Lonesome Liz: The Seeger Songs

While writing for Northern Virginia magazine in 2007 I believe, an idea for a series of interviews occurred to me. The music industry was, at that time, at a peak of the shift from industry to DIY success. Why not, I suggested, talk with five Virginia artists, all at different levels of their career and…

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Dan Deel: A George Jones-less World

Insomnia. Usually caused by anxiety or just too much on the mind to get it to slow down in order to fall asleep. My gut wrenched all day since I heard the news. I was on my way down toward Nashville for a Duck Dynasty event. As big as a fan I am, not even the…

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Roberta Donnay: Drag Queens, Diners & The Road

Drag Queen to visiting patron: “Do you travel much?” Patron: “Yes”.  Drag Queen: “But have you ever been a-broad?”  (Howls from the audience). This has nothing at all to do with anything much. Except that I’m living in San Francisco, and, well, we must have some of the most best-dressed drag queen population right here in my old…

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Trucker Kitty on George Jones

  Up above me are the skies like the twinkle in your eyes these things are the color of the blue -George Jones   This morning I woke up, had coffee, did my pre-trip as usual. As I made the bed, I listened to George Jones on my phone. Then I got on the road,…

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Sisters of Your Sunshine Vapor & more – Indiana’s Brass Rail

If you were in Fort Wayne, Indiana on April 19, 2013, I hope you were at the Brass Rail. If you weren’t, you missed a great triple-bill psychedelic rock show. First up was the Detroit psych-rock trio Sisters of Your Sunshine Vapor (www.sistersofyoursunshinevapor.com).  I’ve been a fan of theirs since I saw them open for…

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George Jones: An Interview With an American Icon

  The following is a wonderful interview with George Jones conducted a couple of years ago by Raul Tejeiro. Thanks to Raul for sharing with us at Outlaw Magazine. AMCU – How did you come up with the nickname “Thumper Jones” way back in your rockabilly days? George Jones – Well that is a long…

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Rowdy Johnson Band Hits Texas on Tour

  Arizona’s premiere Outlaw Country Rockers,  The Rowdy Johnson Band, hits Texas a couple of times this spring and summer. Right now, they’re headed for Columbus for Hawgs of Texas Bike Week and will make another stop in Seguin, a quick trip home to Tombstone then back to Texas again for Waylonfest 2013, on a…

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George Jones: He Lived The Dream

In life there are two different breeds of people.  Ones that follow the mold and the ones who follow dreams, no matter how crazy it seems. George Glenn Jones was one of those who followed his dreams with a price. He was born September 12, 1931 in Texas to a large, dirt poor family with…

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