Sunday, September 16, 2012

Hillgrass Bluebilly Comes to Southern California.

We are proud to welcome a new Hillgrass Bluebilly chapter in southern California!

This event marks the kickoff of the Hillgrass Bluebilly Southern California Chapter and we are thrilled to have 2 of our favorite bands from the area, LOS DUGGANS and RESTAVRANT! Also
just added! Soda Gardocki, RT N' the 44's and Peewee Moore & the Awful Dreadful Snakes!

Sunday, Oct. 14, 2012 at Alex's Bar at 2913 E. Anaheim St, Long Beach, California 90804. There will be a limited edition CDs available at this show that features RestavRant and Los Duggans
covering the songs of Johnny Cash & R.L. Burnside.

The CD art was made courtesy of Erika Jane Mallette, an artist out  of Austin, TX. The songs on the limited edition are "Apache Tears" and "Wish I Was in Heaven Sitting Down" by Los Duggans, and "Ballad of a Teenage Beauty Queen" and "Poor Black Mattie" by Restavrant. We are pretty sure  you havn't heard Cash / Burnside cover tunes like this.... we guarantee it.


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Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Hillgrass Bluebilly in August and September 2012

Hello Dirtyfoot Family. Is everybody ready for the Muddy Roots music festival? We will be there Labor Day weekend and can hardly wait and we hope to see you there. This last Tuesday, Aug 21, 2012... "The Bootleg Beginnings from the Shack Out Back" by the Boomswagglers had it's official worldwide release and we also announced the official worldwide release date for "Mighty Lonesome Man" by James "Slim" Hand on Tuesday October 16, 2012.

 Hillgrass Bluebilly will have our official release write-up by Tressa A. Burns posted on "Mighty Lonesome Man" by Texas Country & Western music legend, James Hand, in the next week or so. Until then, the folks over at did a informational on it and you can see that, at this link here .

After the Muddy Roots Music Festival, Restavrant will be on tour with Scott H. Biram, the dirty old one man band. Our own Tressa A. Burns at headquarters released the offcial tour bio for this SHB tour, have a looksy......

 "Restavrant (Rest^vRant) is junkyard high art. A catapult that soaks in a wealth of contrasting influences and Pollacks back the mash obscuring any predictable template of genre. Electrocana, roots, punk, country and slide blues would seem to be rough acts to merger but through the mad science of front man Troy Murrah the formula hits the nail.

Murrah, a thirty something Los Angeles based Victoria, Texas native possesses a restless wiring that lends dimensional creativity to his projects incorporating visual art and a compelling asthetic in live shows as well as promotional materials. Troy got a late start musically but hit the ground running. During a moderate "social hiatus" he shacked up with a Silvertone and cut his teeth on the works of Mississippi Fred Mcdowell. He began as a solo one man band act until joining forces with J State who expanded the dynamic and provided percussion, Korg and back up vocals on the 2008 Narnack records realease 'Returns to the Tomb of Guiliano Medidici' and the 2011 album ' Yeah I Carve Cheetahs' under Hillgrass Bluebilly Records. In the current incarnation, Murrah is backed by a rotating cast of talent that captains the elaborate salvage lot trash kit that serves as the driving force of the bands overall sound.

Rest^vrant's hybrid of big belt buckle break loops, slide, banjo, vox and harp have been well received over the course of two full length releases and an extensive west coast and european tour. The band is currently in studio recording what will be their third release and a U.S tour with veteran "dirty ol' one man band" Scott H. Biram has been confirmed for the fall."

Thank you again folks. Pre-sales are up for "Mighty Lonesome Man" at All Trucker Hats are in stock, plus we have a new design. Check out the store, and stock up on everything you need.

Sunday, July 8, 2012

What's up in July 2012 at Hillgrass Bluebilly?

How goes it Dirtyfoots? We have been busy here at headquarters, and would like to catch y'all up on a few thangs. First off, we signed up to Pinterest, where we have quite a few different boards started up like "Dirtyfoots", where we showcase different Dirtyfoots around the world in Hillgrass Bluebilly gear. Other boards include "The Extra Mile", where we will showcase folks who go that extra mile and "Real Deal, Nothing Less" which showcases anybody who we think is the real deal and "Music We Love" which showcases all kindsa folks, not just the Hillgrass Bluebilly roster.

