Mark Narmore will perform at the Country Music Hall of Fame’s Ford Theatre on Saturday, October 19 at 11:30 AM. Andreas Werner will accompany Mark. Signing of CDs after performance. Entry is included with museum ticket or membership.
Donnie Fritts’ celebration of life will be held on Thursday, October 3 at 7:00 PM at UNA’s Norton Auditorium in Florence AL. Many of Donnie’s friends will speak or perform. Entry is free, please consider donating to the Donnie Fritts Memorial Fund, P.O. Box 3214, Florence, AL 35630.
The Crazy Chester Radio Hour podcast will be back this October with guests including Dick Waterman, David Hood, Leland Sklar, Mickey Buckins and many others.
Andreas Werner will join James LeBlanc & The Winchesters on October 20 at the Shoals Theater in Florence AL for a tribute to Jimmy Johnson and Donnie Fritts during their record release show.
Harvey Thompson, David Hood, Harvey Thompson Jr. and the Shoals Sisters recorded overdubs today at the NuttHouse for Charlie Taylor’s upcoming album with producer Andreas Werner and engineer Jimmy Nutt.
Award winning songwriter/producer Jon Tiven and Crazy Chester’s Andreas Werner got together today at Tiven’s Hormone Studio to write material for upcoming projects. Stay tuned!
AmericanaFest is happening again this week in Nashville, a week full of great musical performances, educational programs and meetings. Crazy Chester’s Andreas Werner is especially looking forward to reunite with Canadian friends Holger Petersen (Stony Plain Records), Doug Cox (Vancouver Island MusicFest) and Peter Chapman (Fallen Tree Records).
Mark Narmore & Funky Chester’s new album Soul Fillin’ Station is now available on CD through our web store before its wide release later this fall. Jimmy Hall, Tommy Talton, Donnie Fritts, Spooner Oldham, Mickey Buckins and the Muscle Shoals Horns guest on it. Get your copy now!
We’re heartbroken to report that our good friend and mentor Jimmy Johnson has just passed away. Jimmy’s legacy is immeasurable. His fingerprints are all over the musical map as rhythm guitarist of the Muscle Shoals Rhythm Section, entrepreneur, engineer and producer.
The Funky Chester Rhythm Section congregated at Creative Workshop today to track a bunch of instrumentals that Andreas Werner wrote for a rootsy movie score. Stay tuned for further developments on this cool project!