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Austin Lucas shared Music On The Mounds's event.

Back in the PNW again. Playing tonight @ The Deep Blues Festival Northwest. In Little Rock, WA. Come hang with me, Possessed by Paul James, Willy Tea Taylor, Slim Cessna, Left Lane Cruiser and many more! Starts at 4pm and it's gonna be a radical two days.

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Jul 31, 4:00pm

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FRIDAY and SATURDAY July 31st through August 1st, 2015 "This time it's portable." IT'S OFFICIAL! The Deep Blues Festival Northwest will be held at Music on the Mounds this year! :) 2015 LINEUP : ...

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Pittsburgh people, this is tonight! Super stoked to hang out with my friends Jayke Orvis and Jesse Markus. come hang out, it's only five bucks. ... See MoreSee Less

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Judd SantryYou and Willy Tea Taylor? So jealous...

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I have a bunch of shows to play over the next 3 weeks. Y'all come see me!

July 25. Pittsburgh, PA @ Black Forge Coffee w/Jayke Orvis & Juicy Karkass

July 26. Fayettville, WV @ 35th Star Bar w/Jayke Orvis

July 31. Little Rock, WA @ the 4th annual Deep Blues Northwest Festival

Aug 5-9th. Appleton, WI @ Mile of music festival.
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Mark Pintowhere in Pittsburgh??

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Josh ConleyDude.. Dayton get cancelled?!

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Tori GoldLooking forward to seeing you at Mile of Music!

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Austin Lucas shared Music On The Mounds's event.

Come see me at this festival Washington! Tickets available deepbluesnorthwest.bpt.me/
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Jul 31, 4:00pm

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FRIDAY and SATURDAY July 31st through August 1st, 2015 "This time it's portable." IT'S OFFICIAL! The Deep Blues Festival Northwest will be held at Music on the Mounds this year! :) 2015 LINEUP : ...

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There are a wealth of problems in the world. Oftentimes I wish that I could forget that. Luckily, some days I wake up to something incredibly beautiful. And all the crap that brings a body down just slips away for an instant. Thank goodness we still have trees and clouds and the sun to reflect light off of them. ... See MoreSee Less

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Carli JeanI hope you'll end up enjoying the beauty of my home! :D

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Sahajatara BlakeThat last line would make a lovely lyric

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Marcie May LopesPretty! Where is this? Looks familiar.

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Here's the tentative routing for my house concert/club tour in the fall. If you have interest in hosting a show at your house then send me a direct message. Keep in mind that you'll need room for at least 40 people to attend.

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23 Cincinnati
24 Asheville
25 Atlanta
26 Greensboro
27 Charlotte
28 Harrisonburg
29 Richmond
30 DC

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2 Boston
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4 Rochester
5 Cleveland
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Jason NavarroUnfortunately there are no great houses to do shows at in Detroit for the moment. Maybe crow manor. But I don't think they do shows anymore

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Warren ParkerY'know you gotta drive right through Charlottesville to go from Harrisonburg > RVA....

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Ryan McInturffLet us know about greensboro!

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Chuck WareWish I could help ya with DC (i have no connections) but when it's booked I'll be sure to make it out to the show.

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Looks like I'll be doing a string of house shows in late sept./early October. Who in the Midwest/east coast/southeast would like to host a show and where? ... See MoreSee Less

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Blair DumasPittsburgh needs a show.

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Ryan EricsonCould get you one around Milwaukee area..

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Matthew DempseyI'll be in Florida late sept how about a hotel show ? Haha

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Matthew JacksonI might be able to set something up in Brown County. Just need details!

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Jimmy CorcoranIdk but do somewhere in maine or new hampshire.

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Nic Ramirez RiesenYou should come to the 211 Club in Celina OH or the Avalon Bar in Lima!

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Stephen Garner YoungSt Pete would be amazing

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Jon BergIf you need help in Vermont let me know

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Mike MayHow far west are you going?

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Justin Walter MacKenzieWilmington, nc!

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Alexandra Aulner-HoogshagenTotal drag, sioux falls!!!

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Eric H. HoogshagenTotal drag in Sioux falls!

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Leslie MicheleMy house. Suburb of cleveland ohio.

