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Johnny Cash Tribute
Great news! The Fender Museum for the Performing Arts in Corona, CA will be exhibiting a six month Johnny Cash Tribute beginning this coming Saturday. The Fender Museum is a non-profit arm of Fender Musical Instruments which raises funds to give thousands of children free music lessons.

We've just added a new piece of memorabilia to my exhibit---the fabulous JC Unit One! (for those who may not know, that's Johnny's tour bus). Unit One and the entire exhibit will run for six months. Below is the Fender press release:

The Fender Center for Music Education Announces One-of-a-Kind Exhibit

On September 14, 1986, on a chilly  ... continue reading

Added : 4/9/2006
Jumpin' Gene Simmons, Rockabilly Star, Dies
TUPELO, Miss. (Aug. 30) - Rockabilly singer and songwriter Jumpin' Gene Simmons, who worked with Elvis Presley and had a top 20 hit in 1964 with the bouncy "Haunted House," has died. He was 69.

He died Tuesday at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo after a long illness, according to Holland-Harris Funeral Directors.

Simmons - not to be confused with the Kiss bassist with the same name - was in show business for more than 50 years, working with such names as Sam Phillips and the Bill Black Combo. More recently, he co-wrote "Indian Outlaw," which became a big hit in 1994 for country superstar Tim McGraw.

But  ... continue reading

Added : 4/9/2006
Sam Bush
Sam Bush has launched a new website. Check it out at www.sambush.com! There are still some parts under construction, but we wanted to get it up and running for all of the folks (including us) that have been waiting. Keep checking back for new information, pictures and contests.

In addition, Sam and his band have been invited to perform on Jay Leno's Tonight Show on Friday, September 8th. They will perform "The River's Gonna Run" with special guest Emmylou Harris. The song is on his new CD, "Laps in Seven", available for purchase through Sam's new website.

more info on : http://sambush.com
Added : 4/9/2006
The Rhumba Kings
Howdy everybody,

Check out the website for new updates like pictures with our new fantastic
guitarplayer Thierry, gigs, comments, updated bio, etc....
Feel free to give feedback.

Thanks

Rockin' regards,
Diane, Mark, Jean and Thierry

more info on : http://www.rhumbakings.com
Added : 1/9/2006
GOTTA ROLL! THE EARLY RECORDINGS 1949-1955, BUDDY HOLLY (Cherry Red / Rev Ola CR REV 174)
Buddy Holly, American singer songwriter, pioneer of rock and roll and
the first in person to be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame
in 1986. "Gotta Roll!" is a first-time compendium of all of the
existing demos cut by Buddy Holly before he signed his first
commercial recording contract in January 1956. Including the four
rockabilly demos sent to Nashville in December 1955 which resulted in
his first contract with US Decca, the record label that spelt his
name wrong on the contract, unintentionally immortalizing Buddy
Holly, instead of his birth name Holley.

Buddy plays rhythm, lead guitar and mandolin,  ... continue reading

Added : 1/9/2006
Up close with Trini Lopez
Compadres,

I'm in the beginning stages of an interview with the great Trini Lopez. It may take a little while to compete it, as much of his time is presently being devoted to his 61st album.

Those of you who have been fans of Trini are more than welcome to send me questions about this legendary icon, who's just about done it all. I'll do my best to get them answered (unless, of course, I've already presented them).

On another note, today is my one-year anniversary: no, not marriage (I've been married more than 40 years to Judi, The Knights' original go-go girl). Remember my heart attack one year ago today? Never felt  ... continue reading

Added : 1/9/2006
Palo Duro NEWSWIRE
Jon Christopher Davis Releases Debut CD
Single Cowritten with Stan Lynch Hits Radio Nationwide
Austin, TX - August 31, 2006 Country-rocker Jon Christopher Davis, known across Texas for his song “Lone Star Attitude” and the spirit behind it, has begun a tour in support of the August 1 release on Palo Duro Records, JON CHRISTOPHER DAVIS.

The first single from the new CD, the upbeat “Love Had Something Else in Mind” (co-written with Stan Lynch, producer and writer with Don Henley), has already been released to Texas and Americana radio stations and is creating a healthy buzz.

“This grabbed ahold of me and wouldn’t let  ... continue reading

more info on : http://www.palodurorecords.com
Added : 1/9/2006
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Added : 31/8/2006
Concert Review: Rockabilly Day,27/08/2006
First time at a new venue, loads of space.
As every year, it turned about to be a sunny day after all.

At the venue, a great collection of pre 65 cars ( although some more recent models seemed to have slipped pass the entrance) and bikes, some vendors, tattoo stall, pinstriping, but no cds ( a bit strange), heard a remark that the toilet facilities weren’t sufficient.

The afternoon started with the Be-Bops. They’re back, and how. Excellent starter for the afternoon.
Played songs like: “ Lucille”, “ You go it all”, “ Lonesome tears”, “ When I found you”, “ Let’s keep things moving”.

Next band: The Seatsniffers.  ... continue reading

more info on : http://home.zonnet.nl/johnlucyhttp://www.rockabillyday.be
Added : 29/8/2006
New Band: Lawen Stark & the Slideboppers
Jean, drummer Rhumba Kings
Thierry, guitarist Rhumba Kings
Lawen Stark, zanger
Yung-Han, double-bass

They play a mix of authentic Rockabilly, like Carl Perkins, Gene Vincent, ..., but also country like Don Gibson, and blues.

Spread the word and go check them out

Added : 24/8/2006
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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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