In September of 2012, Blake Judd of JuddFilms brought a camera crew to the famous Cash Cabin Studio in Hendersonville, TN to shoot a pilot episode for a television series that has never been aired. The idea was to take well-known established artists, worthy undiscovered musicians and songwriters, and stick them all in Johnny Cash’s legendary cabin with an open bar, and set the camera’s rolling.
When populating a list of the most polarizing personalities in the greater country music world, right near the top would be Eric Church, who has made a career of not shying away from controversy, but careening straight into it, and Shooter Jennings, the son of Waylon whose unusual approach both on and off the stage has won him devout followers and fierce critics.
“Songs About Trucks” performed by Wade Bowen and written by hot songwriting commodities Brandy Clark and Shane McAnally has become one of 2013’s big anti-hits with its off message take on truck songs and their daisy chains of clichÃ©s. It is only appropriate that Bowen’s anti-hit should be accompanied by an anti-video.
Following this success and attention to video, many independent artists are making video a bigger priority. And not just one video, but multiple videos, “serial” video releases if you will, of both viral and more conceptualized varieties, to keep their music in the forefront of fan’s minds over a longer period than just an album’s initial release.
The Muddy Roots Festival in Cookeville, TN this upcoming September 3rd & 4th is just over two months away, and in preparation they are ramping up plans to have a full-on documentary of the event created by Judd Films. To help fund the film, Jason at Muddy Roots has set up a Kickstarter campaign…
Judd Films and Neltner Creative have just launched the website louvinfilm.com in support of the upcoming documentary Charlie Louvin / Still Rattlin’ The Devil’s Cage, now targeted for a July 15th release date. In breathtaking cinematic quality, the film covers the final concert, and final days of the Country Music Hall of Famer, and interviews with notables such as Marty Stuart, George Jones, John McCrea of Cake, and Emmylou Harris.
The buzz going into 2011’s Muddy Roots Festival is that this is going to be “the one” event that marks a major shift in the interest, support, and unity in underground roots. It is only appropriate then that Judd Films will be there to document it…One of the performers Judd Films will be there to capture will be 90-year-old Country Music Hall of Famer Don Maddox.
It is not easy to capture the live energy a live band is known for in a recording, but To The Wind And On To Heaven does. I really wouldn’t characterize this project as “produced” or “slick” or “polished.” It is simply honest and fearless. And it is accessible. Listen, I know Th’ Legendary Shack Shakers or Those Poor Bastards are not for everyone, but when you hear Sunday Valley, you think, “Now THIS is what they should be playing on 98.1.”
Joe Buck is the nexus of where punk and country meet. Former bass player for Hank III, former everything for Th’ Legendary Shack Shakers, Joe Buck is now a one man wrecking crew, hell bent on pounding and screaming his message of a world gone mad to the masses. After years of touring and putting out low-fi homespun projects ripped in the back of his motorhome, Joe Buck hooked up with legendary producer Jack Endino to record his first serious project, Piss & Vinegar.
I’m happy to announce that Charlie Louvin: Still Rattling The Devil’s Cage, a film project by Blake Judd and Keith Neltner has been fully funded through Kickstarter. The project was put together to develop a DVD whose proceeds will go to Charlie Louvin and his mounting medical bills associated with his ongoing battle with pancreatic cancer.
Charlie is in the fight of his life with medical bills mounting, and that is why Judd Films has put together a creative way to preserve this historic anniversary concert, while helping out Charlie. With help from Keith Neltner, Judd Films has started a Kickstarter account to help with the hard production costs to get a DVD made of the concert, that will later be sold with all the proceeds going back to Charlie.
As first reported here, the Music City Madman Joe Buck, the former guitarist for Th’ Legendary Shack Shakers and bassist for Hank III has signed with Century Media Records, and will be releasing his first official solo album through them. Well now I can report that the album will be called Demon in my Head […]
The dirty ol’ one man band from Texas, Scott H. Biram has just released a new video for the single “Still Drunk, Still Crazy, Still Blue” off his latest release Something’s Wrong/Lost Forever. CLICK HERE TO SEE THE VIDEO. It was put together by Blake Judd of Judd Films, Todd Tue of Milk Products Media, […]
Bob Wayne Now Available Online !!! Bob Wayne and the Outlaw Carnies who got kudos in my last blog for their album Driven By Demons being one of the top albums of the year are now available online! You can find his music on iTunes, or CD Baby , or on bobwayne.org This first two […]
I would guarantee right now that Hank Williams will be reinstated into the Grand Ole Opry in 2009, but I’ve learned over time not to underestimate the colossal stupidity under which the money men who have hijacked the Mother Church operate. What I can guarantee you is that in 2009, Reinstate Hank is going to […]
Free Hank III supporter and all around good guy Big ‘G’ of the Texas Roadshow has landed a big fish, as none other than Hank Williams III will be LIVE tonight on Revolution FM, which you can listen to online by clicking that link. The interview will air at midnight CST, and I don’t want […]
The Crazy Bitch Night girls at a recent Hank III show at Layla’s Bluegrass Inn in Trashville: Hank III singing and Tonya Watts pole dancing. Doesn’t get any better than this. If you’re into REAL country music, and hot women, WITH TALENT !!! Then you should swing by myspace.com/crazybitchnight and check that out. Lots of […]
The long suffering, soulful, beautiful South: You might have noticed that I have avoided all this political stuff like a pop country compilation on the record store shelf. There a few reasons for this, mainly that I got all kinds of people who read here and I don’t want to offend anybody: Rebels, Yanks, Hippies, […]
Yesterday, Hank III played another show at Layla’s Bluegrass Inn in Trashville, TN. Just as a disclaimer, I dropped a big hint that this would happen in my last blog, but because it wouldn’t behoove anybody if the word got out so much that Layla’s was shut down by the Po Po or the Fire […]
Freehank3.org had correspondents crawling all over the place at the Metal Farm Release Party this last Saturday in Cincinnati, Ohio. Cathy’s Reinstate Hank Bandwagon and her Hubby Wayne, Donnie Cash from the Hank III Coalition, and the very lovely Sugar were there shaking it at Shake It Records. If you want to see some pics, […]
Judd Films and Neltner Creative make up what you could call Hank III’s Creative Department. If you don’t know about them, you should check them out. Judd Films: This is Blake Judd and Keith Neltner hanging out on the stage of the Opry mother church. Judd films from Kentucky is a huge supporter of Hank […]