Browsing articles tagged with " Ruby Jane"

Ruby Jane Releases New “Ticket Out” Song & Video

November 10, 2013 - By Trigger  //  Reviews  //  12 Comments

Not attached to an announcement of a new album or any other notable news, Ruby Jane has released a new single and a new video called “Ticket Out.” Written by Ruby, and produced by Mario Marchetti who’s worked with The Lumineers and some other notable names. “Ticket Out” evokes a Lumineers-esque vibe with a heavy, woody bass beat and hand claps, but is centered mostly around the chorus hook…


8 Positive Female Role Models in Music

August 27, 2013 - By Trigger  //  Reviews  //  66 Comments

Sex has been used to sell music almost since music became a commercial enterprise. From the shaking of Elvis’s hips, to Madonna’s “Sex” book, to Miley Cyrus doing all manner of gratuitous things with a foam finger. but in truth there’s plenty of positive female role models. From huge, internationally-known pop stars, to promising up-and-coming artists, positive female role models in music are out there.


Women At Forefront of Country Music Evolution

February 4, 2013 - By Trigger  //  Reviews  //  82 Comments

“Country must evolve” is the way it is sold to the country music public when pop and hip-hop influences are invited into the country music fold. What these folks fail to point out is that country has been trying to evolve for 30 some odd years right under their noses. Are you looking for true progress and evolution in country music? Look no further than this list of women.


“Go Ready” Bands in Country Music Right Now

April 23, 2012 - By Trigger  //  Reviews  //  59 Comments

Hollywood seems obsessed with finding talent among the masses with their silly reality show contests like American Idol and The Voice, when in reality there’s a boatload of talent just sitting there waiting to be discovered right under their surgically-crafted, cosmetically-sculptured noses. So here’s a list of some bands that are go ready, right now, no excuses.


XSXSW 5 Official Lineup Announcement

March 2, 2012 - By Trigger  //  News  //  30 Comments

Hillgrass Bluebilly Records, Muddy Roots Music, and, along with KVRX 91.7, The Real Deal KOOK 93.5, and Cracker Swamp Productions are excited to announce the complete lineup for XSXSW 5, or “Saving Muddy Hillgrass”, a two day event happening parallel with South by Southwest, the annual mid-March music festival in Austin, TX.


What 21 Artists Are Planning To Do In 2012

January 3, 2012 - By Trigger  //  News  //  17 Comments

I think at this point it is pretty much a forgone conclusion that in 2012 we’re all going to die of death. You know, that whole Mayan thing. But I thought just to be on the safe side, just in case we all don’t die, we’ll probably want to listen to some music, so wouldn’t it be cool to know what some of your favorite artists have planned for 2012.


Ruby Jane & Mom Held At Gunpoint / Gear Stolen

December 10, 2011 - By Trigger  //  News  //  53 Comments

In a very alarming story, fiddle phenom Ruby Jane and her mom JoBelle Smith were carjacked and held at gunpoint in Houston Thursday night (12-8-11) around midnight after a show at Dosey Doe. The man fled in their 2004 Chevy Trail Blazer, with all of Ruby Jane’s music gear. Below please find a list of the stolen instruments to be on the lookout for.


Saving Country Music’s Best Live Performances of 2011

December 5, 2011 - By Trigger  //  Reviews  //  41 Comments

When I sat down to name the top 10 live performances of 2011 as seen through my eyes, I didn’t know what a mess I was making for myself, and it wasn’t until then that I realized what a power packed year for live music it has been. My 10 stretched to 15 fast, and I’m still leaving many live acts out.


Muddy Roots + Hillgrass Bluebilly + SCM = XSXSW 5

November 22, 2011 - By Trigger  //  News  //  14 Comments

I am very excited to announce a unique partnership between Saving Country Music, Hillgrass Bluebilly Records & Entertainment, and Muddy Roots Music (The Muddy Roots Festivals) to bring together the 5th Annual XSXSW showcase, aka XSXSW 5, as part of the annual mid-March gathering of the tribes in Austin, TX known as South By Southwest.


Is ‘Country’ an Embarrassing Term for Top Tier Talent?

October 15, 2011 - By Trigger  //  Random Notes  //  40 Comments

Now that mainstream country music has been seen as just another version of pop music by so many people for so long, my concern is that talented musicians are being turned off by the mere mention of the term ‘country’, seeing it as a genre without gravitas, obsessed with money and image, making it even more likely for the one-in-a-million music talent to stay away.


