I've been a big OMD fan ever since I saw you guys perform in England on The Old Grey Whistle Test show. Shame I never got to see you perform live in concert, but thank God for Youtube. Love the stuff you're doing with Beyond Reach, can't wait for new music! Greetings from the Netherlands (Europe).
Have heard Jackie Blue on the radio a couple of times but have not heard of Ozark Mountain Daredevils before.
Hi guys...Blast from the ghosts of Springfield past here. I loved stumbling on to your new ventures, and hope to see (or at least hear) you soon. Still rockin' here, and wishin' you all the best.
Will "How many Dreams" make it on a CD, it is one of my favorite Beyond Reach songs, if not could you put it back on the website?
Always glad to to see that you are still writing and performing. I listen to your OMD and post -OMD music. It's a big influence and inspiration.
We are looking forward to seeing you guys in St. Charles, MO. on 9-23-16 !!!
Please keep me in your loop of recordings and overall success.
Mr. Chowning and Mr. Lee are two of the greatest song writer / performers of all time. From the early OMD to Beyond Reach, it's musical greatness. They are amazing!!! These guys sit at the very top of this music junkie's all time favorites. Thank you, guys and all the best to you! - Mark Smith, Hillsboro, OR
Love ALL your music, Further scratches that itch, love it........hope for more in the future and hope you all are doing well !
Was thrilled to find that "Further" had been released when we went to listen to Randle in Marshfield. It's wonderful to at last be able to listen to these songs I've remembered from long ago performances. "Further" is my current driving companion and is growing on me with every play. "Hey Boys" is often in my mind, and Larry's haunting "You Don't Need It" & "Last Hoedown" are current favorites. Could listen to David Wilson's violin all day long. This cd sounded exceptional tonight from the porch overlooking the valley & lightning bugs. Thank you, wish there were more songs in the vault.
Been a while since I checked in but I'm thrilled to see that you have new music out. It will be purchased shortly and I can't wait to hear it. Best always.
What's in my CD player?
Beyond Reach's newest CD, "Further"!
I love your fresh new music! It's really a fantastic CD!
Thanks so much, Randle and Larry, for delivering to us your best!
Stan and Debbie Dixon
Another great cd from Randle and Larry. You never get tired of listening to there songs and lyrics. So glad for both of them as soloists and doing "Beyoe Reach" together. Don't let this one "Further" pass you by. Get it.
Hope you and family are of good health.
Have been waitng years for the this release. The wait was worth it. Thanks guys you did it again. Great CD.
Hope to see ya live soon.
Further is absolutely terrific! The vocals are sharp, the melodies sweet and the musicianship impeccable. Your music is as smooth as a float down the Current River. So glad I found Beyond Reach!
Normally I would wait to comment on new music until I had the CD in hand and could give it a thorough listening. I apologize for jumping the gun but I find it difficult to curb my enthusiasm! "Hey Boys" and "You Don't Need It" have kept the old computer humming for the past two days. Randle Chowning has a knack for penning tunes that get your toe tapping and make you want to get up and dance. David Wilson's guitar solo on "Hey Boys" is a sonic treat.
Having heard Larry Lee perform "You Don't Need It" at various shows I've attended, I am amazed at what this song has become in the studio!! Such a haunting and melodic experience. And there's that guy again, David Wilson on violin. David's soaring solo stops me in my tracks each time I hear it.
Bravo!! Beyond Reach!!
We as fans are so lucky that you continue to make wonderful music!
Thank You all very much!
Further to my earlier comment... I've just noticed the CD is available now from CDBaby.... My orders in so hopefully its on its way
I think I was one of the first to comment on the first BR CD way back in 2005, so here we are again! I've listened to the clips on line and I'll be placing my order asap (Hopefully tomorrow). It may have been a long time coming but certainly seems like it was worth the wait.... You guys still have plenty of good music in yer!
Is it your 'swansong' ? Hopefully not - Well way back in 2005 I never dreamt of what the next few years would hold.... A totally unexpected BR CD.... Some great friends on your message board..... The totally mindblowing OMD reunion concerts at WWSL in 2006 & 2007 which I was fortunate enough to attend.... Meeting you guys & your families in person.... So here's to the next nine years - So lets never say never.
"Further", our new CD is not too far away now.
Hi, I think this is an interesting website.
i will follow and support you. Cheer!
Larry: Just a note from one of your OMD pilots in the 70's. Always kept track of most of you. Glad you are still around. I completed 30 years flying at NWA in MSP 6 years ago. Gene still flys for NWA (now Delta). He also flys the B-17 for the Confederate Air force at air shows. You guys ever come to MSP drop a note, I would like to hear you. Bud
Always sad to hear about the issues of health with self and family ...family comes first...even tho I look forward to your music..and enjoy what I do have ... my first thoughts are with you guys and your families .... take care..Peace and Love...Mike
all i need is your love.this song says it all
Hope 2013 is a great year for you both!!! You never know when those creative juices will start flowing again...We'll be waiting...
Mike, we'll keep working on this and thanks for hanging in there with us,
I've just discovered your group after doing an internet search on Randle Chowning. Having been a life-long OMD fan since the first album I was wondering what any of the past members were up to. Having listened to several of Beyond Reach's songs, I'm very impressed and hooked already. Larry Lee's voice and songwriting skills have always been top notch and the combination of you two's abilities come together so well. Your songs are lyrically and musically beautiful, intricate, and touch the soul. Best of luck with your family's health issues. Like the best of OMD's first 3 albums, your new music weaves a tapestry of multi-instrumental magic, not to mention the amazing vocal harmonies. Keep up the good work and take care.
Larry, It's very nice to hear from you and thanks so much for the nice comments.
As everyone who has checked in here periodically over the past year or so may know, both Randle and I have had a continuing stream of personal and family health issues to deal with. That along with helping with our aging parents needs has left us with little time (and energy) to be creative. As much as we would love to spend more time on our music, that just hasnâ€™t been possible for some time now.
We do still gather together to work in the studio as time allows and unless something unforeseen should arise, this music weâ€™ve been trying to finish recording is slowly, but surely, getting closer to completion. We just ask for a little bit more patience and understanding. It is after all, only music weâ€™re talking about.
Well, here we are in January 2013. A Happy New Year to all!
Gotta say it's a real shame the site has an air of dereliction; no updates for such a long time, nothing on the "news" page. How hard is it to make an announcement? Did the Maya references put a hex on everything? C'mon guys, it's time to get some momentum going again on here. I'm sure I speak for everyone when I say we want to back you all the way with our undying love and support, your music is simply too good to just let this thing wither and fade...
Listening forward to your newest music, when it becomes available!!!
Was hoping to give some Beyond Reach CD's out for Christmas??? Guess that's not going to happen??
throw me a new cd bone!
Larry and Randle,
Hope to hear more from Beyond Reach! I love all of your music! We want to wish you and your's a very Happy Thanksgiving!
Stan and Debbie
How did you enjoy the show? I was at the Friday night show.. Thought they put on a good show...sadly there wll never be another 2006-2007 Wildwood. Check out youtube for Larry doing Spaceship Orion in 2007. I filmed it...probably the last time he will perform that one live...Glad I captured it...
Will you and Randy be playing with OMD this November? My wife Kim and I are attending the show, coming from Montana. Hope to see you there.
Neither Randle or myself are OMD'ing anymore That said, I'm sure you and your wife will still enjoy yourselves and we wish you a safe trip.
hope things are all well with you and yours. i know this is beging to sound like a skipping vinyl record, so don't take this wrong; but are you close to a new cd release? here's wishing you and your families all the best!
Checking in to see if any news. Hope things are going better.
Hope all is going well with you guys and your families........
On business trip to Spingfield, MO, and watching DUTV, saw a video of you doing Angel Walking and fell in love with the song on the spot! Where can get this on a video or a record? I want to play it in the band I am in. Thanks.
followed omd since first album. songs still get me through tough times. thank you
Just stopping by .....and from my reading here it looks like a few things have gotten in the way of musical progress ..... Family matters do come first .... hang in there the best you can and I wish all of you the best in family matters .....
Well...in the OMD circle of fans...You and Randle are both truly missed. I think they added more people just to try and make up for you guys being gone.
Well...maybe you just need some new equipment? lol They only play a few shows a year...Just a shame it can't be worked out to do everything? Just my two cents...
Hope there are still plans for some new music in the future?
Thanks for replying...
You know, Randle and I and even David to an extent, have had a lot of lifeâ€™s rogue waves rolling over us this past year. Iâ€™ve found that creating and performing music is best done in calm waters. Adele would no doubt think differently of the process. But progress is being made with twelve new songs written and recording nearing completion. Canâ€™t say for sure when youâ€™ll get to hear them, but the day is closer now than it was a year ago. Hang in there.
As for that â€œotherâ€ matter. Itâ€™s not that I donâ€™t appreciate the tens of people out there like yourself who really care if RC and I ever again add our little 2-cents worth to the shows. Iâ€™ve been told there are now nine people on stage. Thatâ€™s a big band. Theyâ€™ve got more people up there than Chicago. They donâ€™t need two more. Iâ€™d imagine they make quite enough noise with what they have. Maybe in their minds the more dbâ€™s the better the show. Iâ€™d prefer to stay home and keep what hearing I have, thank youâ€¦.
Probably already know the answer to this..but , Is there any chance of you playing with OMD in November??
Mike, sorry but their not on my radar anymore.
Just checking in..any progress on the new CD?
An old OMD fan, I pre-ordered the CD a while ago, and totally forgot until it arrived in the mail a few days ago. I'm really enjoying it -- thanks, guys.
I used to play "It Couldn't Be Better" on my guitar as a lullaby for my kids. Looks as though I'll have to learn how to play "Good Enough for Now" for my grand-kids!
Hope 2012 is finding everyone and their families doing well........ as always looking forward to any new music and shows that may come our way ..... I'm getting bored with my own songwriting attempts...Just does not compare to Beyond Reach Music!!
i know we were assured of an early new years ep cd release, and you've informed all of us of having some family speed bumps, but dang-it boys; i'm startin' to get the shakes! needing a BR fix soon as possiple. you know i love ya, thanks fellas. billy
billy, if anything we've hit additional "speed bumps" lately. we've had to cancel a half doz dates we had booked and stop pursuing any future live shows for the time being, but we are still recording together whenever we have the chance. it's just not been easy getting together because of everyones various family obligations right now. hang in there with us, the music will be worth it in the end.
I was wandering if your song Marathon Man will ever be for sale. I really appreciate the free download a couple of years ago but unfortunately I had a problem with my ITouch and lost the song. Keep playing and writing good music.
You guys are like my heros, the reason I myself learned to play.....the roads ok, if you like to play, your music can let you have a good time!!! Sound familiar? I live near the St.Louis area, when will you guys be around there? I will definately make it to the show. You music is so infuential I absolutely love it. Please dont ever stop.
just ordered Waiting On The Sun - pure genius -Thank you so much ,Randle and Larry, you brighten up these dark cold nights in the UK - will be visiting relatives in the USA later in the year (including my sister who I haven't seen in 45 years - she lives in Sumter SC - are you in concert anytime between , say October to December anywhere in the US? - would love to see you live.
Charles fro Norwich, UK.
yeah... couple shows I mentioned, no, didn't see you Larry... but saw Randle w/the Daredevils in Princeton... small raised stage... the band was within reach of the front of the crowd... intimate setting indeed. y'all keep on.
Great music... the "Younger Years" video is classic. Saw you guys a couple of times here in WV, Princeton around '82, and Fayetteville around '97, or so (fuzzy memories)... You guys are on my regular playlist. Thanks for the music all these years.
We trust everyone made it through the holidays. We just posted some updates on the "NEWS" link and hope you'll go over and click on it to check things out .
Stopping by to get on last post in before 2012..looking forward to hearing more great music from BR Live and on CD..........Best of the season to all and make it a super 2012.......
It seems respectably close enough to the festive season now to wish everyone on the board and especially the band a very Happy Christmas. Patiently looking forward to hearing more good things, all in good time. Peace and good health to all; happy holidays :)
New music in early 2012? Yay! If there was a "Like" button I would pound on it!
Just discovered BR on YouTube. Love it! Brings back good memories of Springfield and SW MO St. in the early 80's and OMD concerts. Live in NW Indiana now but will definitely come back whenever you guys are playing in the area. Thanks. -Greg
Thanks for ringing in and we're glad you enjoyed the video. Hopefully one day we'll be playing someplace close to you...
it's been an eight month wait so far for a new ep, are we getting close to a release?
We are working on it now. Six new songs so far recorded with several others we're looking to finish. Hope to have next EP/CD for you early 2012.
Larry & Randle, We are all looking forward to your next release. Keep 'em coming. Thanks, Tim & Diane L.
Listening to your music this evening made me think of the St Louis show. Waiting for the Sun & Younger Years are such great songs! Plus the other material of course. I'll watch the website for upcoming shows and hope I can attend. Thanks for the great music.
Could that be Mt View Ark ? sorry to intrude on the personal post..but if a show is being setup for their, I'll be going .... it's a wonderful area and your music fits in with the theme perfectly .......Mike
Randle and Larry, Loved the new Beyond Reach 6 EP cd.. Keep up the great work.
Thanks Bob. We've started recording songs for the next EP/CD. Hoping to have it all together around years end. BR
Joy Bartlett, we are trying to find you. Randle would like to talk to you about Mtn. View. If you see this, let us know your e-mail address. Thanks. Jaynie & Randle
Please consider a show in KC (I know...I know...).
I am looking forward to a great show in September.
Passing this along...I know OMD used to play there...
Just curious about your group....found a painting with the names Elizabeth Anderson-Dillion and James Dillion and started doing some research. Wondering if they are the same as the Dare Devils Members
Patricia, Yes they are....
Cant wait to get your cd's! Thanks for the new material!
Man you guys still got it!! Moved from KC in 79 to Louisiana. Do you swing towards this way anytime? I will have to get up to your area soon.
Whippoorwill, Mr Powell, Road to Glory, Spaceship Orion, Leatherwood, Within Without, and of course Country Girl and Jackie Blue have burned up my LP's, cassettes, cd's, and now IPod for the last 38 years.
Really enjoyed you guys at the house on the rock. Great show. Looking forward to more live dates. Keep us posted.
IÂ´m from Germany and last week I received your new EP. The six songs are the finest I heard the last years and I was so happy during the listening. Thank you Larry and Randall and the other nice guys.
I hope for more soon.
Greetings from Germany
Love this song!!!
heard you guys in StL recently... enjoy the mood & lyricism of the Waiting on the Sun CD... hope you can do a gig at the Yellow House or somewhere in West Plains soon...
Got my copy of "Waiting on the Sun" and I love all 5 songs, it's really really good! More please!!!!
Only ONE thing wrong with the new CD...NEED MORE SONGS!!! LOL Every song is great to listen to and lraves you wanting more...Hope we will hear some more soon!
I hope to see ya all downtown at Reeds Spring. Thats like home cause I lived in Kimberling for 14 years.
Thanks for posting that link to the St Louis review Mike, it's a great write-up . . and good photos too. By the way, I notice that all the photos the photographers took of the performance can be viewed online at this link . .
there are about 40 really great pictures!
Would have loved to have been there for the show, especially to hear Whippoorwill. To Larry, Randle and David, I really love the new EP . . such good music, the title track is fantastic and David, your "Good Enough For Now" song is truly outstanding.
Great review of the show in St Louis..
The new EP has reached the UK & is drifting across the airwaves as I write this. Thanks for this latest offering its just simply superb!!
Cheque's in the post (Honest!) - As ever its a pleasure doing business with you!
Thanks to everyone who braved the bad weather in St. Louis this past Saturday night to join us at the Focal Point. You guys pretty much filled the place and we hope to be asked back againâ€¦
Also an extra large â€œThank You and Well-Done!â€ goes out to Emily and brother John Higgins for sharing their music with everyone.
Since everything is now setup for â€œWaiting On The Sunâ€ EP sales and downloads through CDBaby, weâ€™re canceling any further â€œdirect salesâ€ from this website.
CDBaby is a wonderful little company, very trustworthy and the CDâ€™s will actually cost you guys less than what weâ€™d have to charge. So please continue ordering via the â€œBuyâ€ link.
Also wanted to add that I LOVED the set list...but was surprised there were no songs from the first CD? Needed a THIRD set!!! lol
I want to say thanks also to Larry and Randle for coming to St Louis. I hope we might see another show and more new music this summer? Thought the Focal Point was a great place to see a band. The NEW songs were awesome...can't wait to hear more like that. Everybody Crawls Home Once is stuck in my head!! Had a GREAT TIME..hope to do it again!
Thanks for a great show at the Focal Point! Emily Higgins opened the show and is a very talented singer/song writer! Then Beyond Reach played 2 sets and 1 encore....a total of 17 songs....nicely mixing the new music with our old favorites. Randle's "Waiting on the Sun" and Larry's "Everybody Crawls Home Once" are fresh new songs that gives us a taste of more great music to come! The new cd sounds great!
Thanks for a very enjoyable evening!
Nice seeing everyone! Missed you, Jaynie!
Sorry that I missed everybody at the shows! I'm sure they were great fun and I know the music was great. Jaynie
Just got back from the Focal Point. Great show guys! Enjoyed visiting before & after the show with you all and with Stan, Debbie, Tim & Diane. Missed seeing you Jaynie - hopefully next time. Thanks to all!
Alwayz loved Daredevils tunez Hope sum of the same kickass downhome rythemes are in the B R lineup
See you all in the big city tomorrow. Very much looking forward to the show!
We are all looking forward to seeing Beyond Reach at the Focal Point. Was always hoping you would do a show in the St. Louis area. Thanks!
I'm really excited about Beyond Reach coming to St. Louis this weekend. I'll definately be there and looking forward to it. It's been about 6 years since this site/comment page has been up. A lot under the bridge and fortunately a lot of great new music. Hopefully you'll bring a few cds to purchase; if not, I'll get one shortly after. See you Saturday.
Really enjoyed the living room concert in Fayetteville AR! Deuling guitars, fiddle, mandolin, harmonies, and great song intros that revealed the inspiration for many of the songs! Thanks for coming and enjoyed the vist...