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Steven DouglasSame question as another, what's the guarantee required. Ohio?

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Julie ZippHow much is your guarantee for house shows? And how's Erie, Pa sound?

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Brad GillenJoplin, mo!!

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Nicholas S. CapdeponHattiesburg Mississippi?

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Shawn KelloggNorth Carolina.

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Jessie Cat BauerDoes it have to be a house show? Could it be a dive bar? My house is a tiny. But you can still crash here.

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Caitlin BaconbachDreamland, this might be up your alley

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Austin LucasThese are all so awesome! Thanks guys!

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Raised in the backwoods of Monroe County, Indiana, Austin Lucas was born into a folk and bluegrass lineage. Learning to harmonize before learning to read. Taking his music in the direction the America...

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Andee CooperI've always wanted to go there! Great shot.

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I've spent a lot of time pondering my response to the flag debate. I know I'm late to the game but it keeps coming up and although I spent two hours writing an article on the subject to publish here on FB then scrapped it. In the end, I've decided that I have to say a few things.

I play country music but I'm punk. I've always been of the opinion that punk is whatever we make it. This means that as a punk person, my music is inherently punk. Regardless of style.

As I said though, I play roots and country music and I have played some variety of said musical styles for about 15 years. As a person who comes from the punk scene, I never adopted any form of right wing ethos because that's absolutely not what I'm about. It also never occurred to me that I would ever be a part of a scene that did. However, there's been a lot of right wing shit in a lot of familiar musical circles lately and as a long time purveyor of roots music, I feel like I have some responsibility to say something.

Brace yourself, we might disagree.

The confederate battle flag means something very particular. It is synonymous with racism, much in the same way that the swastika is. Whether you want it to mean something else or not. That's what it means now. I'm sorry, I wish that it weren't so but it is. I wish that the world only had uplifting symbolism. Unfortunately, that isn't so. What is so, is that when you wear a confederate flag. You might as well put on a swastika. No amount of hooting and hollering will ever change that. It isn't about what you see anymore. It's about what the world sees and what people see is directionless ignorance and hatred.

Some folks are getting angry and un-friending me. Deleting my records from playlists and selling my LPs. That's fine, I can't stop you and I still appreciate your previous support throughout the years.
Like I said before, I didn't make these things mean what they do, just like I can't stop people from getting mad. I'm just a dude with opinions. And my opinions are adamantly anti racist, anti fascist and pro equality for all. Honestly, a person has to stand for something and I'm not sorry if we disagree.

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Austin LucasI think it's interesting all of the arguing that's gone on here and the few folks who clearly have a problem with what I said. Honestly, I only sought to very directly show that perception is the most important thing when it comes to an iconic symbol like the confederate flag. I'm not arguing that anyone should be unable to put that or any other symbol on anything they choose. However, you have to deal with what people see when you do. Honestly, 90% of humanity or more perceives that as a symbol of racism. How can that not at least make you think about it in a new light. You can look at it as heritage but the rest of the world sees hate. Don't get mad at me because I'm merely pointing that out.

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David SymondsI'm curious to get your take on this flag. Should it be banned too? Is it racist? Did you know that once the swastika flag was banned, nuts in Germany started using the pre-nazi era German flag as their hate filled symbol? So they took a flag that existed before nazis and made it the new nazi flag, turning it into a symbol of racism when it was never such a thing when it existed. But the flag banners won by banning 1 flag, and now both are banned. Will it stop? Did you know the swastika was a sign of good luck and peace before the nazis perverted it? Just as you pervert the battle flag into being a symbol of racism. Nothing screams "freedom" like banning things, right? So tell me. What do you think of this flag? Is it offensive? Should it be banned? www.loeser.us/flags/images/spanish/katipunan.jpg

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David Symonds"The confederate battle flag means something very particular. It is synonymous with racism in the same way that the swastika is. Whether you want it to mean something else or not. That's all it means now." That's all it means now, to you. And you get to decide the definition because of why? No matter what it means to everyone else, somehow your false definition becomes the 'truth' because? Because you are from the "special snowflake" generation? I agree it's a loser's symbol and when I was a kid I painted up a 1970 Road Runner model with an American flag, blue paint, a "02" on the doors and named it "The General Grant" to poke some fun but I never saw the loser flag as racist and neither do the majority of people that know history. I'd never fly it but I'm not for banning things I don't like because I believe in individual freedom, opposed to forcing my will on others. The new generation though? You all sure like to make new definitions, rewrite history (instead of making your own), pat yourselves on the back for being ignorant and take away things from others that have nothing to do with you. Thank your dad for his work with Alison Krause for me.

