Friday, May 27, 2011

Shane Wilson

Great artist from Coldwater, Alabama -
I'm in a rush, so I'm just gonna paste his official bio

I ain’t special - MUSIC is special. Just so happens it’s what I do to earn a living...
So, I’ve played and written music my entire life. I’ve been lucky at times, and I’ve been good at times, and I’ve struggled... A LOT. The “right” musicians didn’t come along for me until about 6 months ago, and they are Bassist SHAWN DONAHOO and Drummer CLAY MARTIN - COLDWATER.
I’m honored to be an Alabama Music Hall of Fame Achiever and a Carnegie Hero Medal Winner.
I was humbled when critics embraced my ZANE RECORDS releases in 1999 and 2001, dubbing my newfound writing abilities as “platinum.” My song, “Town That Knows Everything” was heralded as “the best song SPRINGSTEEN never wrote.”
Yeah, I know. “Go figure!”
I’ll give you a list of credits like every musician/songwriter/artist does, but I’m more excited about now than then. However, I have been incredibly blessed to have worked or recorded with:
Greg Allman; “Idol” winner - Taylor Hicks; Sugarland; Widespread Panic; the late, great Buddy Miles and Butch McDade; Oteil Burbridge of The Allman Brothers; Derek Trucks; Bonnie Bramlett; Chuck Leavell; Jimmy Hall; The Drive-By Truckers; The Muscle Shoals Rhythm Section; The Memphis Horns; Dan Penn, Spooner Oldham and Donnie Fritz; Delbert McClinton; Mark Wills; Lenny LeBlanc (“Above All”); Jerry Joseph; Bloodkin; Whew!! I have been lucky!

COLDWATER is four hours of original, marketable and crowd-pleasing music spring-loaded and ready for energizing shows everywhere. We are a Roots Rock, Americana, Southern Roul (rock and soul) trio based out of Decatur, AL.

Web Presence:;;; twitter and is currently under construction.

“Sincerely, thank you for your interest, your time and your support of original artists everywhere.” SHANE WILSON and COLDWATER

Check him out

Monday, May 23, 2011

Scott Ward Band - George Jones Talkin' Cell Phone Blues

check 'em out - great friends of mine - features the legendary Spooner Oldham and Earl "Peanut" Montgomery.

You can find out more about the Scott Ward Band and where you can purchase their upcoming album here.

Friday, May 20, 2011


My beloved home state of Alabama is still in need after last month's devastating tornado outbreak. If you feel it in your heart, go here to see how you can help. We're a strong people and we will survive, but we could all use a little help.

A member of my family was a victim of the tornado that not only destroyed his home but put him in the hospital with serious injuries. Find out more about them and how you can help at Help The Lankfords

I'll leave you with a beautiful song by Tuscaloosa, Alabama's finest, the Dexateens.