Paul Edward Joyce interviews his longtime friend and legendary country music performer, Jeannie Seely, “Miss Country Soul,” on Wed., Dec. 4 at 2:00pm EST. Seely, a Grammy and BMI award winning songwriter and vocalist and a member of The Grand Ole Opry for over 46 years, will be talking with Joyce about her recently released and critically acclaimed album, Vintage Country: Old But Treasured. Due to the current holiday season, they will also be discussing Seely’s 1994 Christmas album, A Golden Christmas, which has long been a fan favorite. To purchase any of Seely’s recent recordings, please go to: www.jeannieseely.com/merchandise.cfm and to listen to any of Joyce’s past interviews (including his most recent interview with Country Music Hall of Fame Member, Merle Haggard, “The Poet of The Common Man”), please go to: www.youtube.com/pejcountry. Tune in at gwradio.com!
Tune in to today to WRGW at 2:30pm to “Country and Covnersation,” hosted by Paul Joyce, for an interview with country music legend Jim Ed Brown, who will also be debuting his latest single. Every single that Grand Ole Opry Star Jim Ed Brown has ever recorded has reached the top of the music charts. At the age of 79, Brown has released his first single since the late 1980’s, and although mainstream country radio has stopped playing artists of Brown’s age, his new single, “In Style Again,” has reached the top of the independent Americana radio charts
Breaking news: The World’s Greatest Understatement was recorded last week when John Skehan of Railroad Earth told WRGW that the band likes to improvise at live shows. Their concert at Washington DC’s 9:30 Club, occurring only a few days after the statement in question, delivered over two hours of spirited, cohesive, and impressive musicianship. RRE certainly did play recorded favorites, but those tracks were more like guidelines— skeletons on which the band layered meaty muscles of creative, twangy, and fresh material.
New Jersey alt-country rockers Railroad Earth garner a broad spectrum of fans. The (sold-out) 9:30 Club was packed not only with the hip youth of DC, beards flowing gallantly and vintage cowboy boots stomping, but also with middle-aged “real people”: balding dads in Grateful Dead t-shirts and career women gleefully twisting and shouting, shedding the stress of the week’s Department of Transportation woes, keeping up with their younger counterparts. RRE’s preference for improvisation gives them a jam band-esque quality (hence the overwhelming presence of Dead paraphernalia) during their live performances that is not necessarily apparent in their recordings.
Always eager to connect with fellow Virginians, I was enthusiastic to review 29-year old Justin Trawick’s new album, You & I. He is not only a singer-songwriter, which the new album showcases; he also plays shows with the “Justin Trawick Group”. This record, however, is a solo project designed to feature Trawick’s abilities as a guitar player and lyricist.