Word has come to us that Rickey Godfrey has joined Cee Cee James’ band as guitarist. All we can say is bravo – what a great combination!

Anne McCue’s new project Yeah No Yeah‘s first single is out! She is also producing some exciting new projects from The Happy Beggars and Supergrrl In Retrograde.

Blackfoot Gypsies perform the last date of their residency at The Nick in Birmingham, AL this Thursday, June 30.  Looking for an excuse to get out of town??? This sounds like the perfect excuse for a road trip to us.

When Blue Mother Tupelo is not on the road, Ricky & Micol are in their Juketonk Recording Studio spending their time listening through various live BMT recordings, audio & video, in pre-production of a new upcoming live CD &/or DVD release. More details coming soon!

Brett Rosenburg’s latest project – Quichenight – has released its first release. Quichenight I. Order it at http://quichenight.bandcamp.com, or (if you’re in Nashville) pick it up at The Groove or Grimey’s. iTunes and the like will follow soon.

The Muddy Roots Festival has announced two Mando artists have been added to a stellar lineup of music.  Get your  early bird tickets now for the return of this great fest on the weekend of Sept -4 in Cookeville, TN.  Both Scissormen and Cashman will be joining in the festivities.

Dave Perkins has been hard at work composing the score for the film DEADLINE. Coming March 2012

The Mike Farris & The Roseland Rhythm Revue performance on July 6th, at the newly refurbished and amazing Franklin Theatre located in the town square is quickly selling out.  Advance ticket sales available at www.franklintheatre.com

The Nashville Fringe Festival presents an evening of jazz this Tuesday with Mando Artists Chris West, Halfbrass and also stars Sarah Edmonds. The evening will start at 7pm with the New Orleans sounds of Halfbrass, then the fabulous vocals of Ms. Sarah Edmonds to follow, and closing the evening will be saxophonist/composer Chris West, playing music from his latest album releases. Music starts at 7pm at Bongo Java’s after hours theatre.

The Delta Saints, will be joining The Gabe Dixon Band, Marie Hines and Jeffrey James for a great night of music this Sunday the 26th at 3rd and Lindsey in Nashville.

Kevin Ball & the Busters have been added to the lineup at the Music City Hot Chicken Festival 2011 East Nashville on 7/4/2011

From our friend Tommy Womack comes this news: “My upcoming full-length record NOW WHAT! Is completed and we are looking forward to an October release date. The production team of John Deaderick (ace keyboardist for the Dixie Chicks, Michael McDonald, Patty Griffin, etc.) and I, who brought you my last solo opus, 2007’s award-winning THERE, I SAID IT!, were back at the producing helm this time as well. (If it ain’t broke…)”.  We can’t wait.

Mississippi Millie with Wild Animal and Kenny Vaughan kick off the first show in the Mando Blues July residency at Family Wash on July 6th.  Live Broadcasts from the venue every Wednesday in July  will be on 107.1FM and www.radiofreenashville.org  Other Mando Blues shows at Family Wash include Blackfoot Gypsies and Halfbrass (July 13), Scissormen and Samantha Gray (July 20) and finally Jake Leg Stompers and Richie Owens and the Farm Bureau (July 27).  Good Times!

Finally, Paris Delane is our featured guest on the Mando Blues show in the OmegaLab this week.  Fresh off blowing out minds at the Mando Blues 8 off 8th.  We can’t wait.

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