A group of songwriters from Denmark visited Muscle Shoals yesterday during a trip sponsored by the Danish Songwriters Guild. Crazy Chester's Andreas Werner took them to FAME, Muscle Shoals Sound and the NuttHouse, they ate great food and met some of the architects of the Muscle Shoals sound.
The Swamp Fest songwriters series returns to the Florence Visitor Center during Handyfest on July 20, 21, 22, 27 and 28 (shows start at 2:00 PM). This year's lineup is Angela Hacker, James LeBlanc, Donnie Fritts, Russell Mefford, Daniel Market, Mitch Mann, Pat Huggins, Mark Narmore and Lenny LeBlanc. The lineup is curated by Crazy Chester's Andreas Werner.
Crazy Chester Records will release Jacye Guerin's debut album That Was Then on August 31. The Andreas Werner produced album features performances by the Muscle Shoals Horns and members of the Swampers, the Wallflowers and Bob Seger's Silver Bullet Band.
Donnie Fritts, accompanied by Andreas Werner, will play at the The Burt in Lexington KY as part to the Harry Dean Stanton Fest on Saturday July 14 at 9:00PM.
Season 2 of the Crazy Chester Radio Hour music talk podcast will launch on July 23 with all new weekly episodes on iTunes, YouTube, Soundcloud, TuneIn and Stitcher. Stay tuned!
The Cowboy reunion album 10'll Getcha Twenty will be released on Crazy Chester Records on August 1. The Johnny Sandlin produced album features all 6 original members including Scott Boyer and Tommy Talton and Laid Back area members Randall Bramblett and Bill Stewart.
This weekend, Donnie Fritts will play a couple of duo shows with Andreas Werner on Friday, June 29 at Musicians Corner in Nashville (7:00PM) and on Saturday, June 30 at Champy's in Muscle Shoals (8:30PM).
The Muscle Shoals Allstars including David Hood, Clayton Ivey, Will McFarlane, Lynn Williams (pictured at soundcheck) and singers Carla Russell, Donnie Fritts, Charles "Wing" Walker, Jerry Jones and Chilly Bill Rankin headlined the Helen Keller Festival in Tuscumbia on June 23.
From June 5 to 8, Crazy Chester Records participated again at MIDEM in Cannes, France, the world's leading music business conference.