Posts Tagged ‘Dwight Yoakam’

Random news: Ransom Pride Trailer, Todd Snider Book, Chris Knight Pre-Order, etc…

Just some random tidbits here:

  • Last Rites of Ransom Pride (outdated and non-representative of the real movie) trailer is now online and viewable, this is the movie that stars Kris Kristofferson, Dwight Yoakam, and script by Ray Wylie Hubbard (more info on the site) EDIT: According to Judy Hubbard this is not the trailer for the movie, rather a scene that was shot last year to drum up support for the movie. The real movie is set to debut at this year’s Toronto Film Festival in September. More info here. Here’s to hoping an official trailer comes out soon.
  • Todd Snider divulged in a recent interview with Paste that he is working on a book based on his infamous stories. Said he gave the writer Dennis Cook a copy of the Moondawg’s Tavern boot, a few phone numbers, and told him to find the “real story”. Book is going to be called “Almost Everything I Say Is True
  • Chris Knight announced The Trailer Tapes II will be released this September, but….BUT!…you can pre-order now and get an immediate download & get the physical CD in the mail (some have already gotten their’s, and early reviews are that this thing is as good as the first Trailer Tapes)
  • Good news for you Backsliders fans out there. Chip Robinson (lead singer of The Backsliders) has a new one coming out in November on Red River Records called Mylow, which can also be pre-ordered and they will feature custom packaging, signature, and early shipment
  • Speaking of, Red River Records is run by Kasey Anderson, who has announced an EP of four additional songs taken from the session for his Way Out West album released earlier this year. EP will be available on August 25th, and pre-orders get access to an exclusive bonus track

News: Ray Wylie Hubbard talks about his upcoming movie

Yes that’s right….movie. Now he’s not starring in this movie (sadly, cause he would make a great cantankerous old cowboy), but he wrote the screenplay, and if it’s anything like his music you know it’s going to be fucking good. It’s a late era western, set in 1911 and who did he get to star in it? Well 2 of my favorites Kris Kristofferson and Dwight Yoakam to name a couple. Also stars W. Earl Brown of Deadwood, and strangely…..Jason Priestly. I can not fucking wait for this movie…..it is the thing I am most excited about in 09!

Read more about The Last Rites Of Ransom Pride here

Now the reason for this post, is this great interview where RWH talks about the movie, and he then plays a song from the movie…..and damn I’m loving this song…..can’t wait for his next album, whether it’s a soundtrack to this movie or a real album…..can…..not…..wait!!!!

Dwight Yoakam – Live on KPFK FM 1985

Another fantastic boot. This one is an early Dwight radio appearance on KPFK 90.7 in LA. Lots of great music and interesting interviews on here (check out when Dwight talks about his early punk fans). Dwight is plugging his first album “Guitars, Cadillacs, Etc…” prior to it’s pickup by the majors. That’s right, back when Dwight was on an indy label called Oak records. He is anxious, eager, full of piss and vinegar and raw country talent. If you’re a fan of country music surely you won’t want to pass this up, and pick up his excellent first album too (if you don’t have it of course). A couple years ago a 2-disc reissue of it was put out complete with early demos and a killer 1986 live show.
MP3 @ 192
Dwight Yoakam – Live on KPFK