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September 7, 2007
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As promised, here's the rest of the news I
have for now. Some of it is a little past dated but still pertinent.
Along with news items, you'll also find some important perspectives on
the upcoming Country Music Awards (CMA) so be sure to take your time and
check out everything that's goin' on and thanks to everyone for being so
patient with me.
Find Books, Music, Videos, Software, Electronics, Website Hosts/Servers .... Don't pay the
high prices you find in the stores. I've researched the links posted to give everyone an
opportunity to buy great things at the best prices.
Artists, be sure to check out the "Info" section as it's been updated with even
more info.. web links, sheet music, instruments and more.
If you haven't done so yet, please take
some time to visit Joe Tinoco's new website and please, drop him a line
to let him know what you think.. about the site, the music, the videos,
or his Branson show! I know he and the fan club would love to hear from
y'all. Also, if you drop a note in the guest book, you may be the next
winner of Joe's latest CD, "Burnin' It Up"!
Just got to Joe Tinoco
right here on MKOC!
There's a new photo of Narvel taken back in
1990 at the "Indie Awards" in Nashville, TN. Many thanks to Lisa Van Drach for
sending the photo, which she is also in. Check it out on Narvel's Photos page.
Raising money and awarenss to benefit those
who serve in our military.
Visit the American
Freedom Foundation Site for more information.
Tickets are to go on sale Sept. 1st.
Los Angeles : New Music Weekly will hold their 2007 New
Music Awards on November 10th 2007 in Hollywood, California.
The much anticipated music event that has become the
premiere annual awards shows will honor recording artists,
radio, program and music directors, in addition to major and
independent record labels. There will be a red carpet press
event held prior to the three hour show and presentation.
NEW MUSIC WEEKLY ANNOUNCES
2007 NEW MUSIC AWARDS SHOW
The show will be held once again at the world famous Avalon
Theatre in the heart of Hollywood, California. Nominating
ballots are officially open by visiting
www.newmusicawards.com or by visiting
Tickets can be purchased by calling New Music Weekly
magazine at 310.325.9997.
Hotels in and around the Hollywood area will be offering
special discounted rates for all in attendance. Additional
information may be found at
www.newmusicawards.com (or see info at left).
A sellout show is expected for this star-studded annual
music event, so early reservations are strongly suggested.
Feel free to contact New Music Weekly at 310-327-9997 or
visit the our web-sites at
www.newmusicweekly.com for ticket and sponsorship
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International Songwriting Competition (ISC) Deadline Approaching --
Final 2007 Judging Panel Is Announced
Tom Waits, Nelly Furtado, Ray
Davies (The Kinks), Julian Casablancas (The Strokes), Robert Smith (The
Cure), Loretta Lynn, Weird Al, Cassandra Wilson, And Many More
Celebrities Team Up With Dozens Of Top Music Industry Executives To
Choose This Year's Winners
August 24, 2007 -- The International Songwriting Competition (ISC) is
now accepting entries for 2007. One of the largest songwriting
competitions in the world, ISC gives away over $150,000 in cash and
prizes, including an Overall Grand Prize package of $25,000 (US) in cash
and over $20,000 in merchandise. ISC offers artists the most exposure,
the best judges, and the biggest cash prize, unmatched by any other
songwriting competition. ISC winners benefit from extensive press and
publicity, gaining exposure and recognition from an international music
market of industry professionals and fans.
PasteMagazine.com says, "How do you show the world that you have just
made history? You could sit back down on the couch and hope for a record
executive's phone call, or you could be proactive and win $25,000. The
latter approach is not a dream; it merely requires talent and a
submission to the 2007 International Songwriting Competition."
ISC is proud to announce a new category for 2007: Comedy/Novelty.
Judging the new category will be comedy icons "Weird Al" Yankovic, David
Cross (FOX TV's Arrested
Development), and Cheech Marin (Cheech
and Chong). All original comedy, parody, and novelty songs are welcome
in the new category. In all, ISC offers 19 different categories to
enter: Pop/Top 40, AAA (Adult Album Alternative), Rock, Country,
Americana, R&B/Hip-Hop, Blues, Folk/Singer-Songwriter, Jazz,
Gospel/Christian, Latin Music, Instrumental, Dance/Electronica, World
Music, Children's Music, Comedy/Novelty, Lyrics Only, Teen, and
ISC is unique because of its judges. Since its inception, ISC has become
internationally renowned for having the most prestigious judging panel
of any songwriting competition in the world, offering entrants the
unprecedented opportunity to have their songs heard by the industry's
top recording artists and influential music executives.
