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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. Thompson called on a slew of music friends to contribute to the record, including the first single, a duet with Elizabeth Cook, “Long Time Thinkin’,” out now.

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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!

Three Dimes Down For Nuci’s Space

Our friends at the Three Dimes Down fan forum for Drive-By Truckers have another incredibly successful project for Nuci’s Space this year. They have raised a ton more money that we have, and we want to support their latest project!


  • Three Dimes Down fundraiser DVD for Nuci’s Space
  • Country Fried Rock’s Vol. 1 & 2 for Nuci’s Space
  • Nuci’s Space
  • Testimonials of why Nuci’s Space matters, even if you’ve never been to Athens, GA

    “…of course I went straight to Nuҫi’s Space after all this; I broke down in tears practically as soon as I walked through the door. The people there are so, so nice. I spoke with the counseling advocate there for an hour or so, and it felt more productive than any “professional” counseling session I’ve had in weeks. So I eventually felt some peace of mind, but without the help of a paid professional. This makes me wish I had more people that I felt comfortable with opening up to, so that I don’t have to pay someone to listen to me.”

    I just wanted to touch base with you and let you know that things are MUCH better for me now that I’ve started therapy with [my therapist]. She is absolutely wonderful, calm, and easy to talk to.
    The past few months have been very difficult for me and I can’t thank Nuҫi’s Space enough for helping me find the help I need to have a healthy life. I’ll keep in touch! Thank you for all you do.

    Just wanted to drop you a note and say thank you so much to you and the rest of Nuҫi’s for sponsoring my therapy. It’s going so great and I feel like I’m growing and getting better and stronger all the time. Just wanted to take a moment and let you know I really appreciate this help y’all are giving me.

    Thanks so much for the help throughout the years. I honestly wouldn’t have known what to do without Nuҫi’s Space.

    I know that many of us have been personally affected by the suicide of friends and family members. There are others of us who are recovering addicts and/or have also suffered from various types of mental illness ourselves.

    Friends Supporting Suicide Prevention

    Thank you to MoonRunners for their coverage.

    I’m sure everybody reading this can think of several musicians who have taken their own lives. It’s a long list that includes a few of my personal favorite artists such as Phil Ochs, Gary Stewart and Del Shannon. As much as I would love to have those guys around making music, their families and friends would be happy just to have them around.

    Now the great podcast and radio show Country Fried Rock has teamed up with the non-profit organization Nuci’s Space to help prevent similar cases and you can help in their effort. For just $5, you can download a 20-track compilation of great country, folk, and Americana artists. Every penny will go directly to Nuci’s Space, a non-profit health and music resource center based in Athens, GA, whose goal is to prevent suicide by providing obstacle-free treatment for musicians suffering from depression and similar disorders, as well as assisting in the emotional physical and professional well-being of musicians.

    The goal for the compilation is to pay for 100 mental health counseling appointments for musicians.

    The compilation includes brand new, exclusive tracks from Drivin N Cryin, Chickasaw Mud Puppies, Centro-Matic, Shonna Tucker & Eye Candy, Hillbilly Frankenstein, Belle Adair, Chris Porter & the Pollies, Norma Rae, Rebecca Morning, Matt Hudgins, Adam Klein & Nutria, Old Smokey, The Burning Angels, Doc Dailey & Magnolia Devil, Jack Logan & Scott Baxendale, as well as tracks from American Aquarium, The District Attorneys, The Blue Dogs, Mary Jane Daniels, and Michelle Malone.

    Please help a great cause.

    To purchase the compilation, vist

    For more information on Nuci’s Space, visit

    Prevent Musician Suicide #1332

    Yeah, not a fun topic…but one we should talk about more.

    That’s why our album cover is a close-up of an elephant — major depression and musicians’ mental health are like the elephant in the living room.  It’s so close that you almost cannot figure out what it is.  We all know someone who needed help, but couldn’t afford it, was on the road all the time and couldn’t access care, or who self-medicated until they just disappeared.  Every friend in music knows somebody who needed help and couldn’t get it, either due to lack of access or the lifestyle challenges of being in this creative field.

    So, we decided to help musicians get the care they need, and we need you to help, too.



    Find out more about Nuci’s Space here.

    If you need to talk, please click here or call a trained counselor to talk right now.


    Allen Thompson: Encore From 2011

    Some of y’all have been with us since our early days in 2010, as a food blog with a side of music and travel, to a music blog with a side of travel and food, to an online streaming radio station, to a weekly radio program, and then dropping all the side-projects to just focus on the weekly radio show. Well, somewhere along the way, we amassed over 200 interviews, only some of which have been available in our archives for the last year or so. Many of these conversations hold up well, and the bands have only gotten better, which is how we decided to bring you our conversation from early 2011 with Allen Thompson, following his acoustic solo record, 26 Years. Since then, the Allen Thompson Band released a fantastic full band album called Salvation In The Ground that needs to be in your collection. I still listen to both records weekly, which is saying something, considering how much new music I listen to, as well.

    Please excuse my exuberance and goofiness. I had not quite figured out how to express my enthusiasm without stepping on people’s words at the time. I think I know why my friends describe me as “delightfully dorky” when I listen to programs like this… –Sloane Spencer (Host)

    Radio Show
    Listen to the entire radio program right here.

    Buy the music from this radio show:

    Country Fried Rock Curates Charity Compilation

    The Country Fried Rock Collection Volume One, To Benefit Nuci’s Space

    Country Fried Rock is a one-hour, weekly radio road trip that features some of the most exciting off-the-radar artists from legendary veterans like James McMurtry to up-and-comers Ha Ha Tonka. Host and producer, Sloane Spencer is an unapologetic lover of all things “musically real” Read More