In the years between 2002's High on the Hog and 2008's Tales from a Road King, Greater Cincinnati Country artist Dallas Moore and his band toured relentlessly with a boundless appetite for the road and its greater and lesser sins. Since Road King, he’s put out several releases, including his latest album of powerful originals, Dark Horse Rider.
Friends unite for a benefit concert to help Brett Walls, who is suffering from a rare condition called "Locked-In Syndrome." Plus, The Fairmount Girls put on a "retrospective" show, the Blue Wisp Big Band moves to the Pirate's Den, Dallas Moore releases his latest album and Findlay Market celebrates Mardi Gras.
Area label Sol Records is taking pre-orders now for the Dallas Moore Band’s next release, Hank To Thank, culled from the locally-based Country crew’s sessions one year ago with longtime Willie Nelson guitarist Jody Payne at the site of Cincinnati’s Herzog studios where Hank Williams laid down some of his early, big hits.
Nashville is awash in bedazzled bad boys that wear their so-called outlaw status like a poorly knocked-off Nudie suit. And not one of them is fit to polish David Allan Coe’s belt buckle. From reform school resident to prison inmate to biker to Country singer/songwriter, Coe is the living definition of surviving and thriving regardless of bad breaks and hard living.
The Cincinnati Entertainment Awards program is an attempt to remind local musicians that their contributions are greatly appreciated. It's also an attempt to bring together musicians (as
well the non-musicians who work to support and nurture the scene) from across the local music spectrum to have an outrageously good time. Having a full bar in the room might be a factor, too, as will be in evidence Sunday night at the Madison Theater.
Country music is chest deep in guys who have been branded as outlaws, and a few of them have actually lived up to the title. But only one of them has ever written a couple of bona fide No. 1 classics as well as filthy obscurities like “Cum Stains on the Pillow” and “Pussywhipped Blues.”