Saturday, October 26, 2013

And A Grand Ole Time Was Had By All...

Howdy friends...

Just though I'd make a quick post to spread the YouTube love and thank everyone who came out last week to hear Jerry Miller and I pick through some of our favorite tunes. Joined on stage by Mike Lee and Tim Moore, as well as special guests Leon Chance and Betsy Shepard, we picked through some tasty rockabilly, honky-tonk, and western swing favorites. In time, I'm sure more videos will appear but for now I can provide links to at least two vids... Thanks to Meghan Smith and Erin Lee for taking the time to make the vids and pass them along to me. Enjoy!

How Come You Do Me (Like You Do Do Do) - from our latest CD, The Starday Sessions, on Goofin' Records (available here:


Remington Ride - this one's not on it, but Jerry does have a brand new solo CD, New Road Under My Wheels, from Signature Sounds (available here:


Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Don Pierce and T. Tex Tyler in 1966

Well, I'm currently going through old magazines to research international country music and I just stumbled across this cool pic of Starday chief Don Pierce and T. Tex Tyler from the '67 issue of Billboard's World of Country Music. Don had produced many of Tyler's early hits for 4 Star Records back in the '40s and later signed Tyler to record one album for Starday in '66. I remember Don telling me about first trying to sell records by Tyler (and also the Maddox Brothers and Rose) around Bakersfield in the late '40s and that's what got him forever hooked on country music. In this particular article Pierce says, "Both Pappy [Daily] and I got a lesson--we decided to devote our careers to the country field, and this never would have happened were it not for Tyler."

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

A Rock-A-Billy, Honky-Tonk, & Western Swing Extravaganza next Friday (Oct. 18) in Bloomington, IN

A Rock-A-Billy, Honky-Tonk, and Western Swing Extravaganza!

Signature Sounds Recording Artist Jerry Miller and Goofin' Records Recording Artist Nate Gibson.

We'll do a set of swingin' instrumentals from Jerry's new record, New Road Under My Wheels, as well as a rockin' set of tunes from Nate's latest records with Jerry on guitar, The Starday Sessions and GO!GO!GO! We'll be joined by phenomenal musicians and all around good peoples, Mike Lee (on guitar and upright bass) and Tim Moore on drums and maybe even a few special guests. Hope to see you there!

$3 Cover, Cheap Brews, Good Foods, Great peoples, Great music.
Max's Place
108 W. 6th St.
Bloomington, IN 
Friday, Oct. 18
10 pm sharp

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

New Article Out in the Current Issue of Bluegrass Unlimited

For all y'all out there who like bluegrass, you may want to check out the latest issue of Bluegrass Unlimited Magazine which features my story, "From Helsinki's Chilly Sidewalks to the Red Hot Georgia Clay with Jussi Syren & the Groundbreakers." As an added bonus for all my Starday-loving friends, Jussi's latest album, The Old Home Place Ain't the Same Anymore, features four stellar Starday covers of tunes originally done by Bill Browning, Jim Eanes, Ted Lundy, and Carl Story! Visit to order the latest copy of Bluegrass Unlimited, or to order Syren's latest LP/CD from the man himself.