Muddy Roots News
  • 07.23.18

    Muddy Roots Fest Schedule 2018

    Welcome to the first official day of the Muddy Roots Music Festival! Many arrive the day before for the pre-party. The gates stay open 24 hours a day all weekend long. You may come and go as you please. Your weekend pass is good for today through Monday morning and includes FREE camping. DO NOT DRINK AND DRIVE OFF.

    TICKETS HERE

    MORE INFO HERE

    ONLINE PROGRAM HERE

    There are 3 official stages. Open mic stages also pop up occasionally throughout the event.
    THURSDAY

    3:00 PM ToeKnee Tea
    4:00 PM Gunsafe
    5:00 PM Black TarPoon
    6:00 PM The Pine Hill Haints
    7:00 PM Moonshine Wagon (Spain)
    8:00 PM Carrie Nation and the Speakeasy
    9:00 PM Freight Train Rabbit Killer
    10:00 PM Viva Le Vox
    11:00 PM Hillbilly Casino
    12:00 AM Reverend Beat-Man (official) & Izobel García
    1:00 AM The Mudfits

    Friday is the hump day of the fest but the first day that the crowd will swell. Most folks are onsite and settled in by Friday morning. The gates are open 24 hours a day. Your weekend pass or Fri-Sat-Sun pass will get you onsite. Camping is FREE with your ticket. There are no day passes as we don’t fence off camping areas from the stages.

    FRIDAY
    1:30 PM Kitty Dearing & The DagNabbits
    2:00 PM Rebecca Jed
    3:00 PM Heavy Temple
    3:30 PM Andrea Colburn & Mud Moseley
    4:00 PM Blackgrass Gospel
    5:00 PM Raelyn Nelson Band
    5:30 PM Scott Kelly (Neurosis) & John Judkins (Rwake)
    6:00 PM Everymen
    7:00 PM Call Me Bronco
    7:30 PM Kings of the F**king Sea
    8:00 PM Wovenhand (official)
    9:00 PM Fu Manchu
    9:30 PM Rock Bottom String Band
    10:00 PM Mondo Generator
    11:00 PM Sleep
    12:30 AM JAMES HUNNICUTT
    1:00 AM Brea Burns and the Boleros

    Things are getting pretty wicked on Saturday. Almost everyone has been partying for a few days now but some folks still arrive on Saturday. The gates are open 24 hours a day. Your weekend pass or Sat-Sun pass includes camping through Monday morning.

    PACE YOURSELVES

    SATURDAY
    12:00 PM Blue Cactus
    1:00 PM Molly Gene One Whoaman Band
    1:30 PM Midnight Larks
    2:00 PM Pinata Protest
    3:00 PM The Maness Brothers
    3:30 PM Mudtown
    4:00 PM The Goddamn Gallows
    5:00 PM Stump Tail Dolly
    5:30 PM Rachel Kate
    6:00 PM Murphy’s Law
    7:00 PM Oxbow
    7:30 PM Slim Cessna’s Auto Club
    8:00 PM Reagan Youth
    9:00 PM OM
    9:30 PM Kid Congo and The Pink Monkey Birds
    10:00 PM T.S.O.L..
    11:00 PM High On Fire
    12:30 AM Those Poor Bastards
    1:00 AM Neurosis

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    If you survived the other days at Muddy Roots then Sunday will surely finish you off. Day passes are available for this day only and include FREE camping. We all pack up and head out Monday morning. Throw your damn trash AWAY on your way out you slobby bastards. This ain’t no corpo fest.

    1:00 PM Ranch Ghost
    1:30 PM Smoky White Devils
    2:00 PM Grassfed
    3:00 PM Sarah Shook & The Disarmers
    3:30 PM The Tillers
    4:00 PM The Dexateens & Jimmy “Duck” Holmes
    5:00 PM Pat Reedy & The Longtime Goners
    5:30 PM Joshua Black Wilkins music
    6:00 PM DBUK
    7:00 PM Dead Boys
    7:30 PM Left Lane Cruiser
    8:00 PM L.A. WITCH
    9:00 PM Meat Puppets
    9:30 PM Megan Jean and the Klay Family Band
    10:00 PM Cutthroat Shamrock
    11:00 PM X (the band)
    12:30 AM The Ghost Wolves
    1:00 AM The Calamity Cubes!

  • 07.05.18

    Muddy Roots Fest Seeks Visual Artists

    The Muddy Roots Music Festival is inviting visual artists to participate in the festivities this year! We’re known for constructing large banjos and placing them at our venues worldwide. That’s been the hard work of good friends with heart. We also paint murals all around town to promote the festival and sometimes just other artists we love. We do these ourselves.

    We’re open to all mediums and expressions. THINK BIG! It’d be cool to see large sculptures, paintings, and interactive pieces in our field. Maybe a wild boar with a banjo made out of wire? A giant horse & guitar made out of 2×4 wood? A woman’s face carved out tree trunks and covered in Christmas lights? The world is yours.

