Honky Tonk Daily: Dys-fun-ctional Christmas

By A. Michael Uhlmann Not always is Christmas happy and merry.   Conflicts with the law, broken relationships, loneliness or simply dysfunctional families can put a burden on these holy Holidays. Good part about it is, that they also inspire songwriters to tell about it. It’s basically a reality show wrapped in the soothing sounds…

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Jaida Dreyer Caught Her Mommy In Flagranti

By A. Michael Uhlmann Earlier this year I stumbled upon the music of Jaida Dreyer. A single – (unfortunately) with no chart success – had me listening closer. “Half Broke Horses” had me in awe – and her debut album on Byron Gallimore’s produced Streamsound record “I’m Jaida Dreyer” (still working on a blog for…

Chris Leigh: A Working Man’s Christmas

By Chris Leigh It’s strange the things you remember most about your childhood Christmas’s but one year sticks in my mind more than most. It was the year my parents gave me my first pair of work boots. I guess that seems kinda silly when compared to most gifts but for me it was the first…

Honky Tonk Christmas

By A. Michael Uhlmann Well – Christmas and Honky Tonkin’ normally just don’t go hand in hand, sin and salvation just don’t mix, it’s like water and oil. But the tradition is deep-rooted, and many a Honky Tonk singer, recorded gospel and/or Christmas albums as well. It almost has a catholic feel to it; go confess…