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More Rockabilly, Please

Jazz Standards

Kudos

Don't Go to a Nightclub...

Benefits 'R' Us

Sundown 2007!

 

More Rockabilly, Please

"It's been two years in the making," Berney says. "We're older, we got the business, and we can just do our music. We'll just continually put out CDs for the label.... We do everything via regular mail and the internet. Once we get off the ground, it'll be easier."

Berney's father, Frank Smith , cut records alongside Scotty Moore , who played guitar with Elvis during the King's days at Sun Records. Berney has remastered his father's recordings and plans to release them within the next month. (Visit www.smithvillerecords.com .)

"I was raised with this stuff. I look at my father's records and see who he played with and I think, 'Man, that's just prestige.'

"What we're trying to do, under one umbrella, is everything. In other words, completely free of bigger labels, to create our own little bubble, just like the old Sun Records. We're trying to recreate those times."

Jazz Standards

Lacey tells us that Baker-Peters will begin booking big-name jazzcats this May. In the meantime, if you're still in need of a good jazz fix, you can catch Uncle Funky every Monday, J.T. & the Saltines every Tuesday and Boling, Brown & Holloway every Thursday.

"It's a real good time," Lacey continues, "and the patio is always cranking."

Kudos

Jake Winstrom , rhythm guitarist for The Tenderhooks, says that he and fellow bandmates are ecstatic to head down to Manchester, Tenn. "We're excited to see Richard Thompson and Aesop Rock ," Winstrom says. "We plan on eating bratwursts three meals a day."

Don't Go to a Nightclub...

This Saturday, March 31, Rod Picott will perform alongside Amanda Shires of the Thrift Store Cowboys at the Pine Ridge Concert house, located on Dutch Valley Road in Clinton. The Pine Ridge house provides a small, intimate setting, the perfect place to hear some of the best folk, country and roots rock the region has to offer. ( Jay Clark will play April 21 and Stephen Simmons will play May 19.)

The Texas-based Picott proved his mettle back in '94, when he brought his honest, narrative-driven songs to Nashville. He didn't catch a break until '98 when Denise Stiff took him under her wing. Stiff was also managing Alison Krauss and Gillian Welch .

If you attend, be sure to bring food and beverages to share. All donations go directly to the performers. You won't get many opportunities to see Rod Picott performing in someone's living room. For directions email:

Benefits 'R' Us

Sundown 2007!

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