Title track, “Smoke from the Chimney,” from upcoming Tony Joe White album available today

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Apr 302021
 

 

Title track, “Smoke from the Chimney,” from upcoming Tony Joe White album available today
Produced by Dan Auerbach from nine unreleased vocal/guitar demos; Smoke from the Chimney out May 7th via Easy Eye Sound
Video premiere and interview with Auerbach up now at gardenandgun.com
April 16, 2021 – Nashville, TN – Tony Joe White was one of the world’s finest painters. Okay, maybe not in the traditional sense, but the images he conjured with his lyrics have the originality and depth of anything hanging in the Louvre—albeit free of pretension and probably wearing alligator boots. In a few short brush strokes, listeners get a basic understanding of what he’s trying to say, but it’s not until the entire song is revealed that the intricacies of White’s songwriting and delivery garner the attention they deserve.
Today, Garden & Gun premiered “Smoke from the Chimney,” a slow-burning, nostalgic ballad from White’s upcoming posthumous release of the same name—a great example of his painting skills. In speaking with the record’s producer Dan Auerbach about the “treasure trove” album, Garden & Gun wrote that Tony Joe had “the kind of sound capable of converting casual listeners into superfans.” Auerbach echoed, “As soon as I heard ‘Rainy Night in Georgia’—I think I heard it at a record shop, Hymie’s, in Minneapolis—I just remember it blowing my mind. I bought the record and became an instant fan.” An accompanying music video for “Smoke from the Chimney” was directed by noted artist and designer El Oms who hand-painted each cell of animation. Fans can now watch the video right here and pre-order or pre-save Smoke from the Chimney from Easy Eye Sound ahead of its May 7th release at this link.
Smoke from the Chimney, a nine-song album of never-before-heard Tony Joe White tunes, will be released on May 7th on Auerbach’s Easy Eye Sound label. Produced by Auerbach and rounded out by Nashville’s most seasoned studio musicians, Smoke from the Chimney started out as a number of unadorned voice and guitar demos from White’s home studio before being transformed into full band arrangements harkening back to the albums he recorded in the late 60s and early 70s in Nashville and Muscle Shoals—just as he was emerging as an internationally recognized songwriter and recording artist.
In the last 10 to 15 years of his life, White would preserve new compositions or revisit older tracks in his home studio with only a guitar—usually his Fender Stratocaster—and that inimitable voice. After his father’s death in 2018, Jody White started transferring those multitrack home recordings to digital files. Looking back on the moment he unearthed the demo of “Smoke from the Chimney,” he recalls a mix of happiness, gratification, and shock. As he continued to find other songs that didn’t make an album, he moved the material into a separate folder. Within a year, those select recordings would evolve into Smoke from the Chimney.
“These songs feel like a collection to me and they all seem to work together, in a weird way, even though they’re so different,” says Auerbach. “There’s some heartbreaking ballads and some really raunchy carnal blues. But it all works together like scenes of a movie.” The cast of musical characters brought in by Auerbach to accompany White’s guitar and vocal recordings includes legendary keyboardist Bobby Wood (Elvis Presley, Dusty Springfield, Wilson Pickett), Nashville pedal steel ace Paul Franklin, next-generation guitar hero Marcus King, and Grammy and ACM award-winning fiddler Stuart Duncan, just to name a few. “These are the musicians who I would have hired if Tony Joe were here,” Auerbach told Garden & Gun. “They would have loved each other. Part of the reason this worked is because it was the right people.”
Jody believes that his father would love the way Smoke from the Chimney turned out. “I feel like it’s validation that Tony Joe was one of the greatest of all time,” he says. “That he could make something so potent, even so late in life, is something that not many people can do. I think it’s going to make people who loved him already love him even more.”
Smoke from the Chimney Tracklist:
Smoke from the Chimney
Boot Money
Del Rio, You’re Making Me Cry
Listen to Your Song
Over You
Scary Stories
Bubba Jones
Someone Is Crying
Billy
More About Tony Joe White: Across five decades as a performer and storyteller, Tony Joe White—a.k.a. “The Swamp Fox”—left an indelible mark on American music. His catalog offers indisputable classics such as “Polk Salad Annie” and “Rainy Night in Georgia,” and his songs have been recorded by Ray Charles, Kenny Chesney, Waylon Jennings, Tim McGraw, Willie Nelson, Elvis Presley, Dusty Springfield, and Tina Turner.

Tex Williams – Smokin’ Country Swing – The Lost Tracks Album Released By Country Rewind Records.

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Apr 292021
 

Tex Williams

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (March 22, 2021) — Tex Williams – Smokin’ Country Swing – The Lost Tracks has been released by Country Rewind Records as part of their Western Heritage Collection. The project was co-produced by Aaron Dethrage and Rex Allen Jr. with Thomas Gramuglia as Executive Producer. Bil VornDick provided additional recording for the project which was recorded at EastSide Manor and Mountainside Audio Lab recording studios in Nashville, TN and is being distributed by Select-O-Hits in both national and international markets. The Tex Williams – Smokin’ Country Swing – The Lost Tracks album is available for streaming and download on all digital music platforms including Apple Music, iTunes, Spotify, Amazon Music, YouTube Music, Pandora and more here.

“This Tex Williams’ album is a rare and special treat for the fans of Western Swing Music, by one of the genre’s greatest artist. These lost tracks have been updated to make the album more modern sounding by adding instruments and blending it into the original recordings. This was a work of love for the musicians and producers.” stated Executive Producer -Tom Gramuglia.

Tex Williams – Smokin’ Country Swing – The Lost Tracks -Track List:
1.   Alimony – Sollie Paul “Tex” Williams and Buddy Ebsen
2.   
Every Night – Edward Townsend, Roni Rae and Scott Johnson
3.   
Smoke, Smoke, Smoke (That Cigarette) – Sollie Paul “Tex” Williams and Merle Travis
4.   
Just A Bummin’ Around  – Peter Graves
5.   
Long John – Eddie Miller and Enos William “Skeets” McDonald
6.  
White Silver Sands – Charles G. “Red” Matthews
7.   
Let’s Go Rockabilly – John Gluck, Jr. and Diane Charlotte Lampert
8.   
Roll On Buddy (Nine Pound Hammer) – Merle Robert Travis
9.   
Roses and Revolvers – Joseph Francis “Sonny” Burke, Paul Francis Webster and Don Raye
10.   
Sidetracked – Don Larkin and Joe Simpson
11.   
You’re Cold, So Cold – James Clarence “Jimmy” Wakely and Sollie Paul “Tex” Williams
12.   
Talkin’ To The Blues – James “Jim” Ellsworth Lowe and Marvin Moore
13.   
Castle Of My Dreams – J. L. Bateman and Steve Chase
14.   
Worried Mind – Theron Eugene “Ted” Daffan and Jimmie H. Davis
15.   
When I Call The Roll – Ricky Riddle

These recordings are a follow-up to Country Rewind Records previous releases of such greats as Conway Twitty, Johnny Russell, Mickey Gilley, Tex Ritter, Merle Travis, Billy Don Burns, Carl Smith, Waylon Jennings, Connie Smith, Jeannie C. Riley and more which have all received great reviews by music critics worldwide.

Country Rewind Records has dedicated itself to bring classic country with this contemporary feel to not only the past country fans but also to the new country listeners.

Stay current with Country Rewind Records on their website countryrewindrecords.com and social media platform Facebook.

T. Graham Brown Releases Very First Acoustic Album ‘Bare Bones’ On October 9

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Apr 282021
 

 

In the late 1980s I began to enjoy the Country Music of that era from watching TNN ( The Nashville Network ), and television. I loved these people that were getting radio play back then, that paved the way for so many of the local artists we feature on this website.

People like Mr. Alan Jackson, Mr. Dwight Yoakam and others, were prevalent in my 20s. You used to be able to listen to this man’s music on the FM dial back then. In 1990, his album Bumper To Bumper contained the track called “Moonshadow Road”.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Country music favorite and host of SiriusXM’s LIVE WIRE show, T. Graham Brown will release an acoustic album for the first time in his career, Bare Bones, on October 9 through his partnership with Time Life. The album features stripped-down and reimagined versions of his biggest hits, including his number one hit songs “Hell and High Water,” “Don’t Go To Strangers,” and “Darlene.” ‘Bare Bones’ was produced by T. Graham Brown and Buddy Hyatt. Fans will be able to hear the 12-track collection on all major streaming platforms or purchase a limited-edition autographed CD on Brown’s website HERE. They’ll also be able to put in special requests for his autograph and ask him questions during his Facebook Live CD signing event on October 20 at 5 pm CT / 6 pm ET.

Visit HERE to listen or download on all major streaming platforms.

“This project is something I’ve wanted to do for a long time,” explains Brown. “There is a special vibe that you feel when it’s just a vocal and guitar. The lyrics are more present. It reminds me of why I recorded these songs in the first place. I hope y’all enjoy this record as much as I did making it.”

Bare Bones is the latest project from T. Graham Brown for Time Life, which reissued five of his albums earlier this year including ‘T. Graham Brown Lives!’ (which hadn’t been available in nearly 20 years), ‘From a Stronger Place’, ‘The Next Right Thing’, ‘Christmas with T. Graham Brown’, and his GRAMMY-nominated album ‘Forever Changed’ (featuring Leon Russell, The Oak Ridge Boys, Steve Cropper, Jimmy Fortune, and more). All are currently available on major digital and streaming platforms.

About T. Graham Brown:
T. Graham Brown has recorded 15 studio albums and charted more than 20 singles on the Billboard charts. He has had multiple number one hits in country, gospel, and blues. Brown’s voice is also recognized from his singing in advertising campaigns for McDonald’s, Disneyland, Almond Joy, Coca-Cola, Dodge Truck, Ford, Hardee’s, and many others including the Taco Bell ‘Run For The Border’ television spots. In early 2015, Brown released his latest Grammy-nominated album, Forever Changed, which featured collaborations with Vince Gill, Jason Crabb, The Oak Ridge Boys, Jimmy Fortune, and more. In 2019, Brown became part of the SiriusXM family as host of Live Wire with T. Graham Brown airing monthly on SiriusXM’s Prime Country Channel 58. In 2020, Time Life partnered with T. Graham to reissue several of his classic albums, including his new acoustic album Bare Bones. T. Graham Brown still actively tours throughout the year, including multiple appearances on the legendary Grand Ole Opry and television appearances such as Larry’s Country Diner and Country’s Family Reunion. Brown’s uniqueness has made him one of the most beloved and iconic performers of the day.

Track listing for this album:

  1. I Tell It Like It Used To Be.
  2. I Wish That I Could Hurt That Way.
  3. Come As You Were
  4. Darlene
  5. If You Could Only See Me Now
  6. Don’t Go To Strangers
  7. The Last Resort
  8. She Couldn’t Love Me Anymore
  9. Moonshadow Road
  10. Memphis Women And Chicken
  11. Hell And High Water
  12. Wine Into Water

Album Feature – Dallas Moore – The Rain

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Apr 272021
 

By Joshua Wallace

Dallas Moore is back with the follow up to his 2019 album Trying To Be A Blessing.  This new album is titled The Rain and it’s a great collection of tunes that I highly recommend you check out.  This album was born out of the downtime created by the global pandemic that caused a massive cancelation of what is typically a year spent on the road for Dallas Moore.  That down time must have done some good because this is Dallas Moore’s best overall record to date.  There honestly isn’t a bad track on this album, but I’m going to hit some highlights in this review.

The album kicks off with “The Rain” which is a super catchy and toe tappin’ title track.  The band is on point on this track and it’s a killer honky tonk anthem.  Speaking of honky tonks, “Every Night I Burn Another Honky Tonk Down” is a highlight of this record.  Mr. Honky Tonk himself does it again with another anthem made for rooms with dim lights and sawdust on the floors.  Crank this one to eleven and get ready to boogie.

Another favorite is the somewhat pandemic inspired “Locked Down And Loaded”.  We’ve had a lot of songs about being locked down in the past year, but this is a good one that can help you pass the quarantine blues.  “Ride Down By The River” is a slower tune where the band gets to stretch its legs a bit.  This song has a solo you can really lose yourself in and I dig that.  You get solos from pedal steel, guitar and even keys on this one and it just takes you away which is what a good long solo should do.  Finally, “In My Last Days” closes out the album with an acoustic track that shows the more somber side of Dallas.  I love how the band slowly kicks in behind the initial guitar and fiddle to eventually become a full band affair.  It’s a good album closer on a record that is mostly a more rowdy affair.

I highly recommend giving The Rain a listen if you’ve been a fan of Dallas Moore or if you’re just checking him out.  This is his best record to date, so it’s a good spot to jump in.  I also highly recommend checking him out live if he happens to come to a city near you.  Dallas is back on the road already in 2021.  The Rain came out everywhere as of April 9th, 2021.

Favorite Tracks : The Rain, Every Night I Burn Another Honky Tonk Down, Locked Down and Loaded, Ride Down By The River, Blue Jean Jesus, In My Last Days

Dallas Moore – The Rain (2021)

  1. The Rain
  2. Every Night I Burn Another Honky Tonk Down
  3. Better Days
  4. Locked Down And Loaded
  5. Ride Down By The River
  6. Blue Jean Jesus
  7. California Highway
  8. Ain’t No Place In The Sun
  9. On Through The Night
  10. In My Last Days

Omnivore Records Offers Vintage Buck Owens And Others!

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Apr 272021
 

I have been ( and still remain ) a collector of music, be it vinyl or cd. However, I am also heavily into indulging over learning about music history as well. I spend a lot of time and energy collecting vinyl from different eras of Country Music history.

Many times when I go down to local record stores, I know what titles I am going after. I do try to put aside a little for an impulse buy, which is quite prevalent to many of us music junkies.

I spend a LOT of time finding the records I want, and I go in spurts and whims. I go on searching when the need bites me, and I enjoy going to record shows as well. When these companies release many of these old recordings, it makes me very excited.

