LINKS

Dusty Rodeo : the band of Steffan Rock, Pastoral Mécanique host and producer, but also country blues rockabilly troubadour.

RADIO :

Campus 90.8 Grenoble the home radio station in Grenoble, France which broadcasts Pastoral Mécanique.
Freies Radio Wueste Welle the community radio station in Tübingen, Germany which broadcasted Pastoral Mécanique as Honky Tonk Live.
Radio G! the community radio station in Angers, France where Honky Tonk Live was born.
WSM 650 AM one of the oldest american stations, home of the Grand Ole Opry, located in Nashville, Tennessee.
Rockabilly Radio the voice of Rockabilly, around the clock on that webradio.
Ouï FM Blues a french station dedicated to the Blues.
Fifty-Sixty the retro radio show of my colleague Vince Stage on Radio Gresivaudan.

GENERAL MUSIC-RELATED SITES AND BLOGS :

All Music a huge database about music, artists and albums
The Blue Highway have a trip on the path of Blues
Traditional Country Hall Of Fame learn about the true hillbillies, cowboys and honky-tonkers
Rockabilly Hall Of Fame the definitive home of rockabillies
The Sun Studio the birthplace of rock’n’roll
Saving Country Music The Triggerman’s activist blog to save roots music against pop decadence
Rockarocky the ultimate french roots-rock site to know anything related to that scene in France, managed by my friend Michel from Lyon, France
Bartemon this is a syndicate of guys from Paris and Bretagne who preach the gospel of rock’n’roll by spreading the good word
Yepcats Passion like Bartemon check out this page to get the newest news from the rockabilly/country underworld in France

STORIES, MYTHS AND LEGENDS :

Charlie Patton a cartoon by Robert Crumb telling the life of one of the first recording delta blues artists
At the Crossroads the blues myth as selling yourself to the Devil
Peg Leg Sam, Born for Hard Luck the story of a one-legged harp player who was one of the last medicine-shows performer (transcription here)
The Death of Hank Williams how the hillbilly shakespeare died on New Year’s Eve 1953
Is Elvis alive ? the ultimate question in today’s popular culture, how we may believe that the King is still alive…

ARTISTS :

BB Browzee Steffan Rock’s teammate on stage and sometimes live in the radio studio during the German years
The County Boys a honky tonkin’ duet from southern Germany keeping the Bakersfield twang flame on this side of the Atlantic
Hank Williams the hillbilly Shakespeare
Elvis Presley the King
Johnny Cash the Man In Black
Dwight Yoakam the country maverick
Danni Leigh the ultimate Honky Tonk Woman
Marty Stuart the Nashville citizen who picks teles, shoots pics and collects hillbilly memorabilia
Brian Setzer rockabilly in a twang explosion
Dale Watson the “ameripolitan” troubadour from Texas
Junior Brown the Oklahoma alien with a transgenic guitar called a “guit-steel”
Hank Williams III Hellbilly from Tennessee
Scotty Moore the first guitarist and manager d’Elvis
Luther Perkins the originator of the “boom-chicka-boom”, the Man behind the Man in Black
James Burton the original Telemaster, provider of the Bakersfield Sound
Clarence White or how to play steel guitar with a Telecaster
Danny Gatton the late world’s greatest unknown guitarist
The Cramps the originators of psychobilly, the twisted side of the white-trash culture
Lance & Donna a duet who lives the blues both in life and on stage
Velvetone the ultimate german twangmaster band
Rockin’ Carbonara a rockabilly trio from Freibourg, Germany led by a sicilian slapper
The Tawny Owls Bessenay Bros’ rockabilly gang from Lyon, France
Bad Hangover don’t mess with those guys from Paris, France !