Browsing articles tagged with " Bob Wayne"
Jan
6

Kentucky’s Fifth on the Floor Is Breaking Up

January 6, 2015 - By Trigger  //  News  //  11 Comments

Lexington, Kentucky-based Southern rock / sometimes country band Fifth on the Floor is breaking up, according to a missive sent out by the band today (1-6-15). Led by songwriter and lead singer Justin Wells, Fifth on the Floor was seen by many as one of the most promising upstart Southern rock bands of the last decade, releasing three albums over the eight year span of the project.

Jun
18

Saving Country Music’s Best Songs of 2014 So Far

June 18, 2014 - By Trigger  //  Reviews  //  80 Comments

Compared to albums, making picks of songs is such a tough, arbitrary business. This year seems especially tough, not because the field isn’t strong, but because many of the best moments are coming from unlikely sources, including a cadre of cover songs that despite the spirit of the “Best Songs” approach being about original compositions, seem almost criminal to omit.

Apr
20

Bob Wayne Talks “Back To The Camper”

April 20, 2014 - By Trigger  //  Reviews  //  14 Comments

On Monday (4-21), The Outlaw Carnie Bob Wayne will be releasing his latest album called Back To The Camper. It will be his first independent release in the United States after releasing two album with the heavy metal label Century Media. Before a show at Austin, TX’s White Horse honky tonk, I sat down with Bob to talk Back To The Camper and catch up with his other doings.

Apr
7

World Premier – Bob Wayne & Elizabeth Cook’s “20 Miles To Juarez”

April 7, 2014 - By Trigger  //  Reviews  //  15 Comments

The Outlaw Carnie Bob Wayne is set to release his latest record Back To The Camper on April 21st, and in anticipation of the release, he’s unleashed the album’s first single, a duet with Outlaw girl and general badass Elizabeth Cook called “20 Miles to Juarez”, a excellent twin-fiddle storyteller country song. “I actually wrote the song a couple of years ago and I’ve been looking for the right girl to sing it,”

Mar
9

Old Time Country w/ the Urban Pioneers’ “Addicted to the Road”

March 9, 2014 - By Trigger  //  Reviews  //  8 Comments

Call them the underground roots house band or the underground roots All-Star Band, either way the super couple of fiddle player Liz Sloan, and upright bass player (and banjo player, apparently) Jared McGovern have comprised, and do comprise the backbone of so many hard-working, road-weary roots bands, it’s a wonder they have any time to breathe, let alone record their own album.

Jan
8

Albums To Look Forward To In 2014

January 8, 2014 - By Trigger  //  Reviews  //  105 Comments

2014 promises to be another great year for music, and the first part of the year might just be one of the busiest seasons for anticipated releases we have seen in quite a while. From a lost Johnny Cash album, to a new one from his daughter Rosanne, to Jason Eady, a big re-issue from Lucina Williams, and releases from Scott H. Biram and Robert Ellis, there’s enough here to get your music taste buds salivating.

Dec
27

Saving Country Music’s Best Live Performances of 2013

December 27, 2013 - By Trigger  //  Reviews  //  22 Comments

The greatest album, and the greatest recorded song will never be able to trump the truly live musical experience where music is shared in real time with both the artist and listeners. It is in this spirit that each year I assemble a list of the Best Live Performances to reinforce that as technology and the busying of life incrementally encroach upon us, we must remember that the live music show deserves its own attention and reverence.

Sep
3

The Overlords of Country Trucker Songs

September 3, 2013 - By Trigger  //  Outlaw History  //  53 Comments

A big battle ground in country music right now is the presence of so many songs about trucks. Though this recent popularity trend seems especially sinister in its simplistic, incessant nature, it is not necessarily unprecedented in country. From the early 60’s into the mid 70’s, songs about semi-trucks and truck drivers were all the rage, with big names like Merle Haggard, Del Reeves, and Buck Owens getting in on the action.

Jul
29

The Raised Middle Finger: Why It Means More In Country

July 29, 2013 - By Trigger  //  Outlaw History  //  14 Comments

the image of the angry face and the raised middle finger has become an iconic symbol of defiance against the direction of country music. As indecent as a raised middle finger happens to be in the first place, and the propensity for some seedy country fans and artists to have it make an appearance in every single photo of them, it has come to mean more than its vulgar connotation in the fight to save country music.

