Bits of Obits

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We’d like to dedicate this moment of time to GF’s founding father – Clem Sayer as he continues to venture on ward, a-midst thee eternal tangle of the cosmos…or as he simply put it : “Pickin and Grinnin” –   Mar 14th 1938 — Feb 15 2011

His dog, “Duncan” passed away earlier this month on February the 8th 2015.

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BROTHER DEAR ANOTHER YEAR

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We’ll we’ve made it folks.  Thanks to everyone who came, went, bent and lent their energy into making 2014.  Here’s to hoping and wishing you all a fruitful year tomorrow.

Happy Hallows EVE

We here at GF would like to extend our evening invitation to all lovely folks who DARE come out to enter thee Ole Haunted SCHOOL HOUSE and Community Center (via Sandy Cross, GA) for “HALLOWEEN SWAGGER: Pt. 2” which is once again being presented TONIGHT by our friend  Josh Harper.

Performing guests will include Megan Jean and the KFB – all the way from Charleston SC and Harper’s own Rabies Scythe Fight which should get this party started promptly at 7pm (SHARP).  There is even word (all-be-it most likely a dirty rumor) that Georgia Native stand-up guy / comedian REXX HOWARD will be hosting a private set from the woodshed located directly behind the school house which will include complimentary face-painting.

Rexx Howard at Motel 8 by WJAY

Rexx Howard appearance at Motel 8

Official statement from the promoter :    “Better than prom?? Yes!  Better than life? You bet!! (Did you just feel that destiny in the air?)  Come on out this ain’t no breakfast club, it’s Halloween Swagger part 2”

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All bodies are suggested to appear in costume and donations are hauntingly accepted to help with costs / bands.   Please act responsible or we’ll be forced to cast the rains of hell fire down upon you in a timely fashion.  The event is located at 2980 Sandy Cross Road, Royston, Ga 30662 and you are encouraged to RSVP here

RIP Boogie Brown

Boogie by WJAYGypsy Farm mourns the passing of it’s executive producer on July 15th due to a hit and run on the Nancy Hart parkway.  Known far and wide by many for 10+ years, we are honored to have been blessed with the good fortune of crossing paths with one BOOGIE BROWN, aka ‘The Boog” and hold hope that our spirits be tangled again.

“When ole Boog died, he died so hard he shook the ground in my backyard”

Boogie / LOBBY

 

Photo credits : (Top / WJAY) (Bottom / Rob Lomax)

Video by Trevor Anderson / Guitar by Tim Peyton

 

 

 

 

“OUT OF PLACE” / GH and the Sumthin Sumthins

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As a fall breeze slithers through GF this morning, we pass on to you an original strum by Garett Hatch (and the sumthin sumthins), ripped from his solo effort seperate of thee band MOTHER THE CAR, currently finishing their debut LP at GF studio.  Please enjoy this video/song “OUT OF PLACE” below from Hatch’s home-recording sessions :

Catch MTC with The Shoal Creek Stranglers at the Soul Bar in Augusta, GA on Nov 14th 200013. STAY TOONED FOR Exciting news from GFR!

MEET : COWBOY SLIM

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Whilst sponging up the Nashville skyline, via a venue known as “The Nursing Home” I arose to the lawn with a glass of cheap chardonnay and managed to capture this fabulous song-writer, Cowboy Slim.  He strung out an entire grab bag of wit, comprised with the usual hooks, but some how presented it all in a fresh fashion, “exciting and inviting” my mind back to fallen folk pickers such as the late Randell Hylton

Please watch and share this video of COWBOY SLIM’s original, “Just In Case You Fall In Love With Me” -from the grassy hills of Nashville, TennesSEE :

Visit Cowboy Slim’s WEBSITE

Special thanks to GYPSY field crew William Campbell, WJAY

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Snippet of Lake HARTWELL, circa 2008/2012.

Test ROLL / Produced by WJAY GFF

WAX / THE HUMMS / “Close Your Ears”