Enjoyed the concert on the 15th, enjoying the new EP..WOW excellent new music !!! I'm surprised the car CD player didn't burn a groove in the CD on the drive home.....sure played the heck out of it....I think I know all the lyrics by heart now....Oh! and the songs went so well with the drive along the Buffalo River...
Love the new music, looking forward to St Louis!
Whoaaa... The harmonies are mind blowing!!!!
Gotta Love it. The Focal Point audience is in for a treat!
The new songs sound great! Can't wait to buy them! See you on the 23rd in St Louis!
I love your song Younger Years. A dear freind of mine sent the link on YouTube to me in my email and I fell in love with the song. I would love to down load it to my Music list but am not sure how or if it is available. If it is I would love to know. Thanks for your wonderful music! Betti Victory
Me too!!...New music from you fellas, always welcome news!
Really looking forward to hearing your new music . . . 'waiting on the sun' . . . it'll shine when it shines!!!
Can't wait to see you guys on April 23 in STL!
Welcome to Jack & your father...There are plenty of OMD & BR fans over here in the UK. A few of us have 'lived' your dream and made the journey of a lifetime. Do it if you can... You will not be disappointed.
Greetings from the West Midlands
Me & my father have been life long fans of Ozark Mountain Dardevils and has been a life long dream to come to America from Liverpool to see gigs involving the genius' behind it all. Beyond Reach is new to me but I am getting into it. Were saving up all our money and we hope to take the biggest journey of our lives to come and see you guys in the near future.
A quick question about the upcoming St Louis Show. Curious if you guys will throw in any OMD music in the set list or will this be strictly Beyond Reach and NEW music. Either way is great...just curious.
Mr. Ned is making a move to Florida in the near future, which would make the trip back up to MO for weekly rehearsals and future gigs a bit difficult, as you no doubt would understand. Over a year ago Ned told us he was considering this move, so weâ€™ve known for a while this might be coming. Weâ€™ll miss his friendship a lot and we do wish him the very bestâ€¦.
Hey, Randle, Larry, David, what happened to Ned? Somehow he's just dropped out of the picture . . literally! . . . back on his quest for funky?
I would love to attend the St. Louis show but can't get away on Easter weekend. Looking forward to more dates!
The Focal Point- Not a bad seat in the House.
Have Dinner before the show at the Maya Cafe next door. Most of all, enjoy Beyond Reach in St. Louis!!
I've got my tickets!!! Cant wait..should be a great evening. Wish it wasnt General Admission though..but it sounds like its pretty small and all seats should be good.
Great news about the St Louis show! Looking forward to hearing new music......OK, any Beyond Reach music
We are sooo looking forward to the Focal Point show in St. Louis!!! Been spreading the Word. The Focal Point is a wonderful venue for Beyond Reach. It is intimate with great acoustics. Buy your tickets early, don't miss this show!!
I'm excited about the upcoming April dates! Hope I get to go and hope I get to see some of you. Jaynie
There are a couple of new updates on our "News" and "Calendar" sections. Hopefully we'll be seeing some of you soon. As always, thanks for checking in....
I am a huge fan and was given three cd's from a great friend a year ago.The Best of Larry Lee, Marooned(Larry Lee) and Beyond Reach(Randle Chowning and Larry Lee) and all three have been in my car since I rec'd them! Great, great music and cannot get enough of it!!! Absolutely love all the songs and have to say that it's hard for me to pick a favorite. The stations in LA should be playing your music and I would love to see you live. Please come to CA...LA/Orange County would be great!!! Looking forward to more music from you and just listened to "Younger Years"...Larry's voice is amazing and hasn't changed one bit from his earlier cd's...Warm regards to you all..............
I'm A Fellow Musician And Fan! I First Heard The Daredevils @ My Uncle Lawrence's Music Store(Lines Music)I Was Playing W/My Band (Shallow Howl)And Was Givin The Beyond Reach CD By One Of Randle's Nephews!!! I Love It,You Guys Sound Great,And I'm Larry Lee's Biggest Fan!!!(Best Voice 'N' Rock 'N' Roll)
Havenâ€™t heard any new news for a while? Wondering how the new music is coming along and if there will be any live performances this year?
Bought the cd when it was first issued - am a great fan of both Larry and Randle - favourite song of all time - Following The Way That I Feel.
Any news of new material?
Charles VanHook and I played guitar in the 60's in Springfield, Mo. We won the battle of the bands competition that took place at Doling Park at the Dance Pavilion in 1962. We got to play there for a couple of springtime weekend dances. We loved the songs that you guys did. Lucky YOU!
I retired from Tampa Fla. educational system and took up residence on Indian Point just down the road from Silver $ City. I own and operate a automotive restoration shop. Hope to see you here someday. I have a contact friend for you Pop Landers who booked a lot of entertainers in Los Angeles in the 80's. Check around there and see if anyone's heard of him. Lional Ritchie was one of his entertainers. He is here in Branson and has connections. If your interested.
Any way I liked your songs and Chuck is who forwarded you to me. He lives in Pocatella Idaho now. I think he has sat in with Dick Dale some.
Wuold like to be on your friends list. ???
You guys still got it, soundin' great. Thanks for keepin' the music flowin'.
Would love to spend a little quality time with you gentlemen. Interview with music for distribution to some radio stations. Maybe an impromptu video interview and a St. Louis show? Great CD. I am humbly at your service. Jonesy
Great to see that work is going on with new music and some concert dates. Hopefully St. Louis is on the list of stops.
I've been putting the Beyond Reach cd in lately. Don't know why it is but I always seem to find this cd again every Fall. i guess I just connect it to this nice time of year. Keep us posted and I'm looking forward to seeing you on one of these upcoming dates. Happy Thanksgiving to all.
Sorry for not posting in a while.
Weâ€™ve been rehearsing weekly through the summer months along with writing and learning lots of new songs ,which weâ€™re getting ready to start recording this month.
Recording will take us up to the first of the year and weâ€™ve already booked several live dates for next spring and early summer. Once these venues have information on their websites, we will be posting the dates and links on the Calendar section.
Weâ€™ll also be posting one or two videos soon from the Ozarks Celebration Festival Benefit concert a couple of months ago.
Hope everyone has a wonderful late Fall and weâ€™ll be seeing some of you in 2011.
Just been following some links from your 'press' page and found some short YouTube clips of last week's show . . cool ! Randle taking lead vocals on Ghost of Perryville (or 'Wild Irish Rose' as it is billed on the video) with great harmonies from everyone else, Ned singing a song called Sugar Candy Mountain (a real nice ballad) and Larry singing 'I'm Just Wasting Time' . . . plus there's footage of David playing along with The Undergrass Boys - really enjoyed that too. Okay, that's given me the fix I needed!, thanks.
Anyone who wants to take a look, go to the YouTube channel 'tagsgf', you'll see 'em there.
Enjoyed seeing the photos you've now put up online from the March gig - thanks. Keep 'em coming. How about some pix from your show last weekend? And maybe a bit of video footage of the live show would be pretty cool - any chance? Gotta keep us hungry fans satisfied - the more you give, the more we want!
I really enjoyed the benefit concert last weekend! Nice to have the chance to hang out with you guys a bit afterwards at the reception. I'm really looking forward to the new cd. Thanks!
Larry, I also enjoyed the Mulberry Tree show last night. Some really nice songs! Good production work too ;-)
Larry, Great selection of songs on the Mulberry Tree radio show last night.....good job at the co-hosting too! Enjoyed the dickens out of it........
Great new website! Love the Bio pix, all 4 good 'uns.
Younger Years, great song guys, and like the new look to the web page....keep on churning!!
I would love it if you guys could put on a show at the britt festival here in jacksonville oregon. it is a great venue and I am sure you would have a great time!
I love your music! my dad was a friend of carl Mc call's yrs ago. we went to one of your birthday parties at carls house back in 1980. I remember having a great time. I would love to buy one of your new albums. any chance I could get one autographed? thanks, glad to hear your are making music again!
Like the new site. Interesting. Could you bring back the photo gallery, with new pictures? Thanks.
Love the videos on YouTube and can't wait for the CD's to start rolling out!
Glad to see the new site -now waiting for your new music to enjoy! Keep it coming!
Great new look to the site. If you're open to some user suggestions, I have one; it would be good to have a gallery page where we can see some selected photos from your live performances. Thanks for posting the lyrics to Younger Years with the video.
A fellow MV native who loves the Jacks Fork!
Beyond Reach will be performing a short set of songs during a special benefit concert for the Ozarks Celebration Festival at the Juanita K. Hammons Hall for the Performing Arts on the campus of Missouri State University at 8:00PM on Friday the 24th of September.
Tickets are $15 each and $25 for Gold Circle Seating. The Gold Circle Seating price includes a reception with the performers following the concert.
This will be the festivals 13th year and we’ll be joining The Undergrass Boys that evening to help raise money so the festival can hopefully continue for years 14 and 15 and on. If you live in or around the Springfield area, we urge you to join us and support this wonderful festival.
GREAT video and song.......when do the shows start!!!!!!!!
Pretty cool vibe we have going here, keep it going =]
Hope to see this as a single or album download in the near future. Pat and I went thru the 3 songs twice on my laptop this afternoon. This is a sweet treat from a great band. Thanks much. Ed & Pat.
those are some great tunes--thanks Randle and Larry
Can't stop singing/humming it!
Thanks for posting these new videos!
I did not see who wrote these songs, though. Please, let us know who gets the credits. Thanks.
That was great,looking foward to new post
Love the video and of course the song....thanks for posting......Things have been just too quiet....
Just watched the new video - loved it! Thanks guys.
New video of our song “Younger Years” is now up on YouTube
New Beyond Reach Channel
NEW Younger Years video
Spread it around
RC recently a download of omd first gig as the Emergency Band magically appeared anyway a great song on there called because i love you very good song and well done for a first gig can you shine some light on that song
I must have missed the announcement about your last gig. Do you or Larry have anything planned ?
And a few of us from SoCal Too!!!!
It was fun to see you Stan, along with Michelle and Jeff. Thanks for making the trip in the rain! Dan, we'll have to talk about coming to your area sometime. We'll call you. Jaynie
Thx for the update Stan! You are lucky to live somewhat close. About time Randle and Jaynie consider coming to AZ! I can get the crowd. :-)
I was fortunate enough to plan my business trip down to the Springfield area, and was able to catch most of Randle's gig at the Brighton Creek Bar and Grill on Friday night. What a fun, fun show! Was able to hang out with Jaynie, Jeff and Michelle Swofford and really had an enjoyable time! Randle played all of the old favorites and some that I haven't heard him do before....covers....like After Midnight....I really enjoyed your guitar work on this one, Randle!!! Rock On!!!
Roger, what a wonderful 4th! We had a great time. You are great at getting everybody and everything together. Thank you so much. Jaynie
Randle and Jaynie, You made our July 4th Reunion Concert something that people will be talking about for some time to come. You two are a class act! I can't tell you how much I appreciate your flexibility in joining in with with the Band on some of their songs and allowing them to join you on yours! We need to get Larry to join us next year!
You guys ROCK!
Remember Randle and Larry will NOT be playing at the Gillioz. If you are still inclined to go, we have a good friend that runs the University Plaza Hotel which is close to downtown and a nice place to stay.
ok jill thanks. i'll look into it.
Hi Billy, the Gillioz is a neat place, you will have a good time. I have been in Springfield several times, the only place we have ever stayed is The Residence Inn, on Kingsley just off south National. A real nice place with a free breakfast to die for. Going north on National takes you right into the Gillioz area of town, easy to find. I imagine Jaynie or some other locals can give you some other hotel ideas. How 'bout it everyone?
hey jill, i figured if anyone could tell me it would be you. my wife and i are going to see the omd gillioz show sept. 10th. could you give me some nearby motel locations as to where we could stay? we'll be coming in from texas. thanks,billy
Sorry we missed you Greg. When we walked in all the tables down front had Reserved tags on them, all except 1 little table front and center, no tag on it so we grabbed it. Worked out great until the band came on the stage and everyone stood up front! It was a fun night.
The March Concert at Drury was so awesome! We are anxious to hear your play and sing agin soon!
Jill--didn't see your post til now--I rented the top of the caboose--had perfect seats to a fun show--with about 20 other long time fans--it was a fun night--not as fun as Wildwood 1 or 2--but still a great time
Hey Greg, I'll be at Knuckleheads also, maybe we'll run into each other.
That would be great! I hope it becomes available. I was thinking about trying to get a copy somehow, guess I'll wait and see what happens with New Era.
Had this message from NewEra about the Cowtown dvd:-
We are looking into the possibility of getting the Cowtown show to sell on our site. We'll see.
New Era for The OMDs
Not sure how much of the Devils are on the dvd but still worth a look.
Goin' to see the DD's 6/5 at Knuckleheads in KC--they're also showing the documentary "Cowtown Ballroom-Sweet Jesus"--which is the first place I saw the origianl DD's in 1974--wish it included Randall and Larry--but you take what you can get
Hey, to anyone who hasn't been to Larry's website, his 2 new CDs, "Twigs" & "Buds on Branches" are available for download starting today. You can purchase them at cdbaby.com/cd/larrymichaellee
Randle. We saw you with the Notions performing "Shamey, Shame" on the public television station here in St. Louis, on 5/16. It was produced by Drury College.
Did you perform more songs for them, that might be televised later? Thanks.
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Randle, I wanted to talk to you about the possibility of doing a few acoustic songs at a private event just outside Marshfield on Sunday, July 4. Was going to send you a message on your Facebook page, but couldn't find an option to do so there. What's the best way to contact you?
like jill, i also listen to my old school music on cd on my long eairly morning riser drives to work. and, since this west texas boy will probably never get to see you perform in person; i strongly hope to end up with your new songs on cd also. i'll be waiting for my copies. thanks, larry.
Larry's Site is up n running...nice previews of his new songs from both CD's. Make sure you read the "News" section as well as "Tales and Notions" What a great read it was and looking forward to more! Thanks again Larry, Do you ever get tired of hearing "Thank You?"...smile...I feel like a broken record.
April 14, 2010
more new Larry tunes! I'm pumped. can't get enough. I also have the Marooned album. a collectors item.
I'll do both too...cds and downloads. Can't wait.
That is great news Larry.
Yeah, I still have my big stereo with thousands of albums. I play Marooned a lot. ALso play Randle's solo album a lot.
Can't wait to hear you new material.
Thank you Larry for deciding to issue 'regular' CDs, I don't even own an iPod or mp3 player, I listen to most of my music on CD during my long drives to & from work. Looking forward to hearing your new tunes. The titles are intriguing, "Twigs" & "Buds on Branches", do I see a theme forming here?
That all sounds great Larry. I agree about MP3s and CD audio quality. I appreciate you making some CDs available. I'll be ordering both CDs. Looking forward to the website.
Thanks for the GOOD news Larry, I think I'll take both, CD version and MP3, Saves me the conversion. Look forward to the new site also!
With fingers crossed LML website will go up online bright and early on 4/16. There are many cool features I’m working on to add to the site, but I think it’s getting to a place where there will be enough to look at to make it interesting for now.
Among some of the things the new site will have right away are short samples for you to hear of all the songs and music from both of my new CD’s ( “Twigs” and “Buds on Branches” ), even though you’ll not be able to purchase them just yet.
I’m in the process of finishing the artwork and once I have that in hand I’ll be sending both CD’s off the CDBaby for digital transfers and posting of MP3’s for downloads. They should be up on CDBaby by the end of the April.
CDBaby will also be furnishing audio files to places like iTunes, Amazon, Rhapsody, Napster, eMusic, etc., but because of the sheer number of artist these music service providers get thrown at them everyday, it could be weeks to months before this stuff is available everywhere. But CDBaby will have it up first and I’ll let everyone know once they’ve been posted.
I’ve been planning on releasing these CD’s as “download only” versions since it seems most people now like their music on iPods or other mobile devices. I for one don’t really like the sound of MP3’s all that much because of the file compression schemes and the lower bit rates involve. But they are a convenient way to store and listen to your music if you’re not an audiophile. And yes the ability to “pick and choose” individual tracks is a nice thing and something I do a lot myself on iTunes.
With all that being said, I’ve now also decided to have a very short run of regular CD’s pressed up and they too will also be available via CDBaby in the not too distant future. They’ll cost a bit more money than the "downloads" because of the extra expense involved, but they should sound better too. They’ll really be more for those who still have nice big home stereos and for those who don’t like ear-buds and also might not want to develop tinnitus.
I hope everyone here comes to visit me over at www.larrymichaellee.com from time to time. But please stay tuned here for future BR gigs and maybe even some new music from us too.
I assume there was no LIVE CD sold after the show?
Larry and Randle could you guys post the lyrics to the new songs done at the BR Concert, I couldn't quite make them out during the show. I still haven't come down from my Beyond Reach Concert High!
LL/RC, thanks for sharing the information about the concert and of your future plans. I note that "Mr Powell" was the
was the last song. I´ll be.....A better ending is not just possible! Mr Powell has always been one of my favorite songs. Analyzing songs may not be a meaningful thing to do but please let me just say that listening to Mr Powell certainly "sets my mind in spinning" too. Something happens. The initial cembalo? takes us "just about a hundred years or so ago" and the time is set. The flowing guitar sounds like cool, clear water coming down. And the dancing mandolins are the stars, glittering and shining clear, way up high over the river. The flute is a boat, finally let loose on the Colorado, floating out with current, through the fog. And the choir og angels overlooking it all. These are my impressions of the song. I hope you did not mind me sharing it with you.
LL/RC just want to wish you all and your families and all the good people on this message board a very happy easter and thanks for the link to the pics they are really good. A beautiful day here in Owensboro sunny blue skys good breeze high around 74 although pollen content really high and allergy nightmare
Looks like a great evening and I'm also sorry I missed this first one. Plan to make one of the future shows.
I'm curious about the venue and number in audience. There has to be a place in the St. Louis area that would be comparable and willing.
Also add thanks for the photo link - you can almost feel the songs leaping off the images. Hopefully we can get some Drury Univ concert audio online at some stage...real interested to hear reworks of the familiar songs as well as new stuff. Keeps us posted on your new adventures..."Acoustic Music Land" is my favourite place!
Happy Easter to all . . . and a very Happy Birthday to Randle for tomorrow. All the best.
