Category Archives: Musicians

James Burton: The Teen Who Invented American Guitar

You can listen to the story and hear James Burton’s great Guitar licks here as well. by Ed Ward, Featured Writer, NPR Music What were you doing when you were 16? When he was 16, James Burton was inventing the … Continue reading

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Which Rockabilly Cat Can Claim the Title of King of Rockabilly?

By Buster Fayte, Featured Author, Sad Man’s Tongue No one’s about to argue that Elvis is the King of Rock and Roll. While many will argue about who recorded the first song you could label as “Rockabilly,” it was undeniably … Continue reading

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That Big Ol’ Sun Just Keeps On Shining

By Buster Fayte, Featured Author, Sad Man’s Tongue While there have been far bigger record companies, it’s safe to say that no  record company in history has ever had as formative an influence on the world of  rock and roll … Continue reading

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Rockabilly Giants Formed the Million Dollar Quartet

By Buster Fayte, Featured Author, Sad Man’s Tongue On an auspicious Tuesday in early December, 1956, four of the greatest rock  and roll musicians ever met in the Memphis Recording Services Studios (home of  the famed Sun Records company) for … Continue reading

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Rockabilly: Rock and Roll’s Primitive Form

By Buster Fayte, Featured Author, Sad Man’s Tongue It’s been almost 60 years since music that could be called rock and roll  first started hitting the radio airwaves. Rock music has taken an amazing number  of twists, turns, and alternate … Continue reading

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Johnny Cash’s Rockabilly Path Led In a Different Direction

By Buster Fayte, Featured Author, Sad Man’s Tongue When Elvis changed everything in 1954 with his recording of “That’s All  Right” he charted a definite path for rockabilly music. Many artists that came  after Elvis followed the trail he blazed … Continue reading

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Gotta Have That Rockabilly Look – Really?

By Buster Fayte, Featured Author, Sad Man’s Tongue On my blog recently there’s been a discussion starting about the “rules” of  being a modern rockabilly band. In one of my posts I admitted that when I first  started playing in … Continue reading

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Social Distortion to Rock Yo Punk Asses in Portland & Seattle

by Holly Homan, Featured Writer, East Portland Blog Social Distortion, part Sex Pistols, Part Ramones and a heavy slathering of Johnny Cash are coming to Portland (4/10 & 4/12 at Roseland Theater) and Seattle (4/13 at the Paramount) to whip … Continue reading

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Rockabilly and Tragedy Seem to Have Gone Hand in Hand

By Buster Fayte, Featured Author, Sad Man’s Tongue With all of the joy that has sprung from rockabilly music, it’s sometimes  difficult to fathom the tragedy that seems to have plagued the early pioneers.  Many of the greatest rockabilly artists … Continue reading

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Rockabilly Revivalists Turn Back The Clock

By Buster Fayte, Featured Author, Sad Man’s Tongue Step into a club with a hot rockabilly band on stage and it’s easy to imagine  that someone has turned back the clock. The music can transport you right back  to those … Continue reading

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