Archive for December 12th, 2011

December 12, 2011

Rearview Mirror – Postcard Elba

Rearview Mirror is our annual look back at the year in music from our friends in and around the business.  Musicians, managers, roadies, superfans, bloggers etc..

This year we’re upping the vanity aspect of it by sprinkling in our favorite posts of the past year, which you may have missed the first time around.  It was tough to pick just one post for April, as we had a particularly good month of posting, but when you interview a legend – that clearly has to be the winner.  Fred Foster is Music City royalty who helped shape both Roy Orbison and Dolly Parton’s early careers.  He went on to work with Kris Kristofferson, Willie Nelson and many more of the most influential artists of the past fifty years.  Luckily for us, ChaCha is Fred’s granddaughter, and she sat down with him via Skype to talk to him about the Roy Orbison collection The Monument Singles Collection that had just been released.

December 12, 2011

Postcards – Scout Niblett Tour Pt. 7

Our buddy Pete Schreiner (Thousand Arrows, The Coke Dares, Magnolia Electric Company, Sam Lowry & The Circumstance) is adding a new gig to his resume as he plays sideman to Scout Niblett on her current tour.  Pete is keeping us in the loop of the ups and downs of the road with this tour diary.

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December 12, 2011

Various Re-post-ions: The Coasters

Our good friend Jason Sheeley runs The Hillbilly Beast, and on occasion we’re going to let you know about his most recent musical musing and super cool song pick.

This isn’t Jason’s most recent pick, but it’s the one we’re feeling right now.  It’s the lesser known Coasters song “What About Us” and is warming us up on this cold day.  Check it here.

December 12, 2011

Where the Internet Took Us

ChaCha stumbled across this beautifully recorded Spiritualized concert at an old church in Ireland.  The first song is above, but you can check out almost the entire concert thanks to YouTube user olliemorr’s channel.