Muddy Roots News
  • 11.27.15

    1/2 Muddy Roots Music Festival Announced!

    Muddy Roots is not for everyone but it’s just right for us. Once again we celebrate diversity, individualism and creativity over genres. It simply won’t make sense to the average consumer.

    Join us for the 7th annual Muddy Roots Music Festival Sep. 2-5, in the year of our Lord 2 Thousand and 16. Cookeville,Tennessee. United Mighty States of America.

    We are more than pleased to announce the first half of the lineup.
    You may reserve your weekend passes HERE

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    As always you can bring your own booze if you are 21. You may camp for free. And we don’t charge to use the hot camp site showers to wash yer ass.

  • 11.12.15

    Nashville Boogie Nominated For Ameripolitan Award

    In 2014 the Muddy Roots Music Festival won an Ameripolitan award for “Best Festival.” Now the Nashville Boogie Vintage Weekender has been nominated! What is also important to us is that a lot of bands performing this year have also been nominated.In fact many bands that have played Muddy Roots events or that will play one day are all up for an award. It makes it even more well rounded.

    Respects to the other festivals out there that have been nominated. We consider you all our colleagues and would be just as happy to see you be honored.
    Muddy Roots Ameripolitan
    Current voting is available by an app. Free online voting begins on Thanksgiving day at The app will feature photos and music clips for all 2016 Ameripolitan Nominees, a special message from Dale Watson, and the ability to place your vote for your favorite nominees! It is available for android and iOS for $1.99. Ameripolitan will donate 25% of all proceeds to the Fender Music Foundation which aims to keep music alive and available in our nations schools and communities.

    Here are your 2016 Ameripolitan Music Award Nominees:

    Western Swing Group
    Billy Mata and the Texas Tradition
    JP Cyr and his Radio Wranglers
    Hot Texas Swing Band
    Carolyn Sills Combo
    Western Swing Authority

    Western Swing Female
    Carolyn Martin
    Kristin Harris
    Mikki Daniel
    Stacy Lee Guse
    Katie Glassman

    Western Swing Male
    Jason Roberts
    Billy Mata
    Doug Moreland
    Kelly Spinks
    Coby Carter

    Honky Tonk Group
    Casey James Prestwood and the Burning Angels
    The Country Side of Harmonica Sam
    The Starline Rhythm Boys
    Jeff Woolsey and the Dancehall Kings
    JP Harris and the Tough Choices

    Honky Tonk Female
    Miss Leslie
    Kelsey Waldon
    Margo Price
    Brennen Leigh
    Tara Dunphy

    Honky Tonk Male
    Jake Penrod
    Charlie Thompson
    Cale Tyson
    Mike Dart
    Jason James

    Rockabilly Group
    The Neon Stars
    The Bellfuries
    Don Diego Trio
    The B-Stars
    Nathan Belt & The Buckles

    Rockabilly Female
    Marti Brom
    Sara Dee
    Emmy Lou
    Lara Hope

    Rockabilly Male
    Jinx Jones
    Chris Casello
    Wayne Hancock
    Scotty Baker
    Paul Pigat

    Outlaw Group
    The Hillbilly Casino
    Dallas Moore Band
    The Ponderosa Aces
    Jason Boland & The Stragglers
    Eric Strickland and the B-Sides

    Outlaw Female
    Darci Carlson
    Rachel Brooke
    Bonnie Montgomery
    Tommy Ash
    Jesse Lafser

    Outlaw Male
    Whitey Morgan
    Roger Alan Wade
    Cash O’Reilly
    Scott H. Biram
    Bloodshot Bill

    Ameripolitan Venue
    Icehouse Theater, Selma NC
    Luckenbach, Luckenbach TX
    Sportsmen’s Tavern, Buffalo NY
    Lil’ Red’s Longhorn Saloon, Fort Worth TX
    Knuckleheads, Kansas City MO
    The White Horse, Austin TX
    Skinny Dennis, Brooklyn NY
    The Thirsty Beaver Saloon, Charlotte, NC
    The Nashville Palace, Nashville TN
    Don the Beachcomber, Huntington Beach CA

    Ameripolitan Festival
    Bristol Rhythm and Roots
    Viva Las Vegas
    Nashville Boogie
    San Angelo Cowboy Gathering
    New England Shake Up

