Country music is part of the roots of modern music, and though you may not here it, you will find it there.
The other night I saw Diamond Rio at a very small venue in Colorado. To me small is sometimes better.
Why? Your closer to the band, you can hear the music better and it makes you feel like you are listening at home sometimes. Over the years I have seen many rock bands and country bands and others in small venues and it helps me get a better sense of what they are like personally, professionally and lets me know what they will be like at a large venue.
One of the member of Diamond Rio belonged to a band I enjoyed way back when Nitty Gritty Dirt Band.
Oddly enough this particular guitar player from Diamond Rio was also my inspiration for learning how to play the guitar all those years ago.
Here are some old and new songs that may inspire some of you.
Nitty Gritty Dirt Band performing a Kenny Loggins song
Trace Adkins “Some women may not admit this one.”
Who says country guys can’t rap Neal McCoy.
Last but not least a different kind of inspiration.
Ok I picked this book up a couple of days ago and I can’t put it down. I’ll give you the full scoop on it when I finish, but so far it’s fun, informative and crazy, like Ozzy.
To give you a heads up for next year.
Paul McCartney, Black Sabbath, Darius Rucker are announce new albums for 2012, Van Halen might have a new album as well.
Confirmed albums in Jan.
Snow Patrol “Fallen Empire”
Gotype “Making Mirrors”
Lacona Coil “Dark Adrenaline”
Ringo Starr “Ringo 2012”
Ingrid Michaelson “Human Again”
Dion “Tank Full of Blues”
Tim McGraw “Emotional Traffic”
Patrice O’Neal “Mr. P”
The Fray “Scars & Stories”
Just to name a few.
Foreigner at the Paramount in Denver has been Cancelled for Jan 17th no new information.
Red Hot Chili Pepper will be playing the Pepsi Center in Denver on March 4th.
More new later, Hope all of you have a safe New Years Eve.