Monday, March 21, 2011

Music Row’s Tastemaker Robert K. Oermann Jumps On-Board Adam Fisher’s Freight Train

Music Row’s Tastemaker Robert K. Oermann Jumps On-Board Adam Fisher’s Freight Train
Country-rocker Adam Fisher is reviving country music with a fresh, yet legendary sound with the release of his new single, Freight Train. Music Row’s renowned critic, Robert K. Oermann already jumped on board.
“It was great to meet and have the support and encouragement of the Music Row staff when I was promoting my first single Cotton Town,” says Fisher. “But it means so much more to me that they are getting behind my new song, Freight Train. Since the first record, I’ve been writing a lot and playing out. This is my first self-penned single, so it feels extra special.” The full review is copied below. 
Adam Fisher/Freight Train
Writer: Adam Fisher/Josh Taylor; Producer: Eric Paul; Publisher: none listed; AF
—If I remember correctly, I have liked this guy in the past. He sings with great gusto here. The song, guitar work and production are…an homage to…Waylon Jennings…”
To view this week’s full DisClaimer visit:
Freight Train tells the adventurous journey of a bon vivant young boy and his rag tag band that live for the moment not thinking about the consequences. With musical influences that span Waylon Jennings, Dave Matthews and Elvis, Fisher is ready to take a risk and give his fans something new and different to love. Performing since the early age of thirteen, this good ‘ole boy has a rocking edge and the confidence and stage presence of a seasoned performer. Fisher recently wrapped up Country Radio Seminar for the second year, where he participated in media interviews, took endless photos, and made the rounds of hospitality suites and showcases around Music City.  
An artist on many levels, Fisher’s art designed his photo shoot and CD graphics. He is also an accomplished leather smith who’s begun selling his work including vests, jewelry and tooled leather guitar covers and straps. To stay updated on Adam Fisher, visit or follow him on Twitter @AdamFisherLive.


A lucky fan could win a trip of a lifetime to see Steve Holy in Paradise Island
NASHVILLE, TN (March 21, 2011) – Country artist Steve Holy is headed to Paradise Island, Bahamas and is bringing a lucky grand prize winner with him.  Now through March 28, fans can enter to win a trip for two including airfare, lodging, ground transportation and tickets to see and meet Steve Holy in Paradise Island, Bahamas. 
This contest ends March 28.  For official rules and details, click here. To enter, click here.
Steve is currently on the road promoting his brand new single “Love Don’t Run” which is rapidly climbing the country charts.  His upcoming third album is slated to be released later this year.
About Steve Holy
Curb recording artist Steve Holy has enjoyed incredible success since the release of his debut album Blue Moon in October 2000 which featured the hit number 1 single "Good Morning Beautiful," now labeled number 10 in Billboard Magazine’s Top Country Songs of the Decade 1999-2009. With two albums and several hit singles under his belt, Steve has recently signed a management deal with CVR Management driven by veteran Nashville producers J. Gary Smith and John Smith. CVR Management looks to bring Steve Holy back to country fans with a third album coming soon. Steve is currently in the studio with producer Lee Miller (Miller produced Steve's last smash single "Brand New Girlfriend") working on the finishing touches of his next release. Visit to hear the new single and find more information on Steve's upcoming album.

Rise Against steigen von 0 auf Platz 1 in die deutschen Charts ein

Rise Against | steigen von 0 auf Platz 1 in die deutschen Charts ein
Rise Against, steigen von 0 auf Platz 1 in die deutschen Charts ein

