Thema:	your page...Twangfest related...
Datum:	12.04.97 17:28:05
From: (Melina Brown)

I just took a look at your page and really like it. I didnt have time to
really explore it but I put a bookmark there and will get to it again soon.
I'm sending you a copy of the Twangfest press release in case you would
like to post it, link to our page (the address is in the release) or
Feel free to use it in whatever way you see fit.
We hare linked to quite a few pages now, including Twangin' , which is very
nice, if you havent had a chance to check it out...its our own P2 Cheryl's
Anyway, we appreciate any help that you can give in spreading the word
about Twangfest.
Thanks alot,

Twangfest Committee



For one weekend in June, St. Louis, Missouri will open its doors to
ten rising Americana/Alternative Country acts at Twangfest, an
two-day festival that has its roots in the internet. 

On Friday and Saturday, June 13 and 14, ten bands from eight
different cities will converge at the Off Broadway Club in the
Soulard district, to showcase what's being dubbed "Twangcore", “Americana”,
"Alt-country." The event will feature a mix of singer-songwriters,
bluegrass musicians and raucous rock n' roll acts who have all put
their own unique spin on the genre. 

The homegrown festival has its roots in Postcard 2, a web discussion
site that began as a casual meeting place for roots rock enthusiasts
who followed artists such as Johnny Cash, Gram Parsons, and Uncle
Tupelo.  As roots rock makes a comeback, the site has grown to
include over 500 members, many of whom are musicians, DJs, and music
industry professionals from around the world.

"This event is the first of its kind to grow out of a grassroots
community of music fans and industry-related people who came
together on the internet," says Junior Barnard, Twangfest committee
member and guitarist/vocalist for the Lawrence, Kansas-based band
Fear & Whiskey. "It was only natural to take our discussions one step
further by organizing an event where we could showcase the music we
talk about so much." 

Each of the featured acts includes at least one musician who
participates in Postcard 2's sometimes-encyclopedic debates on topics
ranging from the state of the music industry and the glitzing of
country music to favorite bootlegs, albums and authors. 

According to Matthew Benz, committee member and guitarist for the
Columbus, Ohio-based Sovines, Postcard 2 is just one thing the bands
have in common. "All of the acts emphasize being less slick and
commercially-oriented than what's coming out of Nashville's
corporate studios right now. We're returning to real country and
western roots and we think the simple, raw power this music holds
accounts for its growing popularity." 

The ten acts appearing at  Twangfest are:  Belle Starr (Country-Folk
Rock n' roll, St. Louis MO); Cash Hollow (Country Folk duo, San
Franciso CA); Fear and Whiskey (Honky-tonk and Rockabilly Swing,
Lawrence KS); Edith Frost (Vocalist and Writer, Chicago IL); Gasoline
(High Octane Roots Rock, Chicago IL); Ghost Rockets (Maximum Rhythm
and Bluegrass, Hoboken NJ); One Riot One Ranger (Bluegrass and
Acoustic Country, Columbus OH); Roy Kasten (Singer Songwriter; St.
Louis MO); The Sovines (Big Rig Rock n' Roll, Columbus OH); Texas
Meat Purveyors (Bluegrass and Fine Potted Meats; Austin TX).

A special guest appearance by Bloodshot Records' Waco Brothers will
round out the event. 

The show will attract Postcard2 followers -- some from as far as
Europe and Australia -- as well as other alt-country fans and
independent label A & R reps in search of fresh talent. 

A compilation album featuring Twangfest bands will be
released by the Columbus, Ohio independent label Semi-Tone Records.
The album will be available at the festival and by mail-order from

Twangfest is organized by a six-member volunteer committee.
Corporations or businesses interested in sponsoring the festival are
encouraged to visit our web page at
and to
contact the Twangfest Committee at the Email addresses below.
Major sponsors for the event receive special benefits. All donors will
receive recognition at the event. 

The Off Broadway Club is located at 3511 Lemp Street in the Soulard
district (314-773-3363.) For more information or a schedule of events,
Visit our web page at:

 or contact :



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