Great photos! Thanks for providing the link. Hope to be able to hear something from the show sometime . . let us know how that 'rough recording' turns out.
Our friend Michael Wiseman sent us a link to some of his photos from the Ozark House Concerts show at Drury University.
Thanks for all the concert updates guys!
Sounds like a great show. And so special and rare. That type of concert should be on VHI or some TV special as they are the best voices and song writers ever to take the stage! :-)
Sure hope we can see them again. Keep drinking that Homemade Wine.
Happy Easter everyone!
Thanks so much to everybody, those that made it and those that didn't, who have kept checking into this website. Obviously we are off on a new adventure into acoustic music land. We do intend to be a working band. Given the right venues. We had a packed house of incredibly warm and enthusiastic folks of all ages. We're looking forward to the possibly of visiting some new places, making some new friends and playing our music in a new way for us. We welcome David Wilson and Ned Wilkinson and the wonderful music they bring. We are excited about everything and naturally we want to be recording.
Here was the actual set list and who the songs belong to:
1. Hey Hi - RC
2. Younger Years - LL
3. Leatherwood - RC
4. Within, Without - LL
5. Love and Learn - LL (vocal by Ned)
6. My Old Band - RC
7. You Don't Need It - LL
8. If You Wanna Get To Heaven - vocal RC
9. Jackie Blue - LL
10. Whippoorwill - RC
11. Moon on the Rise - LL
12. Ghost of Perryville - RC
13. Wasting Time - LL however 13 was skipped, not performed after all it was 13
14. Good Enough for Now - David Wilson
15. Mr. Powell - LL
16. encore Hey Boys - RC which is actually 15, but being lucky hillbillies, we skipped 13
This isn't exactly right. Don't know just what happened until I hear a rough recording of it.
Thanks again we will hopefully see ya next time, which may be this fall either if not someplace out of town before then. Randle
Sounds like it was a great show? Sorry I had to miss it..but my daughters basketball team schedule conflicted. They are now in the WNIT Final Four! But I hated to miss the show...hope someone got some video or at least we will get a LIVE CD??? Hope it won't take too long??
Super Concert, I agree with all! Had spent the days prior visiting my Mom who's in rehab and we stayed with my Sis in Lawrence KS. Trip wore me down but the concert picked me back up! Saw a few of the gang, Mark and Stan. They said they may do a fall concert too, if my hearing was on. I just loved the new arrangements of the old songs!
It was a fantastic show last night! Randle and Larry have done such a nice job bringing in the talent of Ned and David to complement their own. What a cool arrangement on Jackie Blue with Larry singing and playing the grand piano, and David playing the lead on the violin. Leatherwood, Whippoorwill, Mr Powell, and Within, Without were superb! The whole show was "sweet"! It was great to visit with Larry, Randle and Jaynie after the show.
Nice to see Mark A., Mike C., Jeff and Michelle S. too! We stopped at a couple of antique malls on the way home and just got home at 7 pm. It was a great weekend! Looking forward to more! Thanks Beyond Reach!
Got back home from Springfield about 3 hours ago. Enjoyed the show - nice place to enjoy great music! Nice to see you again Stan. Enjoyed visiting with Randle, Larry & Jaynie.
Just got home from Springfield. What a great show. Great performance and great sound in a nice venue. It was all awesome, but my faves were Whipporwill, Ghost of Perryville, Leatherwood, You don't Need it, Within Without, and Mr. Powell.
And it was really nice to see Mike C. and Stan D. and to visit with Randle, Larry and Jaynie.
Here's hoping for another show in the fall.
Incredible performance, hope you guys make music together forever. Dow
I´m happy for all you guys who made it to the Beyond Reach show last night. I wish I was there.
Larry, are there any plans for more Beyond Reach shows in 2010?
By the way, Larrys song "Marooned" sure swept me off my feat. What a splendid, elegant song.
Larry and Randle
Thanks for keeping the memories alive.
We appreciate what you do!
Wow, Mr Powell, I hope someone shot video. Love that song.
Hi all. Just got home from Larry & Randle's show. One word - Awesome! The turn out was great, packed to the rafters. Song list (from my fading memory, so certainly not in the correct order and w/ probable omissions):
My Old Band
If You Wanna Get to Heaven
You Don't Need It
Moon on the Rise
Ghost of Perryville
Hope the show goes well and a great video is made, for all to see. Tim
Hi to all,
Sorry I'm going to miss tonight's show. I'd really like to be there but we're heading out to the country to celebrate the life (and birhtday) of our friend Marilyn who passed in January. She was a great OMD fan and loved the BR cd I gave her for Christmas four years ago. I'm sure she'll be listening in on both gatherings. Have fun tonight and enjoy. I'll try to catch the next show!
Yes thanks jill, i will not be able to attend the show tonight, bummer but to every one who makes it i know it wqill be a great show and have a safe trip hopefully there will be more beyond reach shows in the future and mayby there be a great chrystal clear audio recording approved by all
I'm bummed I won't be able to make the Larry and Randle show this weekend.
So have a great time everyone!
Looking forward to seeing everyone at the BR show on Sat night!
Hey, go to ky3.com, type in Beyond Reach and click on story #3 to see a neat interview with Larry & Randle about Saturday's show.
It’s hard for us to retain quality control in this day and age of everyone’s instant access to the world. I wish we could because we put a lot of work and care into what we do and to tell you the truth, that “work and care” hasn’t in the past always translate very well to YouTube.
But we have no desire to tell you what you can and cannot do either. We know there are some people who are not going to be able to make certain shows and we very much appreciate that they want to know about what it was they’ve missed and some would love a chance to see and hear what it was like. We don’t expect you to be the next Martin Scorsese, but please don’t post stuff on YouTube that is out of focus or the sound is distorted. That doesn’t help us in the long run.
As for the possible recordings that Jill asked about. Once again, if the quality is decent I’m sure we’d make it available to everyone, not just those in attendance.
And to those who are making the trip, have a safe drive and enjoy what the weatherman says is going to be a wonderful Spring day…
Update: now the weatherman says there's a good chance of rain... Oh well
Randle/Larry- If there is a recording made at the Beyond Reach show on the 27th will that be available to just the attendees or can the rest of us unluckys who aren't going to be there get in on that also? Would you object to any copies being passed around?
haven't heard anything back about video being allowed or not? I definitely don't want to do anything that you guys would frown upon...but I thought it might be nice to post a few of the songs on Youtube? The publicity couldn't hurt? On the other hand...maybe you guys are already doing something?Please let me know..
What a great day,daredevil music on low sec bball tourny on tv "If you wanta get to ncaa final four heaven you got to go through Kentucky lol everubody have a great day
For MikeNearStLouis: I live in Hermann which is about 70 miles west of StL and we are going!
I'm just green with envy of anyone who is lucky enough to make the show. Sing one for us folks over here in the UK who are unable to make it. Hopefully we'll be able to pick up the concert disc at a later date..... Enjoy!!
Will video camera's be allowed? Sure don't want to do something that you guys aren't comfortable with? Would be great to share some of this out on youtube...??
Wow...an Instant Live CD would be awesome! I've heard of those from other concerts I've read about. I'm sure that would be a huge success! 7 OMD songs is great!! Didn't think there would that many. Looking forward to the show! Anyone else from the St Louis area going to make the trip???
Without giving away too much information, we're working on an 18 song list right now. Seven are OMD songs, most of which we haven't performed in a long time. We're doing three songs from the Beyond Reach CD. There will be about eight things that are newer. Some of those have never been heard before. We may possibly make a live recording of the show available to those who attend. I can't promise that right now. For those of you who are planning on coming a considerable distance, we really appreciate it. We'll be hanging out for awhile after we are finished but I don't know how long they'll let us use the building. Randle
Well..I'm certainly looking forward to NEW music!! Curious if there will be any merchandise for sell or are you guys still working on mp3 downloads?
I know whatever you fellas choose to play will be a treat!
Looking forward to seeing the concert! Mike
Well Larry...for what it's worth. There was one song that you didn't play at the two Wildwood shows that I, and I'm sure many would have liked to have heard..."You Know Like I Know"...Would be awesome if you could squeeze it in!! lol
Can't wait for the show!
Mike'N'StL: We'll be doing a few things from the BR CD, but mostly newer stuff along with some pared down arrangements of songs we wrote early on for OMD's. Also, here is link to gig info.
Larry or Randle: I was just curious..Will this show be strictly Beyond Reach music or will there be some OMD stuff thrown in?
Tim, everytime we go to Springfield we always stay at the Residence Inn, it is just off S. National on Kingsley. Also a bit pricey, but always clean, comfy and they have the best breakfast ever, anything you could want.
The University Plaza Hotel has some good deals and is in a good location. Clean, well run. Phone number: 417-864-7333. Walnut St. Inn is good. Phone: 417-864-6346. Can't wait to see everybody! Jaynie
Tim, Sabrina and I sometimes stay at the Drury Inn just north of the interstate on N. Glenstone (417) 863-8400. Its a little pricy but nice for a fun weekend getaway. Its not "close" to campus, but I don't think its terribly far either. There are others in that same area but Jaynie can give you better info.
I used to get down to Paducah now and again when I was in graduate school in Carbondale Ill. Beautiful country.
Jaynie thank you so much for the info. I live in Owensboro,Ky which is a about 1.5 to 2 hrs from Paducah if my wife is driving about 1.25 hrs lol any thinking about coming down to the show really love that area of Ky and cario Ill and the Fort Defiance park right by the convergence of the 2 rivers such a beautiful area Steelville was about a 6 hr trip from Owensboro going through St. Louis so will defintly go through Paducah if we come down, any hotels near the campus.
Hi Randle, Hi Larry, as an old OMD fan of the first hour, let me say that your CD "Beyond Reach" is an absolutely wonderful album. Right now when I write these lines I hear it, and that's what I do over and over again since I bought it five years ago when it was released. Thank you very much for such a great album and all the best to both of you from a fan from Switzerland. By the way: I have covered the OMD track "It'll Shine When It Shines" in the 80's and sang it on one of my albums. Rockin' regards from Marcel
Tim, The drive from Paducah to Springfield is 5 hours. We don't ever go through St. Louis. Go from Paducah to Wickliffe, Kentucky, cross the Ohio and Mississippi rivers and go to Charleston, Missouri. Go toward Sikeston and Poplar Bluff. You will see the signs for Springfield, which is about 3 hours from Poplar Bluff. There is one turn off right after Poplar Bluff (you will exit right, then go across the highway). It will be 2 lane through some of that but it's not bad at all. You will go through Mountain View, Missouri, which is where Randle was born. Keep going toward Willow Springs and onto Springfield. Hope this helps!!! Jaynie P.S. If you have to go to St. Louis for some reason, it's about 4 hours from Springfield.
How far is Springfield from St.Louis about 3.5 hrs and how far from Paducha Ky anybody know
Thanks for the info. Jaynie, The wife and I will do our best to be there, we are planning on it, now if life just cooperates.....
Celebrate spring with new music from Beyond Reach, featuring Larry Lee, Randle Chowning and also David Wilson (Radio Flyer, Undergrass Boys) and Ned-The-Band-Wilkinson. Sat., March 27th, 7:30 p.m., Clara Thompson Hall, Drury University in Springfield, Mo. Doors open at 6:30. Admission is $10 at the door. This is a house concert series reunion show and benefits Care To Learn. Tell all your friends and please come! Jaynie
Don't knock it till you try it Larry. Great way to get information out! Something tells me you would catch on in a hurry!
Andy from Devon: no Facebook page as of right now. Besides the upcoming website, I'm not sure if I'll get into the whole Facebook/MySpace/Twitter world also. I think I'd rather spend my computer time on music than keeping up my social networking life. I will post something here once any new sites are on line.
Larry and Randle, we are really looking forward to the new music and the BR show! We'll see you in March!
Thanks Larry...I know it will be worth the wait. Also PLEASE let us know if and how we can get tickets ahead of time for the BR Show.
Great to hear that there will be new CD's on sale soon, keep us up to date.
LL have you got a facebook site as per RC, if not I'll wait for the website Great to hear beyond reach doing a live show, keep on: Andy from Devon England
Larry- Thanks for the update! We all look forward to it when it is ready.
Good to hear about the CD downloads and the Web site is still in the future. Thanks for the update and have a safe and fun time in CA.
MikeNSL: Both CD’s have been compiled and mastered and are ready to go. Even though both will be available as “download only”, I still have to have cover artwork for CDBaby/iTunes etc. The artwork is in its final process of completion and I hope to have it in hand within the next few weeks. The website has kind of been on hold as I’ve wanted to tie it’s design to the artwork I mentioned above. I’m heading out to CA for a couple of weeks and when I get back I have this BR gig to get ready for. All in all, it will probably still be a few months before these CD’s/downloads will be available and the website will be up. Maybe by late spring or early summer. Sorry it’s taken so long.
LARRY: How's that new website you were talking about going? Also..just FYI...You are certainly missed by OMD when John trys to sing Jackie Blue..OUCH. Not really his fault...it's just doesn't fit his voice. Sure wish both of you guys would still be part of the BAND!
Great News! about the B/R show...
With a little luck the Wife and I and maybe our two sons can make that show. So I'll be keeping watch for ticket info.
SOUNDS GREAT!! Let us know if tickets can be purchased ahead of time and where!
Save the date! Sat., March 27th at Clara Thompson Hall on the Drury College campus. Beyond Reach will be doing an acoustic show. Randle Chowning, Larry Lee, David Wilson and Ned Wilkinson. Show starts at 7:30. I believe tickets will be sold at the door. I'll get more information to you as soon as it becomes available! Jaynie
Randle and Jaynie, just saw the posting on Facebook . . that is great news about the first ever Beyond Reach show in March - and you mentioned lots of new songs . . wow!, does this mean there could be some hope for a new Beyond Reach CD as well sometime soon? That would be brilliant! . . 'specially for us 'far flung' fans
Sorry that I couldn't respond to you all. Our computer went down, down, down. Just got it fixed. Jaynie
We plan on coming to the show at Bumsteads. What time should we arrive to get a good seat? Sounds like fun! Thanks for the info, Tom Gollhofer
Also..What time does he start?
Do you need tickets ahead of time at Bumstead's?
Mike, Randle is playing Sat. night in Nixa (about 5 miles south of Springfield) at a place called Bumstead's, if you feel like coming. It is his solo gig. If not, that's fine too. If you like Mexican food, there is Mexican Villa on the corner of Bennett and National, very close to MSU. Doe's is a steak house on Trafficway just east of National (not too far from MSU). For just a great hamburger, during the day only, is Taylor's. It's on Kimbrough just a little ways north from MSU. Hope you have a great time and your daughter wins her games!! Jaynie
I'm going to be in Springfield MO this Saturday and Sunday. My daughter plays basketball for Illinois State and they have a game on Monday night against Missouri State. She plays in Wichita on Saturday afternoon, so we will be coming back through Springfield on Saturday and spending a couple nights. Can anyone recommend some places to go? Places to eat and maybe some places to go hear some good music? Thanks
Mark, It must be the arctic weather. I've thawed out for the time being.
Anyone out there make it to the Ugly Mug?
Man, its been a week with no new posts. I really know how to kill a message board!
Happy New Year to all! Be safe.
To Randle and Jaynie and all going to the Ugly Mug, have a great time. I'll be thinking of you.
Thanks Randle for the Leatherwood Info. very interesting. The Wife and I went past an area around Eureka Springs called Leatherwood Lake (I think) while we were there to see Larry and yourself at the "Round" Excellent song BTW.
Hope everyone had a Super Christmas and I wish for you all to have a Wonderful New Year !
Leatherwood itself is a low growing native decidious shrub. Local indians used it to make rope and baskets because of it's properties. You'll find it in Arkansas and maybe other states with mountain terrain, creeks and hollows named after it. In particular there is a Leatherwood Lake in Arkansas. The one that I spent time at is in fact a creek that is a tributary to the Jack's Fork, which is a tributary to the Current, which is a tributary to the White, which is a tributary of the Mississippi. The area that I'm talking about is pretty rough and wild country. Needless to say when you're there it tends to clean off your mental slate, so to speak. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all. Randle & Jaynie P.S. Ugly Mug, New Year's Eve - I'm definately doing the evening, already received a deposit from these folks. They are new owners and a little slow to get up to speed on their promotion (obviously). We will be helping them in the next few days to get the word out.
Barry and Jackie, We think of you often and wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!!!!! Jaynie & Randle
Long time no communicate!
Festive greetings to Larry, Randle, Jaynie and all other visitors to this Message Board.
To everyone we've met at Wildwood 06 & 07 I echo Ian's sentiment and who knows - we may hopefully see you all again in 2010.
Barry & Jackie Cobb
West Midlands UK
Hope everyone on the board and everyone we met at Wildwood, has a happy and peaceful Christmas and a prosperous New Year....Ian + Veronica. U.K.
I think the song was inspired by the Leatherwood wilderness area.
I went to the uglymug web site and couldnt find any info about the New Years eve show. Sounds like a blast. Help!? Also, was the song Leatherwood inspired by a stay on the JacksFork river?? It is one of our favorites down here in Hillbillyville. Would a solo show or both RC and LL be a possibility at Wildwood?? I'd bet it would sell out fast. Thanks for any info, Keep on shinin'.
Thanks RC for the great clips on FB page. Shamey Shame ...brilliant sound with that upright bass. Have shared with a few like minded listeners here in New Zealand and we are keen for more please. (Plan to catch a live performance someday)Thanks again. Muzza
The approximate location of the old mansion and farm lies in a direct line running from the northwest to the southeast from Aldrich toward a little railroad stop called Wishart. The farm was just on the other side of Walnut Creek. Yes, it is close to Aldrich, probably about a 1 1/2 to 2 miles. Last time I was through Aldrich only the little post office remained and a few houses. At one time there were two fairly large general stores with feed, hay and all of that farm stuff. The original old house did burn (by arson I think) after my brother moved out. There is a new home on the exact spot. It sits 1/2 mile back off a gravel county road. I don't know these folks and haven't approached them but I did turn around in the driveway a couple of years ago. I like to see the questions about places and the old days, life and times, and I have no agenda other than to tell you exactly how it was. Thanks. Randle
Just wanted to say one more time what fun it was last Sat. playing Big Willy's in Southwest Springfield. We had a tremendous turnout and everybody had a wonderful time, including myself. Will let you know on this site, as well as my Facebook, when I'm back there again. Randle
I thought the Ruedi-Valley Ranch was closer to Aldrich than Bolivar, anyone have the google map link to the place? I would like to see an aerial shot. When was the old place torn down? Sad to hear the place where great music was recorded is no more.
