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River Jam Artist Preview: The Buffalo Ruckus

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Comparisons are easy to come by, but hard to live up to.¬† One of my most trusted gatekeepers of taste in this scene once told me that The Buffalo Ruckus was as if The Band met the Allman Brothers in Texas and never left.¬†… Read the rest

{Brad's Corner} July 2018 – Warm Fuzzies Amid the Cold Madness

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We live in an era and age where arguing online has become a hobby.¬† Our leaders do it, our kids do it, and over on Facebook your grandmother is doing it.¬† I’m not sure exactly when we reached this tipping point, but it’s truly depressing.¬†… Read the rest

{Brad's Corner} June 2018 – There’s Always Somebody Playing Somewhere

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“There’s always somebody playing somewhere.” That’s the quote the grizzled songwriter gave me post-set as he gazed out at the domestic longneck swilling crowd that had been nonplussed by his original offerings, yet exploded onto the dance floor during his loadout to the successive medley of The Wobble, Cupid Shuffle, Copperhead Road.¬†… Read the rest

{Brad's Corner} May 2018: Changing Minds

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I’ve written many times about the role certain people had in shaping my musical taste.¬† Parents, sister, friends, acquaintances.¬† As a father, I’m currently trying to combat the inundation of societal Imagine Dragons type musical norms on my children with heaping doses of Shinyribs, Willie Nelson and Beatles.… Read the rest

Way Back When Again With Hedley and Crockett

There’s an old saying that goes “what’s old is new again,” and with music that is often the case.¬† There are very few new ideas, everything is filtered by the music of the past.¬† Most artists take that and move the ball forward, but others take that notion and inject every bit of their art with classic sounds, images and hallmarks.¬†… Read the rest