A new biopic film about one of country music’s most interesting, iconic, influential, and troubled acts is being developed. Real life best friends Ethan Hawke and Alessandro Nivola are teaming up to play Charlie and Ira Louvin, known collectively as The Louvin Brothers, in a film adaptation of Charlie Louvin’s famous account, “Satan Is Real.”
Today is the released date of Long Gone Daddy, an album Curb Records is releasing that contains outtakes from early in Hank Williams III’s career when he was under contract with the label. Most of the material on the album has been released previously. according to a press release released today by Allcorn, he had no more consent from Curb to release his song “This Ain’t Montgomery” than Hank3 did.
Well here it is, the end of December. The last few moments of 2011 are counting down, and yet completely unbeknown to us, right under our noses, one of the most expansive, imaginative, engaging, and inspiring projects all year is finally coming into full bloom. It is called Year of the Horse by the Cold Spring, KY-based Kentucky Struts.
The greatest element of this film is that it captures with great wisdom that Charlie Louvin’s life was a victory. The epitaph that it conveys with a bold starkness is simply “He won.” The moral of the story is that victory is within anyone’s reach. That is the everlasting message to go with Charlie Louvin’s everlasting influence on American music.
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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.
I’m going to have a lot to say about this record, but the upshot is that its damn good. It is an improvement from Hank III’s last offering Damn Right, Rebel Proud. It may not be his best album, or the album of the year, but considering all the different factors Hank had to juggle […]
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Like I reported a couple of days ago, Hank III’s new album Rebel Within is going to be released on May 25th, 2010. We now have the track list and cover art (see below), and you can pre-order either the CD, or LP+CD set. Fans are being asked to pre-order Rebel Within for a number […]
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, […]
Xmas is nigh upon us people, and for that certain special hellibilly or hellbetty I have a few suggestions if you’re short on ideas. First you can always check out 3bay for the latest in III gear and Reinstate Hank merch. There is also issue #1 of Metal Farm Magazine, JD Wilkes’ & Blake Judd’s […]
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 […]
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First Off: I was going to write a proper roasting of this year’s CMA’s, but the Hank III Coalition did such a proper job, there’s not much more that can be said. IBWIP has a new podcast up, with interviews with Blake Judd and Keith Neltner from the Metal Farm release party in Cinci! Gotta […]
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, […]
First off, everyone should go and check out Cathy’s Blog about how you can print off an official copy of the Reinstate Hank petition to sign. Thanks to Johnny Wright Jr. for doing a lot of the work on this, and also Blake Judd & Keith Neltner. I’m gonna get that on savingcountrymusic.com as soon […]
Above is a piece of poster art done by none other than Keith Neltner , Hank III’s poster and album cover artist, and member of the Metal Farm Magazine staff. I don’t know a whole lot about the Avett Bros., except they’re from the Carolinas, and there seems to be a lot of fans of […]
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, […]
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Well shit. For all my long-winded musings about why the LP vinyl version of Damn Right, Rebel Proud will not be released online in my last blog, I got an email alert from Amazon today, telling me of a new Hank III product, and lo and behold, it is the LP. In other words, you […]
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 […]