May
26

Avett Brothers Helped Spark Roots Revival with “Emotionalism”

May 26, 2013 - By Trigger  //  Reviews  //  5 Comments

If you would’ve told The Avett Brothers back in 2007 when they released their album Emotionalism that in five years, the best-selling album in all of music would be from a roots band playing acoustic instruments and featuring emotional, singer/songwriter material, they’d probably call you crazy. But that is the power one album can have to launch a formidable music career…

May
12

Jayke Orvis & The Broken Band’s “Bless This Mess”

May 12, 2013 - By Trigger  //  Reviews  //  26 Comments

If you’re looking for an act that is still virtually unknown, one that is buried deep in the underground and that embodies the raw energy of the roots movement and not just a commercially-viable watered-down derivative, one whose active ingredient still works on even the most hardened of roots addicts, then Jayke Orvis and The Broken Band might be your drug.

Apr
19

Hellbound Glory Still Hungry After Kid Rock Tour

April 19, 2013 - By Trigger  //  Random Notes  //  14 Comments

Reno, Nevada’s Hellbound Glory has just come off two legs of arena shows opening for Kid Rock on his nationwide Rebel Soul tour, and are recovering now to get ready for their own tour in early summer. Saving Country Music talks with Hellbound front man Leroy Virgil about the tour, the potential for new music, and about the new single “The Feud.” Leroy releases an alternative version of the song through SCM.

Apr
5

“Rattleshack” Intertwines Country Music’s Roots

April 5, 2013 - By Trigger  //  Reviews  //  13 Comments

With all the junkets underground country bands have logged to and from Europe over the years, it was only a matter of time before the sprouts of the seeds they planted began to spring from the fertile Euro dirt. A fresh new crop of bands are joining some of Europe’s already established independent roots acts, and this includes the UK’s Rattleshack who’ve just released their debut, self-titled album.

Jan
17

Bob Wayne Recruits Red Simpson for Muddy Roots

January 17, 2013 - By Trigger  //  News  //  19 Comments

The annual Muddy Roots Festival held over Labor Day weekend announced their initial lineup last week (see below) and at the top of the list was the name of legendary Bakersfield Sound songwriter Red Simpson. In a strange turn of events, Bob Wayne found himself sitting in Red Simpson’s trailer at 6 AM, swapping songs and stories with a man he considered a hero.

Dec
31

Saving Country Music’s Best Live Performances of 2012

December 31, 2012 - By Trigger  //  Reviews  //  18 Comments

Where 2011 felt like a high water mark year for live performances and an average year for recorded projects, 2012 feels vice versa. When I look back on 2011, it seemed like there were moments I experienced that I will never top the rest of my life. 2012 is the year that some albums and songs were released that may never be topped. Still there were a quite a few memorable performances worth noting.

Dec
13

The Greatest Underground Country Albums of All Time

December 13, 2012 - By Trigger  //  Reviews  //  81 Comments

By request, here is my list of the greatest underground country albums of all time. The underground country movement started roughly in the mid 90’s on lower Broadway in Nashville that at the time was a run down part of town. Young musicians from around the country, some from punk backgrounds, came together from their mutual love of authentic country music.

Nov
27

Why Underground Country Music Is Dying (A Treatise)

November 27, 2012 - By Trigger  //  Random Notes  //  112 Comments

I have been struggling to write this article for almost two years, but have been putting it off because there’s some hard things to say, and I didn’t want to “talk down” a movement that was already trying to deal with pretty alarming trends. But I think that especially now, zooming out and trying to be honest and critical in a constructive way is important, because there is positively no doubt that underground country is dying.

Oct
11

Sarah Gayle Meech & “One Good Thing” Revitalize Honky Tonk

October 11, 2012 - By Trigger  //  Reviews  //  12 Comments

Lower Broadway in Nashville has a new songstress haunting the streets, and she’s a good one. If you want to know how to put out one badass independent/underground country album in Nashville, you could use One Good Thing as a template. With impeccable country taste and instincts, Sarah assembles 12 original and authentic honky-tonk hard country songs for your listening enjoyment.

Sep
30

Album Review – Shivering Denizens “Baker-Whiteley”

September 30, 2012 - By Trigger  //  Reviews  //  8 Comments

The Shivering Denizens and frontman Ron E. Banner epitomize gonzo-style West Coast country. Not as salacious as Bob Wayne & The Outlaw Carnies, and more solidly country than what the Supersuckers usually serve up during their “country” set, The Shivering Denizens are like Ken Kesey meets Merle Haggard.

Aug
28

Like Him or Not, Bob Wayne Has Arrived

August 28, 2012 - By Trigger  //  Random Notes  //  64 Comments

I bet when you saw Bob Wayne’s name in the title of this article, you had some sort of immediate emotional reaction, didn’t you? You either thought, “That foul mouthed punk, I can’t even stand to see his ugly face,” and you blame him for perpetuating a perversion of country music. Or you said “Hell yeah.” Like him or not, Bob Wayne has arrived. One way you can tell this is by the polarization that precedes his name.

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