Jerry Jeff Walker (1942-2020)

Lives don’t get lived harder than the one that Ronald Clyde Crosby lived for the past 78 years. The last 54 of those years were spent under the name, spell, spirit and lifestyle of Jerry Jeff Walker. Born in Oneonta, New York on March 16, 1942, Jerry Jeff had wandering bone and a gypsy heart that could not be contained. He bounced around with various garage bands in his teenage years before a stint in the National Guard. Walker wasn’t fit for military life and soon found himself AWOL and busking in New Orleans. The burgeoning folk music scene and

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Lining Out Mile 0 2021

Mile 0 Fest returns for 2021 amid a new post-Covid landscape.  The island vibe and tropical themed boutique music fest that could was doubted by many when it was first launched in 2018, and is back to prove the doubters wrong again.  This time by launching a socially-distanced, delayed-from-the-original-dates version of itself in 2021. The new dates are April 27 to May 1, 2021, and the lineup announced this morning is, quite honestly, better than many may have hoped for given the obstacles surrounding large scale musical events at this time.  Moving the dates to spring also created some hurdles

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Honky Tonking in a Pandemic with the Randy Rogers Band

The house band faded out from a mostly accurate cover of a Gary Allan song just in time for Luke Combs “Beer Never Broke My Heart” to swell from the house PA. The lights were bright.  The smoke was nonexistent.  A noticeable number of chairs had been removed. And a sea of trendy, masked bandit look-alikes strolled around the grounds of the world’s largest honky tonk as if the past six months hadn’t happened.  Aside from the smaller crowd and masks on every face, it really did feel quite…normal.   As the concert experience in Texas continues to strive for a

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Charlie Daniels

*Charlie Daniels passed away this morning at the age of 83. The 1970’s in the American south was truly a time of innovation, recognition and acclaim. A Georgia peanut farmer won the White House, Muscle Shoals became the center of the music world, a couple bands from Jacksonville would create and expand an entirely new genre. And there would be a session musician and master of anything with strings from Wilmington, North Carolina named Charlie Daniels that would end up tying all of that transcendence together. Daniels first success as a musician came in the studios of Nashville, but it

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Going Live: The Hits

What does live music look like now? What will it look like moving forward? There is so much uncertainty and too many unknowns to predict what it will look like with any degree of specificity. Since around March 16 it’s looked like a flurry of live streamed performances across various social media platforms. There have been hits and misses. We started our very own GW Covid Concert Series back in that mid March timeframe with Jack Barksdale. We attempted to be innovative and involve Twitch, Instagram and YouTube as the platforms. It sounded and looked great. The interface was super

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