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Music review: Hank Williams III is stirring things up again

October 22, 2008

Original Link “Damn Right Rebel Proud” (Sidewalk Records) Hank Williams III would have you believe he’s just another redneck, hiding out in east Tennessee with a pistol, a case of beer and a bad attitude. He may be, but he’s an artist, too. A natural-born storyteller – like his father, his grandfather and presumably every […]

Dreamtime Podcast: Episode 48 – That Fateful Day: The Lost Songs of Hank Williams

January 10, 2008

ENTIRE BLOG POST HERE: Direct link to mp3. Subscribe to the Dreamtime podcast Sometime in 2008, we should see a CD collection of new Hank Williams songs – or at least songs started by Williams before his death on that fateful New Years’ Day in 1953 – a compilation produced by Bob Dylan and […]

Early Member of Hank Williams’ Drifting Cowboys Dead at 79

December 19, 2007 James Ervin “Jimmy” Porter, one of the first members of Hank Williams’ Drifting Cowboys band, died Saturday (Dec. 15) at his home in Hoover, Ala. He was 79. In his self-published autobiography, My Life as a Musician, he tells of learning to play the electric steel guitar when he was 12 and joining Williams’ […]

Jack White, Bob Dylan Rework Hank Williams Lyrics

November 17, 2007 If Steppin’ in It bassist Dominic Suchyta is to be believed, he’s right in the middle of quite a bit of music history. Speaking with Paste Magazine, Suchyta explained that that Mr. Bob Dylan is spearheading an initiative to set some of country legend Hank Williams‘ “lost” lyrics to music. (By “lost” he means […]

PODCAST: It Burns When I Pee Episode #0006 “Hank Williams Sr. Special” with Beth Birtley

September 18, 2007

These guys just get better with each episode. This week’s episode is the best yet with a tribute to Hank Williams Sr. I can’t wait to see what they come up with next! I know one thing certain – it’ll either be a favorite of mine or one that will become one….Thanks goes out to Blake […]

CONTEST: Win a copy of Lucinda Williams’ Little Honey

October 16, 2008

Thanks to the good folks at Big Honcho Media and Lost Highway, TCB has FIVE copies of Lucinda’s latest album Little Honey to giveaway to five lucky TCB readers. You may enter once a day by clicking “here” from now until midnight on October 31st, 2008. Lucinda Williams has always been adept at painting landscapes […]

Happy Birthday Hank

September 18, 2007

We’re celebrating the birthday of the legendary Hank Williams Sr. today here at TCB. His music has proven itself time and time again to be timeless and universal. In fact take a listen to this Norwegian version of Cold, Cold Heart by the band Hanksalot while reading Annie’s review of “Hank Williams’ Alone with his […]

In Love with Hank

May 18, 2007

This is to be a five part series, hosted by Steve Earle – you can listen to segement #1 from the link below In Love With Hank Thursdays from 17 May 2300-2330  Listen again Dead at the age of 29, Hank Williams Snr. nonetheless managed to create such a body of work that he is now seen […]

(AUDIO) Rosanne Cash to release The List on October 6 2009

September 3, 2009

Acclaimed singer-songwriter Rosanne Cash will release her 12th studio album, entitled The List, on Manhattan Records on October 6th, 2009. This stunning work features Cash’s contemporary interpretations of 12 classic songs culled from a list of essential country tunes that her legendary father Johnny gave her in 1973, and filtered through her own unique, sophisticated […]

Audio Streams: Modern Sounds in Country and Western Music Available June 2

May 20, 2009

Audio Stream for “You Are My Sunshine”: Quick Time  WMV Audio Stream for “You Don’t Know Me”:   Quick Time WMV   Purchase link Although it may have shocked some people at the time, Ray Charles’ fascination with country and western music was anything but an overnight development. As a child in Florida, he’d listened to […]