Continuing in that tradition, the ISC 2007 judging panel includes
recording artists Tom Waits; Loretta Lynn; Ray Davies (The Kinks);
Julian Casablancas (The Strokes); Nelly Furtado; Kenny Wayne Shepherd;
Ornette Coleman; Youssou N'Dour; Sean Paul; Jerry Lee Lewis; "Weird Al"
Yankovic; Frank Black (Pixies); Robert Smith (The Cure); Cassandra
Wilson; David Cross; Craig Morgan; John Mayall; Joe Satriani; Toby Mac;
Michael W. Smith; Chris Hillman (The Byrds); John Scofield; Hinder; Amy
Ray (Indigo Girls); Cheech Marin (Cheech & Chong); Darryl McDaniels (Run
DMC); Macy Gray; Peter Hook (New Order); Paulina Rubio; and Tiesto
Also judging will be music industry executives Charlie Walk (President,
Epic Records); Monte Lipman (President, Universal Records); Mona
Scott-Young (President, Violator Records); Cameron Strang (President,
New West Records); Steve Lillywhite (Producer - credits include U2, The
Rolling Stones, Dave Matthews Band, Phish, Peter Gabriel, and more);
Bruce Iglauer (Founder/President, Alligator Records); Cory Robbins
(Founder/President, Robbins Entertainment); Betty Pino (DJ, WAMR Miami,
pioneer of Latin radio); Angel Carrasco (President, 605 Discos and Sr.
VP A&R, Sony BMG Latin America); Thomas Brooman (Co-Founder/Artistic
Director, WOMAD); Dan Storper (President, Putumayo World Music); Nancy
Wolpert (VP Home Entertainment and Nick Records, Nickelodeon/BMG); Leib
Ostrow (CEO, Music For Little People); and Paul Majors (CEO/Founder
ISC is open to musicians, artists, and songwriters at every level from
amateur to professional. Artists may submit as many songs as desired in
each category or enter the same song in more than one category.
Entries are accepted online or by mail. For more information or to enter
ISC 2007, please visit
The deadline is quickly approaching, so enter now!
ISC 2007 sponsors include Electro-Voice, ASCAP, Berklee College Of
Music, Cakewalk, Shure, D'Addario, Hear Technologies, Disc Makers,
Sonicbids, Musician's Atlas, Sibelius, Karian Studios, OnlineGigs, The
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BEFORE it hits stores
HEARTACHE, AND THE POWER OF LOVE
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On The Streets @ 10:00 PM ET
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here for more Trisha on TV.
TOUR DATES 2007
here for more of Trisha's Tour Dates!
take a minute to review the Maggie Austin play stats and then check
out Maggie's website: www.maggieaustin.com
and listen to her music and then we hope you will return to
Number One Music and vote for Maggie's music. Send her an email and
become a fan of her great music. It is awesome. A super star for
sure on the horizon. Thank you.
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This is Forever (Georgia Clay Road)
Votes: 4527; Current Rating: 4.01; Highest Position: 7;Rain on a Tin
Roof (Georgia Clay Road)
Votes: 4443; Current Rating: 4; Highest Position: 27;Georgia Clay Road
(Georgia Clay Road)
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Tex Davis Remembered
Peter Cooper of The Tennessean for this great article on Tex. He was a
great friend of mine and you have expressed to everyone how much he has
meant to our music industry. I will truly miss him and all the good
things he has given to so many of us, especially his friendship and a
whole lot of advice.
'Be-Bop-A-Lula' co-writer, music
promoter Davis dies at 93
Tex Davis, whose efforts as a songwriter, manager and promoter altered
rock n roll and country music history, died today at 5:55 a.m. He was
93, and had recently been released from the hospital after a long period
of declining health.
Mr. Davis is credited
with co-writing the Gene Vincent smash Be-Bop-A-Lula, he managed
Vincent to popularity, and later Mr. Davis took a job as promotion man
at Monument Records in Nashville, where he pitched now-classics from
Kris Kristofferson, Dolly Parton, Jeannie Seely and many others to radio
All of this from a man
born in Connecticut as William Douchette.
He was a very
colorful character, chuckled Monument boss Fred Foster.
And he was very important to the business. Tex never met a stranger.
