Muddy Roots News
  • 09.27.16

    5th annual Spring Weekender Lineup!

    The 5th annual Muddy Roots Spring Weekender hosted by Muddy Roots Music Recordings! Limited to 500 tickets. This is our mini version of the big Muddy Roots Music Festival, more like a family reunion or roots music company picnic. Nestled away in the hollars of Brown County, Indiana with 1000 acres of beautiful trees and a lake. Music from 12 to 12 Friday and Saturday.


    Electric RV sites and cabins for rent through
    Tent camping is free.

    Legendary Shack Shakers, O’Death, Jimmy “Duck” Holmes, Jayke Orvis, Pine Hill Haints, Joseph Huber, Mountain Sprout, The Tillers, Brook Blanche, Dylan Walshe, Billy Cook, Left Lane Cruiser, Toe Knee Tea, Joey Henry’s Dirty Sunshine Club, Pearls Mahone, Freight Train Rabbit Killer, Matt Heckler, Rock Bottom String Band.

    Explore Brown County

  • 09.16.16

    Second Nashville Boogie Band Announcement!

    We’re almost there folks! Here is the 2nd official band and dj announcement for the 2017 Nashville Boogie Vintage Weekender & Car Show. We’re growing rapidly and want to keep you up to date on a few new things.

    1. We’ve taken over the entire Nashville Palace this time around and will be placing bands on the stage in the front room.
    2. We’re adding a 2nd trolley to bring you to and from the Opryland Resort to the Nashville Palace.
    3. The headliner yet to be announced will be at the Grand Ole Opry House on Sunday and will require a separate ticket. This is due to contractual obligations with the different venues.
    4. We’re bringing back the Music City Record Convention all day Sunday at the Nashville Palace. There will be bands up front. It’s all free with a Boogie wristband.
    5. We are now accepting car, bike and truck registrations for our massive indoor car show. Pre 72. All approved entries receive a FREE car show shirt.
    6. There are a ton of rooms available Friday and Saturday at the Opryland Hotel during the main events. Get yours now! We think more will open up over time so check back. There are other hotels across the street as well for those nights. Book through our site to get the $100 a night discount.
    7. Yes you can bring your kids but they can’t be in the bars after 10pm

    Get yer dang tickets dude! Go to

    All the new additions are in orange.
    Boogie 17

  • 08.31.16

    Muddy Roots Fest 2016 Survival Guide

    Welcome friends old and new! We’ve been doing this 7 years now. Can you believe it? What started as a small 300 person festival has spawned in to 6 boutique fests worldwide and a record label. It means there are more folks out there who love the music we love. That’s old country and blues all the way up to punk rock and everything in between. None of that new crap on pop radio.

    We thought we’d take this opportunity to inform new folks and remind returning attendees of the rules as well as some basic info.

    Looking for tickets to this festival? We have weekend and select day passes HERE.

    You can also check out videos of each band there and follow the band schedule for all 3 stages.

    Getting to town early? We’re hosting a pre-pre-party Wednesday 8/31 at Duke’s in East Nashville. 10pm to 3 am. It’s FREE but only available to ages 21 and up. More info HERE.
    Duke's East Nashville

    Want to arrive onsite early? You can show up anytime after 2pm on Thursday. It’s just $10 extra for the pre-party at Junebug. You may only come to this if you have or are getting a weekend pass. More info HERE.
    Junebug Ranch

    Let’s start now with rules. We have a saying at Muddy Roots which encompasses all the rules in to one, “DON’T BE A DICK” Seriously, we are all adults here. This is not some teenage rock party. We all know how to act in public, when to stop drinking and not to touch things that aren’t ours. We are super laid back but will make a point to throw you out if you bother anyone. For legal reasons we are going clearly define some rules whether they be the venues or ours.
    1) You may not bring any weapons. This should be obvious. That includes your belt knife.
    2) Folks sneaking in aren’t funny. It’s theft and we will prosecute.
    3) Don’t touch things or people. You aren’t 6, we shouldn’t have to tell you that. Thankfully we haven’t had problems yet.
    4) NO FIREWORKS! Might as well call the cops yourself.
    5) NO PETS! Medical dogs with papers, tags, and a legit story are approved. Don’t try to bullshit us. We can tell you are lying. (I’m looking at you train kids.)
    6) Have fun. Stay up all night singing. But be courteous of people trying to sleep nearby.
    7) NO DRIVING IN THE GRASS AT NIGHT!! People sleep in it.
    8) No minors without parental supervision. You will be asked to leave.
    9) You may not drive golf carts on the property.
    10)Drunk driving will get you arrested on the ranch.

    Muddy Roots Pool

    Here are a few things that you MAY do.
    1) You can bring your own beer. Although the 2 bars onsite have super cheap beer. Them selling brews is how we are able to use the property.
    2) You may cook your own food. Although we have some rad food vendors.
    3) You may bring a kiddie pool and have the venue fill it up for $20.
    4)You may stay stay up all night long at campfire jams, get drunk and be merry.
    5) You may park and camp anywhere except vendor row. But don’t drive your car in the grass at night. You never know where people are sleeping.
    6) You may have campfires. Be careful.
    7) You may come and go.
    8) You may come anytime after 2pm on Thursday. The gates will not close until Monday morning.

    Del McCoury Muddy Roots
    Here are some helpful tips and basic info:

    1) Tickets for 2017 will go on sale Sunday. Buy early to save. 2017 TICKET LINK
    2) You can buy our merchandise and vinyl records from the merch tent and opt to have them shipped to your home. Just ask!
    3) Want to be a vendor next year. Ask Jason at the merch tent for an app.
    4) Want to advertise to our crowds. Also, Jason.
    5) Please drink water and moderate the booze. Dehydration can put you in the hospital.
    6) You will receive a trash bag upon entry. Please keep your campsite clean.
    7) The venue has the portapottie folks come by twice daily to clean the toilets but it wouldn’t hurt to have extra TP on person.
    8) Baby wipes and Gold Bond are your friends.
    9) The venue sells beer cheap. Like $3 tall cans. Not festival pricing at all.
    10) We have a variety of vendors ranging from clothes to brisket chili. Get some.
    11) Be cool man. If you see the headliner walking around the crowd watching bands leave them alone. Say hi of course but let them check out the bands too. We all just want to enjoy ourselves. This is the beauty of Muddy Roots. There is no division between fans and bands.
    12) We have an open mic. Just show up and sign up. Limited space but plenty of it. 30 minute sets. Share.

    That’s mostly it. Just have a good time and look out for each other.

  • 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

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