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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 and performer and just as laid back and easy-going as you could imagine, laughing at his own jokes because they’re funny.

Catch the podcast below, or in the iTunes and other links. Essential production support for this program provided by Jay Burgess.

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, The New Vintage, Low culled hundreds of songs from his catalog, including this selection from the Jacksonville Songwriter Residency, premiered here: “Kiss You Again.” Look for the album on 10 Foot Woody Records on 17 June 2016.

Buy Scott Low’s past music here on Amazon or iTunes. Efren (the band) is a lot harder to Google!

Premiere: Purses “White Wire Handle”

Purses is a new band with roots in #CFRalumni, The District Attorneys. Purses is an Athens, Georgia, supergroup, featuring Drew Beskin’s brand new song, “White Wire Handle,” premiered here. One of our most frequently referenced bands are mentioned in the song. Purses’ debut album, Obsess Much, is out 22 April 2016 on Laser Brains. A digital 7″ will be available everywhere Friday, 11 March 2016.

Golden Eels #1605

Golden Eels popped onto my feed because of our mutual music preferences on Bandcamp. Their songwriter, Neil Golden, has played on records for several Athens, Georgia, bands, ranging from the Elephant 6 legends, Elf Power, to The Glands and #CFRalumni, Shonna Tucker & Eye Candy. Periscopes in the Air leans toward the psychedelic pop sounds of Golden’s earlier collaborations, yielding a completely DIY record that suits long commutes and pleasant workday distractions.

Buy Periscopes in the Air by Golden Eels here.

Podcast
Listen or download below or on SoundCloud.

T. Hardy Morris #1520

T. Hardy Morris fronts Dead Confederate and is part of the indie rock supergroup, Diamond Rugs, but his latest solo album, Drownin’ On A Mountaintop, shows another side of this Southern songwriter.

Podcast
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6 String Drag #1503

Kenny Roby (previously featured here) and Rob Keller disbanded 6 String Drag at the top of their game, nearly 15 years ago. The first new album from 6 String Drag, Roots Rock N Roll, brings the group together again, ranging the gamut of roots rock with their brother-from-another-mother harmonies. Why would a regionally beloved band, seemingly at the peak of success, fall off the face of the earth? Love.

Buy 6 String Drag’s albums here.
Buy Rob Keller’s bluegrass band, the Welfare Liners, here.
Buy Kenny Roby’s solo albums here.

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Four Offbeat Music Festivals: Georgia

There’s an old saying, “In the South, we don’t hide away our crazy; we dress it up and parade it down Main Street.” Those “parades” celebrate the unique arts and music in nearly every small town throughout Georgia. Here are four festivals where you can let loose and enjoy the unusual.

Read more from Sloane Spencer here

Headliners of these events include friends and alumni like Drivin N Cryin, Shooter Jennings, Elizabeth Cook, Shawn Mullins, and many other fantastic bands and activities.

Shonna Tucker & Eye Candy: Video & Tour

Woohoo! Country Fried Rock alums, Shonna Tucker & Eye Candy, are launching a super tour. See if they’re heading your way (DC, VA, NY, NC, GA, WI, KY, TN, more!), and buy your tickets. I got to see them in a nice long set at Rhythm N Blooms in Knoxville this month and highly recommend going.

Shonna Tucker & Eye Candy also have a brand new video for y’all, too! Please share.

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Download our podcast with Shonna Tucker.
Buy Shonna Tucker & Eye Candy’s album, A Tell All, on Amazon or iTunes.

Shows
5/5/2014 Washington, D.C. @ Hill Country Live (Indoor Stage)
5/6/2014 Ashland, VA @ Ashland Coffee & Tea
5/8/2014 Washington, D.C. @ Hill Country’s Backyard BBQ at the National Building Museum
5/9/2014 NYC, NY @ Hill Country Live (Outdoor Stage)
5/10/2014 Brooklyn, NY @ Hill Country Live
5/13/2014 Raleigh, NC @The Pour House Music Hall
5/14/2014 Charlotte, NC @ The Double Door Inn
5/17/2014 Winterville, GA @ Marigold Festival
6/10/2014 Wisconsin Dells, WI @The Showboat Saloon
6/13/2014 Whitesburg, KY @ Summit City Lounge
6/14/2014 Maryville, TN @ The Shed at Smokey Harley Davidson

Drive-By Truckers “Sh!+ Shots Count”

From their brand new album, English Oceans.
NSFW language

Buy the Drive-By Truckers’ latest album here on Amazon.

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The Woggles #1408

The Professor Mighty Manfred of The Woggles flips between his radio persona and reflective musician, as if he momentarily forgets that he is being recorded and just…talks. As a daily host on Little Steven’s Underground Garage on SiriusXM, his garage rock expertise and larger-than-life character make listeners smile. As the frontman for The Woggles for two decades, Manfred’s songs and energy make audiences dance. The Woggles are not retro as in trying to stay in the past, they simply brew their music through that filter and put their own spin on songs by everybody from the Fleshtones to Hillbilly Frankenstein. The Woggles will be playing several sets during SXSW 2014, so check the apps and see a show or three.

Radio
Click here to listen to the entire radio program.
Scroll to the bottom of this page to download the Special Edition podcast, including 3 songs from The Woggles, or on iTunes.
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Buy The Woggles music here on Amazon.

Liner Notes
The Woggles
The Fleshtones
Flat Duo Jets
Chuck Berry
Guadalcanal Diary
Hillbilly Frankenstein
The Forty-Fives
Dick Dale
The (Fabulous) Wailers


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The Woodgrains

The Woodgrains, From Marshall to Venita, just came out this weekend. As I said to a mutual friend, “This is a little trippier than what we normally feature, but I like it.” With connections to Georgia music havens Waycross and Athens, the band brings depth to their songs and shows.

Enjoy a couple of free songs from the band to download and share!

From their bio:

As a band, Nick Carroll, Dylan Crosby, and Evan Amburn pride themselves on distinct three-part harmonies and sounds of the golden days: folk, soul, rock ‘n roll, and the psychedelic revolution. Classic instrumental arrangement and lyrical depth will both groove you and move you. Inviting sing-a-longs, dream-drifting jams, and powerful riffs will take listeners on a trip unlike any other.

Press
“To hear the band live, or on its debut record, one can’t escape a sepia-toned mash up of Crosby, Stills and Nash’s California, The Band’s interpretation of the American South and The Woodgrains’ own barely adult take on the region’s rock ’n’ roll history.”
– Andre Gallant, Athens Banner Herald

“For a few hours the crowd loses themselves, somewhere between transcendence and plain ol’ good times”
– Steve Labate, Georgia Music Magazine

“On their recently released self-titled debut, The Woodgrains immediately impress… Trafficking in a nostalgia-tinged brand of lysergic folk-rock”
– David Eduardo, Flagpole Magazine

“If the soul-soaked riffs of Hendrix and harmonious daydreams of The Beatles had a baby, The Woodgrains would be the lucky offspring bastards.”
– Mike, Music City

T. Hardy Morris

T. Hardy Morris is offering a free EP from his Audition Tapes party at the rebuilt historic Georgia Theatre. Grab the EP here on Noistrade.

Live at The Georgia Theatre EP
Track Listing
1. Audition Tapes
2. History’s Hoax
3. Disaster Proof
4. Drinking of You (New Song)
5. OK Corral
6. Beauty Rest

Buy Morris’s music here on Amazon.

Other coverage of Morris on Country Fried Rock:
here and here.