Posts tagged ‘Jason Sheeley’

December 19, 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. Our favorite post in June, wasn’t even a post, but rather a re-post from our friend Jason Sheeley and his blog The Hillbilly Beast.  Always showcasing cool classic tracks that have fallen through the cracks of your music collection, he blew us away with this one. A recording of Jason’s grandpa James listening to a tape of himself singing a Jimmie Rodgers song and commenting on it and about the woman he was dedicating it to, Loraine. A fascinating little slice of real americana and the way old songs stay with us and get passed down.  Check it out here.

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.

June 9, 2011

Various Re-post-ions: James Sheeley

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.

We can always count on Jason to bring to light a cool track that we were otherwise oblivious to, but this post from last year just might take the cake on that. A recording of Jason’s grandpa James listening to a tape of himself singing a Jimmie Rodgers song and commenting on it and about the woman he was dedicating it to, Loraine. A fascinating little slice of real americana and the way old songs stay with us and get passed down.  Check it out here.

May 27, 2011

Various Re-Post-ions

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.

As usual, Jason has turned us onto another hidden classic, this time “Straight Tears” by Paul Burch.  Check it and an amusing story of mistaken identity over at the Beast, found here.

April 26, 2011

Various Re-post-ions

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.

As stoked as we usually are to hear what Jason is digging on, today’s re-post is especially sweet, not just because the song “Sorry You’re Sick” by Ted Hawkins is a great song (which it is) but also because it reminds us of our pal Langhorne Slim, who on occasion would segue way into it from one of his own songs live. Check it out over at The Beast.