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Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Quotes From The Show, Part V

The Band Intro Edition of Quotes From The Show

"Give it up for my buddy John Silva on the drums. That's Long John Silva on the drumset. This is Cody Foote. His daddy was Houston Oiler. He plays bass. Give it up. Cody Foote. My partner Jamie Wilson on acoustic guitar from Yancy, Texas by San Antonio where the folks know what real picante sauce should taste like. On lead guitar. He can out-work, out-drink, out-pick, out-play out-pray and out-lay any one of them Nashville stars, that's Lance Smith from Houston on the lead guitar. Lance Smith. On the fiddle, from the South Austin Jug Band that's Shakin' Brian Beken. Y'all give it up for Brian on the fiddle."
-Shane Walker from the Gougers, 2008.06.24

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Shit Howdy! It's Austin Homegrown Live

Here's a great show from Austin Homegrown (myspace) at Momo's from May 9th, 2008. Homegrown is a very enjoyable mix of americana, country, rock, soul and blues that comes together nicely on some of their originals like "Sail Wide Open", "Blue Sky Day" and "Her Smile" as well some choicely picked covers of the Boss, Woody Guthrie and Willis Alan Ramsey (covers that mostly follow my guidelines for choosing covers for your band). Enjoy this show and go out and see these guys some time!

Monday, June 23, 2008

Download The Dedringers Record. Free. Now.

The Dedringers (myspace) are offering up their new record, Sweetheart Of The Neighborhood, free to all to download in advance of the cd release in July. Do it now. Don't wait.

Here's the link:

Friday, June 20, 2008

3 Song Trifecta

I was on my bike on the way home from the gym last night and three consecutive songs came on my iPod that I felt were appropriately placed. All three had a geographic and emotional theme be that theme leaving home, hating a place as an extension of a person or relationship or loving a particular place.

The songs, in order, were:
"Caddo County" by Verlon Thompson (site)
"Leavin' Tennessee" by Cross Canadian Ragweed (site)
"New Braunfels Homesick Blues" by the Gougers (site, myspace)

Just, fyi, none of these songs are official, I guess. "Caddo County" is on Verlon's Live At The Ivey's cd. "Leavin' Tennessee" is on a CCRW recording I got from "New Braunfels Homesick Blues" used to be available their Bootlegs Volume 1 via their snocap but that appears to be inoperable now.

Here are some youtube links for you though.
"Leavin' Tennessee"
"New Braunfels Homesick Blues or "New Braunfels Homesick Blues"

Monday, June 9, 2008

Happenings This Week In The ATX

The fine folks at alt512 highly recommend all of these shows...check out the schedule above for the full listing.

Monday (6/9) Mike McClure (songwriter, producer, guitar hero, formerly of the Great Divide) @ The Cactus Cafe
Thursday (6/12) Reid Wilson & His So-Called Friends @ the Mean Eyed Cat
Thursday (6/12) Gurf Morlix & Sam Baker @ the Cactus Cafe
Friday (6/13) Damon Bramblett @ the Dry Creek Cafe
Friday (6/13) Ryan Bingham @ Threadgill's
Saturday (6/14) Mark Jungers @ South Park Meadows After Dark
Saturday (6/14) Danny Schmidt @ a House Concert somewhere in town
Saturday (6/14) La Tampiquena @ the Circle Country Club

Thursday, June 5, 2008

A CD Recommendation

Reckless Kelly (site, myspace) has a new record coming June 24th called Bulletproof. I caught an advance listen today and let me just say it's a really great sounding record. Great new songs and just a fantastic record.

Buy the record. Go out and catch a show. They're in Austin on the 24th of June for the cd release show at Antone's. The Gougers (site, myspace) open up. Don't miss out.