Kris Kristofferson's triumphant return to the Newport Folk Festival last weekend inspired us to share this recently discovered photo from Melva's archive. Kris and Vince hitchhiked together to Newport in '69 at the invitation of Johnny Cash. Cash had recently recorded Vince's song 'Wrinkled Crinkled Wadded Dollar Bill", and famously asked Kris to play a few tunes during his set that year.
July 27th, 2016
May 1st, 2016
When an order came through last year from a Melva Clarida, we were cautiously optimistic that it was THE Melva we'd been looking for since our Kingston Springs Suite journey began over a decade ago. Turns out it was, and getting to know Melva has been one of the absolute highlights of the experience. Besides regaling us with stories about Vince and their adventures with all kinds of folks (from Kris, Shel, and Cash; to Nelson Algren, Lanford Wilson, and Howlin Wolf), Melva also lent us a bin stuffed with tapes, slides, and amazing photos. We've been furiously digitizing everything, and an early favorite is this never before seen shot of Vince,…
June 5th, 2015
It's a Kingston Springs Suite weekend in Nashville, and of course in Kingston Springs, TN. Beautiful features in The Nashvillle Scene and on CMT delve deep into the Suite, and preview our big event at the Country Music Hall Of Fame: God Save Kingston Springs! Cash, Kris, Cowboy, Shel, and the Great Train Wreck of 1973. If you can't be here, the whole crazy shebang will be streaming for your viewing pleasure live at that very same link beginning at 1:30 CST...TODAY. Jim Casey, Danny Flowers, Chris Gantry, Frye…
May 28th, 2015
Peter Walker's otherworldly performance last summer at TMR was captured in real time, and is now available for pre-order. There's a brief live taste of "Me And My Lady" (originally on our "Has Anybody Seen Our Freedoms" release) to intrigue, but the entire live LP - including 3 tunes performed on a specially tuned piano! - will amaze and entertain. Special thanks to Mr. Blackwell for deeply digging "Freedoms", and for making this dream a reality.
May 28th, 2015
June 6 - 7 is shaping up to be a Kingston Springs Suite weekend in the land of Delmore. On June 6, from 1:30-3p the Country Music Hall Of Fame will be hosting an event for the ages: "God Save Kingston Springs! Cash, Kris, Cowboy, Shel, and the Great Train Wreck of 1973." Jim Casey, Danny Flowers, Chris Gantry, and Frye Gaillard will be sharing unbelievable but true stories about Vince Matthews, and the magical time period that was turn of the '70s Nashville. …