Hello Omnivores,
In a special arrangement with Buck Owens Enterprises, Omnivore Recordings is proud to present original, vintage Buck Owens- and Bakersfield-related LPs and 45s direct from Buck’s very own vaults.
Over the years, the country music great collected a sizable number of his albums and singles for his own use, Besides copies of his own albums, he also kept quantities of releases by other artists in his stable. All these unplayed records have been sitting untouched in Bakersfield since they were originally issued. Omnivore has offered vintage Buck LPs before, but is now adding 45s and original, vintage records by Don Rich, Susan Raye, Buddy Alan, The Buckaroos, Bakersfield Brass and more! And, some of the albums that sold out in the last offering will be replenished (for the last time).
These are never-before-played long players and singles, most dating back to Nashville West’s most successful era and the height of the Bakersfield sound in the ’60s and ’70s.
From Limited-Edition bundles to single 45s, Omnivore will carry them only while supplies last. Every bundle or single record release (LP or 45) will include a certificate of authenticity. All records will go on sale April 15, 2021, at 9 AM PST and they will only be available from:
Your friends at
Omnivore Recordings

The Earl Scruggs Center Announces The Summer Concert Series.

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Apr 262021
 

I haven’t yet had the opportunity to venture out to the Shelby, North Carolina area for this museum, whose team has always been gracious to us here at Gary Hayes Country. I haven’t gotten to do much traveling since late 2019, as many of us haven’t I’m sure!

The majority of the museums, and venues have re opened ( with guidelines ), making the road life seem tempting again. In fact, the amount of shows pouring in from all directions is uncanny. The amount of festivals coming through with lineups, are equally in high volume.

Tonight, I prepare to ride down to Nashville to help lend my hands into reviving our starving music community. ALL of our venues and festival communities NEED US right now, PLEASE do not hesitate to help in any way you can.

A few years back, they announced the opening of The EArl Scruggs Center which is a huge interactive museum and learning center. My current musical bucket list is so large, and will take a long time to make up for all of this lost time. But I assure you, in the next few months I will be taking the trip out there.

BIG ANNOUNCEMENT

Live music returns to the Great Hall at the Earl Scruggs Center with the Summer Concert Series.

Tickets for each show are limited, so purchase early to save your seat!

THURSDAY

MAY 13

7:00 PM – 8:00 PM

TICKETS: $10

Andrew Finn Magill in Concert

Join us for an evening performance with Andrew Finn Magill.

Since Andrew (Finn) Magill’s Roots debuted at #46 on the Folk DJ charts in 2016, Magill has been headlining Irish festivals across the U.S. and touring internationally. He has carved out a name for himself in Irish, American, Jazz and Brazilian music and has been featured on TEDx, NPR, MTV, and Avianca in-flight entertainment. He is a 2019 North Carolina Arts Council Fellow, All-Ireland Fiddle finalist, and Ropeadope Recording artist.

WEDNESDAY

JUNE 2

7:00 PM – 8:00 PM

TICKETS: $25 – $30

Dom Flemons in Concert

Join us for a concert with the American Songster, Dom Flemons.

Dom Flemons is originally from Phoenix, Arizona and currently lives in the Chicago area with his family. He has branded the moniker The American Songster® since his repertoire of music covers over 100 years of early American popular music. Flemons is a songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, producer, actor, slam poet, music scholar, historian, and record collector. He is considered an expert player on the banjo, guitar, harmonica, jug, percussion, quills, fife and rhythm bones. Flemons was selected for the prestigious 2020 United States Artists Fellowship Award for the Traditional Arts category which was generously supported by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

FRIDAY

JUNE 25

7:00 PM – 8:00 PM

TICKETS: $15

Tray Wellington Band in Concert

The Tray Wellington Band is a high energy, acoustic newgrass group led by banjo virtuoso, IBMA award winner, and 2019 Momentum Instrumentalist of the Year, Tray Wellington. This group pushes the bounds of bluegrass music, incorporating Bossa Nova, Jazz, and Blues elements to their originals to create a unique and exciting new sound while paying tribute to their bluegrass heroes.

FRIDAY

JULY 2

7:00 PM – 8:00 PM

TICKETS: FREE

Rissi Palmer Virtual Show

Rissi Palmer’s gift lies in reaching across all musical boundaries. While she made her mark in Country Music, she is equally at home in R&B music, bringing the entire spectrum of popular music to bear on music she calls “Southern Soul.”

This virtual performance is sponsored by

Visit Cleveland County – Carolina’s Land of Rhythm.

THURSDAY

JULY 15

7:00 PM – 8:00 PM

TICKETS: $20

If Instruments Could Talk with Darin Aldridge and Presley Barker

You’re invited to join award-winning musician Darin Aldridge as he shares the captivating stories behind a number of beautifully hand-crafted stringed instruments from the personal collection he has amassed over 25 years of playing professionally. Guitar virtuoso Presley Barker joins Aldridge for a performance displaying the resonance of the instruments and the duo’s expertise as musicians.

SATURDAY

AUGUST 7

2:00 PM – 3:00 PM

TICKETS: $10

Carley Arrowood and Daniel Thrailkill in Concert

Daniel + Carley brings bluegrass and gospel harmonies together with a progressive instrumental sound. This heartwarming show will be full of old favorites and original songs.

Special thanks to the Don and Carla Beam Family Foundation, presenting sponsors of our Summer Concert Series.

Please note that masks and social distancing are required in the Earl Scruggs Center. To keep our visitors, performers, and staff safe, the ESC follows all Covid-19 regulations required by the state of NC and recommended by the CDC.

About The Earl Scruggs Center

The Earl Scruggs Center combines the life story of legendary five-string banjo master and Cleveland County native, Earl Scruggs, with the unique and engaging story of the history and cultural traditions of the region in which Mr. Scruggs was born and raised. It was in the nearby Flint Hill community where Mr. Scruggs learned to play banjo and began the three-finger playing style that has come to be known around the world as “Scruggs Style.”

The Earl Scruggs Center explores Mr. Scruggs’ innovative career and the community that gave it shape while celebrating how he crossed musical boundaries and defined the voice of the banjo to the world. Mr. Scruggs embraced tradition while also adapting to the changing times and looking toward the future—themes which resonate throughout the Center. Engaging exhibits, special event space and rich programming provide a uniquely rich experience for visitors.

Critically Acclaimed Voice of Newgrass, John Cowan, Releases Emotional New Single, “When He Returns”

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Apr 252021
 

The album “Barren County” from the 1970s is actually one of my favorite albums of all time, mostly because The Newgrass Revival is such a powerhouse, and Legendary band. They are one of the many bands that shaped who I am, as a music fan.

I spent many of a night sitting around my record player, being inspired by their sound and style. Nobody had ever really heard their take on Bluegrass, as they single-handedly revolutionized the sound and presentation of the genre.

Right around 1980, I was purchasing albums faster than I could enjoy and shelf them. I was enjoying Country and Heavy Metal, Mowtown and Punk….and Classic Rock. But these guys were even different from Nitty Gritty Dirt Band and Pure Prairie League, and others that crossed over to different genres at this time.

Back in 1974, a little while after their very successful debut album, the member named Mr. Butch Robins replaced their original member Mr. Ebo Walker. Mr. Butch stayed with the band for a year before he was replaced by this man…..Mr. John Cowan.

He played with the band until the band’s demise in 1989, Briefly appearing on the Garth Brooks song “Callin’ Baton Rouge”, which also featured Mr. Sam Bush, Mr. Bela Fleck and Mr. Pat Flynn. They also played a one time benefit for the family of their former bandmate Mr. Courtney Johnson.

Much like the rest of the former members of the band, Mr. John Cowan has gone on to create his own signature sound, and he still performs at festivals all over the country.

CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED VOICE OF NEWGRASS, JOHN COWAN, RELEASES EMOTIONAL NEW SINGLE, “WHEN HE RETURNS”

Proceeds of Project Sales to Support Thistle Farms

Song to be Premiered on SiriusXM Sundays With Seely 

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (March 29, 2021) –– Critically acclaimed vocalist John Cowan has announced the release of his emotional rendition of Bob Dylan’s “When He Returns.” The track, which features Reese Wynans, was produced by John Carter Cash. Proceeds from the sale of the song will benefit Nashville-based Thistle Farms, a nonprofit social enterprise dedicated to helping women survivors recover and heal from prostitution, trafficking, and addiction by providing a safe place to live, a meaningful job, and a lifelong sisterhood of support. Cowan will perform “When He Returns” live on Easter Sunday during the 9:30 a.m. streaming service of St. Augustine’s Chapel. Listeners can also tune in for Jeannie Seely’s interview with Cowan and the premiere of the recording during Sundays With Seely on SiriusXM Willies Roadhouse channel 59 from 11a – 3p cst. “When He Returns” is available on all digital music platforms on Friday, April 2 here.

“I have been a fan of John Cowan’s angel voice since New Grass Revival days. Over the years I have become a fan of John Cowan the person,” stated Reverend Becca Stevens, founder of Thistle Farms. “He is a man whose heart beats for justice for all people who have known oppression.  If your heart ever feels weary, play this song. It will get you up and make your heart ready to meet the world.”

“The first time I heard this song (from Bob Dylan’s Slow Train Coming album), I was stunned by the beauty and power of both the sound and the message. As a person of faith, I have found these words consistently meaningful from that day to this,” shared John Cowan. “While my personal understanding of grace has grown as my own life has unfolded, singing this song always leads and connects me to the source of my belief – God.”

Cowan became aware of Thistle Farms some 20 years ago and has been a longtime admirer of Rev. Becca Stevens’s work and attended church at St. Augustine’s Chapel. The work of Thistle Farms has now been acknowledged all over the world.

Cowan is himself a person in recovery from drug and alcohol addiction, as well as a survivor of childhood sexual abuse. He believes one of the most important actions of his recovery is to “give back what we have been freely given.”

“Giving back guides our lives, teaches us empathy, and helps us to never forget where we come from,” Cowan said. “That’s why I have chosen to donate 100% of the proceeds from sales of this single to Thistle Farms.”

About Thistle Farms:
Thistle Farms is a nonprofit social enterprise dedicated to helping women survivors recover and heal from prostitution, trafficking, and addiction. We do this by providing a safe place to live, a meaningful job, and a lifelong sisterhood of support. For more information visit https://thistlefarms.org.

About John Cowan:
John Cowan, also known as the Voice of Newgrass, has been singing his heart out for more than forty years, and his soaring vocals have only improved with time. A true innovator, John applies his powerful pipes to genres from country, bluegrass, and gospel to soul, jazz, and rock-and-roll – often within the space of a single concert. His ability to move fluidly through multiple styles, and carry mesmerized audiences on the journey with him, has set him apart as one of the most loved and admired vocal artists of his generation, not just by fans and critics but among fellow musicians as well.

With his distinctive, rock-tinged tenor vocal and heart-thumping electric bass, John, along with fellow New Grass Revival band mates Sam Bush, Courtney Johnson, and Curtis Burch, and later Bela Fleck and Pat Flynn, introduced a new generation of music fans to an explosive, experimental, and ultimately, eponymous brand of bluegrass. The “newgrass” sound spawned popular jam bands such as Leftover Salmon and Yonder Mountain String Band in addition to shaping the sensibilities of country megastars Garth Brooks, the Dixie Chicks, the Zac Brown Band, and Darius Rucker.

After New Grass Revival disbanded in 1990, John went on to record a series of critically acclaimed solo albums including Soul’d Out (Sugar Hill, 1986), the self-titled John Cowan (Sugar Hill, 2000), Always Take Me Back (Sugar Hill, 2002), New Tattoo (Pinecastle, 2006), 8,745 Feet, Live at Telluride (2005, re-released by E-1 Entertainment, 2009), Comfort & Joy (E-1 Entertainment, 2009), The Massenburg Sessions (E-1 Entertainment, 2010) and Sixty (Compass, 2014).

Over the years, he also has been in high demand as a session musician and boasts vocal and/or bass credits on some 140 recordings, including albums by Garth Brooks, Glen Campbell, Rosanne Cash, Darin & Brooke Aldridge, Ashley Cleveland, Rodney Crowell, Steve Earle, Bela Fleck and the Flecktones, Hootie and the Blowfish, Janis Ian, Hal Ketchum, Alison Krauss, Delbert McClinton, Reba McEntire, Tim O’Brien, Mark O’Connor, Poco, John Prine, Kenny Rogers, Darius Rucker, Leon Russell, Darrell Scott, Ricky Skaggs, Travis Tritt, Hank Williams Jr., Jesse Winchester, Wynonna, Zac Brown, The Doobie Brothers, and the Will the Circle Be Unbroken albums.

The John Cowan Band, in various incarnations that inevitably feature some of acoustic music’s finest players, has been a force to be reckoned with these many years. John is a fixture and a favorite at major festivals like the Telluride Bluegrass Festival in Colorado and Wilkesboro, North Carolina’s “traditional-plus” MerleFest, and he routinely sells out performing arts theaters and distinguished music clubs and listening rooms around the country. Stints in his band have helped launch the careers of Noam Pikelny (Punch Brothers), Luke Bulla (Lyle Lovett), and Scott Vestal, among others.

John also is known for mixing it up; his creative collaborations range from his 2012 MerleFest performance alongside Darrell Scott and Pat Simmons to appearances with Nashville favorites The Long Players and Grooveyard. On his 2010 recording, The Massenburg Sessions, John joined forces with legendary producer George Massenburg (Little Feat, Randy Newman, Linda Ronstadt and others) to craft a collection that has the warm, intimate feel of a living room jam. It features duets with Maura O’Connell and Del McCoury.

In 2014, John recorded what many say is his most adventurous collection yet, Sixty. Packed with stars like Bonnie Bramlett, Ray Benson, Sam Bush, Rodney Crowell, Chris Hillman, John Jorgenson, Alison Krauss, Bernie Leadon, Huey Lewis, Jim Messina, Leon Russell, John McFee, and others, this album set a new standard of excellence.

