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Kochanski’s Concertina Beer Hall is a curious little book. It’s a small four-month slice of life in a no-particular-reason-most-people-would-know-about-it bar in blue-collar Milwaukee, the Middle of Nowhere, Wisconsin. So who cares? It’s easy to see how one might feel like … Continue reading
Of course, we recently passed the anniversary of the plane crash which claimed the lives of Buddy Holly, Richie Valens, and J.P. Richardson. That thought crossed my mind once again today and I thought a small tribute was in order. … Continue reading
Take a hard-working, four-piece rockabilly band with a Midwestern work ethic, load up all their gear, enlist four talented friends to help, drag the whole show down to Memphis and into the legendary Sun Studios, and what do you get? … Continue reading
Of course, the rockabilly web is all alight today with birthday wishes for the Man in Black. Johnny Cash was born 80 years ago today. But he’s not the only rock and roll great with a birthday today. Four years … Continue reading
“Everybody keeps talking about teenagers as if we were a bunch o’ freaks or something.” Pure gold from this Young America Films piece from 1955. Those darned juvenile delinquents that wear the matching jackets with the home-made patches on ‘em are the … Continue reading
Here’s a very cool video for the song “Dead and Gone” that closes the Minneapolis rockabilly trio Reckless Ones first CD, Make Your Move. A great song deserves a great video and so here you go. The band also included this video on … Continue reading
A couple of days ago I told you about the Krazy Kats. Today I received a nice note from Lee Dresser himself, which is a real honor for me. First off, Lee reports that he’s home now and actually feeling better, … Continue reading
“…and that was the beginning of…all hell broke loose, didn’t it?” That’s how Scotty sums up his first audition with a young singer named Elvis and the recording sessions that followed. This is a short, but neat interview where Scotty talks about … Continue reading
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Rockabilly veterans and 1991 inductees into the Rockabilly Hall of Fame, The Krazy Kats, will soon also be inducted into the Kansas Music Hall Of Fame. The Kats, originally from Moberly, Missouri, started playing in 1957 when they were all about … Continue reading
Billing themselves as “modern rockabilly,” Reckless Ones out of Minneapolis, Minnesota deliver a mean punch with their debut record, Make Your Move. The CD was released in 2009 and the band has released another since then, 2010’s Set the World … Continue reading