    Or maybe you want to paint a mural in your hometown? That’s cool too. We may sponsor it.

    Submit your proposal to muddyrootsevents@gmail.com by July 31st to be considered.
    Include your concept, sketches, budget, and all important information needed to complete the task.

    Be BOLD.


    20ft wall in East Nashville


    16 ft tall wooden banjo. Muddy Roots TN


    20 ft tall banjo made from old barn roofing. Muddy Roots TN.


    Hand painted, wooden Muddy Roots banjos in Brasil.


    Large Muddy Roots Europe banjo updated annually in Belgium.


    Wall in East Nashville.


    Wall at G’z BBQ in East Nashville.

  • 06.07.18

    Muddy Roots 2018 Announced!

    We’re leading the charge in uniting the underground scenes and booking the bands that are the roots in them! It’s getting weird and we’re all getting along. Camping and hot showers are free. You c an BYOB but the venue has 2 bars onsite with $3 tall can PBR. Food vendors onsite but you may cook. We have 2 waterfalls nearby that the venue shuttles you to. We fill up your kiddy pools at camp. You are free to do what you want so long as you aren’t being a dick.
    THIS IS THE GREATEST DAMN FESTIVAL IN THE WORLD!!

    WEEKEND PASSES HERE
    DAY PASSES HERE
    MORE INFO AND BAND VIDEOS HERE

    SLEEP HIGH ON FIRE THIRDMAN

    Background photo by Sundel Perry Photography
    Photo of woman taken by Geert Soenens in 1972 Belgium

  • 06.01.18

    Muddy Roots Partners w/ TN State Fair

    Muddy Roots Music Presents the “Country Roots” stages at the Tennessee State Fair

    Nashville-based promoter will spotlight the sounds of traditional country music in a classic setting.

    tn state fair 2018
    Nashville, Tenn. — Over 200,000 people will hear authentic “Workingman Country” music at this year’s Tennessee State Fair. Indie music promoter Muddy Roots Music will be curating the first country music stage at the Tennessee State Fair in many years and will feature up-and-coming hardcore honky tonk traditionalist Pat Reedy & the Longtime Goners in a 9-day residency, along with a number of other acts emphasizing the sounds of classic country music.

    “Country music has a long history of partnerships with state fairs, and the fair circuit was an important venue for country music touring shows for decades,” Muddy Roots Music president Jason Galaz says. “We’re very happy to be renewing this tradition for a new generation of performers and music fans.”


    (Photo by Wilde Company)

    Pat Reedy & the Longtime Goners recently celebrated the release of their newest album, That’s All There Is. Writing about the album’s first single, “Nashville at 3AM,” Rolling Stone called Reedy a “sharp-tongued songwriter (that) sounds like a spiritual descendent of the town’s famed outlaw generation.” In addition to headlining the country music stage for nine days, Reedy will also perform at the monster truck shows on the two opening nights of the Fair to an expected audience of 16,000 people each night.

    In addition to Reedy, Muddy Roots Music will be booking a variety of other tradition-steeped country music acts, along with special vendors in the stage area.

    “The mission of Muddy Roots has always been to promote country, blues, Americana, bluegrass, rock and everything in between through our events,” Galaz says. “We’ve pursued that vision through our annual festivals — Muddy Roots, Nashville Boogie, and the Music Valley Jamboree. We’re very honored to secure this partnership with the Tennessee State Fair and for the opportunity to spotlight the sounds of traditional country music in a classic setting.”

    The Tennessee State Fair will be held at the Tennessee State Fairground in Nashville, Tenn., Sept. 7-16, 2018. the Fair’s theme will be “the Heart of Tennessee” and will aim, as it has since 1855, to showcase the accomplishments of the citizens throughout Tennessee. More information and updated schedules are available at muddyrootsrecords.com and at tnstatefair.org.

    For vendor, advertisement, and sponsorship opportunities contact Jason Galaz directly at muddyrootsevents@gmail.com

    Pat Reedy vinyl records and CDs found HERE.

    Enjoy these classic TN Fairgrounds pictures found online courtesy of local historian, Ralph Mitchell.

  • 05.24.18

    Nashville Boogie Survival Guide 2018

    Welcome to Music City, U.S.A.!

    First off,do you have a ticket? We have lots of “FREE” areas of the event like the car show, the front room at the palace, and the vintage vendor hall. But you’ll need a weekend or day pass to get in to see the headliners, the western fashion show, the pinup pageant, the record convention, the pool parties, the record hops, and the Charles Phoenix Americana Slide Show.

    GRAB YOUR 2018 WEEKEND PASSES AND DAY PASSES HERE.
    While you are there RESERVE YOUR 2019 ROOMS AND TICKETS HERE! Don’t wait and be left out.