In a position he has held since 2010, John also works a regular gig traveling the world with the Doobies Brothers, laying down the low notes and singing the high ones as they perform hits such as “Black Water,” “China Grove,” “Taking it to the Streets,” and “Listen to the Music,” as well as new songs that showcase the relevancy of this iconic classic rock band.

In 2020, John, along with his former New Grass Revival bandmates Sam Bush, Courtney Johnson, Ebo Walker, Curtis Burch, Butch Robbins, Bela Fleck, and Pat Flynn, was inducted into the prestigious International Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame. This honor solidifies their place as one of the most influential bands in Bluegrass music history.

Spring 2021 finds John prepping for the recording of a new album, his first in more than six years, this time with an amazing conglomerate of world-class musicians that includes Andrea Zonn, Darrell Scott, and Greg Morrow – produced by legendary singer/songwriter Wendy Waldman. It also finds him guesting on a star-studded tribute album to one of his friends and musical heroes, the late Tony Rice. Both albums will be released in the summer of 2021.

News From Roseberry Idaho Festival.

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Apr 242021
 

You guessed it everybody, I’m in full swing over here delving into festivals and local shows nationwide. So many tune into my website here for all the information on their favorite ones, and their favorite bands.

My music work commences this weekend, as I cover Miss Elizabeth Cook at the Basement East. I have so many of these news articles out from festivals all over, and each time I get news on them, I update them weekly.

BAND ANNOUNCEMENT!
Yonder Mountain String Band will be performing 2 Nights (Sat. & Sun) for us at The Summer Music Festival at Roseberry Idaho!
ARTIST LINE-UP SO FAR FOR 2021

Yonder Mountain String Band is one of the most influential acts on the acoustic music scene. Pioneers of the Jamgrass movement, Yonder Mountain is known for their ability to channel a wide variety of musical styles. The acoustic lineup just happens to be the vehicle they’ve chosen to haul their many influences ranging from punk rock to the Grateful Dead. With a willingness to try new things and do what the music demands, Yonder Mountain continues to expand the traditional genre beyond all established boundaries and into the realms of rock n roll and improvisation.

Founding Members Adam Aijala, Ben Kaufmann, David Johnston and Allie Kral, who became an official member in 2015 are now joined by multi-instrumentalist Nick Piccinni. The live show will undoubtedly be in line with what you’d expect from Yonder Mountain String Band: heart-felt, edgy and genre-defying music.

Notorious for their wild live shows, choice cover tunes, and lengthy onstage experimentations, Yonder Mountain String Band earned an especially loyal audience on the jam band circuit. With a large following of fans known as “Kinfolk” traversing the country with them, taping their shows and trading their music, the band gained momentum and found themselves playing to sold out crowds in iconic venues such as Red Rocks, The Fillmore San Francisco, The Warfield Auditorium, and esteemed festivals such as The Telluride Bluegrass Festival, Bonarroo, High Sierra, Fuji Rock Festival, Summer Camp and Delfest, to name a few. Yonder Mountain also partnered with promoters to curate their own festivals: Northwest String Summit (Oregon), Kinfolk Celebration (Colorado), Yonder Mountain Harvest Festival (Arkansas) and Strings and Sol (Mexico).

www.yondermountain.com

Mipso – Since making their acclaimed debut with 2013’s Dark Holler Pop, North Carolina-bred four-piece Mipso have captivated audiences with their finely layered vocal harmonies, graceful fluency in the timeless musical traditions of their home state, and a near-telepathic musical connection that makes their live show especially kinetic. On their self-titled sixth album and Rounder Records debut, fiddle player Libby Rodenbough, mandolinist Jacob Sharp, guitarist Joseph Terrell, and bassist Wood Robinson share their most sonically adventurous and lyrically rich work to date, each moment charged with the tension between textural effervescence and an underlying despair about the modern world.

Mainly recorded at Echo Mountain in Asheville, North Carolina, Mipso finds the band joining forces with Sandro Perri (a musician/producer known for his work with acts like Great Lake Swimmers, as well as his own post-rock/experimental-electronic material). In overseeing the production process, Perri guided Mipso toward their goal of shaping a sonic landscape that was expansive and atmospheric yet surprisingly personal, even playful. To that end, the band dreamed up Mipso’s resplendent textures by stretching the limits of their acoustic instruments, rather than employing outside musicians to create new sounds. The result is a body of work with spacious arrangements that gently illuminate the idiosyncratic details and refined musicianship at the heart of every song.

www.mipsomusic.com

John Craigie – Renowned for his eloquent Americana style, engaging live shows, and off-the-cuff clever observations, John Craigie carries on the legacy of classic singer-songwriters, while blazing a trail of his own.

Recently, that trail twisted and turned into new territory for the Portland, OR performer who The Stranger appropriately dubbed, “the lovechild of John Prine and Mitch Hedberg.” His music speaks loud to both audiences and fellow artists. Todd Snider notably hand-delivered a gift on-stage, and Chuck Norris has sent fan mail. His fifth full-length album, No Rain, No Rose boasted two collaborations with Gregory Alan Isakov, namely “I Am California” and “Highway Blood.” Both quickly cracked One Million Spotify streams and counting, as his knack for a captivating narrative and rustic aural palettes powered the 13-track offering together.

“It’s about transparency,” he explains. “The storytelling enables listeners to relate. Really good music doesn’t make you feel good; it makes you feel like you’re not alone.”

As No Rain, No Rose landed, he caught the attention of none other than Jack Johnson. Through a serendipitous series of events, Craigie’s 2016 live effort Capricorn in Retrograde… Just Kidding… Live in Portland landed in Johnson’s car stereo during a California coastal road trip.

Shortly after, Jack reached out and Craigie soon found himself onstage for 12 shows during Johnson’s 2017 summer tour including performances at The Greek Theatre in Berkeley, California and The Gorge in Washington state. Along the way, he earned acclaim from SF Weekly, Seattle Times, AXS, and more. Festival appearances also include Ohana Music Festival (CA), Mountain jam (NY), SXSW (TX), Electric Forest (MI), Summer Camp (IL), Kate Wolf Music Festival (CA), Pickathon (OR), Edmonton Folk Festival (AB), Kerrville Folk Festival (TX), Wanderlust (CA & VT), High Sierra Music Festival (CA) and more.

When Craigie plays, it’s one of those special shows that can make you laugh and cry in the same song. It’s a musical journey that can’t be denied.

The Summer Music Festival
July 15th, 16th, 17th & 18th 2021
The McCall Folklore Society has been working diligently to try and find a safe and responsible way to hold our annual event. The board has come up with a socially responsible festival by limiting ticket sales each night to less than half of our usual capacity and implementing POD seating.

Guests can choose either a 10 person pod in a 20ft circle or a 5 person pod in a 10ft circle. These pods are sold online as a single reserved ticket for the whole pod, like choosing your seats at other seated events. You will be able to choose the pod(s) you want as they are available for each night.

Guests will arrive and be asked COVID-19 screening questions, receive a temperature check, and enjoy the show from socially distanced pods. Please bring your own chairs for this event as seating will not be provided. The festival will also have other COVID-19 precautions like hand sanitation stations, social distancing marks throughout the grounds, and we will have FACE MASKS REQUIRED while outside of your pod and car. Our hopes are that we can continue to keep this local tradition alive through these hard times, but by doing it safely and with the health of our audience in mind while producing an amazing musical experience.
FIND MORE INFO & PICK YOUR POD AT OUR WEBSITE: TheSummerMusicFestival.com
ALERT!! SATURDAY PODS ARE CURRENTLY SOLD-OUT!
BUY YOUR SUNDAY PODS NOW!
WE HAVE ADDED MORE NIGHTS OF LIVE MUSIC!
Because of our reduced compacity this year, we have made some changes:
No Local’s Night this year. Instead we have local bands opening each night.
Each night will have 3 bands; 1 local opener, and 2 national acts.
Sunday has been added. Sunday will start early at 5pm, and end early at 9pm.
There will also be a FREE Kids Mountain Music Camp performance on Wednesday, July 14th at 6pm for anyone who wants to see the kids play!

Buy Your Pod Now!

The Summer Music Festival
July 15th, 16th, 17th & 18th 2021
The McCall Folklore Society has been working diligently to try and find a safe and responsible way to hold our annual event. The board has come up with a socially responsible festival by limiting ticket sales each night to less than half of our usual capacity and implementing POD seating.

Guests can choose either a 10 person pod in a 20ft circle or a 5 person pod in a 10ft circle. These pods are sold online as a single reserved ticket for the whole pod, like choosing your seats at other seated events. You will be able to choose the pod(s) you want as they are available for each night.

Guests will arrive and be asked COVID-19 screening questions, receive a temperature check, and enjoy the show from socially distanced pods. Please bring your own chairs for this event as seating will not be provided. The festival will also have other COVID-19 precautions like hand sanitation stations, social distancing marks throughout the grounds, and we will have FACE MASKS REQUIRED while outside of your pod and car. Our hopes are that we can continue to keep this local tradition alive through these hard times, but by doing it safely and with the health of our audience in mind while producing an amazing musical experience.
FIND MORE INFO & PICK YOUR POD AT OUR WEBSITE: TheSummerMusicFestival.com
ALERT!! SATURDAY PODS ARE CURRENTLY SOLD-OUT!
BUY YOUR SUNDAY PODS NOW!
WE HAVE ADDED MORE NIGHTS OF LIVE MUSIC!
Because of our reduced compacity this year, we have made some changes:
No Local’s Night this year. Instead we have local bands opening each night.
Each night will have 3 bands; 1 local opener, and 2 national acts.
Sunday has been added. Sunday will start early at 5pm, and end early at 9pm.
There will also be a FREE Kids Mountain Music Camp performance on Wednesday, July 14th at 6pm for anyone who wants to see the kids play!

  • 20ft Premium Front-Row Pods (10 person) @ $400 per Pod

  • 20ft Large Pods (10 person) @ $300 per Pod

  • 10ft Small Pods (5 person) @ $150 per Pod

Buy Your Pod Now!

Time to get your camper registered for this summer’s Kids Mountain Music Camp at Roseberry!

KIDS MOUNTAIN MUSIC CAMP
July 12th, 13th, & 14th 2021
KMMC is a three day workshop in beautiful and historic Roseberry Idaho. The classrooms are scattered around the historic townsite to insure proper social distancing.

During the 3 days (10am-3:00pm) children ages 8-17 will learn basic music skills and history of American folk music with emphasis on Folk, Bluegrass, and Old Time music. Classes cover many instruments including fiddle, banjo, mandolin, guitar, hand drums, singing, and songwriting. At the end of classes, students are encouraged to participate in the camp concert at The Summer Music Festival at Roseberry on the Mainstage. This performance gives the students real life experience of performing for a live audience as well as giving them an attainable goal throughout camp.

REGISTER NOW | CLICK HERE!

Pickin’ In Paradise: Country Music at All Inclusive Resort in August 2021

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Apr 232021
 

 

Nashville, TN (April 30, 2021)-In a time when people more than ever want to get away and forget about the daily grind and most especially, the anxiety of 2020, a tropical getaway marinated in a stout and seasoned country music broth tops the list.

Pickin In Paradise offers 5 relaxing days (August 8th through August 12th) to unwind and laze about at the El Dorado Royale Resort and in Riviera Maya, Mexico just outside of Cancun. This all inclusive retreat will most definitely put the bounce back in your step featuring musical performances from William Michael Morgan, Glen Templeton, Brandon Rhyder, Curtis Grimes, David Adam Byrnes, Brian Callihan and Holly Tucker. Space is limited so lock in your spot now.
For details visit https://www.2getawaytravel.com/pickininparadise2021

What’s Included:

All packages include: all-inclusive hotel accommodations, 24 hour room service, shared round-trip transfers, all music events and souvenir t-shirts and taxes, plus a 5% service fee due at time of booking. Pre/post nights and family packages are available at an extra charge. Request “Customize My Trip” when you would like to add airfare or add extra nights, and we will quote for you. NOTE – Texas meets Mexico dinner is only for first 100 people reserved.

Tentative Itinerary

Sunday – Meet & Greet

Sunday – Texas Meets Mexico Dinner Show (first 100 people reserved)

Features Brandon Rhyder as your Texas Chef

Monday – Pool party

Tuesday – Pool party

Wednesday – Beach Party

About El Dorado Royale Resort

Lose yourself in the bliss of a paradise only found on the shores of the Riviera Maya. El Dorado Royale is a Five Star beachfront resort, providing an exclusively breathtaking setting. With the unparalleled Gourmet Inclusive® Experience, guests can indulge in the ultimate foodie experience, lavish accommodations, pristine amenities, exciting activities, and scenery only imaginable from a postcard. Savor every moment of the Gourmet Inclusive® Experience in any of El Dorado Royale’s elegant à la carte restaurants. Every meal is a demonstration of our chefs’ mastery of the culinary arts. It comes to no surprise that this adults-only haven of luxury is showered with covetable awards, from the 2017 Best Hotels in Mexico by U.S. News & World Report, to the AAA Four Diamond award.

Available excursions include: horseback riding, Sunset Cat & De Lux beach dinner, Catamaran and dolphin swim and encounter, reef snorkel, open water dives, and sailboat travel to Isla Mujere

Artist

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For over a decade, singer-songwriter and musician Brandon Rhyder has been living the high life as one of the most celebrated music artists to come out of Texas. Widely exalted for his exquisite ability to couple gorgeous melodies with superb storytelling and deeply admired for his signature songbird vocal style, Rhyder is an artist’s artist. His resume boasts 18 years of highly praised albums, a rigorous tour schedule of 175 plus dates a year and the privilege of working with top-notch songwriters like Liz Rhodes, Keith Gattis, Lori McKenna and Radney Foster to name a few. Born and raised in Carthage, Texas, Rhyder grew up singing in church, where his voice, even then, stood out. In college he discovered the guitar and began writing songs.

