Smoke On The Water Festival, Florence AL

For the third year in a row, Andreas Werner of Crazy Chester Records helped curate the music lineup for Florence, Alabama's Smoke On The Water BBQ Festival that will take place on Saturday, April 28 at McFarland Park. Mitch Mann and the Mojo Mixers will kick off the event at 10:30AM followed by more great bands.

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Crazy Chester Records at MIDEM

Crazy Chester Records will be participating at this year's music industry convention Midem in Cannes, France from June 5 to 8. MIDEM is the leading international B2B music event for key players from the music ecosystem to forge business connections and explore current music trends.

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Mark T. Jordan on the Crazy Chester Radio Hour

Mark T. Jordan played keyboards with Van Morrison, Dave Mason, Bonnie Raitt, Olivia Newton-John, Lyle Lovett, Jackson Browne and many others. His band Big Shoes has a new album out called Step On It! Check it out on iTunes, YouTube, SoundCloud, TuneIn, Stitcher or right HERE.

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Carla Russell Record Release Events

We'll celebrate the release of Carla Russell & The Muscle Shoals Allstars' new album with record release events in Huntsville (Monday, April 2, 7:00 PM at Hopper’s), Nashville (Tuesday, April 3, 6:00 PM at Creative Workshop) and Florence (Friday, April 6, 6:00 PM at Gold Record Room). C'mon by, celebrate the release with us and get your own copy!

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Session at Creative Workshop

Lynn Williams (drums & percussion), Mark Narmore (piano & organ), Andreas Werner (producer, guitar & piano) and Paul Ossola (electric & upright bass) did a full day tracking session with engineer Joe Funderburk this past Friday, March 16 at Creative Workshop in Nashville for various upcoming projects.

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Women of Muscle Shoals Music Panel - March 17

Florence/Lauderdale Tourism and the Muscle Shoals National Heritage Area will host the Women of Muscle Shoals Speakers Panel on March 17 at 2 PM in the Florence/Lauderdale Tourism Visitor Center located in McFarland Park in Florence, Alabama. Carla Russell, Marie Lewey and Donna Jean Godchaux-MacKay will be interviewed by record producer and Crazy Chester Records owner Andreas Werner.

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Donnie Fritts at City Winery Nashville

On Sunday, March 11 at 7 PM, Donnie Fritts will play a duo show accompanied by Andreas Werner at the City Winery in Nashville. Don Gallardo will open the show, followed by a screening of the Undeniably Donnie mini documentary. Get your tickets HERE.

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Songs of the Shoals

SONGS OF THE SHOALS featuring Donnie Fritts, Angela Hacker, James LeBlanc, Lenny LeBlanc, Russell Mefford, Mark Narmore, Spooner Oldham, Carroll Quillen, N.C. Thurman and Travis Wammack took place this past Saturday, March 3, at the NuttHouse Recording Studio in Muscle Shoals in front of a sold out crowd. The show was hosted by Crazy Chester Records and produced by Andreas Werner.

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Session at the NuttHouse

This past Saturday, March 3, Mark Narmore, David Hood, Lynn Williams and Andreas Werner recorded a handful of new songs for a pair of upcoming projects at the NuttHouse in Muscle Shoals with Jimmy Nutt engineering.

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Mojo Mixers & Friends at Champy's

Mitch Mann & The Mojo Mixers and friends Donnie Fritts, Russell Mefford, James LeBlanc, Angela Hacker, Kelvin Holly and Steve Vickery played a show at Champy's in Muscle Shoals for the German press on Thursday, March 1.

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Muscle Shoals Meets The Beatles Show

Donnie Fritts and Andreas Werner performed "Come Together" on the Muscle Shoals Meets The Beatles show this past Saturday in Florence, Alabama. The lineup included the Fiddleworms, the Decoys, the Muscle Shoals Horns, Jimmy Hall, Donna Jean Godchaux and many others. The benefit show was organized by Russell Mefford.

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Rob Galbraith on the Crazy Chester Radio Hour

Rob Galbraith is the guest on the latest episode of the Crazy Chester Radio Hour. Rob discovered R&B legend Clifford Curry and has been Ronnie Milsap’s longtime producer in addition to releasing a handful of funky albums as an artist. Check it out on iTunes, YouTube, SoundCloud, TuneIn, Stitcher or right HERE.

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