Jukebox Music Festival Shut Down; Old Crow Medicine Show’s Merch Van Stolen; New Music Videos

Ken Morton, Jr. | July 23rd, 2012

  • There were a lot of disappointed and angry country music fans in Northern California yesterday when the three-day Jukebox Music Festival was abruptly shut down by the promoter on the final day.
  • From Alan Jackson’s Facebook page: Following early morning e-mails from the promoter of the Jukebox Music Festival, Alan Jackson will not be performing as planned this evening in Anderson, CA. Jackson, his band and crew were on-site this morning, ready to load in and prepare for the show, but he will regretfully not be performing. Citing the postponement of Jackson’s Friday show in Los Angeles, the promoter felt that this impacted ticket sales, even though Jackson played a sold-out show in Salinas, CA Saturday night. 
  • The Pam Tillis Trio refused to acknowledge the festival’s closing, playing for the crowd even after the sound was turned off.
  • Rascal Flatts member Jay DeMarcus had a rascal of his own with his wife, Allison. Dylan Jay DeMarcus was born on 7/20 and both mother and baby are both doing well.
  • Old Crow Medicine Show’s merchandise van was stolen out of a parking lot during a show in St. Louis.
  • David Nail would like to make an album of all covers.
  • Alan Jackson had to cancel a show in Los Angeles due to “a bacterial sinus, respiratory and bronchial infection.”
  • Jerrod Niemann announced that he’ll be releasing his sophomore album, called Free the Music, on 10/2.
  • A video was found on the web of a young Eric Church being decidedly un-outlaw.
  • Josh Abbott has signed a record deal with Warner Nashville as well as a publishing deal with Warner/Chappell.
  • Honeyhoney started a Kickstarter fundraising effort to buy a new touring van.
  • CMT has approved a new television series called Country Love Story, “a biography-type series on [famous country music couples] that would integrate the love songs they wrote for each other.” 
  • New music videos from the last week or so:

Tin Cup Gypsy – “Bury Me” 

Belle Starr – “This Must Be the Place”

Paul Costa – “Tractors and Bikes”

Shandell – “Baby, You Broke It”

Mustered Courage – “Madeline”

Amber Joy Poulton – “Show Me”

Jason Hastie – “’Til She Don’t”

Parmalee – “Musta Had a Good Time”

The Farm – “Be Grateful”

Colt Ford featuring Jake Owen– “Back”

Casey Donahew Band – “One Star Flag”

  1. J.R. Journey
    July 23, 2012 at 11:16 am

    Guess Toby Keith really isn’t as good as he once was. He’s stepped down from the whiskey girls to the more lightweight girls who drink beer.

  2. bob
    July 23, 2012 at 4:29 pm

    Maybe TK is trying to set a record for the most drinking songs ever recorded. He should’ve stayed a cowboy.

  3. Carrie
    July 23, 2012 at 4:40 pm

    The title is horrible, but the clip I heard of the new Toby song is actually quite … vintage Toby. It’s significantly more in the vein of Should’ve Been a Cowboy than Red Solo Cup.

  4. luckyoldsun
    July 23, 2012 at 5:38 pm

    “Maybe TK is trying to set a record for the most drinking songs ever recorded. He should’ve stayed a cowboy.”

    I think there are a couple of Hanks who have him beat in those two categories–one from Waco, Texas and one from Queens County, Nova Scotia

  5. Rick
    July 23, 2012 at 6:44 pm

    The Jukebox Festival sounds like a total fiasco! Crikey mate!

    With the LA Alan Jackson show postponed, it would be nice if opening act Ashley Monroe booked a last minute gig somewhere else! I’ll have to watch Ashley’s Facebook posts this week. I wouldn’t pay $ 55 to see Alan with Ashley, but a solo Ashley show would be a different matter.

    I need to keep an eye out for bargain OCMS merchandise online! Was their new CD included in the stuff stolen? Hmm…(lol)

    This weekend’s top notch freebie LA Americana concerts included Angela Easterling, David Serby, Gwendolyn, and I See Hawks In LA. Sometimes Los Angeles does redeems itself, but it doesn’t last very long.

  6. Rick
    July 23, 2012 at 9:57 pm

    Checked out the music videos and it was a pleasant surprise to see and hear that Canadian cutie Kendall Carson is a part of Belle Starr. I always really enjoy it when Chip Taylor comes to LA for a concert and brings Kendall along. It would be great to hear her sing some Civil War era folk songs, eh?

    The female lead singer of Tin Cup Gypsy was also well worth a look and a listen. The roughness in her voice adds a nice edge. That video is a long way from “If I Die Young” to be sure.

    Most of the Aussie stuff this week is pretty mundane except for the “alt. bluegrass” of Mustered Courage. If the lead singer didn’t have such a strident and annoying vocal style, they’d be an interesting listen. As soon as I saw the band’s name contained “mustered” I knew it was Aussie as that word is still in common usage down under. One of the biggest annual music festivals in Australia is named the Gympie Muster. Now where else would you encounter that?

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