True North recording artist Barney Bentall appeared on Beat Surrender back in May of this year with his solo album Flesh & Bone and now he’s back but this time as part of a collaborative bluegrass band The High Bar Gang who have being playing throughout western Canada for the last three years as headliners as well as supporting Blue Rodeo, the bands debut album Lost and Undone : A Gospel Bluegrass Companion features covers of gospel songs made popular by the likes of bluegrass legends Bill Monroe (Walking In Jerusalem, Mothers Only Sleeping) and the Stanley Brothers (Over In Gloryland, Daniel Prayed, Paul & Silas) as well as Hank Williams I Saw The Light and Julie Miller’s All My Tears.
Lead vocal duties on the recording are shared by Wendy Bird, Angela Harris, Shari Ulrich (Vocals, Fiddle, Mandolin) and Barney Bentnall (acoustic guitar) alternating from track through to . . . → Read More: The High Bar Gang – Lost and Undone: A Gospel Bluegrass Companion
Country artist Joey Allcorn announced that he is launching a crowd-sourcing campaign via Indiegogo.com to record and release an album that will salute the legendary Hank Williams and raise money for the Hank Williams Museum. He will be joined on the project by other artists who are avid Hank Williams fans and supporters of the museum, including Jake Penrod, Rachel Brooke, David Church, Arty Hill, Andy Norman, and Bobby Tomberlin.
Unlike other Hank Williams tribute recordings, this one will not feature any covers of Williams’ classic songs. Instead, it will focus on the mystery, the intrigue, and even the aura surrounding his untimely death. Such important figures as Charles Carr, Hank’s driver on the night he died, and Braxton Schuffert, one of Hank’s earliest musical heroes, both of whom recently passed away, will be a part of the musical story.
Among the songs . . . → Read More: Hank Williams Museum Commemorative CD
In a musical world often pre-occupied with digital perfection, faux beauty and false gloss there are beacons of authenticity that shine with their honesty, live recordings have always being difficult to to pull off, striving for the balance between the raw experience and clarity of sound and production is not a simple task to get right, the solution recording in front of studio audience in a carefully chosen venue with a skilled recording engineer that we are talking about today manages to do it – and do it very well indeed.
Coty Hogue – Pretty Bird
Born in the big sky state of Montana’s Coty Hogue now resides in Bellingham WA, her album When We Get To Shore was recorded at Empty Sea Studios a restored Craftsman house in Seattle a venue specialising in acoustic music, for the recorded performance she is joined by fellow Bellingham musicians Aaron Guest . . . → Read More: Coty Hogue – When We Get To Shore
Born 17th September 19 1923
01 Hank Williams Radio 2 Doc Part 1
02 Hank Williams Radio 2 Doc Part 2
03 Hank Williams Radio 2 Doc Part 3
04 Hank Williams Radio 2 Doc Part 4
05 Hank Williams Radio 2 Doc Part 5
“Dead at the age of 29, Hank Williams Snr. nonetheless managed to create such a body of work that he is now seen as the founding father of modern country music. In his short career – only 6 years – he cut over 170 songs, many of them now classics, which have been recorded by nearly everyone who is anyone in country.
His first songs were made and released 60 years ago in 1946 after he moved to Nashville and impressed the legendary Fred Rose who took the 23 year old Hank under his wing, acting as his manager, record producer and . . . → Read More: I’m In Love with Hank – Steve Earle BBC Radio 2
1 David Gray – Say Hello Wave Goodbye (buy) 2 The Blazing Zoos – Do You Have A Sister (buy) 3 The Broken Family Band – You Broke My Fucking Heart (buy) 4 Lauren Pritchard – Painkillers (buy) 5 Elvis Costello – Good Year for the Roses (buy) 6 Ryan Adams – Dear Chicago (buy) 7 Lucinda Williams – Cold, Cold Heart (buy) 8 Steve Dawson – Today She Found The Way To Break My Heart (buy) 9 Glasvegas – Fuck You, It’s over (buy) 10 Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings – I Learned the Hard Way (buy) 11 Lacy J Dalton – Your Cheatin’ Heart (buy) 12 Z.Z. Hill – You Just Cheat And Lie (buy) 13 Iris Dement – God May Forgive You (But I Won’t) (buy) 14 American Aquarium – I Hope He Breaks Your Heart (buy) 15 Kathleen Edwards – Asking for Flowers (buy) . . . → Read More: Loves Hurts – An Alternate Valentine
September 17, 1923– January 1, 1953. . Reposting this for obvious reasons, updated the dead link for anyone who missed it the first time around this is the BBC Radio 2 series “In Love With Hank” from May ’07, presented by Steve Earle and originally broadcast as five half hour shows it’s well worth the listening too – a great rock-doc for any Hank fan.
In Love With Hank