Sunday, November 26, 2006

Merry Christmas from the Trailer Park

Antsy McClain is a singer, songwriter, story-teller, novelist, visual artist, and humorist. He and his band, the Trailer Park Troubadours have an ever growing number of followers, known as "Flamingoheads". Their music is a rootsy mix of honky tonk, folk-rock, rockabilly, and down-home-trailer-park good times with hits such as "It Ain't Home ('Til You Take the Wheels Off)" and "Skinny Women Ain't Hip". A Trailer Park Troubadours show is an old fashioned variety show of music and humor, guiding the audience through everyday life at the Pine View Heights Trailer Park. But the Troubadours are much more than a novelty act. Antsy McLain's superb songwriting/storytelling is backed by equally superb and energetic musicianship by the Troubadours.

Antsy McClain released a solo album last year entitled Time-Sweetened Lies, a collection of his folk/folk-rock songs that includes an impressive list of guest artists (Fleetwood Mac’s Lindsey Buckingham, founding member of Steppenwolf Bobby Cochran, Australian guitar legend Tommy Emmanuel, flamenco guitarists Ruben Romero and Edgar Cruz, and more). Time-Sweetened Lies has been on the playlists at many folk radio shows and several folk DJs include the CD on their “Best of 2005” list.

The long awaited Trailer Park Troubadours Christmas CD has been released (at least it was to be released; their website still lists it as available for pre-order). I’ll be adding this CD to my Christmas CD collection to counteract the NASCAR and barking dogs “Jingle Bells” we’ll all be hearing on the radio soon.

Antsy McClain and the Trailer Park Troubadours -Christmas at the Trailer Park.mp3

Antsy McClain and the Trailer Park Troubadours - She's Underneath the Mistletoe Again.mp3

Buy a copy of Merry Christmas from the Trailer Park here.
All of the Trailer Park Troubadours CDs, and Antsy McLain's Time-Sweetened Lies and his book "It Takes a Trailer Park: Coming of Age in Pine View Heights" are available here.


Blogger retank said...

Streaming Audio does'nt seem to work for me

November 27, 2006 3:44 AM  
Blogger retank said...

working now

November 27, 2006 3:45 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I hope you and all of the riders had a good time over the past weekend.
It's time to get ready for the next one coming and this is a good start.


November 27, 2006 8:13 AM  
Blogger Ed said...

retank - Some browsers want to download the entire file to cache before playing. I had this problem with Opera. Once the file is in cache it begins to play. Please let me know if there are any other problems.

November 27, 2006 8:32 AM  
Blogger Ed said...

Joey - I had a great weekend, I hope you did as well.

I don't plan to post much in the way of Christmas music, perhaps only a few select pieces. All of the other good music blogs will have it covered.

November 27, 2006 8:56 AM  

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