I've been 'sort' of working on an idea for a music documentary for a while and when I went out to SXSW, in Austin Texas, I decided that I needed to start it as some of musicians to be featured in it were out there at the same time. One of these was Mike Badger and he'd met up with some singers from Nashville and one evening we took a diversion from the festival madness and went and hung out in the yard of some friends of theirs and I did some filming of Mike and his new found friends singing. And as great as The Black Lips and a whole host of other bands were this evening round at Cathy and Kevins is my favourite memory of the whole trip. There was a rope light map of Texas on the outside of the house and there was beer and rum on the go as well as lots and lots of great songs. And then at some point during the evening the talk turned to the idea of everyone coming over to the UK and Mike organising a tour and, lo and behold, it's all happening so it's time to check out some new coutry music and put a few dates in your diaries. Mike, Matt and Emily are going under the name of the Liverpool Nashville Underground Medicine Show and locally will be playing in Static, The Company Store, Chester and Southport (as well as other dates further afield). In the meantime I'm going to start working through the clips of what I shot and will get something of them singing together on this site very soon.
The photograph here, taken in Austin, is of Mike Badger.