Muddy Roots News
  • 12.01.17

    We Painted A Margo Price Mural In East Nashville

    We’re huge fans of Margo Price and her band. She is local to our neighborhood and our music community. She played the Muddy Roots Music Festival in 2015 and since then has signed with Third Man Records and blown up!! She is featured on late night shows often, tours the world playing all the major festivals and just recorded a duet with Willie Nelson. GET IT GIRL!

    We’re hardcore fans and want to show support. So we did what we do best, we told folks about her! You want to hear something different on the radio? Well then get out there and support all those musicians coming from our community straight to the top. Go buy their music.

    Wall is located across from Mitchell’s Deli. Eat there, friggin delicious organic local sammiches. The wall is also on the same strip as Fond Object records. Go in there and ask for Muddy Roots Records and Third Man Records! We’re stocked.

    Margo Wall
    Artists: Jason Galaz aka Mudfather and Milton Chavez aka The Milt #themilt

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    Margo Price

    margo cops
    CAN’T STOP US!!!

  • 11.16.17

    Muddy Roots 2018 Is Stoopid Fresh!

    We’re always trying something new with our events. The 9th annual Muddy Roots Music Festival will follow tradition with new bands from neighboring music scenes as we always do. We tear down those genre lines. You can expect some pretty bad ass curve balls.

    We damn near chose a new spot for next year too! That day will indeed come as we would like to own our own property one day. But we haven’t reached that point yet. We have however renegotiated our agreement with the Junebug Ranch which is allowing us to party it up there for atleast one more year!

    Earlybird passes have already gone on sale. They are too cheap and you don’t deserve them. They’re also half sold out! You better get yours you stinky slacker!!



    Take a tour of the property with this video by Delane Chavez

    We’ve already selected most our bands for 2018 but haven’t reached out yet. We’ll be doing that soon. We can’t always get through our inbox but if interested in playing send an email to That is the ONLY place to reach us about hiring you.

    We still have FREE showers. We still have FREE camping. You can still camp wherever you like except vendor row. We still don’t have RV hookups but you can still bring quiet generators. You can still bring your own booze. We will still have a literal truck load of Pabst Blue Ribbon for $3 a tall can. You still can’t bring your dogs, knives, glass bottles or fireworks. New rule: NO TRAIN KIDS. Our main rule is still, “DON’T BE A DICK

    Dude, we’re rockin’ dueling stages in 2018. When one ends the other will start. You’re fried bologna in this Southern sammich. You’ll just turn around and continue to rock out. We’re gonna overload ya.

    Here are a few pics from 2017 courtesy of Wilde Company.

    slim cessna

    Pinata Protest

    Muddy Roots crowd

    Muddy Wild Crowd

    Dylan Dorrell

    Muddy Mexico

    Muddy Folks


    muddy blues

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    and don’t forget about our sweet azz waterfall.

    Waterloo Waterfall

  • 11.14.17

    Soundtrack of Tennessee feature in The Tennessean

    The Muddy Roots Music Festival was one of eight features as the “Soundtrack of Tennessee” in Nashville’s Tennessean newspaper. (USA Today)

    Read the full article and browse multiple photos in their gallery HERE!

    Putting down roots

    One hundred and twenty miles west is Cookeville’s June Bug Ranch, where the Muddy Roots Music Festival is held every Labor Day Weekend. (It’s actually 95)

    Muddy Roots, also a record label, is headquartered in Nashville’s Vinyl Bunker, a record shop filled with Cold War-era military surplus in the bottom floor of a parking garage near the Ryman Auditorium.

    Attendance is usually capped at just over 2,000, making it one of Tennessee’s most intimate music festivals, even with its 50-acre footprint, four stages and 100-plus performers.

    A lot of Muddy Roots devotees grew up listening to punk or metal before getting into country and roots music, said founder Jason Galaz, and the performers reflect that. Past lineups have included acts as different as bluegrass greats Del McCoury Band and sludge-metal pioneers the Melvins.

    It’s not unusual to see a headliner watching another band, or jam around a campfire until the wee hours. Said Galaz, “Nobody’s a rock star here, no matter how big they are.”

    “It’s the people who make Muddy Roots,” said Craig Aldridge, one of many who attend annually.
    Members of the band Tejon Street Corner Thieves pourBuy Photo
    Tennessean Muddy Roots 2017
    Members of the band Tejon Street Corner Thieves pour beer on fans at the 8th Annual Muddy Roots Music Festival in Cookeville, Tenn. on Sept. 3, 2017. Muddy Roots promotes everything from roots and blues to bluegrass and punk rock. (Photo: Shelley Mays / The Tennessean)

    We meet Joachim Vanderzeypen near a sign offering $25 tattoos. It’s his first time in Cookeville. First time in America, actually. He’s from Belgium. He went to Muddy Roots’ European festival and liked it so much he crossed an ocean to attend another one. Wearing socks emblazoned with the Tennessee tristar, Vanderzeypen gets “BLESS YOUR HEART” inked on his knee. He says his mother will think it’s a religious tattoo.

