Posts Tagged ‘Johnny Bush’
From the desk of Tracy Pitcox: Johnny Bush was born in the blue-collar neighborhood of Kashmere Gardens in Houston, Texas. Bush listened to the western swing music of Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys and the honky-tonk sounds of artists like Ernest Tubb, Lefty Frizzell and Hank Thompson.
When Sirius satellite radio changed the original Willie’s Place programming they dropped Tony Booth, Johnny Bush, Frenchie Burke, Amber Digby, Landon Dodd, Tony Douglas, Dottsy, Bobby Flores, Tea Goans, Jake Hooker, Georgette Jones, Billy Mata, Darrell McCall, Mona McCall, Frankie Miller, Kimberly Murray, Joe Paul Nichols, Curtis Potter, Lonnie Spiker, Justin Trevino, Ron Williams and Leona Williams, and many others.
We go back twenty years to see Ray Price and the Cherokee Cowboys in 1990. This music video is a classic. Watch as Ray Price introduces the Cherokee Cowboys. As the video starts James Curtis is the drummer, but Johnny Bush replaces James on drums. Buddy Emmons is the steel guitarist, while Buddy Spicher plays fiddle. Moises Calderon plays piano, while Darrell McCall plays bass.
The Lone Star Opry will be hosting a private, backstage reception for Johnny Bush on May 3rd. Tickets to the event are $25 and limited to the first 100 who respond. Ticket price gets admission to private pre-concert reception, Lone Star Autograph Book, Photo ops with the performers and band, finger-foods & drinks, and admission to the evening’s opry concert.
Country Music Entertainer Fiddlin Frenchie Burke will headline the Marble Falls Opry on Saturday, May 23, 2009. The show will begin at 7:30 pm at the Uptown Theater in Marble Falls . Admission is $10.00 per person and tickets can be reserved by calling (830) 693-9996 or visit www.uptownmarble.com.
Martin Delray is a very popular artist in North Alabama where people remember those who brought a smile to their face long ago. Martin Delray is still in Nashville, but his original recording of “Lillies White Lies” is now the title track of Johnny Bush’s latest CD.
Larry Butler, long-time friend of Willie Nelson, will perform at Willie’s Place in Carl’s Corner Texas on Saturday night, March 21, 2009 with Jason Boland. Tickets are available now, so reserve them early to guarantee a seat to what will certainly be a good show.
You’ve Got Till Sundown primarily features the voice of Johnny Bush, with whom I had the pleasure of speaking the other day. The album this song comes from is “Lost Highway Saloon” from 2000. The song “You’ve Got Till Sundown” gets air time on Willie’s Place XM-13, as do many of Johnny Bush’s songs. A smooth mellow song with a Texas twang, George Chambers, Bobby Flores, Jerrad Green, and Randy Reinhart help put this song together. All are talented artists in their own right. The song is 3:38 in length.
HANK STONE sounds a bit like Ray Price, Darrell McCall, Johnny Bush, or perhaps Curtis Potter. What we’re saying is that there is a side of country music that regular FM stations fail to recognize. With the possible exception of stations in Texas, and those that feature traditionalists, I did not find this niche until I had been listening for over forty years. So who is this man, and what does he sound like? Take a listen.