Thu, 8 September 2016
During this Episode of Naked Music in the Stallion (AKA Stallion Session) Birdman chats with Jim Dalton before he gets ready for another night with Roger Clyne and the Peacemakers.
Jim Dalton is a Colorado-based singer, songwriter, and musician. Dalton plays lead guitar for the internationally touring rock band Roger Clyne & The Peacemakers (RCPM), formerly The Refreshments, known for their 90's radio hits "Banditos" and "Down Together," and the theme song of the animated TV Series "King of the Hill." He also fronts the Denver-based alternative country band the Railbenders, and co-founded the alt-country/Americana/roots side-project the Hickman-Dalton Gang with Johnny Hickman of Cracker. As a solo artist, Jim Dalton has opened for Billy Joe Shaver, Joe Ely, Ryan Bingham, Cracker, Eddie Spaghetti, Chris Knight, Jimmy Dale Gilmore, and Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real, among others.
Fri, 22 July 2016
Mark Norman heads up this band with his awesomely crazy hair.
Listen and find out what the heck this band's name is all about.
Wed, 20 July 2016
From the Bands Website
The Pistoleros started out as Mill Avenue mainstays, The Chimeras. The legendary Doug Hopkins - formerly of the Gin Blossoms - formed the group with Mark and Lawrence Zubia, Scott Andrews and Mark Riggs. The Chimeras quickly exploded on the local scene, but Riggs and Hopkins departed the group soon after.
The Pistoleros furthered their recorded legacy with a self-titled effort which included co-writes with Jesse Valenzuela of the Gin Blossoms and producer Marty Frederickson.
Mon, 18 July 2016
From the Bands website.
Tramps & Thieves has been called: “A Country Folk Rock band with an Outlaw Hippie Attitude.” The band consists of dual lead singer-guitarists J. Scott Howard and Emmett DeGuvera, bassist Nolan McKelvey, and drummer Scott B. Seymann.
With its unique Southwestern sound, Tramps & Thieves has been a cherished staple in the Arizona music scene since 2001. The band recently released its fourth independent album, Galloping Hearts, which is a follow-up to its previous three albums, Mill Avenue Cowboys, Spittin’ Into the Wind, and Perennials. (Go to our MERCH page to purchase.)
Tramps & Thieves continues to play to packed audiences around the Valley of the Sun and statewide, including shows with Jason Isbell, Shurman, Dead Hot Workshop, Ghetto Cowgirl, The Pistoleros, and Roger Clyne & the Peacemakers. Tramps & Thieves returned home from its first tour of Germany in October 2015, and has plans to go back overseas to continue growing its international fan base.
Tramps & Thieves remains one of the few Arizona bands to release authentic, independent, original music, fusing Rock ‘n’ roll with Alternative, Folk, Americana and Country music. Taking its name from the hit song, “Gypsies, Tramps & Thieves,” the band counts Tom Petty, The Black Crowes, The Jayhawks, Waylon Jennings, The Band, Wilco, and others as its influences. If their music sounds familiar, you might have heard their hit “Porcupine Jacket” in the 2008 teen comedy major motion picture, Sex Drive. Also, keep an ear out for their music to be included in the upcoming film, Battlecreek, directed by Alison Eastwood.
Although they’re based in Tempe, AZ, Tramps & Thieves is a band committed to making its way to as many people and places as possible. You can find their music on iTunes, CDBaby.com, Reverbnation.com, and Spotify, and you can follow them on social media at www.facebook.com/trampsandthieves/ and www.twitter.com/TrampsThieves.
By far and away the best way to experience this band is where they are most comfortable, on stage, so make the time to get out and support live music!
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Sat, 2 July 2016
Drew Cooper is a born entertainer in the mold of Garth Brooks, Chris Ledoux and Bruce Springsteen, whose music and live performance styles were his companions and musical influences while he grew up. Drew was then drawn in his early twenties to the Red Dirt scene by the likes of Radney Foster, Stoney LaRue, Cross Canadian Ragweed and Pat Green, who have all inspired the country and bluesy, toe-tapping, sing-along, heartfelt music he plays today.
Drew is one of those rare performers who can turn anyone who attends one of his concerts into a lifelong fan. Drew’s charismatic, smiling, laughing style of entertaining can turn crowds of 12 to 12,000 into enthusiastic, on-your-feet participants in a musical journey that excites and moves people of all ages and backgrounds.
Drew’s music shows the commitment to country values and strong family bonds he was raised with while growing up in the Midwest, as well as the distinctive influence of the American Southwest, where he now calls home. From Springfield, Illinois to Tucson, Arizona, Drew’s down-home, back-roads lyrics and keep-humming-that-tune melodies embody all that is good about the Great American Heartland.
