I gotta good one for y’all today!
Radney Foster dropped by the KNBT 92.1 FM studios before his show at Whitewater Amphitheater for the KNBT Free Americana Music Series this past Saturday.
You can hear the interview Radney did with Mattson by clicking HERE.
If you don’t have the time to invest, as always…here are the Cliff’s Notes:
Radney thinks Will Hoge is great.
Will doesn’t have to give up his half of his song royalties because he doesn’t have a publishing deal.
Jessica Ray from Chicago, Illinois Texas is also in the studio with the boys.
Jessica plays fiddle and has an infectious laugh.
Radney steals boxes.
Radney lies about it NOT being hot out at Whitewater.
Radney is pimping out his stripped down, acoustic version of his old school album Del Rio, Texas 1959.
The original record has been out of print for 8 years, but it is now on iTunes.
Radney and Mattson did some math problem that completely lost me. “If a bus traveling 32 miles at 99 cents with bin space…”
Radney’s manager checks the internet every time Hootie name drops him.
The new album was recorded in front of an audience of 20 students, without headphones, microphones, etc.
Marty McGuire, John Randall Stewart, Steve…errrr… I lost count of the names except Brady Black and Jack Ingram… played/sang on the album. My bad for not catching them all. I’m off my game and if I rewind it, my crappy internet signal will die.
At the 6:23 point, Radney and Jessica perform “Don’t Call Me Lonesome”…his first solo single.
Back in the day, Radney would play “Don’t Call Me Lonesome” in the beginning and the end of his set.
Radney did add one new song to this record or something he called a “lamb-yat”? Huh?
The new song “Me and John R” uses every Johnny Cash reference known to man.
Radney said “Get Her Done” and I gigglesnorted out loud.
Radney wrote “Everyday Angel” after September 11th.
At the 16:50 mark, Radney and Jessica perform “Me and John R”.
Radney has been enjoying all the mexican food Austin has to offer.
Jack Ingram sings the harmony on “Hammer and Nails” and was “stoked” to do so.
Hootie is super sad face.
Radney is going to be back at Gruene in September.
At the 26:20 point, Mattson plays “Hammer and Nails”.
I made my poor husband drive us an hour and a half out-of-the-way, in the opposite direction on Sunday afternoon to see Radney on Daddy Justin’s show in Mansfield. That wouldn’t have been such a big deal, but we didn’t go to bed the night before until super-duper late and it was out on the patio of Fat Daddy’s. Needless to say it wasn’t cool, literally.
Radney was running late, but did finally make it. I was about 5 feet away from him…hungover, with greasy hair and tequila wafting from all of my pores, wearing the makeup from the night before and the shirt I slept in…but I really didn’t care. I was giddy.
I would have never guessed Radney was as much of a Chatty McChatterson as he was in this interview because when I stormed the “stage” during the commercial break and forced him to take a picture with me, he didn’t make a peep. Bless his heart. I am sure I scared him to death because I outweigh him by a good 30 pounds and I tend to be easily excitable. I just really wanted my picture taken! I let the kids with the little guitars go first…I’m not that big of a weirdo!
(I also really wanted to yell out “Wash It Out”…but I refrained.)
I’m not proud. Especially because of THIS shot. Yikes. Maybe that Jessica chick from #CMCHAT is right and I am a troll.
Here is Radney and Jessica performing “Closing Time” with the infamous Steve Helms playing guitar.