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PLEASE PRAY FOR HANK THOMPSON
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- County music Hall of Fame star Hank Thompson's lung cancer has gotten worse, a family representative said Saturday night.

Officials said Thompson has been moved into hospice care.

Thompson was recently released from the hospital earlier this week, and he is being kept as comfortable as possible at his Texas home, officials said.

Doctors said the cancer is very aggressive, and family members are asking fans to remember him in their prayers.

The family is encouraging people to send a card and let him know that people are thinking about him.

Letter can be sent to:

P.O. Box  ... continue reading

more info on : http://www.hankthompson.com/
Added : 6/11/2007
The Hometown Gamblers @ Den Bromfiets 4/11/2007
Due to circumstances we couldn’t make it to the Cajun Sunday in Oostkamp, so instead we went to the Gig in Den Bromfiets, by the time we got there, there where a lot of familiar faces around.

The Hometown Gamblers a band that needs no introduction, came from over the water and entertained the audience with their old school rockabilly, the style that they play so well.
After sorting out a few problems with the pa installation in the beginning of the gig, the time had come for the Gamblers to give it all they got. I’m always amazed of the playing style and skills of Guy on the doghouse. Just a little fact we found out: the reverb  ... continue reading

Added : 5/11/2007
Wanted: Bands
Howdy,

I'm planning to organise a benefit-concert for Marieke 'Wielemie' Vervoort. She's a girl in a wheelchair - she has a verry rare disease - and her condition is slowly going backwards.
But she's a tough one, so she didn't let her head hang down.
And she is beginning a new career as triathlon-athlete.
Because the Belgian government does not promote (financial) disabled persons, I am organising - for the 2nd time - a rockabilly/surf/roots/... benefit-concert somewhere in april 2008.
The venue will be in Schaffen or Halen in Belgium.

So, if you want to participate freely for this concert, mail me at:  ... continue reading

Added : 5/11/2007
Cajun Sunday, November 4, 2007
Billybop Presents "Cajun Sunday" with
- Big Bayou Bandits
- Lost Bayou Ramblers

at "De Gilde"
Kortijksestraat 19
8020 Oostkamp

Start : 14.00 (first band at 15.00)
entrance : € 5

LAST MINUTE UPDATE : Old-timers, Hot-Rods, ...
We have reserved some parking spaces for Old-timers, Hot-rods, Custom cars & bikes, ... in front of the venue. Don't be late because these places are limited.


Added : 31/10/2007
Ray Collins Hot Club 27/10/2007 Teuven.
As a passionate Jive- devotee I couldn't pass by this great opportunity. This Ray Collins gig staged by radio modern was a sure winner.
Teuven is a calm village in the Belgian Voer-region. The ballroom “Patria” still breathes that fifties atmosphere, time seems to have stopped here, wooden floor, stained glass windows and even an old picture of the late Belgian King Boudewijn on the wall. We took in the nostalgic ambience by taken a delicious soup near the fireplace in the connecting restaurant. Just warming up to what would be a fiery experience.
We were welcomed with a movie, playing from one of those old film projectors with those  ... continue reading

Added : 30/10/2007
Lawen Stark & The Slideboppers: new guitar player
Dear Friends,

We Recently changed our guitar player.
It is now MARIO MATTUCCI, known from the great band "THE BE-BOP'S".
We want to thank Thierry for the great time we had together and wish him lots of succes with his other projects.
So, hope to see you all on one of our upcomming shows.
Greetings.
Lawen,Yung han,Jean


Added : 30/10/2007
The Patsy Walkers @ Ace Cafe Rumst.
Last night it was time for the gig we’ve been hearing so much about in the last couple of weeks.
With a pink pony at the door, it was time for another night of rock’n’roll mayhem.
The Patsy Walkers, 6 vixens from up north play their own type of Music, some call it garage some call it punk, some rock, they themselves describe it as primitive horror punkrock with trashabilly and garage influences in the vain of the Cramps, The Misfits & The Ramones.
The Patsy Walkers are certainly a breath of fresh air for a country that usually gives us lads with incredibly long straight hair, big metal riffs and growling vocals.
The girls dressed  ... continue reading

more info on : http://www.acecafe.be
Added : 29/10/2007
Antwerp Hootenanny (Fund- & Hellraiser)
Triggerfinger with Special guest Jan De Smet (De Nieuwe Snaar),
Johnny Trash Revue featuring members of Sin Alley, Howlin' Bill, Runnin' Wild, Donkey Diesel, Benvis, The Hometown Gamblers, Los Putas, 49 Special, Slipmates, Moonshine Reunion, The Shuttlecocks, Martine Vanhoof, Gunter Nagels, Filip Casteels, Gregor Terror, Frantic Franky, ...
Seatsniffers All Stars featuring Stef Kamil Carlens, Tom Van Laere, Joost Zwegers, Big Dave, Guy Swinnen & WillyWilly

