Mary Lee & The B-Side Brothers for “Violent People” at Studio Tenda down in Brasil last month.
Música: Violent People
Autor: Mary Lee
Violent People all around trying look the same Violent People all around choosing ones to lame No one to blame The heroes from today aren’t the ones that childrens play The heroes from today No more fathers no more mothers in this game
Violent People all around trying look the same Violent People all around choosing ones to blame The world that we live is guide by monsters all around They have the power they’re so much liars If you let they’re gonna take you down
So careful my brother, look at your left and right Look down and raise your head We fight and we hurt and we judge But if we look inside, are we good enough?
They don’t play to loose
Neste episódio a banda Mary Lee & The B-Side Brothers apresenta a música “Violent People” ao vivo no programa TENDA, gravado no Studio Tenda em Curitiba (PR). Mary Lee – violão e voz Mauro Montezuma – bateria e voz Bruno Gomes – guitarra Gabriel Fernandes – baixo
TSB Imagens – Lyrian Oliveira Som – Mario Oliveira Edição – Cafuringa Realização – Studio Tenda
Available on CD HERE!
Available on Itunes HERE!
Available on Bandcamp HERE!
Mary Lee & The B-Side Brothers have been steady touring Europe and Brasil promoting their new album “Fighting Demons” on Muddy Roots Records and the Brasilian community is taking note. The new record has been named the #1 Brasilian album by Southern Rock Brasil.
Translated from below:
“Mary Lee & the B-Side Brothers – Fighting Demons: No matter the name of the band that accompanies Mary Lee, she has the gift of making everything into something good. “Fighting Demons” shows this to every track and I say without being afraid to look like a jerk, few bands in the country are at the level of Mary Lee & the B-Side Brothers. The band has a great vocalist, but not only that, it is accompanied by great musicians and the compositions are top notch. “Fighting Demons” is not only an album of the highest quality by Brazilian standards, it competes with many released outside the country. One of my great frustrations of 2016 was not having watched this band live, but one hour it happens”
Grab a copy of the new Cd shipped from Nashville HERE.
Dylan Walshe was invited to perform on The Jerry Springer Podcast Show this month in Ludlow, Kentucky. As expected, the show is hilarious and chock full of witty cracks. Good ol’ Jerry at it again.
When announcing Dylan the hosts say “Dylan records on the Muddy Roots label. As soon as you hear that you know this man or woman is LEGIT because that’s a significant label in this modern world of roots music.”
Dylan makes mention of how we met and brought him over to the Folk Alliance conference 3 years ago.
Enjoy the full show HERE. Dylan starts singing around 35:00 It comes complete with a show sing along.
Dylan’s music can be found all over the interwebs on streaming an download sites. You can download it direct from us HERE.
Just 400 feet from the mouth of a cave in Bowling Green, Kentucky a 437 foot deep river emerges from the ground and flows inward. The secret to the mystery is that the river is only 16 feet deep but connects to an underground river that pulls objects through the mud in to the cave. In the 1800’s men would throw a plum bob down to measure the depth and were fooled by the mischievous trickery of Mother Nature. Once the hiding place for Jesse James, a liquor distillery, and even a nature night club in the 1930’s. A perfect place for our very own Canadian songstress.
Lost River Sesions WKU PBS asked Muddy Roots recording artists Dana Sipos to bless the river with a song.
Lost River Sessions had to say, “Singer-songwriter Dana Sipos has one of the most mesmerizing sounds in the folk scene today. Crafting music that is as naturally lovely, and even haunting, as the landscapes and imagery that influenced her, Dana’s songs are vivid tales shaped greatly by her upbringing in the Canadian subarctic city of Yellowknife.
With this in mind we knew we had to pair Dana’s uniquely imaginative music with the natural beauty and soundscape of Lost River Cave. Here is the first track from that session.”
You can find Dana’s music all over the interwebs streaming sites. For a CD please click HERE.
In 1956, Sonny Burgess & the Pacers were just one of many rockin’ acts seeking to follow in the footsteps of Elvis Presley, Carl Perkins and Johnny Cash. Under the guidance of producer Sam Phillips, they brought a new sound rumbling forth from the tiny Sun Records studio in Memphis, Tennessee. The mixture of hillbilly and blues that became known as rockabilly would smash genre walls and change the sound of pop music around the world.
While many made the pilgrimage to Memphis, few succeeded in actually having a record released on the eye-popping and ear-opening Sun Records label. Arkansas native Sonny Burgess was one of the privileged few when his double-sided raucous rockabilly blast, “We Wanna Boogie”/”Red Headed Woman,” hit the record racks and jukeboxes in September 1956. A huge regional hit, it was a perfect snapshot of the band that many regarded as one the wildest and most dynamic acts to ever blaze a trail through the honky tonks and dive bars of West Tennessee, Arkansas and the surrounding states. Their four follow-up singles on Sun also provided ample confirmation of their rock’n’roll pioneer pedigree.
Sixty years later, Sonny Burgess and the Legendary Pacers are still rockin’ the house with their energetic rockabilly, rhythm and blues sound on Ain’t Got No Home, their new release on Muddy Roots Records. The big 12-inch record contains a dozen classic tunes drawn from their six decades of wild live shows and performances at rockabilly festivals around the world.
