Nothing Like Last Of The Breed Will Ever Come Along Again And New Book Names Top 100 Country Fan Clubs
- I can’t read enough about Last of the Breed. It’s to the point where I don’t remember the last time I was this excited about one thing. My intense excitement is mostly due to something Chet Flippo mentions in his review of the Last of the Breed album, “nothing like this is ever going to come along again.”
There will probably never again be three country artists of this towering magnitude and talent around to record together. Artists won’t be able to spend a lifetime developing their songwriting skills and their recording expertise and finesse at performing. These are truly the last of a breed. Not too much longer now and the sorts of bars and honky-tonks and dancehalls that shaped and nurtured these men and their music will no longer exist.
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- The new Country Music Black Book lists the top 100 country music fan clubs. Inside you’ll find inside information on the artists and their fan clubs and even some tips on how to join.
- John Goodspeed covers the San Antonio music scene, beginning with a concert to benefit a little girl with a brain tumor. Performers include Moe Bandy, Johnny Bush, Doug Moreland, and others.
- Renee Grant-Williams is holding a day long Vocal Master Class in Brentwood on April 14. The class costs $299 for critiques from a star panel, but it might be worth it to some people considering her client list boasts notable singers by the likes of Tim McGraw, Keith Urban and Martina McBride. I’ve often thought of taking a vocal class or two, just so I could carry a decent tune, but I’m afraid there’s no hope for me. My skills are rawer than raw.
- Michael Deeds writes an exquisite review of a Patty Griffin concert for The Idaho Statesman.
Elegant and personable, Griffin did not disappoint. She cherry-picked songs all the way back to her 1996 debut but dipped most heavily into this year’s excellent, personal “Children Running Through.” Perhaps more than any of her work, it illustrates Griffin’s breadth as a singer-songwriter. This concert took the same approach. Whether playing quiet acoustic guitar or kicking up a knee while her four backing musicians rocked their faces off, Griffin fired on all cylinders. Almost without exception, her breathtaking voice was flawless.
- The University Star tries to explain what Texas Country/Red Dirt music is. It’s not an easy thing to define, but they come pretty close to defining the sound as broad, distinctive sounds where some artists fuse rock with their music while others try to go for a more traditional country sound.
- Update: Linda from Still is Still Moving posted about Willie Nelson, Larry Butler Johnny Gimble, & Cindy Walker being voted into the Central Texas Music Hall of Fame. The ceremony will be held on March 29th in Waco, Texas.
- mrsandy: Also worth noting: Priscilla Mitchell was Jerry Reed's widow.
- Leeann Ward: Wow! My heart goes out to Allison Moorer. She's had so many terrible things happen in her life. It's too …
- Leeann Ward: I must have this audio book!
- Juli Thanki: Ha! Same thing happened at Sturgill Simpson's show I went to last month, only he was singing "I Never Go …
- Dave D.: On the topic of Lee Ann and dark songs, the funniest moment at this year's Americana Fest was during her …
- Jonathan Pappalardo: I love Lori McKenna. Coming from Massachusetts, she's our local girl. I've been fortunate to see her in concert a …
- bll: I suss her re-recording her hits for 'Gwendolen records' means she can stop MCA from releasing her hits against her.
- Greg Judy: Cooler festivals and marching bands at the football games!
- kevin ilinger: Fall colors bluegrass and apple cider
- luckyoldsun: If I was a "long-time fan" of Trisha, I'd probably spring for the CD.