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Like many young talents that move to Nashville seeking stardom as a country music artist only to find themselves roped in and caught up in the songwriters  legion of Music City, Brian Callihan’s story is a familiar one, but (pun intended) he is still very much writing it.  He left his little hometown in rural southern Georgia with ambitious designs on Nashville and spent years on a tight rope in a balancing act between his need for the stage and the demands of a published songwriter. As a kid he was able to do this with greater ease because a tough childhood and the lack of contentment at home made plenty of room for the pursuit of escapism…and that’s what music was for him.  He was already well into writing songs at the age of 12, and by the time he was 16, Callihan was a local hotshot playing 2-hour sets in bars, venues and at house parties.

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With over 35 million Streams on Spotify, ELEVEN #1 singles on the Texas Country Music Chart and a #1 song on the national Power Source Christian Country Music Chart, Curtis Grimes is proving to be a force in the country music scene that can’t be denied.

To hear Grimes sing is to take a trip through the heart of country music. As a Texas native, he was raised on a steady diet of Alan Jackson and George Strait. He possesses the everyman charm of both influences along with a refreshingly mature voice that truly stands out. After a childhood filled with playing baseball and eventually earning a Division I scholarship, Grimes was given the opportunity to appear on the hit reality TV show “The Voice” in 2011. Under direction of coach CeeLo Green, he ended up finishing as a coveted Top 10 finalist of Season 1.

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He left his home in central Arkansas in 2008 at the age of 19 years old and ambitiously moved to Nashville, TN in an attempt to, like millions of folks before him, deliver his brand of country music to the great Music City, and secure a budding career as a music artist. Within his first year he signed a publishing deal/record deal with Better Angels, a company that would later represent hit songwriters like Thompson Square, Josh Thompson, Ward Davis and Matt Rogers.  His first taste of success came with the release of his single “Sweet Distraction” that hit #62 on Billboard and Top 20 on Music Row, which was the highest debut from a new act that year.  He became a quick study in the art of songwriting, a talent he previously undervalued having starry eyes only for the stage. When you are a young kid sitting in a room with the picks of the litter among the songwriter society, the sheer enormity of the opportunity is a sobering affair.

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“I’m not sure I chose country music, in a way it kind of chose me” claims blue-collared hero Glen Templeton, who is living proof that fate favors the fearless. Glen Templeton’s legacy began to unfold when he was hand-picked by the daughters of country music legend Conway Twitty to portray their father in the touring musical tribute to the late icon. Glen’s star-studded debut launched the beginning of an epic journey, catapulting him into the public eye with appearances on CMT, The Grand Ole Opry, The Ryman and more. Sharing stages with the likes of Loretta Lynn, George Jones, Montgomery Gentry, LoCash and countless others, Glen Templeton has amassed an immeasurable number of faithful fans and followers, contributing to millions of streams on Spotify, Apple Music and YouTube, while simultaneously securing #1 spots on the radio charts, including Sirius XM, with good-time anthems like Ball Cap. Fueled by uncompromising tenacity and raw talent, Glen Templeton is touring non-stop, gearing up to release his best material yet.

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Holly Tucker, who has been called the Angel of Texas Country Music, is tenaciously proving that great things are worth the wait.

After winning the hearts of millions of television viewers in 2013 on Season 4 of NBC’s hit music reality show, The Voice, Holly is leaving her boot print all over Texas Country Music and with fans worldwide.

In 2013, she rose to the Top 6 out of 40,000 hopeful auditioners.  Holly, on Team Blake Shelton, was one of only 7 contestants to receive an impressive “4-chair-turn”.

Her voice has been described by Coach Blake as “the most effortless, accurate, and powerful voice he’s ever heard”, and is currently Texas Country Music Association’s reigning Female Vocalist of the Year, three years running.

In 2017, she also earned awards from the ETX Music Office for:

  • Female Vocalist of the Year

  • Song of the Year & Music Video of the Year for her hit song, “You’re In Texas”

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William Michael Morgan has only just arrived in his mid twenties, but with a love of country music deeper than The Big River itself, the Mississippi native is the very definition of an old soul. His pristine Southern vocal, timeless sound and honest lyric represents a new generation of hit makers in Music City; a modern day descendant of artists like Randy Travis, Alan Jackson and George Strait.

After signing his major label deal at the tender age of 19, Morgan began by hitting the top of the radio charts, landing at No. 1 on Mediabase with the Gold certified “I Met a Girl…” He then released an acclaimed EP and earned a Billboard Top 5 with his 2016 album debut, “Vinyl”. He has performed more than 50 times on the Grand Ole Opry and was featured by the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum as a highlighted artist in the 2017 American Currents exhibit.

But now that he’s a few years older and few hundred shows wiser, this old soul is looking toward a new horizon.

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Nelsonville Music Festival And Duck Creek Log Jam Unite.

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Apr 222021
 
Two of the many many festivals I follow and cover on here have partnered up to bring their festivals to one venue for both. This news excited me, because both of these festivals are heavily covered by me. Both of their previous lineups have turned me onto some wonderful bands, that I still listen to today.
The entire state of Ohio has an outstanding local music community, and a lot of rich history when it comes to Roots and Americana music, and others. I could sit back all night, and tell you all about the many wonderful bands that are prevalent within the Ohio music scene.
As always, my good buddy Mr. Luther Center is always out and about up there in Ohio. He supports music on so many levels, and not just sharing on social media and buying records. He works for me on occasion, and he is a brain about music as much as I am.
Sometime in the near future, I’ll be sending him to these festivals or going on my own up there. In the next few weeks, I’ll be delving into this matter and finding out if this is permanent, or just a one year deal.
Hello,
It has been quite the year for the Nelsonville Music Festival, but we are excited to announce that we will be partnering with our friends and neighbors Duck Creek for the Hocking Hills Music Festival on October 8-9, 2021!
Save the date and stay tuned for more details about the new venue, tickets, and more!
We hope to see you soon enough!
NMF

 

Merlefest Announces 2021 Dates!

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Apr 212021
 

MerleFest, presented by Window World, announces 2021 festival September 16-19
Artist Announcement Celebration scheduled for June 10, vendor applications open April 15, and Chris Austin Songwriting Contest accepting entries April 15 to June 15
April 12, 2021 – Wilkesboro, North Carolina – Festivalgoers and music fans worldwide will be delighted to know that MerleFest, presented by Window World, will officially reconvene September 16-19, on the campus of Wilkes Community College in Wilkesboro, North Carolina. MerleFest, dubbed by Rolling Stone as “the gold standard for bluegrass, Americana, and string music festivals,” is normally held the last weekend of April, but the 2020 festival was canceled due to public safety concerns amidst the COVID-19 outbreak. Officials stressed that this would be a one-time-only move to this fall and they plan to return to the traditional April weekend in 2022.
On June 10th, MerleFest will host the 2021 MerleFest Artist Announcement Celebration live stream. Beginning at 7 p.m. Eastern, the 2021 festival’s full artist lineup will be announced, tickets will officially go on sale, health and safety protocols will be covered, and the show will feature a nostalgic look back at MerleFests past. Be sure to subscribe to MerleFest’s YouTube channel and social media accounts for up-to-date information ahead of the Artist Announcement Celebration.
MerleFest will be accepting entries for the Chris Austin Songwriting Contest (CASC) from April 15 to June 15, 2021. CASC is one of the most acclaimed songwriting contests in roots and Americana music and has a reputation for launching careers as well as drawing attention to important new talent. The contest is split into four genre-based categories including bluegrass, general, gospel, and country. First through third place winners will be chosen in each category at MerleFest 2021, which is set to take place on September 16-19, 2021.
Now in its 29th year, CASC is an extraordinary opportunity for songwriters to have their original songs heard and judged by a panel of Nashville music industry professionals, under the direction of volunteer contest chairperson, Grammy-winning singer/songwriter Jim Lauderdale. Aspiring songwriters may submit entries to the contest at merlefest.org/CASC. All entries will require a $30 fee per entry. All lyrics must be written in English and no instrumental entries will be accepted. The deadline to enter is June 15, 2021. Finalists will be invited to the final round of the competition, which takes place Friday, September 17, during MerleFest. First-place winners will receive $1,000 cash and a performance slot at MerleFest.
“We are extremely proud of the career successes achieved by many CASC alumni. Among these are Gillian Welch (1993), David Via (1997, 2001), Johnny Williams (1998, 1999), Tift Merritt (2000), Becky Buller (2001), Michael Reno Harrell (2003), Adrienne Young (2003), Martha Scanlan (2003), Sam Quinn (2006) and Jeanette Williams (2007),” said Andrea Gimlin, coordinator of MerleFest’s CASC. “More recent alumni include Lara Lynn (2011) and Gary Alan Ferguson (2014). Other recent discoveries from the contest are Melody Walker of Front Country and Joseph Terrell of Mipso. I encourage all songwriters to put the final touches on your masterpiece and submit it to the Chris Austin Songwriting Contest!”
Net proceeds from the contest support the Wilkes Community College Chris Austin Memorial Scholarship. Since its inception, the Chris Austin Scholarship has helped 109 students and awarded over $47,100. For contest rules, how to enter, and more details about the contest, visit merlefest.org/CASC.
MerleFest, presented by Window World, will begin accepting applications from vendors for The Shoppes at MerleFest, as well as artisans and craftsmen who wish to be featured in the Heritage Crafts tent on April 15th. Those interested in participating in The Shoppes at MerleFest or the Heritage Crafts area may download an application and review the rules and guidelines at www.merlefest.org/vendors/. MerleFest will accept applications through May 31, 2021.
About MerleFest: MerleFest was founded in 1988 in memory of the son of the late American music legend Doc Watson, renowned guitarist Eddy Merle Watson. MerleFest is a celebration of “traditional plus” music, a unique mix of traditional, roots-oriented sounds of the Appalachian region, including old-time, classic country, bluegrass, folk and gospel, and blues, and expanded to include Americana, classic rock, and many other styles. The festival hosts a diverse mix of artists on its 13 stages during the course of the multi-day event. MerleFest is the primary fundraiser for the WCC Foundation, funding scholarships, capital projects, and other educational needs.
About Window World®: Window World®, headquartered in North Wilkesboro, N.C., is America’s largest replacement window and exterior remodeling company, with more than 200 locally owned franchises nationwide. Founded in 1995, the company sells and installs windows, siding, doors and other exterior products, with over 19 million windows sold to date. Window World is an ENERGY STAR® partner and its windows, vinyl siding and Therma-Tru doors have all earned the Good Housekeeping Seal. Through its charitable foundation, Window World Cares®, Window World and its franchisees provide funding for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital®. Since its inception in 2008, the foundation has raised over $11.75 million for St. Jude. Window World also supports veterans and the military through its Window World Military Initiative (WWMI). WWMI defines Window World’s commitment to honor and serve America’s veterans, active military and military families across the entire franchise system by focusing on three pillars: Careers, Community Outreach and Partnerships. The Veterans Airlift Command has been a partner since 2008. During that time, Window World has contributed over $2.5 million in flights and donations to the organization. For more information, visit WindowWorld.com or call 1-800 NEXTWINDOW. For home improvement and energy efficiency tips, décor ideas and more, follow Window World on Facebook and Twitter.

David Frizzell Re-Releases “You’re The Reason God Made Oklahoma” Featuring Mary Sarah

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Apr 202021
 
David Frizzell & Mary Sarah - "You're The Reason God Made Oklahoma"

Single Premiered on Wide Open Country & Acoustic Video Premiered on Taste of Country

Single Celebrates 40th Anniversary in 2021

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – CMA and ACM award-winning and Grammy-nominated hitmaker, David Frizzell along with The Voice Season 10 finalist, Mary Sarah partner with Time Life to release a new version of the iconic duet, “You’re The Reason God Made Oklahoma.” Originally recorded by Frizzell and Shelly West in 1980, the song was included on the soundtrack for Clint Eastwood’s film “Any Which Way You Can” and reached number one hit in 1981. In 2005, “You’re The Reason God Made Oklahoma” was included in CMT’s 100 Greatest Duets in country music, reaching number six. Now in 2021, commemorating the 40th anniversary of the hit single, Mary Sarah joins Frizzell to bring new life to the classic love song.

Visit HERE to listen to “You’re The Reason God Made Oklahoma” on Wide Open Country.

Visit HERE to watch the “You’re The Reason God Made Oklahoma” acoustic video premiere on Taste of Country.

Visit HERE to watch exclusive behind-the-scenes footage of their recording session.

“I am so beyond honored and excited to be a part of such a classic and iconic song. It’s honestly crazy how things come full circle in life. I have sung “You’re The Reason God Made Oklahoma” since I was a little girl with my dad and did I ever think that there would be a day where I would get to pay tribute and sing it with David Frizzell himself?! Not at all. So, this is so very big for me and I hope you enjoy it as much as we enjoyed remaking it!!. Thank you to David and Shelly for creating such an amazing song and allowing me to be a small part in sharing it with the world,” shares Mary Sarah.

Mary Sarah’s polished sound paired with Frizzell’s classic country tone stands out as “the duo that country music never knew they needed.” Now more than ever, the world needs a love song that slows time and sends a sense of passion into the hearts of all who listen. In times of varying levels of social distancing, Mary Sarah has done her best to continue to spread positivity to fans by sharing a new acoustic video on Instagram and YouTube every Wednesday and sharing family photos with their new little bundle of joy, Avalyn Mae.

“Every artist dreams of the day when one of their songs becomes a hit so big that it withstands the test of time,” shares Frizzell. “You’re The Reason God Made Oklahoma” has done just that. I am excited to be teaming with Time-Life and Mary Sarah to give this song a modern twist while remaining true to its classic sound.”

