Archive for March, 2010
HONKY TONKS & HEARTACHES (TM) PLAYLIST #39
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 31 7:00PM-11:00PM EDT
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Herb Ellis, a jazz guitarist whose polished, blues-inflected playing earned him critical acclaim as an outstanding soloist and worldwide recognition as a member of the pianist Oscar Peterson’s trio, died Sunday at his home in Los Angeles. He was 88.
Visiting with a good friend, we swapped stories while sitting on a wall in the alley behind our offices. It was the first warm day of the year. My friend told me how he would sneak in to the state fair. “That was before you went to law school, I assume”, I said. My friend is also my lawyer.
The Llano Country Opry will be held on Saturday, April 10, at the Lantex Theater in downtown Llano. The show begins at 7:30 PM and admission is $10.00 per person. Tickets are now on sale at the Llano Chamber of Commerce, Llano National Bank, Lively Computers in Kingsland or by calling (325) 247-5354.
From the desk of Bobbe Seymour: I have been asked, as have many players, what got me started being a musician. Well, I have the answer. It’s not just an answer, but also a recommendation. It is to find a very simple instrument to play, like ukulele or a four string guitar, better known as a tenor guitar.
Curtis Lyn Cook has been singing as long as he can remember. Born and raised in southeast Missouri, he began singing and playing to anyone who would listen by the age of 7. “It’s what I always wanted to do” he says.
Tom Wardle supports traditional country music and does weekly broadcasts and internet webcasts. Webcasts always feature the unsung independents and many well known artists who are keeping traditional country alive. Formerly with WDVR-FM in New Jersey for over thirteen years, fans of traditional country music, and independent artists, certainly appreciate this fine venue. “It’s a pleasure to help keep traditional country alive and well, in my small way”, said Wardle. “If it ain’t traditional, it ain’t country!”
Tru Country, this year’s hottest traditional country music show on RFD TV, featured Miss leslie Sloan and Leona Williams this weekend on episode thirteen.
This is a discussion from Facebook. Initially I said “The Wreck of The Old 97″ is a true story. Initially recorded commercially by Virginia musicians G. Grayson and Henry Whitter, when it was released by light-opera singer Vernon Dalhart, it became the first million-selling record in the United States, and then the lawsuits started.
Recently we asked our international traditional country music viewers about music delivery. Specifically we said “Next, we will build a secure WORLDWIDE system for CD-to-radio station distribution, from and to EVERY COUNTRY.” After many emails and comments we prepared our findings, presented in this document.