Don Bowman Passes Away; Plowboy Records Signs The Dirt Daubers; Alison Krauss Impersonator Arrested

Juli Thanki | June 7th, 2013

  • Songwriter and comedian Don Bowman passed away on Wednesday at the age of 75. (h/t Janice Brooks)
  • The Defibulators’ new video premiered on Relix.
  • Deputies in Fayetteville, Arkansas arrested a woman for posing as Alison Krauss to con a 75-year old man–who she meant online and subsequently married–out of several thousand dollars.  Sue Evers has been charged with exploiting an endangered or impaired person.
  • Summerlyn Powers’ video for “Alabama Kinda Girl” features an appearance—but, unfortunately, no singing–by Pam Tillis.
  • Neko Case debuted a new single on The Current. She also released a trailer for a forthcoming album.
  • Kelly Dearmore reviewed last night’s Charlie Robison show.
  • Dearmore interviewed Josh Abbott for the Dallas Observer.
  • There’s an interview with author Michael Streissguth posted on Music Tomes.
  • At Wednesday night’s Cards game, Sam Bush threw the first pitch to Ozzie Smith.
  • Hunter Hayes’ “Wanted” has gone triple platinum. Check out this list of other recent RIAA certifications, including songs recorded by Eli Young Band, Rascal Flatts, Kenny Chesney, and more.
  • Texas A&M QB Johnny Manziel appears in Granger Smith’s new music video, which debuts this afternoon on ESPNU.
  • Plowboy Records has signed JD Wilkes’ Dirt Daubers. The band’s third album, Wild Moon, will be released this fall. (via press release)
  • The Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage Archives is the happiest place on Earth. Here’s a neat post on the archives, which hold more than 50,000 recordings.
  • Americana act The Black Lillies are featured in American Songwriter.
  • Jason Isbell was featured on the radio program Fresh Air.
  • Two benefit concerts for Song of the Mountains will be held June 22 at the Lincoln Theatre in Marion, Virginia. Ralph Stanley will headline the evening show.
  • Scottish folk group The Paul McKenna Band will release their next album, Elements, on Compass August 27. Here’s a teaser.
  • Alan Light wrote a feature on the Pistol Annies for MSN Music.
  1. luckyoldsun
    June 7, 2013 at 11:12 am

    That broad would probably get more work as an Elvis impersonator than an Alison Kraua impersonator.

  2. Ken Morton, Jr.
    June 7, 2013 at 11:42 am

    It’s great to see The 9513 “graduate” Kelly Dearmore putting out outstanding work down in Texas. His interviews are always interesting and well-done.

  3. Rick
    June 7, 2013 at 3:32 pm

    That old guy who was conned by the gal impersonating Alison Krauss must either be blind or has never seen a picture of the real Alison! That con-woman looks more like Dog the Bounty Hunter! Crikey! (lol)

    Opry Alert! Tonight’s Opry features Carrie Underwood, Charley Pride, Josh Turner, Mel Tillis, Casey James, Lauren Alaina, and Misc. Opry Legends. Grade: A (Even in spite of Carrie Underwood being there! lol)
    Schedule: http://www.opry.com/shows/ThisWeek.html

  4. Paul W Dennis
    June 7, 2013 at 7:25 pm

    Don Bowman wasn’t much of a singer, but his comedy albums of fractured cuntry songs, fetch high prices with record collectors. He was a talented songwriter who was pals with folks like Waylon Jennings and Chet Atkins. Jim Stafford had a big pop hit with Don’s “Wildwood Weed” and he and Waylon co-wrote several of Waylon’s hits such as “Just To Satisfy You” and “Anita You’re Dreaming”. Don was the first host of American Country Countdown and won a CMA Award in 1967 as “Comedian of The Year”

    I guess the best tribute one could give Don Bowman would be to try listening to one of his RCA while keeping a straight face – it can’t be done !

  5. Kelly D.
    June 10, 2013 at 12:15 pm

    Thanks for saying so, Ken! My training with argumentative commenting on the 9513 surely helped a ton :-)

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