“No Music Skills Required” Compounds Music Glut (ujam)

June 16, 2011 - By Trigger  //  Random Notes  //  47 Comments

We sit at the crossroads of the great technology paradigm. For all the music problems technology solved for artists and fans, it is now creating new ones, principally an astronomical glut in the sheer volume of music being produced, and then marketed specifically for commercial consumption on a global scale. The enjoyability of music depends on its place as a minority in the collective talents of human society.


Recap – South by Southwest 2011

March 21, 2011 - By Trigger  //  Reviews  //  24 Comments

South by Southwest last year was my first full on experience with the event that brings over 8,000 bands from all over the world to Austin for 5 days of musical mayhem, and it went great. With proper pacing and maybe a little luck, I got everything out of the experience I could ever want. 2011 was one of those experiences you hear many people talk about that is proceeded by “…and I will never go back.”


SXSW 2011 Preview – Master Schedule

March 16, 2011 - By Trigger  //  Random Notes  //  34 Comments

Despite my SXSW preview blogs being horrifically under-read, and misunderstood as boastful bragging pieces about what others can’t experience instead of creative ways to promote artists I may otherwise not be able to talk about, and despite Saving Country Music being eaten by Facebook, ripped in half by XXX, and the last vestiges of readers descending into pointless polarized rants about Hank III and Jamey Johnson…


SXSW 2011 Preview – Top Showcases

March 11, 2011 - By Trigger  //  Random Notes  //  22 Comments

For those that have never been to SXSW, the whole thing is broken down into showcases. A showcase can be put on by a record label, a booking agency, a publicity agency, a radio station, a blog, it doesn’t matter. And where doesn’t matter either. Wherever there is space in or near downtown Austin, there’s a band playing. Find yourself a space and make it happen!


Gwyneth Paltrow Signing A Celebration of Mediocrity

March 10, 2011 - By Trigger  //  Down with Pop Country  //  187 Comments

I am quite astonished with this in so many different ways I don’t even know where to start. Actually I do. How about with the fact that Gwyneth, across multiple platforms, including movie, radio, and performance, and from a critical and commercial standpoint, has already failed in country music. The movie “Country Strong”, which is the impetus for this whole country music career, was a colossal critical and commercial failure.


SXSW 2011 Preview – Top Artists To See

March 8, 2011 - By Trigger  //  Random Notes  //  42 Comments

Of course, not every one can be here, but I will be, and leading up to SXSW, I will be doing my best to get everyone ready for the big shindig, including everyone that cannot attend. As I prepare for it, cover it, and then wrap it up, I’ll do my best to encapsulate the experience for everyone, and through articles, pictures, videos, audio, and interviews, help you live the experience vicariously through me, and through osmosis hopefully turn you on to some great music.


Wayne Hancock on SCM LIVE / Ruby Jane on ACL

February 19, 2011 - By Trigger  //  Podcasting/Radio  //  20 Comments

That’s right folks, THIS SUNDAY, 2-20-2011, none other than Wayne “The Train” Hancock will be on Saving Country Music’s live streaming channel, aka SCM LIVE, for a streaming video concert, with his full touring band at 6 PM Central! This is a special edition of Jashie P’s Outlaw Radio, and it will be coming LIVE from Chicago, IL.


Super Bowl Illustrates Divisive Nature of American Music

February 7, 2011 - By Trigger  //  Random Notes  //  99 Comments

In the last decade or so, music has become a vital part of The Super Bowl presentation. The halftime show and National Anthem have always been a hoopla for the event, but with the addition of a pre-game concert, a rendition of “America, The Beautiful” and countless other opportunities to cross-market music to one of the biggest audiences television boasts all year…


Ruby Jane & Bob Schieffer Give Back for Christmas

December 24, 2010 - By Trigger  //  Random Notes  //  14 Comments

Yesterday I was sorting through all the amazing pictures on Ruby Jane’s new website, having my mind blown apart by all the big names that she has shared the stage with at one time or another (see some examples below) when lo and behold, a new video came down the pike from CBS News, featuring her sharing a stage with of all people, CBS’s main man in Washington, Bob Schieffer.


Ray Wylie Talks About Latest Album “A. Enlightenment”

December 19, 2010 - By Trigger  //  Reviews  //  7 Comments

In the first part of my interview with Texas songwriting legend Ray Wylie Hubbard, we talked about how he wasn’t proud of the end result of the movie Last Rites of Ransom Pride of which he co-wrote. In the second part we turned out attention to more positive things, namely his latest album A. Enlightenment B. Endarkenment (Hint: There is no C) that is up for Saving Country Music’s Album of the Year.

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