Monday, July 11, 2011

The Launch of Engine 145

A brand new roots-based music site launched this morning and I'm happy to say that I'll be involved and along for the ride. Our editor is Juli Thanki, senior writer for The 9513 and District Noise. Other contributors, at first, are CM Wilcox (of The 9513 and Country California) and Karlie Justus (of The 9513 and Yep Roc Records).  You can check out the new site HERE.

Engine 145 (the name alludes to the I-IV-V chord progression found in countless classic country, folk, blues, and rock songs) provides news and reviews about country and roots music: whether it’s traditional, mainstream, bluegrass, Americana, or Red Dirt, you’ll find it covered there, along with the occasional foray into blues and roots rock.

I have two posts this morning over at the new site that you should check out.

Jason Eady Feature Interview-
Country singer Jason Eady grew up on the soulful musical combination of gospel, soul, and blues. He headed to Nashville where a signed and failed record contract left him somewhat disillusioned with the direction country music was going. A move to Texas, with its unique and historic music scene, was just one more ingredient in the long list of musical influences that have made the man. That move to Texas reopened and rekindled a passion for old school country. And like a candle that’s been lit, that love of the sound, styles and stories of 1970’s country music burned brightly as the inspiration for his newest release. AM Country Heaven will be released this fall and was completely funded by fan donations. The entire project was paid for by fans hearing the title track and believing enough in the genre to put up their hard earned dollars to hear more. Click HERE to read the the interview with Jason.

Country Music News Round-Up-
Click HERE to get a long list of country music news including such artists as the Oak Ridge Boys, Little Jimmy Dickens, Mandisa, Kenny Baker, Miranda Lambert, Gary LeVox, The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, George Jones, Tammy Wynette, Buddy Jewel, Terri Clark, Sam Bush, Blake Shelton, Johnny Cash, Glen Campbell, Lee Ann Womack, Bomshel, Slaid Cleaves, Megan Mullins, Kenny Loggins, lions, tigers and bears, oh my...

You'll still be getting your regular (almost) daily updates here at That Nashville Sound. But you'll be pointed over to Engine 145 once a week or so for features I've written that will make your life complete by reading. Go over and bookmark the site. Be the site's friend on Facebook. I promise it'll be worth it.

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