People don’t think of Idaho when they think of the Jazz Swing Era, but songbird Mildred Bailey grew up on the Coeur d’Alene Reservation.
Sometimes, the most wonderful recordings are unrehearsed, spontaneous, and improvised. That’s the case with John Thomsen’s new release.
Music of top Americana and bluegrass bands will echo in the mountains near Alta, Wyoming in August during concerts at Grand Targhee Ski Resort. The 31st Grand Targhee Bluegrass Festival is slated for Aug. 10 to 12.
Bruce Anfinson puts the “treasure” in The Treasure State. Since the 1970s, he has been entertaining people all over the world with his stories and songs of Montana, delivered in his homespun country style.
From their earliest days of international stardom, the Fab Four never failed to acknowledge the early influences of America’s greatest rock pioneers—Elvis Presley, Chuck Berry, Carl Perkins, Little Richard, Buddy Holly. However, one of the recording superstars often overlooked during interviews was Antoine “Fats” Domino.
In 1968, songwriter Chip Taylor received a phone call from Seattle, saying Merilee Rush and the Turnabouts had cut his song “Angel in the Morning.” Rush’s disc went Top Five in Seattle then spread rapidly across the country.
Bobby Goldsboro felt that Bobby Russell’s tune “Honey” had the potential to return him to the hit charts with a different, simpler approach.