Browsing articles tagged with " Wayne Hancock"

The 2015 Ameripolitan Music Awards in Pictures

February 20, 2015 - By Trigger  //  Reviews  //  3 Comments

Tuesday, February 17th, 2015 was the time, and the beautiful Paramount Theatre in downtown Austin was the place for the 2nd Annual Ameripolitan Music Awards. Socialites and artists from all over the United States, and a few from foreign lands made their way to the Texas capitol for the festivities.


Song Review – Jamey Johnson’s “You Can”

February 13, 2015 - By Trigger  //  Reviews  //  29 Comments

Written by Johnson and Dan Couch somewhere around 2004 or 2005, “You Can” was kept on the sidelines as Jamey’s major releases The Dollar, That Lonesome Song, and The Guitar Song came out, never making the final cut. But now that Johnson is out from under the thumb of the industry, if he wants to randomly release a single on a cold day in February, he can. Whether it suits his best interests or not.


Joey Allcorn’s Got “Nothing Left To Prove”

December 23, 2014 - By Trigger  //  Reviews  //  16 Comments

If you find yourself uttering, “Man, I wish Hank3 would release something new like those first three records,” trust me, you’re not alone. A lot of the neo-traditionalist artists of the late 90’s to mid 2000’s stayed around just long enough to wet our appetites for that by-gone sound only to leave us in the lurch and looking for our next fix of that old, potent stuff.


10 Country Songs Criticizing The Police State

August 18, 2014 - By Trigger  //  Reviews  //  25 Comments

Every day tens of thousands of people put on the police uniform and put their lives on the line to protect and serve the citizens of the United States. But others step over bounds, grow power hungry in their positions, and some communities have dealt with corruption and brutality in policing for decades to where over the years it has become an eternal theme in American music.


“Inside of You” From Petunia & The Vipers

July 20, 2014 - By Trigger  //  Reviews  //  12 Comments

From the dark, weary, poetic side of the roots world, where lost souls born into the wrong time period go to dwell and dispel their misery in song, comes Petunia & The Vipers—a complexly influenced country and roots band with a mutable sound whose only constant is a call back to the earliest times of popular music when people like Woody Guthrie and Django Reinheardt …


Dex Romweber’s Influence Lingers on “Images 13″

June 22, 2014 - By Trigger  //  Reviews  //  3 Comments

All the silly talk about who was first and who ripped off who is mute when you bury your nose in the music catalog of the prototype of that predatory, aggressive, two-piece sound that blends blues, rockabilly, rock, country, surf, and a cavalcade of other obscure influences into the wild-eye concoction Dex Romweber has been throwing down for going on 30 years.


Wayne Hancock Involved in Major Motorcycle Accident – Updated

April 29, 2014 - By Trigger  //  News  //  15 Comments

The King of Juke Joint Swing, Wayne “The Train” Hancock, was involved in a major motorcycle accident on Saturday, April 26th, and is recovering in a hospital Intensive Care Unit. The performer and songwriter suffered a collapsed lung and a fractured elbow in the accident, and fears of catching pneumonia from the compromised respiratory condition have doctors taking every precaution.


Up-And-Comer Eric Church Excited to Play Austin City Limits

March 18, 2014 - By Trigger  //  News  //  51 Comments

Austin City Limits has slated a scrappy young country music artist to appear during their latest season. Though you may have never heard of him, all that might change after he makes his Austin City Limits debut. His name is Eric Church, and despite only winning the Country Music Association and Academy of Country Music awards for Album of the Year once….


The 2014 Ameripolitan Music Awards in Pictures

February 19, 2014 - By Trigger  //  Random Notes  //  11 Comments

Tuesday, February 18th was the inaugural Ameripolitan Music Awards at the Wyndham Garden Hotel in Austin, TX. To see a complete list of winners, a play by play account of the night, and more pictures, please check out the 2014 Ameripolitan Awards LIVE Blog. Here are some photographs of the night from photographer C. C. Ekström of the excellent website Almost Out Of Gas.


2014 Ameripolitan Awards LIVE Blog

February 18, 2014 - By Trigger  //  Random Notes  //  37 Comments

Welcome to Saving Country Music’s LIVE blog of the inaugural Ameripolitan Awards transpiring at the Wyndham Garden Hotel and Woodward Conference Center in Austin, TX! I’ll be feverishly working to bring you photos and keep you up-to-date on winners, and do my best to put you in the spirit of the moment with the idea that music is best when it’s shared.