Über 10 Jahre sind RISE AGAINST aus Chicago nun schon auf den Bühnen der Welt unterwegs und gehören mittlerweile fünf veröffentlichten Alben neben vergleichbaren Bands wie z.B. Green Day zu den erfolgreichsten Bands ihres Genres.
Am 11. März erschien ihr neues Studioalbum Endgame, das heute direkt von 0 auf Platz 1 der Media Control Album Charts eingestiegen ist und sich damit vor Superstars wie Bruno Mars, Adele oder R.E.M behaupten kann.
Dieser Erfolg beweist, dass politisch und soziales Engagement mit kredibiler Attitüde auch kommerziell erfolgreich sein kann. Mit dem höchsten Chartentry der Band in ihrer Geschichte in Deutschland stellen Rise Against das eindrucksvoll unter Beweis. Dieses sensationelle Ergebnis gibt der stetig wachsenden Fangemeinde recht, für die die US-Punkrocker nicht zuletzt durch die Live-Präsenz und ihre ausgiebigen Deutschland-Tourneen in den letzten Jahren schon lange kein Geheimtipp mehr sind.
So überrascht es auch nicht, dass die morgen startende Deutschland-Tour der Band bereits seit Wochen restlos ausverkauft ist. Im August werden Rise Against dann auf dem Taubertal Festival und dem Open Flair-Festival erneut live zu erleben sein.
Ihre gestiegene Popularität in den letzten Jahren wissen Rise Against vor allem für ihr politisches Engagement zu nutzen: die Band unterstützt seit vielen Jahren die Tierrechtsorganisation PETA und bezieht auch in ihren Songs klar Stellung. So thematisierten sie in der Vergangenheit z.B. den Einsatz der amerikanischen Truppen in Kriegsgebieten in ihrem Song Hero Of War. Des Weiteren unterstützten Rise Against die Kampagne bei den letzten Präsidentschaftswahlen in Amerika.
Auch auf Endgame widmet sich die Band aktuellen weltpolitischen Themen. Sänger Tim McIlrath zum Titel des Albums: „.Es geht um den Zerfall der Zivilisation: Kriege, Hungersnöte, die Finanz- und Umweltkrise bilden den Hintergrund, vor dem wir die Frage stellen, was an dieser Welt, die wir geschaffen haben, gut sein soll, und ob es überhaupt sinnvoll ist, sie zu retten.“
In das neue Album Endgame kann hier reingehört werden.
Videos von und mit Rise Against inkl. einem sehenswerten EPK der Band im Studio mit ihren Produzenten Bill Stevenson (Descendents, Black Flag, NOFX, Propagandhi u.v.m.) und Jason Livermore (Puddle of Mudd u.v.m.) gibt es hier zu sehen.
Die neue Singleauskopplung Satellite erscheint im Mai und gibt’s bereits jetzt hier zu hören und zu sehen.
Mehr Infos, Newsletter u.v.m. auf
Special Guest: COLISEUM
22.03. Mainz – Phoenixhalle    AUSVERKAUFT
23.03. Köln - Palladium AUSVERKAUFT
25.03. Berlin – C-Halle AUSVERKAUFT
26.03. München – Zenith  AUSVERKAUFT
27.03. Leipzig – Haus Auensee AUSVERKAUFT
12.08. Taubertal Festival, Rothenburg o.d. Tauber
14.08. Open Flair, Eschwege



Rio Grand, Sawyer Brown, Steel Magnolia, Craig Campbell and more confirmed for Crown Royal Stage
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Florence, AZ – With less than three weeks until Country Thunder takes Florence by storm, festival producers are excited to announce additional entertainment, new seating and new attractions that truly make Country Thunder the event of the season!

In addition to the star-studded line-up on Main Stage, the Crown Royal Stage is hosting some amazing talent as well. Rio Grand, Sawyer Brown, Steel Magnolia, Craig Campbell, Jason Jones, Ryan Laird, Brantley Gilbert, and Troy Olsen are all confirmed for the Crown Royal Stage and will help keep the party going until 1:30 am Thursday, 2:00 am on Friday and Saturday, and midnight on Sunday.

If your looking for something to do between listening to your favorite musical acts, just visit one of the many activities the festival has to offer, including Rock Climbing, Thrill Rides, the Giant Ferris Wheel, the Slingshot, the Mechanical Bull, and the all-new Frat House. The Frat House is a must-see area that houses activities including Spaghetti Wrestling, Karaoke, Live Music, a Game Show with chances to win great prizes, and a Roller Derby Competition featuring the Arizona Derby Dames. The Roller Derby Competition will include 7 league teams that will compete in 30 minute rounds six times a day, so don't miss your chance to see the Dames in action! For additional information on the Arizona Derby Dames, visit their website

Along with the announcements of the Crown Royal Stage line-up and festival attractions including the all-new Frat House, Country Thunder is proud to announce that in response to selling out RSVD seating, they have created additional reserved seating sections. RSVD2 ($275) and RSVD3 ($375) provide another option for those wanting to enjoy a seat closer to the stage. Visit online or call 866-802-6418 to reserve your seat now.

Don't forget to stock up on your Port-o-Potty's and Extra Vehicle Parking Passes, order now by visiting online. Also, if you're still interested in Big Rig Camping, there are still camping packages available, but don't wait any longer as time is running out and spots are limited!

For information, please visit or call 866-802-6418.



 Bentley To Perform New Single on the 2011 Academy of Country Music Awards,  
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and The Talk Next Week

 “Am I The Only One” Available on iTunes on March 29

Nashville, TN – March 21, 2011 – Award winning singer/songwriter Dierks Bentley is introducing his sixth Capitol Nashville studio project with the rowdy sing-a-long party song “Am I The Only One,” shipping to radio today.  Fans can stream the song this week through Bentley’s social networks and will be able to purchase through iTunes beginning March 29.

“We just kicked off the Jager Tour this past weekend, and the song is already killing it out there,” says Bentley. “The fans are singing the second and third choruses with fists in the air.  I decided to stage dive Sat. night and by Sun. night in Pittsburgh the fans were crowd surfing before I even hit the stage.  They haven’t been shy about letting me know that I’m not the ‘only one!’  We recorded a lot of fun, uptempo songs for the new record, so we’re going to be rocking the whole year.”

Written by Bentley, Jim Beavers and Jon Randall, the new song was recorded at Echo Mountain Studio in Asheville, NC, where Bentley and the other musicians lived and recorded 15 songs for the new project in only five days.  Over 35,000 fans tuned in and streamed the recording process that Bentley made available to them through a 24 hour web cam.
For a video about the making of “Am I The Only One,” click here:

Bentley will debut “Am I The Only One” on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno next Tues., April 29. He will also perform the new song the following day on CBS’ The Talk and the 46th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards live from Las Vegas on Sun., April 3 where he is nominated for “Album of the Year.”