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Unicron CaseValid points all, but as a punk how do you reconcile yourself with the use of the swastika in punk imagery of the 70s? clearly it was in an ironic screw-you manner, but nobody seems to have touched on this. Im a fan of roots, punk and even have participated in the goth-industrial scenes. Old school punks, took swazis and made them their own, Goth bands have used nazi-esque imagery and symbols for years, and roots people in many circles have also tried to evolve the battle flag of the northern VA army. that flag is certainly older and IMHO far more ripe for reclamation than a swazi or iron eagle or even the maltese cross, yet everywhere ive seen people saying that it cannot be reclaimed and misquoting its historical relevance. personally, i feel it has no place on a government building, being the flag of a defeated army, but i also think the push to remove it from everything else everywhere is a bit excessive.

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Mieczysław ChinaskiI'll just leave this here...

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Simon WilliamsI don't get it, here in Europe we generally don't have our government officials flying flags that belong to previous regimes that would be like Poland having the USSR flag all over the place, that would be really weird and kinda awkward.

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Zach NelsonAustin, man, the number of people who appreciate your outspokenness outnumber your detractors (I think). I appreciate your candor and principles. To the people who are of the opinion that the flag is somehow not racist, I encourage you to read this article compiling the points of view of individual confederates/confederate states. www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2015/06/what-this-cruel-war-was-over/396482/ It's too bad about the "politics" of country music. It's much more a nefarious marketing monopoly than any sort of legitimate agreement of genuine aesthetics.

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Caroline ColesworthyDespite the fact that I look like any suburbanite today, I also feel myself to be punk and I adore country music. It's a funny combo to be sure. I appreciate your saying this.

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Nathan Alan SchwartzPunk isn't just a type of music it's a mindset. The conductor at a musical venue could very well be a punk just as any country music start could be punk as well. RIght on man! I'm with you! Hell I'm from California and fucking love country music(it scares some people out here) but random thoughts aside. I'm pretty sure most of your true fans will be by your side.

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Lisa FosterVery well said. It used to bother me when people would get mad at me for speaking out and saying the flag needed to change, so I stopped speaking out. More times than not, it was friends and not just some random people on fb. It's particularly bad here in Mississippi with our state flag still bearing the battle flag. I study CW history and memory and it particularly gets on my nerves when people repeat myths and exaggerations just to justify their position. It's not even opinion, it's fact. I finally got to the point where I realized it's not so much about opinions (you know, everybody's got one) but about right and wrong and moving forward as a state and as a nation. Sometimes it seems like I'm the only one, at least around here, who feels this way. If that's the way it's gonna be, so be it. I'm done with backwards, crawfish thinking.

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Chris Johnstonyou shouldn't have to apologize for not being racist. my take on it is take it down from any state/federal/city building, but I also believe in free speech and if some dude wants to fly it on the back of his pick up truck... well let him/her. is it stupid? yup... but so is the KKK and they have a right to exist also.

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Brian NelmsWell put. Being in the south it's hard to have this type of discussion with people because they identify with that damn flag in a way i don't understand. To me that flag has always stood for racism but I'm not from the south originally so I don't understand their defiance in defending it while claiming they aren't "racist".

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Renee CobbSorry, that is just not true. Not all see the flag as what you see it or what others are saying. The battle does not represent hate to those whose ancestors white and black who fought to defend the rights and constitutions of their states. But thank God we as a nation are entitled to our own opinions. And if everyone would just agree to disagree on some things this world would not be so fu$&ed up. I'm not going to delete you because of your opinion, as I hope you wouldn't delete me, you still make bad ass music that I happen to like. I may not like all of your music but that's ok 😉

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Ludwig SchatThough as a European I don't really have an informed opinion about the confederate flag, I as a punk have an opinion about your opinion: great you're speaking out! It's probably harder to express your punk opinion in the roots/country scene than it is in the punk scene but I'm sure you feel it's also more needed or necessary sometimes.

