Pointing Dog Social Club
May18

Pointing Dog Social Club

  The Pointing Dog Social Club is a 30-minute outdoor/musical variety show produced through a collaboration among lilDRAGON Entertainment (creative team of the Joey + Rory Show), Marshall County Community Theatre, The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency, and Spotted Dog Productions. 🎥 The show is filmed at the famous Dixie Theatre, a classic 1930’s venue located in historic Lewisburg, Tennessee.     The premise...

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Music Man — Rick Clark
Feb21

Music Man — Rick Clark

Anyone who has ever listened to a CD from the Oxford American Magazine’s annual Southern music issue has probably thought, “The guy who picks this song list is a genius!” It turns out THE GUY is Rick Clark who lives in one of our favorite towns, Columbia, Tennessee. Here’s a recent article about Rick: http://validitymag.com/2013/12/tennessee-music-from-the-heart-of-columbia/...

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Big City, the Bus Driver, and Merle
Feb18

Big City, the Bus Driver, and Merle

The fine music writer Marc Myers recently wrote a great story for the Wall Street Journal about how Merle Haggards’s classic, Big City came about:http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB10001424052702304302704579334773204348540  

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Dinah Washington — September in the Rain
Jan14

Dinah Washington — September in the Rain

  The most popular black female recording artist of the 1950s, “The Queen of the Blues”, died young at 39 in the arms of her seventh husband. Although she is most associated with the Chicago music scene, she was born Ruth Lee Jones in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. She changed her name just before joining Lionel Hampton’s band in 1943. She had a string of top 10 R&B hits from 1948 through 1961. September in the Rain...

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Family — No Mule’s Fool
Jan13

Family — No Mule’s Fool

These guys were from Leicester, England — not exactly the South — but this song was perfect for cruising through Mule Town (Columbia, Tennessee) in a 289 4-barrel  ’67 fastback Mustang....

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Leon Russell, Don Nix, Claudia Lennear — Come on into My Kitchen
Jan12

Leon Russell, Don Nix, Claudia Lennear — Come on into My Kitchen

This song is from the legendary “Homewood Sessions” recorded live at the Vine Street Theater in Hollywood in 1971. It was “the first national stereo rock-and-roll TV broadcast” and featured, among others, Don Nix, Claudia Lennear, and Furry Lewis.         Come on into My Kitchen http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bfK2CpH3BHI&feature=related  ...

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