It was great to see everybody at Big Willy's. I feel fortunate to be able to make it through it standing. Also, I am re-arranging a new version of Leatherwood. Hopefully will have that by New Year's. Thanks again. Happy Holidays to all. Randle
The night at Big Willy's was so much fun! Stan and Dan, it was great to see you two. So cool Dan that you got to drive up to see that old place. Wish the old house was still standing. Even though Randle and I were not married when he lived up there, I went up there once with a couple of girlfriends. One was dating Steve Cash and the other was one of my best friends. They were rehearsing that day and we went up to hang out with them. Never realized that all these years later, Randle and I would be old married people, thank goodness! I appreciate the friendships that I've made with you all. Looking forward to more evenings of Randle's music and visiting with friends. Jaynie
Randle is playing New Year's Eve here in Springfield at the Ugly Mug. It is located in the Budget Inn on North Glenstone and I-44, behind the Waffle House. Show starts at 8 p.m. Ticket options are: $10.00 per person OR 4 tickets, reserved table, and 4 drink tickets for $75.00. Rooms are $25.00 per room. You can go to uglymuglive.com for more details! Hope you can come. Jaynie
Yup- Stan and I had a great time!
We got 4 hours and 40 songs all about 7 feet in front of us!
We also spent time with Jaynie which was awesome too.
My fave continues to be Country Girl. What was really cool about this concert was Randle pre-recorded all the music himself (bass, drums, etc) and he played lead guitar as Stan mentioned to the music.
I drove up to Bolivar the next day seeking out the farm. The old house is no longer there but a new house is on the same spot.
I'm still stoked from my trip to the Ozark hills.
40 songs and NO Leatherwood? hmmm...
Brilliant post Stan, thanks for sharing the info. What a set - a legend with talent AND stamina! 'Shouted for a thousand miles...'
Here are the songs that Randle played at Big Willy's Saturday night Dec 12.
The show was everything I had hoped for and much, much more.
Randle’s lead guitar work is so awesome. What a musician!
Here’s the song list…..it may be a bit incomplete.
Heaven—extended lead guitar.
My Baby, She Wrote Me a Letter
I know a heartache when I see one.
Just Wanna Think About You
Midnight Special…Shine a Light on Me
It’ll Shine, When It Shines
Standin’ On the Rock
You Got Me Singin’ the Blues
Beast of Burden—Rolling Stones tune with a harmonica solo
Electric guitar solo—Miss You—Stones tune
Keep on Churnin,
Walkin’ Down the road
Shake Rattle and Roll
Up On Cripple Creek
Stand By Me
Every Move You Make…I’ll be Watchin’ You
Eagles song—Long Run Very cool!
Not Fade Away—Buddy Holley tune
For What it’s Worth—Buffalo Springfield tune
Look Away—cool!! great guitar work (my personal favorite!)
I Hear You Knockin’
Hey yeah, Down the Mississippi Down to New Orleans
My Old Band
Ghost of Perryville
LAWN MOWER MAN! (At my request)
Ronnie Self tune—I got my own kid/kit? Going
The Shit That Killed Elvis
Sloop John B—Beach Boys tune
Randle sat down with Dan and me between the 2nd and third set and started talking about how the song…Black Sky…started it all and how the band formed and he talked a lot about the years at Boliver, MO in the old farm house. He talked about how they got their first recording gig…he was just really having fun telling all about the history.
I got an autographed poster from the wall of the bar.
What a Talent and a Legend Randle is!!! What more can I say.
Thanks for a fabulous show!
Fantastic show last night, Randle! Nice to chat with you and Jaynie! It was also a pleasure to meet Dan Murray! We are "blood brothers" now! I'll try to post a set list tomorrow. Over 40 songs!
Here's a tease...Lawn Mower Man and Whipporwill!
Randle says he does Road to Glory with a G harmonica. Thanks, Tim. Jaynie
RC/ Hey Randle just starting to play harmonica and acustic at the same time what key harmonica do you use in road to glory i am guessing a C of Mayby F
Stan, I'll be looking for you! Jaynie
I am going to be at Randle's gig on the 12th. Should be fun!
Any chance of LL sitting in with you for a set? You're both in Springfield, right?
Solo gig from 8-12 sounds great! I'm planning on coming down. Looking forward to hearing some Beyond Reach music!
Dan, You let me know if you are coming! Jaynie
Any of my Beyond Reach board friends going to Randle's gig on the 12th in Springfield? I'm thinking of flying down for it. :-)
Let me know and we'll meet at the bar. :-)
Here is fast link to Randle's FaceBook page for all of you who might not want to sign-in just check it out...
Randle is playing his solo gig on Sat., Dec. 12th from 8-12p.m., Willy's Bar and Grill 2767 W. Republic Road here in Springfield. Come if you can. Thanks. Jaynie
I agree with all here, those videos/songs are just Wonderful..So thank you sovery much Randle, your music has brightened up many a day for me. I wish you the best in finding the time for your music, I've heard it said before, that a song is like ones child, and not having time for ones children is unthinkable, so I know it must hurt not to have the time you want and need for your music.
Thanks, Randle for the cool videos on Youtube! Great Stuff! I was there for the Springfield concert and enjoyed it very much!
Forgot to mention for the curious...John Anderson on drums from Springfield, Ned Wilkinson (an incredible talent) also from Springfield on bass, keyboards and saxophone. I hope to have Ned continue on stage and in the studio for the foreseeable future. Randle
To everyone who sees the excerpts on YouTube or on my Facebook page, it warms me to know that you appreciate it. It was filmed and edited by an advertising company called IMAGO, here in Springfield. I really want to finish up some stuff but I'm really having trouble finding the time. I want to do more shows both electric and accoustic this coming year. My friend and co-writer, Allen Ross, put a line in our song titlted, If I Ever Say I'm Over You that goes "imagine all the love that will never be". This line overwhelms me and even sadder for me is imaginging all the music that will never be. Appreciate you all. Hope the holidays are good for you. Randle
Anyone in the Lakewood Colorado area might be interested to know former Sparedevil Jerry Mills will be playing mandolin with Timothy P and the Rocky Mountain Stocking Stuffers at the Lakewood Cultural Center as part of Bluegrass Christmas December 10 thru 13. Go to yourhub.com for ticket info.
Yea I noticed that gold Les Paul too!
Okay, it's me again . . just dropping by to say thanks again, this time for putting your great videos up on YouTube. Now everyone can see 'em, even those who prefer not to sign up for FB. I'd still be interested to see a little background information on the guys with you, if possible? Great music . . and the Les Paul really suits you too!
How do I get to the FB Account?? I can't seem to locate it??
Randle thanks for the Facebook account and posting more videos! I've shared them with several FB friends and they too are becoming fans of your page! Keep feeding us!!!!!!
Those are great new videos on your facebook page Randle - thanks for making them available. Really enjoyed hearing and seeing you doing the new song, as well as Shamey Shame (cool!) and Heaven (classic!). And Dave Painter's guitar playing is just a pleasure to see. BTW,who were your fellow band members on bass and drums?
Barbara and Micheal. Thanks so much for your photos of the Eureka Springs event. Awesome job!
Thank you Barbra & Michael for the pictures, it is almost like being there.
I was flipping the channels last night and caught the beginning of a "My Name is Earl" re-run on TBS and as it started it featured "If You Wanna Get to Heaven" throughout the whole beginning of the show. Pretty cool if you ask me!
Wow, these are great shots! The pics from "the Round" in Eureka really bring back nice memories. What a wonderful evening that was. Thanks Michael and Barbra and thanks to RC and LL for posting the link.
We want to thank Larry & Randle for the wonderful experience we had in Eureka Springs on Nov. 7th. It was an absolute treat. We hope everyone enjoys the photos.
Michael and Barbra have posted some nice pictures of the Eureka Springs Ozark Folk Festivals “Songwriters In The Round” on their Into The Light Concerts website
We thank them both for not only making the trip down there to see all of us, but for also sharing their photographs
Randle, hello from Swampeast Missouri (Cape). Got some stories for you to read & songs for you to hear...how do I get them to you?
Randle, I would have loved to have seen you performing with Larry at Eureka Springs, but being so far away here in England . . well, I just hope one day I can make the trip and realise my dream.
But for all us fans who can't make the shows, I have just been watching the "Road To Glory" and "Interview" videos that you have posted on your facebook page and I just wanted to say they are absolutely fantastic! Thank you so much for putting them up there. If I may say so, you should get these vids made more generally available, they are brilliant quality and everyone should have the opportunity to see them. Who did the filming for you? It is such a professional job. I would pay to see a DVD of the whole gig - any chance of something like that in the near future?
Thanks again for enabling an isolated fan to feel a little closer to all the action!
Had a great time in Eureka Springs. We did not win the songwriter contest but we made a good showing. Thanks to all for the kind comments and support.
The show in the round Saturday was fantastic.
Would love to hear My Old Band live, the Beyond Reach cd plus the downloads. And Vinyl Kings music......that would great to hear live.
If there is a show, I'll try my best to make it. I went to Mt View Mo and really enjoyed that show.....
The Eureka Springs show was terrific. Both LL and RC sounded great. This really made we think about how great a Larry and Randle show would be. Either acoustically or with a band doing all these new songs and the Beyond Reach music, those songs would sound great in this setting or with a full band. I thought Randle's guitar playing was terrific, it was a cool setting. Is there still a possibility for a show by yourselves in the future?
So sorry we couldn't make Eureka Springs darn it, sounds like a wonderful time. "My Old Band"! Love that song.
Wildwood was, well Wildwood, loads of fun as usual. The band was obviously having as much fun as we all were.
A moderator is a good idea. Those nuisence posters should be blocked everywhere they try to go.
Do to the increase in spam and junk postings lately; we’re assigning a moderator to this site. From now on all message board entries will be approved or deleted before their posted. This may mean a delay in some of you seeing your post appear. But it will cut down on our daily policing of this message board for “the unwanted” losers who like to post gibberish and trash.
Would have loved to have seen Larry & Randle Saturday Night...They were definitely missed this weekend at Wildwood Springs. I talked to many people in the crowd and the talk was definitely about Larry and Randle missing. But I will say I think this was the best I've ever seen from John and Steve!! Just full of energy the entire show! Doing stuff that I've never heard in concert before. Highlights being The Colorado Song and Arroyo.
Super Show RC, LL.....Thanks for doing it. And Eureka Springs, It felt like home there, A bunch of back in the day hippies trying to relive the past, count me in! very friendly town, may have to retire there......
It was great to see you too!Dave and I really enjoyed the show. What a cool setting! I could have listened to the guys for hours....but unfortunately, it was cut short by the tight stage schedule. Nevertheless, it was great to see Randle and Larry on stage together and playing together again. It was SWEET! There was so much talent oozing from that stage Saturday night.
Larry and Randle played together on their selections which included:
Larry-You Don't Need It
Larry-I'm Just Wasting Time
Randle-My Old Band
Mike Brewer-sang a wonderful song about his family church experiences...among others
Mark Bilyeu's highlight for me was a song called Back Water...among others.
Lyal Strickland is an artist who is going straight to the top! I especially liked his song "Blue" among others.
We were treated to an evening ending number, when the group covered....The Buffalo Springfield song--Stop, Hey, What's That Sound...(For What it's Worth) The guys each took a turn singing a verse. It was truely a great evening!
Stan - you 'de man!Thanks for making the trip and it was sure great to see you! Mark and Sabrina,always great to see you two. Maybe you and Randle need to write a song together. Jaynie
Way to go Mark. What a thrill. Good luck.
Thanks everyone. We are really looking forward to next weekend.
Congratulations! Hope you have fun. We're excited for you. Jaynie & Randle
Oh My, BIG Congrats Mark n Sabrina!!!! Stacey and I wont be heading up there until Fri evening after she gets off work, Darn, I hate to miss it. I love your music, as you know I do...sure wish it could be recorded or video taped. We wish you the Very Best and Hope you WIN!......Mike
I just found out I am one of the six finalists in the songwriter contest at the Folk Festival in Eureka Springs. Sabrina and I will be performing three of my songs in the competition that Friday morning. So if you are going to see LL and RC in the round (hope to see some of you there) Saturday and are up for some Friday a.m. music, come and cheer or jeer or whatever you feel like!
A thank you to all. I'm still maintaining a pulse. I'm just about to finish a CD called Songs of the Game, which is a concept project about baseball, conceived by a producton company owner and friend of mine, Mark West. It includes performances by and co-writes with Tony Orlando. Tony is one of the nicest people I've ever met. We've got some good things on this and I haven't had time to get back to my personal things but looking forward to being on stage with Larry Lee in Eureka Springs in two weeks. We're doing an interesting group of old and new and revised material. The folk festival is possibly the oldest in the nation, being over 60 years running. I'm looking forward to it. Randle
Stan, you are the MAN ! Many of us will be living vicareously through you as you travel to see All the Dares. Too bad they aren't at one location. I still have one ticket left for Fri. night at Wildwood.
Hey Stan, good deal, glad somebody can work it out. We'll look for you Saturday night.
Jill--After much discussion....my friend, Dave and I are going to the Wildwood for all of the fun on Friday night and then leave on Saturday morning between 10 am and noon to go to Eureka Springs for LL and RC in the round at 4 pm. We'll race back to the Wildwood after the show and try to catch the last of the Saturday night show....we have WW tickets for both Fri and Sat night. I just can't resist getting to see RC and LL and hear them talk about the songs they have written. It will be a glorious weekend of music and fun!
I have 3 tickets available for dinner and show, Fri. Nov 6 at Wildwood. you can E-mail me at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Good choice Mike. I second that request!
Randle, "Whippoorwill".....I bet after 35 plus years you guys are tired of requests...smile.
Ian, sorry to hear that, I was looking forward to seeing you & Veronica this year.
I would of done that Jill, unfortunately we cancelled our trip to Wildwood this year just before this announcement was made....Ian.
Larry, yes I guess you would have to know WAY in advance to get ahead of the Wildwood schedule. Still it would be very very cool to do Wildwood Friday night then go to Eureka Springs Saturday night, a weekend full of the best music on Earth, maybe someone else on this board can swing that. Too late for Candy & I, all plans are set based on going to Steelville Saturday the 7th. Maybe next time......
Here is an explanation of the Songwriter Contest in Eureka Springs. It should be great fun rooting for your favorite!
Dennis, Thanks for the explanation of the In The Round...
LL, sure would like to hear "High Hopes" in the round. But I know I'll be thrilled to listen to whatever you and Randle play.........Gee ,I hope it doesn't snow!
I'm sorry to hear that LL and RC will not be at Wildwood. The whole group 2 years ago was amazing. We have a large group going on Fri for dinner and show. I may have 1 or 2 tickets available. Should know by next week. Keep the faith.
Perfect work!Keep posting. Have Happy Halloween!
While in Eureka Springs check out the Crescent Hotel on top of the hill, a wonderful "time warp" from days gone by. Just beware of ghosts! I stayed in the most haunted room there. ask for room 218 and keep one eye open all night.
Greg, I don't believe there is anything in the works in the Vinyl Kingdom. Since moving back to MO I'm a bit out of the loop. But I'd be there in a minute if those guys ever decided to push the red button again.
Larry, anything new with the Vinyl King project--i.e/ new CD styled after The Band-- Josh mentioned months ago
I'm listening to Larry and Randle going over songs for Eureka Springs. I'm sure glad that they are doing this together! Jaynie
Jill, I have only known about Eureka Springs a short while myself. Luckily I live fairly close. I have been a fan of OMD since 1971 when they played at my high school as 'The Family Tree'. This will be my first time to see them play alone. I'm looking forward to seeing Lyal & the others as well. :) J Ludwig
"Maybe Larry & Randle will do it again next year with a little more advance warning."
This Eureka Springs date only came together a few weeks ago. We really couldn't have given notice any earlier. This will probably be the one and only time we'll do the Ozark Folk Festival as no doubt there are plenty of acts out there to choose from who would love to perform at it. There are some other venues around this general area that have shown interest in this "ITR" group of songwriters and we'll keep you posted when and if we do more of them in the future.
Ozarkeagle, referring back to your message on the 27th, I agree completely. The music is practically part of our DNA. I don't think a day goes by that I don't listen to some form or variation of Ozarks, love them all. Please, someone who is attending Eureka Springs, tell the rest all about it. Maybe Larry & Randle will do it again next year with a little more advance warning. Or is it always the first full weekend in November?
Hell, I would pay just to hear them sit around and talk about the old days and answer questions. Supe's book was just a teaser, I know there have to be a lot more untold stories.
Mike, the "In the Round" style shows usually begin with each songwriter taking turns singing their own original songs while telling some background information about that song. I have been to several and it is neat to hear the stories that surround the songs.
Nice to see BR posters going to the round...Hey Mark ,good to see your making it..could someone elaborate on exactly what the Songwriters in the Round is?.52 and haven't a clue, well maybe an idea ....Mike
Hello! I have been reading this blog off & on for a while. Every now & then I feel like chiming in. I'm all signed up so for now I just want to say I am looking forward to Songwriters In The Round In Eureka Springs!
J Ludwig in OK
Got our tickets today. Looking forward to it! Eureka is a very cool place.
I had a chance to see this Writer's event in Springfield at the Gillioz. It was really good. Randle and Jaynie were there but he didn't play. He'll be a great addition to this setting. I bought Mark Bilyeu's cd that night. Great voice and a good songwriter. Lyal was good too and I'm interested in checking out his LL produced cd.
Have fun. You'll enjoy it.
Can't wait to see the "In the Round" in Eureka Springs. It should be a great setting for RC and LL to shine!
Well the Wife and I have made plans to see the "In the Round" Tickets bought, We are going to make a weekend of it and stay at a Bed & Breakfast. Eureka Springs "area" is one area we have thought about moving to when our Sons graduate High School....Mike
Randle, Larry, Will you guys include some songs from your solo albums?
