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NEW CD RELEASES JUNE 3, 2014

Our national debut album, 'Love is the Devil' brings the sounds of Mississippi's Hill Country right up from the streets of Manhattan. We are really proud of the way these 13 songs turned out--frontman Bill Hammer wrote most of them, and they all feature the incredible Melissa Tong on fiddle. We were lucky enough to have members of the Kimbrough family record with us in Mississippi, and we cut half of the tracks back home with our New York band. More about the CD rollout and release shows in the days to come. Check out the press releases and new bio, too.

 

EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW OF LOVE IS THE DEVIL

For those attending the Juke Joint Festival in Clarksdale in April, we will be introducing Love is the Devil in an exclusive preview for the Festival. We'll be in front of Cat Head from 3:00-4:00 on Friday, April 11. Playing a little, chatting a little... Official national release date is not until June 3.

If you can't make the Festival, you can listen to three of the songs right here under Music. 

 

JUKE JOINT FESTIVAL, Clarksdale, MS, April 11-12

Pork Chop Willie will be playing several shows during the Juke Joint Festival in Clarksdale. As in the past, we will be joined on stage by Hill Country greats (some of whom appear on the new album). So far we are booked to play at the Juke Joint Chapel at the Shack Up Inn on Friday at 5:00 and the legendary Red's Blues Club on Saturday at 5:00. We are likely to be asked to play one other show.  Check back for details. We just love playing the Juke Joint Festival! It's great to see the friends we've made there over the years.

 

RADIO INTERVIEWS COMING UP, APRIL 10 AND 11

Bill and Melissa will appear on the famed King Biscuit Hour, broadcast on KFFA in Helena, Arkansas (103.1 FM and 1360 AM) on April 10th at 12:15 pm.  If you are not in Helena, you can listen to the show live streamed at http://www.kffa.com/index_temp3.cfm?CustomPageID=169.  They will also be on WROX in Clarksdale, Mississippi (105.7 FM and 1450 AM) on April 11 at 9:00 am.  If you're not attending the Juke Joint Festival in Clarksdale--which you should be--you can listen to the live streaming at http://www.wroxradio.com.

 

SUNDAY NIGHT JUKE JOINT, Nashville, TN, April 13.

And the road back from Clarksdale leads right through Music City and a gig sponsored by the Nashville Blues Society at the unique Old Time Pickin' Parlor (A&E's hit series "American Pickers" is based right next door). This will be our first time at this monthly hip-shake, and we'll be joined by Ryan Lee Crosby. The series is filmed for broadcast on a forthcoming tv series, and we'll let you know details as soon as we have them. Time: 7-9pm. Place: Old Time Pickin' Parlor, 1200 Clinton Street, Nashville, TN (BYOB).

 

 


 



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