Douchette became Sheriff Tex Davis quite suddenly one day, after WLOW
radio in Norfolk, Va. gave him a job as disc jockey for a country music
show. Douchette didnt sound terribly country, and the station ran an
introduction with the sound effect of a horse galloping. When the horse
sounds stopped, the nervous disc jockey improvised, This is Sheriff Tex
Davis here, and the name stuck.
In 1954, Mr. Davis opened Norfolk station WCMS, where he did disc jockey
work and also booked Grand Ole Opry acts into the Norfolk Arena. Soon,
Gene Vincent began hanging around WCMS, and Mr. Davis was impressed by
his voice. Stories vary as to the creation of Be-Bop-A-Lula Foster
believes Vincent had much of the song together but that Davis
contributed four or five lines but the finished song was catchy enough
that Mr. Davis signed Vincent to a management deal and began shopping
the song (and two others) to labels.
Capitol Records producer Ken Nelson instructed Mr. Davis to bring
Vincent and his band, The Blue Caps, to Nashville to record at Owen
Bradleys studio. The result was an enduring classic that is now part of
rock n rolls DNA. It has been covered by John Lennon, the Everly
Brothers, Jerry Lee Lewis and hundreds of others. Mr. Davis and Vincent
wrote several other songs together before parting company less than a
Mr. Davis went back to radio, but in 1967 he moved to Middle Tennessee
to promote Monument singles to radio.
Back then, a promoter also did sales, marketing, artist development,
press publicity and all sorts of other things, said Jeannie Seely. Tex
had a wonderful personality, and he seemed to know everybody. He taught
me so much, in terms of learning to deal with people. They all loved
Foster said Mr. Davis was ideal for the position.
He was great with people, and he got records played, Foster said.
Mr. Davis cultivated his Sheriff Tex image, even adding a little
southern-flavored grift to his conversational repertoire lest anyone
think that he wasnt a down-home kind of guy.
After he changed his name to Tex Davis, he said at first that his real
name was William Davis, Foster said. But William Davis didnt sound
The Southern solution? William Beauregard Davis.
Mr. Davis contributions werent limited to music. He also served his
country in World War II.
Mr. Davis is survived by his wife,
Betty, daughter Bobbi and son Michael (an in-demand Nashville steel
player and harmonica player).
Americas Largest Country Dance Club & Music Hall
MALE & FEMALE COUNTRY SINGERS
Video (if available)
To: Wild Bills, Auditions/Casting, 3780 Old Norcross Rd., Ste. 103-370,
Duluth, GA 30096
Questions: Email Marcy at
Round 1 - Material Submission (Deadline is ASAP):
Round 2 Live Audition invitation only
Basic Gig Information
Tuesday Night - Rehearsal 8PM-12:30AM (every other week --Wed rehearsals
on off weeks)
Wednesday Night - Performance 8PM-1AM (3 shared sets)
Friday Night - Performance 8PM-2AM (3 shared sets)
Saturday Night - Performance 8PM-2AM (3 shared sets)
Basic Compensation Information
$150 per WBs show night
$50 per rehearsal
Wild Bill's General Information
Wild Bill's is the Largest Country Music Concert Hall in the nation. The
venue has a capacity of over 5,000 with the largest dance floor in the
world. The venue is set up with state of the art lighting, sound, and
staff that would compare to a mid size arena show. Wild Bill's house
band regularly opens for major national artists.
Jack Blanchard & Misty Morgan
often write to us asking about certain songs or lyrics. We've made a lot
of records over the past 40 years, almost all can be found easily on
these web pages, thanks to our Webmaster Jerry Withers, and Assistant
Webmaster Lee Withers...
Most of our singles are here:
Our albums are here:http://birdwalk1.tripod.com/jandmalbums.htm
Click on an album cover to get the song list and lyrics.
Many of our lyrics are here:
All the best. Jack & Misty
I wasn't raised around Country music, but I chose it as my life's work
because I like it, because it fits my voice and writing style,
and because I'm too nervous to steal.
I grew up in a city and was exposed to very little Country. When I first
heard Hank Snow, Ernest Tubb, and Lefty Frizzell, I was fascinated!
Maybe you were brought up on Country music, but to me it was a whole new
The imagery in the lyrics held extra drama for me because I'd never been
to those places. Distant places hold a magic.
Our family took Sunday drives through the countryside. We loved it, and
I even envied the folks who lived there, even though I knew it wasn't
for me. I can only take so much peace and quiet.
But I do have a country home. It's in my songs.
A PLACE IN MY MIND.
