January 26, 2012

VIDEO: The BEST guitar ever made !!!

I may be a tad biased but c'mon...that is AWESOME!

Seriously, how $*#&! cool is that?!?!?! The beautiful one of a kind guitar featured in the above video was hand made and custom painted by Jason Farthing from Smokin' lil' Sound Box. I've been admiring Jason's art since adding his band The Budrows to the FatCat playlist last year. His band is a testament to the great sound you can get out cigar box guitars - something that has long intrigued me. A couple weeks ago I contacted Jason to inquire about commissioning a custom FatCat acoustic. We tossed around a couple of ideas and well... you can see the results in action above! THANK YOU JASON !!!

January 25, 2012

REVIEW: Kentucky Bridgeburners - 'Hail Jesus'

Artist: Kentucky Bridgeburners
Album: Hail Jesus
Released: December 2011
Available: Slinging Pig Records

While the worldwide Pussy Posse continues to wait for a follow up to 2009's From Hell To Texas (reissues, live albums both old & new notwithstanding), Nashville Pussy ringleader Blaine Cartwright has quietly been cranking out the most creative, and arguably, the most accessible, material of his long songwriting career. First came the criminally under the radar final Nine Pound Hammer album Country Classics. Then came the, as of yet unreleased, fantastic new Southern Rock outfit Buzzard. And most recently, in what no doubt comes as a surprise to many Nashville Pussy fans, the heartfelt straight up gospel record Hail Jesus from yet another new band called Kentucky Bridgeburners.

January 7, 2012

Thirty 2 Life: R.I.P. Michael Adams (1971 - 2011)

Very sad news to report out of the Thirty 2 Life camp I'm afraid. Founding member, Michael Adams (lead guitar/vocals) passed away last month just prior to Christmas.

Bono, AR- Michael Keith Adams, departed this life on Thursday, December 23rd, at his home, at the age of 40.

He was born February 1, 1971, in Jonesboro, the son of Bill and Sharon Manning Adams. He married Melissa Battles on February 14, 1995 and they enjoyed 16 years together. Michael loved his music and was involved in that since a child. He was a member of the Thirty 2 Life Band and was renown for his guitar abilities. He was very generous and did lots of benefits for St. Jude's. He also loved his family and animals.

Full obituary here.

Thirty 2 Life has been a part of FatCat Radio since they formed in 2003. While I never got the chance to see the band live, never personally met Michael or the rest of the guys, news of his death hit me pretty hard.

January 5, 2012

The original FatCat: Gone...but not forgotten

Big Fat G

It's been one year since Marley, aka Big Fat G, the official FatCat Radio mascot/logo model, went to the Big Litterbox In The Sky. She may be gone but will NEVER be forgotten. With all due respect to the friend she never met, our new cat Beatrice, and of course, her old pal Elsie, (as well as all the other pets out there), ol' G was THE BEST CAT EVER. This station shall forever be dedicated to her memory.

January 1, 2012

FatCat Radio: As heard in 98 countries !!!

Yesterday afternoon on the final day of 2011, FatCat Radio had it's first confirmed listener from San Marino. Here's a bit more about the 98th different country we've reached. "San Marino, officially the Republic of San Marino, is a state situated on the Italian Peninsula on the eastern side of the Apennine Mountains. It is an enclave surrounded by Italy. Its size is just over 24 sq mi with an estimated population of over 30,000." Source: Wikipedia