Thursday, September 20, 2007

Mucklewain - A Southern American Rock Festival

The 2nd annual Mucklewain Southern Music Festival (MySpace)will be held on Friday and Saturday, September 28 & 29 in Pinewood, TN, about 45 miles west of Nashville. Click here for map to see just where in the hell Pinewood is. Mucklewain was started to help showcase the vast array of talent in the South and to get past the tired stereotypes associated with the South. As with any region there are plenty of things to celebrate and that includes the differences that make each of us who we are. Southern artists will feature their creations in the art tent and vendors including Nashville's own Yazoo Brewing Company will be on site. There is limited camping on site on a first-come-first-serve basis, but there are a couple of other nearby camping sites that can be used as well. And if you don't want to rough it, there are plenty on hotels from the Dickson area on into Nashville.

In it's second year, the festival has culled a pretty impressive lineup of more than 50 artists or all renown and bloodlines on two separate stages. Artists include East Nashville modern-day folk icon Todd Snider, the reunited Blue Mountain, two former V-Roys in Scott Miller & the Commonealth and Mic Harrison & the High Score, former Drive By Trucker, Jason Isbell with his new band the 400 Unit, Lucero, Will Hoge, Driving n Cryin and Bobby Bare Jr just to name more than a few. Enjoy the samples below and as always, if you like what you hear, support the artists and buy their records or at the very least the songs. Click for the full lineup and schedule.

Todd Snider - Official Website | MySpace
Nashville - East Nashville Skyline
Thin Wild Mercury - Live With The Devil You Know, At Grimey's, Nashville, 10-20-06
Missing You - Happy To Be Here
If Tomorrow Never Comes - The Devil You Know
The Devil You Know - The Devil You Know

Scott Miller - Official Website | MySpace
Daddy Raised a Boy - Are You With Me?
Bastard's Only Child - Laurel Theater, Knoxville, TN 04-29-2004
Drunk All Around This Town - Schubas Tavern, Chicago, Il 03-12-2004
Eight Miles Per Gallon - Reconstruction
On a Roll - Reconstruction

Jason Isbell - Official Website | MySpace
In a Razor Town - Sirens of the Ditch
Chicago Promenade - Sirens of the Ditch
The Devil is My Running Mate - Sirens of the Ditch

Lucero - Official Website | MySpace
She Wakes When She Dreams - Rebels, Rogues & Sworn Brothers
Sweet Little Thing - Tennessee

Mic Harrison & the High Score - Official Website | MySpace
Over the Mountain - Schubas Tavern, Chicago, IL 03-17-2005
River City Bluff - Schubas Tavern, Chicago, IL 03-17-2005
Dishonest Jenny - Schubas Tavern, Chicago, IL 03-17-2005

Will Hoge - Official Website | MySpace
Dirty Little War - Draw the Curtains
Southern Belle - Live in Charleston

Bobby Bare Jr - Official Website | MySpace
Bashful Burnt - From the End of Your Leash
The Heart Bionic - The Longest Meow