Considered one of the most R&B-influenced of the original crop of rockabilly cats, Burgess delivers his unique interpretations of 11 classic R&B, country and rock’n’roll tunes. Stand-outs include Larry Williams’ runaway rocker “Slow Down,” a tasty country-fried take on soul shaker “Mustang Sally,” a slice of boppin’ boogie with Louis Jordan’s “Caldonia,” and a rip-roaring rockabilly run-through of Merle Haggard’s “Okie from Muskogee.”
The album also features “Tiger Rose.” Written for Burgess by Bruce Springsteen, this rockabilly rampage features Springsteen on guitar along with E Street Band bassist Gary Tallent and famed session drummer Roy Husky, Jr. supplying the rhythm. “Tiger Rose” originally appeared on Sonny Burgess’ 1996 self-titled album for Rounder Records, and is now making its vinyl debut.
Ain’t Got No Home was recorded at the Raney Recording Studios in Drasco, Arkansas. Owned by Zyndall Raney, the son of famed hillbilly harmonica player Wayne Raney (“Blues Stay Away from Me” and “Why Don’t You Haul Off and Love Me”), the studio has long been a favorite for Arkansas musicians with its roots reaching all the way back to the Sun Records era of the late 1950s.
Sonny Burgess and the Legendary Pacers’ Ain’t Got No Home is available directly from Muddy Roots Records and fine independent record retailers around the world.
Itunes release date 11/15/2016.
Vinyl with download card in stock now HERE
BRAZILIAN HONKY TONK POWERHOUSE MARY LEE & THE B SIDE BROTHERS RELEASE SECOND RECORD FIGHTING DEMONS WORLDWIDE
MUSIC VIDEO FOR NEW SINGLE “FIGHTING DEMONS” ACCOMPANIES RELEASE
NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE – Brazilian Honky-Tonk pioneers Mary Lee & the B Side Brothers release their second studio album, Fighting Demons, today, June 17, 2016, on all digital platforms worldwide. Accompanying their first release with Muddy Roots Music Recordings is the brand new music video for the title track of Fighting Demons.
Hailing from Londrina, Brazil, Mary Lee & the B Side Brothers are performing at the sold-out Muddy Roots Europe Music Festival June 24 and touring Europe in support of their new record. Dubbed the Brazilian Loretta Lynn, Mary Lee & the B Side Brothers are akin to a high-speed train traveling from the mountains of Appalachia to Brazil, with a quick pit stop in New York for a prayer to the church of punk rock and a shot of whiskey.
Fighting Demons explores the depths of roots country through Mary Lee’s personal experiences. The album “talks about the demons we face in life, both external and internal, which I believe are the most difficult to handle,” said Mary Lee. “We got to create a power so that we no longer have to face them.” Her songs capture the essence of a musician’s struggle to find healing and redemption through their music, all with Mary Lee’s unique honky-tonk inspired flair.
ABOUT MARY LEE & THE B SIDE BROTHERS
Mary Lee & the B Side Brothers is a five piece band consisting of Mary Lee, Mauro, Fly, Gabriel, and Jesus from Londrina, Brazil. Their first record, Meet Mary Lee, received rave reviews throughout Brazil and Europe. Their second album, Fighting Demons, is their first release with the Nashville-based Muddy Roots Music Recordings. In 2015 the band toured with The Goddamn Gallows and played the Psycho Carnival with Sick Sick Sinners, Magnetix, The Richochets and Barnyard Ballers.
ABOUT MUDDY ROOTS MUSIC RECORDINGS
Founded in 2009, Muddy Roots Music Recordings is based in Nashville, Tennessee and produces several music festivals worldwide, including the Muddy Roots Music Festival, the Nashville Boogie Vintage Weekender, and Muddy Roots Europe. Muddy Roots Music Recordings has released over 20 records, specializing in working with independent artists and labels worldwide to release special tracks, rarities, and unreleased music.
Fighting Demons is available on all major music distribution outlets
NEW MUSIC VIDEO “FIGHTING DEMONS”
Mary Lee & the B Side Brothers
Dana Sipos releases new video “A Coronary Tale” on Muddy Roots Records and announces European tour.
“The video was directed by Colin Harrington and opens on gorgeous shots of Sipos amidst the natural glory that the forest has to offer. Suddenly flipping the viewers’ perspective, the initial scene gets artificially recreated in an art gallery setting.” -Exclaim.ca (Sarah Murphy) Full article here
Published on May 25, 2016
Dana Sipos – “Coronary Tale”
Filmed, Directed, and Edited by Colin Harrington
06/03 Murnau, DE – Westtor
06/04 Hausbach, DE – Hausacher Burgschänke
06/05 Brunsbuttel, DE – Kultur Galarie Rusch
06/06 Münster, DE – Schnabulenz
06/07 Hamburg, DE – Mobile Blues Club
06/08 Cologne, DE – Kulturcafe Lichtung
06/09 Rietberg, DE – Mumpitz
06/11 Westport, IR – Westport Folk & Blues Festival
06/12 Belfast, IR – The Sunflower Bar
06/13 Drogheda, IR – TBA
06/14 Dublin, IR – Ruby Sessions
06/15 Manchester, UK – Old Courts
06/17 London, UK – Gallery Cafe
06/18 Dorset, UK – Dark Holler Festival
06/19 Dorset, UK – The Tap House
06/21 Berlin, DE – Prachtwerk
06/23 Aachen, DE – House Show
06/24 Waardame, BE – Muddy Roots Music Festival
06/25 Eindhoven, NL – Naked Song Festival
06/27 Amsterdam, NL – Bajesdorp
07/15-17 Yellowknife, NT – Folk on the Rocks *
07/21 Victoria, BC – house show
09/01-05 Cookeville, TN – Muddy Roots Festival
09/11 Memphis, TN – Lafayette’s Music Room
Guntown Mountain Purchase Fundraiser CLICK HERE TO VIEW SPONSORSHIPS!