    Ameripolitan DJ
    Woody Adkins, KOPN 89.5 FM Columbia MO
    Justin Trevino, KEQX 89.7 FM Dublin TX
    Gordon “Big G” Ames KERV 1230 Kerrville, TX
    Timothy Benton KSVY 91.3 FM Sonoma Valley, CA
    Johnny Knoxville & Roger Alan Wade Outlaw Country Sirius/XM
    James Riley SURF 97.3 FM Flager Beach FL
    Eddie White 2RRR 88.5 FM Sydney Australia
    Ted Branson, KOOP 91.7 Austin, TX
    Elizabeth Cook Outlaw Country, Sirius/XM
    “Cousin” Lynn Joiner WHRB 95,3 FM Cambridge, MA

    Ameripolitan Musician
    Joel Paterson
    Chris Casello
    Jason Roberts
    Paul Pigat
    Redd Volkaert
    Tjarko Jeen
    Rose Sinclair
    Richard Helsley
    Floyd Domino
    Lisa Pankratz
    Earl Poole Ball
    Jim Loessberg
    Chris Scruggs
    Bobby Trimble
    Dave Biller

  • 11.09.15

    We Printed Merch For Bands Long Before We Booked Them.

    Painting murals and help from a youth outreach program is how I was able to afford my first clothing line and screen print press. I was 19 when an East Side Riverside Youth Outreach program offered small grants to “troubled youth” in the community. They taught us all how to write simple business plans and then had us compete for a $1500 grant. My plan was to start a clothing line called “Nomad Streetwear” and was chosen as a winner. Nomad was was a blend of street styles ranging from underground hip hop to the skate scene. We even had a skate team.
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    Within a year I moved from Riverside to Yucaipa with a a girlfriend. I had been working as an electrician when my car broke down and had to put that on hold. My hobby at the time was painting murals in town and I picked up work at a local screen print shop where I learned to print. Word got around and before I knew it I was painting full time. My art was terrible but bold. Somehow the drive to paint convinced people to pay me. I scored a large 20’×80’ wall that landed me enough money to purchase a small screen print press and flash dryer.
    Yucaipa Mural
    19 year old muralists in Southern California small towns don’t exactly have buckets of money. Here I was without a car and living in a single wide trailer with my girlfriend. I set up my make shift print shop in the screened patio of my mobile home. I started telling folks about my print services and was able to snag some customers. My very first official customer was No Limit Engineering in San Bernardino California. I would take a 2 hour bus ride to the shop to drop off the shirts I had printed. They stuck with me as I grew and eventually ended up moving to Tennessee as did I. But that’s another story. It was at this time that I started printing t-shirts for bands, DJs, radio stations and magazines. I was always tied in to different music scenes. There was even a short time where I was DJing clubs and underground parties. I always enjoyed more than one “scene” and never felt comfortable anchoring down in just one.

    By the age of 21 I had a print shop in Riverside California. My ex-wife and I closed it down to move to Tennessee in 2005 where I partnered with my step father to open a new print shop that serviced clients nationwide including many of the artists I work with today or their labels. When he left the shop to go to work for the church I took over and eventually created Power Merch by 3.14 Creative Enterprises, LLC. Somewhere in the middle there I started booking the bands I sold merch to at local venues which led in to me hosting my first mini music festival. Now we host 4 music festivals on 2 continents and 3 train excursions plus handle all concerts at our favorite local venue, The Nashville Palace! All are focused on acts in multiple genres. The goal is to fuel the music, not the scene.
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    Power Merch now provides merchandise and promotional items across the U.S. and sometimes Europe. With extensive knowledge of all screenprint techniques and products we are able to put together the right item according to the budget. I’ve seen and done it all from band merch, church shirts, 5k running events and corporate promotional campaigns. 50 shirts to 25,000 shirts, I won’t flinch.

