New Frontier Touring News

    November 22, 2021

    Congrats and Best Wishes to Mr. and Mrs. Fang!

    Agent Alex and the Fair… no… MORE Than Fair Jordan, tied the knot on Saturday Nov. 20 in Nashville TN in a beautiful ceremony attended by an abundance of family and friends.

    The service was officiated by the Right Reverend of Rock & Roll Will Hoge, under a beautiful bridal canopy provided by Chuppahs4u.com. The ensuing reception was replete with libations, music, dancing, and a fabulous spread of food, followed by a scrumptious wedding cake.  (Your faithful reporter did his research and had three pieces to be sure.)

    The newlyweds are looking to take up residence in a new home in the Nashville area soon, complete with a modest back yard for their faithful dog Craig, who was pictured on the cocktail napkins and swizzle sticks.  A honeymoon is planned for later, and another report on that will be forthcoming once details are revealed.  Mazel Tov!!

     

    November 11, 2021

    Happy Anniversary Riders In The Sky!

    From Harmony Ranch in Tumbleweed Valley:

    Forty four years ago tonight Ranger Doug, Windy Bill Collins and I toted our instruments, a saddle, a live saguaro, and a campfire onto a tiny stage at Herr Harry’s Frank n’ Stein basement beer joint in Nashville, TN and Riders In The Sky was born.

    We sang “Back in the Saddle Again,” “Tumbling Tumbleweeds,” “Red River Vally,” “Utah Carroll,” “Billy the Kid,” “El Paso,” “Song of the Prairie,” and every other cowboy song we knew in our first shot at western trio harmony.

    At first we played to the backs of the ten or twelve semi-inebriates along the bar. I believe it was when Ranger Doug yodeled that they began to turn around. Then, like on The Voice, they all turned around, started paying attention—quiet during the ballads, chuckling during the cutting up. Herr Harry rang the bell at the end of the bar when we hit an

     

    November 2, 2021

    Lee Roy Parnell Reunites with Original Band The Hot Links for 25th Anniversary Bash at The Franklin Theatre on November 20th

    GRAMMY-nominated Texas Heritage Songwriters Hall of Fame Member Lee Roy Parnell is reuniting with his original band, The Hot Links, at the Franklin Theatre on November 20 at 8 p.m. to revisit the band’s rich history, hit recordings and of course their legendary live performances, which are still talked about to this day. This one-night-only reunion concert will showcase Parnell’s world-class slide guitar chops and soulful vocal delivery with The Hot Links’ rollicking musicianship. Tickets for the 25th Anniversary Bash can be purchased at www.franklintheatre.com.

    Parnell, whose hits include “On The Road,” “Love Without Mercy,” “I’m Holding My Own,” “Tender Moment” and “What Kind Of Fool Do You Think I Am,” has a deep-rooted friendship and collaborative history with The Hot Links: Steve Mackey (bass), Kevin McKendree (keys), James Pennebaker (guitar, mandolin, fiddle & steel guitar) and Lynn Williams (drums).

    Parnell made great progressions within the country music industry as he was one of the first in the ’90s to use his live band in the studio rather than studio

     

    November 1, 2021

    Happy Late Halloween From The Avett Brothers And Friends

    Well, ladies and gentlemen – those good ole Avett Brothers surprised us all with a great Halloween treat and we just had to share it with you all. Happy Late Halloween from The Avett Brothers and your friends here at NFT! Hope you had a ghoulish time!

     

    October 29, 2021

    Dave Hause Debuts At #7 On Americana UK Charts and #8 on the Country UK Charts

    Today, Dave Hause’s latest album Blood Harmony debuted at #7 on the Americana UK Charts. He also debuted at #8 on the Country UK charts. Congrats to Dave for an amazing album! Make sure to stream the album today and to view the chart, click here.

     

    October 19, 2021

    Rolling Stone Calls Dave Hause’s “Gary” a Song You Need To Know

    Rolling Stone recently highlighted Dave Hause’s latest single Gary, a unique twist on the anti-bullying message that is gaining more momentum in the country. In the song, Hause takes an unexpected approach by writing from the perspective of the bully. While it is a role that Hause admits to playing in his youth, we find him seeking atonement in Gary. The new single comes from Hause’s new album Blood Harmony, which was recorded in Nashville with fellow NFT artist, Will Hoge as the producer. Check out the song and the rest of the article here.

     

    October 8, 2021

    The Steel Wheels Announce Upcoming Album “Everyone A Song, Vol. 2”

    Today, The Steel Wheels announced the second installment of songs based on listeners’ personal stories – Everyone A Song Vol. 2. What started as a project for fans to commission works and send musical greetings to their loved ones, sparked a surprisingly impactful and intimate songwriting process. To pre-order or pre-save the album, click here.

     

    September 28, 2021

    Dave Hause Brings The Energy At Americanafest 2021

    Rolling Stone recently published the best things they saw at Americanafest 2021 and NFT’s own Dave Hause was mentioned on the list. On Saturday, Hause decimated a late-night crowd at High Watt, delivering furious versions of songs from his upcoming album Blood Harmony. Dave performed several songs, including recent single Sandy Sheets, which recalls his bittersweet nostalgic weekends at Jersey Shore. The highlight of the night, per Rolling Stone, was Hause’s harmonies with his brother Tim. Read more about Dave’s show and more here.

     

    September 27, 2021

    Carlene Carter Rocks Americana

    AmericanaFest closed out on a high note Saturday night at 3rd and Lindsley with Carlene Carter. With a superb band that included guitarist Chris Casell, Carter did it all, essaying one-chord rockers that turned the beat around, swung like crazy and never let up for a second. It was like catching a handbill that advertised the mastery of the rock-country past in a newly developed Nashville neighborhood. Rolling Stone stated that, “It was the kind of set that reaffirmed your faith in music.” Check out the rest of the review here.

     

    September 10, 2021

    Reckless Kelly Recalls Where They Were on 9/11 and Releases The 9/11 Demos In Honor of Those Lost

    Today, Reckless Kelly released the project The 9/11 Demos. Recorded 20 years ago, on September 11th, 2001, Reckless Kelly was scheduled to record at Arlyn Studios in Austin, TX. Not knowing how the day was going to end, the band ended up recording 16 songs, in-between hours spent glued to the television. Most of the songs would eventually be re-recorded and find their way to an album or two, but the original demos were never released and sat untouched for 20 years, until today. The project is being released to honor and remember the lives lost that day. All songs are sequenced in the exact order they were recorded. Click here to go and stream the new project.