Guntown Mountain is an old western theme park in Cave City, Kentucky built in 1969. The town itself is a mid-century roadside attraction gem. Within a 2 mile radius is the Dinosaur World park, Wig Wam motel, various other 50’s-60’s era motels and cave entrances to tour. Guntown is up for sale so we’re raising money to buy it! We’d like to turn it in to a Country Western, Bluegrass & Americana theme park Muddy Roots style.
Muddy Roots Music is a record label that hosts special events and small festivals across the U.S., Europe and South America. We pay respects to classic country, western, rockabilly, bluegrass and folk every chance we get. We would absolutely love to roll up our sleeves to restore Guntown Mountain to glory the Muddy Roots way.
I am donating the sales of the sponsorships to my festivals to help us win it at auction. The less we use banks to fund our ventures the stronger our core gets. The stronger we are, the better chance at surviving in these tough markets. Notice we aren’t asking for handouts. We are applying the sales of our own events to this project. But there are donation opportunities.
We currently self fund all of our events worldwide with the support of our community. We have until April 20th to raise as much cash as possible to make a Muddy Roots Mountain! Plus most of you will be playing there. #diy
This is your opportunity to be part of the process. We are selling off items from future events to raise some cash towards the purchase. If you are interested in larger contributions in any form please contact us directly at firstname.lastname@example.org
If for some reason we are not able to purchase the property you can absolutely request a refund on your donation. Refund requests must be within 60 days of auction date which is April 20th, 2016. Purchases are non refundable. If you purchase a sponsorship or event ticket they are final with the exception to the Guntown Mtn. opening party if we land the property. It is our intention to purchase a property to host special events. If we are not successful in this purchase we will most definitely continue searching for another property. By purchasing a reward you are agreeing to these terms.
What would you do for love? Woody Pines would do anything including pinching Mike Tyson’s cheek and dodging punches for a week! The boys are touring the United Kingdom this month but will be back on the road in the U.S. in April.
Catch Woody at a show to collect all 4 reissued CDs on Muddy Roots Records and a collector’s poster or grab one online now & get the poster free at www.muddyroots.myshopify.com
Woody Pines perform ‘Anything For Love’ from the self titled album released on May 15th, 2015 on Muddy Roots Records.
Directed, Shot and Edited by Brett Wiese Saunders
All music available across the web for stream and download in such stores as Itunes, Tidal, Amazon & Spotify.
Collect all 4 Woody Pines re-issued CDs on Muddy Roots Records and get a FREE limited edition block printed poster! Hand crafted in Nashville, Tennessee by Carl Carbonell at Meat and 3 Printing inside Hatch Show Print.
4 CD set available HERE.
or get each individual piece at:
Spending the evening in the Historic Studio B building with Billy Harlan was mind blowing. Billy not only recorded his own albums there in the 1950’s but also worked as a session player with Chet Atkins. The evening was filled with nostalgic stories from Billy’s past including the likes of the Everly Borthers, Pig Robbins, Chet Atkins, Hawkshaw Hawkins, Elvis Presley and just about any other artist that filtered through these hallowed grounds during Harlan’s tenure in the 1950’s.
We plan on having the recordings on vinyl before Billy Harlan’s performance at the Viva Las Vegas Rockabilly Weekender & The Nashville Boogie Vintage Weekender this spring. More info soon!
Dana Sipos has been nominated for a Canadian Folk Music Award! We are super proud of her new album new album, “Roll Up The Night Sky” on Muddy Roots Music Recordings.
Check out her music on ITUNES
Grab her CD HERE
The 2015 CFMA weekend is being held in the vibrant city of Edmonton. It begins on November 6th and runs through to November 8th, culminating in the bilingual gala awards presentation at the Citadel Theatre in Edmonton. The gala event on November 8 is hosted by musicians Connie Kaldor and Benoit Bourque (La Bottine Souriante). Tickets for the gala are $48 (plus administrative fee of $2). Thursday and Friday evening showcase events are $25 per evening. Full purchase links are available at folkawards.ca
Celebrating innovation in creating new folk sounds, The Oliver Schroer Pushing The Boundaries Award category puts a spotlight on:
Kevin Breit – Ernesto and Delilah
The Jerry Cans – Aakuluk
The Shoeless – The Shoeless
Dana Sipos – Roll Up the Night Sky
Whitehorse – Leave No Bridge Unburned
What’s the best way to pack a bar with East Nashville starving artists? Buy them a damn burger, that’s how. Come out tonight to the FREE Woody Pines cd release party at the Crying Wolf bar on Woodland st. Purchase a CD for $10 and we’ll buy you a big ass burger. It’s delicious.
If you love folk, americana, country and old time music you’ll love this! 2015 is upon us and we’d like to share some free music with you from current and upcoming releases. There are unreleased recordings from Dana Sipos and Woody Pines set to hit the streets this Spring.
A blend of Folk, Americana and Country from Roots Union & Muddy Roots Music Recordings for 2015.
