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Billy Don Burns Set To Release Brand New Album - Graveyard In Montgomery


Every CD order will put you in the drawing to win the original art for the album cover. This only lasts for two weeks, up until the release of the album on Dec. 16th 2016. To be eligible, pre-order now. If you order one cd, its one entry. Two cd's equals two entries, etc. This does not apply to buying digital downloads though. The drawing for the winner will be held after the weekend Dec. 16th.

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"I was on my way to do some gigs in Alabama and Florida, heading down I-65 through M...

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A Collision of Quilting and Rock Music



Faith Salie introduces us to the work of a music-loving artist on what you might call the FRINGE:

I like this machine, said quilter Ben Venom, because once it gets going, I liken it to shooting a machine gun.  When its at full throttle, like R-R-R-R-R!

Sit down with Venom in his studio in San Franciscos Haight-Ashbury, and it doesnt take long to realize he isnt quite like other quilters.

Theres a right way, theres a wrong way, and theres the way I just decided to do it -- which is my way, ...

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Order A Whiskeydick Box Set and It Includes A Pre-Sale For Vinyl Record

Order A Whiskeydick Box Set and It Includes A Pre-Sale For Vinyl RecordThere is nothing quite as good as having something personally made by the folks you believe in. The Whiskeydick boys are without out a doubt one of the hardest working and touring bands in the good ol' US of Fucking A. So for the holiday season, they are creating a limited edition 2016 run of their boxed sets. Each one is cut, assembled, wood burned and then stained to be absolutely unique. They are currently down to 38 left ...

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Tomiko Dixon Keeping Alive Grandfather Willie Dixons Legacy

Tomiko Dixon, blues singer and granddaughter of late blues great Willie Dixon with R&B legends Marshall Thompson (left) and Gene Chandler. | James Foster/For the Sun-Times
It was a day after Marie Dixon, widow of blues great Willie Dixon, died, and several legends were gathered in a downtown hotel in support of a granddaughter, Tomiko Dixon.

There was R&B legend Gene Duke of Earl Chandler, who is Tomiko Dixons amore, and her godfather, Marshall Thompson, founder of the legendary Chi-Lites, ...

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New Album Art For Billy Don Burns - Graveyard In Montgomery

New Album Art For Billy Don Burns - Graveyard In Montgomery
Would like to say thank you to everyone who has really dug this illustration for Billy Don Burns new album cover, Graveyard In Montgomery and all the shares. We thought on it and realized that maybe we should give away the original art for the album as a way to say thank you to the fans for sticking by him through thick and thin. So this Friday, once we announce the pre-sale, every physical album order sold through our webstore wi...

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The Most Hyped Music Gear of 2016



All of the press and hype surrounding the music gear industry follows a similar pattern every year. New products get announced at NAMM in January, unleashing a wave of buzz that ripples through forums and YouTube channels, and ultimately into shopping carts of websites like Reverb.com.

Smaller brands often release gear later in the year to less initial fanfare, building their reputations on merit rather than marketing. You see this a lot with boutique pedals and guitars where an off-the-cuf...

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'A Fat Wreck,' Documentary Of Punk Label, Set To Come Out On VOD & Blu-Ray/DVD!


Fat Wreck Chords... The influential music label proud to say they've spent the past 25 years "ruining punk rock". A Fat Wreck tells the story of founders Fat Mike (of the legendary punk band NOFX) and his ex-wife Erin Kelly-Burkett, spanning the birth, growth, struggles, and survival of the Fat Wreck Chords label. 
Half inspirational story of chosen family and community, half debauchery and occasionally involuntary drug use...  A Fat Wreck blazes exciting new ground in the cinem...

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Testament Return to the Heavy Metal Music Scene in Solid Form



When legends release new material, it can be quite disappointing. For instance, when Metallica released Load, most heavy #metal fans were let down immensely. The crunch was gone, the complexity was all but absent, and years of over touring had taken a toll on singer James Hetfield much sooner than his age would suggest. While the mighty Met have managed to redeem themselves since then, thankfully #Testament has yet to release a slab of sub par material, and thankfully their newest, #Brotherhood of ...

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Binghamton Musician Ships Cigar-box Guitars Around the World

                             Pinecone Fletcher talks about why he likes cigar-box guitars and what drew him to the craft. Andrew Thayer / Staff Video

Bluesman Pinecone Fletcher finds joy in re-creating instrument for 21st centuryBack when cigars were plentiful and money was not especially during the Civil War, for example, or the Great Depression some music...

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Artist Transforms Old Farm Equipment into Incredible Animal Sculptures Like None Youve Seen

Recreating the wild wild west out of discarded farm equipment, South Dakota-based artist John Lopezs amazing metal sculptures will blow your mind! Check them out below:

Source: John Lopez Studio
Sculptor John Lopez is a product of a place. His peoples ranches are scattered along the Grand River in northwestern South Dakotanot far from where Sitting Bull was born and died. Not far from where thousands of buffalo were killed during the westward expansion of settlers and gold miners. In the bone...

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