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by John Stannard
Fri Apr 19, 2013 7:39 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: West, Texas
Replies: 1
Views: 1421

Re: West, Texas

We are a bit south (40 miles as the chicken hawk flies) of there but quite clearly heard the 'thump' that was the blast. West is known by Austin musicians for the Czech Stop and the wonderful 'Kolaches' kinda like the old Red Lodge on the A11 except this stuff is fresh and edible :wink: Willie has p...
by John Stannard
Fri Apr 19, 2013 6:18 pm
Forum: Worldwide Country Music
Topic: Willie Nelson in 2013
Replies: 20
Views: 8426

Re: Willie Nelson in 2013

In a genre more known for its 'cookie cutter' A&R decisions we need a whole lot more of this please !!, remember ?, original ? The mans a God to most folk in Texas anyway but he just announced profits from a gig are going straight to the Fire Dept and Ambulance crews in West, Texas after the town wa...
by John Stannard
Wed Sep 26, 2012 5:49 am
Forum: Worldwide Country Music
Topic: Cornell Hurd Band
Replies: 21
Views: 6598

Re: Cornell Hurd Band

Just visible behind Cornell and in front of the bass player is Johnnie and that old, red Tele and a smile so big I had to sit down to play :-)
http://db.tt/Qh2aVB16
by John Stannard
Tue Sep 25, 2012 10:42 pm
Forum: Worldwide Country Music
Topic: Cornell Hurd Band
Replies: 21
Views: 6598

Re: Cornell Hurd Band

Should be free on the first weeekend then on the second I am playing with 'The Wifes' band - Mandy Marie and the cool hand lukes at the season ender at Little River Dragway .... cars,speed,noise,smell,dirt,fun and thats just the band !! :roll: Things move fast here so keep your eyes out though ! Big...
by John Stannard
Tue Sep 25, 2012 11:10 am
Forum: Worldwide Country Music
Topic: Cornell Hurd Band
Replies: 21
Views: 6598

Re: Cornell Hurd Band

Funnily enough ...... I played with him Saturday at the opening of a new club in Salado ! He is at the height of his powers right now I reckon and standing up there with 8 (yes, eight) great players AND Cornell in front of it all was a blast for me !! Have a good trip, temps are down to high 80's or...
by John Stannard
Mon Aug 06, 2012 5:12 pm
Forum: Worldwide Country Music
Topic: Are (The) Eagles Country
Replies: 7
Views: 1609

Re: Are (The) Eagles Country

Country - 'NO'
They weren't originally and they aren't now but I take the point they do sound a bit countryish these days as the Nashville output has tried to add a 'rockier' edge.
Always quite liked 'em, great harmonies and if nothing else they'll be remembered for Hotel California I guess :)
by John Stannard
Tue Jul 31, 2012 6:48 pm
Forum: Worldwide Country Music
Topic: This Is Proper Country....
Replies: 11
Views: 2118

Re: This Is Proper Country....

'Quite' country ? I thought you said 'proper' country :) True enough Jerry Garcia had a long bluegrass history but I'm thinking he'll be spinnIng in his grave at the Dead being called 'any' kind of 'country' If adding steel to a track makes it 'country' then get ready to add Elton John, Rod Stewart,...
by John Stannard
Tue Jul 31, 2012 6:07 pm
Forum: Worldwide Country Music
Topic: Hank Williams Sr. Live!
Replies: 6
Views: 1793

Re: Hank Williams Sr. Live!

Hmmmmm, interesting !!, wonder what 'post' editing was done ?

One for the christmas present list I reckon.
by John Stannard
Tue Jul 31, 2012 6:06 pm
Forum: Worldwide Country Music
Topic: This Is Proper Country....
Replies: 11
Views: 2118

Re: This Is Proper Country....

Whaaaaaat ? .......... Grateful Dead are whaaat ? ?

I despair at you lot sometimes - tell 'em Lefty !

by John Stannard
Fri Jul 27, 2012 3:48 pm
Forum: Technical discussions
Topic: Rack ears
Replies: 3
Views: 4011

Re: Rack ears

You're probably better off with the Studiomaster CJ !! - and a roadie to hump it !! :D
by John Stannard
Fri Jul 27, 2012 3:45 pm
Forum: Worldwide Country Music
Topic: Cornell Hurd Band
Replies: 21
Views: 6598

Re: Cornell Hurd Band

"Don't be too English about the music"?? You'll have to explain yourself there old fruit!! :lol: Some Brits roll up here and really seem to expect line dancing and Raymond Froggat tunes and want to leave by 10:30 !! Austin is different, try and check out the food trailers and that whole 'bohemian' ...
by John Stannard
Thu Jul 26, 2012 4:13 pm
Forum: Worldwide Country Music
Topic: Cornell Hurd Band
Replies: 21
Views: 6598

Re: Cornell Hurd Band

Decisions, decisions !! :) Chicken sh*t is worth seeing but Ginnys is TINY so you need to get there fairly early, it will be packed right out in to the carpark but in true Texan tradition, it just works and everybody has a ball ! There is music there most nights of the week so keep an eye out, lots ...
by John Stannard
Wed Jul 25, 2012 3:21 pm
Forum: Worldwide Country Music
Topic: Cornell Hurd Band
Replies: 21
Views: 6598

Re: Cornell Hurd Band

Sounds good kev ! The Austin Chronicle is online and a good source of info but be warned !, things happen very quickly here, it's not the UK where clubs book years in advance, i'll often get a call for a gig and when I ask 'when is it' (thinking 'is it this month' ? ) they answer '9 O'Clock' !!! Gig...
by John Stannard
Wed Jul 25, 2012 2:08 pm
Forum: Saloon
Topic: WHAT I NEED IS A REALLY GOOD RANT
Replies: 22
Views: 7507

Re: WHAT I NEED IS A REALLY GOOD RANT

I HATE IT WHEN FOLK CAN'T SPELL 'RACIST' !
by John Stannard
Wed Jul 25, 2012 2:04 pm
Forum: Worldwide Country Music
Topic: Cornell Hurd Band
Replies: 21
Views: 6598

Re: Cornell Hurd Band

Give us a yell when you get here kev, yes, you can see Cornell and a host of other bands all playing 'live' (no karaoke) in town 7 nights a week and usually several times a day !!