Thursday, May 22, 2008

Backwoods Bash - It's an Outlaw Gang Affair

We practice what we preach.
See you this weekend!


BE GOOD with Backwoods Bash This Weekend
Family Friendly Memorial Day Weekend Event


Austin, TX – It’s finally here. Good music. Good People. Good times. The first ever Backwoods Bash will be this weekend (May 23 - 26) at Thundermoon Ranch and Paintball on Mannford Lake in Oklahoma. This is a completely grassroots family friendly event for the people and by the people. This year’s theme – Be Good.

Come out and help support the charities (TC Lane "Make a Difference" Foundation and Vertical Life Youth Initiatives) and have a Memorial Day Weekend that will go down in HISTORY

That’s right…Backwoods Bash 2008 will be held at the Thundermoon Ranch & Paintball in Mannford, OK, just 15 minutes from Downtown Tulsa and close to Keystone Lake. For directions from 8 different directions, please visit:
http://backwoodsbash.musiclovr.com/backwoodsbash/maps/

Camping is encouraged. There will be a food vendor during part of the weekend, but please plan to bring coolers/grills/snacks/beverages for yourself. This is real camping… people who are planning on camping…bring your own shelter.

Some of the activities to be experienced over the weekend include volleyball, horseshoes, and FREE paintball admission and equipment rental and air at Thundermoon’s “The Castle” – just purchase the paint balls). There will also be event t-shirts available for purchase as well as jewelry, glowsticks, and other items.

Below you will find a snapshot of some of the planned events:

Friday May 23, 2008
Gates open @ 3pm ($5/car for one day or $15/weekend)
Entrance gates close at 10pm

Music Starts @ 7pm
7:00 Cosmic Rush (http://www.myspace.com/thecosmicrush)
8:00 Day Dreamer (http://www.myspace.com/daydreamertunes)
9:00 Damn the Man
10:00 Tech Tonic (http://www.myspace.com/techtonica)
11:00 Super Jam with Will Porter (http://www.myspace.com/willporter)


Saturday, May 24, 2008
Gates open @9am
Entrance gates close at 10pm

Music Starts @ Noon
Noon - Will Porter (http://www.myspace.com/willporter)
1:00PM - Greg Schroeder (http://www.myspace.com/gregschroeder)
2:00PM - Joel Wade (http://www.myspace.com/jwadeband)
3:00PM - Steve Liddell (http://www.myspace.com/steveliddell)
4:00PM – ValerieStar (http://www.myspace.com/valeriestar2006)
5:00PM - Cannonball Sunday (http://www.myspace.com/cannonballsunday)
6:00PM - The Banner Year (http://www.myspace.com/thebanneryear)
7:00PM - Somewhat Lucky (http://www.myspace.com/somewhatluckyband)
8:00PM - Full Service (http://www.fullservicemusic.com)
9:00PM – Ghosts (http://www.myspace.com/ghosts2002)


Sunday, May 25, 2008
9am - Noon Revival – Service and Gospel Singers:
An informal service will be held.
There will also be a gospel choir performing.

2pm Arts & Crafts Festival


Monday, May 26, 2008
Break camp, clean up, and Be Good.

Sponsors of Backwoods Bash 2008 include: American Abstract & Tile, Blue House Media, Box Photography, Creative Concepts, Creek Nation Casino, INsite Austin Entertainment Magazine, MusicLovr, Musick School, Outlaw Entertainment, Rockstar Energy Drink, Thundermoon Ranch, Tom C. Lane & Associates, Up Late with Ben Sumner, and Wade’s RV.

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Backwoods Bash - Line-up and Album Release

You know what... this is our blog and we can promote our stuff too.... so...

How does 20 songs from independent bands who were hand-picked to play the First Ever Backwoods Bash in Oklahoma for only $5 sound to you ?

How about if I told you I helped select the bands?
The bands are playing for free.
The concert benefits charity.
The sales from the digital downloads will go to the bands for their gas money to and from the show.

Would you buy it then?

OK... what if I assure you the music is good... or next time I see you, you can ask for the $5 back?

Here's the skinny:
Each band has also donated music for an Album Backwoods Bash 2008 – Good Music. Good People. Good Times that was released on Cdbaby.com on Tuesday, May 5, 2008. For the next 90 days, this 20-song album will be available for a $5 digital download. "We want to make sure everyone has a chance to listen to these great bands. Most of money raised from the downloads will go right back to the bands in order to pay for their gas and expenses," Trevor Lane said. "These guys are coming from as far away as Dallas and Austin on their own dime."

Fine folks everywhere will be downloading the album by visiting http://cdbaby.com/cd/backwoodsbash2008 and clicking on the "add MP3 to cart" button.



The Official Line-up for the 2008 Backwoods Bash
Noon - Will Porter (http://www.myspace.com/willporter)
1:00PM - Greg Schroeder (http://www.myspace.com/gregschroeder)
2:00PM - Joel Wade (http://www.myspace.com/jwadeband)
3:00PM - Steve Liddell (http://www.myspace.com/steveliddell)
4:00PM – ValerieStar (http://www.myspace.com/valeriestar2006)
5:00PM - Cannonball Sunday (http://www.myspace.com/cannonballsunday)
6:00PM - The Banner Year (http://www.myspace.com/thebanneryear)
7:00PM - Somewhat Lucky (http://www.myspace.com/somewhatluckyband)
8:00PM - Full Service (http://www.fullservicemusic.com)
9:00PM – Ghosts (http://www.myspace.com/ghosts2002)

Thursday, May 1, 2008

Does High School Talent REALLY EXIST?

The element of young talent these days is amazing - especially in light of technology. I hope to be posting some video footage as we work on production of the album for the winners of the CSU and TCC High School Talent Show! The participants were brave, daring, and amazing at times. It made me really wonder if its possible for a bunch of young talent to REALLY have what it takes to make something of themselves. Time will tell with this event, but rest assured that radio, TV, and other local media and corporate sponsors believe in this thing.

Let me introduce a couple of great guys to our local scene, Ben Sumner and Pastor Mike Hill. Nuf said.... these guys know music and understand the importance of news worthy opportunities. They have been quick and kind to sponsor a high school based talent show coordinated and organized by young students (Citizen Student Union or CSU). With commercials on the local TV network, Ben Sumer helped to couple the talent contest with an educational element filled with cash prizes, giveaways, a live DJ, and information about scholarships.

What do you think? Can a group of undeveloped youngsters pull it off?????