05
Mar

This Is American Music goes to SXSW

Friday 3/7

Have Gun, Will Travel @ New Brookland Tavern in Columbia, SC

Great Peacock / Heath Green and Friends @ Parkside in Birmingham, AL

Belle Adair @ Sound and Page in Birmingham, AL (DO BOTH BHAM SHOWS!!!!)

Tedo Stone @ Alabama Music Box in Mobile, AL

The Kernal / Robert Ellis @ 116 E. Mobile in Florence, AL

Saturday 3/8

Have Gun, Will Travel @ Savannah Stopover Fest in Savannah, GA 4PM @ The JINX

The Kernal @ Jp’s in Tupelo, MS

Tedo Stone / Banditos @ Gasa Gasa in New Orleans, LA

Great Peacock @ Callaghan’s in Mobile, AL

3/9 

Tedo Stone / Belle Adair @ Mango’s in Houston, TX

Tuesday 3/11

Have Gun, Will Travel 11am (90 minute set) @ Bar Mirabeau - Cirrus Logic Party

This Is American Music presents the 149th Annual Hole In The Wall SX Kickoff Party w/ The Kernal, Tedo Stone, Lydia Loveless, Pile, Two Cow Garage, Grand Champeen 7pm - late ass night

Wednesday 3/12

Bonnie Whitmore Trio 1:30PM @ Dogwood - Guitartown/Conqueroo Party

Hurray For The Riff Raff 2:00 @ Mellow Johnny’s KEXP/Distiller Party

Hurray For The Riff Raff 5:20 @ ATO/Billy Reid Party @ Weather Up

Tedo Stone 8:45 @ Smith’s Olde Bar Party @ Big Bang

Chris Porter / Bonnie Whitmore 11:45PM @ Smith’s Olde Bar Party @ Big Bang

Nekkid Armadilla Showcase / TIAM @ Lucky Lounge (starts at 7pm) w/ Tedo Stone, Have Gun Will Travel, and more.

https://www.facebook.com/events/673343179396960/

Have Gun, Will Travel @ Gingerman for the New Granada Showcase 11:30PM

The Pollies @ The Tap Room (1:35AM) for Single Lock / Muscle Shoals Official Showcase w/ Belle Adair, Steelism, The Bear, Donnie Fritts, Dylan LeBlanc, and St. Paul and the Broken Bones

Thursday 3/13

Bonnie Whitmore @ Camel Cigarette Cigarette Room (above the old Emo’s) w Colin Gilmore TIME TBD

Have Gun, Will Travel @ Tiniest Bar in texas Day Party - 1:30pm

The Kernal (3pm) and Tedo Stone (6pm) SX Oskar Blues @ Black Sheep Lodge

The Kernal @ Austin Beer Garden 11pm

Friday 3/14

The Kernal (1pm) Tedo Stone (9pm) and many more SX Oskar Blues @ The Whip Inn — full sched: http://tinyurl.com/mhg2j97

Hurray For The Riff Raff @ Hotel San Jose 4:00

Hurray For The Riff Raff @ Americana SXSW Official Showcase @ The Gatsby (set time: 10:00)

Saturday 3/15

Tedo Stone Noon @ Athens / Georgia Theater Day Party @ Sidebar

Chris Porter 12pm @ Ramble Creek Day Party - 306 W. Annie St

Bonnie Whitmore Trio 12:45 @ Whip Inn SX Oskar Blues Party 

The Kernal, Bonnie Whitmore - Brooklyn Cantina Party @ Licha’s Cantinahttp://brooklyncountrycantina.com/

Party Dolls / Futurebirds @ Visulite Theater in Charlotte, NC

Sunday 3/16

Bonnie Whitmore @ Continental Club Gallery “Jon Dee Graham and friends” 

sampler—- > http://soundcloud.com/this-is-american-music/sets/tiam-crew-at-sxsw

»>

*** Non-TIAM folks to seek out during the week - John Moreland, Ruby The Rabbitfoot, Banditos, Ramsay Midwood, New Madrid, Natural Child, Reigning Sound, anything Burger Records, People’s Blues of Richmond, Andrew Combs, The Deslondes, Belle Adair, The Bear, Lydia Loveless, Grand Champeen, Two Cow Garage.