Home - a place in my mind with summertime snow
Home - a place in my mind where wintertime flowers grow
I can go home in the springtime and see the leaves turn gold,
Or just drop in and say hello to my folks,
In a place where they'll never grow old
Home - a feeling of love that the family gives
Home - a place in my mind where Grandpa and Grandma still live
Dad's gonna shake my hand,
I'll get a kiss from Mom, I know.
Home - a place in my mind where I sometimes go.
Home - a place in my mind where dandelions blow
Home - a tree I can climb and look at the world below
I can sit out on the front porch in that squeaky swing,
Or just drop in to my yesterday house,
Where little sisters often sing.
Home - a place in my mind with a kitchen that's warm
Home - by the fireside glow, I'm lookin' out at the storm
And when this lonesome traveler's feeling kinda low,
Home - is a place in my mind where I sometimes go.
* * *
You can hear the song at this website:
The final step in making a professional recording is the mastering. A
studio master tape is not a final master.
You've had a recording session, with top notch musicians, in a good
studio. You have your beautiful mixdown, thanks to expert engineers and
producer. Are you ready to press your CD's? Not quite. Next you send it
to the mastering studio. The mastering process puts the final touches,
the idea being this... to make the recording sound perfect on as many
players and radio stations as possible. Mastering engineers do a number
of processes to accomplish this.
Here are a few of the things a pro mastering engineer thinks about... It
should sound great in both stereo and mono. In fringe areas, FM radio
reverts to mono on most receivers. There's not much you can do about it
after the recording is out there, but you can keep hitting the mono
button during the mix... or you can leave it to the mastering guy to fix
it. There are several ways to make it mono/stereo compatible during
mastering. If nothing is done, some instruments might just disappear in
mono, and the tone of others can change.
Bass sounds below 40Hz take airspace away from the rest of the music,
and can't even be heard on a lot of systems. Bass sounds below about 28
Hz take up tons of space and can't even be heard by the human ear. I
call it "silent rumble". The first thing I do when mastering is to cut
away this useless junk. The highs and the rest of the record jump right
out. I can see it on the visual display, and the sound is instantly
The string bass and bass drum are important. The low end that gives them
power is somewhere below 80 Hz. The attack or tap that gives them
presence is above 1000Hz. These factors have to be balanced.
Records get louder every year, so you want to get a good level, but
without hurting your music. It's wrong to push the level to 100% and
chop it off there with a limiter. This loses punch, sound quality, and
dynamics. Dynamics are the soft and louder sounds needed for contrast,
like building up to a chorus. If all the music is full blast and chopped
off at the top like a hedge, you lose. It can also make the listeners
swear and jump for the the volume control.
One way to beat this is with "apparent loudness". The human ear is
most efficient in midrange. and hears things loud and clear at 2KHz to
3KHz... the CB radio range. So if you roll off some lows and highs, like
a TV commercial, it sounds louder, at least to humans. Trouble is it can
"Punch" is not loudness.
Punch is how far the speaker cone moves and pushes air. If the whole
track is all the way up, the the speaker just goes all the way forward
and stays there. No punch. So we don't cut off all the peaks. We just
even them up a little. Much of this relies on our "ear" and experience.
The mastering engineer has a barrel of terrific tools now'days, thanks
to electronic and computer advancements. I have well over a hundred
sound tools that didn't exist a few years ago. The only problem with
this is that I get too many good mixes to choose from.
There is too much to the subject of mastering to cover here, but I hope
I've convinced a few of you recording artists to send your studio mix to
the mastering studio before pressing. Especially if you're in this for a
Please visit our Home Page at: www.jackandmisty.com
THE JACK BLANCHARD & MISTY MORGAN ONLINE CD CATALOG:
Paul & Helen Mateki
check out our
#1 Music Network site and give us a listen...your
votes would be much appreciated also...tell your friends...God
& HELEN ??????
CALVIN RAY RECEIVES SEVERAL AWARDS AT MDA BENEFIT
Nashville, TN, USA
Epiphone Guitar Company (A Division of Gibson Musical Instruments)
presented Calvin Ray the prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award for his
accomplishments in the world of music as well as his humanitarian work
with the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA), and his countless
contributions of time and talent to raise funds for MDA and the programs
In addition, Calvin also works diligently is a driving force within his
community to help in any possible manner, for any possible cause.
The award was presented at the historic Nashville Palace Club in
Nashville TN Epiphone Representatives on the 26th of August, 2007.