Cover art by Christoph Heuer
Joseph Huber – The Hanging Road – Muddy Roots Music Recordings
The Tillers – Weary Soul – Muddy Roots Music Recordings
Dana Sipos – Holy People – Muddy Roots Music Recordings 2015
Dylan Walshe – Blind Is Blind – Muddy Roots Music Recordings 2015
Woody Pines – Anything For Love – Muddy Roots Music Recordings 2015
Glade City Rounders – Sourwood Mountain – Roots Union Records – 2015
The Hardin Draw – Roots Union Records
Urban Pioneers – Roots Union Records
A Man Called Stu – My Dark Past – Roots Union Records – 2015
It has been a big year for Muddy Roots Music Recordings and Roots Union Records artists according to Saving Country Music. Nothing makes us prouder than when the bands & friends on our labels are acknowledged for their hard work and talent. Here are 3 “BEST OF’s” from www.savingcountrymusic.com
“Willy Dear” by The Tillers was named #1 video of 2014 by Saving Country Music!!!! Our good friend Christoph Heuer, also known as the Muddy Rockwell spent a good time illustrating it. Christoph was moved by the beautiful sadness “Willy Dear” filled him with and was inspired to create this video for us.
Joseph Huber’s album “The Hanging Road” was named 1 of 5 most essential albums of 2014. That all makes sense to me. It’s a daily listener in my household.
“MOST ESSENTIAL – Joseph Huber – The Hanging Road
Huber was known for his breakneck banjo and as one of the primary songwriters for the .357 String Band, but when he went the solo route, suddenly his deftness as a composer shined through with such blinding insight and poetry, he abruptly elevated himself from a superstar picker with some cool songs to something worthy of great acclaim.
Joesph’s third album The Hanging Road is his most ambitious release yet, heavy with musical mastery and weighty themes, bred from the fiddle that Joseph Huber has shown favor to recently. The Hanging Road is an exposition of Huber’s multi-talented musical skill set, engaging and vibrant, yet humble and rootsy as he takes his country, folk, bluegrass and blues influences into heavy account.”
The Urban Pioneers named 1 of 50 essential albums for 2015.
“The Urban Pioneers – Addicted to the Road
urban-pioneers-addicted-to-the-roadThe key to the success of the Urban Pioneers project was their decision to take it in a primitive, old time country direction. It is perfect for the skills that Jared McGovern and Liz Sloan bring to the table, is complimentary of their strengths and weaknesses, while giving them the ability to mostly re-create what you hear on the album in the live context.
There’s a lot of Hackensaw Boys and Foghorn Stringband in the Urban Pioneers approach: authentic, energetic, while resisting the urge to pass completely into the punk roots realm.”
Review complete list HERE.
Urban Pioneers sign with Roots Union Records, A division of Muddy Roots Music Recordings. We sent them packing to Europe for a tour with our good friends the Freeborn Brothers with a suitcase full of 12” vinyl records! Get to a show if you can and pick up the vinyl release of “Addicted To The Road” or grab it online with a free download. When you order from the label direct you get a free download code. *Offer ONLY available through Roots Union Records. GREEN or MIXED COLOR vinyl.
With a lifetime of music between them and half a decade of music played together, Liz Sloan and Jared McGovern have been the backbone of some of today’s greatest underground roots bands. Currently both members of Jayke Orvis and The Broken Band, the pair have shined light on many other acts such as Bob Wayne & The Outlaw Carnies and Filthy Still.
Most recently, Liz and Jared have been touring the United States and a healthy portion of Europe as the old-timey Americana act Urban Pioneers. Liz’s awe-inspiring fiddle combined with Jared’s claw-hammer banjo and storytelling lyrics recall the pure Appalachian sounds of yesterday, light-heartedly summed up by the band as “hillbilly music”.
Now with Guido Greaserag on upright bass (we believe that to be his Christian name), the three-piece stick to their motto, “on tour now, on tour always”, as they trek their way through the USA in support of their new album, Addicted to the Road.
Like the Official URBAN PIONEERS page on Facebook.
-2015 Festivals and Fly-ins
-Jan/Feb 2015 USA, West Coast and Southern States
-May 2015 USA, Midwest
Interested in booking URBAN PIONEERS? Email email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hello Friends did you watch the story on CBS Sunday Morning about Lauren Hill? She is a good friend of The Tillers and they need your help.
If you’ve been paying much attention to the news around town you may be familiar with the heart wrenching tale of our young local hero, Lauren Hill. The brave 19 year old with an inoperable brain tumor who, with an estimated life expectancy of just a few more months, continues to be a shining example of strength and courageousness despite her challenge. In her remaining days, Lauren has chosen to live and to fight alongside ‘The Cure Starts Now Foundation’ to raise awareness for pediatric brain cancer, DIPG and to one day find a cure. It is no wonder that our local girl’s inspiring story has spread around the world.
In honor of Lauren, The Tillers and Muddy Roots Music Recordings will be donating %50 of Tillers merchandise sales profits raised in the month of November to ‘The Cure Starts Now’.
So when you come out to a show and pick up one of our items or make an online purchase you’ll also be supporting this great foundation. Also available at live shows will be these awesome screen printed ‘Tour For A Cure’ posters designed by Neltner Small Batch. Check out www.the-tillers.com for a complete schedule of our November shows.
To make a direct donation to The Cure Starts Now, PLEASE go to:
Watch this video for a better understanding of Lauren’s story:
Link to The Tillers CDS and Records.
Mike, Sean and Aaron
Jason Galaz – Muddy Roots Music.