10 Badass Hank3 Moments

February 2, 2014 - By Trigger  //  Random Notes  //  52 Comments

The grandson of Hank Williams and the son of Hank Jr. falls in line with the other country artists covered in Saving Country Music “10 Badass Moments” series by being a rough and tumble character both on and off the stage, but also in showing great character by giving back and using his famous name for good. Here’s 10 Badass Moments from Shelton Hank Williams III, or Hank3.


Five Feet From Stardom: The Story of Zach Sweeney

October 5, 2013 - By Trigger  //  Reviews  //  14 Comments

The fate of the sideman in music is one of always playing second fiddle to the big star. But one of the things we love about the other players in a country band is they generally don’t care. Though many times they do an equal share, if not the majority of the heavy lifting for the music, they’re just fine blending into the background.


12 Songs That Helped Create The Country Music Underground

September 11, 2013 - By Trigger  //  Reviews  //  31 Comments

The underground country movement initially formed around the mid 90’s not because somebody launched a website or a record label. It wasn’t because of a festival or because someone came up with a special name for a new genre. It came from the songs artists were writing, recording, and performing; songs that spoke very deep to the hearts of hungry listeners.


Danny Kay & The Nighlifers Are “Crazy Lonesome Blue”

September 7, 2013 - By Trigger  //  Reviews  //  12 Comments

Crazy Lonesome Blue comes at you with no frills, offering up a bevy of original songs, a few covers and traditionals, and an all-star cast comprising the Nightlifer’s lineup. It’d take a DNA test to convince me that Danny Kay isn’t a cousin of Lucky Tubb in the way his lonesome drawl with a rounded cadence really pulls the emotion out of the words to a song while pulling the listener’s ear right in.


Want to Meet Shooter Jennings? That Will Be $85.

July 9, 2013 - By Trigger  //  Random Notes  //  187 Comments

Announced a few days ago, “VIP meet & greet packages” are being offered at many of Shooter’s upcoming appearances, including at the Muddy Roots Festival this late August. What do you get for your $85? A T-shirt, a tote bag, 5 guitar picks (that all grand total will cost Shooter less than $12-$15 wholesale), and this is my favorite one, an “Invitation to pre-show private shopping experience.”


Country Music Heroes Who Served The Country

May 27, 2013 - By Trigger  //  Outlaw History  //  42 Comments

Country music loves to pride itself in supporting the troops and the cause of the military more than any other genre. Though some of it may be bravado meant more for marketing, there are many legends in the country music ranks that served their country as young men. Here’s a list of country heroes who served the county.


Album Review- Wayne Hancock’s “Ride”

February 28, 2013 - By Trigger  //  Reviews  //  13 Comments

Wayne Hancock has more handles than a chester drawers: The Train, The King Of Juke Joint Swing, The Father of Underground Country, The Viper of Melody. He deserves every single one of them, yet none of them nor all of them combined seem to do justice to the enjoyment and influence his music has dispensed over the years.


The Music That Paved The Way For Mumford & Sons

February 19, 2013 - By Trigger  //  Reviews  //  49 Comments

Many of the bold changes in the direction of popular music begin with artists that are too fey, too polarizing to become popular themselves. So it takes others who understand how to soften music with sensibilities to make it accessible to the masses, and hopefully, if time is on their side, transect the popularity timeline, resulting in superstardom.


Jimbo Mathus, The Tri-State Coalition, & The White Buffalo

January 26, 2013 - By Trigger  //  Reviews  //  4 Comments

White Buffalo is a journey through the South. And no, not in Jason Aldean’s king cab with air conditioning and buckets seats, but in an old beater with panty hose and coat hangers procured for spare parts. With song titles like “Hatchie Bottom” and “Fake Hex,” you know you’re in for an interesting trip, and you’re glad to have a local as your guide.


Album Review – Daniel Romano “Come Cry With Me”

January 22, 2013 - By Trigger  //  Reviews  //  31 Comments

Daniel Romano is not a neo-traditionalist in the traditional sense. He’s not trying to regale the modern ear with a new take on the classic country sound. Instead Daniel Romano is like the method actor of classic country, carving his niche by offering a strict interpretation of classic country’s modes with striking accuracy. It’s not a retro sound, it is a strict, methodical re-enactment.

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