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A Solstice Celebration with the Stereotrash Summer Sampler, Vol. 2!

June 23, 2017

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On what other radio station in the world would you get to hear the Stereotrash Records Summer Sampler, Vol. 2? That’s right. None of them! Only on 95.7 The Ridge’s The Northwest Georgia Music Hour could such fresh material be enjoyed. And what better day could that be heard than on the first day of summer? This is only one of many reasons that the future of music in Northwest Georgia is brighter than all get out and hotter than a brand from the headpiece to the staff of Ra. Here’s what we heard.

John Stone – Frozen Margaritas and Leftover Pizza
Ethos – Agnosia
David Bell – Next to Nothing
Boxwine & The Brewnettes – Summer Sandwiches
Cannon & The Boxes – More to Do
Graham & Vann – Elephant Shot Dead In the City
The Donors – Top Keeps Spinning
Tina & The Goose – Hurricane
Muletide Perkins – Cool, Dry Place
The Barbaric Yawps – Super Brain
The Kamikaze Dali – Mannequin Dance

LISTEN NOW on the MullinsMania Radio Archives!

The Northwest Georgia Music Hour airs every Wednesday at noon on 95.7 The Ridge and has always been sponsored by Stephens’ Music Company in Rome, GA.

This blog is a compendium to MullinsMania.com, celebrating the talent of Rome and Northwest Georgia! Thanks for caring!

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A Visit with Austen Earp and Tribb Robison of Ethos!

June 14, 2017
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L-R: Stu, Austen Earp, Tribb Robison, Mullins (a Stu selfie!)

The brand new Ethos album, Shade & Soil, will be released on Tuesday, June 20th. This week on The Northwest Georgia Music Hour we sampled a few selections and it’s safe to say that we’re pumped! We enjoyed our visit from Austen Earp and Tribb Robison of Ethos and we’re especially looking forward to the Shade & Soil Release Show, which takes place this Friday at Old Havana Cigar Co. in Rome. Also performing that evening are Tir Asleen, Men & Mountains, and Hey Chroma. Attendees will have the first opportunity to get a physical copy of Shade & Soil, which we highly recommend. Here’s what we heard.

J. Scott Thompson – Alone in Memphis
The Kamikaze Dali – The Lion Song
Chris Weinholtz – Empty Pockets
Jason L. Smith – My One and Only Love
Ethos – Agnosia
Ethos – Tragedy
Ethos – Spectre
Ethos – The Archetype: III. Apotheosis

Click to LISTEN NOW on the Mullins Mania Radio Archives!

The Northwest Georgia Music Hour airs every Wednesday at noon on WATG 95.7 The Ridge FM and is sponsored weekly by Stephens’ Music Company.

This blog serves as a compendium to MullinsMania.com, celebrating the talent of Rome and Northwest Georgia! Thanks!

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A Visit with Kelley Lane!

June 9, 2017
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L-R: Stu, Kelley Lane, Mullins (a bonafide Stu selfie!)

Kelley Lane has played an integral part in the Northwest Georgia music scene since I started paying attention. Over the last decade he has focused his attention on the luthier arts with Lane Guitars. He is also known as a local singer/songwriter and a member of the Beatles tribute band, The Beatless. This Saturday the Schroeder’s Courtyard will host a Tom Petty themed benefit for DIGS, a group founded for the benefit of adults with developmental disorders. Kelley is also the biggest Tom Petty fan that I know so it’s only fitting that he would put together a band, The Broken Hearts, to headline the event. More information on the show is available on MullinsMania.com. It’s going to be a great time and we sure enjoyed visiting with Kelley! Here’s what we heard.

Cornbread Killers – The Right Thing
Babe’s Bayou – Wild Women
The Barbaric Yawps – Bring Me a Leaf
Matt Mason – I Run
Kelley Lane – Two Gunslingers (live)
Kelley Lane – You Never Had It So Good
Kelley Lane – The King’s Highway (live)
David Bell – Dumbing It Down

LISTEN NOW on the MullinsMania Radio Archives!

The Northwest Georgia Music Hour airs every Wednesday at noon on WATG 95.7 The Ridge FM and is always sponsored by Stephens’ Music Company in Rome, GA.

This blog is a compendium to MullinsMania.com, celebrating the talent of Rome and Northwest Georgia. Thank you for your interest!

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Kelley performs “Two Gunslingers”

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A Visit with Matt Mason!

May 31, 2017
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L-R: John Roberson, Mullins, Matt Mason, Stu (pic by Matt D. Thanks!)

This week on The Northwest Georgia Music Hour we enjoyed a visit with Nashville singer/songwriter Matt Mason and manager John Roberson of Bigfoot Music & Outdoors. Mason is all over the place right now in support of his recent release, The Writer’s Collection: Volume One, which is a collection of songs released over the last ten years plus three brand new ones. Thursday he’ll be performing at Sixes Tavern in Cartersville and Friday he’ll be at the State Line Tavern with a concert benefiting the Alzheimer’s Association.

We also took a peak into a huge weekend of live music including the Rome Shakespeare Festival and Old Mill Farm’s Farm Fest 2017 in Cartersville. It’s safe to say that this is not the week for couch binge watching. If you’ve read this far, your definitely going to want to get out. Here’s what we heard.

Chloe Litton – Whipping Post
The Strange – But I Do
My Ninja – Shin Shee
Tina & The Goose – Irma
Matt Mason – E
Matt Mason – Outrun Your Mind (live)
Matt Mason – Seven Years Old (live)
Matt Mason – I Run

LISTEN NOW on the MullinsMania Radio Archives!

