Rockabilly legend Ronnie Hawkins is selling his massive estate in the Kawarthas

Rockabilly legend Ronnie Hawkins is selling his massive estate in the Kawarthas
“Rompin” Ronnie Hawkins doesn’t have as much name recognition today as he did in the 1960s, when his musical stylings and on-stage charisma helped foster a now-legendary rock-and-roll scene on Yonge Street that spawned a generation of Canadian musicians.
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Rockabilly Hall of Fame inducts 2 family members at once
JACKSON, Tenn. — It was a historic moment Saturday at the International Rockabilly Hall of Fame as music lovers inducted and honored two family members at once. “It’s just an honor to get inducted w ith Eddie,” Bobby Cochran said. “I mean, he has …

Barretta: Mack Allen Smith a ‘Rockabilly Addict’
On the title track of his new CD, Greenwood’s Mack Allen Smith sings, “Well I’m growing old and it may sound silly, but I still love my rockabilly / I can’t explain it so please don’t ask me why / I’ll be a rockabilly addict till I die.”
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Rockabilly musician finds fame after 50 years

Rockabilly musician finds fame after 50 years
Billy Harlan was never a rockabilly star. But to hear him tell it, he went from side man straight to legend. After a glimpse at stardom in the late 1950s, the 78-year-old bass player from Muhlenberg County, Ky., experienced a lifetime of ordinary until he …
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Rockabilly Zombie Weekend (2013)
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Rockabilly Renaissance
She’s the Queen of Rockabilly and she’s not ready to put down her crown. A musical icon from the late ’50s to mid ’70s, Wanda Jackson experienced a late-career renaissance since word leaked that she’d be working with Jack White in 2009.
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Latest Rockabilly News

musicRockabilly Model Linh England on Her New Pinup Charity
Linh England is currently in the running to win the Miss Viva Las Vegas Pin-Up Contest, part of a rockabilly celebration this April. Voting ended over the weekend, and now the Colorado native is waiting to hear the results. England has been involved in the …
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Rockabilly Riot: Brian Setzer Discusses His New Album of All-Out Rockabilly Originals
Brian Setzer will release a new studio album, Rockabilly Riot: All Original — a straight-ahead rockabilly album from start to finish — August 12 via Surfdog Records. The album is the followup to 2011’s Setzer Goes Instru-Mental! The album, which …

Create a Rockabilly Poster With Vector Set 22 – Part I
The very talented Steve Knerem is the guest artist behind a majority of the content of our vector set 22. In this tutorial, he shows us how to assemble a rad rockabilly poster using various elements of the set, a bit like what Jeff did for us when we …


Rockabilly & Latinos: A Remixing Case

musicRockabilly & Latinos: A Remixing Case
I visited the 15th annual Viva Las Vegas Rockabilly Weekender this past April. I remember distinctly my very first Viva Las Vegas (VLV) in 2007 and I couldn’t help but notice how things have grown. To call VLV a weekender is a bit of an understatement.

Jerry Naylor’s tribute to rockabilly
Jerry Naylor’s tribute to rockabilly Former Crickets singer, Jerry Naylor, talks about paying tribute to rockabilly icons, such as Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, and Buddy Holly, with his new album. He also reveals why he gets emotional over his single, ‘I …
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American Routes Shortcuts: Jerry Lee Lewis
This week, it’s Rock and Soul from Memphis to Muscle Shoals. Here’s host Nick Spitzer with Sun Records rockabilly piano man, Jerry Lee Lewis. Jerry Lee Lewis Credit American Routes Listen Listening… 5:04 Host Nick Spitzer interviews Jerry Lee Lewis …
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Latest Rockabilly News

musicKorean rockabilly dominates global music competition
The Korean rockabilly band Streetguns beat out almost 10,000 other unsigned musical acts around the world to be named Global Winner in the 2016 Hard Rock Rising “Rock Local / Win Global” showcase, on June 20. The contest, sponsored by Hard Rock …
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How Brian Setzer wrings classic rockabilly sound from modern recording
The avatar for authentic rockabilly looks exactly like Brian Setzer. The perpetually pompadoured, once-and-forever cool cat has been waving the checkered rockabilly flag for four decades and counting, and his personal arbiter for quality is as strong as ever.
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Effingham chamber gears up for Oktoberfest
23 and 24. New additions are the big Rockabilly FallOut Car Show, a military display area and tethered hot air balloon rides. The children’s activity area will be large again this year with bungee jumps, games and a water walk where kids get inside a …
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Latest Rockabilly News

musicRockabilly musician finds fame after 50 years
After a glimpse at stardom in the late 1950s, the 78-year-old bass player from Muhlenberg County, Ky., experienced a lifetime of ordinary until he recently discovered fame among European fans he never knew he had. “I marvel at it, actually,” Harlan …
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Entertainment Guide
BLACK SHEEP PUB AND RESTAURANT, 51 N. Main St., Ashland, 541-482-6414. Sundays, Celtic music jam, 2-5 p.m., no cover. • BOOMTOWN SALOON, 105 W. California St., Jacksonville, 541-702-2252. Dec. 12,Robbie Da Costa Band, rockabilly, blues, …
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Rockabilly Mafia Dolls
The Olympian is pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what’s in the news. Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere on the site or in the newspaper. We encourage lively, open debate on the …
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1950s live on at Rockabilly Expo and Rocky Mountain Tattoo Showdown and Body

music1950s live on at Rockabilly Expo and Rocky Mountain Tattoo Showdown and Body
The Rockabilly Expo and Rocky Mountain Tattoo Showdown and Body Art Convention will share the space at the Mortgage Solutions Financial Expo Center on Friday and Saturday. One admission price gets you access to both events. “It’s like stepping into …
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Rock ‘n’ roll at Bundaberg’s first rockabilly festival
IF BRIGHT red lips, heels and tattoos along with blend of blues and country takes your fancy, go along to Bundaberg’s first rockabilly festival as it swings into gear on Saturday. The Blue Water Beach Family Rockabilly Festival will be held at the Blue …
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The Story of Rockabilly in Westville
Formed in 2014 by ace guitarist Andy Turrell, The Story of Rockabilly includes the dynamic Marion Loudon on vocals, the talented Jill Murraybrown on Bass Guitar as well as trying her hand on the Upright Bass, and the legendary Francois Hardy on drums …
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