The Bush League at the 2013 North Mississippi Hill Country Picnic!!!

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14 hour rainy drive…Shane participates in acoustic guitar workshop six hours after we arrive…Royce, JohnJason & Kenya walk around Holly Springs, MS town square while Shane is chillin with Kenny Brown, Luther Dickenson, Duwayne Burnside, Garry Burnside and Alvin Youngblood Hart…Royce leaves with a history lesson from David Caldwell, owner of Aikei Pro’s Records Shop and JJ and Kenya leave drunk…Shane brings electric guitar to open festival with the rest of workshop his class; got a solo since he could plug in…We enjoy some amazing music the first night of the festival…Shane and Royce are then invited onstage by Duwayne Burnside at the end of his set to start the first night open jam…Royce stays on and plays bass with British bluesman Ian Siegal…the second day artists at the festival were amazing…so was the mist tent…we chilled out with a few great friends that met us there, got reacquainted with past acquaintances & made many great new friends, even ran into some friends from home…good times…14 hour drive back home… here’s some video:

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The Bush League Radio on WRIR’s ‘Cause and Effect’!

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Richmond, Virginia’s low power FM station WRIR’s show ‘Cause & Effect’ traces the musical roots (influences, off shoots, peers, and followers) of a band or artist every week on Thursdays from 7PM to 9PM on your local RVA dial at 97.3 FM or you can stream the show and station at wrir.org.  The show’s host, Albert Green has had us perform live on-air on his other show that highlights local Richmond, VA music past and present, ‘River City Limits’.  This time we were tasked to come up with a few songs that define each of us personally, including manager extraordinaire Kenya Watkins!  We each got three songs in along with playing a few tracks from our studio album, ‘Can Of Gas & A Match’!
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This show originally went live on-air on Thursday November 14, 2013; there is a link to the recorded show below in case you missed it!

*** CLICK HERE TO LISTEN TO THE FULL 2 HOUR RADIO SHOW!!! ***

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THE BUSH LEAGUE: ‘Gut Music’ Certified by MUSIK HEMIFRÅN!

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THE BUSH LEAGUE recently signed a marketing and promotion contract with independent Swedish company MUSIK HEMIFRÅN!  They specialize in what they call gut music – The kind of music that you can feel in your gut, no matter if it’s power pop, soft singer-songwriter, heavy rock, blues, gentle westcoast-pop, country, AOR, jazz, americana, electronica or just plain, simple, good ol’ rock’n’roll…..“.  Well, they are taking our debut studio album, ‘Can Of Gas & A Match‘ and flying it under that banner throughout Scandinavia, The Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, France, Germany, Italy and The UK!

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A few Virginia people that we know are represented by them:  Lisa Lim, Terry Garland, Li’l Ronnie and Robbin Thompson!  Their roster is very diverse including Watermelon Slim, Jack Bruce, Indigo Girls, Merle Haggard, Dave Stewart, Levon Helm, Wanda Jackson and so many more!!!

We are so excited by this partnership and are really looking forward to what the future will bring, and we are glad that YOU are here along for the ride!!!

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2014 International Blues Challenge Representatives!!!

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The DC Blues Society chose our album, ‘Can Of Gas & A Match’ to represent them in the Best Self-Produced Album category at the 2014 International Blues Challenge in Memphis, TN!!!
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There is still more rounds of judging before we know if we (and by ‘we’ I don’t mean just the band and the blues society, ‘we’ includes; manager extraordinaire Kenya Watkins; recording engineer Ari Morris and his assistant Ryan Proctor from Young Avenue Sound; Gebre Wadell from Stonebridge Mastering; Keith Ramsey of Metro R Media for the entire visual presentation of this CD; Photographer Chandler Moulton for the pictures used in the CD; Smokey B for the liner notes; Zack Lowe and Revolve for our CD production here in RVA; Memphis musician Jeremy Powell for playing keys on 3 tracks on the album [Don't Touch My Liquor, '59 Chevy and .38 Special]; and songwriters Chioke Murray, John Dinsmore and Gwen Frederick, thank You ALL!!!) make the finals in that category but our name is in the hat! We will let you know as soon as we know if we make that final cut and if ‘Can Of Gas & A Match’ makes it back home to Memphis!
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Whiskey Blues Radio Takeover!!!

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On Saturday October 5, 2013 at 6pm local time, blues musician and radio host Whiskey; host of the Whiskey Blues Radio Show, announced that for the first time he is featuring a band in every section of that days show “because they are so good, they are called THE BUSH LEAGUE!”

The show was uploaded in three segments, check all three of them out below to listen to the entire Whiskey Blues Radio Show #47!

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- whiskeybluesradio – Blog Archive – Whiskey Blues Radio – Show 47a – Bush League Show pt 1

- whiskeybluesradio – Blog Archive – Whiskey Blues Radio – Show 47b – Can a Gas and a Match!!!

- whiskeybluesradio – Blog Archive – Whiskey Blues Radio – Show 47c – The Bush League – Loved This Band

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We fully support the 2013 Fall BRAzzar!!!

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We had an awesome time playing on the track at Southside Speedway in Midlothian, VA for this year’s Fall BRAzaar with our friend Brad Moss sitting in on guitar!  There was an awesome line-up of bands and many great vendors, sponsors and people that braved one the hottest days in October I can remember!

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