I've been listening to the songs on Lyal's web page. Has a really great sound! Great Stuff!
RC and I will be performing at the 62nd Original Ozark Folk Festival in Eureka Springs, AK. on Sat. Nov. 7th in the old Auditorium. We’ll be part of a “writers in the round” along with old friends Mike Brewer (Brewer & Shipley), Mark Bilyeu (Big Smith) and Lyal Strickland, whose new CD I just produced http://www.myspace.com/lyalstrickland
Anyone not familiar with Eureka Springs should defiantly check it out one day if you can’t make it to this gig. It’s a magic little town…
For schedule and ticket information
I HIGHLY doubt Larry and Randles input weren't appreciated or considered. I think it goes deeper than creative differences.
Couldn't have said it better.
They all need to be sequestered back to Ruedi valley ranch for a month to rechannel the vibes of the lost cabin from days of yore.
We all know you can never go back to the past. Without a recording contract to grease the rails and provide steady income man is forced to forage for other ways to pay the bills.
Sometimes I think about Buddy. He was the smart one. His income is secure.
I suspect Supe's book could have caused some friction with Randle,Steve and John.
I support all the members, either together or solo projects. In the end it is about the music. We don't want the music to end....not fade away. Because when the music dies a part of us dies with it. Their music has become a part of who we are.
I think the split happened simply due to personal creative differences, just like the demise of so many bands before. They have been showcased as a whole for such a long time now, and now are finally creating music on their own. Imagine how hard it would be to stay in something when your input wasn't appreciated or even considered. Or, if you weren't even informed of some of the shows. I know I couldn't do it for long. I just can't wait for RC and LL to perform together as BR. One of my friends went to Harvest Fest where OMD played, and she wasn't really impressed. Needless to say, RC and LL weren't there to make the magic happen. And Phil - thanks for the suggestion! Always love to check out new music.
Hey, Brittany, I'm always on the lookout for good music that is new to my ears, so thanks for mentioning the Schwag. Along simillar lines, here's another group that I stumbled across who may well be to your taste . . group called The Deep Dark Woods, from Saskatoon, Canada. Some great songs, nice blend of acoustic and electric. They have a myspace page and almost all their songs can be heard at sonicbids.com . . . if interested, check 'em out.
Brittany - You never did say why you thought the band split?
Tim - just glad to spread the word! It is a wonderful community to be a part of!!
Tim.... Glad I could help, Marooned is a great album! I pretty much have my Ozarks-related collection done, but I could use a copy of Randle's solo album and the Flying Norwegians 'Wounded Bird'
Hey Brittany thank you so much for the info on Shwagstock and The Shawg will defintly try to make one of them next year.Camp Zoe looks like a lot of fun iam looking foward to WildWood, like i said some Dares are better than none but RC and LL do complete the whole package I will miss them at WildWood thats for sure, Hey Jordan you got me looking for albums now thanks alot just purchased a sealed lp of LL Marooned awesome.again thanks Brittany for the info
Well I believe something happened before WW08. I think there was a "rift" somewhere in the band at that time...I can't believe it would have anything to do with Supes book? He only said a couple negative things in the whole book...and those were towards Randle leaving the band.
Remember the post quite a while back when some OMD shows were booked and announced and Jaynie Chowning (and presumably RC and LL) did not even know about it?
Only the guys know for sure what's going on with the band, but that seems to me like a valid reason not to show up at WW09? I wonder if Randle and Larry were "invited" this year???
Everything dynamic and very positively! :)
I think we all know why they are not attending WW09. I do believe they still have plenty to offer, but not enough for me to pay big bucks for. I would rather pay big bucks to simply hear the harmonies of Randle and Larry. OMD doesn't have any harmony without these two. I'd go see BR over OMD (without LL and RC) any day.
Remember that OMD carried on for several years after Randle and Larry departed, playing their special brand of music for fans all over the U.S. and Canada. Having Randle and Larry back with the group at WW06 and WW07 was really special. I think we all hoped they would stay on. We are left to guess at why they are not planning on joining OMD at WW09. I hope that both guys show up, anyway. Either way, I plan on attending WW09 because I believe the group still has plenty to offer. I agree with Ed Roger's comments of 8-28-09 on this message board. I hope all fans able to attend, will attend, to show support for a most special and enduring group of guys!!! Thanks, Tim.
Just commenting about Schwagstock - I am a regular attendee. I actually hired The Schwag to play our wedding reception. They are the closest thing to the Grateful Dead that my ears will ever hear. One of my all-time favorite bands. Totally worth the $60 a weekend. Always tons of music (two stages), good food, good vibes, and great people. Like Woodstock recreated. And concerning WW09, I am not planning on attending if Randle and Larry aren't playing. What's the point, really?! :)
Yo! Mike (NS) What!! the Beatles broke up!...when did this happen? I was there in the 60s (rather young though) and I don't remember a thing. If it's tru about the Beatles break up (you couldn't tell with all the new Beatles adverts these days, but I'm digging it!) I have but one thing to say! "Obladi oblada life goes on bra
Lala how the life goes on"
Peace! Love! and No More War!
It does my heart good to hear a 23 year old use terms like "lilts" and "tape deck". Thanks for your support.
Haven't been in here in a while and loved to see that Larry has given us more than I was expecting. Thank you Larry. Sorry to hear about your son. I have two wonderful special needs 12 year-old twins. It breaks your heart when your child is suffering and there's nothing you can do but... LOVE! Just keep on loving!
One question I didn't see ask is any future plans for Beyond Reach? I found your work with Randle to be just as appealing as the OMDs! Like someone else posted, you make it available and I'll write the check!
Thanks again....and come back soon!
Ed- I still remember the drink that I owe you. We land in STL late afternoon on Friday so hopefully will be there just in time for dinner.
“heads filled with smoke”?
“burn one (or many more) down”?
What are these things of which you speak? LOL
Ah, the vagaries of youth!
Window that cannabis opens?? Well, all I can say is I have never touched the stuff, and OMD is still my favorite band of all time!! LOL
First i want to introduce myself. My name is Matt Fox 23yrs old. I'm from a small town in kansas. Ever since i was a young boy i have heard your rock-a-billy lilts blaring from the tape deck in my fathers pickup. Each and everyone of your songs has been embedded in my childhood. My father always told me never to forget the true music that you boys made, but it wasnt until recently that i really understood. I have always been a big fan of your licks, But some songs i never quite understood (that is until i found the window that cannabis opens). Anyways, i have always been a concert goer of every music that appeals to me, but my father always told the stories of how magical it was when you boys took stage, he said you just played....for the love of it. This summer i had a chance to see for myself. I always said i wish i could have had the chance to see you guys play, and this june i got the chance. My father took me to see you guys play in Kansas City at the Crossroads. From the first tune to the last, our spines tingled, our thirst was quenched by beer, and our heads filled with smoke. I've been to many concerts before, but the feeling that you guys gave me was one of a kind, and i was finally able to sing the songs that i have heard since i was young right along with you. So i guess i want to say thank you. Thank you for the songs, for the great times i will always remember with my father, and thank you for making it right, and keeping it right. You boys make great music that means something. So thank you. And if you ever make it through Kansas, around a small town by the name of Council Grove, we"ll be happy to have a beer and burn one(or many more) down with the Ducks.
Keep on Churnin
Hey Mike near St. Louis and any others near that area have you all heard of Shwagstock i think it is in salem Mo or the band called The Shawg
I agree with Mike Cossey when he said "It's time to get over the OMD as a whole"! I still believe in the theory, axiom or whatever term describes the old saying "the whole is greater than the sum of it's parts". However, in OMD's case, there are enough left over parts to keep us all knee deep in great music if we can just get those boys to release some of it. Guys-you may be semi-retired,
but the clock is ticking for all of us. Get us some new music so we can stop sifting through the crap that's currently out there. By the way-we can't thank you enough for what you've given us so far. Ed-South Bend IN.
If there are any Lyle Strickland fans out there you might be interested to know he is soon releasing a CD titled "So Many Incidents" and it is produced by none other than Larry Lee!
Wow alot of info on the board I to was hoping for a new OMD album. LL thanks for the post cant wait for the new website. You are absoluty right on music being personal that has to be the quote of the year. I like so many people on this board and all the OMD fans are lucky because you and the rest of the dares are great songwriters and your music stays with us, I dont go through a single day without a few dare songs playing in my head. I was really hoping for a new album. todays main stream music lacks alot of everything lyrics and words are what make a song and yall are a masters at that
Hey Mike, I'm still trying to get over The Beatles breaking up!!! haha May take me a while!!
Time to get over the OMD as a whole. It's life and I can see how separations happen, Gee! I have a brother that I do not communicate with so I can see how this can and does happen and to be honest after reading Supes tell all book, he got into areas of the bands life in which I would have rather not of read.(not saying that has anything to do with a split) I now hope Randle can find time to do his music and share it with his fans, maybe start his own web site too? I know I'm sure looking forward to Larry's web site coming to life. At my age it makes me feel like I did when I was a child with Xmas nearing. Time to move ahead, to look forward and if that somehow means the Dares all get back together at some point, that's great, if not so be it.................. In Closing, who are these crackheads that go to sites posting "Nice site! Good Luck!"....LOL
Or maybe Larry & Randle have cut ties with the OMD website. Either way, what a shame.
Looks like The Official OMD website has cut ties with Larry and Randle...None of their merchandise is listed any longer and no mention of what they are up to.
Just kind of curious What the He77 happened??? I know bands break up all the time..but it sure seemed like these guys got along great??? Guess we'll never know???
Well Larry you certainly suprised me with your "Spaceship Orion" memories. Given the timeline I always naturally assumed the song referred to the Saturn space mission. Lord knows where or when I fiorst heard about thye story but it is one of those things that simply floats around in the old grey matter.... However, as you say - the song can be about anything you want it to be, so I'll keep associating with "Saturn" ... It works for me!
Good you hear the news about the potential new music & your website. I appreciate thyere is no time limit yet but I'm sure we'll all agree to wait with baited breath!
Loved the set list from Randle's last show... Hmmm Randle singing Spaceship Orion - That's worth the air fare alone!
As the talk of WWSL09 gains momentum I do get a little envious, so all you new comers to Steelville just ENJOY! - the venue is class & there's not a bad seat in the house. Just sorry we won't be there.
Thanks again for that update Larry....particularly re Spaceship Orion. Looking out for new material. If by "orchestrated" you mean anything like the way you guys put together House of Blues, then bring it on!
Thanks for the update Larry. Keep us posted on the progress of the website & music project. If you build it, we will come.
As far a full-fledged OMD project possibly not ever occurring again, I kind of understand that. The guys back in the day must have been like a family (The Family Tree). I mean, I love my brother and sister, but I don't think I ever would want to work with them. A shame, but a truth.
I don't know about anyone else, but there was one part of Larry's message that stuck out like a sore thumb: I had hoped some of which might have gotten included on a future OMD CD, but I don´t see that ever happening now.
Hate to hear that...
larry...surfing through a newspaper in the summer of 1982, i stumbled across a review of marooned....a trip to the record store was immediate....it has remained among my all-time favorites ever since...
anything new on the Vinyl King project
Larry, thanks so much for the answer. Actually, that was what I was kind of hoping it would be! I hate it when a song means something to me and then I find out later the writer meant something completely different. The 3 OMD songs that always hit me the deepest were Spaceship, Probably Always Will, and Whipporwill.
LL, don't know the age of your son but I've noticed more and more young folks having back problems and surgery is usually the last resort. Hope things go well for him and the surgery does the trick. Nothing worse than having one of your children in pain, Mom and Dad feel it too.
Thank you Larry, that was such Great! news about your own web site, the new and revised songs For DL'd and a future CD. Man! I want High Hopes in any format. I almost dropped to the floor when you mentioned that on your future LL web site having a message board for those who are interested with the recording process. That is an absolute 'dream come true" for me. I read everything I can get my hands on about the recording /mixing process. Even though I can't say that I retain the info very well. I will sure have a few (I'll try to keep them to a few that is) questions. So I hope you can get this up and running. Looks like you have a lot on the table. I just love the whole idea of the recording and mixing process, to the point where I have set up my own little corner in the house for such at attempts of my own Songs. So I am sure I could learn much from following the process as you go through it. I am so thrilled! that I am just rambling on and on. OK ,I'll shut up, but just for now....Thanks Again...
Larry/Randle and all,
Been a while since I posted too. Sons moving to Bend, Or and Denver....Larry, I understand how the time goes by, particularly at this age. As always, it would be great to hear new music from you, Randle,...and the Daredevils in whatever form. You both know there a dedicated fans that are on board with you and very interested in the music and projects you come up with. Please keep us involved and informed...we'll send the checks. I did get a chance to go the the OMD show in St. Charles. Met a dozen old friends from the SMS days there and we had a good time. So much good stuff and we appreciate all that all of you do. Good luck. Let us know.
Cool, I'm looking forward to Larry's new website and all the music and goodies that will come along with it. As to the meaning of "Spaceship Orion", there are many many Ozarks songs I don't know the 'meaning' of, but they make me feel good deep down inside, and that's good enough for me.
LL / Solo Releases, among other things
Sorry I haven’t posted in a few of months, but I’ve been in the midst of finishing two outside CD projects along with working on a rather large landscaping jobs around my house. Plus I spent a few weeks out in L.A. with my son while he recuperated from back surgery in June I think and then I just got back a couple of weeks ago from going out there again because he had to have his appendix taken out. Poor kid can’t catch a break. With all that stuff, time has just been ripping by.
Update on new music I mentioned earlier. I’ve been reviewing over a 100 songs I’ve recorded over the passed 20+ years and from those I’ve picked out a nice collection. What I’m planning on doing is releasing 2 CD’s. One will be with your typical “LL popish stuff” and the other will be more “orchestrated”. What does “orchestrated” mean? I don’t know, you’ll just have to hear it.
I’ll will be making the songs available via downloads from CDBaby, iTunes etc. Even though I much prefer the audio quality of CD’s, i.e. 16 bit / 44.1 over MP3’s, the cost of manufacturing CD’s just don’t make dollar sense for these recordings. So I think MP3’s will do just fine and it will make things easier for everybody. This may take me a little while longer to pull together because I have other projects going on at the same time, so I can’t just put all my time into this little venture. But I feel I will get it done, sooner than later I hope.
I’m also looking into setting up an LL website hopefully filled with interesting tidbits of information along with old and some new pic’s and even some videos I’ve found. The site will have all links to the music and videos and maybe even some other cool stuff.
I’ve been asked about songs like “High Hopes” and “You Don’t Need It” which I did with OMD’s at Wildwood and the Gillioz shows. There are those and another 10 or so newer songs I’ve written in the past couple of years, that I had hoped some of which might have gotten included on a future OMD CD, but I don’t see that ever happening now, so I’m going to start recording them myself here at the house and will probably take some of it down to Nashville to get some of my buds to add a little something to them. Those songs I will put out on CD format along with the iTunes route. My plan is to get started on recording the new stuff over the coming fall/winter, but I have no idea as to just when I’ll get them finished. I’ll keep you posted though. I’ve been also thinking about creating a video blog on the LL website and updating it once a month showing how things are progressing on that CD. That’d be fun to do and it would allow for anyone who was interested to get involved with the recording process and it’d be cool to get feedback via a message board.
But first things first. Get a website created along with getting these older recording cleaned up and sounding as good as possible for MP3’s online. So that’s where I’m at just now.
Before I go, let me address questions here from Scott and MikeNearSTLouis along with Muzza New Zealand about “Spaceship Orion” and it’s meaning? I must admit that Barry Cobb’s link to the Orion Project was a new one for me. I thought that was a very interesting read.
I received an email a few months ago from a David who lives in Olympia, Washington and in essence he asked the same question about S.O. The following was my reply to him and I hope it will do for the rest of you too.
I fear I'm going to disappoint you on this one because I don’t know what to tell you. The song (“Spaceship Orion”) was written 35 years ago. I don’t remember what I was thinking that day. Maybe it’s a song about being away from home, or just being alone. I don’t know.
You know it can be about what ever anyone wants to imagine it’s about. I can’t explain it like I put some “hidden meaning” within it 'cause there isn't one. It’s just some words put together over a melody and chord progression with a rather odd title. Despite the title, believe me there’s nothing cosmic going on unless it's in the listener’s own head. And that's as it should be. That's the beauty of music. It's personal.
I guess that it for now folks.. ‘Til next time,
Jill, Randle did the vocals on E. E. Lawson. He didn't sing it as low as the vocals on the recording, but it was very cool. Dave Painter had an awesome guitar run when they rocked it out at the end of the song.
Thanks for the set list!
I always wanted to hear Randle sing "Better Days" live. Wish I lived closer.
But get this- I was in Kansas City this week for work so I drove to many of the spots in KC from Supe's book. The old Cow Palace, Art Institute, the Good Karma house on Main, etc. Seemed like a lot of it was gone but I guess that was 30+ years ago. :-) I re-lived it all in my mind.
Stan, just curious....who did the vocals on E.E. Lawson? That was a really good set list, wish I had been there to hear it.
Jill, Just read the email a few minutes ago. Agree, sounds fair...good luck!
Randle/Larry: A while back you posted that you were working to get out some new music, any update for us fans would be much appreciated. Man...I'm ready to buy!!!! Also wish I could have been back in the Ozarks for the Fair gig!! Sounds like a great show!
seems like 2 versions of the same band--what a shame
No Leatherwood. I thought for sure they would have done Look Away too.
Stan, thanks for the fair news. I hated not bein there, so your info helps heal the wound. Ive seen a few other set lists and noticed... no Leatherwood???
Roger, this goes back to your question about seating at Wildwood. I got an e-mail from them today, as many of you probably did also. Seating is a little different this year. There will be no "saving" seats. There will be a seat lottery beginning at 4:00, starting with the lodgers, next the dinner & concert folks, then the concert only crowd. Sounds fair to me, I just hope I'm real lucky that day. But honestly, there are no bad seats there.
Hello Randle Chowning fans! My wife and I were at the concert at the Springfield fair on Thursday night. Randle's band really ROCKED!
His band members were as follows:
Randle on harmonica, rhythm guitar and lead vocals.
Dave Painter on lead guitar.
