belong to WAMA, a very supportive group for musicians. We urge you to
too! IN 1999, HTC won a
prestigious WAMA award) for DEBUT CD!! Over
the past three years, Honky Tonk
has been nominated for Wammies
in these categories: New Artist; Country, Duo/Group; Mike Woods
instrumentalist and male vocalist); Bobby Martin (Country
Geff King (Country instrumentalist, male vocalist); Diana Quinn
female vocalist) Woo-HOO!!!
venerable Mike Schreibman runs this site, which exists to promote
musicians and artists. One of the premier events they work on is the
Crosstown Jam - we were there last year,
Honky Tonk Confidential, The Fabulettes, Tru Fax & the Insaniacs,
sister band, The
Fabulettes, performs the great girl group music of the 1960s.
Former Fabulette Lisa Ann Wright has a brand new CD, Sweet Bye & Bye.
where to buy alternative country music
Miles of Music -- A great mail order company with its own cool ezine.
Village Records -- The latest and greatest in alt/country, including lots of undiscovered gems. They're based in Arkansas, and the proprietor, Bill Lavery, is as straight-arrow as they come.
Hepcat Records/Distribution -- A way- groovy mail order company in California.
Music Loft -- Well, you can buy
CD there! And guitar strings, and instruments and lessons.
SAM Records and Distribution-- Run by Kevin Johnson himself; he distributes many of the CDs we're on.
ezines a great way to spread the alternative country gospel.
Twangin! Online - Good source for the latest and most fun in alt-country, insurgent country, whatever they call it country. Editrix Cheryl Cline is truly one of a kind! ( Here's our entry in her Directory of Alt-Country Bands.)
Country Standard Time - this is the internet version of the magazine you see in only the coolest venues and record stores.Jeff Remz edits this magazine, which serves up the latest mainstream news as well as underground country reviews and news.
Rural Route -- Garth is the Anti-Hank, and Jeff Wall is St. Peter. Check out his irreverent look at the scene.
-- The grandaddy of alternative country magazines, No Depressions is a
print mag, but this is its presence on the internet.
Twangcast -- We listen to Mike Hays' Twangcast all the time -- it's a website that plays continuous, non-commercial twang 24/7. You can listen to it and keep on working, or whatever, with no interference.
bands/real folksThe Demolition String Band -- We love Elena Skye and her hard-twangin' band from Hoboken, NJ. Her site is
The Dixie Bee-Liners - Buddy Woodward and Brandi Hart have a hell of a good bluegrass band.
The Furs -- We met these guys at one of Diana's
songwriter showcases. Very hip, very cool. We suggest that you
buy their record. Available from them or from us. Check out the store!
Recording Arts -- We do a lot of our recording at Marco Delmar's studio; he really works around our crazy schedules!
Recording -- The creme de la creme on a global scale. One of the best studios, period, and worth
Big Bear Productions, Ltd.
-- Scott Twiford is indeed a Big Bear, with a nice comfy studio. He's
reading listFred on Everything - Our friend Fred Reed writes a wicked column out of Washington, D.C. Funny, sardonic, and often achingly accurate. Fred also came up with the name for the surf-instrumental on our Your Trailer or Mine? -- the song's calle Sancho Panzer.
Hayseed -- The Online Journal for Hillbillies, Rednecks and White Trash.
Modern Twang: An Alternative Country
& Directory -- This is THE definitive encyclopedia of
country music. I can't find its website any more; look for it in your
book/record stories and at amazon.com
htc toolkitAltaVista: Translations - How to say, "Honky Tonk Confidential" in Portugese?
COWPIE Bunkhouse - where we head when we're in need of the right lyrics to a song.
gearFender's Web Site - without Mike and Diana's Teles, and Bobby's Strat, and Geff's Jazz Bass, and the Vibroluxes and the Twins and the Deluxes and even that damn SideKick Reverb, we'd sound a whole lot different!
Hang_M_High Vintage Western Wear - This is we find our wildest western duds!
for the hell of itThe End of the Internet - They're not kidding!