David Frizzell is one of the greatest voices in country music with a haunting resemblance to his older brother, the ultimate stylist, Country Music Hall of Fame member Lefty Frizzell. Both share that raw, forlorn quality that is essential to the interpretation of traditional country themes. As a producer of the popular Frizzell & Friends series of projects, David brings together some of the top performers in the business for both live and recorded projects such as Crystal Gayle, T. Graham Brown, Johnny Lee, Lacy J. Dalton, and more.

About David Frizzell:
David Frizzell was born in El Dorado, Arkansas, in 1941. He began touring with his legendary brother, Lefty Frizzell at the age of 12 throughout the 1950s and 60s. After serving in the Air Force, Frizzell signed with Columbia Records in 1970 and charted his first Billboard single with “L.A. International Airport” and then a Top 40 with “I Just Can’t Help Believing.”

During the 1970s, Frizzell appeared regularly on Buck Owens’ All American TV Show and began recording for Capitol Records. In 1981, he recorded his first number-one country hit, “You’re the Reason God Made Oklahoma,” a duet with Shelly West. The song won the Country Music Association’s Song of the Year and Vocal Duet of the Year awards in 1981, was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Country Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal, and was featured in Clint Eastwood’s film ‘Any Which Way You Can.’ Frizzell and West also won the Academy of Country Music award for Vocal Duo of the Year in 1981 and 1982.

In 1982, Frizzell released “I’m Gonna Hire A Wino To Decorate Our Home,” which made its way to number one.

In recent years, Frizzell created his label Nashville America Records, and has released several albums including Frizzell & Friends: This Is Our Time which includes a bonus track, written in honor of Lefty Frizzell, Merle Haggard, and traditional music in general. “Lefty, Merle & Me” features David with Marty Haggard.

David Frizzell is a timeless and tireless entertainer who continues to share his many gifts to the delight of fans old and new across the US and throughout the world.

About Mary Sarah:
With more than 10 years of performing, you could say this young woman has been given a “coat of many colors”. The fabric of her life brings forth a vast array of opportunities and experience. Mary Sarah was raised in the Texas Opry circuit where she first began defining and honoring her traditional country roots. She then went on to land a major touring role with Kidz Bop at the age of 12. Combining her touring experience with her love of traditional country music gave way to a once-in-a-lifetime album – duets featuring Country Music Legend’s like Dolly Parton, Willie Nelson, Merle Haggard, Ray Price, and much more – all before the age of 18.

In 2016, America embraced her on the #1 rated TV show in the country, The Voice. Her blind audition garnered her a 4-chair turn singing country’s iconic “Where The Boys Are” by Connie Francis – a tune that continues to garner standing ovations and whispers of the greatness of her mentors; Patsy Cline, Dolly Parton, and the likes of Carrie Underwood and Miranda Lambert. She quickly advanced onto Team Blake.

Her undeniable talent and infectious spirit have since kept her in the spotlight. Since finishing 5th on of The Voice (Season 10) & serving as The Kohl’s Greenroom Host (Season 11), the Texas ingénue’s opportunities have only expanded coming off the show to include her Grand Ole Opry debut, Ryman stage appearances touring across the United States and hosting Radio Disney’s Red Carpet coverage for the CMA Awards. She has graced the iconic stage of the Opry a total of 5 times since.

About Time Life:
Time Life is one of the world’s pre-eminent creators and direct marketers of unique music and video/DVD products, specializing in distinctive multi-media collections that evoke memories of yesterday, capture the spirit of today, and can be enjoyed for a lifetime. TIME LIFE and the TIME LIFE logo are registered trademarks of Time Warner Inc. and affiliated companies used under license by Direct Holdings Americas Inc., which is not affiliated with Time Warner Inc. or Time Inc.

 

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Hear Shannon McNally’s Hard-Grooving Version of “I’ve Always Been Crazy” from her upcoming LP, The Waylon Sessions.

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Apr 192021
 
Hear Shannon McNally’s Hard-Grooving Version of “I’ve Always Been Crazy” from her upcoming LP, THE WAYLON SESSIONS
Album out May 28th; Watch the video for “I’ve Always Been Crazy” now
Releasing via Compass Records, in partnership with Blue Rose Music
April 16, 2021 – Nashville, TN – “I have always loved his defiantly existential but immediately accessible common man’s music and how it boogies,” says Shannon McNally of the man whose timeless music is the subject of her new album THE WAYLON SESSIONS, Waylon Jennings. Upon the album’s completion, McNally’s collection of tunes ended up being not so much a tribute as it is a recontextualization; a nuanced, feminine rendering of a catalog long considered a bastion of hetero-masculinity. “The world has changed a lot since these songs were first recorded,” says McNally. “I have never heard a woman sing any of them, but these tunes are poignant and relevant to me and to women in general right now.”
Last week, Glide Magazine premiered the music video for “I’ve Always Been Crazy,” the unapologetic groover from Jennings’ 1978 album of the same name. “The name Shannon McNally just rolls off the tongue as one of legitimacy: kind of like Reba, Tanya, or Martina. Or perhaps.. kind of like Waylon,” said Glide in their song review, adding “McNally professes a twangy charm that teaches new-school outlaws like Sturgill Simpson, that her voice deserves top of the playlist rotations.” Fans can watch the video for “I’ve Always Been Crazy” right here and pre-order or pre-save THE WAYLON SESSIONS ahead of its May 28th release date at this link.
With THE WAYLON SESSIONS, McNally set out to revisit the songs and spirit of Waylon Jennings, a legend with whom she’s always had an ongoing fascination. Over and over again, she manages to locate a smoldering intensity, a searing hurt buried deep within the music’s deceptively simple poetry, and she hones in on it with surgical precision on this new album, which features special guests like Jessi Colter, Buddy Miller, Rodney Crowell, and Lukas Nelson. “The world has changed a lot since these songs were first recorded,” says McNally. “I have never heard a woman sing any of them, but these tunes are poignant and relevant to me and to women in general right now. As a songwriter, bringing a song to its full potential so that a larger or different audience can connect is all I’ve ever cared about.”
McNally knew that assembling the right band would be essential to capturing Jennings’ mix of laid back charm and swaggering bravado, so she called AMA-winning guitarist Kenny Vaughan (Marty Stuart, Lucinda Williams) to help her assemble a team that included drummer Derek Mixon (Chris Stapleton), pedal steel legend and longtime Jennings bandmate Fred Newell, Texas keyboard mainstay Bukka Allen (Robert Earl Keen, Jerry Jeff Walker), and bassist Chris Scruggs (Marty Stuart, Charlie Louvin). Working live and raw, they tracked sixteen songs in just five days, relying on instinct and intuition to guide their decisions at every turn. As brilliant as the band’s performances are, it’s McNally that breathes new life into the music here, tackling the tunes with an honesty and a maturity that transcends genre and gender. She doesn’t swap pronouns or couch her delivery with a wink; she simply plays it straight, singing her truth as a divorced single mother in her 40’s in all its beauty, pain, and power.
“My goal wasn’t to force anything onto the music that wasn’t there already,” explains McNally. “There’s a feminine perspective hidden somewhere inside each of these songs. My job was to find a way to tap into that and draw it out.” The result is that rare covers record that furthers our understanding of the originals; an album of classics that challenges our perceptions and assumptions about just what made them classics in the first place.
THE WAYLON SESSIONS:
I’ve Always Been Crazy
You Asked Me To – feat. Buddy Miller
Out Among The Stars – feat. Jessi Colter
You Show Me Yours And I’ll Show You Mine – feat. Lukas Nelson
Black Rose – feat. Buddy Miller
This Time
I Ain’t Living Long Like This – feat. Rodney Crowell
I’m A Ramblin’ Man
Mammas Don’t Let Your Babies Grow Up To Be Cowboys
Help Me Make It Through The Night
We Had It All
Only Daddy That’ll Walk The Line*
Waltz Me To Heaven*
*CD/digital bonus track
On tour:
May 1 – Mobile, AL – People’s Room of Mobile
May 2 – Ridgeland, MS – The Ridgeland Fine Arts Festival
May 28 – Nashville, TN – City Winery show and Mandolin live stream
More About Shannon McNally: Born and raised on Long Island, McNally has, at various points, called New Orleans, Nashville, and Holly Springs, Mississippi, home, but it was in Los Angeles that she first came to national attention in the early 2000s with her Capitol Records debut, Jukebox Sparrows. A restless creative spirit with a magnetic personality, McNally would go on to release a wide range of similarly lauded albums, EPs, and collaborations over the next 15 years, performing on stage and in the studio with the likes of Willie Nelson, Dr. John, Bonnie Raitt, Levon Helm, Charlie Sexton, Derek Trucks, Terry Allen, and many more along the way. In 2018, she partnered with Joe Poletto at Blue Rose to develop her new album, THE WAYLON SESSIONS—a collection of songs from Waylon Jennings and his outlaw cohorts. The album will be released on Compass Records on May 28, 2021.

UPDATE:

“On this gem of an album, McNally’s covers of the late outlaw country star feel as much a tribute to Waylon Jennings’ attitude and independent spirits to his music.” — MOJO ****


Shannon McNally shared her version of the Waylon & Willie hit, “Mammas Don’t Let Your Babies Grow Up to Be Cowboys,” this week with the Austin American Statesman and it’s currently up on all streaming services. McNally has a loyal following in Austin, TX where she often joins Texas songwriter Terry Allen’s band and collaborates with prominent Austin musicians including Lloyd Maines and Charlie Sexton.

Shannon tells The Statesman: “I’ve always heard ‘Mammas Don’t Let Your Babies Grow Up To Be Cowboys’ as women’s lament. The original version, which was a gigantic era-defining hit for Willie and Waylon, was generally perceived as a rowdy cowboy call to arms, but I don’t hear it that way. To me it feels achy and lonely for the man you love, the same way it must feel being in love with a musician who is drawn to the road.”

THE WAYLON SESSIONS album release show will stream live on the Mandolin streaming platform from City Winery in Nashville on May 28 with guests Rodney Crowell, Buddy Miller, and Kenny Vaughan along with an all-star band.

Oh Boy Records turns 40!

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Apr 182021
 
Songwriting Legend Mr. John Prine left us so much to enjoy in life, that his soul will never die..especially in Nashville. He left behind so much wonderful music, and his own label Oh Boy Records.

His entire life he spent on stages entertaining millions with his songs full of charm and wit. He ushered in many of the younger artists we have today, and mentored them in the ways of showmanship and business.

I had the amazing opportunity to get to speak with him upon many occasions, he used to freely frequent most show venues that all of us enjoy the same upon. I am not absolutely sure if he knew how important he was to us, but he always made his fans feel how important they were to him.

I wrote a bunch of articles for all of the albums that were being re issued recently to get prepared for this celebration here. This Article here has all of the information on the new releases.

It’s Our 40th Anniversary!

 40 years ago, John Prine and his manager Al Bunetta decided to do the unthinkable and start their own record label. We are celebrating this milestone all year long! Look for re-issues, new music from our artists, exclusive 40th-anniversary merchandise, special edition releases, and lots more

 

Follow Oh Boy Records on social media as we will be celebrating a different album from our catalogue each week. 

And a very special thank you to all of you who have been supporting us from the beginning.  Your love and support are what’s kept us going all these years. Here’s to the next 40!

Love, Oh Boy Records

“Every time I’d go to a little concert hall or a club, I was filling it up. So I thought, “Why not make music just for those people.” And that’s when I talked to Al about starting Oh Boy. “I’m really proud of it,” says Prine. “As time’s gone by and people starting independent record companies has kind of become the thing, it’s great that we’ve stayed afloat for this many years.”

– John Prine

News On Record Store Day.

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Apr 172021
 

One of my yearly things I look forward to the most in this music journey, is Record Store Day. This year, once again they are going to have two different drops whereas last year there were four. As of now, I am still going through the fine tuning for a complete list of titles, and drop dates.

Many stores will be open for limited capacity shopping, per their own state’s restrictions and laws dictating to them what they can and cannot do. Others will allow folks in with an appointment only, while others may be full on open!

From the website:
We’ve spent the last few months watching the news, listening to health officials, talking with record stores, labels, and RSD organizers the world over, and because we still don’t have a magic 8-ball to tell us what things are going to look like in a few months, we’ve decided the smartest thing to do is bring back the concept of RSD Drops for 2021.

The RSD Drops will take place on June 12 and July 17 at participating stores worldwide.

These are street dates for special titles coming to participating indie record stores. As with the successful RSD Drops dates in 2020, the focus this year is on supporting indie record stores with sales, and saving the big parties, shows, in-stores, crowds and celebrations for (fingers crossed) Record Store Day 2022.

As they did last year for the three RSD Drops, stores will be handling sales and store procedures in the way they determine to be right for themselves and their community and that may mean something different than you’re used to. We recommend you check in with your local record stores –join their email lists, follow them on social media– so you’re as in the loop as possible.

We’ll be launching the List of titles for both RSD Drops dates soon.

This week we announced the first two volumes of a compilation series we’re launching with Vans.

SONGS FOR YOU VOL. 1 and VOL. 2 are coming to record stores as part of Record Store Day 2021. Spotlighting Black artists from a wide array of genres, styles, and decades, and benefitting Black-owned record stores in the US.

We’re looking forward to sharing some Songs For You soon!

Songs For You Vol. 1 and Vol. 2 features music from 6LACK, Black Thought, Cautious Clay, Common, DUCKWRTH, Lupe Fiasco, Roberta Flack, Nubya Garcia, Freddie Gibbs, HER Music, Amber Mark, Curtis Mayfield, Keb’ Mo’, Otis Redding, Run The Jewels, Real Pop Smoke, Esperanza Spalding, Tank and the Bangas, Summer Walker

 

 

📸via @amoebahollywood IG

We’re very excited to announce that
FRED ARMISEN
is the 2021 Record Store Day Ambassador.

One of the reasons he’s going to make a great Ambassador is that he’s shown up on more record store social media accounts than almost any other musician/comedian/actor/writer/bandleader, because he’s constantly hitting them up wherever he goes!

