Our favorite musical madman, Ed Roman was recently interviewed by international instrument retailer, Musicians Friend, for their informative blog, “The Hub.” Ed, who is a multi-instrumentalist, spoke about his love of the banjo, and how he got his start playing the instrument: “When I was much younger, Earl Scruggs was my main man. When I was very young I saw the movie “Deliverance”. This film is filled with wonderful, classical American banjo and flattop guitar playing.”
Read more of Ed’s contribution to the column at http://thehub.musiciansfriend.com/artist-interviews/from-hillbillies-to-hipsters-the-brave-new-world-of-the-banjo.
Americana/folk duo, Bradford Loomis & Beth Whitney were recently interviewed by top indie music site, The Indie Authority. Here is an excerpt from their conversation:
Have you ever been fed up with playing music or with band members?
Every relationship will have trials, differing opinions, and challenges of various natures. We all try very hard to be open and honest about what works for us and what we need. And furthermore, we are committed to being as considerate and gracious to each other as we possible can.
What was your first concert experience
(Bradford) Janet Jackson, oddly enough. I took my girlfriend at the time. (Beth) Jewel is an early one I will never forget. Read More
Award-winning singer/songwriter, Jiggley Jones was recently interviewed by music blog, More More Sound. Here’s an excerpt from their conversation:
What is your impression of the current country music scene? Do you see it as an evolving genre or as something that sticks to the roots?
It’s definitely evolving and it reminds me of the way the Rock genre is always evolving with at least it’s toe touching some root of the original. It’s not “your father’s” Country music anymore. Sometimes change is a tough pill to swallow but most times it’s a good thing. My analogy has always been that if Country Music was a river, then all the “new” type Country would be the tributaries that branch out and reach people that normally wouldn’t have been reached.
Read the entire interview at www.moremoresound.tumbler.com.
This Friday, August 1st, metal shredder extraordinaire, Xander Demos will guest on Global Freedom Network. Xander joins host, Roy Dan Baron for an in-depth conversation about Xander’s career, his upcoming show with guitar god, Tony MacAlpine, and his TWO upcoming album releases. The live radio show kicks off at 8pm ET, so tune in early and get a good seat at http://www.blogtalkradio.com/globalfreedomnetwork.
This Friday, August 1st, Swedish country music sensation, Hicks will bring his “Hayride” press tour to BTR’s “Some Native Guy” show. Hicks joins host Russell Kaulaity to talk about his debut US single, his international successes and his plans for the last quarter of 2014. Be sure to tune in for a fascinating interview with one of today’s hottest new country artists. The show starts at 3pm ET at http://www.blogtalkradio.com/nativeguy. Read More
This Thursday, July 31st, Canadian country heartthrob, Marshall Dane brings his clever sense of humor and outgoing charisma to the Global Freedom Network. Marshall joins host, Roy Dan Baron for an in-depth conversation about Marshall’s latest award-nominated album release, One of These Days. The live radio show kicks off at 3pm ET, so tune in early and get a good seat at http://www.blogtalkradio.com/globalfreedomnetwork.
Entertwine: When did you both meet and start playing music?
Bradford: I kept hearing about Beth and her husband, and had checked out their music online. I was really struck with the depth and evocative nature of her lyrics coupled with beautiful melody. So I asked her if she would play a show with me. Nov. 17th 2012 I believe.
Beth: I said sure, played my set, and then Bradford took the stage and just took the house down. I knew he had it: whatever that thing is that wakes up the soul. No question. Read More
Whiskey and Cigarettes Country Radio Show is happy to announce the airing of the first half of DJ Nik’s exclusive interview with Richard Young, guitarist and vocalist for The Kentucky Headhunters. Mr. Young is celebrating the band’s 45th Anniversary and their latest album, Dixie Lullabies. He spoke in great length and detail with Nik, last week, sharing many fascinating stories from the band’s illustrious history. Read More
MTS Management Group is happy to announce Marshall Dane and Alyssa Morrissey will be performing at Boots And Hearts Music Festival this Friday, August 1, 2014. Alyssa will perform on the Sirius XM stage at approximately 11:45am. Joining Alyssa on stage will be her duet partner, Matt Williams (of the band, Western Avenue) with whom she has an international radio hit, “Make Love Tonight.” Marshall will also perform on the Sirius XM stage at approximately 1:30pm. Marshall is riding high with the recent success of his hit single, “Alcohol Abuse.” He will also perform at Boot Hill Jamboree (http://www.boothilljamboree.com) on Sunday, August 3rd at 7pm.
Boots and Hearts Music Festival takes place July 31st – August 3rd, 2014 at the Canadian Tire Motorsport Park in Bowmanville, Ontario. Headliners for this year’s event include Toby Keith, Luke Bryan and Blake Shelton. Also performing this year are Hunter Hayes, Lee Brice, Neal McCoy, Sawyer Brown and many more. For full schedule, tickets and more information, visit http://www.bootsandhearts.com.
This Wednesday, July 30th, Lamon Records recording artist, Jiggley Jones brings his unique outlook on life and music to the Global Freedom Network. Jiggley joins host, Roy Dan Baron for an in-depth conversation about Jiggley’s latest album release, …A Mountain, a Struggle, a Tunnel, A Light… Jiggley will also be performing live at Lickety Split in Philadelphia, later that night. The radio show kicks off at 3pm ET, so tune in early and get a good seat at http://www.blogtalkradio.com/globalfreedomnetwork.