James "Slim" Hand is just about finished up with his new record, due out soon on Hillgrass Bluebilly Records. We believe the new all original release will be titled "Mighty Lonesome Man", produced by Deborah Perry and co-produced by team Hillgrass Bluebilly. The album features an all-star line-up of folks like Will Indian, Speedy Sparks, former Weary Boys Cary Ozanian and Darren Sluyter, Beth Crissman, Alvin Crow, Bobby Flores, Gary Carpenter, grammy award winning Cindy Cashdollar and more! Chris Burns at Burns Audio in Austin, TX has been the recording / mixing engineer  and it will soon be sent off to our mastering guru, Mike Vizcarra, at the Cove in Laurel Pass, California. We will be releasing "Mighty Lonesome Man" on CD and Vinyl! This will be the 1st Vinyl release for James Hand and Hillgrass Bluebilly Records. Up next for James Hand is a Gospel album, to be released on Hillgrass Bluebilly Records. We will announce a release date and presales link to the website in few weeks for "Mighty Lonesome Man".

This Thursday in Austin, Texas, Hillgrass Bluebilly will feature a Country Music Showcase at Antone's. A local legend, Cade Callahan gets things started off at 9PM, followed by Hellbound Glory, then The Boomswagglers. It is a CD release party for the Boomswagglers and the CD comes with an emergency fishing kit. We could tell ya all about it, but the folks over at Saving Country Music (.com), did a few bang-up write-ups on the boys and you can check it out by clicking that link.

Possessed by Paul James got home successfully, after 2 week tour with his family and 2 dogs and VooDoo Rhythm label-mate, Delaney Davidson. We heard there were a couple van breakdowns after his tour to Deep Blues Festival, but we heard the van problems were easy fixes. We heard it was a successful tour and some good connections made. RestavRant is also due home anyday from their tour to Deep Blues Festival and back, I heard there were some great shows on that tour, after an almost rough start. We suggest youTubin' "Deep Blues Festival" and watchin' any of the videos that pop-up. Ten Foot Polecats are doin' some shows with Molly Gene - One Woman Band, soon.

Muddy Roots Festival is approaching FAST! Last night, founder Keith, and his wife Erika, got their round-trip plane tickets and compact rental car on priceline for a total of $722.21. We hope y'all take the Muddy Roots Festival as a serious thing... you should know why you should be there, or know you need to be there, but dont know exactly why. Either way, your gut and mind should be tellin you to make plans to be at this festival... Ralph Stanley, Ramblin' Jack Elliott, Possessed by Paul James, Hooten Hallers, RestavRant, Reverend Peyton's Big Damn Band, Lone Wolf, James Hand, Wayne Hancock and MANY MANY more! Holy Moly! Oh yeah, they even have air conditioned bunk houses for a $150 a night thats RIGHT IN THE MIDDLE OF ALL THE ACTION!

...and on a final note... if your routing allows French Lake, Minnesota in travels or vacations.. Weber's Deck has officially announced open season at the Deck. Look into it, if ya haven't already.


Thanks again folks....

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Summer 2012 Update

Hello, friends, fans & dirtyfoots,

We have been busy busy since we last posted. To follow up on the last post, we have held about a 7 or 8 events at the Austin Moose Lodge, including our 5th annual XSXSW event, it has been a good start!

We have accepted more submissions for our Cash/Burnside tribute album titled JR & RL. It is shaping up nicely. June 12, 2012 was the worldwide release for "Wreck of a Fine Man" by Tom VandenAvond. We signed James "Slim" Hand for a few albums, and we have been in the studio with him since January. We feel James Hand is the most authentic man living in country & western music today. Possessed by Paul James is also in the studio, we will update you on that as soon as we have some details. The Boomswaggler CD "Bootleg Beginnings....." will be available for purchase in mid- July 2012.  We began the year on Jan 12 with the worldwide release of "Yeah, I Carve Cheetahs" by Restavrant!

We celebrated our 7 year anniversary in Phoenix (Tempe) with Possessed by Paul James & Dr. Ralph Stanley & his Clinc Mountain Boys in April 2012. We will hop back on here and keep you better updated. Thank you for your continued support.