Why, that’s him celebrating Record Store Day 2016 at Amoeba Hollywood, and speaking of exciting, they’ve just announced that they’ll be re-opening their doors at their sparkling new location on April 1!

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The Umbrella Academy, Season 2 (Music From The Netflix Original Series) Jeff Russo Lakeshore Records LP RSD Drops 2021 Jun 12th 1000
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The Good The Bad And The Funky Tom Tom Club Nacional Records LP RSD Drops 2021 Jun 12th 2000
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Allied Forces 40th Anniversary Triumph Round Hill Records LP Box Set RSD Drops 2021 Jun 12th 1200
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Fire (40th Anniversary Edition) U2 Island 12″ Picture Disc RSD Drops 2021 Jun 12th 7500
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Vienna (Steven Wilson Remix) Ultravox Chrysalis Records 2 x LP RSD Drops 2021 Jun 12th 2500
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News On 2021 Music Festivals.

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Apr 172021
 

Bluegrass Heritage Festival – April 23 – 25th
Mile 0 festival – April 27th – May 1st
Larry Joe Taylor Festival – September 13 – 18th
James Wimmer Bristol Spring Bluegrass – April 9th – 10th
The Calf Fry – April 29th – May 1
Backwoods At Mullberry Mountain – August 26 – 29th
Red Dirt And Barbeque Festival – May 1st
DelFest – September 23-26th
Roots Under The Texas Sky – November 1 – 3rd
The Western Swing Out – May 28-31st
Dr. Ralph Stanley Memorial – May 26 – 29th
Valley Bluegrass Festival – May 1 and 2nd
Moonrunners Music Festival – October 9th and 10th
Texas Crab Festival – May 7 -9th
Bluegrass Island Festival – October 21 – 23rd
Plum Hollow Festival – May 27th – May 29th
Pickathon – July 30th – August 2nd
The Blue Ox – August 19 – 21st
Back 40 folk Festival – June 3 – 6th


Mountain Music Festival – June 3rd – 5th
Pondstock At Lake Hedke – June 10 – 12th
Stringbean Memorial Bluegrass Festival – June 17 – 19th
ROMP – June 23 – 26th
So Cal Hoedown – June 26th
Camp Greensky – June 3 – 5th
Telluride Bluegrass Festival – June 17 – 20th
Tailgates And Tallboys – June 3 – 4th
Moccasin Creek Music festival – June 17th – 21st
Laurel Cove Music Festival – June 11th – 12th
The Campout – June 18th – 20th
The Albino Skunk Festival – May 13th – 15th

Windy City Music Festival – July 9-11th
Floyd Fest – July 21 – 25th
Winnipeg Folk Festival – July 8 – 11th
Northwest String Summit – July 15th – 18th
Red Ants Pants – July 21 – 25th
Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival – July 16-19th
The Redwood Ramble – July 15-18th
Red Wing Roots Music Festival – July 9 – 11th
Under The Big Sky Festival – July 17 – 18th
Rockygrass Bluegrass Festival – July 22 – 25th
Master Musicians Festival – July 16-17th
Oyster Ridge Music Festival – July 23-25th
Podunk Bluegrass Festival – August 12-15th
Pickin’ In Parsons – August 3 – 7th
Braun Brothers Reunion – August 12 – 14th
Grand Targhee Bluegrass Festival – August 13 – 15th
Fayetteville Roots – August 26 – 29th
Hoxeyville Music Festival – August 13-15th
Symco Hotrod Weekender – August 13th and 14th
Railbird Music Festival – August 20-21st
Gettysburg Bluegrass Festival – August 13 – 16th
Moondance Festival – August 13-16th
Viva Las Vegas – September 9-12th
Merlefest – September 16 – 19th
Americanafest – september 21 – 26th
Doyle Lawson Bluegrass Festival – September 24- 26th
Bean Blossom Bluegrass Festival – September 19 – 26th
Chet Kingery Memorial Bluegrass – September 4th
Festival of The Horse – September – 10 – 12th
Dumplin Valley Bluegrass Festival – September 16 – 18th
Oldtone Roots Festival – September 12 – 14th
Bristol Rhythm And Roots – September 10 – 12th
Walnut Valley Bluegrass Festival – September 12-20th
New England Shake Up – September 24 – 26th
Freshgrass Bluegrass Festival – September 24-26th
Pickin’ In The Pines – September 17- 19th
Hoopla At Devil’s Backbone – September 25 – 27th
Vine Grove Bluegrass Festival – September 23 – 25th
Bluebird music Festival – September 25th and 26th
Firewater music Festival – Sept 30th – October 2nd
Locki’n Music Festival – October 1-4th
Hardly Strictly Bluegrass – October 1- 3rd
Hangtown Music Festival – October 21 – 24th
ACL Fest – October 1 – 10th
Old Settler’s Music Festival – October 21st – 24th
Old Mill Music Festival – November 6 and 7th
Moonshiner’s Ball – October 7 – 10th

Local Shows In Tennessee, Kentucky And Alabama.

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Apr 172021
 

 

Henhouse Prowlers
June 4th, 2021
Station Inn, Nashville Tn

Matt Woods
Austin Lucas
June 5th, 2021
The Southgate House Revival, Newport Ky

Mandolin Orange
June 5th and 6th, 2021
The Caverns, Pelham Tn 7PM

Matt Woods
Austin Lucas
June 6th, 2021
Barley’s Taproom, Knoxville Tn

Matt Woods
Austin Lucas
June 8th, 2021
Cherry Street Tavern, Chattanooga Tn

Gene Watson
June 11th, 2021
The Nashville Palace, Nashville Tn

Doug Stone
June 12th, 2021
Homestead Hall, Columbia Tn 8PM

Erin Enderlin
June 12th, 2021
3rd And Lindsley, Nashville Tn

No Deceit
June 12th, 2021
Drifter’s Beaver Dam, Ky

49 Winchester
June 15th, 2021
3rd And Lindsley, Nashville Tn.

Ashley McBryde
June 18th, 2021
Mars Music Hall, Huntsville Alabama

Justin Wells
June 19th, 2021
The Burl, Lexington Ky

American Aquarium
June 22nd, 2021
The Basement East

Wade Hayes
June 25th, 2021
Cahoots Dancehall And Honkeytonk, Lebanon Tn 8PM

Confederate Railroad
June 5th, 2021
The Shed, Maryville, Tn at 6PM

Patterson Hood
June 20th, 2021
City Winery, Nashville Tn

Trampled By Turtles
June 25th and 26th, 2021
The Caverns, Pelham Tnat 8PM

Eric Bolander
Jamie Resch
June 26th 2021
Tidball’s Bowling Green, Ky

June 26th, 2021
The Shed, Maryville, Tn at 7PM

The Lost Dog Street Band
July 9th, 2021
Marathon Music Works, Nashville Tn at 8PM

Ward Davis
July 17th, 2021
The Shed, Maryville Tn at 6PM

No Deceit
July 17th, 2021
Spillway Bar And Grill, Bowling Green Ky

Leftover Salmon
July 21st, 2021
The Burl, Lexington Ky

Randall King
July 23rd, 2021
Cahoot’s Dance Hall, Lebanon Tn

The Steel Woods
July 23rd, 24th 2021
The Shed, Maryville Tn at 7PM

The Cadillac Three
August 14th 2021
The Shed, Maryville Tn at 7PM

Ricky Skaggs And Kentucky Thunder
August 14th 2021
Red Barn Convention Center, Ohio

Quaker City Nighthawks
August 15th, 2021
3rd And Lindsley

Johnny Lee
August 18th, 2021
Bridgestone Arena, Nashville Tn

Whiskey Myers
August 20th and 21st 2021
The Shed Maryville Tn at 7PM

The Bellamy Brothers
August 21st 2021
Red Barn Convention Center, Ohio

Blue Water Highway
August 26th, 2021
The High Watt, Nashville Tn

Gene Watson
August 28th 2021
Red Barn Convention Center, Ohio

Steve Earle And The Dukes
August 30th, 2021
Ryman Auditorium, Nashville Tn

The Cadillac Three
September 1st and 2nd
The Ryman Auditorium, Nashville Tn at 8PM

Terri Clark
September 3rd, 2021
Cahoots Dancehall, Lebanon Tn

Steve Earle
September 4th, 2021
Beaver Dam Ampitheatre, Beaver Dam Ky

Legendary Shack Shakers
September 9th, 2021
The Southgate House Revival, Newport, Ky

Whiskey Myers
September 10th and 11th
Ryman Auditorium, Nashville Tn

Clint Black
September 12th
Ryman Auditorium, Nashville Tn

Daryl Worley
September 26th, 2021
Red Barn Convention Center, Ohio

Emi Sunshine
October 2nd
Farmhouse Living Fair, Lebanon Tn

Ronnie McDowell
October 9th, 2021
Red Barn Convention Center, Ohio

Gene Watson
October 11th, 2021
Renfro Valley, Mt. Vernon Ky

Neal Mccoy
October 16th, 2021
Red Barn Convention Center, Ohio

Pecos And The Rooftops
October 22nd, 2021
The Basement East, Nashville Tn

Jo Dee Messina
October 23rd, 2021
Red Barn Convention Center, Ohio

Chris Stapleton
October 23rd, 2021
Bridgestone Arena, Nashville, Tn

The Supersuckers
October 29th, 2021
Growler’s, Memphis Tn

Shane Smith And The Saints
November 3rd, 2021
The Basement East, Nashville Tn

Southern Culture On The Skids
November 6th 2021
The Mercy Lounge, Nashville Tn at 7PM

The Mavericks
December 3rd and 4th 2021
The Ryman Auditorium, Nashville Tn

Chris Stapleton
December 5th, 2021
Knoxville Tennessee

Billy Strings
December 17th and 18th, 2021
Bridgestone Arena

Vince Gill
December 19th, 2021
Ryman Auditorium, Nashville Tn

2022 Dates:

Lost Dog Street Band
January 15th, 2022
Cannery Ballroom, Nashville Tn 8PM

Master Musicians Festival Announces Lineup And More!

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Apr 172021
 

My dear friends over in Eastern Kentucky are brewing up an absolutely amazing festival right as we speak, and I am keeping a watchful eye upon this event. I covered this event for many years, before the covid basically stopped all life last year. Every single festival that I deal with on a yearly basis had cancelled for 2021, and even then some have once again moved to 2022.

The Master Musicians Festival has once again launched a fantastic campaign to make your July even hotter this year. I’m going to be talking about many of the musical acts that will be adorning the stages that weekend, and I’ll also delve into some of the different things to do there.

I’ve always been a huge advocate for this festival, because of the outstanding job they do on behalf of the community. See, this one isn’t your typical run of the mill festival here. They rely solely on sponsors and US to provide the revenue possible to continue to hire the talent.

For the last 6 months, I have been researching and making articles on how we can all do our part in resurrecting live music again. All  of the smaller venue shows have returned, as well as larger shows now. NOW IS the most important time to come forth and financially, and physically support whatever music community you love…more to come.

The History Of Master Musicians Festival

2021 will be the 28th year for the premier summer event in the Lake Cumberland region. The 2018 festival headliner was the beloved singer-songwriter John Prine, while recent years featured Willie Nelson, The Counting Crows, and Steve Earle.

Named as a Kentucky Travel Industry Association’s Top 10 Summer Festivals & Event, and the Southeast Tourism Society’s (STS) Shining Example of the Year, the Master Musicians Festival is a premier event in the Lake Cumberland region and beyond.

This festival has remained true to its roots, paying special tribute to “Master Musicians” who have devoted much of their lives to preserving their musical heritage and whose contributions have had a significant effect in their musical genre. Musicians such as Willie Nelson, Howard Doc Watson, Odetta Vassar Clements, Guy Clark and J.D. Crowe have entertained thousands.

In addition to the headliners, the festival has featured some of the best new and upcoming artists, like Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit, as well as local talent. Other performers have included Amanda Shires, Dawes, Mark O’Conner, “Pigmeat” Jarrett, Nickel Creek, Richie Haven, Punch Brothers, Robert Lockwood, Jean Ritchie, The Avett Brothers, Old Crow Medicine Show and hundreds of other captivating acts.

Over nearly three decades, the festival has averaged 3,000 – 6,000 attendees. MMF has tremendous community support, with an all-volunteer/working board of directors. Over 150 volunteers from across the county and many public/private partnerships work together each summer to ensure that the festival is a continuing success for the thousands that come to Somerset every year to see and hear true Master Musicians perform their magic8

Non-Profit Board Keeps Ticket Prices Low

The Master Musicians Festival endeavors each year to bring a wide variety of multi-cultural, multi-generational and multi-racial music to our eclectic stage – from the blues to bluegrass, from celtic to Haitian roots, from rock ‘n’ roll to jazz to progressive newgrass to country to Americana and everything in between – for the best ticket price around.

The Master Musicians Festival is led by a non-profit, all volunteer board of directors dedicated to bringing musical excellence to rural Kentucky.

Bluegrass Legend Bobby Osborne Releases His Grassified Version Of Merle Haggard’s White Line Fever Today.

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Apr 162021
 

BLUEGRASS LEGEND BOBBY OSBORNE RELEASES HIS GRASSIFIED VERSION OF MERLE HAGGARD’S “WHITE LINE FEVER” TODAY

Featuring  Alison Brown (banjo), Stuart Duncan (fiddle), Trey Hensley (guitar, harmony vocals), Sierra Hull (mandolin), Tim O’Brien (harmony vocals) and Todd Phillips (bass)

“The song was a hit for Merle Haggard who cut it in late 1960s with a mid-tempo country feel, but it always seemed to me that it would make a great bluegrass song.”
Alison Brown (banjo, co-producer)

Bluegrass legend and GRAMMY-nominee Bobby Osborne, known as the voice of “Rocky Top,” releases his grassified version of Merle Haggard’s “White Line Fever” today.

