I knew Sammy Johns the old days, I just found out he died in January, because I was looking for a recording of Rag Doll. I wrote with Sammy for a while and then one day he asked me to leave because one of our buddies who was bumming money from him told him I was a witch.I really got a laugh out of that, but sadly Sammy believed him and I never saw him again. That same buddy stole 5 of my songs on "Rollin on Down the Road" a year or so later. I just looked Sammy up and found out about his demise, and was shocked sad. He was a good bird hunting while I knew him in North Georgia. I took him to all my favorite hunts. He sure must of been afraid of witches, I always thought that it was real Mark Twainy of him. He was in fact a real good person- at least what I knew of him. One day he sang rag doll for me while we were writing and talking bull - i suppose and it was the best song he ever sang; he did it perfect. Great song man I wish I could meet you some day. If you ever come to NC, drop by the Greystone Inn, I am there as scheduled. until Thanksgiving. Your Friend at heart,
Loved the concert!
One of the dullest reviews I've ever read. It doesn't even try to make a point. Well, apart from saying that this is chaos and noise; which is neither wrong or right, is just a extremely tenuous argument. Everything he says could be easily said for thousands of metalcore albums. The review is extraordinarily simplistic and the reviewer fails in reviewing THIS album in particular. And of course naively assumes that noisy sounds (just usual low-tuned distorted guitars, actually) have no artistic dignity whatsoever.
I heard that 3 Sides had an impromptu reunion the other night that went so well that they're considering doing a full-fledged reunion.
Edit: Replace 'departure' with 'firing'.
Drinking whiskey in a bathroom stall, that's my girl!
Totally see SBS "going the distance"!!
TMP's participation in this show will include the TMP dancers reuniting with Preservation Hall Jazz Band for an onstage improvisation in the spirit of New Orleans and the jazz legacy that PHJB is known for, (the two ballets will not be a part of the show).
Trey McIntyre Project is supporting the film project with a kickstarter project that ends this Friday. Take a look and become a part of the project: www.treymcintyre.com/kickstarter
I am adding Crazy Horse entries to my music history blog, a history of my time playing music in Boise and Seattle from 1983 to 2003 so I found this article doing research. As you can see from some of these comments, The Crazy Horse was around much earlier than 1991, in the early '80s, and in fact I cut my teeth playing live music there in a punk band called State Of Confusion which morphed into the band Treepeople, who also played many shows there - both of these bands played a lot with Primordial Soup (hello P-Souper!). I am collecting any memories, photos, anything from The Horse (as we lovingly called it) from the '80s. See the blog here: www.amusichistory.blogspot.com
A "must see" performance!
Thank you Ben, again, for a wonderful article about the journey this band is taking. We appreciate your time and candor as a writer.
I really want to start an all ages music venue in Charleston, WV and I'm wondering what you would tell me. I would really like a chance to talk. Is that possible?
No mention of Danny Barnes and his "Barnyard Electronics" work? Guess not everybody is "in the loop".
A small correction: Wes Malvini is no longer the booker for the Red Room. He left in July.--Ben Schultz
Recalling that someone once said "critics are those who talk smack about those who actually have some talent".
I don't love Nickelback, but was this even necessary? Do I CARE what you think? Apparently neither do the millions who do spend their money to hear Nickelback, when we can see Mr. Gross' work for free.. I guess we get what we pay for. If you don't care for the band, then don't go to the show, but geez man, get a life. Just looking to cook up some fifteen minutes of fame for yourself by bashing your betters, and yes, it worked- but we're on to your little game.
Great concert last night and if you missed it, start praying Dave Alvin and the Guilty Ones come back our way again soon.
You are so full of s**t it is coming out your ears!
this guy is an idiot, they went big time and mainstream but they still really talented, and lets face it they make a lot of money. the only reason people bash them so bad is because they're so good.
Yeah, Envy and Deafheaven are barely comparable....
oops, guess you forgot to check out Go Listen Boise's local openers at AA5...although Lisa drives a mini-van so I guess Finn Riggins could still fit that crowd?
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