Ward Davis brought foot stomping tunes and music tales to Jacksonville

Ward Davis and his band, with Clint Park on bass and doing harmonies, in Jacksonville.
Ward Davis and his band, with Clint Park on bass and doing harmonies, rocked 1904 Music Hall in Jacksonville on Saturday. (Photo: Indie Art South)

I pretty much freaked the family out when I bought tickets to see Ward Davis at 1904 Music Hall in Jacksonville. For one thing, my husband didn’t know Davis’ music. For another, it takes a lot to get me out on a Saturday when I’m not traveling with Rebecca and crew. So we headed to downtown Jax on Saturday night and once we got there, we had a problem. Continue reading “Ward Davis brought foot stomping tunes and music tales to Jacksonville”

Ward Davis will rock Jax with outlaw music at 1904 Music Hall

Image from warddavismusic.com
Image credit warddavismusic.com

By Jenn Day Thompson

“Are you going to see Ward Davis?”

People ask me all the time if I’ve heard of particular singers and songwriters. Continue reading “Ward Davis will rock Jax with outlaw music at 1904 Music Hall”

Grand Ole Opry says no to fans who want Hank Williams, Sr. reinstated

Hank Williams statue, Lister Hill Plaza in Montgomery, Alabama
Statue of Hank Williams, Sr., Lister Hill Plaza in Montgomery, Alabama. Image from the George F. Landegger Collection of Alabama Photographs in Carol M. Highsmith’s America, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division.

More than 61,700 fans have petitioned the Grand Ole Opry to reinstate membership for the late Hank Williams, Sr. So far, the answer remains, “No.” Why not reinstate one of the most legendary performers in all of what was once country music?

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Jenn Bostic sets up online show before UK tour—only 32 tickets left

Vinyl "Revival" by Jenn Bostic
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Jenn Bostic isn’t a household name in the US. Yet. She should be. Continue reading “Jenn Bostic sets up online show before UK tour—only 32 tickets left”

Indie musicians can help Loretta Lynn not let country music “die”

(Photo credit Loretta Lynn: Scott Schram)
(Photo credit Loretta Lynn: Scott Schram)

Loretta Lynn, as my grandma used to say, upset the apple basket. She joined country superstar Martina McBride on her podcast and said something that freaked out many media and many a country fan as well as some top country performers today. Continue reading “Indie musicians can help Loretta Lynn not let country music “die””