Producer Alison Brown explains the track grew out of a recording session she gave Bobby for his 89th birthday in December. She thought the country classic would make a great bluegrass tune and Osborne was excited to bring his soulful bluegrass vocals to the task. To augment the rearrangement of Haggard’s story of life on the road, Brown and co-producer Garry West asked Wilco’s Jeff Tweedy to craft a new verse reflecting on Osborne’s 60-plus year career and the many white lines under his wheels, both as a member of the iconic Osborne Brothers and as a solo artist.

The Bluegrass Situation is premiering “White Line Fever” today to coincide with the release of the digital single through all digital service providers.

Jamie Lin Wilson Releases Mickey Newbury Cover, “T Total Tommy”

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Apr 152021
 

JLW TTOTAL ART

Jamie Lin Wilson has built a career on highlighting the details that most of us miss, a talent that also extends to reinterpreting the songs of others. In 2021 she’s releasing a set of covers — beginning with Mickey Newbury’s “T Total Tommy,” out tomorrow, April 9.

Recorded at Austin’s legendary Arlyn Studios, “T Total Tommy” is from Newbury’s 1969 album, Looks Like Rain. “To me, [“T Total Tommy”] touches on the overly poetic: the balance of trying too hard and being blocked, both feelings I know well,” Wilson told The Boot. “This song told me that I needed to sing it, and it did so by opening up new avenues of creativity and observation. Also, it has a really great groove.”

“Last year, I went into the studio just for an experimental day. I took this song and a couple more, with the intent of sparking some sort of creativity by getting out of my comfort zone a little and having a great time making music with friends,” she continues. “I’ve always loved putting a fresh perspective and voice on other people’s words, and I hope I’ve done that here.”

“T Total Tommy” is the first release of three covers that Wilson has slated for 2021, including Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers’ “Ways to be Wicked” and Lyle Lovett’s “South Texas Girl.”

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Wilson’s own songs tap into the poetic pieces of everyday life in a singularly familiar way, garnering comparisons to legendary writers including John Prine, Guy Clark and Emmylou Harris. Her rich character sketches narrate stories both close to her life at home with her family — she’s married to her college sweetheart and a mom to four kids — as well as what she’s observed in her time spent on the road.

Rolling Stone Country notes that Wilson “sings with warmth and precision, telling stories of how to see the light when everything feels grey, or how to keep going when the road seems hopelessly long,” as evidenced on both of her critically-acclaimed full-length albums, 2018’s Jumping Over Rocks, and 2016’s Holidays & Wedding Rings. She’s become a sought-after collaborator in her home state of Texas and beyond, adding harmonies to projects from American Aquarium, Jack Ingram, Turnpike Troubadours and Mike & the Moonpies, as well as a long list of others.

Before striking out on her solo career, Wilson fronted beloved bands the Gougers and the Trishas. She’s played stages at Hardly Strictly Bluegrass, Kerrville Folk Festival, AmericanaFest, Mile 0, Medicine Stone and the MusicFest, where she’s become a festival favorite for both her sets and what she adds to the stage when she sits in with friends. Her work has received praise from Billboard, No Depression, American Songwriter, among others.

DelFest announces lineup for 14th annual festival

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Apr 142021
 

More Bands? DelYeah!

DelFest has added some incredible musicians to this year’s DelFest, including Railroad Earth, Béla Fleck My Bluegrass Heart featuring Michael Cleveland, Sierra Hull, Mark Schatz, and Bryan Sutton, Cabinet, the Seldom Scene, Hawktail and Jacob Jolliff Band. DelFest returns to the beautiful Allegany Fairgrounds where it celebrates over 13 years of music along the Potomac River.

Unfortunately, the Infamous Stringdusters will be unable to perform this year, and tickets to their late night will be refunded automatically.  No further action is required by ticketholders. We will be announcing this year’s late nights soon, so keep an eye out or sign up for our email list HERE to get the latest DelFest updates.

Tickets for this year’s festival go on sale tomorrow April 22, 2021 at noon EST.

We look forward to sharing more bands with you soon!

For Immediate Release:
DelFest announces lineup for 14th annual festival
Sept. 23-26 in Cumberland, MD
Initial lineup announced today with more acts to be announced
Cumberland, MD – March 31, 2021 – Del Yeah! DelFest, the beloved genre-spanning festival brainchild of McCoury Music and High Sierra Music is pleased to announce the initial lineup for its 14th annual festival, once again taking place in beautiful Cumberland, Maryland, on Sept. 23-26.
This year, festival hosts The Del McCoury Band and The Travelin’ McCourys will be joined by Old Crow Medicine Show, St. Paul & The Broken Bones, Sam Bush, The Infamous Stringdusters, The Lil Smokies, Della Mae, Cris Jacobs Band, Hot Club of Cowtown, Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen, The Broomestix, Rob Ickes & Trey Hensley, Steve Poltz, Sister Sadie, Lonesome River Band, Ghost of Paul Revere, Dre Anders, Twisted Pine, Fireside Collective, The Jakob’s Ferry Stragglers, Crying Uncle Bluegrass Band, Birches Band, Haint Blue, Dirty Grass Players, and The 9th Street Band. As always, Joe Craven, will emcee for the weekend.
In addition to traditional stage sets by these world-class artists, attendees can again expect to see one-of-a-kind collaborations, special guest sit-ins, various tributes to Del McCoury and his musical legacy, and intimate appearances from the aforementioned artists. Delfest will, as usual, be immediately preceded by the 3-day DelFest Academy hosted by The Travelin’ McCourys and other all-star players.
Located along the Potomac River in the scenic Appalachian Mountains, and personally chosen by Del, the Allegany County Fairgrounds in Cumberland, MD (2.5 hours from Baltimore and D.C.) serves as the ideal location for DelFest. The fairgrounds are conveniently located near four major airports and can be easily reached by rail or road. The city of Cumberland, MD, is a welcoming host offering multiple hotel options, a charming downtown, and great amenities that include biking, fishing, and kayaking, as well as a steam train engine and museum, and interesting dining options. Come for the music, and perhaps stay an extra day to explore the area offerings which are well suited for music fans and outdoor enthusiasts alike.
The festival, which typically happens Memorial Day weekend, will make a one-time move to the fall in 2021 to ensure a COVID-safe gathering. Festival organizers are working with local and state health officials to ensure musicians, attendees, and staff are cared for, and will adhere to local, state, and federal safety mandates. COVID-specific protocols will be announced closer to the festival.
DelFest announces lineup additions for 13th annual festival, tickets on-sale now
Sept. 23-26 in Cumberland, MD
Railroad Earth, Béla Fleck My Bluegrass Heart feat. Michael Cleveland, Sierra Hull, Mark Schatz, and Bryan Sutton, Cabinet, the Seldom Scene, Hawktail, and Jacob Jolliff Band join festival hosts The Del McCoury Band and The Travelin’ McCourys
Cumberland, MD – April 21, 2021 – DelFest, the beloved genre-spanning festival brainchild of McCoury Music and High Sierra Music is pleased to announce additional acts for its 13th annual festival, once again taking place in beautiful Cumberland, Maryland, on Sept. 23-26.
Announced today, festival hosts The Del McCoury Band and The Travelin’ McCourys, will be also joined by Railroad Earth, Béla Fleck My Bluegrass Heart feat. Michael Cleveland, Sierra Hull, Mark Schatz, and Bryan Sutton, Cabinet, the Seldom Scene, Hawktail and Jacob Jolliff Band.
“We are so glad that many acts were able to move with us to this fall, and glad that more friends have agreed to join us. I feel like we’ve got a little something for everyone here, and the best news is, we aren’t quite finished yet,” says Ronnie McCoury of the lineup and fall festival. “I know one thing is for sure, this DelFest is going to mean more to me and my family than any of the previous ones. It’s going to be so special (and probably emotional) getting to play our second home again.”
Previously announced artists include Old Crow Medicine Show, St. Paul & The Broken Bones, Sam Bush, The Lil Smokies, Della Mae, Cris Jacobs Band, Hot Club of Cowtown, Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen, The Broomestix, Rob Ickes & Trey Hensley, Steve Poltz, Sister Sadie, Lonesome River Band, Ghost of Paul Revere, Dre Anders, Twisted Pine, Fireside Collective, The Jakob’s Ferry Stragglers, Crying Uncle Bluegrass Band, Birches Bend, Haint Blue, Dirty Grass Players, and The 9th Street Band. As always, Joe Craven, will emcee for the weekend.
Tickets are, as of today at 12 PM EST, officially on-sale and music fans are encouraged to act fast. DelFest’s famed Late Night programming will be announced in the coming months.
In addition to traditional stage sets by these world-class artists, attendees can again expect to see one-of-a-kind collaborations, special guest sit-ins, various tributes to Del McCoury and his musical legacy, and intimate appearances from the aforementioned artists. Delfest will, as usual, be immediately preceded by the 3-day DelFest Academy hosted by The Travelin’ McCourys and other all-star players.
Located along the Potomac River in the scenic Appalachian Mountains, and personally chosen by Del, the Allegany County Fairgrounds in Cumberland, MD (2.5 hours from Baltimore and D.C.) serves as the ideal location for DelFest. The fairgrounds are conveniently located near four major airports and can be easily reached by rail or road. The city of Cumberland, MD, is a welcoming host offering multiple hotel options, a charming downtown, and great amenities that include biking, fishing, and kayaking, as well as a steam train engine and museum, and interesting dining options. Come for the music, and perhaps stay an extra day to explore the area offerings which are well suited for music fans and outdoor enthusiasts alike.
The festival, which typically happens Memorial Day weekend, will make a one-time move to the fall in 2021 to ensure a COVID-safe gathering. Festival organizers are working with local and state health officials to ensure musicians, attendees, and staff are cared for, and will adhere to local, state, and federal safety mandates. COVID-specific protocols will be announced closer to the festival.
For information including camping, parking, partners, and more, please visit delfest.com and follow DelFest on all social platforms. Can’t wait until September for Del-centered goodness? Refresh with and relive the magic of DelFest on the festival’s Youtube page. To apply for a media pass, click here.

Del Fest is one of the northeastern festivals that I have always made informational articles for each year. This festival community offered many online streaming concerts before they announced the actual festival dates for 2021.

Many festivals have announced a return this year, and this one is one of the more important ones to many. I will be reporting more on this festival, as well as tons more, with all the information you need to enjoy the festival.

Album Feature – Ottoman Turks – Ottoman Turks II

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Apr 132021
 

By Joshua Wallace

The Ottoman Turks are back with the follow up to their 2019 self titled debut called Ottoman Turks II.  This record leans more into the heavy rock aspects of their sound and gives us glimpses of country and rockabilly mixed in.  If you miss the days when Hank 3 would do shows that would include both country and rock/metal in the same night, this is definitely a band to check out.

The album kicks off with “Wound Up”, which is a fun rocker with an infectious gang vocal chorus.  It’s a fun way to start the record and this is a good one to get the blood pumping.  Another favorite is “Vaquero” and this is another banger of a rock song.  Clocking in at under 3 minutes, this song reminds me a lot of R.E.M.’s “It’s The End Of The World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine)” but heavier.  Joshua Ray Walker is on fire with the solo on this track and it’s a real jam from start to finish.

“Travelin’ Blues” is one of the more country songs on the record.  It’s still a rocker at heart, but it has a bit of a shuffle to it and some extra twang thrown in.  “35 To Life” switches things up a bit and goes into metal territory with a bit of a sludge inspired blues rock sound.  I dig the vocals on this one and it just creates a different vibe at the middle point of the album.  Finally, another highlight on this record is “Zootstack Lightning”.  This is another killer guitar track with some crazy riffage from Joshua Ray Walker.  It’s also a track that has Nathan Wells, Joshua Ray Walker and Billy Law taking verses.  It’s tracks like this that show the range the band employs in their sound.

If you’re a fan of bands that can stretch their legs and hit multiple genres in one record, I highly recommend this one.  The Ottoman Turks go from punk rock to rockabilly to country to sludge metal and heavy blues all in the span of 34 minutes.  I have only touched on some of the tracks here, but if any of this intrigues you, give Ottoman Turks II a listen.  You won’t be disappointed.  This album is out everywhere as of April 2nd, 2021.

Favorite Tracks : Wound Up, Vaquero, Travelin’ Blues, 35 To Life, Zootstack Lightning, American Male

Check out the band’s Bandcamp page

Ottoman Turks – Ottoman Turks II (2021)

  1. Wound Up
  2. Vaquero
  3. Travelin’ Blues
  4. Conspiracy Freak
  5. 35 To Life
  6. Cigarettes & Alcohol
  7. Low Down Blue Dog Whine
  8. Zootstack Lightning
  9. American Male
  10. Militant Preacher
  11. Rootless Tree

News On Hardly Strictly Bluegrass.

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Apr 132021
 

Greetings, Music Fans-

Hardly Strictly Bluegrass is fortunate to have so many friends around the globe.  When we called upon HSB veterans to support our broadcast we received resounding support. Jon Langford and Sally Timms of The Mekons, were kind enough to do  a special set for us from The Hideout in their hometown of Chicago.

We also want to welcome Ashley Monroe who performed as part of Buddy Miller’s Cavalcade of Stars.  Her set includes a song co-written by the late Guy Clark.

We sure hope you enjoy this episode which features a great archival memory with the Burlington Welsh Male Chorus singing back up on a classic version of “Delilah” made famous by Tom Jones.

Thanks for listening.

Your friends at Hardly Strictly

Tune in:
www.hardlystrictlybluegrass.com
www.youtube.com/hsbfest
facebook.com/hardlystrictlybluegrass

Each year, I am always very supportive of the mighty festival out in California called Hardly Strictly Bluegrass. Just about every festival had to reschedule for a 2021 date, and many of them had to take whatever dates their respected venue would allow. Another issue is different states have different laws for reopening public functions.

