Muddy Roots News
  • 12.20.18

    Lost Footage of 2011 Muddy Roots & It's Historical Relevance

    2011 was our 2nd year hosting music festivals. It was more of hillbilly-rock-n-roll-punk-rock-blues-bender-in-a-field. There were just about 700 of us in the field that year. We evolve each time but you can really see how we were back in the days. There was even a pinup pageant hosted by Sabina Kelley and a car show. Some of our stages were just a tent over some mud with a bail of hay. DIY til we die.

    We stumbled across this unfinished documentary hosted by Rebel Music TV. That was the year that Wanda Jackson played despite a massive flood in the tent. Good times.

    What we love most about this footage is the legendary Don Maddox of the Maddox Brothers and Rose sharing a bit about his history and how his band influenced legends to come. He mentions how he thought his band was forgotten seeing as how it started in the 1930’s. Brother, not in our field. We recognize the roots and this band was the roots of both country and rockabilly. They were a high energy hillbilly boogie band that blew up from the 30’s to 50’s. The Maddox Brothers and Rose were before country music, pioneered the Bakersfield sound, and inspired Elvis to liven up his wardrobe.

    Check the footage here.

    It wasn’t too much longer that Don was back in Nashville at the opening of the Bakersfield Sound exhibit. We brought him back to play the Muddy Roots Music Festival once more as well as the Nashville Boogie Vintage Weekender. Don is well in to his 90’s now so we let him rest. But boy o’ boy are we grateful for his time at our events.

    Here’s a photo of Little Jimmy Dickens and Don Maddox hanging out on vendor row at the Muddy Roots Music Festival. They were right outside my camper despite the 90 degree weather. Jimmy even played in his fully rhinestoned suit. Toughest generation this country has seen!

    -Jason Galaz

  • 12.12.18

    Orange Goblin's Last Show At Muddy Roots?

    The Heavy Metal band Orange Goblin from the U.K. has been hitting it hard since 1995 but that all may be coming to an end. Upon announcing their upcoming show at the Muddy Roots Music Festival they also mentioned that it might be one of their very last shows as a band in the U.S. Don’t wait around for another tour cuz it might not happen. Get your tickets HERE!

    orange goblin

    Life is short folks. Don’t let it pass ya.

  • 12.10.18

    Muddy Roots 2019 First Bands Announced!

    Cock Sparrer, The DAMNED, MC50, John Garcia & The Band of Gold w/ Nick Oliveri (Both formerly of Kyuss,) OFF!, FEAR, The Adicts, The Soul Rebels w special guest GZA, Weedeater, Hank Von Hell, The Dwarves, Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band, Fishbone, The Queers, Orange Goblin, Possessed By Paul James, The Goddamn Gallows, Koffin Kats, The Mudfits, The Calamity Cubes!, James Hunnicutt, Black Venus, The Urban Pioneers, Bridge City Sinners, The Hillbilly Casino, Nick Oliveri’s Death Acoustic, Sierra Ferrell, Black Eyed Vermillion, Gallows Bound, Heavy Temple, Viva Le Vox, Freight Train Rabbit Killer, Black Irish Texas, Nancarrow, Black Tarpoon, Imperial Rooster, and The Rsging Nathans.

    TICKETS HERE

    SPOTIFY LINK

    VIDEOS OF ALL PERFORMING BANDS

    The 10th annual Muddy Roots Music Festival is Aug 30- Sep 1, 2019 in Cookeville, TN. Camping is FREE. Showers are FREE. Tall can PBR is $3. You can BYOB. Tons of food vendors onsite but you can cookout at camp. Kids are ok ONLY with adult supervision at ALL times.

    Come out and have fun. Don’t be a dick to folks and you’ll have a good time

  • 12.08.18

    Ronnie Spector & The Ronettes and JD McPherson added to B-52s show!

    Ronnie Spector & The Ronettes, one of the most popular groups from the 1960s is joining us at the Boogie! Among the Ronettes’ most famous songs are “Be My Baby”, “Baby, I Love You”, “(The Best Part of) Breakin’ Up”, and “Walking in the Rain”, all of which charted on the Billboard Hot 100.

    Also performing is JD McPherson is known for a retro sound rooted in the rock and roll, rockabilly, and rhythm and blues music of the 1950s. McPherson’s band will be performing his early hits such as “Northside Gal” and “Firebug” as well new rockin’ songs.

    The headlining act of the evening will be new wave band, the B-52s!!

    They’ll all be closing out the festival in the Presidential Ballroom at the Opryland Resort at 9pm. Day passes are available for just this portion of the festival for just $50. Weekend passes get you 4 full days of bands, a car show, vintage vendors, a Mr. & Mrs. Nashville Boogie pageant, and a western fashion show for just $135. ANNDDDD, we got the resort to give us $269 dollar rooms for $159 a night. That’s rare in this “hot city.” Get all that HERE at NASHVILLEBOOGIE.COM
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  • 10.15.18

    The B-52s to Headline the Nashville Boogie!

    Y’all know the beehive sportin’ retro influenced band that rocked the world from lil ol’ Athens Georgia right? Well, they’re coming to party down with us at the Nashville Boogie Vintage Weekender May 26th, 2019. They’ll be closing out the festival in the Presidential Ballroom at the Opryland Resort at 9pm. We’ve got swell opening acts that are just as exciting yet to be announced. Day passes are available for just this portion of the festival for just $50. Weekend passes get you 4 full days of bands, a car show, vintage vendors, a Mr. & Mrs. Nashville Boogie pageant, burlesque, and a western fashion show for just $135. ANNDDDD, we got the resort to give us $269 dollar rooms for $159 a night. That’s rare in this “hot city.” Get all that HERE at NASHVILLEBOOGIE.COM

    You better know more than “Love Shack.”

    B52S NASHVILLE BOOGIE

    Check out this rad footage of them in 1978 in Atlanta.

  • 08.22.18

    Third Man Records at Muddy Roots

    Third Man Records is rolling deep with their posse to the Muddy Roots Music Festival! They’re literally driving their rolling record shop to the fest grounds to slang some vinyl. That includes a fresh release from SLEEP available next week who just so happens to be headlining this rad event.

    Two versions of SLEEP 12” come out. The colored one is very limited and they’ll keep back to over-the-counter only. So you better be there to score one!

    But wait one minute, that’s NOT THE ONLY THIRD MAN BAND playing Muddy Roots!!

    Kid Congo & The Pink Monkey Birds are rad as hell. They stand on their own but it sure the hell makes it even cooler knowing Kid Congo Powers played in The Cramps, Nick Cave’s Band, and the Gun Club.

    You know those dudes from Ranch Ghost?
    They’re pals from the TMR crew too.

    Grab a ticket for the festival HERE!
    It includes free camping, free showers, and byob is ok.

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