Muddy Roots News
  • 08.15.16

    Half The 2017 Nashville Vintage Weekender Boogie Lineup Announced!

    The ultimate celebration in Mid-Century American music and culture is back! We’re announcing the first half of the 2017 Nashville Boogie Vintage Weekender & Car Show. Sign up HERE for our postcard mailing list and newsletter here to be first to know about the final lineup and to receive gifts in the mail.

    Earlybird weekend passes have sold out. Standard weekend passes can be purchased HERE while they last. Go ahead and grab your hotel room while you’re there. Wed & Thursday are at full capacity for now but there are plenty during the main event Friday through Sunday. We suspect more will open up for the early days later.

    Nashville Boogie Vintage Weekender is presented by Muddy Roots Music Recordings.

    2017 Nashville Boogie Half

  • 07.29.16

    Muddy Roots Acquires MoonRunners Fest (Chicago)

    Muddy Roots Records will take the reins on the 5th annual MoonRunners Fest and keep the momentum of the event moving forward with expected growth. Founded in 2013 by Jahshie P (Outlaw Radio Chicago), in partnership with Reggie’s Rock Club to represent the underground Country, Americana, Deep Blues, Folk to Punk Rock music scenes in the area.

    “I have been friends with Jason and Muddy Roots for years now, and I have always admired the business ethic. Bringing them aboard for MoonRunners will only make our future brighter and full of new options” – Jahshie P

    Muddy Roots had served as inspiration for this event so it only makes sense to join forces in show of support. In July of 2016 Muddy Roots provided on site merchandising through it’s promotional items division “Power Merch.” Festival t-shirts were printed and many of the band’s shirts and records were sold as an added service. ( An opportunity for growth was identified as well as a need for more support. Jahshie P will stay on to book and assist in running the event as usual while Muddy Roots will add some strength to the core as well as promotions with the new ownership.

    MoonRunners 5 will take place May 5-6, 2017. The indoor event will continue to be on 2 stages over both days. Booking for this event will begin the first week of August. Presales to be announced at a later date.

    MoonRunners 4 Derrick Castle

  • 06.17.16

    New Album "Fighting Demons" by Mary Lee & the B Side Brothers




    NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE – Brazilian Honky-Tonk pioneers Mary Lee & the B Side Brothers release their second studio album, Fighting Demons, today, June 17, 2016, on all digital platforms worldwide. Accompanying their first release with Muddy Roots Music Recordings is the brand new music video for the title track of Fighting Demons.

    Hailing from Londrina, Brazil, Mary Lee & the B Side Brothers are performing at the sold-out Muddy Roots Europe Music Festival June 24 and touring Europe in support of their new record. Dubbed the Brazilian Loretta Lynn, Mary Lee & the B Side Brothers are akin to a high-speed train traveling from the mountains of Appalachia to Brazil, with a quick pit stop in New York for a prayer to the church of punk rock and a shot of whiskey.

    Fighting Demons explores the depths of roots country through Mary Lee’s personal experiences. The album “talks about the demons we face in life, both external and internal, which I believe are the most difficult to handle,” said Mary Lee. “We got to create a power so that we no longer have to face them.” Her songs capture the essence of a musician’s struggle to find healing and redemption through their music, all with Mary Lee’s unique honky-tonk inspired flair.

    Mary Lee & the B Side Brothers is a five piece band consisting of Mary Lee, Mauro, Fly, Gabriel, and Jesus from Londrina, Brazil. Their first record, Meet Mary Lee, received rave reviews throughout Brazil and Europe. Their second album, Fighting Demons, is their first release with the Nashville-based Muddy Roots Music Recordings. In 2015 the band toured with The Goddamn Gallows and played the Psycho Carnival with Sick Sick Sinners, Magnetix, The Richochets and Barnyard Ballers.

    Founded in 2009, Muddy Roots Music Recordings is based in Nashville, Tennessee and produces several music festivals worldwide, including the Muddy Roots Music Festival, the Nashville Boogie Vintage Weekender, and Muddy Roots Europe. Muddy Roots Music Recordings has released over 20 records, specializing in working with independent artists and labels worldwide to release special tracks, rarities, and unreleased music.

    Fighting Demons is available on all major music distribution outlets




    Mary Lee & the B Side Brothers

  • 06.01.16

    New Dana Sipos Video & Euro Tour

    Dana Sipos releases new video “A Coronary Tale” on Muddy Roots Records and announces European tour.

    “The video was directed by Colin Harrington and opens on gorgeous shots of Sipos amidst the natural glory that the forest has to offer. Suddenly flipping the viewers’ perspective, the initial scene gets artificially recreated in an art gallery setting.” (Sarah Murphy) Full article here

    Published on May 25, 2016
    Dana Sipos – “Coronary Tale”
    Filmed, Directed, and Edited by Colin Harrington

    Get the new Dana Sipos CD here.