Bentley’s new album follows in the footsteps of his critically acclaimed UP ON THE RIDGE, which earned Album of the Year nominations at the ACM, CMA and GRAMMY Awards this year. His previous five albums have sold over five million copies, earned 10 GRAMMY nominations, have spawned seven No. one hits (What Was I Thinkin,” “Come A Little Closer,”  “Settle For A Slowdown,”  “Every Mile A Memory,”  “Free and Easy (Down The Road I Go),” “Feel That Fire,” “Sideways”) and 12 Top 10 hits.
Bentley is testing the new music for fans on the road while headlining the 30-city 2011 JÄGERMEISTER COUNTRY TOUR which treks to Lewiston, ME, Poughkeepsie, NY, Reading, PA and Westbury, NY this week. The tour runs through mid-May and features special guest Josh Thompson and Miss Willie Brown. For a full list of tour dates and more information on the upcoming album, visit

Steel Guitar Tips

Hello fellow players,

I�d like to mention the fact that my first employer after I moved to Nashville in the sixties, Mr. Ferlin Husky has died.  Not only was Ferlin my first employer, but a hero to myself and to millions others since I was in grade school.  As a little kid I would go to the big Opry shows that had such artists as Hank Thompson, Ray Price, Faron Young, the Wilburn Brothers, the Louvin Brothers which was usually headlined by superstar Ferlin Husky himself.

Little did I know that one day in my early teen years I would be playing steel with this monstrous star.  Ferlin kept us all in stitches trying to figure out if we were talking to him or Simon Crum as we were going down the road together in the car.  Sometimes we�d drive for hundreds of miles and he would sit there and talk to himself through both characters.  I will have to say he treated me very good.  I really miss him because I had some important things I wanted to say to him before he left us, but now I�ll not get the chance to tell him how I appreciated him.

Another person that I admire and is today a great friend that I worked with is the great Jean Shepard.  She had a great hit record with Ferlin called Dear John.  This was a golden hit and is still done by true country singers the world over.  I�m glad we still have Jean with us and was very pleased to find out that she has recently been inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame.  I can�t agree with the board�s choice any more than I do on her induction.  Of course, Ferlin was inducted several years ago.

I�m including an email I got from a great Texas steel player that�s very well known.  Jody Sanders lives a few miles west of the Houston area.  Jody is a pure type of cowboy steel player we all like to think about when we think about Texas steel players.  He is always seen with a great Gunsmoke Stetson hat, western cut shirt and sport coat with blue jeans that are reminiscent of the days when blue jeans were invented for the gold miners back in the 1800s.  

Jody is a hardcore steel guitar lover, promoter and player.  I have and have had many friends in the east Texas area.  Billy Braddy, Ivan Greathouse, Charles Tilley, Al Posey, Jim Evans and of course, Jody Sanders to name only a few.  If I would be forced to live in east Texas for the rest of my life, I�d die with a smile on my face.

This is Jody�s email to me.

Hi Bobbe. Another great newsletter. I am so thankful that my career spanned the "glory" days of country music with bands dressing and acting a whole lot different respect wise etc. E. T. told me once that he owed the success of his career to the people and that the people were showing respect to him when they bought his records and attended his shows. He said he felt obligated to return that respect by giving them his best at his shows which included dressing himself and the Troubadours up for the shows. His opinion was, that a band that went on in T-shirts and raggedy jeans and tennis shoes were showing utter contempt for their audience. See you down the road. Jody. 

I�d like to get technical this week about a piece of equipment that we don�t realize how important it is until it breaks or lets us down.  This is the volume pedal.  There are several different brands of volume pedal and different styles of how they work.  Some of them even have sideways motions that can affect your tone for that famous boo-wah sound of yesteryear.  These double acting pedals were originally pioneered by Paul Bigsby in Downey, California.  Then his friend one township over, Leo G. Fender from Fullerton, California also built a tone volume pedal.

Several of the very famous single-acting pedals built over the years were Sho-Bud which is still highly sought after, Dekley, Mullen, ZB, Franklin, Ernie Ball, MSA and a few light beam or potless pedals have been manufactured, some not very successfully and a couple extremely successfully.  

The Hilton pedal seems to be the king of the potless pedals that is reigning supreme today with the new Mullen pedals that are now getting such respect and attention.  The old Edwards Light Beam pedal, being one of the first and not being much valued today.

The problem with the old style pot pedals is short life span of the pot and the replacements pots being pretty expensive.  However, of the pots that are being made I feel the PEC Canadian brand that we sell here at Steel Guitar Nashville are by far the most reliable and has the longest life.

Some people complain that the pot shafts are too short on the newer pedals for their personal volume pedals, but all you have to do is turn the pulley around and it will line up with the string and be very operational.