Kelly Brown on keyboards.
Ned Wilkinson on bass, sax, and keyboards.
John Andersen on drums.
Here is the setlist from the show:
1. If You Want to Get To Heaven
2. Keep On Churnin'
3. Chicken Train
4. Better days
5. Country Girl
6. Standing On the Rock
7. My Baby, She Wrote Me a Letter
8. Spaceship Orion
9. "Sweet Nothin's"
10. Road To Glory
11. Jackie Blue (Ned on vocals)
12. Walkin' Down The Road
13. My Old Band
14. E. E. Lawson
15. If You Want To Get To Heaven (reprise)
There was a lot of enery by the band and on several of the songs...they really "rocked it out"!
It was a "sweet" evening of listening to our favorite music and a lot of fun! At one point during Chicken Train......Dave Painter said to the crowd...."Feel free to squawk among yoursevles"! It was a HOOT!
Randle signed autographs after the show and I got to meet Jaynie, which was cool!
All in all....a great time!
wish I could see Guy Clark at Wildwood in Sept--he's one of the greatest songwriters of all time
Couldn't make it to the fair last night to see Randle's show. Did anybody make it out? I would love to know a setlist and how it sounded!
I forgot about upstairs and people standing in the back it will be around 300 plus it is a good time will be at the lodge around noon cant check into the hotel untill 1 or 2.
Since our flight arrives in STL at roughly 2:30 on Friday, it looks like we'll be near the rear of this Chickentrain, Glad to hear that's still a good place to enjoy the ride! We'll just plan on better seats for Saturday. Jill/Tom, Thanks for the info. and we'll see you there!!!
That is exactly what I keep telling my buddy who is going with me Saturday this year- she is gonna LOVE it!
Roger, at Wildwood, the seats are first come basis, except 4 the couches up front, reserved 4 the owners and friends of the band. you can save a seat after 3 p.m. by putting a piece of paper with your name on it. The place is like a large living room, and there are not very many bad seats, except maybe behind a post or two. Max capacity less than 300. You are gonna LOVE it!
Greg: Forgot to thank you for your post. Sorry about that! see you all in November!
Jill/Tim: Thanks for the info. We had no idea what to expect and this sounds great! So... is the seating first come, first choice? Or assigned. Sorry for all the questions, we're Wildwood virgins. Thanks for the advice.
Hey there, Duck fans! Its good to 'chew the fat with like minded idividuals. We were at Wildwood 2 yrs ago, Ameristar last week, and are going to the Sat. show at Wildwood this Nov. We may go to the fair wed. night. Im sure itll be killer. Keep on Shinein'
I was there on Sat night last time--I'd agree with Jill--close to 300 with standing, bar--and people up above---we got there about 4pm-before dinner and staked out our chairs and put coats on them--then ate dinner--and started libating
Roger & Tim, I would have guessed there were more like 250-300 happy souls crammed into the Wildwood "living room". All the chairs are filled, plus all the sofas and benches around the room, the bar area ( where we sat last time, pretty fun until it got late and folks were a little more tipsy with their drinks! ) plus the people that choose to stand. I dunno, I never asked what the capacity is.
I think it is 180 but there are more tickets being sold i would say 200 should be the magic number mayby more it will be like sardine can packed to the max
How many people will the Wildwood venue hold? Never been there before and didn't know what to expect.
Oops! I meant Shelly, not Sherry. Sorry 'bout that! Ha! You probably thought, "Well no wonder her friend doesn't recognize our names". Duh me.
Steve we will find you for sure at Wildwood. My buddy who is going with me this time is from the same town as you & Sherry. She doesn't recognize your names but maybe when you all meet you will discover your paths have crossed along the way. 16 weeks to go!
Sorry we missed you, we were in the back by the bar. We came in right before the start of the show.
We enjoyed the show.....it's good for us until Wildwood! An hour show just give you a taste.
1st time we've been to the Ameristar........WOW! Made me think we were in Vegas...almost.....
I'm thinking of going to Randle's show on 8/5, all depends on work/vacation time. See you all at Wildwood.
I also miss Randle and Larry, but it was still a great show last night. It was great to meet Jill and hang out with Ed, Pat, Dave and Sharon. Hope to see more of you at Randle's fair show on Aug 5th. Until then....."Look Away!
Hey Mike sorry I missed you last night, I was keeping an eye out for you, didn't see Steve & Shelly Dennis either. I was up front, 2nd row for the 1st show and 1st row for the 2nd show, great seats. I saw a set list too, I wish they had played a couple of their 'extras', Hilltop Girl or Beauty in the River but it was still an excellent show. I agree, they could have left out Jackie Blue, it's just not the same without Larry's voice.
For the readers on the board, Steve said he finished Book III last month and it might be a year before we see it in bookstores. I can't believe I forgot to ask him the title!
Ed & Pat, Stan & Wife ( Debbie? ) Sandy & Danny Wayne, so good to see you all, see ya's at Wildwood!
Had a great time last night watching the OMD Show at Ameristar. But I have to say...It is not the same without Larry and Randle! Sure wish you guys could work things out! John did his best on Jackie Blue..but there is no replacement for Larry Lee!!! IMHO... Also would have preferred to hear Walkin Down the Road or Beauty in the River over a couple of SUPE's songs... But overall it was a very enjoyable concert. We were sitting right behind the sound board and saw the set list ahead of time. Steve's "Bad Road" was originally on the list but was scratched out...Was really hoping to hear that one too! But I'm siure time had something to do with that. Maybe at Wildwood?
No news on any new music from Randle & Larry at this point. The band at the fair will be great!!!!!!!!!! Stan, glad you are coming. Jaynie
Any word on new music from RC or LL?
Jaynie, We have front row tickets for the Aug 5th fair show and are really looking forward to it. Who plays with Randle in his band.....any familiar faces we might know?
Mike, I'd say nope, you won't see Randle or Larry at Wildwood. Thanks. Jaynie
Is there ANY WAY possible that we might see Randle and Larry at Wildwood this fall??
Randle will be playing at the fair on Aug. 5th. He will have a band with him. Thanks. Jaynie
RC/LL Inquiring minds would like to know what ya'll would do if United broke your Taylor Guitar:)
Randle will be performing at the Ozark Empire Fair Grandstand Concert Wednesday August 5th at 8:00 pm. For tickets go to ozarkempirefairtickets.com or call 417-833-1909. Not sure, but I think this is Randle solo, no Great Notions.
Hey Jill, Mike and others. Looking forward to seeing all of you on July 16. Had to back out of the Kansas City Jul 18 show as Grandbaby # 7 baptism is Jul 19. The St Charles shows should be a great warmup for Wildwood 09. Love you all-Ed.
Maybe Benny can/will bring back some T-shirts to offer up for sale.
No i cant make it although it sounds like it would be a great time i am going to try to order a t shirt though i love the advertisment poster on the web site if the the shirt is likt that it would be cool and cooler than that is that OMD is headlined and has the largest print of any group om the poster see yall Sat night at WildWood. counting down the days
Anybody going to Mulberry Mountain?
anybody going to the KC show with brewer & shipley?
I will be there Sat night
I'm going on Friday Night this year.
Yes, my buddy Candy & I are going Saturday night. Are you?
Are you going to Wildwood also? Probably a stupid question? LOL
Mike, I plan to arrive about an hour early, I'll watch for you. Ed & Pat Rogers as well as some others will be there also. It will be like a Wildwood reunion.
I'll be there for the first show!
Great! I am going to both shows, I'll look for you guys in between.
Jill, my wife Shelly and I are going to the late show. We met you at Wildwood.
Just wondering if anyone besides me on this board is going to the Ameristar show next month?
Larry and Randle:
Wonder if you have any memory of MRF?
www dot thetelegraph.com/news/music-27886-mississippi-gathered.html
Hi Randle, Larry, and everyone. I've been a fan of your music for thirty-five years. I have a question, I've always enjoyed hearing the little clips of studio conversation at the start or finish of tracks on many groups' records, and I'd be interested to know which of the Daredevil's voices can be heared right at the start of Walkin Down The Road on the It'll Shine album. I've never been able to figure out for sure who says "we're rolling", there's some laughter, then the same voice says "I said I do believe we're rolling" and someone else says "okay here we go and this is no kidding" and another voice is saying "let's get serious here". It has always sounded such a light-hearted moment and it's a great little insight into the actual recording sessions, which sounded like they must have been fun. It adds to the character of an already superb album. But who's who?
That's a great idea Jordan! By the way, that's a really neat site you made. Hey, it has to be worth a punt on eBay if you wanted to get your hands on the original pressing. I did convert my copy from record to CD a while ago and even sent a copy to Benny at New Era, cos he told me that he and maybe even John himself had not heard this recording . . now how is that possible? Seems incredible!
It is a great version though, I actually prefer it to the Ruell version, it really suited John's voice very well.
MikeNSL, I'm at fewston at aol dot com, be happy to hear from you.
Mike & Dan, if you search OZARK MOUNTAIN DAREDEVILS, Don't Look Down (1977 A&M) in ebay, and look under international sellers, there is a UK copy there. I don't know if it has John's version, but it might.
Me too...would love to hear John's version!
Mike it's on the page for the Ozarks show in November. There is a YouTube box near the bottom to click on with several song choices.
Phil, you have Crazy Lovin with John singing?! Oh my. I need to hear this. :-) I read Supe's book which mentioned that Ruell came in later and sang that.
I would gladly pay any and all fees to get this version. :-)
What footage? I don't see anything on the Wildwood page?
I just now saw a commercial on CBS for an upcoming show called "Nurse Jackie" and the music in the background was "Jackie Blue". RC or LL, is this going to be the theme song for this show each week? That would be great! Actually I have always thought "Noah" would be a good song for an ad of some sort, "Let it rain, let it rain! Let it rain, and bring on the sunshine!"
I have to agree with you Jill, and Dan, I don’t see how I could ever part with my treasured vinyl originals of the Daredevils albums; they’ll always mean so much to me, bringing back memories of where and when I purchased them (some came from a little independent record store in my teenage home town - alas, now long since closed down!) as well as memories of the hours spent listening to them. And these days CDs just do nothing to compare to the feeling of sheer quality of holding a twelve inch album cover. I have duplicate copies of all the OMD albums on vinyl, even going so far as to actually have three copies of ‘Quilt’, one of which has the original lyric sheet sleeve insert with some great photos and graphical layout. Interestingly, I have both UK and US prints of the albums, each having some subtle variances from their counterparts, either in the sleeve wording, label layout, or even musical content . . . the inclusion on the British version of Don‘t Look Down of a different version of Crazy Lovin‘, featuring John on lead vocals, as opposed to the US version which featured Ruell Chappell. I’ve always thought the first four Daredevils album covers particularly were so iconic that they are worthy of being hung on the wall to fully appreciate them. I love ‘em all. I feel most fortunate to have a poster version of the Men From Earth album cover, about 30 inches square. It occupies pride of place on the wall in my study at home, next to a Daredevils tour poster from the 70s and the most recent addition of a signed ’Revival’ concert poster (special thanks go to Barry)
I’d love to know the reason why Randle and Larry are not apparently included in the line-up for this year’s gigs, how about a word to us all on the subject . . . this is your site after all...
All the best to everyone, Phil
I too have all my albums still. I really increased my collection when I moved from Iowa to L.A in 1988. You recall CD's were becoming the rage at that time so I spent every weekend for 3 years hunkered down in used record stores where I could buy album for 10 cents to 25 cents each. Sometimes I hit it rich like when I found Randle's solo album. I also have found 15 copies of White Mansions.
I have them all in my music room and still play albums every week. I too love the pictures and the stories, etc you can only get with albums.
I would NEVER get rid of my albums! My husband & I have a little over 500 between us, a few duplicates but not many. There are so many good times, special events, different periods of my life tied to all that music. To give them up would be like giving away a big part of my own history. Jordan you have an impressive collection for no longer than you have been collecting.
I agree Tim. I bought a turntable a couple months ago and I have about 400 albums now. I had to start from scratch becuase my parents got rid of theirs a few years back, but the stores here in Columbia usually range from free to a dollar for vinyl, so I can manage!
Hey Jordan, vinyl and gatefold are some of my favorite words i still have a original dont look down still unopened i love albums and they are making a come back this is good my turn table is over 25 years old and still going gatefold albums are great for *******
I got my vinyl copy of "It's Alive!" in the mail today. Lots of great pictures in the gatefold too!
Mike Near St. Louis, is that your footage Wildwood is using on their website? It looks like the angle you filmed from. Cool!
Have to agree with you on Watermill!!! I was really hoping that would have been included in the Wildwood shows!
I think I was 10 or 11 years old. My mom sent me to hunter safety training on the second floor of Memorial Hall in Joplin, Missouri. As we were entering the classroom I heard this sound, this song that I recognized from the radio. I made a beeline for the balcony doors. Once inside I see the Dares sound checking Jackie Blue. Life changer, music overtook guns in an instant. This must have been '74 or '75.
Watermill has been kicking my butt for the past week. LL, those backing vocals are magic bullets to the sun.
Go to kansascitystar.com, type in 'camping horror story', click on 'more camping horror stories' and read Nancy Hart Kline's contribution. It is a tale of being lost in rural Nixa MO late at night, of hearing The Ozark Mountain Daredevils playing in the distance, and of a bearded coverall clad man inviting the lost campers to his cabin. Maybe my imagination is running away with me but I wonder if this helpful stranger was actually one of the Daredevils?
Looks like it's John, Steve, Supe, Dave, Ron and Kelly. Hard to believe that Randle and Larry won't be there? I guess something must have happened?
I don't know the personnel, but I have two tickets to that show and can't wait.
I see some sort of OMDD group will be playing in KC this summer--with Brewer & Shipley opening up--it's Cowtown Ballroom revisited--anybody know who's playing that gig
Pretty quiet in here?
Still hoping Randle and Larry climb aboard for the next OMD Show. I have my tickets for The Bottleneck Blues Bar...Can't Wait!
Wanting to wish all the Moms out there in BR land a Happy Mothers Day, "it's soon isn't it?....Mark, Stacey is doing good. Keep an eye out in the sky, live through a couple tornado's in my lifetime, they ain't no fun...
I was listening to my ipod at work today and Houses of Blues came on........what a great song! But as much as I love the CD, I'd sure like to hear it live.
I saw LL's post bout new music from about a month ago and I'll be buying when you're ready.
In the meantime, any shows coming up?
I came down to Mountain View last year and enjoyed the show.
Sounds like Stacey is doing well. Glad to hear it. Yep, we have dodged the tornados so far, but it looks like interesting weather is on the way this week. Living here in S.E. Kansas--6 miles from the Missouri state line--we're smack dab in the middle of tornado alley. RC knows all about that. Ha!
Checking in....thought I'd check in to see what's up. Good info on Supe in here. Just some personal info here: Some of you met my wife Stacey at the last WW, well she had her Gallbladder removed last Monday and the Doc said they where the largest stones he ever removed, Gee! I almost got sick when he handed them to me in a jar, how sick is that, to save them, that is...oops, I just threw up in my mouth. ...For those of us who dabble in music (sing, play instruments) I just got a cool little portable mic called the Zoom H2, It is perfect for recording any thing, I use it to rec. song ideas so I don't forget them. It has 4 mics and can record 2 separate stereo files in high quality. Runs on batteries or an adapter. I don't have stock in the company and am not selling them I just wanted to share this info for those of you who are into this stuff, I like to do field recording so the next thunder storm we have here, maybe tonight, I will attempt to record it in 4 channels and make a surround sound file out of it. .....Can't wait for (well I guess I have to..lol) any new or revised songs from Larry and Randle.
Take care, tell next time.
Mark A., any near tornado's this year?
wow Barry, I think that pretty much answers that. That was a couple years before my time, never heard of it. Hope your favorite football team is doing well, I've watched a couple Premier League games but haven't had time to watch much this year. (I'm the guy that talked soccer with you at WW07)
Dear Mike & Scott
Spaceship Orion is one of my all time favorite tracks & to hear it live at WWSL 07 was a real treat. I've read with interest your theories & perhaps I'm not reading a deep into the meaning of the lyrics as you guys. But have you seen the link which may be of interest?
Doesn't look like we'll make WWSL 09. We took the decision like Greg - No Full Band then No trip BUT we'll keep watching & things might change. If we were to come & it was full then look out for the tunnel opening to the left of stage - That'll be the two UK Miners.
Scott: Impending death was my guess...but I like your Vietnam reference. Could be right on?
Jaynie, I'm not Ed, but the link is: launch.groups.yahoo.com/group/Chickentrain/ with an http:// in front of it.
Mike, I actually had 2 thoughts, either a refernce to impending death, or due to the timeframe of when it was written, maybe someone returning from VietNam. Just wild guesses though.
Ed, Tell me again how to go on the Chickentrain website/chatroom. Thanks. Jaynie Hope everyone is well and enjoying spring.
Scott: Curious, What do you think Spaceship Orion is about?
I read some of the posts and I think it is a great place! Are you trying to be with my prescient criterion I have a nice joke for you people! :) What do you need to split an atom? A fission License.
Just purchased a couple of Beyond Reach songs online and then somehow stumbled into this web space.
Been an OMD fan for years..recently bought the Gillioz DVD and just finished reading Supe's "It Shined". A bit isolated as a fan down here so great to make this web connection.
Will watch with interest for any background on Spaceship Orion lyrics....also keen to learn background to RCs Ghost of Perryville, rates as one of my favs from the Gillioz set.
Will check back regular.....
Muzza from way DownUnder
Jill, thanks so much for sharing! Very interesting stuff!
hey mike, it was me! I have an idea what it means, just was curious what it meant to Larry as he was writing it.
A while back someone asked about the meaning of the song, "Spaceship Orion" I don't remember ever seeing a reply as I was also interested in hearing about it. If you have the chance, can you share anything about that song? It's such a Great song!
Jill-Great info regarding Supe's method of recolletion for his book. Thanks for sharing it with us. I was amazed at the detail Supe assembled to cover all those years. Can you imagine what could be put together if the Dares collaborated to bring all those memories together? They are such great songwriters it seems a book would be a cakewalk for them!! Ed.
