country in Nashville” ( YAWN) can easily tell you that if you look and listen to the right avenues you can find some TRULY GOOD Country Music here in town. It’s just totally ignored by those people that want to gripe about it.

Mr. Joe Rucker is one of my local friends that I have known for years and is enjoying his two girls growing up while playing music locally. he isn’t one of the many road dog touring bands I know, however he has many years of shows and music under his belt. Make no mistake that beneath his gentle and easy demeanor lies a raging Country Music beast, that like me salivates for steel guitar laced Honky Tonk sadness.

Every week this show begins with music from the great legend Mr. Jimmie Rogers whom Mr. Ernest Tubb idolized along with others like Mr. Merle Haggard. There are many breaks and recordings as Miss Jennifer Herron advertises new products for sale in the store, and online as well.

Mr. Joe played the Harlan Howard classic “Above And Beyond” that Mr. Buck Owens released in 1960, additionally Mr. Wynn Stewart garnered much commercial success from the song in 1967 on his album he did for Hilltop Records. To find that album is a top find for vinyl collectors abroad. Another song he played that REALLY sparked my attention tonight was “House Of Blue Lovers” from Mr. James O’Gwynn. He was a VERY obscure artist active in the early 60s produced by Mr. Pappy Daily, who was one of the many producers that were patient enough to work with a young George Jones when he was insistently inebriated.

He played an original called “150 Old Mims Road”, a song about his Grandparents whom lived across the street as he grew up. He is cutting that song on a new album coming in August, along with a few more he said. Along with his band that consisted of Mr. Pete Finney on steel guitar ( Reba, The Judds, Patty Loveless and more), Mr. Rob Price on bass (Gail Davies, Crystal Gayle), Mr. Rick lonow (Poco, Flying Burrito Bros.), Mr. Will Barrow on keys (Suzy Boguss) and Mr. Andy Reiss on guitar whom is a legend in his own right, Mr. Joe played songs like “Happy Hour Blues” by Mr. Jim Glaser.

Having been mentored at an early age by Country Legend Mr. Hank Locklin he showed his affection for his late teacher by playing “Send Me The Pillow” one of his most beloved classic songs of all. Initially the song did not chart, and it wasn’t until he made a 1957 re release of the song for it to chart at 5th. He also played the Red Foley version of “Peace In The Valley”, before receiving an honorary award from the ALM nashville Chapter.

The ALM is the Acadamey  Of Local Musicians  that recognizes local artists in different communities across America for their contributions to the art of music. Also there was a great advertisement for the new Gospel album from Mr. Tony Booth on Heart Of Texas Records, I love what Mr. Tracy Pitcox is doing out there in Texas.

Country Legend Miss Margie Singleton is a very special performer to me right now, as she is one of the last remaining people whom were signed to the Starday label in the late 1950’s. Along with her late husband Mr. Shelby Singleton they produced and wrote more Country music that I could name in a short article like this one.

She performed her famous song that Mr. Brooke Benton cut called “Lie To Me”, that he cut in 1962. She also played a wonderful Gospel song called “The Road To Damascus”. I distinctly remember her from the movie Road To Nashville with Mr. Marty Robbins and others I used to enjoy as a kid.

The final guest was Mr. Guy Gilchrist, whom played a song he wrote with Mr. Jimmy Payne called “Angel In Black”.  Mr. Guy was the original designer of the muppets for Mr. Jim Henson, and he drew for the comic strip of Nancy for years. he is also a great Country Music songwriter in his own right.

 

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BROOK & DARIN ALDRIDGE
Broadcast #3771

AUGUST 3
BOBBY MARQUEZ
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AUGUST 10
BEN HALL
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AUGUST 17
GREG GARING
Broadcast #3774

AUGUST 24
CRYSTAL GAYLE
Broadcast #3775

AUGUST 31
RUSS VARNELL
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SEPTEMBER 7
SALUTE TO ERNEST TUBB
w/GLENN DOUGLAS TUBB
Broadcast #3777

SEPTEMBER 14
JESSE LEE JONES
& BRAZILBILLY
Broadcast #3778

SEPTEMBER 21
DAVID FRIZZELL
Broadcast #3779

SEPTEMBER 28
LULU ROMAN
Broadcast #3780

OCTOBER 5
TIM ATWOOD
Broadcast #3781

OCTOBER 12
RON WILLIAMS
Broadcast #3782
OCTOBER 19
LISA LAYNE
Broadcast #3783

OCTOBER 26
JESSE MCREYNOLDS
Broadcast #3784

NOVEMBER 2
LEONA WILLIAMS
Broadcast #3785

NOVEMBER 9
RIDERS IN THE SKY
Broadcast #3786

NOVEMBER 16
SALUTE TO STEEL GUITAR
w/LYNN OWSLEY & GUESTS
Broadcast #3787

NOVEMBER 23
MARGIE SINGLETON
Broadcast #3788

NOVEMBER 30
DENNIS STROUGHMATT
Broadcast #3789

DECEMBER 7
THE COWPOKES
Broadcast #3790

DECEMBER 14
BOBBY TOMBERLIN
& SPECIAL GUESTS
Broadcast #3791

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JEANNIE SEELY
Broadcast #3792

The Devil Makes Three live At Red Rocks.

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Jul 132019
 

In 2018 The Devil Makes Three unveiled some of their finest work in the form of the 2018’s album “Chains Are Broken”.  The California based trio have been leaders in the Americana community for a very very long time now, gracing stages all over the world with their music that embellishes many different sounds through the years.

This band is amazing live, and this venue is on EVERYONE’S bucket list. In fact this weekend I’ll be writing about the very first appearance of Mr. Cody Jinks at Red Rocks as well, but right now I wanted to tell you about this album.

This LIVE baby has seventeen songs on it spanning all of their album from back to their humble beginning in the form of their self titled 2002 debut. In fact it opens with “The Bullet” which was from that album, and features their wonderful three piece harmonies. It also features the toe tapping fun song called “Spinning Like A Top”, from the 2013 album I’m A Stranger Here.

The Redemption And Ruin album boasted the song “Drunken Hearted Man”, along with “All Hail” from the Do Wrong Right album. Now, this album concluded with one of their more popular songs “Aces And “Eights” from that same album. In my opinion it is one of Roots music’s more iconic albums, and this band is one of Americana’s more popular bands.

One of the songs that speaks to me the most lyrically and also intertwines the vocals of the three members Mr. Pete Bernhard, Miss Lucia Turino and Mr. Cooper Mcbean is the title song off their 2018 ‘Chains Are Broken” album. As a recovered addict I also can love the meaning of this song, along with many others in their catalogue.

This song called “Bad Idea” is from the “Chains Are Broken” album followed by one of my favorite songs they do the touching Gospel ballad “What Would You Give” . Especially with their three part harmonies and as they break into another one off “Redemption And Ruin” called “There’ll Be A Jubilee”, which is about that wonderful day the Lord calls his children home.

“Old Number Seven” is an OLD SONG from WAY BACK to their first album as well, and like I said I regard their debut album as an Americana and Roots music classic album. If you do not know this album you MUST go check it out, the fiddle work is exquisite and sweet. I mean what can be bad about a song about Jack Daniels whiskey?

“Pray For Rain” and also “Deep Down” were also songs off the album “Chains Are “Broken” that closed the album out quite well along with the previously mentioned “Aces And Twos” . Overall the song choices were spectacular and it was recorded very well. They have an earlier live album from 2011 at the Mystic theater, which had the song called “They Call That Religion” that pokes fun at fake preachers and fake churches…we won’t mention names……This band has a home here on Gary Hayes Country. Com and always will.