Muddy Roots News
  • 11.14.14

    Summer Wine Train Social

    We’re all hoppin’ on a restored 1950’s train and headin’ down the rails with a few bottles of wine! This event sells out months in advance so do not wait to get your tickets.
    Seat Reservations

    Tennessee Central Railway - Wine Social

    Sponsored By
    Tennessee Central Railway Museum
    Boarding 8:00 am-Departure 8:30 am
    From TC Ry Museum Station, 220 Willow St in Nashville TN
    SATURDAY, July 18th, 2015
    NASHVILLE – Del Monaco Winery (Baxter)
    & RETURN
    An excursion train ride in a restored classic 1950s era
    American streamlined stainless steel passenger train!
    There will be wine tasting on board the train, winery
    tours, & live music more wine tasting.
    Order your tickets now before the trip is sold out.
    Also, a souvenir wine glass is included for each ticket purchased
    Because of the nature of this trip, you must be 21 years old or older to ride the train.

    FIRST CLASS SEATING – Ride in style in our first class coach accommodations. Coach accommodations are spacious reclining seats with windows up to 5 ft wide on both sides of the car.
    Seat pairs in car 7602 permanently face each other.

    DOME SEATING – The ultimate panoramic view from our train is from the 20 seats in our ex-Northern Pacific Ry dome coach car. You will ride in spacious cushioned seats in the glass-enclosed dome that is above the roofline of the rest of the train. Passengers have an unobstructed 360-degree view of the entire countryside. There are only 20 seats in the dome, so make your reservations extra early – these seats always
    sell out first!

    Passengers in Wheelchairs – Please contact Terry Bebout at the Museum ticket office, 615-244-9001 ext 4 or Email for special arrangements

    Seats will be assigned by order of purchase.

    Lunch – Will be available for purchase at the winery.

    REFRESHMENTS AND SOUVENIRS – Snack items are available for purchase on board the train during the trip
    Absolutely NO food or drink to be brought on board the train when boarding in Nashville.
    Souvenirs are available for purchase in the souvenir car in the train consist.

    No refunds on seats.

  • 11.10.14

    The Urban Pioneers Sign To Roots Union Records And Tour Europe!

    Urban Pioneers sign with Roots Union Records, A division of Muddy Roots Music Recordings. We sent them packing to Europe for a tour with our good friends the Freeborn Brothers with a suitcase full of 12” vinyl records! Get to a show if you can and pick up the vinyl release of “Addicted To The Road” or grab it online with a free download. When you order from the label direct you get a free download code. *Offer ONLY available through Roots Union Records. GREEN or MIXED COLOR vinyl.

    Urban Pioneers
    With a lifetime of music between them and half a decade of music played together, Liz Sloan and Jared McGovern have been the backbone of some of today’s greatest underground roots bands. Currently both members of Jayke Orvis and The Broken Band, the pair have shined light on many other acts such as Bob Wayne & The Outlaw Carnies and Filthy Still.

    Most recently, Liz and Jared have been touring the United States and a healthy portion of Europe as the old-timey Americana act Urban Pioneers. Liz’s awe-inspiring fiddle combined with Jared’s claw-hammer banjo and storytelling lyrics recall the pure Appalachian sounds of yesterday, light-heartedly summed up by the band as “hillbilly music”.

    Now with Guido Greaserag on upright bass (we believe that to be his Christian name), the three-piece stick to their motto, “on tour now, on tour always”, as they trek their way through the USA in support of their new album, Addicted to the Road.

    Like the Official URBAN PIONEERS page on Facebook.

    Booking Availability:
    -2015 Festivals and Fly-ins
    -Jan/Feb 2015 USA, West Coast and Southern States
    -May 2015 USA, Midwest

    Interested in booking URBAN PIONEERS? Email or

  • 11.06.14

    Dying Girl: Put Me In Coach. (The Tillers Fundraiser)

    Hello Friends did you watch the story on CBS Sunday Morning about Lauren Hill? She is a good friend of The Tillers and they need your help.

    If you’ve been paying much attention to the news around town you may be familiar with the heart wrenching tale of our young local hero, Lauren Hill. The brave 19 year old with an inoperable brain tumor who, with an estimated life expectancy of just a few more months, continues to be a shining example of strength and courageousness despite her challenge. In her remaining days, Lauren has chosen to live and to fight alongside ‘The Cure Starts Now Foundation’ to raise awareness for pediatric brain cancer, DIPG and to one day find a cure. It is no wonder that our local girl’s inspiring story has spread around the world.

    In honor of Lauren, The Tillers and Muddy Roots Music Recordings will be donating %50 of Tillers merchandise sales profits raised in the month of November to ‘The Cure Starts Now’.
    lauren hill
    So when you come out to a show and pick up one of our items or make an online purchase you’ll also be supporting this great foundation. Also available at live shows will be these awesome screen printed ‘Tour For A Cure’ posters designed by Neltner Small Batch. Check out for a complete schedule of our November shows.

    To make a direct donation to The Cure Starts Now, PLEASE go to:

    Watch this video for a better understanding of Lauren’s story:

    Link to The Tillers CDS and Records.

