I don’t get on here to blog for us as often as I’d like. Keeping up on new product, running the kustom shop and all the social media accounts keeps me busy, along with bringing up my daughter. Today, though, I thought I’d take a moment to write a note about something we think is really pretty darn cool.
I found out about Rockabilly Radio through a magazine at my dad’s (our pinstriper’s) place (I can’t recall which one, off the top of my head). On about the second or third page I saw an ad for “Rockabilly Radio”, an internet radio station that plays rockabilly music and beyond. The first thing I did was bring it up on my phone (you can listen via mobile or computer) and for days after I stayed glued to it. What I love is the variety and the mobility. I can listen while cooking and cleaning, I can listen in the office and I can kick back with it at the end of the night with some cider at the campfire out in the backyard.
They truly offer a wide range of styles and DJ’s. I personally dig on the old school stuff, the western swing and the original 50’s style. I also love the new genres encompassed in the rockabilly catchall. From their website Vision Statement:
“To play tracks by independent Rockabilly Artists and Bands
To include the Genres of Jump-Blues, Western Swing, Rockin’ Doo Wop, Hillbilly, RnR, Bop Jive & Stroll.”
Something I really like is the variety of disc jockeys. I’ve heard male and female DJ’s, and from places all around the world. They offer what’s missing from most terrestrial radio stations available locally – good banter. I like to hear someone telling me what tracks I’ve just heard, information about past and present artists, and fun facts I wouldn’t probably be privy to elsewhere. I work in my office alone, so hearing that voice on the radio is a nice, familiar feeling. I’ve also been exposed to a lot of music I’ve never heard before (which leads to distracting wiki-ing, ha!).
Recently while listening I heard a clip about advertising with the station. I decided to give it a shot for Grease and Grace, and with no regrets. They were very easy to work with and the experience of creating our ad was fun.
I’ve not been put up to writing this, I’m truly doing it because I really like the station. I was thrilled to find it and will continue listening. I don’t hear repeats and it doesn’t get boring. It’s great to know there are so many others who share the love for the rockabilly scene. It’s tough locally for us, in a small town on the eastern part of Pennsylvania. Not much happening here. So I’ve found that in order to find other like minded individuals, projects like rockabilly radio are so important to bring us all a little closer to one another.
Check it out for yourself : rockabilly-radio.net
Schedule of programs for the month : http://rockabilly-radio.net/schedulemain.htm
Consider donating if you enjoy it.
Long live rock! Keep the scene strong.
Grease and Grace
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