Sugar Darlin’ by The Muckrakes. “Love is a rollercoaster, let’s take it for a ride”. The band will be playing in Newport News, VA tonight at 9PM.
Looks like June Carter Cash’s Grand-daughter, Chelsea Crowell, is selling some of her legendary grandmother’s clothing that she inherited to fund her new album.
This song is covered by The Muckrakes it’s called “Jealous Kind” written by Chris Knight.
TRAILER PARK LOVE STORY by THE MUCKRAKES
I wrote this song long before I started playing with The Muckrakes. It’s going to appear on our upcoming CD, Grandiphonia.
Pigeonholing South-East VA, fitting The Muckrakes into any one genre is a difficult task because they meld so many vibrant instruments into a heady mash uniquely all their own.
Their music can shift to sometimes quiet and reflective, sometimes foot stomping and rambunctious, sometimes pure and innocent, and sometimes dark and moody. This is a rock band with bluegrass guts, ragtime legs, folk sensibilities and a dash of the blues for good measure.
Together, the group has found the right combination of sweet and sinister, of power and weakness, of new and old and is here to help make the celebration of life a little more rowdy.
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MAN OF CONSTANT SORROW by THE SOGGY BOTTOM BOYS (Oh Brother Where Art Thou Soundtrack)
Man of Constant Sorrow is a traditional American folk song first recorded by Dick Burnett, a partially blind fiddler from Kentucky. The song was originally recorded by Burnett as “Farewell Song” printed in a Richard Burnett songbook, c. 1913. An early version was recorded by Emry Arthur in 1928. The song was made popular by Dr. Ralph Stanley in the 1930’s.
It has been covered countless times by many musicians but the best known version of the song was covered by recorded by Dan Tyminski, Harley Allen, and Pat Enright. It was a hit in the movie for The Soggy Bottom Boys and later became a hit single in real life. It received a CMA for “Single of the Year” and a Grammy for “Best Country Collaboration with Vocals” and it peaked at #35 on Billboard’s Hot Country Songs chart. Dan Tyminski performes this song at the Crossroads Guitar Festival with Ron Block and live with Alison Krauss. The version used in the film is closest in lyrics and singing style to Ralph Stanley’s.
I MUST have this black velvet painting of Kenny Rogers to add to my black velvet painting collection (yes, I collect black velvet paintings).
Bought this Ibanez mandolin today…sounds darn good too.
SEX BEAT by THE GUN CLUB
The Gun Club was an American punk blues band from Los Angeles, California that existed from 1980 to 1996. Led by flamboyant singer and guitarist Jeffrey Lee Pierce, The Gun Club merged the contemporary genre of punk rock with the more traditional genres of blues, rock-a-billy and country music.
Along with X, The Flesh Eaters and The Blasters, they helped set the tone of the Hollywood rock scene of the 1980s and are cited as a “tribal psychobilly blues” band.
Being among the first bands to combine punk and blues, The Gun Club has had a lasting influence on many artists. They were probably the most important influence on what is now known as “alt-country”.
The one & only, UNKNOWN HINSON
POLLY URETHANE by UNKNOWN HINSON
Unknown Hinson, is a comedic country musician, songwriter, and voice actor on the Adult Swim cartoon Squidbillies.
Unknown Hinson, dressed in his signature rodeo tailor coat and black ribbon necktie, is a dark parody of the country western stars from the early/mid 20th century. With his glued on sideburns, blacked out front teeth, and dark hair slicked back to reveal a prominent widows peak, he has been referred to as the “hillbilly vampire.”
The self-proclaimed “king of country-western troubadours” speaks and sings with an authentic southern drawl, commonly pronouncing words like woman “womern,” and window “winder.” Hinson’s personality is that of a hell-raising and hard-drinking country western singer with a preference for “party liquor,” sexy womerns, and fine guitars.
Unknown Hinson writes his own music, performs live, and produces all of his own recordings. His music often parodies the dark elements of today’s country and redneck culture. Unknown Hinson’s album “Target Practice” was never made available in music stores in the US; it can be found on his official website.
His 2002 album “Rock n Roll Is Straight From Hell” is now out of print and difficult to find. In early 2009, Hinson’s ‘Torture Town’ won in The 8th Annual Independent Music Awards and Vox Pop vote for Best Alternative Country Song “Torture Town”. He is also notable for his unique voice, his blacked-out teeth and rebel yell.
MAN TO MAN by UNKNOWN HINSON
Unknown Hinson was an only child, named after his father “says right there on my birth certificate—Mama: Miss Hinson. Daddy: Unknown.” and raised by his mother, who gave him his first guitar. After his mother’s mysterious disappearance, Unknown ran off and joined the circus as part of the sideshow, where he learned how to lift 50-pound weights with his tongue, among various other skills.
Later, Hinson was imprisoned for 30 years, convicted of various trumped-up charges, including three counts of murder, 19 paternity suits, vampirism and random grave-robbing offenses. He was released in 1993 to reclaim his long-denied musical legacy.
As a live performer, Unknown Hinson has been known to tour for months at a time. After his shows, he takes the time to meet as many of his fans as want to stay, and graciously takes pictures, signs shirts, posters, CDs, and body parts. He has shared the stage with many notable rockabilly, country, and psychobilly acts such as The Reverend Horton Heat, Marty Stuart, and Hank III.
He has a strong cult following and many high-profile fans, including Ed King of Lynyrd Skynyrd, Waylon Reavis of Mushroomhead, Billy Bob Thornton, and Matt Groening. Hank III, grandson of Hank Williams, has Unknown’s face tattooed on his biceps.
Unknown Hinson writes his own music, performs live, and produces all of his own recordings. His music often parodies the dark elements of today’s country and redneck culture. Unknown Hinson’s album “Target Practice” was never made available in music stores in the US; it can be found on his official website. His 2002 album “Rock n Roll Is Straight From Hell” is now out of print and difficult to find. In early 2009, Hinson’s ‘Torture Town’ won in The 8th Annual Independent Music Awards and Vox Pop vote for Best Alternative Country Song “Torture Town”.
He is also notable for his unique voice, his lack of teeth, rebel yell and is the voice of Early Cuyler of The Squidbillies.
UNKNOWN HINSON ON TODAY’S ROCK GUITARIST
Meanwhile, at the Unknown Hinson concert…
It was an awesome show.
I am going to see the one, the only, UNKNOWN HINSON this Friday night. This will be my second time seeing him this year. I’m totally stoked. Yeah, baby.