In going through my house last weekend, I found that I had quite a collection of used volume pedals.  Bigsby, Sho-Bud, Emmons and some others.  I�m not meaning to collect them, but they just kind of grow in the closets.

It�s not the volume pedal that actually controls the volume.  It�s the potentiometer or pot inside it.  I like pot pedals as long as they�re working fine, however we have had a Hilton potless pedal we use in the store to demo guitars with that has given great, solid performance with no problems for over eight years.  So I may have to say that the potless pedals are the best value, most dependable volume pedals being made today.

We try to keep good values and low prices going on all volume pedals and we sell the pots and parts to overhaul a pedal for as little money as possible.  Let me know if I can help with any problems you may have on this serious accessory.  As inexpensive as volume pedals are compared to your guitar and amp and as troublesome as they can be, it�s not a bad idea to own at least two of them and have a third one waiting in the wings waiting to go to work when necessary.

Check out our monthly specials at and we�ll try to save you a lot of money.

Your buddy,

Steel Guitar Nashville
123 Mid Town Court
Hendersonville, TN. 37075
(615) 822-5555
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Nashville, Tenn…(March 21, 2010)…Four members of the Tennessee City Volunteer Fire Department (TCVFD) gathered backstage at the Grand Ole Opry House in Nashville, Tenn Saturday evening to recognize Country Music superstar and celebrated TV host Craig Morgan for his heroics last month in rescuing two small children from a house fire in Charlotte, Tenn.
On behalf of the TCVFD and the National Volunteer Fire Council, Craig Morgan was presented an award for his courageous efforts. He was also awarded honorary lifetime membership to the Tennessee City Fire Department will full rights and privileges as a member, including his own helmet and department identification number, #565.
“I’m humbled by this kind recognition from the Tennessee City Volunteer Fire Department and the National Volunteer Fire Council,” declares Morgan. “They are the real hometown heroes.”
Pictured left to right: TCVFD Training Officer Danny Tucker, Jr, TCVFD Chief Mike Grant, TCVFD Joe Murraca, Craig Morgan, TCVFD Lieutenant Brian Bretoi.

One of country music’s best-loved artists, Craig Morgan has made a name for himself with massive radio airplay of his signature hits:  “Bonfire,” “Almost Home,” “Redneck Yacht Club,” “That’s What I Love About Sunday” (Billboard’s most-played country song of the year in 2005), and “International Harvester.  Craig’s current single, “Still A Little Chicken Left On That Bone,” is the first single from his forthcoming new album. Craig received one of country music’s highest honors when he was inducted as a member of the Grand Ole Opry in 2008. Prior to becoming a country music star, Craig Morgan spent over 10 years of active duty in the Army and additional years in the Army Reserves.  He is an avid supporter of America’s military personnel and a recipient of the 2006 USO Merit Award. For more information on Craig Morgan, please visit or follow him on Twitter @cmorganmusic.

The Roys' LONESOME WHISTLE Leaves The Station

The Roys' LONESOME WHISTLE Leaves The Station
        CD Drops Tomorrow, March 22 & Media Blitz Begins

Lonesome Whistle COVER

Nashville, TN (March 21, 2011) -- The Roys' highly-anticipated new CD, LONESOME WHISTLE (Rural Rhythm), "leaves the station" tomorrow, March 22, and The Roys head out for a nine-day media blitz of major television, personal appearances and radio with stops in Tennessee, Florida, District of Columbia, New York, Massachusetts and Missouri in support of the disc. The vibrant, up-and-coming Bluegrass duo's itinerary reads like an ambitious politician's whistle-stop tour and air dates / taping times are listed below:

Tuesday, March 22
  • Fox Channel 17 - Tennessee Mornings - (Performance) - 8:38 a.m. CDT
  • WSM 650AM Radio - The Bill Cody Show - (Performance) - 9:20 a.m. CDT
  • Better Nashville - 10 a.m. CDT
  • GAC-TV On The Streets - 11:30 a.m., 5:30 p.m., 9 p.m. & 1 a.m. EDT 
 Wednesday, March 23
  • Daily Buzz - (Performance) - 7:00 a.m. EDT
Thursday, March 24  
  • The Pentagon Channel - (Performance, Taping) - 10:30 a.m. EDT
  • G. Gordon Liddy Radio Show - (Performance) - 11:05 a.m. EDT
Friday, March 25
  • Daytime - (Performance) - 11:00 a.m. EDT
  • Sudzin Country - (Taping) - 5:00p.m. EDT 
Saturday, March 26
  • CD RELEASE PARTY - (Bull Run / Boston) - 7:30 p.m. EDT 
Sunday, March 27
  • Fox & Friends - (Performance) - 9:50 a.m. EDT 
Monday, March 28  
  • SIRIUS XM - The Roadhouse "Freewheelin'" - 12:10 p.m. EDT
  • - (Performance) - 2:45 p.m. EDT 
Tuesday, March 29
  • Better TV - (Taping) - 10:30 a.m. EDT
  • ABC-TV's What's The Buzz - 12:45 p.m. EDT
  • NBC TV'S HD Ch. NY Non-Stop All Night With Joey Reynolds - 9:30 p.m. EDT 
Thursday, March 31
  • RFD TV's Presley's Country Jubilee - (Performance, Taping) - 11:00 am CDT
  • MLB.COM - (Performance) - 3:15 p.m. EDT 
Upcoming TV in April includes:  Better TV, Country Vibe, Inside Music Row, Larry's Country Diner.

