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03 October 2009
Sam Carr was exposed to the blues at a very young age. His father was blues great, Robert Lee McCollum who performed under the names Robert Lee McCoy and Robert Nighthawk.
As a child, Carr would dance in front of the stage during his dad’s breaks. By the time he was a teenager, he was filling in on bass once in...
29 September 2009
The line up of Screamin' Weekender (which will take place on 25-31 of May, 2010 in Barcelona) is announced!
So here the luckiest bands/artists, who got chance to perform in hot Spain next year: Sleepy LaBeef, The Comets, The Bobbettes, Nick Curran, The Barnshakers, Kim Lenz and Her Jaguars, Maibell and The Misfires, Little Rachel, The Modern Sound, The Slapbacks, T-Bird Gang, The Mighty Atoms,...
25 September 2009
During the European tour, the bass player and vocalist, Eric Soules, from American rock'n'roll band - Al and The Black Cats - decided he doesn't want to tour and play rock'n'roll any more.
So early in the morning he left the band behind, took a train to Brussels and caught a plane back to United States.
After a lot of thoughts and...
20 September 2009
In August, one-half of The Honeybees vocalduo has "flown the hive" and relocated to the much sunnier and warmer stateof Florida.
Rachel Decker has been with the Beez since 2003, and hersinging, songwriting and special presence both on stage and off stage hasplayed a vital role in bringing the band to where they are today.
While Rachel will continue doing...
20 September 2009
Crazy Joe will be hitting Vegas to play the Rockabilly Rave USA this coming October with the Crazy Joe Trio consisting of Chris “Sugarballs” Sprague on drums and Deke Dickerson on bass!
Last year at Rockabilly Rave the same band, only with Jimmy Sutton on bass, was backing up Deke Dickerson. With small difference... Now "Crazy Joe is in charge and will be giving...
20 September 2009
Mysterious and shrewd, Colonel Tom Parker revolutionized the business of promotion and management while guiding the careers of Eddy Arnold, Elvis Presley, and others.
Marking the hundredth birth anniversary of the late music industry legend, the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum will pay tribute to Parker in a spotlight exhibit featuring personal photos, correspondence, documents, apparel, a scrapbook, and other artifacts from...
16 September 2009
John Orvia "Tennessee" Smith, a member of the Sunshine Boys Quartet (where he played fiddle and sang tenor) and the TV Wranglers, died on September 2, 2009, in Griffin. He was 91 years old and is survided by his wife and many children.
The Sunshine Boys recorded several sides for Decca. The quartet specialized in country and gospel music. The band performed live for...
13 September 2009
The drummer Scotty and bass player Lee from the English band the Mojokings have decided to call it a day. The band has played together all over the Europe and year ago release their debut album.
The vocalist Paul Scoulding has decided to carry on with the Mojokings: "As a songwriter/performer I still have a whole lot more to offer. I have put far too...
12 September 2009
The Wild Records have pressed only 250 copys of California rock'n'roll singer, Lil' Gizzelle's "Baby Please Don't Go" 45 in purple vinyl.
The black vinyl copys are sold out (the last one of this was sold on ebay for $95.00) and will never repress this 45 rpm again.
06 September 2009
The tough, challenging life of country music superstar Johnny Cash and his legacy of powerful song hits come together in a brand-new show starring electrifying Australian rock identity Tex Perkins.
Written by Australian theatrical producer Jim McPherson, who confesses to a 40-year fascination with the wildly unpredictable star, THE MAN IN BLACK is two hours of Cash’s magnificent music interwoven with the story of his...
03 September 2009
The LA country/rock'n'roll singer Karling Abbeygate was coming to Europe in August for a one-month tour with Dutch rockabilly artist RJ.
After two week of successful performances in the Netherlands, Germany and Belgium with Russian band Neva River Rockets, she got sad news concerning her family in England. So the rest of the tour was cancelled.
We all empathise with her and...
02 September 2009
"Million Dollar Quartet" — the musical based on the legendary impromptu 1956 Sun Records recording session in Memphis that included Johnny Cash, Elvis Presley, Carl Perkins and Jerry Lee Lewis — is headed to Broadway.
Directed by Eric Schaeffer, with book by Colin Escott and Floyd Mutrux, the show opened at the Goodman Theatre in October 2008, before moving last November to its current home...
30 August 2009
Hailing from Dublin, Ireland Imelda May is bringing rockabilly music back to mainstream with her captivating style and voice which she will be showing off live as her first ever US tour kicks off in Chicago, IL at Martyr’s on September 8th.
After her first year of art college Imelda came to the realization that she would rather sing for a living than continue...
29 August 2009
After 7 years playing together and 20 years of friendship Henrik Fontana has left the band. He left his home country and moved to Phillipines, trying to find better conditions.
"Henrik Fontana will be always a Texabilly Rocket like us... now just waiting for a holiday time to visit and join us in a couple of songs somewhere in a gig!" - Texabilly Rockets
25 August 2009
Twins Gunnar and Matthew Nelson will be trying out a different genre of music during their performance at the Clovis Music Festival in September.
Gunnar Nelson said he and his brother will be performing a rockabilly show called Ricky Nelson Remembered in memory of their father who died in an airplane crash 25 years ago.
Nelson said he and his brother have a different...
21 August 2009
Marshall Lytle: "I really hope that you will look at this and NOT have to choose any loyalties to any of us. At the end of December I will be leaving The Comets, after 20+ years, it is time to just move on. Joe and Dick will continue on as the Comets with my best wishes.
My new book "Still Rockin' Around The Clock"...
19 August 2009
The Academy of Western Artists Awards promotes and preserves Cowboy Heritage in order to keep the cowboy spirit alive.
The 14th Annual Academy of Western Artists "Will Rogers Awards" will be presented September 22, 2009, 7:30 PM at the Granville Theater, Garland, Texas.
In the category "Media Awards" Bear Family Records will be awarded a price for "best record label".
18 August 2009
The drummer of Rockabilly band from LA, Nick, will be moving on to take care of personal, family and health issues.
"We will really miss him. When he joined the band he really helped glue it all together through difficult times and became one of our closest friends. Nick was always fun to be around and what do you say we are upset but...
18 August 2009
Catch That Rockabilly Fever: Personal Stories of Life on the Road and in the Studio will be available for sale in Fall 2009, way ahead of schedule.
Catch That Rockabilly Fever by Sheree Homer is a candid account of life on the road and in the studio with '50s legends and today's talent. These are personal stories told by the artists themselves. It's a...
16 August 2009
Guitarist and inventor Les Paul passed away on Thursday, August 13, at a hospital in White Plains, N.Y., after about of severe pneumonia. He was 94.
He was a pioneer in the development of the solid-body electric guitar which "made the sound of rock and roll possible. "He is credited with many recording innovations, including overdubbing (also known as sound on sound),delay effects such as...