News duJour

Monett, MO. -  Late August/early September is always an exciting time around the Missouri Mule offices, as grand- daughter, Sophia Klaire celebrates her first birthday on August 24, two weeks before older sister, Lauryn Grace celebrates her third on September 8.  Grandpa Supe says, “Happy birthday, darlings.”

Nashville, TN. - Pre-production has started on ‘Rock Along With Mark & Mike', the second effort from funny men Mark & Mike. On the tails of their first effort, ‘Sing Along With Mark & Mike’, a new litter of loony tunes has been penned by the duo.
Described by the Nashville Scene as, “Their Grandpa Jones meets Brave Combo asthetic, produces music equally appropriate for a 6-year-old’s birthday party or drunken after hours revelry”. Recording begins this fall.

Springfield, MO. - Pre-production has started on the follow-up disc to the Garbonzos’ critically acclaimed debut “Eat Our Beans”. Accordionist Chris Slatinsky, washboard/fiddler John Ehlers, and guitarist Tim White have been writing songs, and plan to enter the studio this fall.

Chattanooga, TN. - Palo Duro Records announces the release of ‘Horeshoes & Hand Grenades’, the third and latest album from Trent Summar & the New Row Mob.  Along with Supe on bass and vocals, the Mob also features such rock-n-roll
veterans as Dave Kennedy (Cactus Bros.), Ken McMahan (the Dusters), Mike Webb (Fugitive Glue) and Dan Baird (the Yahoos).
The Mob’s first record of new material in over three years, features two Missouri Mule Songs, ‘Louisville-Nashville Line’ and ‘Pink John Deere’ (both co-written with Trent)
Release date is October 6.

San Francisco, CA. - Alternative Tentacles announces the release of ‘Hee Haw Hell’, the latest effort from New Orleans rock-n-roll stalwarts, Dash Rip Rock.  Featuring legendary mad man/front man/guitarist, Bill Davis, Dash has whipped audiences into frenzies with their own smash mouth sound and absurd theatrical antics for decades.  Their ten song album features Missouri Mule’s, ‘Fall Down, Go Boom’ (co-written with Mark Horn). The bluegrass tune, originally featured on ‘Sing Along With Mark & Mike’, is given a complete face lift by this trio of Big Easy knuckleheads. The results are nothing less than stunning and un-bluegrass-like.
Release date is January, 2007.

Stockholm, Sweden, Interlaken, Sweden, Vinstra, Norway - These three European cities recently hosted summer festival appearances from Carlene Carter.  The veteran songstress delighted crowds at Stockholm’s, Lida Country Fest, Interlaken’s, 13th Annual Trucker & Country Fest, and Vinstra’s, Countryfestivalen with spirited sets along with her band of Nashville Cats - Supe on bass, Mark Horn on drums, Chris Casello on guitar and Kevin Wells on keyboard and vocals. Look for more dates this fall and winter.

Portland, OR. - Missouri Mule Music, in conjunction with CD Baby, have recently submitted the entire Missouri Mule catalog for legal downloading. Companies include AppleiTunes, BuyMusic, DigiPie, LoudEye, MP3Tunes, Music4Cents, MusicMatch, MusicNet, MusicNow, MusicIsHere, Rhapsody, EMusic, EMEPE3, iSound, and Napster (Yes, they’re now legit).  For a small fee (usually around 60 cents a song), you can log onto one of their sites and download any song, without having to send off anything in the mail. Of course, you will not get the nifty album cover art work, but who wants silly pictures, jokes, and gags, anyway?

Portland, OR. - Or, if you don’t feel like looking for your check book, and writing a check, and addressing the envelope, and licking the stamp, etc., etc.? Now, you don’t have to.  Missouri Mule Music has entered an agreement with CD Baby for direct purchase of Supe’s discs. With a couple flicks of the wrist and mouse, any of this music will get to you faster, without you having to lift a finger, hand, or
tongue. Log onto their web site for more info, or call them directly at 1-800-BUY-MY-CD.

Austin, TX. - Austin’s Texas World Records has recently released ‘Blame It On Love’ by Augie Meyers (Sir Douglas Quintet, Texas Tornados). The disc, which includes Missouri Mule’s “Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday Night”, features long-time friend Meyers, and his distinctive keyboard work.  The Supe-penned tune was given to Meyers years ago, when he came through Nashville with another good friend, and fellow Texas Tornado, Doug Sahm.

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