Wednesday 31 October
Hof Ter Lo, Noordersingel 30, Antwerp (Belgium)



more info on : http://www.ccluchtbal.org
Added : 28/10/2007
Rockabilly Rave Line up 2008
The 12th Rockabilly Rave @ Pontins Chamber Sands.will feature preformances of:

Larry and Lorrie Collins
Lew Williams
Big Sandy and tHe Original Fly Rite Trio
Amber Fox
The Rizlaz
Rockin' Bonnie and The Rot Gut Shots
The Barnshakers
Al Willis & The New Swingsters
Charlie Hightone and the Rock Its
The Bop Shack Stompers
Catlle Call
The Montgomery Music Makers
Jack Rabbit Slim
The Go Getters
Lawen Stark & The Slideboppers
Miss Mary Ann & The Ragtime Wranglers
Luis & The Wildfires
The Frettones
Omar & The Stringpoppers
Santos
The Rockin 8 Balls
Teh Wildgonners
The  ... continue reading

more info on : http://www.rockabillyrave.co.uk
Added : 25/10/2007
THE CARAVANS + THE RHUMBA KINGS - EUROPEAN TOUR 2008
GREAT NEWS PEOPLE !!!

TOP LEGENDARY BRITISH NEO-ROCKABILLY/PSYCHOBILLY PIONEERS 'THE CARAVANS' WILL BE HITTING THE ROAD IN JUNE 2008 FOR AN EXTENSIVE EUROPEAN TOUR .....

AS IF THAT AIN'T ENOUGH !! ..... 'THE RHUMBA KINGS' WILL BE JOINING THE ROCK 'n' ROLL ADVENTURE TOO AS THEIR SUPPORT ACT !!!

I HAVE JUST RECIEVED THE DATES FROM 'THE CARAVANS' HQ AT 'PRAGAR MANAGEMENT'......... BOOKING STARTS NOW!! .... SO JUMP IN WHILE YOU STILL CAN !!

All enquiries for booking should be directed at this time by e-mail either to:

'SPREX RECORDS' - mark-diane@sknet.be
or
'PRAGAR MANAGEMENT UK' - pragar@ntlworld.com
These  ... continue reading

more info on : http://www.myspace.com/thecaravans http://www.myspace.com/rhumbakings
Added : 22/10/2007
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Saturday January 6
  • The Wieners & Friends Play The Everly Brothers PART II


  • Sunday January 14
  • The Spunyboys (Fr) Rockabilly newyearsparty


  • Friday January 19
  • The Sugar Family (FR)


  • Sunday January 21
  • Jayke Orvis (USA)


  • Saturday January 27
  • Hyde The Jekyll (BE)


  • Saturday February 3
  • Rockin’Em (UK)


  • Sunday February 4
  • Matchbox (UK) (ORIGINAL 80’ S “HIT” LINE UP!!!) + Rockin' Rhonda & The Solid Studs (Canada/De)


  • Friday February 9
  • Murder Murder (CAN)


  • Sunday March 4
  • Rockin' Em (UK) (Live Rockabilly cafe Wilhelmina Eindhoven)

  • Zachary Lucky (CAN)


  • Sunday March 18
  • Henhouse Prowlers (USA)


  • Saturday March 24
  • The Billygoat Riders


  • Sunday March 25
  • Emmy Lou & The Rhythm Boys (Sweden) (Live Rockabilly cafe Wilhelmina Eindhoven)


  • Sunday April 1
  • The Dinosaur Truckers (DE)


  • Sunday April 8
  • The Hot Chickens (ft Jake Calypso) (France)

  • Moonrunner


  • Sunday April 22
  • The Harmed Brothers (USA)


  • Sunday April 29
  • Rockabilly Revival Festival: Lara Hope & The Ark-Tones (USA) + The Unkool Hillbillies (Sweden) + more TBA


  • Sunday May 20
  • Moonrunner

  • The Billygoat Riders


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