At 82, Bluesman Leo “Bud” Welch Launches New Album

At age 82, bluesman Leo “Bud” Welch rocks on stage like a teenager — dancing and spinning as he beats out jagged chords and grimy solos on his pink, sparkle-covered guitar. That raw youthful energy and Welch’s old-school juke-joint jones blend full-throttle in the 10 songs on I Don’t Prefer No Blues, his second release for Fat Possum Records’ subsidiary Big Legal…

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New Mavericks Album Mono Coming Feb 17

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The Mavericks, who’ve made magic in the studio and delivered their genre-defying sound to live audiences since the early ’90s, will release Mono (The Valory Music Co.) on February 17, 2015, and two days later will embark on their “one-world” themed Mono Mundo Tour 2015. The Grammy®-winning band first shared the exciting…

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Allison Moorer: New Album Release March 2015

The Academy and Grammy Award nominated songstress Allison Moorer is set to release her eOne Nashville debut, Down To Believing, on March 17th. Produced by longtime friend and collaborator, guitarist Kenny Greenberg, the album was recorded over two years in Nashville while Moorer commuted back and forth from her home in New York City. Her…

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Outlaw Fest – Bowling Green, KY

Big G’s Texas Roadshow August 2014 Imagine four days in the fall in Western Kentucky, Bowling Green to be exact. Don and Phil Everly popularized it in song. Chevrolet put its Corvette Assembly Plant there and constructed the National Corvette Museum there. Yes, the one recently vandalized by a sinkhole under the building. With an…

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Album Review: Dahga Bloom’s No Curtains

Dahga Bloom No Curtains             My wife and I walked in late to Dahga Bloom’s set at the 2014 Austin Psych Fest.  I wish we could’ve seen the whole thing.  It was loud, wild, and heavy.  I then noticed they had three bass players (Manny Lopez, Zach Nelson, and Matt Mason).  Being a former bass…

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INTERVIEW: AUBREY LYNN ENGLAND

Aubrey Lynn England The Outlaw Interview     Near a year ago now, give or take, we sat down for an interview with Aubrey Lynn England.  She’d been kind enough to find some time for us on a day when she was opening for Jason Boland and the Stragglers in Plano, TX.  Not that such…

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15 Reasons To Love John Howie Jr

In the marketing-influenced country music industry where Hollywood glam and lukewarm talent rule, honorable artists are few and far between. While the powers that be may have settled for such mediocrity, the true blue country music fan has not. If you fall into the latter category, it’s time to pack up your disappointments and pop…

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National Launch of Last Honky Tonk Music Series

The National Launch of the Last Honky Tonk Music Series will take place at the world famous Bobby Mackey’s Music World in Wilder KY on Saturday, March 22nd. Doors open at 7 PM – music starts at 7:30pm. This unprecedented acoustic music series will take place at one official venue in every state across the…

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