LONESOME WHISTLE is the culmination of a lifelong dream for The Roys.
The 11-song disc includes 10 Roy originals, and was co-produced by the duo and Andy Leftwich.  Lee and Elaine join top-tier musicians Mark Fain (Bass); Justin Moses (Banjo); Randy Kohrs (Dobro); Cody Kilby (Acoustic Guitar), Andy Leftwich (Fiddle, Mandolin) and Steve Brewster (Percussion), and the result is a musically "tight" CD with a "live" feel.

The disc's first single, "Coal Minin' Man," is a rollicking, mid-tempo ode to the hardworking souls who labor below the earth.  The track debuted last month on the Bluegrass Music Profiles Chart (#17), and debuts this month on Power Source (#26), the Roots Music Bluegrass Report (#43), and more. The video, which was filmed in Hazard, KY at the Teco Coal Company, rolls out very soon. LONESOME WHISTLE will be available tomorrow at retail outlets, including Barnes & Noble, Best Buy and f.y.e. entertainment, and online at, iTunes, eMusic and more.

The disc is The Roys' first release for Rural Rhythm Records and they join a roster that includes Michael Martin Murphey, Randy Kohrs, Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out, Mason Douglas and Lonesome River Band among others.

Upcoming press coverage includes Bluegrass Music Profiles, Bluegrass Unlimited Bluegrass Journal, The Bluegrass Blog,, Cybergrass, Prescription Bluegrass, Ted's Bluegrass Blog, Country Weekly, Country Music Profiles, Country Music People, Country Music News, Music Row, Maverick, Strum Magazine, THIS is Country Music, Arkansas Democrat, Boston Herald, Boston Post Gazette, Direct Buzz, Songwriter's Monthly, Power Source, Slick Rock Entertainment Magazine, Troy Daily News, Worcester Telegram, Amazon, Digital Rodeo,, Music News Nashville,, NoDepression, Roughstock, Singing News, Roots Music Report, Rambles,  Stacy's Music Row Report, StageShottz, Today's Country and YallWire.

Listen to select tracks from LONESOME WHISTLE and learn more about The Roys at

Marc-Uwe Kling & die Gesellschaft gehen im Mai auf Deutschlandtour und stellen Ihr aktuelles Album vor

Marc-Uwe Kling & die Gesellschaft gehen auf Tour

Marc-Uwe Kling geht mit der Gesellschaft auf Tour! Marc-Uwe schreibt fiese Ohrwürmer über die Liebe in den Zeiten der Cola, Terroristen mit Flugangst und Babys, die schon bei ihrer Geburt statt an einer Nabelschnur an einer Hörsprechgarnitur hängen. Das macht er sehr gut. Die Gesellschaft ist eine Punk-Band, die gezwungen wird Cha-Cha-Cha zu spielen. Manchmal spielt die Gesellschaft deswegen Bluegrass-Surf-Bossa-Rock’n’Roll-Funk-Pop. Das macht sie sehr gut. Wenn sie das mal nicht so gut macht, weist Marc-Uwe sie sofort zurecht. Da kann er schon mal sehr gesellschaftskritisch werden. Aber das ist nicht schlimm, weil die Gesellschaft hört dann einfach weg. 
Special Guest von Marc-Uwe Kling und der Gesellschaft ist Michael Krebs. Der kann sehr gut Klavier spielen und sehr gut singen, besonders seine eigenen Lieder. Die sind lustig, schmutzig und sehr gut. Aber sie finden keinen Platz in der von Marc-Uwe dominierten Gesellschaft. Deshalb tritt Michael Krebs als Parallelgesellschaft auf und singt sie alleine. Später wird er dafür von der Gesellschaft integriert und zum Sozialdienst am Background-keyboard verknackt.
Pressefotos, sein Soloprogramm „Es gibt noch Restkarten“ und andere Dinge finden sich auf

23/05 Festsaal Kreuzberg, Berlin
24/05 Moritzbastei, Leipzig
25/05 Scheune, Dresden
26/05 Backstage, München
27/05 Rosenau, Stuttgart
28/05 Das Bett, Frankfurt am Main
29/05 Zakk, Düsseldorf
30/05 Übel & Gefährlich, Hamburg
31/05 Spartacus / freiLand, Potsdam 