    Thank you for rockin’ at the Nashville Boogie. This is our 4th year in and are excited to grow with you. We’ve put together a short bullet point list of frequently asked questions concerning the Nashville Boogie Vintage Weekender.

    Here are the basics. The Nashville Boogie is a handful of events held at 2 venues. That would be the Nashville Palace and the Opryland Resort. The primary location for the festival is at the resort. You can buy weekend and day passes to the venues if you prefer one over the other.

    GET YOUR WRISTBAND AS EARLY AS 1 HOUR BEFORE BANDS START UP TIL 11PM AT THE NASHVILLE PALACE EVERY DAY AND OPRYLAND RESORT FRIDAY AND SATURDAY.

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    The Opryland Resort is HUGE! They have almost 3000 rooms. Our events are all on the far left side. We have the Presidential Ballroom, Magnolia Lobby, and Magnolia Pool. Pres has blue carpet and Mag has orange/brown. When you pull in to check-in to the hotel you head right to the Cascade Lobby. If you are coming just to our events you head left to the Presidential Portico. You’ll pass the Magnolia Portico on your way to the Pres.

    WE HAVE FREE SHUTTLES ALL WEEKEND.
    They start an hour before bands start at the Palace daily and go til the Palace closes.
    You don’t need a wristband to hop on the shuttle.

    They take you from the Nashville Palace to the Pres Portico at Opryland. Come inside and come to our ballrooms. YOU DON’T NEED A TICKET TO SHOP AT THE HUGE VINTAGE VENDOR HALL!!
    But you will need one to get in the ballrooms to shake your tail feather.

    The Nashville Palace is an old school honky tonk. Randy Travis used to wash dishes there. Out front and to the right are dozens of Country music stars hand prints in the concrete. You can find videos of George Jones and Little Jimmy Dickens on stage at the Palace, but many more have blessed the stage.

    The Palace is all ages until 10pm.
    They serve food. It’s yummy delicious.
    You don’t need a ticket for the front room at the Palace. We’ll tell you a few times.

    WE HAVE TONS OF BANDS AND DJS!!
    Many of whom traveled from Europe, Japan, and across the U.S. to be with you this weekend.
    Check the Boogie website for the schedule, rooms, tickets, vendor links, special events and info at www.nashvilleboogie.com

    Here is a program version. It could change.

    WE MOVED THE CAR SHOW OUTSIDE AND MADE IT 100% FREE.
    There is no charge to register a car or attend. We still hand out trophies. There are vendors and free bands in the front room of the Palace. You may buy a day pass just for the Palace on Saturday for $20 to catch the official Boogie bands. It’s work triple that.

    Programs are at both venues.

    Opryland charges more for everything. But they do provide a full resort experience. There are 17 restaurants at the resort. You can also grab food at the Nashville Palace, Scoreboard Grill behind the Palace, and Cracker Barrel on the corner. Waffle House is across the highway and open all night.

    WATCH THESE VIDEOS TO CHECK OUT THE MADNESS AND THEN RESERVE YOUR ROOM AND TICKETS FOR NEXT YEAR HERE!

    Discounted hotel rooms here.

  • 05.08.18

    Dead Bronco Fights Illegal Whalers

    Not long after Dead Bronco signed with Roots Union Records they boarded a Sea Shepherd ship in Spain to play a live show in support of their efforts.
    Dead Bronco Sea Shepard
    Who is Sea Shepherd you ask? They’re badasses that chase down illegal whalers and poachers on the high seas. REAL BAD ASSES! Here is their mission statement. “Established in 1977, our mission is to end the destruction of habitat and slaughter of wildlife in the world’s oceans in order to conserve and protect ecosystems and species. We use innovative direct-action tactics to investigate, document, and take action when necessary to expose and confront illegal activities on the high seas. By safeguarding the biodiversity of our delicately balanced ocean ecosystems, Sea Shepherd works to ensure their survival for future generations.”

    Here’s the video the band made to from aboard.

    Sea Shepherd

    Who the hell is Dead Bronco? A country punk band from Spain that will rock your shit.

    “Dead Bronco, the band that became known all over Europe for their Country Punk Rock captained by the american Matt Horan, and during the past 5 years have proudly flown the flag of the american roots movement in Europe, anounce the release of their new album, DRIVEN BY FRUSTRATION, with new band members, new tour, and a new sound that they have defined as AMERICANA SLUDGE.
    “ We play traditional acoustic instruments, banjos, mandolins, upright bass, guitars, but with an electric twist, using distortion, effects, modulations, creating a sound which we like to call AMERICANA SLUDGE.””

    GET A COPY OF NEW DEAD BRONCO ALBUM HERE!

    Check out another new music video by Dead Bronco!

    Oh hell, here’s another for the knock out. These boys have kicked in the door and rushed you with a slew of new songs and videos.


    www.rootsunionrecords.com”: www.rootsunionrecords.com

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