    -Juli Thanki

  • 11.02.17

    Channel 5 Wine On The Rails "Music City Must"

    We were excited to be invited by News Channel 5 to film a “Music City Must” segment recently. Join us as we board a vintage 1950’s train to the DelMonaco Vineyards on an all day wine tasting train excursion! Packages range from classic cars, hotsy totsy party cars, regal first class cars to exclusive 360 view dome seating cars. There are only 3 dates scheduled for 2018. MORE AT WWW.WINEONTHERAILS.COM

    View the Channel 5 News special here!

    Channel 5 Music City Must

  • 10.30.17

    Southern Gothic Campout

    We’re heading into witch infested woods. There will be wicked fires,tales of despair and songs of darkness.

    On the tenth and eleventh day in the year of our Lord, two thousand and seventeen, you may find us at the home of the Bell Witch tale, Adam, Tennessee. It’s campfire season and we intend to enjoy it.

    This is not for the faint of heart.

    Red River Canoe
    8002 Old Hwy 41 N, Adams, TN 37010
    Nov 10-11, 2017
    Tickets online HERE or at the gate.

    Those Poor Bastards S 10:00 PM
    Sons of Perdition S 8:30 PM
    Vivita S 7:00 PM
    Whiskey Dick S 5:30 PM
    Reverend Red S 4:00 PM
    Noah Tyson S 4:00 PM

    Freight Train Rabbit Killer F 10:00 PM
    Viva Le Vox F 8:30 PM
    James Hunnicutt F 7:00 PM
    A Man Called Stu F 5:30 PM
    Brook Blanche F 4:30 PM

    Southern Gothic 2017

    We beg of you to make peace with your Lord before you come.

  • 10.06.17

    Wanda Jackson & The Music Valley Jamboree

    Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee, Wanda Jackson is set to headline the Music Valley Jamboree Friday November 3rd at the world famous Nashville Palace! Tickets are just $20 per day pre-sale and can be found HERE.

    This is a whole weekend full of rock n roll and country western fun! 12 bands and 4 DJs are performing the large parlor room, numerous bands perform the front room at no extra charge, there are vendors on site, there is an all day cruise-in on Saturday, and we finish off the weekend with a FREE record convention on Sunday!

    Music Valley version 3

    Hosted by internationally known radio dj James Riley!
    James Riley 2017

    Big Parlor Room Schedule aqui.


    3:30 pm DJ Col. Paco Chaos
    4:30pm Kyle Eldridge & The Rhythm Rounders
    6:30pm Billy Harlan
    7:30pm DJ Krazy Kat Daddy
    8:30pm The Cowpokes
    10:00pm Wanda Jackson
    11:00pm DJ Laura Palmer

    Saturday Lineup:

    12:00pm Jane Rose
    1:00pm Screamin’ Rebel Angels
    2:00pm Josh Hi-Fi & The Rhythm Kings
    3:00pm The Highjivers
    4:00pm DJ Juke Joint Jenni
    5:00pm TJ Mayes
    6:00pm DJ Laura Palmer
    7:00pm James Intveld
    8:30pm DJ Col. Paco Chaos
    9:30pm Bloodshot BILL
    11:00pm Hillbilly Casino
    12:00am DJ Krazy Kat Daddy

    Front room schedule:
    11:00am John England (solo)
    1:00pm Jay Bragg (duo)
    3:00pm The Nashville Palace Band
    7:30pm Celine Lee & Her Texas Three
    9:00pm Nathan Belt & The Buckles
    12:00am Chris Casello Trio
    1:30am Andrea Colburn & Mud Moseley

    11:00am John England (solo)
    1:00pm Jon Byrd & Byrd’s Auto Parts
    3:00pm Wendy Newcomer & The Good Old Timers
    7:30pm Stu Arkoff & Co.
    9:00pm Chuck Mead & His Grassy Knoll Boys
    1:00am Anthony Castagna Combo

    Saturday Car cruise-in (FREE) is 10am to 10pm. Park out front and to the side of the Palace. All oldies are welcome.
    car cruise in

    Record convention is Sunday 10am-5pm (FREE)
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    Children are welcome before 10pm both days. Must be supervised!

    Tickets are limited to room capacity.

    The word is out on this now that we literally painted a HUGE mural here in East Nashville to spread the rock n roll gospel!!

    wanda jackson wall mural

    Jamboree 2017

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