The list of attendees at the MDA benefit hosted by Mr. Calvin Ray,
includes legendary performers, Stu Phillips, The LeGarde Twins, Jack
Green, Tommy Cash, as well as Jim Vest and the famous Nashville Cats
Band, comprised of Nashville leading session musicians. The Lovin
Spoonful wrote a song about this band which was listed # 8 on Billboard
charts in 1967.
representative Scott Aisenbrey explained that this is an award that is
only given to an individual whose accomplishments have been completely
outstanding not only in the world of music, but also in their efforts to
contribute help to benefits others. Calvin Ray fully deserves and has
earned this award and honor as he always gives of himself for his
humanitarian work and also his contributions to the music world.
Calvin also received two additional awards from BSW Records President
and CEO, Frank Wilson, and Jerry Duncan Record Promotion head Jerry
Duncan. The first was to commemorate the release of his first CD, Take
That Chance and also, for his single, Should Have Been Singing Rock of
Ages which reached # 1 in Europe.
All attendees donated their time and talent to honor Calvin Ray and to
raise contribution for the MDA.
Calvin Ray Web Site
CONTACT; EARL E. OWENS
615 824 1578 / 615 824 1325
615 822 8439
out all of the Newest Released CDs in Country Music!
(DANVILLE, VA) -- THE WOMAN KNOWN AS THE FEMALE ELVIS HAS
JANIS MARTIN DIED YESTERDAY AT DUKE UNIVERSITY MEDICAL CENTER AFTER A
FIVE-WEEK DECLINE IN HEALTH. SHE WAS 67.
MARTIN ROSE TO FAME IN THE FIFTIES AS THE FIRST FEMALE ROCKABILLY
ARTIST. SHE RECORDED FOR ELVIS' LABEL, RCA VICTOR. HER FIRST RECORD AND
BIGGEST HIT, "WILL YOU WILLYUM," WAS RELEASED IN 1956, WHEN MARTIN WAS
JUST 15. THE SONG MADE BILLBOARD'S TOP TEN FOR ONE WEEK AND SOLD ABOUT
750-THOUSAND COPIES. THE RELEASE WAS FOLLOWED BY APPEARANCES ON THE
TONIGHT SHOW, AMERICAN BANDSTAND AND OZARK JUBILEE WITH RED FOLEY.
MARTIN TOURED WITH JOHNNY CASH, CARL PERKINS, FARON YOUNG, HANK SNOW AND
PORTER WAGGONER. SHE BECAME A HUGE STAR IN EUROPE, WHERE HER ENTIRE
CATALOG IS STILL AVAILABLE ON COMPACT DISC. MARTIN WAS VOTED BILLBOARD'S
MOST PROMISING FEMALE ARTIST IN 1956, FORMED HER OWN BAND AND PLAYED
CLUBS AND FAIRS IN THE U-S AND CANADA. MARTIN MARRIED HER CHILDHOOD
SWEETHEART AND GAVE BIRTH TO A SON IN 1958, TEMPORARILY RETIRING FROM
SHE RECORDED BRIEFLY FOR PALETTE RECORDS IN NEW YORK IN 1959 BUT
REMAINED LARGELY INACTIVE IN THE RECORDING INDUSTRY UNTIL THE SEVENTIES,
WHEN THE ROCKABILLY REVIVAL LED TO EXTENSIVE TOURS IN GERMANY AND THE
MARTIN ALSO MANAGED THE DANVILLE GOLF CLUB AND REMAINED ACTIVE ON THE
CONCERT CIRCUIT UNTIL SHORTLY BEFORE HER DEATH.
JGARRETT WBTM RADIO (434) 793-6756
Domestic Planning Editor
1825 K St, NW, Suite 800
Washington, DC 20006
Rustie Blue back for Season 3 at Famecast
Great news! Rustie is back for the NEW Season at
www.famecast.com for their
Fenomenon competition on the Country Stage 8! Famecast is a new
nationwide online contest in it's third season where the online audience
determines the winner! Rustie placed 2nd in Season 2 thanks to all of
you that voted! The top 5 winners in each music genre category go to the
finals in Texas & have a chance of winning $10,000 and receive national
exposure! Let's help Rustie be a WINNER!! Here's how you can help!
First, go to
www.famecast.com and register on their site as a fan. There is no
cost; registration is free. Once you are registered, you will be
eligible to vote. Voting has begun for the Top 50 and Rustie is
currently in 2nd place! Rustie is on stage 8-Country Category. Deadline
for voting in this round is September 25th. We would love for you to
also leave Rustie a comment and sign up for her FAN CLUB on Famecast
while your there by clicking the FAN CLUB button above her video. Read
below for detailed instructions how to register.
