DIARY - 4/8/08 - PREVIEW OF EPISODE 10 - SERIES 10
RETRO - A MOOT POINT
country singers Dale Watson and Moot Davis headline Nu Country TV this
Saturday - August 9 - at 8.30 p m on C 31.
Snowy Townsend's Bona Fide Travellers reached back further when they performed
live at the Nu Country Christmas party at Hotel Kew.
But eastern suburbs Melbourne band Jetty Road headed north to make the
video for new single City Lights.
Joe Camilleri struts his stuff with his roots country band Black Sorrows
and Sydney swing combo the Yee Ha Boys return with their new video clip.
DENTON JOINS DALE
Texan roots country singer Dale Watson performs in the video for his
social conscience song Justice For All off his 14th album From
The Cradle To The Grave.
Watson shot the video in Los Angeles with Desperate Housewives star
James Denton - childhood sweetheart of country singer Deanna Carter.
Denton, a part time guitarist, was the lead in the clip directed by
fellow singing actor James Intveld who appeared with Watson in the
1993 Bluebird Café film The Thing Called Love.
That movie starred the late River Phoenix and Sandra Bullock with
cameos by Kevin Welch, Pam Tillis and Garth Brooks second wife - Trisha
Watson recorded his album at a Hendersonville cabin - once owned by
the late Johnny Cash - and now occupied by another Johnny, actor Johnny
Cabin Studio - on 40 acres of woods near Hendersonville - was also locale
for Carlene Carter's recording demos for 10th album Stronger and also
where fellow Texan Billy Joes Shaver recorded his gospel album Everybody's
Knoxville, who also played the late country singer Gram Parsons' body
snatcher Phil Kaufman in the Grand Theft Parsons movie, missed
out on his video cameo.
"Johnny Knoxville got held up at the airport," Dale revealed
of the song inspired by a trial that he saw on television about a real
life revenge killing.
"James Denton played the avenging father whose child was killed but
the guy gets off on technicalities and father grabs the jailer's gun and
shoots the guy. He's sentenced to death and is vilified by the state.
So it's not justice at all - but in their eyes it is."
Instead he appeared in another Watson video Hollywood Hillbilly
after winning fame for his role as Kaufman in Grand Theft Parsons.
Kaufman and Australian road manager Michael Martin stole the body of Parsons,
26, from Van Nuys Airport in Los Angeles in September, 1973, and burned
it at Joshua Tree in the California desert.
The creative cut-rate cremation was a sequel to a death pact made two
months earlier by Parsons and Kaufman at the funeral of Byrds guitarist
Clarence White, killed by a drunk driver.
Ironically, Grand Theft Parsons featured at the Nashville film
festival on the same bill as the Nick Brenner directed docco on Nu
Watson, 44 and father of three daughters, is no stranger to movies.
Art imitated life for Dale when cast with David Carradine in the movie
Director Zalman King (9 1/2 Weeks and Red Shoe Diaries)
decided Watson's tragic life was worthy of a documentary and made it instead.
CLICK HERE for a Watson
feature from the Diary on February 21, 2007.
CLICK HERE for a review from our
concert reviews on February 28, 2007.
Jersey born retro country singer Moot Davis returns to Nu Country
TV with live footage of his song Last Train Home from second
album Already Moved On.
Pete Anderson produced the Davis disc for his Little Dog Records label.
Anderson toured here as lead guitarist for famed Kentucky born singing
actor Dwight Yoakam on his first Australian sojourn in 1996.
Another Davis song Whiskey Town was used in academy award winning
Hollywood movie Crash.
was also featured in the second Dukes Of Hazzard movie in 2005
with Texan legend Willie Nelson, Jessica Simpson and many more.
The original TV show featured the late, great Waylon Jennings as narrator
and also performing his song The Good Ole Boys.
Davis's music is deeply rooted in the Bakersfield sound.
But Moot, born in famed Jersey city Trenton, recently boomeranged to Nashville
where he first settled in 2001.
At one stage he planned to relocate to New Zealand.
The former pool builder also earned royalties from his songs in horror
hit The Hills Have Eyes and an Irish independent film Small
Moot scored his break on WDVR-FM - a radio station in Sergeantsville -
in his home state.
He was featured on a live weekly hillbilly radio show Heartlands Hayride
and cut a demo that lured him to Nashville.
Fellow retro Texan honky-tonker Rosie Flores, who scored airplay on Nu
Country FM and High In The Saddle and Acid Country on RRR and PBS-FM,
suggested Moot send his demos to Anderson.
Davis credits Flores, who toured here early in the millennia, for his
launch and desire to perform here.
Further info - www.mootdavis.com
FINDS COMFORT IN BLACK SORROWS
Melbourne singer-songwriter Joe Camilleri debuts on Nu Country TV with
his band The Black Sorrows.
The group performs a video of their song Comfort Me from 2006 CD
Joe produced the first country album by prolific Geelong born Golden Guitar
winner Adam Harvey.
Camilleri and writing partner Nick Smith have collaborated on a vast variety
of songs during for the Black Sorrows and The Revelators.
Joe and Nick also wrote eight new songs on Bakelite Radio (Volume
Camilleri, who arrived in Australia from Malta at the age of two, started
in a quartet at university with Captain Matchbox guitarist Dave Flett
- latter day musical partner of country singer Suzie Dickinson.
