The Mid-Week Beat: A Weekend of Country, Roots Rock & Bluegrass!

national_barn_dance_1940-499x401Even just a cursory perusal of Brown Paper Ticket’s music events for this weekend will reveal a plethora of great roots rock, country music and bluegrass going on everywhere. Must be the harvest season and the feeling of getting back to the farm but we got some great events going on in barns, bars and theaters across America.

In some parts of the country, this may be the last weekend of nice weather. I know here in Seattle we’re starting to feel a little extra crispness in the air and I can’t think of a better way to celebrate the autumn season than enjoying the sound of banjos, steel guitars and sweet, rootsy harmonies.

Here are our picks for the upcoming weekend:

Thursday, September 5

The Bellamy BrothersEmporia, Kansas   Clark Carpet & Tile and KVOE  are proud to present Country Legends, The Bellamy Brothers tomorrow at The Emporia Granada Theatre. The Bellamys are best-known for the easy rolling, ’70s Southern soft rock classic “Let Your Love Flow” as well as “If I Said You Had a Beautiful Body Would You Hold it Against Me?,” “Redneck Girl,” and many, many more. The Bellamy Brothers are the most successful duo in country music history, consistently climbing into the upper reaches of the Billboard country charts during the ’80s. More than most acts of the late ’70s and ’80s, the Bellamys pushed the borders of country music, adding strong elements of rock, reggae, and even rap, racking up a string of Top Ten singles that ran into the early ’90s.


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A Gift for You – The 2011 BPT Holiday Mixtape!

The holidays are upon us. I suppose most of you are either off work or heading out early to spend time with your families. There’s not a whole lot going on as far as events go, so we decided to send you all off with a little holiday mixtape featuring songs that, hopefully, haven’t been played to death this holiday season.

We got holiday reggae, rap, blues, soul, country and punk for you; some tried and true holiday classics like one of the original 1949 versions of “Baby, It’s Cold Outside” (the other version, released that same year was by Dinah Shore and Buddy Clark) and The Ronette’s girl-group rendition of “Frosty the Snowman” (off of the classic Phil Spector Christmas album) and of course, The Pogues’ modern holiday classic “Fairytale of New York” featuring the late, great Kirsty MacColl. It’s twenty songs of pure eclectic, holiday bliss and it’s our present to you. Enjoy the tunes and have a Happy Holiday from all of us here at Brown Paper Tickets.
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