With 2019 well on it’s way to becoming one of the hottest years on record, we are plain jubilant with the announcement of a new song from the king of country strange – fittingly titled “This Heat”
“Creepy steel guitar and haunting vocals! I didn’t think it was possible to get chills because of a song about the heat.”
– WLHR radio host Michael “Porkchop” Branch
“This Heat” debuted Friday morning on 92.1 WLHR radio in Lavonia, GA.
Stream and share Uncle Goo’s latest single via the bandcamp link:
Debuting high on the parkertown yodel-charts this morning comes “Country Strange Vol. 1” featuring a modest collection of original country songs pinned by long-running Gypsy Farm associate Uncle Goo a.k.a Garrett Chase Carpenter. We first got a taste of this sweet medicine back in the ladder part of 2018 with the release of two singles “I’m Tired” b/w “Mallory”.
“It’s all here folks – country and western tunes of loathe, love and gout.” says associate producer and graphic designer WJAY. As per usual, the standard GF band of cronies provide solid backing through-out the entire playlist given wing with the addition of pedal steel picker Matt “Pistol” Stoessel and lead guitarist Jake Stargel.
Country Strange Vol. 1 is available January 2nd on all streaming platforms including bandcamp and digipak CD.
Tune in to 92.1 FM WLHR Lake Hartwell Radio on January 4th to hear local DJ Porkchop sit down for an interview with Uncle Goo at 9:30am!
Just barely one month after releasing the local break-up anthem “I’m Tired” ordained captain of country strange Uncle Goo continues his momentum with the unveiling of an additional tune titled “Mallory” off of his upcoming 2019 EP.
“Right from the beginning ‘Mallory’ conveys a sense of waking up alone for a days work while the mind stays half-detached from reality and occupied on fonder moments as a thick fog of steel guitar weaves a hopeful outlook” – WJAY
Stay tuned for the release of other fine concoctions on all streaming platforms via Gypsy Farm Records in 2019.
Stream and share Uncle Goo’s “Mallory” below via bandcamp
Long-time GF recording artist and contributor Garrett Carpenter AKA “Uncle Goo” has interrupted his four year silence with today’s offering of a new song titled “I’m Tired”.
“It’s every bit tried, fried and tie dyed in a classic southern-twang made possible by Carpenter’s backing band met with his incredible voice that haunts from outlaw country’s past” – Sam (GF intern)
Stream and share the single below via bandcamp and youtube.
Welcome to the strange world of 2016 folks – Following is the latest scheduled GF Happenins for the month of January :
JAN 15th / 40 watt / Athens GA – The fabolous 40 watt is proud to present : OLD SMOKEY, SCOTT SPILLANE and THE ALL CITY CANNONBALLERS at 9pm / $5 / 18+ / EVENT PAGE
JAN 16th / Capri on Main / Gaffney SC – It’s them DARNELL BOYS again – and they’re up to the usual stringing with the SHOAL CREEK STRANGLERS opening at 9pm / $10 / EVENT PAGE
JAN 16th / ODDITORIUM / Asheville NC – Join SHADOW SHOW, FRIDAY NIGHT CAT FIGHTS and JOSIE McQUEEN / EVENT PAGE
JAN 17th / CRIMSON MOON / Dahlonega GA – The SHOAL CREEK STRANGLERS return to the forever cozy North-Georgia venue for a special Sunday-Show at 7pm / $9 advance /$12 at door / EVENT PAGE
JAN 22nd / SUPERICA / ATLANTA GA – The MIDNIGHT STRANGLERS are on the loose and will be performing at the local TEX-MEX restaurant at 9pm / EVENT PAGE
Gypsy correspondents confirmed that numerous assemblies have been taking place within the studio sector during this month and seem to entertain a slight promise of some strange (and exciting) projects that will finally be coming-to-light as time allows through out this year and next.
The remaining GF happenin’s for JULY (and early AUG) include :
The Rodney Kings at Little Kings / Athens, Ga / 10:45pm / July 30th
Old Smokey at 40 Watt / Athens, GA / 9:00pm / July 30th
Shoal Creek Stranglers at NICK’s / Clemson, SC / 10:00pm / July 31st
All City Cannonballers at Little Kings / Athens, GA / 7:30pm / Aug 1st
The Cryptides at Hi Lo Lounge / Athens, Ga / 10:15pm / Aug 2nd
The Cryptides at Kavarna / Decatur, GA / 8:00pm / Aug 15th
Various pictures taken by GF correspondents from 2012-14 were recently dee-classified and uploaded onto the photo page. Unconfirmed sources theorize that more are to be released.
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 :
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Special thanks to GYPSY field crew William Campbell, WJAY
****************UPDATE***************** Show has been moved to 40 WATT club due to stormy weather
LINE UP/TIMES (sub to change):
Old time pickin circle: 5:00-7:00
The Orange Twin Family Band: 7:00
Art Rosenbaum: 8:00
The Shoal Creek Stranglers: 9:00
The Darnell Boys: 10:00
The Athens Cowboy Choir: 11:00
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**UPDATE** Show has been moved to 40 WATT club due to stormy weather