Hank Williams Museum Commemorative CD

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 set to be included are “The Death of Hank Williams,” the first Hank Williams tribute song ever released, “Death is Only a Dream,” Hank’s favorite song according to a 1952 Country Song Roundup interview, and “Midnight,” the last song Hank Williams ever sang while traveling to Canton, Ohio, on December 31, 1952. “I’ve wanted to do a project like this for a long time in order to bring back some of these songs that exist in Hank Williams lore that a lot of his fans might not be very familiar with,” Allcorn says.

Fans can get involved by visiting www.HankRecord.com  Allcorn has worked with the Hank Williams Museum in creating incentive packages that offer exclusive Hank Williams memorabilia for contributions. Items offered range from limited edition, exclusive prints to lifetime memberships to the museum. “Most of these items are only available here at the museum,” says Allcorn, “so this is also an opportunity for Hank Williams collectors to obtain some really cool items they can’t get anywhere else.”

The campaign will run through September 1, 2013. Once the funding goal has been reached and recording is complete, the album will be available exclusively from the Hank Williams Museum in Montgomery, Alabama. All proceeds from its sale will go directly to the museum and play a role in keeping the world’s largest Hank Williams collection available for his many fans to enjoy for years to come.

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Joey Allcorn on Beat Surrender

Rachel Brooke on Beat Surrender

Melody Walker – Gold Rush Goddess – CD Giveaway

An album I got behind last year is set for it’s formal release today, Melody Walker’s Gold Rush Goddess is available on CD or as a download on a pay what you want basis at Bandcamp – please give generously.

I have a copy of the CD to give-away to one lucky winner, just send an email to Email with Gold Rush Goddess in the subject line for a chance to win, I’ll pick one out of a hat around March 14th – overseas entries are welcome.

Melody Walker is making an album

I mentioned this in post on Beat Surrender a few weeks back, just in case you missed and because it’s getting near I’m hoping I can persuade a few more folks to put a few dollars in the pot and support this project, times are tough in rock n roll and Kickstarter, Pledge and IndieGoGo are offering artists a great opportunity to get their music out there, I’ve made personal pledge to put aside some of my music “budget” each month to back a project, this is one of them.

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