11/7- Eden’s Rubble House Concert Series Indianapolis IN
11/8- Champaign Urbana Folk and Roots Fest Champaign Urbana IL
11/14- The Bishop Bloomington IN
11/15- The Gramophone St.Louis MO
11/16- Al’s Bar Lexington KY
11/17- Tennessee Shines LIVE at the Knoxville Visitor Center Knoxville TN
11/18- The Jones House Boone NC
11/19- The Basement Nashville TN
11/20- Zanzabar Louisville KY
11/21- Woodlands Tavern Columbus OH
11/22- Cincy Groove Fest at The Southgate House Revival Newport KY
11/28- The Vogue (with Rev. Peytons Big Damn Band) Indianapolis IN
11/29- The Taft Ballroom (with Rev. Peytons Big Damn Band) Cincinnati OH
11/30- The Northside Tavern Cincinnati OH
We proudly announce the arrival of Roots Union Records , a division of Muddy Roots Music Recordings uniting a collective of underground roots, folk, blues and country artists to creative a driving force in the marketplace. Artist announcements coming soon.
Art by Milton Chavez known as #themilt
It was at the 2012 Muddy Roots Festival. Joseph Huber was on stage before a crowd of music lovers who had spent a long day under the blistering late-summer Tennessee sun. As Huber began his song, “Can’t You See A Flood’s A-Comin’,” the skies opened – the rain swelling in intensity to match the foreboding prophecy of the song. The crowd stood transfixed, basking in a moment of musical transcendence, refusing to move to shelter. While Huber lays no claim to elemental powers, that moment speaks volumes for his ability to hold a crowd enraptured with just a song, a guitar and his voice. It’s a talent he developed as a founding member of the Milwaukee, Wisconsin based streetgrass group, the .357 String Band, and that he’s continued to demonstrate as one brightest lights of the insurgent country and bluegrass movement – giving honest country music back to the people who want to hear it.
With his new album, The Hanging Road, Joseph Huber joins the Muddy Roots Records family and proves that he has a powerful voice of his own. Known as a blazingly fast banjo player, he uses his instrument to propel his songs, pushing them as hard as they can go. It’s a sound that comes from long nights on the road, and hard gigs in dark bars, a sound developed to cut like a knife through a noisy crowd. This isn’t music you can fake, this is music that you have to live. The lyrics to his songs aren’t written on napkins, or thought up on a whim, they’re earned. That’s why his songs on The Hanging Road are ultimately so hopeful. They’re looking to a better life, a rest from the road.
Like his first two albums, Bury Me Where I Fall and Tongues of Fire, The Hanging Road is a one-man production with Joseph Huber writing all the songs, playing all the instruments and personally overseeing the recording. “For me,” he says, “each individual song comes on its own, exists in a whole of its own, and if it doesn’t sound like any other, then all-the-better. This album has Cajun, amped-up bluegrass, country and stripped-down singer-songwriter songs that range from the carefree to all-out hopelessness. That’s why I enjoy playing music under just my own name. The music is whatever I change into as I grow older. I’ll always be Joseph Huber—no matter what that becomes.”
Joseph’s second job is woodworking, and it’s clear that he likes to work with his hands, whether they’re wrapped around the neck of his banjo, or planing a groove into old wood. On The Hanging Road, Joseph Huber’s songs demonstrate true craftsmanship but also show a proper understanding for “necessary roughness” – giving his songs an edge that is often lacking from modern Americana music. This is music with a strong grain, roots music that hasn’t been polished smooth.
Purchase a copy today and tell folks what you’ve just discovered!
We get that folks around the world need ways to get their hands on the Record Store Day releases. But folks that buy RSD records just to inflate the price and flip them suck. So to drive down the price of our own records we are putting 100 of them back on the market for $10 each. They have gone up to $100 on ebay.
I am fully aware that I could slip a few on ebay myself and make the same amount of money but we don’t press these records for that. We do it out of love and to connect folks with the music that drives us. The connection is what the music is all about.
Catch them both at the Muddy Roots Music Festival in Cookeville, TN Aug 28-31, 2014.
We took a stroll through and got lost in the Woody Pines discography. The stripped down American roots music sound is alive and well in this band. It’s the perfect jazz blend and modern renaissance of classic American style by young folks of today.
We are going all in on this one. We are proud to be adding the entire Woody Pines catalog to the Muddy Roots Music Recordings label as well as announce a brand new album out later this summer! Woody Pines also plays the Muddy Roots Music Festival Pre-Party Thursday Aug. 31, 2014 at the Junebug Ranch.
Keep an eye out for more updates soon…
Catch a lick of ol’ Woody here:
Record Store Day is upon us! Be sure to call your local shop and ask them to have a copy in stock. Demand is real high for these one time only pressings of an unreleased track by The Sonics split with Mudhoney on Muddy Roots Music Recordings. These one of a kind 7” records will be in stock one day only. No matter where you are in the world you will want to be in your local record store bright and early on April 19th, 2014.
To celebrate this special occasion Steve Turner of MUDHONEY will be DJing at both Jackpot Records & Everyday Music in downtown Portland Oregon. You can hear it for the first time from one of the band members! How cool is that?
Muddy Roots Records presses one 7” record monthly and has plans for four 12” records for 2014. Most our 45’s are limited edition rare pressings and side projects of well known artists. You can subscribe to our vinyl club to get 1 of the first 100 records of every 7” released.