08
Nov
Porter and The Pollies 
<a href=”http://somedarkholler.bandcamp.com/album/porter-and-the-pollies” data-mce-href=”http://somedarkholler.bandcamp.com/album/porter-and-the-pollies”>Porter and The Pollies by Porter and The Pollies</a>
http://somedarkholler.bandcamp.com/
In the dead of winter of 2013, Chris Porter (of Back Row Baptists and Some Dark Holler) came home to his native Alabama to record some songs with some fellow Alabamians, the Pollies, who he justifiably calls “the best rock band I know.” Porter - yeah, that’s what everyone calls him - had relocated to Austin, Texas the previous year, running both to some things and from some others. Some Pollies were also caught up in life upheavals. As Porter puts it, “Each and every one of us were in some shape of disrepair or healing. It seemed that 2012 had treated all of us with equal amounts of drama, and reconciliation.” A somewhat rare Southern snowfall was approaching. And they gathered in tiny Greenhill, Alabama, just barely this side of Tennessee - the kind of place where you remember just how damn dark it gets at night when light pollution isn’t an issue. Porter brought a red guitar, and was of a mind to make some noise. The Pollies, of course, were game to rock. This is what happened. It’s fuzzy. It’s buzzy. It’s rough, and more than just a little surly.
"I heard all of its quirks and twitches the first time I heard the mixes. I heard the quirks and twitches while we tracked it, and I love them," says Porter. "We ditched any desire to track cleanly and opted to go all five or so of us live. Dirty. For the next three days, The Pollies and I caught up, and conversationally covered all of the dramatic bases in regards to our winding up in the studio that week. We almost called the EP ‘Divorce Camp.’ We managed to have beers and whiskies in at least two different states, spend restless hours with countless Shoals area musicians, and tracked six tunes. Live. Those buzzes, fuzzes, and pops remain to remind me more of the context of the session. We kind of talked about cleaning it up a bit for y’all. Then we said ‘f@%k it.’ We made it sad, and angry, and drunk." We’re so happy that some of our family was able to get together, lean on each other a bit and draw from each other, have some good times - and share with us, and y’all, what they made together.

Chris Porter - Guitar, Vox 
Jay Burgess - Guitar, Vox, Producer 
Chris James - Bass 
Reed Watson - Drums 
Daniel Stoddard - Steel, Keys, guitar, vox 
Helen Gassenheimer - Fiddle, Vox on “Rest These Bones”

Recorded in Greenhill, Alabama 
Produced by Jay Burgess 
Mixed by TJ Mimbs and Jay Burgess 
Mastered by TJ Mimbs at Easy Street Studios 
cover art by Jeff Moore - Green Olive Media

Released by: This Is American Music 
Release/catalogue number: TIAM0031 
Release date: Nov 8, 2013 

Porter and The Pollies 

http://somedarkholler.bandcamp.com/

In the dead of winter of 2013, Chris Porter (of Back Row Baptists and Some Dark Holler) came home to his native Alabama to record some songs with some fellow Alabamians, the Pollies, who he justifiably calls “the best rock band I know.” Porter - yeah, that’s what everyone calls him - had relocated to Austin, Texas the previous year, running both to some things and from some others. Some Pollies were also caught up in life upheavals. As Porter puts it, “Each and every one of us were in some shape of disrepair or healing. It seemed that 2012 had treated all of us with equal amounts of drama, and reconciliation.” A somewhat rare Southern snowfall was approaching. And they gathered in tiny Greenhill, Alabama, just barely this side of Tennessee - the kind of place where you remember just how damn dark it gets at night when light pollution isn’t an issue. Porter brought a red guitar, and was of a mind to make some noise. The Pollies, of course, were game to rock. This is what happened. It’s fuzzy. It’s buzzy. It’s rough, and more than just a little surly.

"I heard all of its quirks and twitches the first time I heard the mixes. I heard the quirks and twitches while we tracked it, and I love them," says Porter. "We ditched any desire to track cleanly and opted to go all five or so of us live. Dirty. For the next three days, The Pollies and I caught up, and conversationally covered all of the dramatic bases in regards to our winding up in the studio that week. We almost called the EP ‘Divorce Camp.’ We managed to have beers and whiskies in at least two different states, spend restless hours with countless Shoals area musicians, and tracked six tunes. Live. Those buzzes, fuzzes, and pops remain to remind me more of the context of the session. We kind of talked about cleaning it up a bit for y’all. Then we said ‘f@%k it.’ We made it sad, and angry, and drunk." We’re so happy that some of our family was able to get together, lean on each other a bit and draw from each other, have some good times - and share with us, and y’all, what they made together.

