Posts tagged ‘Johnny Cash’

November 29, 2011

We Never Asked For This – Good Shepherd Band

We Never Asked For This is our short review of a band who thought (or their label/manager/agent/girlfriend thought) that it would be a good idea to send us an email saying “like me! like me! like me!” (more or less).

Today’s invitation to critique was hand delivered in the way of a flyer promoting the new album by the Good Shepherd Band.

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August 4, 2011

This Day in History – Leon Chance on Jimmie Rodgers

It was this day in 1927 that the legendary Jimmie Rodgers was first recorded, helping usher in the birth of country music. Here to talk about this momentous occasion is keeper of the twang, the honky tonkin’ Leon Chance, who ties it all together with creationist theory, Star Wars and some intense yodel research.

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May 23, 2011

This Day in Music History (Sort Of) – Nicole & Jason Evans Groth on Bonnie & Clyde

It was this day in 1934 that notorious criminals Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow were shot to death by Texas and Louisiana state police while driving a stolen car near Sailes, Louisiana. We asked our favorite partners in crime, Nicole and Jason Evans Groth from the band Whippoorwill to tell us about some of their favorite rock & roll outlaw couples.

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April 6, 2011

This (Belated) Day in Music History

We got a little caught up yesterday and didn’t get to this in time, but feel it’s too important not to note.  Yesterday was Cowboy Jack Clement‘s birthday, born April 5, 1931. Clements has been perhaps one of the most influential people in country music history that too many people know nothing about.

Well, we’re here to help educate you on the man who wrote songs for Johnny Cash, was Townes Van Zant’s first publisher, produced tracks by Louis Armstrong and U2 and continues to facilitate greatness in those he works with, and is apparently one helluva ballroom dancer to boot.

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March 3, 2011

Atlas Mix – Volume 1 – Cities

We’re doing a cool little thing with The Atlas, our local whiskey and skeeball joint.  Once a month we’re slipping a mix into their jukebox with a series we’re calling An Atlas Themed Mix (For An Atlas Themed Bar).

Volume 1 is themed around Cities, and for those of you farther than a responsible cab ride from The Atlas – you can check it out below.

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July 15, 2010

This Day in Music History

Who's doing what now?

Our good friends over at History.com let us know that it was this day in 1986 that Columbia Records made the super awesome decision to drop Johnny Cash from their roster after 26 years.  Being the savvy and brilliant types who cared only about that financial quarter’s bottom line and not how history (or History.com) would judge them, they also dropped Miles Davis from the label earlier that year.

Want to take a guess who Columbia signed in 1986?

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