    In Support,
    Mike, Sean and Aaron
    Jason Galaz – Muddy Roots Music.
    tour de cure lauren hill

    11/7- Eden’s Rubble House Concert Series Indianapolis IN
    11/8- Champaign Urbana Folk and Roots Fest Champaign Urbana IL
    11/14- The Bishop Bloomington IN
    11/15- The Gramophone St.Louis MO
    11/16- Al’s Bar Lexington KY
    11/17- Tennessee Shines LIVE at the Knoxville Visitor Center Knoxville TN
    11/18- The Jones House Boone NC
    11/19- The Basement Nashville TN
    11/20- Zanzabar Louisville KY
    11/21- Woodlands Tavern Columbus OH
    11/22- Cincy Groove Fest at The Southgate House Revival Newport KY
    11/28- The Vogue (with Rev. Peytons Big Damn Band) Indianapolis IN
    11/29- The Taft Ballroom (with Rev. Peytons Big Damn Band) Cincinnati OH
    11/30- The Northside Tavern Cincinnati OH

  • 11.05.14

    Roots Union Records Arrives Soon!

    We proudly announce the arrival of Roots Union Records , a division of Muddy Roots Music Recordings uniting a collective of underground roots, folk, blues and country artists to creative a driving force in the marketplace. Artist announcements coming soon.

    Art by Milton Chavez known as #themilt

    Roots Union  Records Depression Era Laborers

  • 10.31.14

    Thousands Of Eyes To See Your Brand At The Nashville Boogie

    Alright folks, It’s time to do business.

    Thousands of folks are traveling from around the globe the first week of May to celebrate the both the birth of rock n’ roll and country music at the Nashville Boogie. We invite companies, bands, events of all sizes to be a part of our celebration of mid century Nashville sound.

    The Nashville Boogie Vintage Weekender begins April 30th at the Nashville Palace by Robert’s Western World. Then moves to the Gaylord Opryland Resort May 1-2 and wraps up May 3rd at the Johnny Cash Museum. There are three stages to enjoy music from plus a vintage western fashion show, a pinup pageant and 200,000 sq. ft indoor car show.

    Utilize our large crowds at this massive venue for your brand.
    Take a peak at our online sponsorship and advertisement kit and feel free to contact us with any questions.


    Nashville Boogie Opryland Hotel

    Nashville Boogie Car Show Opryland

  • 10.28.14

    Joseph Huber

    Joseph Huber: The Hanging Road now available on vinyl, cd and download.

    It was at the 2012 Muddy Roots Festival. Joseph Huber was on stage before a crowd of music lovers who had spent a long day under the blistering late-summer Tennessee sun. As Huber began his song, “Can’t You See A Flood’s A-Comin’,” the skies opened – the rain swelling in intensity to match the foreboding prophecy of the song. The crowd stood transfixed, basking in a moment of musical transcendence, refusing to move to shelter. While Huber lays no claim to elemental powers, that moment speaks volumes for his ability to hold a crowd enraptured with just a song, a guitar and his voice. It’s a talent he developed as a founding member of the Milwaukee, Wisconsin based streetgrass group, the .357 String Band, and that he’s continued to demonstrate as one brightest lights of the insurgent country and bluegrass movement – giving honest country music back to the people who want to hear it.
    Joseph huber in the rain
    With his new album, The Hanging Road, Joseph Huber joins the Muddy Roots Records family and proves that he has a powerful voice of his own. Known as a blazingly fast banjo player, he uses his instrument to propel his songs, pushing them as hard as they can go. It’s a sound that comes from long nights on the road, and hard gigs in dark bars, a sound developed to cut like a knife through a noisy crowd. This isn’t music you can fake, this is music that you have to live. The lyrics to his songs aren’t written on napkins, or thought up on a whim, they’re earned. That’s why his songs on The Hanging Road are ultimately so hopeful. They’re looking to a better life, a rest from the road.

    Like his first two albums, Bury Me Where I Fall and Tongues of Fire, The Hanging Road is a one-man production with Joseph Huber writing all the songs, playing all the instruments and personally overseeing the recording. “For me,” he says, “each individual song comes on its own, exists in a whole of its own, and if it doesn’t sound like any other, then all-the-better. This album has Cajun, amped-up bluegrass, country and stripped-down singer-songwriter songs that range from the carefree to all-out hopelessness. That’s why I enjoy playing music under just my own name. The music is whatever I change into as I grow older. I’ll always be Joseph Huber—no matter what that becomes.”
    Joseph Huber Hearth PR
    Joseph’s second job is woodworking, and it’s clear that he likes to work with his hands, whether they’re wrapped around the neck of his banjo, or planing a groove into old wood. On The Hanging Road, Joseph Huber’s songs demonstrate true craftsmanship but also show a proper understanding for “necessary roughness” – giving his songs an edge that is often lacking from modern Americana music. This is music with a strong grain, roots music that hasn’t been polished smooth.

    Purchase a copy today and tell folks what you’ve just discovered!

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