Both Kinds of Music

Both Kinds of Music

Elwood: What kind of music do you usually have here?
Claire: Oh, we got both kinds. We got country *and* western.
- The Blues Brothers

This ain't your Dad's country music. It's your Granddad's! None of that new Nashville bullshit either.

Both Kinds of Music digs deep to find musical ephemera from Country Legends, Seasoned Pros and Fresh Upstarts.

Started in 2009, BKOM has over 4,000 unique posts related to country music, including western wear and folk art. Explore the archives to find your favorites.
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rootsnbluesfestival:

The great Carl Perkins

Someday when I am middle-aged, I will wear a toupee.

(via countryhixs)

I dig the two-tone shirt. Why, though, can women pull off the pant leg tucked in the boot, while dudes look like Civil War reenactors if they do it? Probably the same reason boots and shorts are a women-only look. Seriously, have you ever seen a guy with boots and shorts? Not as cute. 

I dig the two-tone shirt. Why, though, can women pull off the pant leg tucked in the boot, while dudes look like Civil War reenactors if they do it? Probably the same reason boots and shorts are a women-only look. Seriously, have you ever seen a guy with boots and shorts? Not as cute. 

(via countryhixs)

Cousin Kenny Vaughan & Marty Stuart at Ernest Tubb’s Record Shop

(via hayseedradio)

Maybe you know, maybe you don’t, but I’m on social media campaign to get more followers on other networks. I’ve done a little research into the competition and here’s what I’ve found.

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Right now 1000 doesn’t seem all that nuts considering the magic number on BKOM via tumblr literally beats all of those combined.

So if you’re bored on a Saturday and think “I really need to like more stuff”, I’ve got three things for you: 

Twitter | Instagram | Facebook

Much obliged.

bothkindsofmusic:

I’m applying for a press pass to the Americana Fest in September and their questionnaire wants me to include followers for twitter, instagram and facebook. I’m not very active on those because I’m hanging out here with a slew of you guys. If I had to rank, I’d say twitter, instagram and facebook a distant 3rd because it’s facebook.

Nevertheless, I want to bump up my numbers to look good for the powers that be - so if you are inclined…

Twitter | Instagram | Facebook

Thank you for your support.

Crop art Willie Nelson (made of seeds).

art-et-musique:

The World of Country Music, 1973.

i12bent:

Celebrating the 75th birthday of James Burton, sideman to the stars for over 50 years. Burton’s guitar sound has graced the recordings and live music of Ricky Nelson, Elvis Presley, John Denver, Emmylou Harris and dozens more…

I always say Don Rich was the greatest sideman, but he only played with Buck Owens more or less. James Burton on the other hand, has played with everyone. EVERYONE (ok and some no ones). The mind reels.

(via countryhixs)

newportfolkfest:

Folk Fest Fashion.

Four months and a couple days until Christmas. You now know what to get me.

Holy cow. Carl Smith and Johnny Cash at the Opry with The Collins Kids. 

Carl was married to June at the time, but Johnny was movin’ in.

Holy cow. Carl Smith and Johnny Cash at the Opry with The Collins Kids.

Carl was married to June at the time, but Johnny was movin’ in.

Tonight’s Iris Nights lecture at the Annenberg features two of the curators from the Country Music Hall of Fame: Tim Davis and Michael McCall. Should be interesting to hear what made the cut and why. 

Watch it live starting at 6:30 PT/9:30 ET

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As Curator of Photography for the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, Tim Davis manages a collection of more than 500,000 photographs as part of museum’s Frist Library and Archive. Davis has curated the photography for exhibits on Patsy Cline, Marty Robbins, Tammy Wynette and the major exhibit Family Tradition: The Williams Family Legacy.

Michael McCall is a journalist and author who has written about country music and popular entertainment for more than 30 years and since 2005 has been the country album reviewer for the Associated Press. In 2006, he became the staff writer/editor at the Country Music Hall of Fall of Fame and Museum, where his duties include curating exhibits, conducting historical research and hosting public programs.

Davis and McCall will discuss the photography of Walden S. Fabry and Elmer Williams, including how the museum acquired their collections and the archival process that has gone into digitizing and preserving them. The two curators will also talk about featured photographers Les Leverett, Raeanne Rubenstein, and David McClister, the Nashville music scene since the 1940s and the influence of southern California on the sound and image of country music.

(via nprmusic)

Glen Campbell: I’ll Be Me Official Trailer

I don’t know how familiar you are with Glen’s work, but he was HUGE back in the day. He started as a session musician in the ’60s for people like Frank Sinatra and Elvis. In 1967, he broke thru with the song Gentle On My Mind - from there the hits kept rolling through the ’70s. By any measure he was one of the biggest country pop crossover acts of the era. 

This new documentary of his life and final tour while falling ill with Alzheimer’s should prove to be triumphant and heartbreaking at the same time. 

Hank Williams Jr. - Hank Williams Sr. Medley: Jambalaya, I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry & Cold Cold Heart

Rita Coolidge & Kris Kristofferson

Rita Coolidge & Kris Kristofferson