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

Southern Independent, Vol. 2

GiveMeMyXXX.com and Black Country Rock present ‘Southern Independent, Vol. 2’ the second official XXX compilation, it’s a free compilation just register to download – includes tracks from Joey Allcorn, Jason Isbell and last month’s Kickstarter recommendation Imperial Rooster, what are you waiting for?

1. Honky Tonk Carnie / Lonewolf OMB
2. Devil In New Orleans / Powder Mill
3. Quittin’ Time / Joecephus and the George Jones Town Massacre
4. Codeine / Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit
5. I Like The Way / The Imperial Rooster
6. Whatever Kills Me First / Joey Allcorn
7. Chevy Beretta / Jonny Corndawg
8. Santa Monica / John Carter Cash
9. Sweet Delta Water / Black Oak Arkansas
10. Down and Out / Honky Tonk Hustlas
11. Canteen Full of Dreams / Roger Alan Wade
12. I Ain’t Drunk / Whitey Morgan and the 78’s
13. Hear The Hills / North Mississippi Allstars
14. Hootchie Kootchie Man / Jerry McGill

More Twang – Volume III

Mindful my twang output has being tempered of late thought I’d remedy it with Volume III of More Twang. Twenty hand picked selections culled from the Beat Surrender archives, some familiar names and I hope some new ones that’ll have you wanting more.

Caitlin Rose – Gorilla Man Pt. 1 (buy)

Joey Allcorn – Honky Tonkin’ Ramblin’ Man

Laura Cantrell – Too Late For Tonight (buy)

Cracker – The Bottle Let Me Down

Shannon McNally – Lonesome, Ornery and Mean (buy)

Bill Kirchen – Hammer of the Honky-Tonk Gods

Dwight Yoakam – Trains And Boats And Planes (buy)

Sally Timms – Dreaming Cowboy

The Gourds – Ziggy Stardust (buy)

Sara Petite – Doghouse Rose

Robbie Fulks – She Took a Lot of Pills and Died (buy)

Shelby Lynne – I Walk the Line

Chilli Willi & the Red Hot Peppers – Goodbye Nashville, Hello Camden Town (buy)

Zoe Muth – You Only Believe Me When I’m Lying

The Barker Band – You Ain’t Broken My Heart(buy)

Kasey Chambers & The Dead Ringer Band – Am I The Only One (Who’s Ever Felt This Way)

Mat Gibson & the Fallen Hearts – I Don’t Think I’d Ever Fall in Love with You Again (buy)

Buffy Sainte-Marie – Soulful Shade Of Blue

Jed’s Dead – A Girl from Texas (buy)

Arty Hill & The Long Gone Daddys – Church on Saturday Night

Get the whole thing here

Volume I and Volume II are still live.

Joey Allcorn – All Alone Again

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Okay I missed this first time around but better late than never.
For those of us who want for authentic country music, then you could do no better than starting with Joey Allcorn’s album All Alone Again, it’s immediate, authentic and oozing tradition, a collection of thirteen original songs, with tracks like Honky Tonkin’ Ramblin’ Man and Lonesome Lovesick Man HankSr.’s signature echo’s throughout this album, it’s one thing making a record like this it’s another getting it right Allcorn succeeds with honours, the song’s are stand out and Allcorn has a bunch of A-list musicians on-board, from George Jones touring band Hank Singer (fiddle), the legendary Lloyd Green, (pedal steel ) – the most recorded player of his generation, Dave Rowe (bass) – from Johnny Cash’s last touring band and Hank Williams Sr.’s steel-guitar player Don Helms – his playing on this album was some of his final recorded work.
Pour yourself a bourbon and turn it up loud.

On the web @ Joey Allcorn
Buy the album @ CDBaby
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