Bristol Impresario Charlene Tipton Baker wrote a very kind article about us for the latest Voice magazine. We’ll be out this weekend celebrating Valentine’s Day: Friday the 12th… Read more “Put on your red dress, Baby”
We’re looking forward to turning the page from 2015 to 2016 with a New Year’s Eve show at the Down Home in Johnson City. We’ll be splitting… Read more “The Old and the New”
We’ve been having a blast playing at Machiavelli’s on Wednesdays. A bunch of great folks have come out, and Machiavelli’s has been taking great care of us.… Read more “a month of wednesdays”
A few summers ago, I bought a used copy of Antonio Carlos Jobim’s Stone Flower on CD. The 1970 album features the most sublime trombone ever recorded… Read more “Valentine”
JULY 28, 2014 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Johnson City, TN – Symphony Rags celebrate the release of their debut CD with a show at the Down Home Friday,… Read more “Fit Wives of Bristol Press Release”
We learned “That Old Sweet Roll” from Dusty In Memphis. It’s the one with “Son of a Preacher Man,” and it’s just about perfect: the rhythm section, the Memphis Horns, and of course, Dusty Springfield. Megan sings it great, Nate and Jake lay into it nice at the end, and Mariel and I continue our quest to be worthy background singers. Turns out it was written by Carole King and Gerry Goffin (of course again).
Daniel Lanois wrote this song and it’s on his album For the Beauty of Wynona, which also has “Sleeping in the Devil’s Bed.” It can’t be easy to be a great producer, guitarist, and songwriter, but somehow he manages. If you’re ever in need of evidence of good in the world, pick up a record of his called Shine.
Fall in East Tennessee is just about perfect, but fall in Michigan has the world’s best apple cider. This song and Daniel Lanois come from Canada, and our version is inspired by another band of Canadians.