Zur Person:
Marc-Uwe hat zweimal hintereinander die deutschsprachigen Poetry Slam Meisterschaften gewonnen, obwohl er keine Facebook Freunde hat. Er hat ein Soloprogramm gemacht namens „Wenn alle Stricke reißen, kann man sich nicht mal mehr aufhängen“ und wurde dafür mit Kabarettpreisen beworfen. Er hat über seinen Mitbewohner, ein kommunistisches Känguru, ein kapitalismuskritisches Buch geschrieben, welches sich absurder Weise total gut verkauft hat. Auch hat er für die Kolumnen über das Känguru bei Radio Fritz 2010 den deutschen Radiopreis bekommen, allerdings gab es da kein Geld dafür. Jetzt macht er mit seiner Band „Die Gesellschaft“ Reformhauspunk und am Ende muss wieder der Steuerzahler für alles aufkommen. Hey. Ho. Let's go.
„Marc-Uwe Kling und die Gesellschaft“
VÖ: 14.01.2011
Label: WortArt
Vertrieb: tonpool Medien GmbH
ISBN: 978-3-941082-39-7
Kritik zum Album von Michael Sailer im „In München“ 
Frisch gepreßt: Marc-Uwe Kling & Die Gesellschaft „Marc-Uwe Kling & Die Gesellschaft“ (Wortart/Tonpool)
Man muß vorsichtig sein mit dem Ausdruck „Liedermacher“, darauf habe ich vor einiger Zeit anläßlich eines wunderbaren Albums von Jan Koch schon mal hingewiesen, damit man nicht jemanden voreilig und unverdient in der Schublade mit den Betroffenheitsclowns und den Idyllfuzzis verräumt. Marc-Uwe Kling ist so etwas wie das exakte und ideale Gegenstück zu Kochs genial-romantischer Poesie. Vor fünf Jahren noch schlich er bescheiden durch die Gegend, bezauberte auf Lesebühnen und überreichte Einzuweihenden eine selbstgebrannte CD mit „Politischen Liebesliedern“, die vieles ahnen ließen, was er jetzt doppelt und zehnfach bestätigt.
Der Kern der Klingschen Selbsteinschätzung steckt in dem zweieinhalbteiligen „Na Na Na Na“ bzw. „Na Na Na Na Na“ (bzw. „Intro“): „Ich kenne einen Polizisten, der zündet VW-Busse an/Ich kenne einen Chirurgen, der kein Blut sehen kann/Ich kenne eine Krankenschwester, die ist Hypochonder/Ich kenne eine Metalband, die steht auf Stevie Wonder …“ … so geht es weiter, mit mehlstauballergischen Bäckern, Schlachthofveganern, blindgesoffenen Fahrlehrern, Psychologen mit Kindheitstrauma Promis, die keine Sau kennt, Porschefahrer ohne kurzen Penis usw. usf – jeder Art von absurd-bizarren Verbindungen aus Mensch und Job … und mit Marc-Uwe, der noch nicht weiß, was in dieser Gesellschaftswelt aus ihm werden soll, nur: Er „will auf jeden Fall was ohne Menschen machen“. Die weiß der Kuckuck wie vielen Strophen kann man sich tausendmal anhöre! n und entdeckt jedesmal wieder ein feines Couplet, aber den Ohrwurmchorus, den wird man schon nach dem ersten Mal nicht mehr los, weil er so schlagend simpel und ewig ist, wie damals bei Blurs „Song 2“, durchaus tauglich für die Großbesetzung z. B. In der Nordkurve.
Früher hat sich Kling mit einem transparenten, hintersinnig ironisch-melancholischen Lächeln auf der Gitarre begleitet, allein, jetzt hat er nicht nur einfach Musiker dabei, sondern welche, die wirklich spielen können, eine richtig geile klassisch-moderne (Punk-)Rockband, die groovt und brettert und hinter ihm steht wie eine Wand aus Sturm, von der sich der Erzähler nicht überschwemmen, sondern tragen läßt wie ein Piratenschiff auf tobender See.
Dem Großteil der deutschen Liedermacher hat Marc-Uwe Kling zwei entscheidende Sachen voraus: Er klampft nicht einfach irgendwas zusammen, sondern schreibt – wiederum: richtig geile – Songs, die auch nicht besser wären, wenn sie zum Beispiel aus Kopf und Boxen der Sportfreunde Stiller kämen, und seine Texte sind auch nicht irgendein üblicher Lachsalven-Zinnober, sondern eine so hinreißende Kolloid-Emulsion aus albernem Quatsch, tiefem Witz, Weisheit und Coolness, daß man die seltsame Erfahrung macht, beim Mitgrölen nachzudenken und beim engagierten „Genau! Genau!“-Denken Lachkrämpfe zu kriegen. Der umwerfende Fetzer „Nichts funktioniert“ gehört in einer guten Welt als Frühlings- und Sommerhit an die Spitze der Charts, ebenso wie die rasend lustigen Countrynummern „Hörsprechgarnitur“ und „La La La Langweilig“, die an die sch&oum! l;nsten Witzmomente des großen Danny Dziuk erinnern (kennt noch jemand „Kebap“ und das epochale „Wie lang, wie lang“?). An anderen Stellen darf man gerne auch mal an den ebenfalls wunderbaren Toni Mahoni denken, wenn man alle drei als Cousins im Geiste versteht, mit Marc-Uwe als dem rotzfrechen Kleinen, der vom einen den feinen Humor (gröber), vom anderen den subtilen Weltschmerz (krasser) hat. Oder eben: von sich selbst, wie die anderen auch.
Sollen wir noch ein paar Höhepunkte aufzählen? Dann fangen wir am Schluß an, wo das erwähnte „La La La Langweilig“ in eine zwerchfellsprengend kommentierte Folge von Soli („Bitte kein Gitarrensolo! Der medizinische Fachausdruck für ein Gitarrensolo ist Tinnitus!“) mündet und das Album beinahe das erste mir bekannte seiner Art geworden wäre, das mit einem (geradezu „literarisch“ sarkastischen) Schlagzeugsolo endet, ehe sich der mäandernde Kreis mit einem kleinen Knopfdruck schließt. Und machen weiter mit der Prangerpredigt auf „Deutsche Touristen“, die sich noch über Gott erheben, weil der überall bloß ist, wo sie schon längst gewesen sind. Und mit dem furios befreienden „Scheißverein“, der universal anwendbaren Klage über den hyperpseudomodernen Service-Dienstleistungs-Wahn, der dazu geführt hat, da&s! zlig; nichts mehr funktioniert und man alles selbermachen muß. Und damit hören wir auf und empfehlen genau das, selbermachen. Nämlich: hören und schwärmen.