A self-taught guitar player whose fingertip blisters were the dues many great performers pay, he is known by several names – son, brother, and most importantly, Daddy. But you will know him simply as Drew Cooper, a musician whose heart is in his smile and his relentless love of music comes through in every chord he plays.
Drew may be new to the Red Dirt scene, but he is already cutting his own path, opening for national acts such as Toby Keith, Dwight Yoakam, Phil Vassar, Dustin Lynch, Cody Johnson and Pat Green and constantly adding to his fan base. Drew has played festivals and major venues, but still loves performing in local dive bars like the Cowpony in Tucson where he played his first show. His passion for music comes through in the lyrics to his hit song, “Pictures on the Wall.” With the release of his new EP “Hangovers and Heartaches,” Drew is proving that his feet are firmly planted in good old American musical topsoil – the richest performance tradition in the greatest country on earth.
Wed, 29 June 2016
CODY LYNN MACY - LEAD VOCALS
From the time Cody Lynn Macy could walk and talk, she has been entertaining audiences. She is an Arizona native and despite all of the traveling she has done in her life, she knows it is where her roots will always lie. Cody recorded her first album in Texas at the age of 9 and her second in Nashville at 12. She graduated high school at age 14 and had her AAS in Music Business by 2006. Throughout her life, Cody has spent a lot of time on the road fronting her own bands and performing as much as she could. She has performed multiple times at Country Thunder, both in Arizona and Wisconsin, and has opened for the likes of Charlie Daniels, Martina McBride, and Neal McCoy. She also records and performs with popular KLME radio hosts Tim and Willy and their All Earl Band. Even with her past accomplishments, Desert Dixie has given Cody Lynn a new and exciting way to flex her creative muscles and an outlet to really show her musical chops.
J.T. HUBBELL - LEAD VOCALS, GUITAR
A proud Arizona native, J.T. was raised in a family where get-togethers often began and ended with everyone singing around a piano or guitar. It wasn’t until age 16 that he really pursued a musical path though. At the age of 19, J.T. packed his bags and took off for Nashville to learn about the craft of songwriting. Soon he was playing songwriter nights and showcases with some of the musicians he grew up admiring. J.T. learned not only how to write better songs and how to be a better player, but also how to truly entertain an audience while in Nashville. After the short time in Music City, J.T. stayed busy during college playing around Arizona as a solo act as well as with bands. Then, of course, he connected with Cody Lynn and eventually pursued Desert Dixie full force. J.T. was a finalist in the Young Guns contest held at Arizona's Country Thunder in 2004 and is a regular featured artist on the internet radio station www.toginet.com.
Tue, 28 June 2016
From Reverb Nation
Hailing from the American southwest, American Longspurs deliver their brand of country rock from the sweltering streets of Phoenix, Arizona. Formed by childhood friends and lifelong musical partners Zachary Zimmerman and Drew Switzer, American Longspurs evoke the sounds of yesterday's outlaw country legends Waylon Jennings and Johnny Paycheck while drawing comparisons to today's Americana superstars such as Drive-By Truckers and Ryan Bingham. With Chester Carmer, Nick Pawlowski and John Churchill rounding out the band in 2014 the Longspurs hit the stage hard including an appearance at the Country Thunder music festival alongside Jason Aldean, Miranda Lambert, The Band Perry, Easton Corbin and more. The year was highlighted, however, by the release of their sophomore EP Palo Santo. "While many artists seem to pay lip service to respecting classic country music, that’s not always evident in their sound. Fortunately, that’s not the case with American Longspurs. Frequently plain-spoken, sometimes poetic, Palo Santo provides a soundtrack for wanderers" (Carolyn Dixon, Goodnight Hestia). Proving there is indeed no rest for the wicked, American Longspurs kicked off 2015 with the release of their latest single Whiskey Feelin' which is available now on all major online music stores and streaming applications. The boys are currently hard at work writing and recording new material for a follow-up release expected out late 2015.
Thu, 26 May 2016
RYAN DAVID ORR
For almost two decades, Ryan has been a major player on the American folk scene. A singer-songwriter and experienced musician, he has traveled all over the United States playing in many of folk music’s legendary venues. For Ryan, performing and writing is a family tradition. His grandmother played sax and clarinet and his mother was a professional folk singer. Growing up in Ashland, Oregon, Ryan traveled with his mother to venues and festivals up and down the west coast. So, it was only natural when Ryan started to join his mom on stage, playing the violin by age seven and learning the guitar at 12.
- See more at: http://www.ryandavidorr.com
Fri, 20 May 2016
Birdman sits down with the band and then Jeff to talk about the band and the Naked Mobile Summer Music Concert Series.