Quotable Country – 05/03/15 Edition

Click the bullet after each quote to visit the source. There’s not anything in Willie’s life, I’m sure, that’s as important as writing a song. He plays golf and he plays poker and he plays pool and he does them good, but his mind’s not on them. His mind is on songs. Even when he’s not playing, he’s thinking about the guitar, and everything else is bullshit. ● --- Merle Haggard on Willie Nelson. He has this Buddha-like quality. One of the greatest things I learned from Willie Nelson is how … [Read more...]

May 2015 Show Calendar

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From our Northern California Concert Calendar, a listing of shows for the month ahead. If you have friends in the area, be sure to have them subscribe to receive our monthly roundups by email. 05/01/15 - Steve Earle & the Dukes w/ The Mastersons - Great American Music Hall - San Francisco, CA 05/01/15 - Billy Bob Thornton & The Boxmasters - Uptown Theatre - Napa, CA 05/01/15 - Della Mae - McNear's Mystic Theatre - Petaluma, CA 05/01/15 - Dustbowl Revival - SLO Brewing Company - San … [Read more...]

Support the Guy Clark Documentary Project

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In case you somehow missed the memo, the Kickstarter effort to send the Guy Clark documentary Without Getting Killed or Caught on its way to completion is well underway. The film and fundraiser are being headed up by estimable Guy Clark publicist/biographer/This One's For Him tribute album co-producer Tamara Saviano. There's some urgency to moving this along since Clark, who turned 73 last November, is reportedly not in the best of health. Ten days in, the Kickstarter campaign is already 180% … [Read more...]

Quotable Country – 04/26/15 Edition

Click the bullet after each quote to visit the source. Miss America, a woman who is never at any point referred to by her human name, says that Miss America promotes womanhood. This nameless person, known only by the title of a contest she won that involves wearing swimsuits, introduces Martina McBride. ● --- From a Nashville Scene recap of last Sunday's ACM Awards. I had to talk myself down from the ledge before I sang ‘Girl Crush,’ because I was thinking about Trisha [Yearwood]. Trisha … [Read more...]

Quotable Country – 04/19/15 Edition

Click the bullet after each quote to visit the source. I love Dierks, and I’ve known Kip for a long time as well. ● --- Ashley Monroe, unintentionally slighting Kip Moore. I carry all of my yesterdays into my co-writes. I carry my hometown, I carry everything bad that ever happened to me. So when I’m writing, I’m giving everything I have just like an entertainer would if he was performing for an audience. I’m not trying to be nobody but me. Even later in life, I’ve battled demons with … [Read more...]