Alumni Update

In Memory of Chris Porter:  The Mastersons #1706

In Memory of Chris Porter: The Mastersons #1706

Friendships run deep when you are a musician, and those with whom you can pick up right where you left off after months on the road become family. Chris Porter had a gift for forging deep, fast friendships with people in every little town he toured across the country, but especially with his tight-knit chosen […]

By November 6, 2017 Read More →
In Memory of Chris Porter:  Andrea Juarez #1704

In Memory of Chris Porter: Andrea Juarez #1704

Andrea Juarez never planned to release an album, but it seemed like the best way to honor her fiance, Chris Porter, who passed away on tour October 2016, when their van was rear-ended on the interstate. Mitchell Vandenburg also was killed, and Adam Nurre miraculously survived the horrific wreck. Porter was mostly finished with tracking […]

By October 16, 2017 Read More →
Sally Jaye #1703

Sally Jaye #1703

Sally Jaye launched Cafe Rooster Records with a legendary guerrilla party at AmericanaFest 2016 in Nashville, TN. The cooperative record label began with friend and co-founder, Darrin Bradbury’s album, Elmwood Park, quickly adding a vinyl release of Jaye’s band, Ladies Gun Club, a vinyl re-issue of her solo album, Amarillo, and a digital release of […]

By October 6, 2017 Read More →
Boo Ray #1702

Boo Ray #1702

Boo Ray recently released Sea of Lights on vinyl, the debut release from Kindercore record pressing in Athens, GA. With a fresh mastering for vinyl and successful showcase at AmericanaFest 2017, Boo Ray and his band continue to tour the US with his distinct brand of Jerry Reed-inspired rock and roll. He’s a heckuva picker […]

By October 1, 2017 Read More →
Drivin N Cryin:  Mystery Road Re-issued

Drivin N Cryin: Mystery Road Re-issued

It’s crazy and weird and fantastic to have bands I snuck out of the house to see (R.E.M. and Drivin N Cryin) continue to matter to music fans so much that their albums get re-issued. I’m pretty sure I’ve told y’all the story of not getting hired at a Columbus, Ohio, radio station in the […]

By September 27, 2017 Read More →
“Shit Got Dark” from Upcoming Posthumous Album, Porter & the Bluebonnet Rattlesnakes

“Shit Got Dark” from Upcoming Posthumous Album, Porter & the Bluebonnet Rattlesnakes

Long-time pal and friend to everyone he ever met, Chris Porter‘s final album, Don’t Go Baby It’s Gonna Get Weird Without You from Porter & the Bluebonnet Rattlesnakes, will be released 10/20 on Cornelius Chapel Records. Porter recorded with fellow Country Fried Rock alumni and friends, Will Johnson (Centro-Matic), John Calvin Abney, Shonna Tucker (former […]

By September 11, 2017 Read More →
Austin Lucas House Concert, Columbia, SC

Austin Lucas House Concert, Columbia, SC

Hey, you sparkling sunfish!  You must be here because you support Girls Rock Columbia.  Heck, yeah! My buddy, Austin Lucas, is a fabulous songwriter from Indiana, and a wonderful supporter of the GRC cause.  He’s going to play a house concert in Columbia and a portion of the reservations go to GRC. Win win! *** Reservations […]

By April 4, 2017 Read More →
In Memory of Chris Porter, Part 1

In Memory of Chris Porter, Part 1

As most of y’all know, our friend, Chris Porter, passed away in a terrible car wreck while on tour (along with touring partner, Mitch Vandenburg, and survived by drummer, Adam Nurre). I’ve been going through my old hard drives to the early days of this show, when it was a daily feature on select country […]

By November 3, 2016 Read More →
VIDEO PREMIERE:  M. Lockwood Porter “Reach the Top”

VIDEO PREMIERE: M. Lockwood Porter “Reach the Top”

Written and Produced by M. Lockwood Porter From the album How To Dream Again on Amazon or iTunes “Reach The Top” mlockwoodporter.com blackmesarecords.com (US) hiddentrailrecords.bandcamp.com (UK & Europe) Video by Joseph Casey and M. Lockwood Porter Featuring Joseph Casey and Kris Payne Engineered and Mixed by Peter Labberton M. Lockwood Porter – vocals, guitar, harmonica […]

By November 1, 2016 Read More →
AmericanaFest 2016

AmericanaFest 2016

Decided to do a quick podcast update from my 3 favorites at AmericanaFest 2016. Lots more video to come, but here’s a taste of my favorite band that I did not previously know: Ladies Gun Club (Sally Jaye/Sarah Roberts). I also dug a #CFRalumni band that I had never seen play live and the band […]

By September 29, 2016 Read More →
Allen Thompson #1608

Allen Thompson #1608

Allen Thompson Band‘s new album, Brace Yourself, is still kept under top-secret guard, but the stories leading to the title seem surreal. Thompson and band mate, Clint Maine, both broke their backs in separate accidents within a month of each other. The following year helped them expand their sound and get weirder, as they describe. […]

By September 9, 2016 Read More →
PREMIERE:  Scott Low “Kiss You Again”

PREMIERE: Scott Low “Kiss You Again”

Country Fried Rock alum, Scott Low, feels like he is finally getting life right. Since we featured his (former) band, Efren, years ago, Low has released several records and toured relentlessly, but his personal life has had enough upheaval for several lifetimes. Lucky for us, Low writes about all of it. On his upcoming album, […]

By June 7, 2016 Read More →