Muddy Roots News
  • 04.09.14

    Muddy Roots Records Digs Deep With Woody Pines

    We took a stroll through and got lost in the Woody Pines discography. The stripped down American roots music sound is alive and well in this band. It’s the perfect jazz blend and modern renaissance of classic American style by young folks of today.

    We are going all in on this one. We are proud to be adding the entire Woody Pines catalog to the Muddy Roots Music Recordings label as well as announce a brand new album out later this summer! Woody Pines also plays the Muddy Roots Music Festival Pre-Party Thursday Aug. 31, 2014 at the Junebug Ranch.

    Keep an eye out for more updates soon…

    Catch a lick of ol’ Woody here:

    Woody Pines Muddy Roots

  • 04.07.14

    Sonics/Mudhoney 7" Release For Record Store Day

    Record Store Day is upon us! Be sure to call your local shop and ask them to have a copy in stock. Demand is real high for these one time only pressings of an unreleased track by The Sonics split with Mudhoney on Muddy Roots Music Recordings. These one of a kind 7” records will be in stock one day only. No matter where you are in the world you will want to be in your local record store bright and early on April 19th, 2014.

    To celebrate this special occasion Steve Turner of MUDHONEY will be DJing at both Jackpot Records & Everyday Music in downtown Portland Oregon. You can hear it for the first time from one of the band members! How cool is that?

    Muddy Roots Records presses one 7” record monthly and has plans for four 12” records for 2014. Most our 45’s are limited edition rare pressings and side projects of well known artists. You can subscribe to our vinyl club to get 1 of the first 100 records of every 7” released.
    Other artists include: Exene Cervenka. Sean Wheeler of Throwrag, Zander Schloss of The Weirdos and Circle Jerks, Wanda Jackson, Lemmy Kilmisters rockabilly band Headcat, The Monsters, The Goddamn Gallows, The Ettes, Rev. Beat Man, Brownbird Rudy Relic, The Tillers, Joseph Huber, Woody Pines, Rachel Brooke, Daddy Long Legs, and Possessed By Paul James.

    The Sonics & Mudhoney Record

    “I LIKE IT SMALL” MUDHONEY (Courtesy of Sub Pop Records)

  • 04.04.14

    Joseph Huber " The Hanging Road" New Album - Song Premier

    Joseph Huber New Release “The Hanging Road” album with Muddy Roots Music Recordings Available Worldwide April 29th on Itunes. CD PRE-ORDER & VINYL PRE-ORDER

    (CD release party April 26th at Reggie’s Rock Bar in Chicago, IL. as part of the 2nd annual Moonrunner’s Festival.)

    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 true musical transcendence.

    While Huber lays no claim to elemental powers, that moment speaks volumes of 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.

    Now, with The Hanging Road, he joins the Muddy Roots Records family with an album of 10 tunes that demonstrate true craftsmanship while also showing a proper understanding for “necessary roughness” – giving his songs an edge that is lacking from most modern Americana music.

    The Hanging Road’s musical diversity is the stuff that that market analysts nightmares are made of, but for Huber, it’s an integral part of his musical vision. “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.”
    Jospeh Huber The Hanging Road CD
    Like his first two albums, Bury Me Where I Fall and Tongues of Fire, The Hanging Road is a one-man production with Huber playing all the instruments and personally overseeing the recording. “It might sound OCD to some to do everything myself,” he says, “but I like the idea of an individual musical vision being presented from the artist regardless of the fact that extreme production or outside influence might make it sound more clean or presentable.”

    Huber’s affinity with his new record label goes far beyond the pleasant memory of that rain-drenched afternoon two years ago. “I’m certainly excited to see what being a Muddy Roots artist will bring. This is the first time in my entire musical career, both with .357 String Band and as a solo artist, that I have released anything on a label. Jason Galaz from Muddy Roots really does believe in and enjoy the tunes he’s releasing. He’s doing it out of passion and taking chances, regardless of the outcome, and he’s attracting folks because of it. It’s hard to hand my songs over to someone, but knowing that Muddy Roots Records has that attitude make me want to be a part of it.”

    In addition to working with a label, Huber is also looking at changes for his upcoming tour. “I’m expanding my live show,” he says. “Hopefully I can get some of that filled-out album sound onto the actual stage. I love playing solo, but it limits the set-list sometimes, so it’s time to get some folks on stage with me.”

    With its honest, personal musical vision The Hanging Road is sure to appeal to those who want their country music straight up, in both fair and foul weather.

    CD Chicago release date Saturday April 26th at the Moonrunner’s Festival. International (Itunes) release date tuesday April 29th.
    h4. CD PRE-ORDER LINK: CD ships April 21

    12” vinyl release date July 1, 2014. Pre-order available soon.