In the early 90's Supe tossed me his guitar pick at the end of a show. It ended up in my box of "stuff" along with another one from some long ago concert. I couldn't remember which one was Supe's, so I showed him and he told me ( Fender Medium ), he also kindly offered me the one he used Sunday. Cool! He was asked if he still has his first guitar & amp ( Yes ), will there be another book, ( Yes ) how he began writing the book, ( he hung paper all the way around the room & wrote the years at the top, 1971,72,73,...so on & everytime he remembered something he wanted to include he would write it in under the right year, he would add to it or re-arrange the order as he got more input from people, I think I got that all right ),he was asked about Benny Smith & New Era ( Benny started it all, he hounded the people at A&M and Universal until he got someone to listen so all the albums could be re-issed on CD Yay! Thanks Benny! ), stuff like that.
Jill, what kind of questions did you get answered? Just curious!
Kim, "You Don't Need It" is on the Gillioz DVD set. You can order it at ozarkdaredevils.com I don't know if it is available anywhere else.
I had a good visit with Supe yesterday at Border's in Peoria. Got to hear him sing & play 2 new songs, got some questions answered,
met some other fans, it was a wonderful way to spend a rainy Sunday afternoon.
Listening to "13" today. "WHERE ARE WE" should have been a #1 HIT!!!
how would one get a copy of larry's
"you don't need it like i need it"
Ian email is email@example.com drop me a line if you want
RC and LL, how can it be that you have not heard of the 09 WW? We all want so much to see you guys together. Do you ever talk with Supe, John, or Steve?
Randle doing a solo acustic version of Leatherwood be awesome to.
Don't forget to add "If I Only Knew". Never heard that one played in concert.
Also have a request for Randle...
Just in case something can be worked out and you guys end up playing at Wildood...let me be the first to request a tune that was not played at WW1 or WW2. I'm sitting here right now listening to IT'S ALIVE and "YOU KNOW LIKE I KNOW." How great would that sound at Wildwood with the whole crowd singing along with the NA NA NA...NA NA NA NA.. NA NA NA!!!
Still have High Hopes!!
Hey Mike C., good to hear from you. We're still trying to work out if we can make it to Wildwood this year. Sure would like to see RC and LL in the band.
Well haven't posted in awhile, thought the board was going down so I stopped coming by, then got news from a friend the board was still going strong, thanks for keeping it up a while longer,LL & RC.
Good news to some extent about the limited members OMD playing some events, even though I won't be going with limited resources, we have to get the biggest bang for the buck, which means I'd have to see LL & RC there too. I see Larry talking about new music to be offered in the future, I'll use my resources on that new music. I'd like it to be available for purchase and download online but have no idea what that would entail? is that a word? or just a misuse of one?
Hey I loved that line "Cool your Jets" as a USAF Jet Mech in the 70s and 80s, we used that line often, good to see it's still in use..smile.
Thanks for everything and looking forward to any new material to be offered...
Take good care, back soon!
Thanks Greg, I'll look into it. Booked Saturday so double dose of the semi-Devils. What the hell, we're coming from 1,800 miles away and not getting any younger!!! Still gonna miss Larry and Randle......, we'll keep our fingers crossed for a future surprise!
Just my opinion, but I would think that more people would hear the new music if it came out as OMD rather than Beyond Reach. Not that I didn't enjoy The Beyond Reach CD...just think people like me are few and far between. Better chance under the OMD label. Just my opinion...
Roger, there is a B&B in Steelville I stayed at--at the last 2 OMDD shows called Frisco Street B&B--they had a web-site--it was a nice place
First thanks for every on the website for convincing me to go even though it's not going to include two of my favorite Daredevils. I was really thinking that with out these guys, it wouldn't be worth the trip. Screwed up and booked the Friday night show instead of Saturday. Got one of the houses. May have to find a local hotel and go twice. Brian, although we originally had different opinion on the show, I grew up in your hometown and would like to meet you at the show if possible. If Ian hangs out at the bar, would love to meet you too!
Til then....Keep on Churning til all the devils come home!
All the pieces are not in place yet-but a lot of old and new friends will be gathering again. Pat and i will be there. It will be joyous. Ed.
I am looking as much forward to seeing all of you again as I am the show itself!
Fantastic, Tiny I lost you're e-mail address and believe it or not today I mailed Ed to see if he knew where you'd got to. I'll see you at the bar....Ian.
Glad to see the Ozarks back at the Wood. Hopefully Randle & Larry can make it.. It is just such a nice place to see a band. Ian I hope to see you and Veronica there and also a shout out to Barry, how are things going? I never did thank you for letting my mother and myself join you guys for dinner in 07. Hope everything is moving forward for both you guys.
Jets are cooled and you gave me exactly what I needed so...., Thank You! I'm a dreamer too and want you and Randle there. Sorry to push so hard, but coming from West Coast I just wanted to know who I'd see. I've booked both events and will keep my fingers crossed that you can work things out and I'll enjoy the OMD with all of you. Please, do put out your music in any format....keep it coming!
Just got the following email from the "Devils":
Dear Daredevils Fans & Friends,
Hope we find you all well and doing OK. It is with great pleasure that we have the opportunity to inform you of some concert dates for The Ozark Mountain Daredevils this year. Some of you already know of part of this news, but we want to give everyone the details as we know them. We can count on the following dates for now.
July 16, 2009 – St. Charles MO – Bottleneck Blues Bar @ Ameristar Casino – 2 shows @ 7:00 & 9:00 PM – 60 minutes each - $35 per ticket per show – For more information go to the Bottleneck Blues Bar Web Site @ Entertainment: Bottleneck Blues Bar
August 15, 2009 – Ozark AR – Mulberry Mountain Harvest Music Festival
8:00 Approx. – 90 minute show – For more information go to Mulberry Mountain Web Site @ Mulberry Mountain Harvest Music Festival
November 5, 6, & 7, 2009 – Steelville MO – Wildwood Springs Lodge – 8:00 PM Nightly
For more information go to the Wildwood Web Site @ Ozark Mountain Daredevils at Wildwood Springs Lodge
Due to different agendas for some of the guys, the shows will likely not include Larry Lee or Randle Chowning in 2009. As it's been for many, many years Steve, John, & Supe will be in the lineup, with Ron Gremp, Dave Painter, and Kelly Brown. No doubt the band will be great, and fun as always
We hope you can get a chance to attend one or more of these events.
Thanks as always for being the greatest fans. Good luck and best wishes to all of you.
New Era Productions for The Ozark Mountain Daredevils
I Agree Robert. A new OMD CD with all 5 would be the ultimate!
Well Veronica and I will be at Wildwood again and we're really looking forward to meeting all the friends we made at Wildwood 1+2....Ian.
Well, after seeing the recent stuff from Jill's "Chickentrain"---I figured I'd better check in here for the first time in a few months. I'm with most everyone, a Dillon/Cash/Supe led OMD show is a treat not to be missed.
But forgive me if I slide into a cheerleading manifesto. As a diehard Daredevils fanatic (carrying me through high school and college, kickstarting me again with "13", befriending Supe, and OMD internetting), I am ever hopeful that arrangements are worked out so that the great vibes that I experienced at Wildwood in '06 (and watching Gillioz) occur again. I put Mulberry & Wildwood on my calendar for this year, but coming from Nashville--I hope that if I can only make one, I can choose one where all 5 writers can be present. As I've said before, the blend of the 5 is a unique perfection to me----a utopian blend of songs, voices, instrumentation, attitudes, and variety---be it recording or concert, all culminating in a couple of hours where you are hanging out with good friends who are collectively focused on just having a good time.
They are far removed from when they could just hang together and create music. And let's face it, it's hard to split everything up among 5 talented artists. But I'm a dreamer. I will continue to hope for not just live performances, but a CD with great new music from all of them.
Planning to see y'all soon in the Ozarks,
Robert "Rube" Rucker
Another (2)shows booked at The Bottleneck Blues Bar in St Charles in the Ameristar Casino. July 16th.
Ed & Jill,
I agree! While all of us would love to see all the guys together again, a half-OMD experience is better than no OMD experience at all. Gay and I will see ya'll Saturday at WW 09.
Hello everyone,just love these chaps,in earlier times this was such a carefree freewheeling band seemingly the older it has become the more problematic, as to the reasons why would be pure speculation or conjecture and would be a private matter.But how I have enjoyed it all just guys playing doing what they do so wonderfully well.I'd never heard "Better Days" before and how relevant that tune has become over the last decade with one thing and another.Larry's fragile crystal vocal,fingers crossed for some new tunes in whatever guise.As for me roll on the winter it's been a stinker down under.If you have ever wondered under what circumstances when fans listen to an Ozark album my favourite time has to be cooking for my wife and daughter before they come home and then late at night.Wishing you wonderful people all the best and keep making music.
Trying to convince my dad to get down there for the Friday concert... Hopefully I'll see you guys there. I'll be the only one under 50 ;)
I also booked Fri and Sat nights and hope to see Randle and Larry along with the rest of the group. I'm fired up about WW 09 and My side kick Dave and I look forward to seeing all of you there!
I booked two nights in the hopes the entire band will appear. If not, I still agree with Jill. Three of six original members is better than no Wildwood 09 at all. WW 06 and 07 created too many friendships which need to be re-kindled. Pat and I hope to see many of you there.
Wow, interesting comments on this board recently. I'm just glad the Board is staying in place so we can all keep up to date on our favorite musicians. :-)
Randle- going back to guitars, how do you decide what to play? For example- when you played at Wildwood, you probably had the choice of several of your acoustics. How and when do you decide what to play? What do you look for when you go into a music store to buy one?
An update- the Wildwood Saturday night show is already almost sold out, anyone interested better hurry up and decide before it is too late. Candy and I had to take an upstairs room, the downstairs porch side rooms like we wanted are already taken. Hope to see some of you there.
I have to disagree with you Tim and Roger. I love the Ozark Mountain Daredevils, ALL of them. Of the 12 times I have seen Ozarks live, Larry and Randle have been present only 4 of those times. And while I would miss hearing them play and visiting with them afterwards at Wildwood, the remaining 6 guys put on a real good show and a good time too. Once I can confirm the show and the line-up, I will be making my reservations. Nothing against Randle and Larry. I am very much looking forward to any new music from them and who knows? Maybe they will end up at Wildwood also.
I want to remind you all too, that last year Wildwood evidently jumped the gun and announced that Our Guys would be playing there for a Wildwood '08 show, but it didn't pan out and they eventually removed the show from their website. I hope not but this could be the case again this year.
Roger-I'm kinda with you--trying to figure out what up is crazy--we have band A and band B--who causes all these rifts, anyway?--why would RC and LL not even be contacted?--I for one will have no interest in seeing a watered down OMDD--after 2 Wildwoods that were so memorable
Larry and Randle, Thanks for keeping the message board up and running! I know many of us really appreciate having this forum as well as the info you guys give us here. And while its great getting "inside" info, I totally respect your right to decide which info or conversations to make public and which to keep private.
I hope Wildwood 09 works out so we can see you ALL there. And I'll look forward to any new music from you guys--whatever form it ultimately takes. I would love to have studio recordings (OMD or BR) of High Hopes, You Don't Need It and Ghost of Perryville etc.
Barry, If there is EVER a chance to have lunch with you and Jackie at Cybil's, we'll be there! XXXOOO Jaynie
Great to hear from you!
Is there any chance that you and Randle could be involved? Hard to believe you guys weren't asked??
New Music?? Can't wait...in any form! But would hope that it's OMD...
Roger, cool your jets man and don't get all pissed at us here in BR world. I’m sorry for your frustration and I understand that there are those here who are wanting to make some plans, but I personally don't know anything about these dates that are being posted. All I can tell you is both Randle and I have no involvement in OMD bookings right now. If that changes at sometime in the future, trust me, you’ll be the first to know if you check in here.
Speaking of checking in here. RC and I are going to keep this message board up and running for everyone to communicate and also because I think it’s time to start releasing some new music for your guys. I’m not sure yet in what form we’ll make it available, but too much music has been written that’s just been laying in wait. Time to move on and make room for something new.
“Thanks” goes out to everybody for hanging in there. I’ll be checking in more often now that the future appears clearer.
Peace on y’all
OK so a few days ago I said bring on 3 nights at WWSL in 2010.... A year earlier is fine by me! BUT I agree with Ian - If RC & LL are attending WWSL in November then we'll be there (We'll start rowing the pond now!)... If not then we may rethink - No pressure guys but decisions need to be made and Randle & Jayne how does lunch at Cybils's sound!!!
I' a HUGE fan of OMD and BR......It's just sad that we fans can't get a stright answer here. It seams pretty simple..."yes we'll be there", "sorry, but we are not part of these event", or even a "don't know, we're still working on it, will let you know as so as it's finalized". For goodness sake, we're all fans and we're all adults here aren't we???? If you respect us as your fans, treat with some respect and stop ignoring the question. Again, I'm a huge fan of BR, but don't feel like I'm a valued one! Sorry to be so blunt...but I like acting like an adult! I'm thinking about going to both events and I'm coming from the west coast. And people thinking about coming from the UK....Unless I hear differently, I guess it's a "no". Would just be nice to hear it instead of trying to read the tea leaves!!!
Well, forget camping in August, I'll see you all at Wildwood! Yippee!
RC or LL. Before we get our tickets for another adventure to Wildwood, please tell us if you're playing or not ?.....Ian. U.K.
Ed, that's the same thing I was wondering, will Larry and Randle be there?
Email from Wildwood Resort states the Dares are booked Nov 5, 6 and 7. Is everybody playing?
Hey Randle thanks for answering back so quick i will go with taylor but will havr to save a little more but it will be worth it, they have a really good website, thanks again
In my mind a Taylor is a cross between a Gibson and a Martin. Get a Taylor it's worth every penny. Randle
RC or LL I am geting ready to purchase another acustic guitar in the near future suck between a martain and a taylor martain has a better look and feel to me but taylor seems to have a brighter sound if that makes sense anyweay if you or you all had a choice which one you get or which one do you like best i will probally go with the cheaper lol but your feedback would be greatly appreciated
Looks like it's John, Steve, Supe, Dave, Ron, and Kelly. 75-90 minute set. Still a great band...I'm sure we all agree we all want Randle and Larry too!! I guess only Randle and Larry know the answer to that?
"Testing the Waters". Now if I was a songwriter, I'd have a title and some substance for an interesting song! Ed.
Yeah I called down there a couple of days ago and talked to some guy who was suppose to e-mail me the details but he hasn't yet.
You are smart to check with the venue to see exactly who is included in the Daredevil lineup and how long their show will last. Jaynie
The Festival sounds really great even if OMD didn't play it sounds it would be a blast hangin out 3 days at a festival i also noticed NGDB was also playng but that is a pretty long road trip for me Cuba Mo is a little over a 5 hour drive for me and i would guess the festival would be another 2 to 3 hour drive so i am wtih Barry bring on Wildwood
Well you never know. Some time back, probably a couple of years ago, I saw an ad for some kind of festival in Australia with Ozarks listed in the line-up. But no one on this continent knew anything about it. It could have been a tribute band, I dunno.
As for traveling a long distance for a short show, I was all set to go to the bank opening show in Nixa MO a few years ago, but backed out at the last minute because, long drive, short show, thought I better save the trip for something meatier. But then it turned out we lost Bill Brown just 2 months later, then I REALLY wished I had gone, we missed our last chance to see him play, my husband and I thought he was an awesome guitarist. Don't know if we are going to this show in August, but not ruling it out yet.
I've read with interest the latest posts about the Band doing a gig in August & whether anyone actually knows its happening? Reminds me of a scenario over here about 10-12 years ago long before BR & WWSL when I knew nothing about the band and that there was little info around. Then out of the blue a friend showed me an advert in a well known music paper stating that OMD were performing live in London! You can imagine how I felt I wanted to get in quick to buy tickets eventhough London is a 6 hr round trip from here.... I immediately rang the box office number to purchase tickets and spoke to someone who was full of "Er's, wells & maybe's" and I eventually got out of them that nothing was actually booked and I got the distinct impression some promoter was simply feeling the market perhaps to see if it would be a viable option.... so I retreated off the full of disappointment. Therefore I'm wondering whether this might be the case here but the fact that the concert is actually listed on the OMD Official website does lead me to believe we have a "divided" group. Shame but given the somewhat chequored history is understandable. Mind you if the gig is part of a large two day event are we just talking of the band (whoever appears) doing a 40 minute session?? If so won't be trecking over for that one.... Bring on 3 nights at WWSL 2010 I say!!
Regards to all
SO...Guys? Have you heard anything yet? Somebody thinks The Daredevils are playing??
Oh man, this isn't sounding good.
P.S. Doubt that Larry knows about it either.
This is the first I've heard of it. I'm sure Randle knows nothing about it. Jaynie
Jaynie, try mulberrymountainmusic.com/musiclineup.asp
Ozarks are first on the list.
It is also posted on Ozarks website.
Uhoh, why don't you guys know about this? Is this a false alarm? Gee, Candy and I are already trying to talk ourselves into a weekend of camping in the August Arkansas heat.
What show are you talking about and how do I check it out? Thanks. Jaynie
Recently a big name celebrity had her pictures leaked on the Internet.. Even as some celebrity figures have come out about their abuse (Oprah, Tori Amos), none of them are men..
Official website says they play on the 15th!!
Will it be the same lineup as Wildwood?
This is great news! LL & RC, can you tell us any more about this? Who will play and what day?
looks like a strong line up--good warm up to Winfield (Walnut Valley festival)in Sept
The site home page lists Aug 13 through Aug 15. I couldn't find any more info about band lineups etc or what day they would play. Ed
It doesn't say what day they will be playing? Also, will it be everyone?
Posted this on chickentrain today:Folks,
It looks like our beloved band is coming out of semi-retirement.
Check out Chicken Train to get the web link.
Hopefully more bookings are coming. Thanks to a buddy in Ft Smith Ar.
Jordan checked out the site very cool
Haha. My parents had a couple of their CD's, suggested them to me, and I took if from there.
Nice site. It says on your site that you are 13? Is that correct? How in the world did a 13 year old become a fan of OMD?
In response to Andy Chamberlain, the Ozark Mountain Daredevils have a myspace, If that's what you mean.
