Notes for a Friday

*** This is The Jompson Brothers Band (and friends)… a new Rock & Roll ensemble out of Nashville.

Yes… that is Chris Stapleton of The Steeldrivers on the left in this picture. He’s the lead vocalist and guitar player for the Jompson Brothers Band and a vocal force as always. The guy in the middle is J.T. Cure, the bass player, and another talented acquaintance of mine from Morehead State University back home in Kentucky.

The Jompson Brothers Band is still working on its first album… so I don’t have any tracks yet. You can hear part of a live demo and watch a few videos on the band’s myspace page. Head on over there and “Go Jomp Yourself.”

***Over at Star Maker Machine this week, we are celebrating the year 1989. Head on over there now for your fix of all things B-52’s, Martika, and The Lemonheads. My only contribution so far highlights Rhett Miller’s ultra-rare 1989 solo album, Mythologies. If you want to know what the Old 97’s frontman sounded like as an 18-year-old high school student… go check it out.

***This is why I love Robbie Fulks. Later this month, Robbie will release 50 brand new songs… all at the same time… at his website, http://www.robbiefulks.com/. Robbie’s last studio album, Georgia Hard, came out nearly four years ago. I’ll be very interested to hear something new from my favorite Americana smart-ass.

***Tomorrow is Valentines Day, and Wilco has a little advice for all of us guys out there of what not to do tomorrow… “Forget the Flowers.”

Wilco: Forget the Flowers (Buy Album)

One Response to “Notes for a Friday”

  1. I hope this doesn't mean the end of the SteelDrivers! I loved their album & they burned the place down at Mountain Stage last year.

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