The lead singer and guitar player of The Reno Brothers, Rogier, is still in a very bad conditon after his injury. By now he cannot talk or move properly. Doctors say that no improvements, unfortunately, are coming, but it is not the final answer yet. Rogier is now in Revalidation Center in Utrecht. For those who want to send him a card, here is address
29 March 2009
We have got a warning about using downloads on Rockabilly Bash without permition of copyright companies. Even though bands were agreeing with it. So we have to make them only streaming now. We know that most of you liked this section the most, but it is cruel world and we, with all our wish to promote rockabilly music, can do nothing about it. Sorry about it.
28 March 2009
Mike Beebe tried his hand at being the state's rock 'n' roll governor Friday before signing a bill creating Arkansas' "Rock 'n' Roll Highway."
Beebe strummed an acoustic guitar and briefly sang with Arkansas rockabilly performers Billy Lee Riley and Sonny Burgess before signing the bill.
"We got a rock 'n' roll highway, baby," Beebe pronounced during a bill signing ceremony at the state...
27 March 2009
The gig of The Chop Tops at Mountain Charleys Los Gatos, California, on the 28th March is cancelled.
The club double booked the date and didn't let the band know until 2 days before the show.
If you had plans to go to see the band (before there Viva Las Vegas show) tonight in Modesto.
Again the band deeply apologizes: "It's really out of our...
26 March 2009
The first music video of Ruby Dee And The Snakehandlers from Miles From Home "Round and Round" is currently in post production. Directed by Kris Kristensen of Scotopia Pictures, the video is a first for the band, and should be ready to release very soon. The almost-final edit looks absolutely outstanding, and Seattle locals will recognize many friends from Hard Money Saints, Knut Bell, Heartbreak USA,...
24 March 2009
March is Women's History Month, so Jimmi Accardi's Rock & Roll Party will feature rockin' mamas and sweet female harmony groups every Monday in March from 2 to 4 pm Pacific Time at http://www.kvmr.org. Tune in live to hear Jimmi play all the great female artists. Come join the party, and give Jimmi a call at 530-265-9555 with your estrogenic requests.
23 March 2009
The show of rock'n'roll Swedish band The Go Getters at Speed Weekend (1 Funäsdalen, Sweden) on 28th March is cancelled. No particular reason, though the bands explains that it happened "due to promotor fuck up". They know better....
23 March 2009
English Celtic Rally (which will take place on 30th April till 3rd May) just announced their lineup for 2010: The Fabulous Lee Rocker (the bass player of The Stray Cats), Wanda Jackson (rockabilly queen from The 50's), Chas n Dave, Bjorn Again, Arson Roulette, Jack Rabbit Slim, Chris Watson, Slim Slip and the Sliders, Mike and The Rhythm Stars, Hicksville Bombers, Paul Ansell and many many...
22 March 2009
Be careful! Antivirus warning was showing a virus on the Rockabilly Hall website home page. Bob has been in touch with the server technicians, and they're working on it now, but it may take a while because there are so many pages.
The Country Music Hall Of Fame site was also recently infected, and had a virus. So we hope that not only those viruses will...
22 March 2009
The Home Office introduced new restrictions on international artists and academics visiting the UK for talks, temporary exhibitions, concerts or artists' residencies. Visitors now have to submit to a series of arduous and expensive proceedures to get their visa, and then more bureaucratic controls when they are in the UK. Already a series of concerts and residencies have been cancelled.
Read and sign the petition!
21 March 2009
Here is very sad news for rockabilly and rock 'n' roll fans everywhere. Rocky Velvet will disband after Saturday's show toningt (21 March) at the Midway Cafe in Boston, MA. They will still play some festivals, but regular gigs will stop. So if you want to see their whole two sets show, you still have a chance.
21 March 2009
Kim Lenz is releasing her first record in 10 years. She will be playing with her old band, the Jaguars, featuring Nick Curran on Guitar, at the first record release, taking place at Viva Las Vegas 12 on Sunday night (April 12). Also she will be doing some record release shows, with the Jaguars, in selective cities in the US and Europe in 2009....