October 1 – 3rd their 19th annual free ( YES I SAID FREE ) festival, would have been their 20th if not for the pandemic, and they have not yet announced a lineup. When they do provide one, I’ll be one of the first ones publishing the information on here.

One of the many reasons that I love this festival is because of their versatile lineups, and their contributions to their community through music. Many of these independent festivals help the local music community, by juxtaposing local music acts with all of the national acts, thusly exposing more people to their music. Creating new fans is what it’s all about.

Miss Bri Bagwell Wins Award.

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Apr 122021
 

I try my best to stay in the loop in the Texas music community, and I use organizations like this one to do that. The Texas Regional Radio Report is one of the many resources I use to obtain information. In this article here, I will tell you why I like them so much.

I was finished going through my divorce in 2006, and in 2007 I began once again delving into the music to heal. MySpace and internet radio were other ways I found, I discovered Ryan Bingham, Son Volt and many others.

I could list thousands of bands that influenced me back then with Texas music, as well as Roots music. Currently all of these years later, I enjoy spending time studying and writing about Country Music and other genres, and I enjoy local music as well.

In 2004, they started this fine resource information project for upcoming talent, that people like me lust after to find new artists to feature. This is a chart based publication that has a purpose to help regional talent.

They feature TWO different charts to generate notice for the ones considered “Texas Red Dirt” and the “Texas  Only” bands. They reflect the song activity of each individual artist, that best suit them.

Press Release on the Texas Regional Radio Report Awards Show:

Bri Bagwell, revered as a long-time trailblazer for female acts in the Texas music scene, received her eighth Texas Regional Radio Report “Female Vocalist of the Year” award last week (March 22, 2021) in Arlington, TX. She was also surprised with a “Decade Award” for most Female Vocalist wins in 10 years, presented by former Dallas Cowboys and NFL Pro Bowler Jay Novacek.

“Every female touring act deserves an award,” says Bagwell. “But I’m honored and humbled by this recognition. This music scene has been my home for ten years, and I’m so grateful to make a living doing what I love.”
Bagwell, who hails from Las Cruces, NM, has had charting success with seven #1 singles on the Texas charts, and even a national independent single in the high fifties on the Music Row chart last year.
She continues to shine as an indie female artist through her grit, energetic live shows, and genuine song lyrics.“I just write what I know, and stay true to my roots as much as possible. People keep buying tickets and I get to keep playing the music that I love. That’s living the dream.”Bagwell’s next single “Heroes” will be out this May, and the much anticipated release is, according to Bagwell, “…a song about loving someone who also loves Willie, Waylon, Dolly, and all of the greats, just as much I do .”

You can follow Bri Bagwell on all social media @bribagwell, and also at www.bribagwell.com

 

Miss Bri Bagwell has been one of the many women I have been enjoying in the “Texas red Dirt” market for many years. To be completely honest, I just call it all good music, and I try not to make boxes or lump people into those boxes.

Even though we haven’t heard a new album from her since 2018’s “In My Defense”, we do have a new single from her called “As Soon As You”. And even though we have a lapse in time for new music, she runs a very strict show schedule and performs many shows a year.

Shawnee Cave Amphitheater To Reopen And Host A Bluegrass Festival.

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Apr 112021
 
Yes Sir, there are quite a few times yearly that I venture out into the state of Illinois for music functions. I am a huge fan of independent venues and outdoor theaters that host amazing national acts, and we especially love the ones that support the local music scene.
There are so many outdoor amphitheaters around the country such as the mighty Red Rocks that are hallowed ground to the masses of music nerds like me. We are all so ardently trying to save venues like the Exit In from being destroyed, that a story like this one is a breath of fresh air.
This one here, The Shawnee Cave Amphitheater many of you may have never heard of until now. I have done a little research this week, and this venue does indeed have a truly rich history both locally and nationally. Even though it is only 200 miles away, I , like everyone else never had the opportunity to go there…..until now.
See, unlike the many iconic venues being bought and demolished by corporate greed for motels, THIS VENUE was in fact BROUGHT BACK. The new owners are so very proud to have spent a plethora of time and energy into buying this venue in 2004.
Originally built in 1969, this stage and natural environment built into a cavern side hosted a then 15 year old Tanya Tucker, as well as other bands into the 90s and 2000s. After it’s glory days and all of it’s life had been gone, it went into foreclosure.
The venue was purchased and set to launch around 2019 before all of the corona virus and other major life events happened. They took the time from being closed due to the pandemic, to complete further renovations to the venue and build further accommodations to provide service for shows like this one on Memorial Day weekend.
Yeah it is true, we have been tracking and making news on hundreds of festivals all over America, I finally stumbled upon this one set up for Memorial Day weekend. It features some pretty darn good acts on this two day bill, with many of the acts to play a separate set each night.
We are going to highlight many of the things that come with your ticket price, and what you can and cannot do here for this 2 day outdoor camping event.

Are there any age restrictions?
All ages are welcome! Children under six gain free admission to the event. Children 6-12 years of age are half price, at the gate only.

Is the venue seating area in an actual cave?
The venue is not in an underground cave but it is adjacent to a roughly 100’ tall sandstone rock formation.The stage is underneath the overhang and the venue seating is open air.

What time is the shuttle?
4pm daily for VIP and 5 for GA.

Is there re-entry?
Once attendees are in the venue there is no re-entry with few exceptions.

Are there any provisions for handicapped?
Yes, please contact ahead of time to arrange accommodations.

Is smoking allowed?
Smoking is allowed in designated areas but please be considerate of your neighbors. Security may ask you to refrain from smoking if it bothers those around you.

What should I bring in with me?
Shawnee Cave Amphitheater is an outdoor music amphitheater that is a rain or shine event venue. Please bring a jacket, sunscreen, appropriate walking shoes, and bug spray. All items carried into the venue are subject to be searched by venue security. No food or beverage are allowed in the venue area!

What time do the event gates open?
12-3pm camping check in
3pm daily for VIP
5pm for General Admission Day users

What time should we arrive?

We encourage everyone to arrive early and allow enough time to get situated in your group’s personal area before the show begins.

Are Flow toys allowed?

Flow toys are allowed as long as they stay within the borders of your dedicated group space and are used safely, not bothering or endangering anyone in (or out of) your party. Note- keep fire toys at home.

What forms of payment do we accept?

Credit Card and Cash payments will be accepted with onsite ATMs.

COVID INFO

Are masks required? 

Guests are required to provide and wear their own facemasks. The State of Illinois has a mask policy in effect, we will have a zero-tolerance policy on this. Anyone not following this rule will be asked to put on a mask or leave the venue.

What steps are being taken to enforce social distancing, & safe dancing?
We are selling LIMITED CAPACITY tickets to ensure people can spread out and properly distance both in the venue area and the campground.  Upon arrival, a staff member will take guests temperatures, administer the COVID health screening, and explain the process verbally to guests. Staff will then give guests the Welcome Handout.

Guests are encouraged to show up with their party. Please limit any trips outside of your groups personal area to restroom needs and quick merchandise or concession visits. No congregating in other patron’s spaces.

6-foot markers will be placed in these approved common areas such as concessions, merch and restrooms.

5 Ambassadors will be throughout the venue to observe, remind, and facilitate our COVID safety standards.

VIP QUESTIONS

Can I buy a VIP upgrade at the venue?
Upgrades at the venue will be available until VIP packages are sold out.

What does The Rock VIP weekend experience ticket include?
*Closest viewing area for audience at the Cave Venue
*Early Venue Access beginning at 3pm
*Unlimited Access to The Rock- Shawnee Cave’s main stage VIP Lounge
*Exclusive Access to VIP Viewing Area at Main Stage
*Private VIP Comfort Stations
*$10 in Shawnee Cave merchandise money
*Shuttle Priority Pass
What does single day VIP upgrade tickets include?
*Closest viewing area for audience at the Cave Venue
*Early Venue Access beginning at 3pm
Unlimited Access to The Rock- Shawnee *Cave’s main stage VIP Lounge
*Exclusive Access to VIP Viewing Area at Main Stage

Private VIP Comfort Stations
$5 in Shawnee Cave merchandise money
Shuttle Priority Pass

What are Comfort Stations?
The Rock VIP Lounge is equipped with comfort stations that include private restroom facilities, concessions vendors, and cocktail tables.

CAMPING QUESTIONS

Shawnee Cave Amphitheater is proud to announce our onsite camping area.

Kids 6 and under are free. 6-12 1/2 price at the door
Each person in your party will need a camping pass for each night
If you are upgrading to an RV spot, only one RV upgrade will be needed per RV

Is the upper camping area walkable to the venue area?
Yes, there is a walkable path for folks who wish to walk down to the venue area.  We will also be utilizing a shuttle to help those with mobility limitations, to better control the crowd, as well as provide shuttle services for VIP patrons.

What is the layout of the campground?
Our primitive campground area is in an open field with properly spaced campsites in order to meet COVID safety guidelines.

Are you allowed to drive out of the campground and leave the property?
If you purchased a camping bundle, you will be allowed to leave and re-enter the campground area between the hours of 9-5pm. After 5pm no vehicle will be allowed to enter or exit the campground area. If you have a camping package and you wish to re-enter the venue after 5pm you will be directed to park in GA parking.

Are generators allowed?
Yes, if the exhaust is properly ventilated.

Is there swimming on the property?
No swimming on property. Check out Cedar Lake Beach or Lake Kinkaid for more information about local swimming areas

Is there water and electricity?
Primitive camping and primitive RV. No water and electric hook ups.

Is there hiking on site?
We currently do not have any hiking trails on property, but the Shawnee National Forest borders our property and has ample hiking opportunities that range in difficulty levels to accommodate your groups abilities.

Are dogs allowed?
Dogs are not allowed in the venue area.   If you have an RV upgrade and a way to secure your dog inside your RV during show it would be permitted in the campground as long as it was on leash at all times when outside the RV.

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The Grey Eagle Has Re Opened .

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Apr 102021
 

 

Here at Gary Hayes Country, we do not jumble a bunch of epexegesis and click bait together to generate hits on this site. In fact, we do a lot of direct information on our articles on behalf of all of the bands and venues.

I myself am an ardent advocate for ALL of the interdependent venues, located all over America. I have a ton of separate articles for these venues and festivals, and the thousands of bands that adorn their stages.

The Grey Eagle in Ashville North Carolina is another of the few venues we promote, that I have not been to yet. Time has always prohibited me from visiting this venue, as it has prohibited all of us on things.

The world of music is a vast, amazing mass of people and places that spans a large area. Getting the chance to get to all of these places, for all of these bands and artists isn’t always easy. In time, I shall indeed get to them all.

 

The Grey Eagle Announces Plans to Reopen Thursday, April 1st

Asheville’s longest running music venue and neighborhood taqueria will welcome guests for dining and socially distanced concerts after a winter hiatus

ASHEVILLE – Live music fans rejoice; Asheville’s beloved River Arts District music venue The Grey Eagle is set to emerge from winter hibernation this Thursday, April 1st. Following a short pandemic-induced hiatus, the city’s longest running live music establishment is ready to shake the frost off its bones and welcome fans back to its flagship location with heightened safety measures and a stacked calendar of socially distanced events on the horizon.

“We couldn’t be more excited to get back to it,” says venue owner Russ Keith. “Putting on shows and giving people the opportunity to enjoy live music in a safe environment is the heartbeat of our business; not to mention allowing artists the chance to perform and connect with their fans once again. Our industry has gone through a lot in the past year, but we’re relieved to have made it to this point, and now we’re just looking ahead toward the future.”

In anticipation of its grand reopening, The Grey Eagle has already announced a bevy of limited capacity, reserved seating events taking place both indoors (with generously-spaced tables and masks required) as well on its airy outdoor patio. Highlights include an intimate duo performance by Charleston’s Stop Light Observations (April 16 at 8:00 PM), a sold out double-header evening with Brent Cobb + Kendell Marvel (May 22 at 6:30 PM and 9:30 PM, respectively), and a special Father’s Day performance featuring Firecracker Jazz Band (June 20 at 4:00 PM and 6:00 PM). Following a string of successful off-site events, The Grey Eagle looks forward to reviving its drive-in series with Big Something + Too Many Zooz at Maggie Valley Festival Grounds (May 28), with additional drive-ins to be announced soon. For a full lineup of calendar listings, visit www.thegreyeagle.com/calendar.

Although The Grey Eagle’s brick and mortar site has been closed to the public since December, the venue and its taqueria counterpart have had a surprisingly busy year. In late 2020, The Grey Eagle Taqueria welcomed two new locations under its wing, linking arms with both BearWaters Brewing Company in Maggie Valley, NC and Big Pillow Brewing in Hot Springs for exclusive food programming.

Now in its 26th year of operation, The Grey Eagle continues to deliver top notch live music experiences and delicious latin-inspired cuisine to the mountains of Western North Carolina. Stay tuned for additional show announcements and mark your calendars for The Grey Eagle and The Grey Eagle Taqueria’s grand reopening on April 1st. For up-to-date information on all things The Grey Eagle, including show listings, safety protocols, and more, visit www.thegreyeagle.com.

This brings me to another subject I wanted to talk about, which was the long awaited album from Mr. John Moreland called Live At The Grey Eagle.  Mr. Gordon Wilson and Mr. John himself make this album, that was released in 2020 an instant classic, and a must have in your collection.

He delves deeply into his older albums, while using material from his “Big Bad Luv” album. The songs “Avalon” from his first album Earthbound Blues, and his 2012 second album called ‘In the throes” included songs like “Blacklist” and also “3:59 am”.

While he is obviously focused upon his more current albums, he equally maintains the relevance of his older songs. He breaks the album up with ( what is in my opinion ) his greatest song he has ever released, with a whopping 4 and a half minute performance of that song.

His live shows are a quality of wordsmith and poignant guitar playing, that would be ruined by a full band. This man was meant to play an intimate and acoustic setting….like this album