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Jub Jam 2018 Preview with George Dunham

Good Causes, Interviews, Jub Jam, Show Coverage By April 16, 2018 No Comments

Galleywinter’s M.O. has always been “Support Music You Love” and that mantra extends to other aspects of our lives, including supporting good causes. Last year we began covering Jub Jam, a charity event put on by George “Jub Jub” Dunham, morning drive radio host of our favorite sports radio station, Dallas-Fort Worth’s “The Ticket” (KTCK 1310 AM, 96.7 FM). It’s a night of live Texas Music and a charity auction, all benefitting The Senior Source, an organization providing medical and other social services to the elderly. Another worthy line up is set with recurring Jub Jammers – Bobby Duncan, Steve Helms, Kylie Rae Harris, and Michael Padgett all performing.  The P1s will get to see The Gordon Keith Band and George’s band, The Bird Dogs will hit the stage before giving it up for headliners No Dry County and Cody Jinks.

Seven years in, Jub Jam has outgrown its previous home at the historic Kessler Theater and hopes to get comfy at its new digs – Southside Music Hall at Gilley’s. Despite being a bigger boat, tickets for the event are scarce, but you can still get your hands on some by going to www.theticket.com.

Last year’s coverage included ALL the Jub Jam, with history plus a slew of interviews from musicians (Flatland Cavalry, Steve Helms, etc.) and Ticket on-air hosts. This year will be similar, so check back in the coming weeks for follow up video, interviews, photos and maybe a failed bit or two.

To kick this thing off, I sat down with George and the good folks at The Senior Source to do a Jub Jam Preview. We talk about the event, artists, special guests, and touch the sports page with random Rangers stuff. Enjoy.

Final Note: our podcast boys from The Co-Write (Bobby Duncan and Donovan Dodd, our own BaD radio if you please) will also be there. Come hang with us on April 19th at Gilley’s and enjoy a great night of live music and help raise money for a good cause.

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In Retrospect: Jeremy Plato and The Departed look back on his country roots

Album Reviews, Interviews, Jeremy Plato, The Departed By November 5, 2016 Tags: , , , , No Comments

Jeremy Plato and Cody Canada have been making music together for close to two decades and the core of their sound has always been rock ‘n’ roll mixed with their Red Dirt roots. While Cody usually spearheads The Departed by doing most of the writing and singing, Jeremy is always there providing the bass line that’s often the backbone to the song. But anybody that’s followed these guys since their Cross Canadian Ragweed days knows that Plato can sing…and he does it really well. He’s been on harmony vocals since the beginning and those harmonies are what make “On Your Own” and “Mexican Sky” two of my favorite Ragweed deep cuts.

As time has passed we’ve seen Plato take the lead here and there, but with their latest project “In Retrospect” it’s all Jeremy Plato and there’s zero rock ‘n’ roll. Instead we get an album that pays homage to many of outlaw country’s founders – Johnny Paycheck, Charlie Walker, Buck Owens, George Jones, and of course, Merle Haggard. A few weeks back I had the privilege of talking to Jeremy Plato about the album, what inspired it, how things have been going for The Departed.

If you are a fan of die hard, old school country you’ll love “In Retrospect,” but any Texas/Okie music fans should check it out regardless. You can find it on iTunes and Amazon Music, or even better, go see a Jeremy Plato and The Departed at a live show and buy it there.

 

P.S. I got to see The Departed back in September perform a few of these songs during a taping of The Texas Music Scene. I had a great time and I’ve got a blog post covering that trip coming soon. I’ll be talking about The Departed, Jason Boland, Mike McClure and Shinyribs!

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