Here’s notice from Chris Davis on a show coming up that looks great, at the PrimitiveBaptistChurch (that’s at 4602 Indiana, which I think is in SylvanPark). I haven't heard of this guy, but he sounds like a direct line back to what lies underneath country music.
Feb. 3rd, , $6.
Cast King (Sun Records recording artist with Country Drifters and Miller Sisters; recently released debut album under his own name on Locust Records; Old Sand Mountain, ALA) John Allingham Dan Tyler John Smiff XXV
There will be a potluck dinner beforehand starting at 6 pm. Attendees are invited to bring a covered dish. Vegetarian dishes welcome.
A google search for Cast King should lead you to an Alabama folklore Society web page with an excellent radio show featuring some of the early 1950s sides King cut for Sun Records in his group the Country Drifters and as a sideman with the Miller Sisters. King also cut around 6 unreleased masters for Sun that hopefully will see the light of day (past status as bonus tracks on a multi-benjamin Bear Family box).
John Allingham is co-leader of The Cherry Blossoms and The Brambles and the leader of Arizona Drains.
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