Artist to the Stars, Corey Frizzell, Just Added as Celebrity Judge for April “Billy Ryan Talent Search” (Competition for a Cause) to be Held in Boaz, AL

Artist to the Stars, Corey Frizzell, Just Added as Celebrity Judge for April
“Billy Ryan Talent Search” (Competition for a Cause) to be Held in Boaz, AL

Nashville, TN – Nashville based, Artist to the Stars, Corey Frizzell has been added to the “Billy Ryan Talent Search” (Competition for a Cause), as one of three celebrity judges.  Boaz, AL’s largest music talent show, hosted by Nashville recording artist, Billy Ryan will begin April 22, 2011and award a full produced song by Grammy award winner, Mike McGuire from the legendary group, Shenandoah and an opportunity to open a July charity concert to benefit the ECD Foundation (Erica Carmen Droze) to raise awareness of domestic violence, as a grand prize.

Other celebrity judges include David Norris, a Nashville producer and staff writer for Sony/Microsoft/Nintendo. Norris has also done arena sound for Aerosmith, Def Leppard, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Linda Rondstadt. Jo An Anderson fox, known for her outstanding work in management and PR. Anderson has over 25 years experience with some of the most successful artists and musicians from LA , Nashville and New York a fully produced song by Grammy® award winner Mike McGuire from the legendary group Shenandoah!!!a fully produced song by Grammy® award winner Mike McGuire from the legendary group Shenandoah!!!

Frizzell simply has music running through his blood, and a list of career achievements a mile long. The Frizzell family, most famous for its prominence on the Country Music Charts, is now witnessing the artistic successes of the second generation. Although he has siblings following in the Frizzell music footsteps, who have accepted the challenge of emerging from the giant shadow first cast by the family music patriarch, Lefty Frizzell, Corey chose a different path, a path to create his own shadow.

Corey falls somewhere in the middle of the six children spanning four decades of Allen Frizzell, former Nashville recording artist and younger brother of the Legendary Lefty Frizzell and Country Star, David Frizzell. As the nephew of Lefty & David and the son Allen Frizzell, Corey, is proud of his musical heritage, but took a very different path, one not filled with creating music but instead with art and boxing. Although Corey's passion for boxing kept this former Golden Gloves Champion in and out of the ring for a decade, his love for drawing has always been there. Over the years he perfected his craft, starting with cartoons and now creating portraits for the general public. In 2006, Frizzell came full circle when he started creating portraits for Country Music stars like George Jones, Brad Paisley, Alan Jackson, Randy Travis, Joe Diffie, Mark Chesnutt and Willie Nelson to name a few.  Although Frizzell’s portraits hang on the walls of many legendary Country Music Stars and writers, his works can also be found on display in many public venues like the KY Music Hall of Fame, Nashville’s Sun Records Museum and the world famous Nashville Palace. Frizzell has also ventured in to writing, management, graphic and web design, catering to the Country, Bluegrass and Gospel music industries. It looks like Frizzell found his niche, carrying on the family name while blazing a path of his own.

For more information on the “Billy Ryan Talent Search” (Competition for a Cause), visit 

Corey Frizzell, Jamie Johnson of the Grammy Winning Group, the Grascals and Bluegrass Legend, Mark Newton to be on the Better Nashville TV Show hosted by Jennifer Herron

Corey Frizzell, Jamie Johnson of the Grammy Winning Group, the Grascals and Bluegrass Legend, Mark Newton to be on the Better Nashville TV Show hosted by Jennifer Herron

Nashville, TN – Nashville based, Artist to the Stars, Corey Frizzell will join the Grascals lead singer, Jamie Johnson and award winning Bluegrass artist, Mark Newton on Nashville’s WSMV Channel 4 TV Show, Better Nashville, hosted by Jennifer Herron to discuss the upcoming March 23rd, Lyrics for Lyric show to benefit Frizzell’s two year old daughter Lyric Alana Frizzell, whom is fighting a rare form of Leukemia. The Better Nashville TV Show interview should also air March 23rd.

