The title is something I use from time-to-time on tweets and such; it was a line that was actually said to me by a caller a few months ago; she said that she used to listen to country music, but had quit because today’s version just wasn’t that good, but then she had discovered Ultimate Twang and it had made her fall in love with country music again. That’s high praise when someone tells you that, and we don’t take it lightly. If you’ve not checked out the program, before, it’s a simple concept; we play classic country music. Nothing newer than 2005. You’ll hear the 90’s new traditionalists, 80’s country-pop, 70’s outlaws, 60’s Nashville Sound, 50’s honky tonk and rockabilly, western from the 30’s and 40’s, even the early string bands of the 20’s. It is literally a history lesson, as well as a show for remembering. So, if you were a high schooler jamming to Alabama and Hank Jr., a young child hearing Loretta Lynn, Charley Pride, or any number of other greats on the stereo at home, or someone who just likes great, vintage music, you’ll be a fan of this show. Join me at 4p ET, this afternoon for another edition of The World Famous Ultimate Twang.
Just click this link to hear the show, or search AshevilleFM on ITunes or TuneIn, or if you are in Asheville, tune in to 103.3FM.
I just wanted to wish everyone a happy 2013! I hope you’ve had a most wonderful holiday season, and as it wraps up, I’m looking forward to getting back into the swing of things, here, with more Classic Album Reviews, Ultimate Twang Radio Shows, and much more! I’m hoping to have some new things, this year, to make your visits even more fun, as well. Thanks for your support!
Not much time to tell you what’s in store, today (taking wife to Moe’s for lunch), but make sure you are here at 4p, EST, this afternoon, for some awesome sounds from days gone by! Dan Seals, Elvis, Porter & Dolly, Kenny & Sheena, Loretta Lynn, Glen Campbell, Eddy Arnold, Brown’s Ferry Four, Red Foley & Ernest Tubb, New Grass Revival, Buck Owens, Reba, Stanley Brothers, just to name a few. Plus, The UT Time Machine stops to this week in 1992, 1983, and 1963.
And be sure to check out and help us with our Kickstarter Fundraising Campaign, as well. The details are on the home page of Asheville Free Media.
To listen, just go to the Asheville Free Media site (click on the name or the banner at the top) and click play. If you can’t make it, this afternoon, then catch one of the encore presentations, Friday at 1p, Sunday at 8a, and Wednesday at 10a. Or, after midnight, tonight, you can go to our show page on the Asheville Free Media site and click on listen under stream link, to hear it, anytime.
Are you ready?? Let’s go! 4p this afternoon!
Greetings from Asheville, where good music is always found on the turntable, in the CD, or in the MP3 player. Well, where have we been? A couple of routes to take with that question. From a personal standpoint, taking the final two weeks off for the holidays, found my family and me back in Indiana for a few days at Christmas. As always, it was a great time, a chance to catch up with the parents and siblings and to see how much the nieces and nephews have grown. It’s also a better chance to have a white Christmas, than if we stayed in the south, however, this year, no such luck, as it was almost as warm in Indianapolis as it was in Asheville.
The second part of that question revolves around if you have tried to view the blog the past couple of days and found it not available. During our time away from North Carolina, spammers attacked the site with a bunch of crap in the comments section, which, in turn, if not immediately flushed out (and since I was away and not following the blog, it didn’t get flushed or deleted), will cause fiasco’s to the servers and force the provider to suspend the account.
The good news is, that all seems to be taken care of, now, and we are back up and going. Next week, I’ll return with some new reviews, and I’m looking at some possibilities of items to add even more interest to the site. Stay tuned for that.
Greetings from Asheville, where good music is always found on the turntable, in the CD player, or in the MP3 player. Here, final preparations are being made for the arrival of ol’ St. Nick, himself. And with everything that goes into getting ready for his arrival, along with the yearly trip from North Carolina to Indiana, it gets pretty busy, around here! As a result, you’ll notice that the blog will be pretty quiet for the next couple of weeks, until New Year’s. As for the Ultimate Twang show, I have a Christmas special scheduled for this week, as we play some classic Country Christmas tunes, beginning at 4p EST on Asheville Free Media. Be sure to tune in.
Have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!