Other artists include: Exene Cervenka. Sean Wheeler of Throwrag, Zander Schloss of The Weirdos and Circle Jerks, Wanda Jackson, Lemmy Kilmisters rockabilly band Headcat, The Monsters, The Goddamn Gallows, The Ettes, Rev. Beat Man, Brownbird Rudy Relic, The Tillers, Joseph Huber, Woody Pines, Rachel Brooke, Daddy Long Legs, and Possessed By Paul James.
ORDER ALL OTHER RECORDS NOW HERE!
“BAD BETTY” THE SONICS
“I LIKE IT SMALL” MUDHONEY (Courtesy of Sub Pop Records)
It was at the 2012 Muddy Roots Festival. Joseph Huber was on stage before a crowd of music lovers who had spent a long day under the blistering late-summer Tennessee sun. As Huber began his song, “Can’t You See A Flood’s A-Comin’,” the skies opened – the rain swelling in intensity to match the foreboding prophecy of the song. The crowd stood transfixed, basking in a moment of true musical transcendence.
While Huber lays no claim to elemental powers, that moment speaks volumes of his ability to hold a crowd enraptured with just a song, a guitar and his voice. It’s a talent he developed as a founding member of the Milwaukee, Wisconsin based “streetgrass” group, the .357 String Band, and that he’s continued to demonstrate as one brightest lights of the insurgent country and bluegrass movement – giving honest country music back to the people who want to hear it.
Now, with The Hanging Road, he joins the Muddy Roots Records family with an album of 10 tunes that demonstrate true craftsmanship while also showing a proper understanding for “necessary roughness” – giving his songs an edge that is lacking from most modern Americana music.
The Hanging Road’s musical diversity is the stuff that that market analysts nightmares are made of, but for Huber, it’s an integral part of his musical vision. “For me,” he says, “each individual song comes on its own, exists in a whole of its own, and if it doesn’t sound like any other, then all-the-better. This album has Cajun, amped-up bluegrass, country and stripped-down singer-songwriter songs that range from the carefree to all-out hopelessness. That’s why I enjoy playing music under just my own name. The music is whatever I change into as I grow older. I’ll always be Joseph Huber—no matter what that becomes.”
Like his first two albums, Bury Me Where I Fall and Tongues of Fire, The Hanging Road is a one-man production with Huber playing all the instruments and personally overseeing the recording. “It might sound OCD to some to do everything myself,” he says, “but I like the idea of an individual musical vision being presented from the artist regardless of the fact that extreme production or outside influence might make it sound more clean or presentable.”
Huber’s affinity with his new record label goes far beyond the pleasant memory of that rain-drenched afternoon two years ago. “I’m certainly excited to see what being a Muddy Roots artist will bring. This is the first time in my entire musical career, both with .357 String Band and as a solo artist, that I have released anything on a label. Jason Galaz from Muddy Roots really does believe in and enjoy the tunes he’s releasing. He’s doing it out of passion and taking chances, regardless of the outcome, and he’s attracting folks because of it. It’s hard to hand my songs over to someone, but knowing that Muddy Roots Records has that attitude make me want to be a part of it.”
In addition to working with a label, Huber is also looking at changes for his upcoming tour. “I’m expanding my live show,” he says. “Hopefully I can get some of that filled-out album sound onto the actual stage. I love playing solo, but it limits the set-list sometimes, so it’s time to get some folks on stage with me.”
With its honest, personal musical vision The Hanging Road is sure to appeal to those who want their country music straight up, in both fair and foul weather.
CD Chicago release date Saturday April 26th at the Moonrunner’s Festival. International (Itunes) release date tuesday April 29th.
h4. CD PRE-ORDER LINK: CD ships April 21
12” vinyl release date July 1, 2014. Pre-order available soon.
Yes you heard that right and yes it is the 60’s garage rock band THE SONICS releasing an unheard track on Muddy Roots Music Recordings. What can possibly make this sweeter? I’ll tell ya. Adding a little MUDHONEY to this 7” split sure the hell would!
It will be available on Record Store Day (April 19, 2014) at participating independent retail stores. So get your ass down to the local record shop and get a copy! This is a one time only pressing to add to your rare collection.
“BAD BETTY” THE SONICS
“I LIKE IT SMALL” MUDHONEY (Courtesy of Sub Pop Records)
We got 22 of our friends together to put out this all star underground roots CD. This is more than just a CD release though. We pressed these as a promotion to get these bands music out at the Folk Alliance International conference in Kansas City, Mo. This is the core of everything Folk music related. Many radio DJs, festival owners, booking agencies, and publications will be there. We have made a deal with the conference to get a CD to every single registered guest. That is 2000+ people!
This is so much more than promoting Muddy Roots as a brand. We are attending to promote every band that is like us. We are the outsiders. We are the folkies on the fringe. We are the new roots.
Each band will have a few for their merch tables on their next tour. The rest we saved for you. This is a one time deal. Get yours now for only $8! When you purchase a CD you help us promote the scene. Thank you in advance for your support!