Lyrics for Lyric is a monthly benefit presented by the Nashville Music Guide Magazine and the famed Picks Nashville, hosted by Mark Newton, which showcases the greatest songwriting talent Nashville has to offer in a preshow and culminates with a featured artist with star power. As the show has grown, companies such as TKL Cases, D’Addario Strings and Jack Daniels have come aboard as sponsors. Leading Multi Media Companies like New Media Edge and Nixa Country Radio lend their services to every show with cutting edge photography and video production and broadcasting & streaming the show live, for those that may not be able to attend in person, over the internet at

The March 23rd show will feature Jamie Johnson, the lead singer of the Grammy winning group the Grascals. Children like Lyric, facing cancer have a special place in Jamie’s heart, since penning the song, “I Am Strong”.

Back in February of 2010 I made a trip with The Grascals to present a check to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis TN, raised by The MACC Festival held in Columbus, Ohio each year and little did I know my life would change forever with this visit. I was nervous and a bit scared from the moment I walked through the front doors of the hospital, afraid of what I might see. I knew that St. Jude was a Children’s Hospital where children are fighting the terrible disease of cancer. Having my beautiful son Cole Train who is now 2 years old, thoughts were constantly running through my head as I watched young parents and their little boy or girl fighting for their lives. Many times I fought back tears and I just wanted to give them a hug for encouragement. If you've never been to St. Jude, do yourself a favor and go see these great teams of doctors show their dedicated love and determination to find cures for this disease. And go see some of the strongest people (the children) you'll ever meet in your life! And if it’s still there, go see the wall of the alphabet where "I am Strong" was inspired. The Letter "S" stands for strong. I am more proud of this song than any other work I have created in my life and so thankful for getting to write it with my beautiful wife Susanne Mumpower-Johnson and our great friend Jenee Fleenor. To the children of St. Jude and any child fighting cancer anywhere in this world, The Grascals love you and pray for you every day! Thanks for showing us the real meaning of "Strong”! - Jamie Johnson

For more information on Lyrics for Lyric, Corey & Lyric Frizzell, Mark Newton, Jamie Johnson, the Nashville Music Guide Magazine, Picks Nashville, New Media Edge, Nixa Country Radio, TKL Cases or D’Addario Strings, please visit the following websites;

Interview with Eden's Edge

Interview with Eden’s Edge

CL: I’m Christian Lamitschka and today, we haveEden's Edge. Eden’s Edge is a new band on Big Machine Records and they have out their first single.

EE: Yes, we actually are releasing our first single next month, it’s called “Amen”. We are going on Tour this Summer with Brad Paisley.

CL: That’s awesome! Maybe somebody doesn’t much about you, can you please introduce yourselves to our readers, listeners, and our pears here?

EE: Of course! My name is Hanna Blaylock; I’m Dean Burner; I’m Sheryl Greene.

CL: Can you tell us a little bit about what kind of music you are playing?

EE: Yea, we are all from Arkansas and we kind of came from three different backgrounds of versions of country music. I came from American/Folk type of country, back ground to what I grew up with. Dean grew up with more of rock kind of country background, and Sheryl grew up with more of a bluegrass driven background. So we all mold those together to what Eden’s Edge is sounding is. It’s very acoustic instruments driven, harmony driven; lot’s of vocal up front. It’s organic rootsy country.

CL: Tell us a little bit about how it is to be on the road, in the studio, and spending time with two beautiful girls.

EE: (Dean) It’s a pretty rough life (laughing) I’m kidding. We have been together seven years. It’s really a family dynamic that we have going now. I grew up with two brothers and getting to have kind of two sisters in my life. It’s been educational. It’s been a lot of fun. (Hanna) His wife better thank us one day, which’s all I can say, haha. We’re in the same for each other. Like we say “your husband, better thank us” it’s like being married being in the band. Being siblings, married, all that stuff.

CL: How did you sign to Big Machine Records?

EE: (Sheryl) We were playing in Arkansas for several years before moving to Nashville and we were out there, we were entering songs into this songwriting competition and this famous songwriter out of Nashville discovered us and wanted us to meet with her. She kind of encouraged the three of us, the young ones in the group too, to move to Nashville. If you really wanna do it, you really have to move here. We lived here for years, and last year, she got inducted to the Country Music Hall Of Fame of this songwriting association. She got us to play a medley of her hits, which have been hits on Barbara Mandrel and Sylvia in Nobody. Really great songs! Basically, we hadn’t played out in Nashville at all, so the whole music industries haven’t heard from us until of us until that night. That night, Scot Rochetta from Big Machine saw us there with his head band, Alison and he told Alison, find out and sign them (Eden’s Edge) tonight.

CL: Can you tell me something about the background about the song you are releasing next month?

EE: (Hanna) Sure, we wrote this song basically what it would be like to grow up in a small town. That’s where we are from, we all grew up in a triangle atmosphere.

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