I do a lot of work for a lot of people on this website, however I want to go back and share with you some of my own history. Around 2008 my divorce was in it’s infancy, and I found my paternal father in Kentucky. I began to live with him to get back on my feet again, and live once again for me. I focused my attention upon an idea I had for an underground music website, and how I could help proliferate the scene.
I had always listened to bands like Wayne The Train Hancock and the Old 97s, but never attended any festivals simply because there really weren’t many that featured it. Then, in 2010 I found this man and his dream he called Muddy Roots.
I didn’t know anybody, and I had no idea that my website would evolve into a ambassador for the brand, and all of it’s derivatives. I just knew I loved what he loved..history and obscure bands like the Jin Palace Jesters and Hot Club Of Cowtown, and on the flip Legends like Red Simpson.
The very first year I went I was completely timid and yet captivated by what I witnessed. Myspace was helping me find these bands like the Calamity Cubes, who happened to be the first band Mr. Jason ever booked. Muddy Roots turned me on to thousands of bands that culminated into my website around 2013, and shaped it into what it is today.
As the past few years I will be featuring articles from both he Muddy Roots Main Festival in Cookeville Tennessee, and the Nashville Boogie, which is an indoor Rockabilly and Western Swing festival in May.
But at this juncture I wanted to take time out to tell you about a new venture that Muddy Roots has been involved in, and that is called Country Roots Records. Now, recently Muddy Roots released the new Pat Reedy And The Longtime Goners album called “That’s All There Is (And There Ain’t No More)”. That particular album made my TOP 50 OF 2018, and just recently Mr. Pat Reedy played a terrific set in Memphis at the Ameripolitan Awards showcases.
You will all be hearing more of Mr. Ben Jarrell on here my friends as he releases his new music.
Ol’ Pat Reedfy is back at it! We’re working on the next album now, due out this Autumn. John James of the Deslondes is producing. He’s touring every from Alaska, the West Coast, The Mid-West, the U.K. & Europe this year so bring your ass out!
“Everyone has a different songwriting process. Mine seems to be a hangover and a dump truck,” Reedy says, laughing. “I definitely had to write some of the songs really quickly because I was supposed to be doing something else.” – Wide Open Country
“Sounds Like: Gritty AM-country gold spinning on a truck-stop jukebox”
-Rolling Stone Country
This company has many great releases coming. Ameripolitan winner Miss Grace Adelle you can read more about that HERE.
Think classic Gene Autry style Christmas Record. That’s what we’re working on right now. The Farmer & Adele hit the studio in March.
With the sounds of classic songwriting in their music and the future in their sights, The Farmer & Adele are reimagining the modern cowboy/cowgirl while respecting its beginnings. Based out of Nashville, TN, The Farmer & Adele – led by Grace Adele and Keenan Wade – leads the pack of a new wave of musicians revitalizing western swing music. With a star-studded record, award nominations and their own morning radio show, The Farmer & Adele are a one-two punch of classic meets modern.
The Farmer & Adele have also quickly rooted themselves into the fabric of music communities near and far. The band’s debut effort, Into the Wide Open Sky, was selected to be featured as part of Nashville Public Library’s Boombox series, a closely curated music collection highlighting the best artists in Nashville. Most recently, the band was nominated by the Ameripolitan Music Awards for Best Western Swing Group. Also, their annual Country and Western Christmas Party tour is a beloved tradition that travels annually nationwide, featuring classic Christmas tunes, original holiday songs and their own take on The Nutcracker with a western swing twist.
And I’ll also be heavily covering their festivals..You can read all about the Nashville Boogie HERE. I shall have a TON of information up SOON about Muddy Roots Music Festival.