Anyway. instead of telling you again how it’s one of the best Rock Shows you can see and telling you how cool it was to see it at the Boulder Theater (even though the sound mix wasn’t perfect), here are some blurry photos. Try to imagine yourself being there. And breathe deep. It’s Boulder.
Patterson Hood & his cough medicine
Please excuse me for not getting better pictures of Patterson but I love this one of him holding up his cough medicine.
On a recent chance to take the road trip of a lifetime, I packed up my things and headed out west. I was introduced to a different way of life. An awe inspiring landscape that I’ve wanted to experience in person ever since I was a child growing up in a blue collar rural town in the eastern Missouri Ozarks. Growing up within a musical family during the 70’s was a favorite blessing of my childhood and I spent many nights inside my home watching musicians sit around our kitchen table having a good time playing music and putting on a better show than most people would have to give a weeks pay to see today. (more…)
This will be a subpar first post from me here on Slacker Country.
Its impulsive yes but it makes me happy for so many reasons. Not the least of which it captures Ronnie Fauss in our tour host home negotiating a dollhouse for his wonderful kids. He had already collected a mini van in Colorado Springs from his in laws. Maybe not the peek behind the curtain view you would expect from a guy on tour supporting his new album. But he invited his jackass friends to join on his mini tour of Colorado and Wyoming so he gets what he asks for.
Special October treat! Ronnie Fauss’s debut full length CD, I Am The Man You Know I’m Not, was released on NormalTown Records, an imprint of New West Records. For now, at least, it’s streaming here.
Fauss continues with his trademark raspy voice and he’ll get you coming and going – with his music AND his lyrics. He’s versatile – pretty clean cut (for Americana, anyway) but he can hang tough with the Laramie crowd. He can write love songs and he can write break up songs. They all speak to you. “With Love” will make you cry – about a boy/man losing his father at a young age, wanting to show his Dad how he made it through that loss and came out on the other side.
Who do I have to snuggle to get to watch the AMAs on TV next year? What is this
Access TV bizness anyway? I listened on Outlaw Country, though, and I gotta say….
FABULOUS! As far as awards shows go, the AMAs have got it goin’ on.
Bonnie Raitt looked classy and beautiful. Guy Clark looked a little older and a little
sadder, but he and Verlon thrilled and silenced the crowd with “My Favorite Picture of
You”, written by Guy for his wife and true love, Susanna, who died early this summer.
Seek it out. It just doesn’t get any truer. (more…)
Ever just wanna kick back on the porch and listen to something new – then you realize that the perfect voice, perfect song sends you sailing far, far away?
The voice is so soothing, sweet, clear, touching. Another UK import with sweet, sweet guitar, played so lovingly, lyrics so hopeful and stirring. Smart. Dara had me from the first song – “Guilt”. Just matched my mood. Don’t ask me why.
My interest has been peaked. I’ll be doing further research.
If you’ve been paying attention, you’d already know that there is no such thing as a bad Gourds show. Given that, I wasn’t going to bore you all with yet another Gourds rave review but I saw them Saturday night (7/16.11) at The Shed and the whole experience was too much fun not to share.
The Shed is an outdoor venue connected to the Smokey Mountain Harley Davidson dealership there in Maryville (correctly pronounced “MURR-ville”), Tennessee. It’s under a big tin roof and you bring your own chairs. I thought it was gonna be godawful hot but, miraculously, the temps had cooled off and we even had a breeze so, you know, perfect night to be outside, drinking beers (Shiner Bock!), eating barbecue, and dancing to the Gourds. Didn’t get a great picture of the venue (Shiner Bocks) but there are some here that are better than any I could have taken with my phone. Along with some fine video. (more…)