  • 03.31.14

    Spring Weekender Schedule Is Up!

    The Muddy Roots Spring Weekender schedule is up! Get your weekend pass or day pass now at: MRSW TICKET LINK

    Day passes include free tent camping Saturday night only. There are no day passes for Friday. Bring your own tent.

    We have a fancy pants banquet hall dinner with Joseph Huber and friends Saturday night at 5:30 pm to 7pm. It is reservation only so be sure to get your separate ticket at: DINNER RESERVATION LINK

    Tent camping is free. Car, truck, rv and camper spots with electric, water, and sewer hookups are available to rent by contacting

    8-10 bed cabins are also available to rent by contacting

    Muddy Roots Spring Weekender Indiana

    12:00:00 Midnight Acoustic Jam
    10:00:00 Dr. Ralph Stanley & His Clinch Mt. Boys
    8:30:00 O’Death
    7:00:00 Pine Hill Haints
    6:00:00 Shawn James & The Shapeshifters
    5:30:00 Banquet Hall Dinner w/ Joseph Huber & Friends (Reservation On Ticket Link)
    5:00:00 Calamity Cubes
    4:00:00 Dad Horse Experience
    3:00:00 Fifth On The Floor
    1:30:00 Black Jake & The Carnies
    12:00:00 The Whistle Pigs
    11:00:00 Spring Weekender Fiddle/Banjo workshop.

    12:00:00 Midnight Acoustic Jam
    10:30:00 Jayke Orvis & The Broken Band
    9:00:00 The Good Luck Thrift Store Outfit
    7:30:00 The Tillers
    6:00:00 Megan Jean & The KFB
    4:30:00 Carrie Nation & The Speakeasy
    3:30:00 Owen Mays
    2:00:00 James Hunnicutt

  • 02.26.14

    *NEW VINYL* Unreleased track by The Sonics split with Mudhoney 7"

    Yes you heard that right and yes it is the 60’s garage rock band THE SONICS releasing an unheard track on Muddy Roots Music Recordings. What can possibly make this sweeter? I’ll tell ya. Adding a little MUDHONEY to this 7” split sure the hell would!

    It will be available on Record Store Day (April 19, 2014) at participating independent retail stores. So get your ass down to the local record shop and get a copy! This is a one time only pressing to add to your rare collection.

    “I LIKE IT SMALLMUDHONEY (Courtesy of Sub Pop Records)


  • 01.31.14

    Muddy Folkin' Roots Compilation CD!

    We got 22 of our friends together to put out this all star underground roots CD. This is more than just a CD release though. We pressed these as a promotion to get these bands music out at the Folk Alliance International conference in Kansas City, Mo. This is the core of everything Folk music related. Many radio DJs, festival owners, booking agencies, and publications will be there. We have made a deal with the conference to get a CD to every single registered guest. That is 2000+ people!
    This is so much more than promoting Muddy Roots as a brand. We are attending to promote every band that is like us. We are the outsiders. We are the folkies on the fringe. We are the new roots.
    Each band will have a few for their merch tables on their next tour. The rest we saved for you. This is a one time deal. Get yours now for only $8! When you purchase a CD you help us promote the scene. Thank you in advance for your support!
    Now check out this sweet lineup and order yours now at:
    Get your folkin’ CD here!
    Muddy Folkin' Roots 2014
    Old West Side (The Tillers)
    On My Way To Muddy Roots (Brownbird Rudy Relic)
    Cocaine Bill (Woody Pines)
    Blind Is Blind (Dylan Walshe)
    Cold And Blind (Possessed By Paul James)
    Marshall Law ( The Good Luck Thrift Store Outfit)
    An Old Mountain Tune (Joseph Huber)
    Punk Rock Saved My Life ( Sean Wheeler & Zander Schloss)
    Oh Sinner Man (Exene Cervenka)
    Mystery Of Death (Rachel Brooke)
    Muddy Roots (Urban Pioneers)
    Judas (The Hardin Draw)
    Black Ship (The Dinosaur Truckers)
    They’re After Me (Glade City Rounders)
    Waking Up Hurts (Everymen)
    Oh Death (Goddamn Gallows)
    Dark Strutter (Hangdog Hearts)
    Empty Bottle (Calamity Cubes)
    Freight Train (Speed Buggy)
    In A World That Has Moved On (Heinrich XIII & The Devilgrass Pickers)
    Conquer The World (Smokestack & The Foothill Fury)
    Will The Circle Be Unbroken (The Cracker Swamp Band)


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