Chet Flippo Passes Away; Jesse Brock Joins The Gibson Brothers; Download Free Preservation Hall Jazz Band Single

Juli Thanki | June 20th, 2013

  • The Gibson Brothers took to their Facebook page to announce that Jesse Brock has signed on as the group’s new mandolin player, filling the spot vacated by Joe Walsh.
  • On August 6, Nonesuch Records will release Chris Thile’s Bach: Sonatas and Partitas, Vol. 1. Listen to a track from the album here.
  • Mel Tillis and John Anderson have been added to the lineup of Toby Keith’s tornado relief benefit concert.
  • The Muscle Shoals Music Foundation is raising funds to purchase 3614 Jackson Highway, the home of Muscle Shoals Sound Studios from 1969-1979, and turn it into a museum.
  • Download a new Preservation Hall Jazz Band single, “Dear Lord (Give Me the Strength).”
  • 16-year old Danielle Bradbery won The Voice; next week she’ll start recording an album for Big Machine.
  • John McEuen posted an audio clip to YouTube of the first meeting between Doc Watson and Merle Travis, captured during the recording of Will the Circle Be Unbroken. Give a listen; it’s kind of neat.
  • The Forecastle Festival sampler available for download on NoiseTrade includes songs by Sarah JaroszGreensky Bluegrass, and Shovels & Rope.
  • Here’s an interview with author Michael Streissguth about his new book, Outlaw: Willie, Waylon, Kris, and the Renegades of Nashville.
  1. Kelly D.
    June 20, 2013 at 11:42 am

    I’m certainly interested in the Outlaw book. I almost grabbed it at the store the other day but opted for The Son by Philipp Meyer (fantastic). I have to admit, I’m curious about what more can be said, especially enough to fill an entire book, about the so-called Outlaw Movement. It’s not exactly a fresh topic.

  2. Eric Banister
    June 20, 2013 at 3:09 pm

    Kelly – I thought it was a decent book. Streissguth puts the foundation of the movement with songwriters, and there certainly were some, but I feel he left out a few other performers and some things going on outside of country, but that’s the beauty of a book like this, getting someone else’s perspective.

  3. Rick
    June 20, 2013 at 9:46 pm

    What! Kelly Dearmore drops in and I hadn’t posted a Red Dirt Rant! It’s true what they say about life not being fair…(lol)

    That conversation between Merle Travis and Doc Watson was really cool, and especially when Doc says he named his son after Merle T! I just knew it! It also proved that when Thom Bresh talks like his biological father during his live show he sounds pretty darn close.

    From Above: “Buddy Miller will replace T Bone Burnett as the executive music producer of Nashville.” I’m not so sure how I feel about that swap. Personally I’d rather see Elizabeth Cook, Chuck Mead, Marty Stuart, or Ketch Secor take on that role. Oh well…

    It will be interesting to see if Danielle Bradbury will pan out in the Top 40 country marketplace even with Scotty Borchetta behind her. I mean how many of these talent show winners can mainstream country possibly absorb? Crikey!

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