Now check out this sweet lineup and order yours now at:
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Old West Side (The Tillers)
On My Way To Muddy Roots (Brownbird Rudy Relic)
Cocaine Bill (Woody Pines)
Blind Is Blind (Dylan Walshe)
Cold And Blind (Possessed By Paul James)
Marshall Law ( The Good Luck Thrift Store Outfit)
An Old Mountain Tune (Joseph Huber)
Punk Rock Saved My Life ( Sean Wheeler & Zander Schloss)
Oh Sinner Man (Exene Cervenka)
Mystery Of Death (Rachel Brooke)
Muddy Roots (Urban Pioneers)
Judas (The Hardin Draw)
Black Ship (The Dinosaur Truckers)
They’re After Me (Glade City Rounders)
Waking Up Hurts (Everymen)
Oh Death (Goddamn Gallows)
Dark Strutter (Hangdog Hearts)
Empty Bottle (Calamity Cubes)
Freight Train (Speed Buggy)
In A World That Has Moved On (Heinrich XIII & The Devilgrass Pickers)
Conquer The World (Smokestack & The Foothill Fury)
Will The Circle Be Unbroken (The Cracker Swamp Band)
THESE WILL SHIP AS SOON AS WE GET BACK FROM FOLK ALLIANCE WHICH IS FEB. 25TH!
JOSEPH HUBER/THE TILLERS 7” RECORD AVAILABLE AT:
BLACK VINYL SINGLE
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Joseph Huber “OLD MOUNTAIN TUNE” (.357) Singer/Songwriter/Multi-Instrumentalist Joseph Huber is a founding member of, and also had spent 6 years of playing banjo and heavy touring with the Milwaukee, WI based “streetgrass” group, the .357 String Band—a group that, despite it’s abrupt break-up, still continues to gain popularity, is known as one of the most influential groups in the recent insurgent underground country and bluegrass movements. Hard living put together with plenty of downtime has offered more than enough motivation and opportunity for his songwriting.
The Tillers “GEORGE STREET BEAT”
The songs they picked were mostly older than their grandparents. Some came from Woody Guthrie, some were southern blues laments, and many were anonymous relics of Appalachian woods, churches, riverboats, railroads, prairies, and coal mines.
Their look didn’t fit the stereotype. They were clearly recovering punk rockers with roots in city’s west side punk rock and hardcore scene. The punk influence gave their sound a distinctive bite, setting them apart from most other folk acts- a hard-driving percussive strum and stomp that brought new pulse and vinegar to some very old songs. But their musical range soon proved itself as they floated from hard-tackle thumping to tender graceful melody, all the while topped by Oberst and Geil’s clear tenor harmonies.
A Side: Wanda Jackson Side A:Lemmy from Motorhead, Slim Jim from Stray Cats and Danny Harvey form the super group HEAD CAT and they cover a Buddy Holly song. I simply can’t give you any more rock n roll than that. If you can’t appreciate the many levels of badassness that this record is you are beyond saving.
Get yours now for only $6 at:
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Get a limited edition 3 pack vinyl club for $24. Only 100 pressed. Currently on 51 left at:
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It doesn’t matter if an ocean of rain is falling from the heavens while Joe Huber is playing, you’ll stop and listen. As it did at the Muddy Roots Music Festival in 2012. It simply did not matter. His music was enough to keep folks warm. “Magic” is a word tossed around too loosely but to the people in the field that day it was indeed magical. Joseph Huber is able to bring that same experience to the stage every time and we are happy to announce his next album will be with Muddy Roots Music. We will work hard to get his music to folks everywhere. Those that seek out his live shows deserve it. Official Vinly/CD release date coming soon but we are looking at late spring.
Not only are we proud to have Joseph Huber joining our label but it is with deep conviction that I feel the need to get his music to as many ears as possible. It is deep. It is powerful. It will save you or atleast keep you company when you are alone. He is probably too modest to hear me talk about his music that way but I believe it. I am a fan first and label owner second. This album will sit your ass in a seat real quick and just as easily have you up and dancing the next moment. -Jason Galaz
“Singer/Songwriter/Multi-Instrumentalist Joseph Huber is a founding member of, and also had spent 6 years of playing banjo and heavy touring with the Milwaukee, WI based “streetgrass” group, the .357 String Band—a group that, despite it’s abrupt break-up, still continues to gain popularity, is known as one of the most influential groups in the recent insurgent underground country and bluegrass movements. Hard living put together with plenty of downtime has offered more than enough motivation and opportunity for his songwriting. “ – http://www.josephhubermusic.com/Bio.html
Be one of the first to view the The Ettes new single on Muddy Roots Music Recordings!
Official video for YOU WERE THERE by The Ettes.
Directed By Jo McCaughey (http://jomccaughey.com/)
Now available on a split 7” with The Monsters (Reverend Beatman) on Muddy Roots Records. Purchase here:
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From the album “Wicked Will” (Fond Object/Sympathy for the Record Industry) recorded at Toerag Studios and produced by Liam Watson in London, UK – 2011
The Muddy Roots Music Recordings get airplay everyday around the world but this is the first time we have an entire hour dedicated to us on an FM station. Pretty exciting! 106fm Radio Scorpio in Leuven, Belgium played new tracks and some unreleased songs on the Soul Food Radio Show.
The Head Cat (Lemmy from Motorhead)
Brownbird Rudy Relic
Dad Horse Experience
Daddy Long Legs
Sean & Zander
Give a listen here:
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HeadCat & Wanda Jackson new 7” split on Muddy Roots Music Recordings!! (Wanda Jackson, Lemmy of Motorhead, Danny B. Harvey of Lonesome Spurs, Slim Jim of Straycats)
WE JUST MADE ROCK N ROLL HISTORY!!! Limited pressings folks.
7” single only $6 at:
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3 month limited edition vinyl club. Only 100 pressed $24 :
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Festival Fast Talk with Jason Galaz, founder of Muddy Roots Records
Growing up in Southern California, the most obvious answer to “music that defines you” certainly goes to good ole’ American folk, country, and blues…right? Seems to be true if you base your study on Jason Galaz.