Chris Porter - Guitar, Vox 

Jay Burgess - Guitar, Vox, Producer 

Chris James - Bass 

Reed Watson - Drums 

Daniel Stoddard - Steel, Keys, guitar, vox 

Helen Gassenheimer - Fiddle, Vox on “Rest These Bones”

Recorded in Greenhill, Alabama 

Produced by Jay Burgess 

Mixed by TJ Mimbs and Jay Burgess 

Mastered by TJ Mimbs at Easy Street Studios 

cover art by Jeff Moore - Green Olive Media

Released by: This Is American Music 

Release/catalogue number: TIAM0031 

Release date: Nov 8, 2013 

06
Nov
Porter and The Pollies  self-titled EP is coming 11.8
tracklist
1. Your Hometown
2. Fourth of July
3. Wood and Steel
4. Rest The Bones
5. When I Get Home
6. Blood on My Hands
»>
Chris Porter - Guitar, Vox
Jay Burgess - Guitar, Vox, Producer
Chris James - Bass
Reed Watson -  Drums
Daniel Stoddard - Steel, Keys, guitar, vox
Helen Gassenheimer - Fiddle, Vox on “Rest These Bones”
»>
Recorded in Greenhill, Alabama
Produced by Jay Burgess
Mixed by TJ Mimbs and Jay Burgess
Mastered by TJ Mimbs at Easy Street Studios
cover art by Jeff Moore - Green Olive Media

Porter and The Pollies  self-titled EP is coming 11.8

tracklist

1. Your Hometown

2. Fourth of July

3. Wood and Steel

4. Rest The Bones

5. When I Get Home

6. Blood on My Hands

»>

Chris Porter - Guitar, Vox

Jay Burgess - Guitar, Vox, Producer

Chris James - Bass

Reed Watson -  Drums

Daniel Stoddard - Steel, Keys, guitar, vox

Helen Gassenheimer - Fiddle, Vox on “Rest These Bones”

»>

Recorded in Greenhill, Alabama

Produced by Jay Burgess

Mixed by TJ Mimbs and Jay Burgess

Mastered by TJ Mimbs at Easy Street Studios

cover art by Jeff Moore - Green Olive Media

24
Oct
"Music for the Mountains 2" is the second in a series of compilation CD’s assembled to raise money and awareness to help fight mountaintop removal coal mining. It features 23 songs specially written, recorded, or donated for the project. NONE OF THE SONGS ON THE CD ARE AVAILABLE ANYWHERE ELSE. "Music for the Mountains 2" was released at a benefit concert of the same name on Saturday, October 12, 2013 at the Southgate House Revival in Newport, KY. All proceeds from the sale of this music are divided 50/50 between Ohio Citizen Action and Kentuckians for the Commonwealth, our two most local non-profits fighting against mountaintop removal coal mining. For more information, visit www.magnoliamountain.net/m4tm.htm 
stream / download / buy / contribute
http://magmountain.bandcamp.com/album/music-for-the-mountains-2
<a href=”http://magmountain.bandcamp.com/album/music-for-the-mountains-2” data-mce-href=”http://magmountain.bandcamp.com/album/music-for-the-mountains-2”>Music for the Mountains 2 by Various Artists</a>

"Music for the Mountains 2" is the second in a series of compilation CD’s assembled to raise money and awareness to help fight mountaintop removal coal mining. It features 23 songs specially written, recorded, or donated for the project. NONE OF THE SONGS ON THE CD ARE AVAILABLE ANYWHERE ELSE. "Music for the Mountains 2" was released at a benefit concert of the same name on Saturday, October 12, 2013 at the Southgate House Revival in Newport, KY. All proceeds from the sale of this music are divided 50/50 between Ohio Citizen Action and Kentuckians for the Commonwealth, our two most local non-profits fighting against mountaintop removal coal mining. For more information, visit www.magnoliamountain.net/m4tm.htm 

stream / download / buy / contribute

http://magmountain.bandcamp.com/album/music-for-the-mountains-2

21
Jul
Chattanooga, Tennessee - 7.27

Chattanooga, Tennessee - 7.27

03
Jun

this is what happens when you throw a bunch of sweet hanging party people together in the coolest, tiniest little town in the world…

The Old 280 Boogie @ Standard Deluxe in Waverly, AL

06
May

The Pollies - “Good For Nothing” and “Something New” at Music in the Hall in Oxford, MS

http://www.musicinthehall.com/

stream.buy.dl Where the Lies Begin 

28
Apr
Southern Makers — this amazing Alabama event is going down next Saturday in Montgomery, Alabama that involves so many talented friends and some of our favorite and unique Alabama based companies. 
The Pollies are even dipping in to play it…
Details here: http://southernmakers.com/
#SouthernIndie

photo credit: doc dailey

Southern Makers — this amazing Alabama event is going down next Saturday in Montgomery, Alabama that involves so many talented friends and some of our favorite and unique Alabama based companies.

The Pollies are even dipping in to play it…

Details here: http://southernmakers.com/

#SouthernIndie


photo credit: doc dailey

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