Railyard Ghosts are a self-described “deathgrass band” from Minnesota, but are categorized by others as a folk punk orchestra. Their lineup is constantly changing, excepting Ms. RabbitTail Abigail and Mr. Riley Coyote. Not much more about them here.
The BoDeans formed in 1986 in Waukesha, Wisconsin, and they’re still at it. Recorded in 1993 and performed here in 2015, Closer to Free is their biggest hit to date.
Looks like something big and nasty is comin’ round the mountain, and it’s not gonna be fun. Hope the effects don’t affect us as much as I think they will, but we’ll carry on. See you back here tomorrow and we’ll do laundry.
In 2020, the world stood still… in the movies too. The End is an experimental narrative short film, in black & white and color, made only with movies gifs with a perfect loop, more than 500. The End is also a tribute to the cinema, from silent films to now.
23 year old Kingfish Ingram has already recorded and/or performed with Rick Derringer, Samantha Fish, Eric Gales, Guitar Shorty, Buddy Guy, Bob Margolin, Keb Mo, Mr. Sipp and the Tedeschi Trucks Band. Amazing.
Whoa. It’s the weekend already. Lotta time flies these days and we’ll see you tomorrow sooner than you think.
The Byrd Theater in Richmond, VA has played the same PSA before every movie since the early ’80s, and the audience recites every word along with it. From the comments: “Wow, takes me back. the crowd participation was one of the best aspects of this PSA, a whole theatre saying “sssssick!” was amazing.”
According to John Fred & His Playboy Band, Judy had cantaloupe eyes. (The color version of this 1968 promo video was poor quality, so the guy who posted it converted it to black and white.) The song was co-written by baritone sax player Andy Bernard and lead singer John Fred Gourrier, both of Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Bernard pawned some memorabilia on Cajun Pawn Stars (2012, Season 2, Episode 14).
“The Story Teller” Tom T. Hall, best known for Harper Valley PTA, passed away yesterday at the age of 85. R.I.P. to a great songwriter.
A lot of disturbing news flying around these days, but we’ll get past the insanity somehow. Meanwhile have a great weekend, cherish family and friends (except for, um, you know) and we’ll see what happens tomorrow.
“First name is Mister, middle name is a period, last name is T” [via].
Whoa. What’s that? Click on it to find out.
(Don’t worry, it’s not an advert. – Bunk)
Fruit noises [via]. It’s what my insides sound like at 3AM after eating the good stuff at 6PM.
The Beat Farmers was one helluva fun bar band, and “Blue Chevrolet” was one of my favorite roadtrip songs. I don’t recobanize the lineup except for the Jerry Raney lookalike on vocals and rhythm guitar, and it appears to be a tribute concert at the Belly Up Tavern in 2013. The legendary Country Dick Montana passed away in 1995 while playing drums on “The Girl I Almost Married.”
Never heard Country Dick?
This one’s for you, and so is the next one.
Mongolian folk metal blues band The HU is badass killer. Nope. Not gonna mess with them at all [via].
Have a great weekend folks. See you back here after the earth rotates 360 degrees.
“He came to call his music “folk swing,” but that only hinted at the range of influences he synthesized. He drew from the American folk tradition but also from the Gypsy jazz of Django Reinhardt, the Western swing of Bob Wills, the harmony vocals of the Andrews Sisters, the raucous humor of Fats Waller and numerous other sources.”
Hicks was still performing up until his demise at the age of 74.
THAT is the prettiest (and only) cover of Tom Waits‘ classic “The Piano Has Been Drinking” I’ve ever heard. The backup vocals are sultry, and note the subtle hat-tip at about 03:00.
Have a great weekend folks, and a long one if you’re taking advantage of a mid-week Independence Day.