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

Thursday, April 28, 2011

** This Sunday 5/1 - Eric Brace & Peter Cooper LIVE on SMC @ 11:30am **

Hot off a northeast tour opening for the legendary John Prine, Eric Brace and Peter Cooper will be stopping by the studio to play a few songs, give us the scoop on their latest release, "The Master Sessions," the new Tom T. Hall project and their respective music projects (Eric's Last Train Home recordings; Peter's solo recordings and production work with the likes of Fayssoux McLean).

No doubt, a lot of ground to cover and be able to make their flight back to Nashville, TN!
We're hoping for an 11:30am start time.

As a primer, take a look at some of the links below AND be sure to tune in on Sunday for the WORLD RADIO DEBUT of the brand new, star-studded, not out til 5/23, "I LOVE: Tom T. Hall's Songs of Fox Hollow" release from Red Beet Records and The Country Music Foundation.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Tonight (4/21) James Intveld @ Opry/WSM 7pm CT

AMA Showcase, The Cannery - Nashville, TN (2008)

It's a big ol' show tonight with SMC favorites James Inveld and Mandy Barnett taking the Ryman Auditorium stage along with Larry Gatlin (Host), Dailey & Vincent, and Con Hunley .

Luckily, WSM will be streaming & archiving the show so all of us can enjoy it from afar and at our leisure.

Tune/stream in to www.wsmonline.com.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

* Remembering Roy Orbison b. 4/23/36 *

In honor of what would have been Roy Orbison's 75th birthday, take a look at some rare movie clips from The Fastest Guitar Alive (1969).
What a voice!

(click image for"Pistolero")

(click image for"Whirlwind")

* Lake Street Dive @ The Lizard Lounge *

Signature Sounds recording artists, Lake Street Dive, played the first of two evenings at The Lizard Lounge last night - a SOLD OUT show - they heated things up quite nicely!

New to me, opener Robert Blake & the Powderkegs, mesmerized everyone with vivid tales and stream of conscious numbers.

The magic continues tonight with opener Mr. Sister getting things going around 9pm.

Highly Recommended!

Saturday, April 16, 2011

* Happy Record Store Day! *

In honor of this being Record Store Day,

I'm posting a link to my new favorite single from

(click image for "Pack It Up" live)

Pokey LaFarge and the South City Three's beautiful 45 RPM

"Chittlin' Cookin' Time In Cheatham County" b/w "Pack It Up"

Take a listen and mark your calendars for his appearance at The Newport Folk Festival this summer, too!

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Happy 80th B-day "Cowboy" Jack Clement

Country music fan?

Then a collective "HAPPY BIRTHDAY!" is in order for this living legend.

The songs, albums, projects, quotes, and accolades are too numerous to list here but, a visit to his WEB site or AllMusic.com is well worth your time.

Born April 5, 1931 - Whitehaven, Tennessee

Thanks for all the music, Jack!

Click for some nuggets:

Johnny Cash & Jack Clement - You Remembered Me

"Here I Go Down That Wrong Road Again"

Cowboy Jack Clement-Newport, Arkansas

Friday, April 1, 2011

* 4/3 In-Studio * THE SECRET SISTERS * 1pm *

The Secret Sisters, playing with Amos Lee at The Wilbur Theatre Sunday evening, will be stopping by the studio to perform a few tunes from their latest release and share stories of their "rocket rise to fame."

From Alabama churches, to major music venues and halls across the country, Laura & Lydia Rogers have been wowing everyone in their path!

Muscle Shoals to Music Row!

Tune in, just after 1pm, to hear what all the fuss is about!