Monday, May. 25, 2015
Monday, May 25, 2015
Brent Burns was born in Seminole, Oklahoma, and moved to Phoenix, Arizona in 1958. While attending high school and Community college sports were important, but music was in his blood. Brent soon strapped on an electric guitar and was fronting a rock-n-roll band.
Life soon changed when he volunteered for service in Vietnam. Several months after entering combat, Brent was wounded and received the Purple Heart. After a three year recuperation in and out of military hospitals, he returned to his love of music and hit the road performing all over the United States. Later on he felt compelled to take a year off from music and hit the college lecture circuit. Offering honest, insightful, and a humorous look at life as a combat soldier, Brent was able to help others troubled with the effect of the war on their day to day lives.
Brent Burns is no stranger to notoriety. In response to the oil shortages of the 1980s, Burns wrote the hit song, “Cheaper Crude or No More Food,” which sold 200,000 copies the first day it was released. Paul Harvey played the song three times; the first and only song ever played in the program’s 35-year history. Burns’ fame has continued with guest appearances on all three major networks, interviews on the BBC, and featured articles in the New York Times, Chicago Tribune andBillboard Magazine.
Brent also has the distinction of being the first entertainer to sing for American troops overseas since the tragedy of September 11th, 2001. Besides his busy performance schedule, he continues to perform at benefits around the world, including for the National Underwater Marine Agency (NUMA) of Australia, the Phoenix Suns Night Hoops Program, American Cancer Society, and Habitat for Humanity, where Brent is building a house with proceeds from his latest CD, “Margarita Smile.”
Tuesday, May. 26, 2015
Tuesday, May 26, 2015
The Relics are four individual musicians coming together with a common goal to perform impressive renditions of countless rock and roll tunes from the 60's, 70's, 80's, 90's and today along with countless original tunes. The Relics have a long history of packing out venues including Thursdays at Lulu's Homeport Marina and countless other venues on the Gulf Coast for over a decade. If you ever have a chance to catch this band, don't hesitate! The Relics are Bud Smith lead vocals and lead and rhythm guitars, Jeff Farrow lead vocals rhythm guitar, Jim (Raul) Coman vocals bass guitar, Kris Stoltz vocals percussion mandolin.
Wednesday, May. 27, 2015
Wednesday, May 27, 2015
Describing Webb Dalton and his style of music is like describing the different seasons. He was born and raised in Montgomery, Alabama on the sounds of Hank Williams, Sr., Merle Haggard, and Lynyrd Skynyrd. After moving to Memphis, Tennessee, he grew up on the diverse sounds of Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Sun Studio, B. B. King, and the Blues of World Famous Beale Street.
Webb has toured/opened for George Strait, Garth Brooks, George Jones, Randy Travis, and The Romantics, and only scratches the surface of who Webb has worked with over the years. Webb has also had chart success with his previous releases, and videos aired on CMT and GAC.
Webb’s latest CD, “Mine’s Bigger” reveals his diverse style of music and songwriting that has been described as “Rockabilly HonkyTonkin’ RockNRoll”. Although not a fan of being labeled, Webb feels that this description comes pretty close.
Songwriting has always been one of Webb’s loves, writing songs of the heart, songs that people can relate to and ideas that come from day to day life. “Mine’s Bigger” is an example of Webb’s unique writing style. “The idea came from a conversation between my son and me. My son is 6’3, 260 lbs., and has never been hesitant showing affection with hugs or telling me he loves me, no matter who is around. My son had called me and told me he was going to a friend’s house after school. I told him to be careful. He said he would and that he loved me. I told him I loved him more. He told me, mine’s bigger and I told him my love’s bigger. I knew right after I said it, I had to write it.”
You can find Webb performing on Beale Street in Memphis, TN and along the Gulf Coast in Gulf Shores or Orange Beach, Alabama, as well as Perdido Key, Pensacola and the Florida Keys. Webb’s music can be found on iTunes, Amazon and cdBaby.
Thursday, May. 28, 2015
Lee Yankie Band
Thursday, May 28, 2015
Lee has been playing as a solo act and with his live band Lee & The Hellz Yeah in the Gulf Coast area since 2004. At the moment Lee is working on a new solo record The Leavin Sound. The solo album is influenced by his acoustic solo work and creates a down home feel with plenty of his signature slide guitar work. This album has tinges of everything from blues rock to downhome gospel, r&b and what some might call soulful country.
Friday, May. 29, 2015
Friday, May 29, 2015
When Sugarcane Jane makes music, heads bob, feet tap, smiles spread, and hearts beat just a little faster. Truly, the musical sugar the band produces is indeed so fine. The alchemy of Alabama’s own Anthony Crawford and Savana Lee Crawford yields mystically sweet, organic harmonies which are both accessible and familiar, while at the same time intuitive and distinctly their own. Whether singing original works (like Louisiana, Butterfly, and Sugar) or putting their down home sound on familiar classics (ranging from an incredibly playful and fun Hot Rod Lincoln to a spontaneous rendition of Roger Miller’s Dang Me or a dreamily mellow and psychedelic Midnight Rider), Sugarcane Jane’s appeal cuts across generations and appeals to a wide audience. If it’s your first time to hear Sugarcane Jane, you’ll find yourself saying, “Wow, who are these guys? They’re good.” If you are familiar with their work, you’ll overhear such comments and smile knowingly as you remember the exact time and place you first stumbled onto the band.