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Friday
Mar182016

Guitar Army "Hours In Between"

The sun has been shining in Austin! SXSW© is kicking my butt in the very best way possible, as I am immersed in glorious music. Tuesday night at The Saxon Pub, The Grahams, Gurf Morlix and Jimmy LaFave were on stage. Wednesday night it was The Chubby Knuckle Choir, Statesboro Revue, The Surreal McCoys, and Shinyribs at the Saxon. Dang, I sure wish the Foggers were here to capture the magic. Don't forget Sun Radio is in the midst of broadcasting some 54 artists from its Sonesta Bee Cave and Backstage at El Mercado South locations. Listen live at sunradio.com, you’ll like the artists we have playing.

Did someone say rock? Here is some total serendipity. When Music Fog was getting ready to do our shoot in Nashville at the end of January, Robben Ford was doing a residency at the High Watt. So I made a phone call to see if he was available, as I have loved his music for years. Little did I know what was to come next! Allow me to introduce the Guitar Army - Robben Ford, Lee Roy Parnell, and Joe Robinson...all kick-ass, world class musicians.

Ford is a five-time GRAMMY® nominee and was called “one of the top 100 guitarists of all time” by Musician Magazine. Parnell is a walking, talking embodiment of southern soul. The Texas Heritage Songwriters' Hall of Fame Member and noted slide guitarist has charted seven Top 10 country hits and earned two GRAMMY® nominations. Robinson is an Australian prodigy who, at the age of 11, met and started playing with acoustic virtuoso Tommy Emmanuel — a little over five years later, Robinson won Australia’s Got Talent. Can you say triple threat? I can’t wait to catch this band playing out. They are so good it makes me giddy! Today’s Music Fog tune is “Hours In Between,” which will be on Lee Roy Parnell’s upcoming album. Allow us to introduce you to Guitar Army. Scorching!

- Jessie Scott

Monday
Mar072016

Paul Burch "Meridian"

Getting ready for SXSW© in Austin, Texas and I can’t wait. Spring starts to get sprung after this annual rite of passage. The weather is already warming up in ATX, and though the rest of the Music Fog team won’t be there this year, I have been involved in putting the line up together for Sun Radio’s live broadcasts from Sonesta and El Mercado. They are open to the public, no badges or wristbands are needed, but since we are listener supported radio, a donation at the door is suggested. And if you are not in Austin, you can listen live on the app for iPhone and Android, and online at sunradio.com. To view many of the artists joining us click here for the full schedule.

Being in the thick of the music is what I love best. Back at the end of January, I scheduled fifteen artists to come play for the Music Fog cameras at 3rd & Lindsley Backstage. I had run into Paul Burch at Christmas, and was so excited to hear about his new project, an ‘imagined autobiography’ of Jimmie Rodgers, "The Singing Brakeman." Released last week, the album Meridian Rising follows the arc of Jimmie’s life, from his birth in Meridian, Mississippi to his death at the Hotel Taft in New York City, in 1933, at the age of 35. His music foretold the merging of traditions which was to become Rock and Roll. Paul enlisted GRAMMY© Award winner Fats Kaplin for this Music Fog session, doing “Meridian” for our cameras. Catch Paul in Austin if you are down SXSW© way!

- Jessie Scott