Upon moving to Tennessee, Galaz created the Muddy Roots Festival—a live event dedicated to the blues, folk, honky tonk, punk rock, tattoos, cars, and pin-up girls. As if it wasn’t enough to expand the festival outside of Tennessee—and the States—to Waardamme, Belgium, Galaz also founded Muddy Roots Records, a label established to provide vinyl editions of the music that defines the sound of the festival itself. I got to talk to Jason a few weeks before this year’s Muddy Roots Festival.
READ MORE AT: THE VINYL DISTRICT
New 7” record available on Muddy Roots Music Recordings!
SINNER MAN by Exene Cervenka, Sean Wheeler & Zander Schloss and THE MYSTERY OF DEATH by Rachel Brooke!
All brand new and unreleased cuts!
Only $6 for the single at:
SINGLE ALBUM 45 RPM
or $24 as part of the Muddy Roots Vinyl Club subscription which gets you 3 limited edition records at:
VINYL CLUB #3
The second vinyl club package is in production now. Get limited edition versions of newly released singles on the Muddy Roots Music Recordings label!
The Monsters – Voodoo Rhythm Muddy Roots
The Ettes – You Were There
Reverend Beatman – Crash 84
Daddy Long Legs – Long John’s Jump
Reverend Beatman – Jesus Christ Twist
Goddamn Gallows – Howlin’ Wind
Only $27 for these collector edition 7” records.
Norton Records Artist DADDY LONG LEGS and Voodoo Rhythm Artist REVEREND BEATMAN share a split 7” on Muddy Roots Music Recordings. Available only in the limited edition vinyl club. $27 gets you three 7” albums all only pressed once! Singles will be sold individually next month.tes.
ORDER YOURS TODAY! ONLY 200 LIMITED EDITION PRESSINGS AVAILABLE.
Well well well. Look what arrived. German import Muddy Roots vinyl The Dad Horse Experience XL on Muddy Roots Music Recordings. We will begin shipping out our vinyl club packages and singles tomorrow. $7 black vinyl or $21 yellow as part of the Muddy Roots Vinyl Club. Order yours now!
Punk Rock Bowling festival bookers showed no fear with stepping out of the box. One of the best performances of day two came from rootsy duo Sean and Zander, comprised of Sean Wheeler, singer of punk band Throw Rag, and Zander Schloss, a multi-instrumentalist who has played with Joe Strummer, The Circle Jerks and others. The tattooed Wheeler, wearing a black suit and looking like a human Satan, proved to be the most charismatic frontman of the day, while Schloss, looking like a middle-school teacher in glasses and a tie, showed his dexterity on 12-string acoustic guitar and a funky Greek stringed instrument called a bouzouki. Their music is a swampy blend of folk, gospel and mud, but it was probably closer to the original spirit of punk than anything else yesterday.
-by JACK JOHNSON
The all new Tillers album comes out on Muddy Roots Music Recordings July 5th, 2013. Pre-order now to be the first to own it!
CD release party July 5th at the Southgate House Revival in Newport Kentucky. See ya there!
Pre-order link: Hand On The Plow
“We’ve been working on our fifth album for over a year now, writing all new songs like Shanty Boat, The Road Neverending and I Gotta Move. We spent last winter in the studio with Brian Olive and Mark Van Patten pouring our hearts and souls into these new recordings. This spring we’ve been throwing ideas back and fourth with artist Keith Neltner who has been creating some amazing art for the new project. All this hard work has now come to fruition in the form of one awesome album if we do say so! We’re teaming up and releasing Hand On The Plow with Muddy Roots Recordings. The same folks who bring you Muddy Roots Fest in Tennessee and Muddy Roots Fest Belgium. A great group of ambitious and dedicated characters who we’re real excited to work with!” -The Tillers
Amazing cd cover art by Keith Neltner
Singles are available on vinyl for $6 each or as part of a vinyl club as limited editions and autographed.
Side A: PUNK ROCK SAVED MY LIFE
Side B: MUDDY ROOTS BOUND
Sean Wheeler and Zander Schloss of Southern California officially kick off the Muddy Roots Music Recordings label.
Based on the resumes of vocalist Sean Wheeler (Throw Rag) and multi-instrumentalist Zander Schloss (Circle Jerks, the Weirdos, Joe Strummer), you’d expect a rambunctious sound emanating from the Legendary Duo, but you’d be wrong. The twosome plays a hybrid of folk, country, pop, ragtime, bluegrass and gospel that includes all the frenzied energy and spirit of the duo’s aforementioned bands, but is executed with a soulful dash of Americana charm not often heard west of the Mississippi.
Muddy Roots Music Recordings is releasing one 7” 45 rpm single monthly available for purchase individually or by subscription to the Muddy Roots Vinyl Club for limited edition pressings. Limited editions will be numbered, occasionally autographed, sent with gifts and will never be re-pressed. Collector’s items!
The first quarterly subscription includes punk veterans Sean Wheeler (Throwrag) and Zander Schloss (Circle Jerks, The Weirdos, Die Hunns), Brownbird Rudy Relic, and the Dad Horse Experience from Germany.
The 2nd quarterly subscription includes The Monsters (garage rock from Switzerland), Reverend Beatman, and a hand full of other surprises!
Purchase singles or subscribe now!
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