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Ron E. RawhoofWell said. I think it's important that you bring up, what the world sees. Symbols can change in regard to how people perceive them. Enough racism has been associated with the flag in question that it has taken on a new life. Although, the civil war was about the entire south trying to continue with slavery for the 1% of the souths population that owned them. My personal opinion is that it's always been a symbol of racism, many would disagree. I tip my hat to you for taking a stand that caused you to lose some of your fans. It's really their loss.

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Pat CooneyThe war between the states is OVER .. . and has been over for a long long time. We are ONE nation with ONE flag. The confederate flag needs to be in our museums, not on any flagpole. I don't think we need to scrub them from our sight (paintings, coins, other artwork, stained glass, etc.). The confederate flag is an important part of our history and needs to be respected for that. I agree it holds the same status as the swastika. But it still holds a place in history, good or bad.

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Casey James SmithWord brother, please come out to northern california so this southern punk boy can hear some roots music! I'll buy you a beer or something

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Dave RigneyI'd fly that flag on my pick up truck and I'm not even from the south originally. It's the freedom to choose that I defended for my navy career of 22 years. That is NOT a trumped reaction to wussies who have done nothing to defend that right.

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Chris Johnstonas an aside, when it comes to the punk/no right wing thing... I think thats pretty ignorant. the whole idea behind the punk movement wasn't about falling in line with the left wing, it was about rebelling against group think and being a free thinking individual. sure joey ramone was a lefty, but johnny was a righty, there should be room for everyone.

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Nick VitaleThe thing that annoys me the most about it is people act like their personal rights are being infringed on when they're not. The issue is whether or not it should be allowed to fly from government buildings, and the answer to that is no, it shouldn't. Don't worry all you good ol' boys and gals, even if it gets taken down from the capitol buildings, you still have all the freedom in the world to fly your confederate flag from your big trucks and march with them at your Klan meetings. It's in bad taste, but in America we have the freedom to be tasteless if we want.

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Bryan Spearrywow. this is a weird conversation that's happening right now. how anyone can defend that flag is beyond me. thanks for taking the time to post this.

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Richard SimonsVery well said young man! I started to post a long comment but I believe you've said it very well and I'd only be parroting your words. I don't see anyone being offended unless they're trying to just comment for a reaction.

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Matthew Seabornkeep playing great music and living your life well, Austin. I'm proud to be a fan

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Josh ParkerBut at the same time... you could say that ignorance is the reason for the uproar. I see a swastika where I work... daily... it is a historic piece of AMERICAN history... but what people "see" is Naziism when they look at it. They don't know the story behind it. Their ignorance leads them to believe that it was a product of Nazis, just as the ignorant believe that the Confederate flag is the product of racism. Personally... I couldn't give less of a fuck about it all.

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Jason ParkerEven if you don't think this flag has racist symbolism it does stand as a battle flag for leaving the union. I can't imagine wanting a flag that supports leaving the union being on states flags, or flying. On the grounds of state capital

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I often can't help but wonder about perception of musicians by fans vs. who the actual human being is/was. Being in Memphis and Clarksdale and hitting a lot of the biggest rock and roll landmarks. It makes me think about how "cool" these guys and girls seem to me. It occurs to me how much anxiety courses through my own veins. My heroes must have had similar problems in varying degrees. How much of aloof coolness and pretension is the direct result of social anxiety? My guess is a lot. Here's to all the folks, fans, friends and heroes. Who are just trying to make it through the day! ... See MoreSee Less

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Daniel RobertOddly enough I'd probably geek out if I met you you in person. I remember passing Chuck Ragan before one of his shows and just thinking "thats a dude that made me want to plug my guitar back in," and worshiped (with the rest of hwm) Id rather my favorite musicians be honest and sometimes slightly fragile than just a manufactured ego. Did any of that make sense? Probably not. But the sincerity is much appreciated.