You now can also visit Rustie's backstage and watch
Rustie Blue & The Stallions LIVE Video Performance in Austin by going to
If you have never voted, you will need to register
first. Voting instructions below.
If you haven't registered yet, this is how it works!
For Folks in the UK Enter: "Austin, TX 78702" when you register.
1. Create a Fan Account by going to:
2. Verify your email address after you register, and
3. If you've already registered, log in by going to:
4. Visit the Country Stage 8 and Rustie's video by
6. Once Rustie's video is playing, click on the "Vote
for this Artist" icon above the video, and you'll receive a popup
message confirming your vote!
Thanks so much for your continued support to Rustie!!
Center Stage Productions,
Robert D. Keister
512 West Sixth Ave.
Lancaster, OH 43130
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Blue on Famecast
CDs on Amazon.com
Randy at the House of Blues Every
Tuesday in September in Dallas
No, he's not on their web site calendar but he will be playing EVERY
Tuesday in September! The admission is free, the food is great and
the music will be HOT! Call HOB for exact show time, approx 8:30pm.
Make sure you catch Randy at the House of Blues every Tuesday in
September. It's downtown Dallas, HOB's restaurant area. This is a
great opportunity for Dallas area fans to take in a FULL SERIES of 4
free concerts and hear more of Randy's library live. With over 100
recorded originals and lots of new material that's never been
recorded, you never know what the band will play. Randy will have
plenty of the new CD's available at the shows. Make plans to catch
all Randy's concerts in September. Reserve the 4th, 11th, 18th and
25th. See you there!
NOW FOR THE BEST HOLIDAY DATES"
The season is coming... If your company is planning an event you can
make the band a part of it. We are booking corporate dates for
September through January NOW. Randy takes a few dates every month
playing for corporate events, parties and conventions. If your
company has an event that includes live music, you already know
about the kind of performance you can expect from Randy and the
band. Give us a call at 214-453-2503 ex 101 Randy's staff is always
looking to add dates to his schedule. Randy enjoys the variety.
"Fans - WE NEED YOU!"
Once again we can't thank you enough for your support. WE NEED
YOU AT THE HOB concerts! You can make a huge difference in the
direction this band takes. Please come out to support the band and
show the House of Blues how Dallas supports their own. You make
everything possible. We need your support and greatly appreciate
every friend you bring to the concerts. See you there.
You keep the music playing. The new CD is still doing exceptionally
well at all the concerts. Some of the new tracks are opening doors
and expanding interest in the Band. Your radio requests, play a huge
part in getting Randy heard. Every time a song gets requested a
radio programmer discovers him and if we can get him played more
fans discover Randy's music. Just taking a few minutes to call a
station means the world to the Band. We have a list of stations and
call in lines if you are looking for one at
http://www.RandyMcAllister.com/radio.html Only you can
make Randy's music important to them.
"Dope Slap Soup" Available Online
It's the 8th album released by Randy McAllister. "Dope Slap
Soup" broadens the recorded library to include "Clear My Head", and
the soulful "When I get Back Home" among others. The CD is currently
available on Randy's web site
http://www.RandyMcallister.com where you can sample some
of the tracks. CD's are available on Randy's web site, Amazon.com
Visit Dope Slap, Texas
Listen to "Dope Slap Soup" Online
"Dope Slap Soup" CD Comments -
Brett Fleming, WEVL, Memphis
"When I first saw the title of Randy McAllister's latest effort,
"Dope Slap Soup", I wasn't quite sure what to expect. But upon
listening through the entire CD a second time, I realized I had been
handed a big, thick slice of great Texas blues and roots music.
McAllister has surrounded himself with a host of fine musicians on
this recording and their playing is uniformly excellent throughout
the disc. Even though McAllister is a fine harp player, his playing
doesn't dominate this record. Instead he lets his very soulful
vocals, top notch song-writing from his own pen and that of fellow
Texan Mike Morgan, and the aforementioned fine studio band carry the
music along on a rousing trip through Texas. Do yourself a favor and
give this disc a thorough listen, and you'll be very pleasantly
surprised. I will be spinning this one for a long time to come." -
Brett Fleming, WEVL, Memphis
Booking Contact: Chris Ownbey - Busthead Management - 214-453-2503
Record Label: Reaction Records
Entertainment Promotion: Crowsfeet Productions
Entertainment Marketing: Lokke Advertising
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