The Northwest Georgia Music Hour airs every Wednesday at noon on 95.7 The Ridge FM and is sponsored weekly by Stephens’ Music Company in Rome.

This blog is a compendium to MullinsMania.com, celebrating the talent of Rome and Northwest Georgia. Thank you!

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Matt and John talk shop at The Ridge (pic by Stu.)

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Talking Finster Fest 2017 + More!

May 25, 2017

 

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L-R: Stu, Austen Earp, Mullins, Seth Turner.

When you get Seth Turner, Austen Earp, Stu McFab, and myself in a room the conversation gets pretty ridiculous and all over the place. Fortunately, we did a semi-decent job of sticking to the intended subject, Finster Fest 2017. At least while the mics were on. The late Howard Finster’s Paradise Garden has been a folk art destination since the 80’s, with art and culture enthusiasts regularly visiting Northwest Georgia from all over the globe. Finster Fest is an annual celebration of the Reverend’s legacy. I can’t really explain it, but Seth and Austen did a great job.

We also talked about the upcoming Rome Shakespeare Festival, which starts next week. This is the time of year that we all look forward to. Please don’t miss out on all the great opportunities ahead. You’ll be glad you didn’t. Here’s what we heard.

The Barbaric Yawps – No Place to Call My Home
The Shameless Natives – Mary Mack/Drunken Sailor
Stu McFab – Just Like a Woman
Thunderbolt Patterson – With a Little Help From My Friends
The Kamikaze Dali – The Lion Song
Muletide Perkins Trio – Hubcap
Graham & Vann – Birds
Rome Shakespeare Festival Band – The Goblin Song
Ethos – Supernova

CLICK to LISTEN NOW on the Mullins Mania Radio Archives!

The Northwest Georgia Music Hour airs every Wednesday at noon on 95.7 The Ridge FM and is sponsored weekly by Stephens’ Music Company in Rome, GA.

This blog is a compendium to MullinsMania.com, celebrating the talent of Rome and Northwest Georgia. Thank you!

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A Visit with Cousin Baz Shaw!

May 17, 2017
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L-R: Mullins, Baz Shaw (pic by Stu. Thanks!)

Well, I sure hated to hear that our good buddy Vic Burgess was retiring from music. He will definitely be missed by all his adorning fans. Nonetheless, we did enjoy getting to meet Vic’s cousin, Baz Shaw, this week on The Northwest Georgia Music Hour. Baz is one interesting bird and his story, like his music, is fascinating. Aside from having a wonderful time with Mr. Shaw, we managed to get super excited about another packed weekend of live music ahead. Here’s what we heard.

Glenn Phillips Band – Razor Pocket
Supreme Court – Hurt Somebody
Rob & Dave – Cinderella Blues
Swingset – Circle K
Nosecone Prophets – C’est La Vie
Baz Shaw – Heaven Is Where We’ll Live (live)
Jason L. Smith – Dreamweaver
Baz Shaw – Chest Pains and Old Dreams (live)
Baz Shaw ft. Stu – You Fell In Love With a Rocker (live)
Baz Shaw – All the Outlaws are Gone (live)

LISTEN NOW on the Mullins Mania Radio Archives!

The Northwest Georgia Music Hour airs every Wednesday at noon on 95.7 The Ridge FM and is sponsored weekly by Stephens’ Music Company in Rome, GA.

This blog is a compendium to MullinsMania.com, celebrating the talent of Rome and Northwest Georgia! You’re gonna wanna check it like every day!
Thanks!

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Mullins enjoys Baz Shaw’s performance of “You Fell in Love with a Rocker” featuring Stu on harmonica. (artist’s rendering)

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A Visit with Michael Teague + cast members from RLT’s “9 to 5”!

May 11, 2017
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L-R: Mullins, Lillian Shaw, Todd Williams, Michael Teague (pic by Stu. Thanks!)

We managed fit an abundance of goodness into this week’s episode of The Northwest Georgia Music Hour! Stu and I had a great time visiting with singer/songwriter Michael Teague. We’ve previously listened to tracks from his album, Whiskey in the Morning, and it was good to hear one of those played live, as well as some originals not yet recorded. Michael plays regional songwriter nights often and will perform a full night of music on June 9th at the 400 Block Bar.

We also had a blast talking with Lillian Shaw and Todd Williams from the upcoming Rome Little Theatre production of 9 to 5. The show kicks off this Friday at the Historic DeSoto Theatre. This one is going to be a hoot, guaranteed! I’m looking forward to it! Here’s what we heard.

The Kamikaze Dali – The Mannequin Dance
Boxwine & The Brewnettes – Sunshine Sandwiches
“9 to 5” chat with Lillian and Todd
Michael Teague – The Hard Way (live)
Michael Teague – Over You (live)
Michael Teague – Fades to Gray (live)
Michael Teague – Hell of a Place to Start (live)
David Bell – King of Nothing
Atomic Boogie – Slung a Rod

LISTEN NOW on the Mullins Mania Radio Archives!

The Northwest Georgia Music Hour airs every Wednesday at noon on 95.7 The Ridge FM and is always sponsored by Stephens’ Music Company in Rome, GA. We greatly appreciate them.

This blog acts as a compendium to MullinsMania.com, celebrating the talent of Rome and Northwest Georgia! Thanks!

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Michael Teague performs “The Hard Way” live on The Ridge.

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Lillian Shaw and Todd Williams of RLT’s “9 to 5”

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