For two days before the awards show transpired, performances took place at the stately Guesthouse at Graceland in Memphis showcasing some of the greatest up-and-coming and independent talent from country, roots, and rockabilly—or “Ameripolitan” as we call it in this instance.
Good music is entertaining. Great music changes lives. And on the front lines of life altering music experiences are the one man bands. Courageous, pioneering, persevering through obscurity and misunderstanding, one man bands might make up a majority of the music world’s boldness and creativity per capita. Here’s 16 of them from a wide swath of the roots world.
As anti-Nashville and neo-traditionalist music was finding support in a grassroots audience on MySpace, many new bands and artists were beginning to jump on this bandwagon. I had heard of some of these new bands before, but when I went onto this Section 08 MySpace site, that is when it dawned on me, that there was massive movement of music brewing that had not been there a few years before.
On Outlaw Radio tonight (Tuesday), Jashie P will be featuring the greatness of the one man band. A lot of you might know about people like Hasil Adkins from Boone County, really the father of the country/rock/punk one man bands. Then there’s Scott H. Biram from Texas, and Hank III’s old bass player Joe Buck, […]
It is said that in this world of ours 1% of people are actually pushing the cart, and the rest are just riding in the back. Well Darren of Montana Section 08 Productions is one of that 1%. This guy is a promoter up in Montana, but in truth he’s done so much more for […]
For those of you that haven’t seen this yet, there is a new documentary coming out in the Fall of 2008 on the great HASIL ADKINS with commentary from Hank III and Joe Buck. To see the movie’s MySpace page click here, and thanks to CuzN Wildweed for working his ass off trying to spread […]