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Natalie John BussjaegerLiving in Memphis my whole life and coming into my own as a writer, I have learned this lesson over and over again. Musicians that I thought were assholes are really just like me; friendly and on fire one day, fed up with the world (especially ourselves) the next. Really grateful to have grown up here. Plus, as an adult, I get to serve songwriting giants like David Porter and legendary performers like Robert Plant and Charlie Musselwhite and I get to treat them like normal folks cause you can throw a rock in this city and hit a brilliant motherfucker. Damn. I love this city.

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Kammi WhiteMakes sense when you think of the greats we lost to drug use and suicide. That pressure was too much for their creative and artistic souls.

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Amanda Mae EdensDork. :-)

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Austin LucasWhat a talent!

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Austin LucasThe guy on the bottom left was their top seller.

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Steve HootsCarl Perkins and perhaps a very young Roy Orbison in the lower left?

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Eldon BurksI only recognize Jerry Lee Lewis, Johnny Cash , Elvis Presley. Who are the other two

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Larry FulfordCash still looking like he'd rather be somewhere else. Classic Cash.

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Buck MerrillThey wish

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Leslie JohnstonCarl Perkins is one of them. Picture was taken at Sun Studios in Memphis.

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Steve AnnisYour voice is as sweet as theirs

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Kevin JohnsonThis is great

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Su JonesSaw the musical of this in Chicago. Brilliant xxx

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Samantha Hemmen BouchPerfect!

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Dear country music: it's the 4th of July so I think it's appropriate to finally tell you something.
I love you, with all of my heart. Thanks for understanding my problems and for telling the best stories. You're awesome at helping me to not feel alone in this sometimes cruel world and so, thank you! From the bottom of my heart, you're the best there is.

I'm sorry that there are some folks out there who treat you bad. Artists who say they care about you but crank out the worst music imaginable. Labels, publishers, songwriters, managers and other cynical folks who want to make as much money as possible while releasing the worst type of skull numbing crap. Rest assured there are people out there who care. Artists who will make new stuff that carries on your rich tradition, folks who will stand up for more than pandering to the lowest common denominator. Artists and fans who will reclaim the family name.

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Kathleen SpathI love country music.

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Simon WilliamsIf you told 16 year old me i would be listening to country music a decade later I would have laughed at you but Austin you are certainly a big part of what made me appreciate the genre, Country Music is lucky to have artists like you.

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Tom HibbsHear, hear! Preach it, brother. It's gotten so bad I have to quantify that I like "real" Country music. Then I play or send links to your stuff... Happy 4th to you and Sally!

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Steven MitchellAs a teenager I was into Alice Cooper Pink Floyd Zeppelin the Stones Crosby Stills Nash & Young supertramp etc and ran at the thought of a peddle steel I know in the states some horrendous over produced slick mind numbing country music but also you guys gave great stuff from artists like of course Austin I love American Aquarium Drive By Truckers jason Isbell Ryan Bingham chris Stapleton joe pug Steve & Justin Earle etc I'm in Australia and we produce the worst country/alt country in the world any other suggestions people may have would be appreciated

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Michael JettThank you, sir, for doing it right!

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Panic AnchorBest thing I've read in a while.👍

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Nicholas S. CapdeponYou give people like me hope, Austin. Just keep doing what you're doing.

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Philip GarciaYour d Of champ and my best friend

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Cherilyn HarkerWe <3 you!

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Brandon CollinsTruth

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Michael D'AmbrosioLucas/Ragan 2016

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Aaron VanAlstineDear Alt-Country: you kick ass.

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Andy Calvert"Worst music imaginable". @zac brown band, this means you. Suck my chicken fried balls

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I am home finally. I am very glad to be in my bed and cuddling with the puppy in a place that is comfortable and cozy. It must be said though, this last tour was without question, the best headline tour of the United States that I've ever been on.
Thank you to everyone who made it possible. Especially to my incredible fans, who have single handedly stoked back up the fire and passion that I have once again for making music.
I love you guys and I'll see you again soon!
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Paul BattsLoved your show in Austin. You have a great story and it shows in your songwriting and your performance

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T.j. Dozer BarnesHope to see ya on the next go round-

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Anna Elizabeth BendrothYeahhh buddy! So happy for you!

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Judd SantryJust picked up Common Cold and Bristle Ridge on vinyl. Great stuff...

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Colin SchultzKeep coming to MT. Happy 4th!

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