Former Nu Country FM DJ Gary Young was also the drummer in Camilleri's
band Jo Jo Zep & The Falcons.
Further info - www.theblacksorrows.com.au/
band Jetty Road - featuring twin sisters Lee and Paula Bowman - returns
to Nu Country TV with its video for second album title track City
The quartet - featuring multi-instrumentalists Julian Sammut and Simon
Ross - filmed it in the shadows of the Sydney Harbour Bridge and other
Dirt Road-City Lights features 11 of their original songs.
Also on the album is modern day, real life Gothic murder song Brother
The Bowman sisters hail from Nungurna near Lakes Entrance and Bruthen
in far East Gippsland.
was written after Lee heard the true story of a brother and sister forced
by their parents to bury their siblings in the backyard after the parents
song doesn't spell out all the circumstances - it just refers to 'things
of pure evilness' - but the story really disturbed me when I heard it,"
Lee Bowman revealed. "The girl involved, Luz Ricardo, is now a woman,
and has managed to transcend her past and is studying for a law degree.
She's a real inspiration, and her courage is really what made us write
the song," Lee said.
Jetty Road performs extensively in Australia and New Zealand and this
year played in Nashville and Canada at the Dauphin Country festival.
The band did two shows on the prestigious bill featuring Georgian born
stars Alan Jackson and Travis Tritt and Emerson Drive - a Canadian band
who also topped U.S. charts.
Dauphin is Canada's longest running country music festival.
Further info - www.jettyroad.com
The Yeehaa Boys also return with a video of new single Can Ya Feel
The band was formed from the ashes of Noiseworks, Ted Mulry Gang &
Former Mulry Gang member Mick Buckley created the band after a six-year
sojourn in the Deep South of the U.S.
Buckley soaked up western swing while working in Texas, New Orleans, Florida
The Yeehaa Boys released two singles Playin' 8 Ball in mid-2006
and more recently Shake Baby (Do Ya Stuff).
Next came their self-titled The Yeehaa Boys album launched at the
famed Basement in Sydney.
Further info - http://www.theyeehaaboys.com/
SNOWY TOWNSEND'S BONA FIDE TRAVELLERS
organic Bona Fide Travellers return with a live song from our Hotel Kew
They perform their drinking ode 27 Years Of Beers.
The band later opened for celebrated American comedienne Kacey Jones and
stone country star Becky Hobbs during our live concert special at The
Noise Bar at the Railway Hotel in Brunswick.
CLICK HERE for a Bona
Fide Travellers review from our concert section on February 1, 2008.
JONES CDS AND TEE SHIRTS TOO
has donated autographed copies of her acclaimed tribute CD to the late,
legendary Texan singer-songwriter Mickey Newbury to Nu Country.
Nu Country has featured the CD video clips San Francisco Mabel Joy
and Lie To Me Darlin' featuring Texan singer-songwriters Kris
Kristofferson and Waylon Payne.
The CD - to be released here in July - is one of many rewards for viewers
to become members or renew their much-appreciated memberships.
Kacey also autographed tee shirts and posters for Nu Country members.
For your $22 membership and postage you can take your pick of Kacey memorabilia.
We have limited supplies so please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
ADAM BRAND CD-DVD PRIZES
We have more
good tidings for viewers wanting to join Nu Country TV and keep us on
air in Victoria, Queensland, South Australia and New Zealand.
Major independent label Compass Brothers has donated autographed copies
of Adam Brand's seventh disc Blame It On Eve for viewers who become
Nu Country members or renew their membership.
The CD has a bonus DVD of the making of the album and the video clip of
Get On Down The Road that we aired on our show.
Adam also did an exclusive interview with Nu Country TV that we have broken
up into two episodes during Series #10.
We have limited supplies of Adam's big selling CD-DVD so please email
us first at email@example.com
so we can allocate your reward.
Adam performed at Crown Casino in Melbourne on August 2 with Compass Brothers
stable-mates James Blundell and The Sunny Cowgirls.
CLICK HERE for the Adam Brand
interview from the Diary on March 3, 2008.
WIN CATHERINE BRITT AND MELINDA SCHNEIDER DISCS
We also have
the latest CDS by Aussie stars Melinda Schneider and Catherine Britt as
a reward for new members and renewing members.
Melinda hosts an upcoming episode of Nu Country and has donated copies
of her fifth CD Be Yourself.
And Catherine and her record company ABC-Warner provided autographed copies
of her third CD Little Wildflower.
We have limited supplies of Melinda and Catherine's big selling CDs so
please email us first at firstname.lastname@example.org
so we can allocate your reward.
NELSON BOOK PRIZES
We also celebrated
Shotgun Willie Nelson's 75th birthday on April 30 with a special giveaway
of his collectors' book.
We have limited stock of Willie Nelson - The Collected Writings Of
A Living Legend - The Facts Of Life And Other Dirty Jokes.
The book, featuring yarns, jokes and Willie Nelson song lyrics, is the
latest addition to our prize treasure trove.
It's available for viewers wanting to become members or current members
wishing to renew membership.
Please email us at email@example.com
for a chance to win a copy of this book with your membership.
We also have autographed copies of Mike Brady's new album Country To
Country and others by Troy Cassar-Daley, Tania Kernaghan and Arizona
singer Billy Wyatt.
CLICK HERE for our Membership Page.
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