Tag: music

The Secret to My Country Music Journalism Career

I remember we were on a family trip a year or so ago when we stopped in Iowa so I could do this interview. I don’t remember what all we talked about or if I said anything dumb or awful but I did talk about how I got my big break in country music journalism.…View post

Michael Perry and the Long Beds Live on Video

 Michael Perry and the Long Beds live on “30 Minute Music Hour,” including the newest song, “Underlined.” SET LIST “Could Be You” (from Headwinded) “Golden in the Morning” (upcoming release) “Shaman Girl” (from Headwinded) “Underlined” (upcoming release) “After Waymore’s Blues” (from Tiny Pilot) THE LONG BEDS* Michael Perry – songwriting, lead vocals, acoustic guitar Evan Middlesworth –…View post

The Blighted Trumpet

This was my father’s trumpet. It’s beat, bent, and busted. But I just blew it here in Pine Hollow Studios so we could put some distant notes behind a song. Long time ago, in the essay “Scarlet Ribbons,” I wrote about how Dad’s trumpet playing altered the course of my life. After five minutes in…View post

Watch Long Beds Live “30 Minute Music Hour” Raw Footage

Full video of the Long Beds “30 Minute Music Hour” live recording session. It’ll be remixed for broadcast in 2019, but this raw feed version is available right here, right now. I hope you like the songs, but above all I hope you see how much we enjoy sharing the stage. Thank you to the…View post