Kenny Chesney In 3D; Chris Hillman Records Live Album; Catch Radney Foster’s “Angel Flight”

Brody Vercher | November 9th, 2009

  1. Jon
    November 9, 2009 at 11:09 am

    There’s a larger version of the Sam Bush video at – Episode 2.

  2. Rick
    November 9, 2009 at 12:13 pm

    That Willie Nelson concert sounds really interesting due to songs he chose to cover. If Willie fans came expecting his hear his normal “hits”, I could imagine they’d be a bit confused.

    So when do we get a Dixie Bee-Liners give away contest? Does the “Susanville” in their album title refer to the northeastern California town of that name on highway 395? Hmm…

    That Chris Hillman article was really nice as Chris is just one cool guy. Its too bad the concert wasn’t closer to Los Angeles.

    The Peasall Sisters going more in a pop direction? I kinda liked it when they were going in a Carter Family direction instead. Darn that “market relevance” stuff…

    Quick Report: Dave Alvin guided the “Remembering Amy Farris” tribute concert last night as a celebration of her life and music at McCabe’s Guitar Shop in Santa Monica. A similar tribute was staged recently by Dave in Austin, TX featuring Amy’s friends and former Lone Star State bandmates down there, so this was her “L.A. Scene” gathering. The artists featured, who all worked closely with Amy and considered her a friend, were the “I See Hawks In L.A.” band, Stan Ridgeway, Peter Case (lead singer of The Plimsouls in the early 80’s), and Dave Alvin, who brought along guitarist Rick Shea. Each artist performed mostly songs that had Amy connections and told stories about those ties. Dave Alvin told of how Amy’s first rock concert in Texas back in the 80’s, when she was 15, was an “X” show that he was part of! The club had a minimum age limit, but Amy snuck in anyway. Dave dedicated his song “Fourth of July” to Amy as he performed it on stage that night way back when. Like at the Austin gig everyone came on stage and they closed with Amy’s usual show closer Wanda Jackson’s “Let’s Have a Party.” It was both an emotionally moving and musically satisfying evening and I’m glad I was able to attend.
    For a professional write-up of the Austin version of “Remebering Amy Farris”:


  3. Jon
    November 9, 2009 at 12:16 pm

    @rick Does the “Susanville” in their album title refer to the northeastern California town of that name on highway 395?


  4. Rick
    November 9, 2009 at 5:41 pm

    Thanks Jon.

    Hey, where is everybody today? Are people so excited about the pending CMA awards and counting Carrie’s dress changes that they’ve forgotten The 9513? Sheesh.

  5. Rick
    November 9, 2009 at 6:25 pm

    Rick’s Random (Non-“Political Lunatic Rant”) Tidbits:

    Hey Nashvillians, want to be in a movie and get a free concert to boot? This Wednesday you’ll have your chance! (From the good folks at Country Standard Time)

    “George Strait and Katrina Elam To Be Part of a new Movie Titled “A Pure Country Gift”!
    (Jessica Phillips, November 9, 2009)

    It’s not quite the full-scale sequel to “Pure Country” that so many George Strait fans would love, but Strait is slated to have a small role in an upcoming film, “A Pure Country Gift”. The same director for Pure Country will also direct this movie as well.

    Details on the movie are somewhat slim at this point, but for those of you who will be at the CMA Awards Wednesday night, here is a great opportunity.

    A concert scene will be filmed at Nashville’s Municipal Auditorium on Wednesday from 10:00am-4:00pm. Food will be provided by the Loveless Cafe and attendees can register for prizes, including the chance to be a walk-on extra in the movie. For those going, be sure to wear your best ‘country-western’ duds.

    No word on if Straight himself will be at the taping on Wednesday. It is rumored that Katrina Elam will be performing, and while they expect several celebrities to attend, no additional celebs have been specifically mentioned.”


    Hell, just the chance to possibly see Katrina Elam perform would get me in the door! Katrina’s been keeping way too low of profile for the past couple of years likely doing all that newly married “wifey stuff” at home. Her “possible” performance hopefully will include her kick-ass yodel song “My Little Lady Who”. Go Katrina!

  6. Rick
    November 9, 2009 at 8:22 pm

    More tidbits: The LA Times posted an online review of the “Amy Farris Rememberance” concert I attended Sunday night:

    Dave Alvin dedicated the evening to not only Amy but also to Chris Gaffney and Duane Jarvis, who also passed away during the previous year. Peter Case had undergone emergency heart bypass surgery and admitted this past year had been rough on him personally in addition to the loss of his friends. Dave told of how the last time he shared McCabe’s stage with Amy was for a fund raising concert to help cover Peter’s medical bills. Rick Shea was standing where Amy had played and one of his friends in the audience yelled out “Be careful Rick”! It was a memorable evening.

    PS – Close friends have posted that Amy suffered from a severe form of insomnia and she would stay up at night doing art when she couldn’t sleep, which was often. If indeed she committed suicide, the cumulative stress effects of sleep deprivation must have pushed her past her limits of endurance. What a shame for such a talented fiddler…

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