In preparation of the upcoming show at Rancho Nicasio featuring Big Sandy and His Fly-Rite Boys and Red Meat, we had both Big Sandy and Smelley Kelley on the phone with us. Smelley wasted no time he was lounging, listening to cassette tapes and half-dressed. He wouldn’t elaborate, but threw the image of Donald Duck up. Everyone knows Donald Duck wears a shirt.
Enough about Smelley’s home dress habits. What we are looking forward to is catching the show at Rancho Nicasio this Sunday at 4:00 which features BBQ on the lawn. We are already familiar with Red Meat’s music and only vaguely familiar with Big Sandy and His Fly-Rite Boys’ music. After a crash course – big fans here. Super smooth. Great vocals. Really tight sound.
We also played some music from folks who will be performing at the Far West Fest on July 16 in Point Reyes Station at Love Field. How cool. A music festival on a baseball field! Check the link for more information.
We also were sad to learn that Glen Campbell has been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s. However, he’s not taking a back seat to the disease, but is instead hitting the road for a tour this fall. In addition to his solo career, Glen Campbell also played guitar in Merle Haggard’s band The Strangers.
Alright, so on with some clips and the playlist.
|Tim Hus||Bakersfield Music||Bushpilot Buckaroo||Stony Plain Records|
|Glen Campbell||Wichita Lineman||20 Greatest Hits||Nashville Catalog|
|Buck Owens||Whatcha Gonna Do Now?||Buck Owens Sings Tommy Collins||Sundazed|
|Gram Parsons||We’ll Sweep Out the Ashes In the Morning||GP||Rhino/Warner Bros.|
|Red Meat||That’s What I’m Here For||Alameda County Line||Ranchero Records|
|Tim Hus||The Great Divide||Bush Pilot Buckaroo||Stony Plain Records|
|Tiny Television||Blood and Wine||Single||Self Produced|
|Big Sandy & His Fly-Rite Boys||Power Of The 45 (Pt. 1)||Turntable Matinee||Yep Roc Records|
|Big Sandy & His Fly-Rite Boys||Love That Man||Turntable Matinee||Yep Roc Records|
|Merle Haggard and the Strangers||Please Mr. DJ||Swing West – Vol 1 – Bakersfield||Razor & Tie|
|Tom Russell||Bakersfield||Hotwalker||Red Music|
|Buck Owens & Dwight Yoakam||Streets Of Bakersfield||Buck Owens: 21 #1 Hits: The Ultimate Collection||Rhino|
|RJ Jones and the Buckaroos||I Can’t Live Without You Bar and Grill||Bakersfield Neon Country||Rio Nuevo Records|
|Ferlin Husky & Jean Shepard||A Dear John Letter||Since You’re Gone Best Of Ferlin Husky||FourMatt Music|
|John Doe and the Sadies||Stop The World And Let Me Off||Country Club||Yep Rock|
|Van van der Maaten||Whole Other Level||Van van der Maaten||Silver Poodle Productions|
|Rosie Flores||This Cat’s In the Dog House||Girl Of The Century||Bloodshot|
|Stefanie Keys||Freight Train||Say You Will||Wefunk AD2K Recordings and Filmwork|
|The Brothers Comatose||Church Street Blues||Songs From The Stoop||The Brothers Comatose|
|Stone Foxes||Tin Stars||Stone Foxes||Self Produced|
|Jones Family Fortune||Somewhere Down in California||Self||Thin Silver Records|
|Dwight Yoakam||Ain’t That Lonely Yet||The Very Best of Dwight Yoakam||Rhino/Warner Bros.|
|Merle Haggard||Mama Tried||Mama Tried||Capitol Records|
|Dave Alvin||Johnny Ace Is Dead||Eleven Eleven||Yep Rock|
|Ruby Dee & The Snakehandlers||Make It Last||North of Bakersfield||Dionysus Records|