“He wrote the songs, I held the pen.” -- Harlan Howard

Thursday, March 31, 2011

* RIP Harley Allen 3/30/11 *

Singer, songwriting great, HARLEY ALLEN, lost his battle with cancer this week.

You may not know his name but, surely you've heard his tunes. Take a minute to check out his songs recorded by artists such as Alan Jackson, Joe Nichols, Alison Krauss, Garth Brooks, etc...but, it was Harley's voice that got to me every time!

Here's a shot of Harley with another favorite singer of mine, Larry Cordle.

Larry Cordle & Harley Allen

"Moody Bluegrass" after-party

Nashville, TN 2005

Friday, March 25, 2011

* 3/27 LIVE In-Studio - AMY BLACK @ 12:30pm *

Amy Black will be LIVE on SMC this Sunday, March 27th @ 12:30pm, giving us the scoop on her new tunes and singing a few in support of her upcoming CD release event next weekend!

Her terrific CD, One Time, is being released on 3/29 and she'll be hosting a CD release party at Club Passim on 4/3 @ 4:30pm.

Tune In Early!

Monday, March 21, 2011

* 3/26 - Cabin Fever Reliever 2011 - Burlington, VT *

* * * A Star-Studded Event * * *
I have ONE PAIR of tickets for this weekend's incredible concert in Burlington, VT to the first person emailing me!
A short trip north of Boston for a good cause and "too much fun" weekend!

(This year's event is dedicated to the memory of Marci Kaerney)

Monday, March 14, 2011

** Surprise Ticket Giveaway for Loyal SMC Listeners *

(New album available 4/12!)
SMC presents the "we don't need no stinkin' badges GIVEAWAY!"
Created as a consolation prize for all you hearty New Englanders who are NOT flying down to Austin this week for a "little" event known as SXSW...
Sunday Morning Country intends to make the world (which apparently has shifted 4 inches off its axis due to last week's quake) right again by offering the following:
ONE PAIR of tickets to this week's phenomenal concert at:
Simply shoot me an email (KatesCountry@aol.com)
by noon, Thursday 3/17! I'll select a winner at random, then let you know by Thursday night.
Good luck everyone!

Thursday, March 3, 2011

* Sun 3/6 - ERIN HARPE - LIVE on SMC *

Tune in this Sunday (3/6) for a special live performance from local country blues fave,
just after the spiritual set!
Hot off placing as a semi-finalist, with her Delta Swingers, at the International Blues Challenge last month, Erin will sing a few tunes, tell us all about the best BBQ in Memphis and her plans for impressing everyone at SXSW (Austin) in a few weeks.
Here's what she's up to the night before . . .
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