    Dana Sipos on Itunes here.

    Tour dates:

    06/03 Murnau, DE – Westtor
    06/04 Hausbach, DE – Hausacher Burgschänke
    06/05 Brunsbuttel, DE – Kultur Galarie Rusch
    06/06 Münster, DE – Schnabulenz
    06/07 Hamburg, DE – Mobile Blues Club
    06/08 Cologne, DE – Kulturcafe Lichtung
    06/09 Rietberg, DE – Mumpitz
    06/11 Westport, IR – Westport Folk & Blues Festival
    06/12 Belfast, IR – The Sunflower Bar
    06/13 Drogheda, IR – TBA
    06/14 Dublin, IR – Ruby Sessions
    06/15 Manchester, UK – Old Courts
    06/17 London, UK – Gallery Cafe
    06/18 Dorset, UK – Dark Holler Festival
    06/19 Dorset, UK – The Tap House
    06/21 Berlin, DE – Prachtwerk
    06/23 Aachen, DE – House Show
    06/24 Waardame, BE – Muddy Roots Music Festival
    06/25 Eindhoven, NL – Naked Song Festival
    06/27 Amsterdam, NL – Bajesdorp
    07/15-17 Yellowknife, NT – Folk on the Rocks *
    07/21 Victoria, BC – house show
    09/01-05 Cookeville, TN – Muddy Roots Festival
    09/11 Memphis, TN – Lafayette’s Music Room

  • 05.03.16

    Nashville Boogie Vintage Weekender Is Here!

    The survival guide to 2016 Nashville Boogie Vintage Weekender! May 12-15, 2016 we have some of the best rockabilly, country & western acts on the planet! We’d like to thank you for spending your time in Nashville, Music City with us!! The Nashville Boogie is located on 4 stages between the Opryland Hotel Resort, Nashville Palace and the Grand Ole Opry House. The Opryland hotel is the largest non gaming resort in the U.S. with 2882 rooms and 3 atriums. The Grand Ole Opry House stage is the most prestigious in country music history. All the greats played the Opry since it’s inception 90 years ago.

    We are truly honored to be welcomed.

    Boogie Kustom Thrills Tattoo

    We gathered a bunch of information to help you navigate the week including unofficial events you may enjoy. But before we do all of that we want to let you know that earlybird tickets and hotel rooms for the 2017 Nashville Boogie go on sale Sunday May 15, 2016. We’ll be back in the Tennessee Ballroom stage and will utilize over 200,000 sq ft of the Ryman Hall for a large car show. Don’t leave without getting yours! Boogie 2017 Tennessee Ballroom Earlybirds showing up on Tuesday can join us at Honky Tonk Tuesdays in East Nashville at the American Legion Post 82. It’s FREE and fun to do!

    Wednesday we’ll be heading back to the Nashville Palace for an evening with Nashville Burlesque w/ Eddie Angel, Lloyd Tripp, The Vibro Champs & The Go Getters. This is a separate event and requires it’s own ticket found here. It’s also the only 21+ event all weekend.

    You can also find some fun at this FREE in-store party at Nashville Dry Goods – Closet Case Vintage HERE earlier in the day.

    Thursday we kick off the official events at the Nashville Palace at 3pm. We’ll have a ticket desk open at 1pm to get you in the door.

    We have no events at the Opryland Hotel Thursday. It is our load-in day for the cars in the indoor car show and all the vendors in the huge Vintage Market Expo. You can find a list of vendors HERE. The Vintage Expo & Car Show kick off Friday morning. It’s FREE with a Boogie wristband or just $5 to the public. Friday 10am to 10 pm and Saturday 10 am to 6pm. Opryland charges $24 resort parking fee a day. We heard there was FREE parking at the Opry Mills Mall right next to the Event Center at Opryland. But you didn’t hear that from us. Plenty of cheap eats over there too!

    That brings us to Friday & Saturday! Weekend passes include all events Thursday through Saturday. You can purchase day & weekend passes at all 3 stage area ticket booths. That is the Nashville Palace plus Event Center & Ryman Hall at the Opryland Resort.
    Hello Trolley
    We will have a FREE trolley circling between the Nashville Palace and the Opryland Hotel – Delta entrance. Hours are 2pm to 2am. It’s a short walk but we want you to save your energy for dancing. The Delta Entrance is right between the Ryman Hall & Event Center stages.
    Boogie 2016 map

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    Over 55 vendors from all over the U.S. will set up shop in the Vintage Market at Nashville Boogie Vintage Weekender! An Indoor Car Show at Nashville Boogie Vintage Weekender 2016 is included in the vintage market of just $5 to the public or FREE with a Boogie wristband. Don’t forget the Western Roundup Fashion Show at the Nashville Boogie & Pinup Pageant w/ Bernie Dexter at Nashville Boogie!2016 vintage market
    Boogie car show 2016

    The indoor car show is just $5 to the public or FREE with you Boogie wristband and includes admission to the Vintage vendor market. Located in the Ryman Hall at the Opryland Hotel Friday May 13 10 am to 10 pm and Saturday May 14 10 am to 6 pm.