    You can now order your band shirts straight from the Power Merch website for only $5.00 a piece. That’ll get you 50 black shirts with white ink for only 5 duckets each!! Now I know folks need other items but that’s the #1 seller so I made an easy online order form. View it here: Power Merch Website

    Need something else? Anything you can put a logo on I can likely get it for you. Get creative with your brand! Email with all your promotional wants and desires.
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    Follow Power Merch on FB to see examples of our work and who trusts us to do a good job for them. POWER MERCH FB LINK

  • 11.06.15

    Justin Timberlake Donates CMA Guitar To USO Fundraiser

    Why are we talking about Justin Timberlake on the Muddy Roots website? I’ll tell you why.
    By now you’ve heard all about the his performance with Chris Stapleton at the CMA Awards this week. What may not know is that he donated the guitar he used to the USO Big Band Bash that we are supporting this weekend hosted by our friends at Shindig Mafia. This is the official after party to our Nashville Wine On The Rails vintage train excursion this Saturday. Any person that supports the USO earns our respect.
    GET YOUR TICKETS TO THE DANCE HERE! Use promo code MAFIAUSO to save 40%
    Timberlake Stapleton
    The USO has provided help to over 10 million military service members and their families. Wherever and whenever they go, the USO will be there.

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    Here is the information about the USO Big Band Bash for this Saturday November 7th, 2015.

    This November Shindig Mafia throws its biggest party to date, transporting you to one of America’s most iconic eras. Show off your best World War II attire while you dance among 170 historic automobiles to the brassy sound of The Willies. In the spirit of the era all ticket sales will be supporting the mission of the USO locally, including a silent auction. The USO’s support of the families and morale of US soldiers has always been synonymous with the legacy of the 1940s. Let’s make history together.

    Dancer Discount: $15 off general admission with ONLINE PURCHASE ONLY (Find the discount code at )
    With online Dancer Discount: $20
    General Admission: $35
    VIP ticket: $100

    Dress Code Encouraged: cocktail attire; or World-War-II-era civilian or military fashion
    Drop-in Dance Lesson: 6:00pm – 7:00pm
    Live Music and Silent Auction: 7:00pm – 11:00pm
    Alcohol will be available
    Band: The Willies

  • 10.10.15

    The Del McCoury Band at The Nashville Palace

    General Admission Del McCoury Tickets Here

    For fifty years, Del’s music has defined authenticity for hard core bluegrass fans as a growing number of fans among those only vaguely familiar with the genre. There’s no doubt that Celebrating 50 Years of Del McCoury is just that-a life’s work-but it’s no swan song. As far as that goes, Del’s already said it himself, and said it best; he may be 70, but as he sings in one of his own songs, “Don’t ever let it be said darling, that what I do don’t bring me joy I’m a guitar-picking, bluegrass-singing, never grow up boy.”
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    Supported by The Tillers of Cincinatti Ohio. The Tillers got their start in August 2007 when they started thumping around with some banjos and guitars and a big wooden bass. Their earliest gigs were for coins and burritos on the city’s famous Ludlow Street in the district of Clifton. The songs they picked were mostly older than their grandparents. Some came from Woody Guthrie, some were southern blues laments, and many were anonymous relics of Appalachian woods, churches, riverboats, railroads, prairies, and coal mines.

    We will wrap the evening up with a Country & Western dance party by East Nashville’s very own DJ Brendan Malone & friends!

  • 10.05.15

    Riders In The Sky- Christmas The Cowboy Way at Nashville Palace

    Hear the Christmas Yodel resounding at the Nashville Palace Saturday December 12th! It’s a great big western ho-ho-ho from “America’s Favorite Cowboys” Riders In The Sky! Those wacky, four-part harmonizing cowboys have spruced up the bunkhouse, donned their sequined yuletide outfits, and loosed their vivid imaginations to create a holiday musical fantasy for Saddle Pals of all ages. Christmas The Cowboy Way will feature their unique “brand” of cowboy humor sprinkled with a dash of holiday spice which includes original songs like “Riding Home On Christmas Eve,” “Deck The Bunkhouse Walls,” and “The Last Christmas Medley You’ll Ever Need To Hear.” You will also be invited to join Riders in singing traditional holiday classics such as “I’ll Be Home For Christmas”, “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” and others. And all this yuletide charm is augmented with the classic, western favorites Riders have been singing for 30 years. So put on your merry cheer and saddle up and ride! You’re invited to spend a holiday evening Christmas The Cowboy Way!

    Rider In The Sky Christmas Cowboy Way

    Multi-Grammy Award winning Riders In The Sky’s presentation of “Christmas the Cowboy Way” blends together a festive mix of western music classics, traditional Christmas music, and Riders’ original yuletide carols in a holiday spectacular sure to delight Saddle Pals of all ages.

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