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6 More Reasons Why Rockabilly

That rockabilly sound wasn’t as simple as I thought it was. – Carl Perkins by Walter Price   I know, I’ve covered this rockabilly topic before. The sounds and culture have been a part of my being since the first time I heard Elvis, Bill Haley, Chuck Berry and Jerry Lee Lewis. These cats were…

Carl Perkins: “Blue Suede Shoes”

By Walter Price “I don’t know anything about shoes. How can I write a song about shoes?” – Carl Perkins On this day back in 1955 Carl Perkins entered into Sam Phillips famed Memphis, TN recording studio, Sun Records, to record Blue Suede Shoes. One of the tracks that would ultimately change Rock N’ Roll forever. The rockabilly greatness of…

Chris Leigh & the Broken Hearts: “If You Make It To Heaven”

By Walter Price It’s no secret that as soon as I found my way to the sounds of Chris Leigh & The Broken Hearts I’ve been a die hard fan. Just something about his story, the honesty in his verses and the way he makes music in the grand fashion of times past and knowingly or not putting…

Dwight Yoakam Still Hillbilly Deluxe At 57!

Dwight Yoakam (New West Records) By Walter Price The GTC would like wish a hip-swiveling & twang tinged Happy 57th Birthday to The Masterful Renaissance Man, Dwight David Yoakam! I have always found it intriguing the way you delivered music to country radio in the 80’s in the grand authentic stylings of Buck Owens, Elvis, Johnny…

Chris Leigh Could Save Country Music

By Walter PriceWhere has this man making the old-school honky tonk country music sounds with all the flavors of rockabilly been hiding? The answer, nowhere.  Chris Leigh (and The Broken Hearts) have a new album Broken Hearted Friends and it is a downright jewel! When you think about what is being offered up as country music these…