    Bernie Dexter pinup pageant

    Stop by the Pinup Pageant with Bernie Dexter and King Dado Deluxe on Friday in the Ryman Hall. Boogie wristband required.

    Vintage Western 2016

    Don’t miss the Western Roundup Fashion Show! Legendary tailor Manuel Cuevas will join us and the world famous Katy K will be hosting. This event is included in your weekend pass.

    Then Sunday, Just when you think it is all over we have the Music City Record Convention Debut Event at the Palace for just $5 to the public or FREE w/ a Boogie wristband. At 7:00 we all head to Chris Isaak & Woody Pines at Grand Ole Opry House and then head back to the palace go out on a country, western & western swing bender at the Boogie After Party (Western Swing & Old Country!) FREE.

    Music City Record Convention

    Music City Record convention is just $5 to the public or FREE with a Boogie wristband.

    Chris Isaak

    Tickets to the Chris Isaak & Woody Pines show can be found at

    There is plenty of FREE parking at The Nashville Palace & Opry Mills Mall (right by our Event Center.) Look for the FREE TROLLEY shuttling folks form the Palace to Opryland Resort- Delta entrance all Thurs, Fri & Sat 2:00 to 2:00.

    There are also a dozen bands performing that aren’t even mentioned on the schedule that you can see for FREE in the front room of the Nashville Palace. It’s the last real deal honky tonk in Nashville not including Robert’s Western World downtown.

    Hey early birds, our friends Shannon Million & Dave Wolfe are hosting a pre-party called Nashville Burlesque presents the Underground Boogie w/ Eddie Angel, The Vibro Champs, Lloyd Tripp, & The Go-Getters. It’s an independent event so you’ll need a separate ticket.Nashville Burlesque

    And one more time for you early early birds. Here is the flyer to the Honky Tonk Tuesdays event at the American Legion Post 82 in East Nashville.
    honky tonk may 10

    We hope you have a good time at the 2016 Nashville Boogie Vintage Weekender. This is only the 2nd year of the Boogie and it is already the largest of our 5 festivals. We appreciate your support and feedback as we grow. We will be sending out a survey after the weekender to get your opinions, comments and cuss words. It’s the only way we’ll be able to tailor this weekender to your tastes like a classic western suit.

    OH…..And don’t forget that tickets for the 2017 Nashville Boogie and hotel rooms go on sale Sunday May 15th, 2016!!

    Tickets to everything we do are available at

  • 03.31.16

    Muddy Roots Records Plans To Purchase Guntown Mountain!

    Guntown Mountain Purchase Fundraiser CLICK HERE TO VIEW SPONSORSHIPS!

    Guntown Mountain is an old western theme park in Cave City, Kentucky built in 1969. The town itself is a mid-century roadside attraction gem. Within a 2 mile radius is the Dinosaur World park, Wig Wam motel, various other 50’s-60’s era motels and cave entrances to tour. Guntown is up for sale so we’re raising money to buy it! We’d like to turn it in to a Country Western, Bluegrass & Americana theme park Muddy Roots style.

    Muddy Roots Music is a record label that hosts special events and small festivals across the U.S., Europe and South America. We pay respects to classic country, western, rockabilly, bluegrass and folk every chance we get. We would absolutely love to roll up our sleeves to restore Guntown Mountain to glory the Muddy Roots way.

    I am donating the sales of the sponsorships to my festivals to help us win it at auction. The less we use banks to fund our ventures the stronger our core gets. The stronger we are, the better chance at surviving in these tough markets. Notice we aren’t asking for handouts. We are applying the sales of our own events to this project. But there are donation opportunities.

    We currently self fund all of our events worldwide with the support of our community. We have until April 20th to raise as much cash as possible to make a Muddy Roots Mountain! Plus most of you will be playing there. ‪#‎diy‬

    This is your opportunity to be part of the process. We are selling off items from future events to raise some cash towards the purchase. If you are interested in larger contributions in any form please contact us directly at

    If for some reason we are not able to purchase the property you can absolutely request a refund on your donation. Refund requests must be within 60 days of auction date which is April 20th, 2016. Purchases are non refundable. If you purchase a sponsorship or event ticket they are final with the exception to the Guntown Mtn. opening party if we land the property. It is our intention to purchase a property to host special events. If we are not successful in this purchase we will most definitely continue searching for another property. By purchasing a reward you are agreeing to these terms.

    Guntown Mountain Sign

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