I set up a Daredevils site you guys might enjoy. It has a forum too! .ozarkmountaindaredevils.webs.com
LL/RC - Monday, March 9th, 2009
JUST GOT THE FOLLOWING EMAIL FROM BENNY SMITH:
Is this a Larry Lee sighting???
The "Time Warp" CD will be played in space. "Spaceship Orion" hmmmm.....
CLosing this link? why, lots of us in the UK and elsewhere keep in touch with BR and OMD through this, how will we know about developments. In the last few years I've bought 3 OMD CD's, BR, and the DVD reunion, what about a MySpace don't cost nothing and gives you a voice, please more BR and OMD
Andy, Devon UK
That's so cool. I remember a while back NASA played "It Probably Always Will" as the morning wake up song during a shuttle mission.
The Space Shuttle--This is very cool.
JUST GOT THE FOLLOWING EMAIL FROM BENNY SMITH:
Thought you might be interested in this.
I have been in communication with Steven Swanson of NASA. Steven is one of the astronauts in the Space Shuttle Program. On 3/11/09 at 9:20 PM Eastern Time, 8:30 PM Central Time (this Wednesday) the Space Shuttle Discovery is taking off on a mission to the International Space Station for some work on the station. You can go to the Official NASA web site for more information on the mission. NASA - Home
Steven contacted me about obtaining some of The Daredevils music to take on the mission and I provided him with a copy of "Time Warp". He said he will take the CD with him, play some of the music while on the mission, and return the CD to me. I also gave him a copy for his own personal use since he is doing this cool thing.
What songs will he play? Don't know.
When will he play the songs? Don't know.
Will it be on the Shuttle or the Space Station? Don't know.
Will the playing of the music be covered by the media? Don't know, but I hope so.
I will be watching the launch and some of the mission coverage on the news and NASA channels to see if I can catch anything pertaining to the use of the music. Maybe you can catch some of it, too.
Just thought you might like to know. Please forward this to any fans and friends that you think might be interested.
Benny Smith @ New Era Productions for The OMDs
Randle Chowning & the Great Notions. Sat., March 14, 2009, 7-9 p.m. Marshfield High School. Proceeds benefit the Marshfield Public School Foundation. Tickets $12 at the door or $10 before the day of the concert. Call 417-859-2549 for more information. Thanks!
Randle or Larry...just curious....
Do you know if Steve is still working on his third book????
A new CD would be great. So would another concert at Wildwood. Tim
Fascinating site and well worth the visit. I will be back]
Thanks JILL. I really thought my videos from WW2 were much better than WW1. Since I used a HD camera and I also zoomed in much more for some closeups. Did you click on the HD format?
"There are some business issues for the Daredevils to work out and it's possible there may be some activity coming up in the future. Love to all, take care, RC"
WOW...This sounds very promising?? Is there "ANY" chance we might hear a new CD in the future?
To Tim, Feb. 5th, the instrumental turn-around on the behind the scenes photo section of the DVD from the Gillioz, I recorded all parts myself in my home studio. It doesn't have a name but I may develope it into a song for my acoustic CD. Larry called me the night before the TV station was going to finalize the production editing and told me they needed an little instrumental track and nobody really had anything so I dove into my studio and marathoned it out. Larry and I probably will do another Beyond Reach project, it just depends on having the time. It's been great to talk to all of you and we will get back in touch one way or the other. There are some business issues for the Daredevils to work out and it's possible there may be some activity coming up in the future. Love to all, take care, RC
Yipee! Yahoo! Yeehaw! I got wireless internet today! No more dial up. Thank you to Mike near St. Louis, one of the first places I went was to Youtube to sample some of your Wildwood videos, that sure brought back some fun memories. Makes me start wishing for an Ozarks show again, I need a fix.
Glad to see you're doing the Marshfield event again this year.I grew up in Marshfield, but moved to Southern California in the early 80's. Just may have to see if there's a way to get back home for that weekend to enjoy the show. Can't tell you how joyed I am to read that an acoustical album from Randle and Larry may be in the works! This fan from SoCal would also enjoy it! Keep on Churnin' dudes!
If this website closes down I would like to thank everybody for the pleasure of communicating on this board. Kind regards, Jan
Hello everyone,shocking news that the site is closing down.But I'd like to wish the chaps well,hopefully hearing some new music.Was hoping to see Randle's recording studio.UK fan living in Australia for the last sixteen years,and is it hot,just finished building new house when I've sold the old one should free up some cash whereby I will be on a music buying spree great list.Still love all the Dares stuff nothing like them.
Whoops, I wish I could type
the e-mail address is:
It's been a strange few years communicating on this board. Firstly to actually communicate with musicians who brought me so much in my torrid teenage years. Then to find that there were actually other like-minded people out there who idolised the Dares music - Amazingly even some over here in the UK. Then the Dream!! to actually travel Stateside to not only see them live but actually meet them - Also that magical memory of standing outside WWSL on the friday of their 2006 concerts and all 9 people were all from the UK! (You couldn't script it). Then the dream Mark 2.. to revisit WWSL in 2007 & actually have lunch with Jaynie & Randle.
I've met some wonderful people on these visits & shared some unbelievable memories.... thank you all there are simply too many to mention.
Then there are the two other UK Daredevil diehards - Phil & Ian, its been great communicating with you & sharing the music... long may it continue.
Jayne, Randle & Larry & whoever else may wish to know, we did change our email address a few months ago, so here it is & I'd love to hear from anyone who may care..
What are journey!
Just wanted to echo the thoughts of others that it will be such a great loss to us all if we are to lose this message board . . . it has been a wonderful feature and, for me personally, I feel it has brought me closer than ever before to the people and music I have loved since I was a teenager. If only the Daredevils official site had a message board such as this, so we could all keep in touch and see what we're all saying about this great bunch of musicians and songwriters. I will miss having the 'contact'. One last thing, Larry and Randle, thank you for enabling many of us to make very good lifelong friends with like-minded people through the wonders of this message board, it's very much appreciated. Keep the music alive. All the best to everyone.
Phil (fewston at aol dot com)
When will this web site be off?
I would like to maintain communication with my fellow OMD friends. This has been an awesome site.
My email is firstname.lastname@example.org
I to will miss the board and reading all your post this board is like the OMD and BR family info center thanks to RC and LL for starting this board and hope to here from all of you on chicken train and finally RC there is a harmonica.mandolin and piano ditty on Gilloz DVD in the behind scenes on second disc is there a name for that and is and audio copy avalible and where do you do your solo gigs at had ask one last or two last ? take care all
Well, it was a sweet run on the B.R. board. Had a blast, made many new Great! friends (keep in touch my friends) the B.R. and Dares music lives on regardless. Special thanks to Randle and Larry. If you decide to start a personal web page let us know. Take care all!
I will miss this board too. I enjoy everyone's messages and I feel I have made some friends here.
Larry, Randle & Jaynie, thank you for sharing yourselves with all of us.
I would miss it too, Ed. I hope the info can keep flowing somehow.
I would sure miss the great comments and info posted here. Please keep us informed thru the Chicken Train Group or New Era Site or by any other means possible.-Ed.
Sorry to hear that the website is shutting down. Does this mean the Beyond Reach project is over....Ian. U.K.
My differences with the band have always been not making enough money and going out and touring. 13 had no record label. I was employed at a heating co. at the time. I was not asked to be a part of any touring or promotion so I didn't want to do something for nothing that was going to be construed as a reunion album and I would not be compensated for. The bottom line is I am about creativity and writing but the only way to get your music out is to be economically successful so you have work/tour, consistently. Thanks again. Randle
Randle tried to post a message here and it didn't go through. I believe this website is shutting down. He wanted to thank everyone for their support. Jaynie
I just read on the Vinyl Kings site that there might be a new CD coming out. Is Larry going to be involved with that one? I will say, I would much rather hear another Beyond Reach CD or even better a new OMD CD. Either way...it's great that you guys are still active!!!
We haven't heard from Larry in a while. What's he up to these days? Can we look forward to some new music from him anytime soon?
Randle, read the book and thought it was a terrific look into what makes up a band. I'm not naive enough to think everyone always gets along, and I realize there will be conflict even in close families. But I did have a couple questions from your side. The book makes it sound like you just disappeared after the Euro tour and never really quit the band. That seemed curious. I have also always wondered why you contributed to the 13 album, then backed out? I actually thought it was an under-rated album. By the way, as a distant observer, I didn't think the book cast you, or anyone for that matter, in a negative light at all. Just 6 guys all with their own personalities is all.
Randle, you sure do have your plate full, that always amazes me, I have just enough energy to make it through my graveyard shift then do those things that need to be done everyday, like, eat, shower and shave. I wont even mention weekends, ooops! I guess I did...
Anyway, I sure do look forward to any music you and / or Larry may make available to us fans. That all acoustic sure does sound like a nice project CD....
Take care all...
One of my most treasured OMD CD is The Lost Cabin CD. It amazes me that some of these songs never made it to a LP. How difficult was it to select songs for each LP and not choose some of these great tunes??? Also curious...are there anymore songs laying around that were recorded back then that never saw the light of day??
I have several questions, but the most important one is: Will you guys ever play at Wildwood again??? There seems to be a little tension from Supes book? I may be wrong...I just know we would love to hear more new music from OMD!!!
Dan, Look up Paolo Nutini on you tube, especially the song New Shoes On. I think he's a young Scottish lad. Glyn Johns, who produced our first 2 records, worked a lot with Clapton and has been a long time neighborhood pal of his, as well as The Who, The Stones and others. Glyn worked on a two album theme project based on the civil war. It featured songs written by a writer named Paul Kennerly. He later became a husband of Emmylou Harris. A & M did the project and they had Steve Cash and John Dillon perform on the record. Clapton, along with Bernie Leaden from The Eagles, and Waylon Jennings and Emmylou and others were on the record. So, Cash and Dillon did meet and do a session with Clapton. The first record was called White Mansions. Not sure what the year was on this. I wasn't there. As far as my recordings that I do on my 16 track at home, none of it is ever very polished. I've been trying to get back to finishing several songs but working during the days and doing solo gigs on the weekends has been zapping my time. I have just got to get it done. I also want to do an acoustic album that I know fans of the Ozarks should really enjoy. Larry and I agreed that we would like to do another Beyond Reach but I just don't have the time and the funds to devote to doing it right now. Thanks. Randle
Dan makes a great suggestion. I would also certainly be willing to purchase demos, (CD's,downloads) or home recordings by members of the group. I'd also pay to subscribe to a private password protected section to help keep the message board clear of annoyances. Ed.
Randle Chowning and the Great Notions will be playing at the Marshfield High School on March 14th. They played there last year and some of the money goes to the school. They have a wonderful auditorium and it'll be a good show. Come if you can. Jaynie
We hear ya. There are probably 3 or 4 different versions of stories from years past. At least their are from my college days.
I have a couple questions for you tonight-
1). Did you recall the name of some of the new groups you are listening to now?
2). Share with us more stories/detail on Eric Clapton from when you recorded over in England. Do you think he played your albums or ever saw you guys in concert?
3).Do you have any home recordings or demos we could buy? We don't need polished- we just want to hear your great music. :-)
Hello everyone. Glad so many of you are enjoying Supe's book. However his recollections and perspective sometimes differ from the actual reality of the events. If any of you would have questions regarding parts of the book, especially as they may pertain to me, I would be happy to respond with my recollections. Take care. Talk to you soon. Randle
Just wondering if there was any new word from RC or LL about any new material from either of them coming soon. I was just watching my Wildwood DVD and From Time to Time" and "Better Days" were so good! Happy New Year!
Bought a couple John Prine tickets in the presale. Should be up front close. Go figure, I live near St. Louis, but liked the OMD concert at the Gillioz so much I thought I might as well return even though JP is playing here right before. Hope the weather for the drive is good.
The Gillioz keeps going John Prine playing Feb 28th at that fine venue.awesome
I remember Max Carl from an old MTV video with .38 Special doing Second Chance. I was never sure what happened there, did Don Barnes leave the group for a while and Max Carl took his place? Or did they have 2 lead singers for a while? I've seen .38 Special twice, Don Barnes was singing both times. I ran into him as the band was leaving the Pere Marquette Hotel in Peoria IL and he signed my ticket stub, that was a great concert opened by Stevie Ray Vaughn and Double Trouble, a fun night, good memories....
Quick music story for my fellow music lovers.
Yesterday Phoenix celebrated it's opening day of it's new Lite Rail Train System. To kick it off, they hired Grand Funk Railroad to perform a free concert outside by the train.
I was standing in the front row and it was a beautiful, sunny day. It was cool to see Don Brewer's drum set sitting there with the cool GFR "We're an American Band" logo.
Then the band showed up via a car or taxi and walked through the crowd all dressed up in black heading for the stage. Since I am a huge Mark Farner fan, and have seen him before, I noticed the guy who everyone thought was Mark Farner was not Mark Farner...he was a taller, look alike! Even had a ponytail. I was initially kinda down as I wanted to see all the orginal guys.
When the band started, I was blown away with this new guy (who the crowd all still thought was Mark Farner). He was 6'4 and looked like a combo Farner and movie star Steven Segall. A real stud.
He played a cool sunburst guitar and sang awesome! I have seen probably 1,000 concerts in my life and I knew this guy was pro but I had no idea who he was.
He then played a song by 38 Special called "Second Chance". After the song, Don Brewer introduced him as the writer of that song and his name was Max Carl.
After I got home I did a google search for Max Carl. Come to find out he is a pro. Check it out on the web. Have any of you heard of this guy before?
All in all, it was a great show and they played Walk Like a Man, Cloer to Home and closed with We're an American Band. Ironically, they didn't play "Working on the Railroad". They also didn't play "Bad TIme". Oh well.
Happy New Year to you all! If you ever come to Phoenix, please look me up.
Peace, Love, Harmony and Merry Christmas to you all!
To RC and LL and all the Daredevils and there families and to all the people on this board and OMD fans I wish you all a very Merry and safe Christmas, peace to all
Nice to hear from you. Hope you and everybody else on this board are well and have a safe happy holiday season and a great 2009. To those who are traveling, be safe.
Hi, just wanted to wish Randle, Larry, the Daredevils and all contributors to the board a very Happy Christmas and best wishes for the New Year. Thanks for the great music, looking forward to more in the future...
RC - My name is Brittany Williamson, and I am a friend of Rob's (in Springfield). He had talked to you about playing at our wedding reception in May. Just wondering if this was still an option. Hadn't heard much from Rob. You can email me at email@example.com if you have the time. Also, I was wondering about our first dance song. Would you want to play an original, or would you mind to play a cover? We were thinking about Van Morrison's "Into the Mystic." Once again, I know you are a busy man, but I would love it if you guys would be able to play. OMD and BR are our favorite bands. Please email me and let me know. Thanks for your time.
Just wanted to pass along a bluegrass band that I come a cross that I thought brought some of OMD sounds but anyway if any one is interested they called the Hackensaw Boys!
Hi everyone. I see that some of you are having trouble getting a copy of Supe's book. We have lots of them in stock at The Daredevils Official Web Site and our service is quick. Please tell others about it.
Thanks to all of you.
Hey everyone. Sorry I haven't been on for awhile. Up until Thanksgiving I was keeping a pretty brutal schedule. To Tim Carlton's question on Oct. 20th, don't see myself playing in Tenn. in the foreseeable future. I did a few songwriter nights when we lived there. Do hope to make the Titan playoff game. To Scott's question on Sept. 29th, there's a couple of young new artists that have caught my attention but I'd have to go back and look at my notes to give you their names! I really don't have time to listen because I'm generally writing and recording in all my spare time. I used to listen to a lot of bluegrass and blues. All the west coast bands in the '60's. I tend to like the English groups even better. Justin Hayward of the Moody Blues and Van Morrison. I tend to go back to them if I'm in a listening mood. I'll try to get back on soon with another recollection. Thanks, hope you're all getting ready for Christmas. Randle
Hope everyone is having a good holiday season. We have been mostly traveling, eating and playing and listening to music in the Kansas City and north Mo. areas.
Mike, thanks for the story.
I know Supe's book has already been mentioned several times, but I just read the chapter on the recording of It'l Shine at the Reudi-Vally Ranch--that chapter alone is worth the price of the book! I highly recommend it.
Just thought Id share a Dares related story, When I was stationed at Rhein-Main AFB in Germany in 1978 I went to a music store in Frankfurt to check out the albums, I was really looking to see if I could find any new Daredevils albums, I looked and looked and could not find any, so I went up to the counter and asked if they had any "Ozark Mountain Daredevils" albums, as soon as I asked, those behind the counter looked quizzically at each other and started laughing, Now I must say I was rather embarrassed but soon after I started getting angry, and I suspect they could see that I was, then one fellow gestured to me to follow him, so I did, I wasn't sure if he was going to kick me out or what, he lead me to a separate room and there he pointed out a section with the Dares albums in it, from what I got from his German/English was that was where they keep their most desired collection, mostly American Bands/artists, that's where I picked up my first Dillards album, Didn't get a Dares album sense I already had what they had.
Anywaz, that's one memory that will live forever in my mind, also sense it was my first time to go to downtown Frankfurt, all by my lonesome, taking the trains and all, I was scared out of my wits, shows what the love of your favorite music can make you do.
Wish I knew how to get the idiot spammers off of this website! Hope everyone had a nice Thanksgiving. We ate too much, played board games, played with grandsons and enjoyed family. It was wonderful. Jaynie
Hi Sean, yes that was me who sent you some CD's a while back, and you are very welcome, anytime. Nice to hear from you again. I have read Supe's book too, very interesting, I'm sure you will enjoy it.
Hi Sean, Good to see another Brit on the board. I ordered my copy of Supe's book from Amazon and it took four weeks to arrive, It's worth the wait....Ian.
Forgot to give a big hello and thankyou to Jill, who if memory serves me well sent me several cds a good few years ago. Thanks Jill.
Hi to everyone, I've been a lurker here and on chickentrain for a number of years but thought it was about time I posted. Has anyone in the UK managed to get hold of Supe's book yet? I've had it on order from Amazon for weeks and they keep moving the delivery date, wanted it in time for Christmas as my present, not looking likely now. Anyway I was brainwashed with the Daredevils music from an early age by my parents, and now 35 years later I'm an addict - Records, cds, dvd's and hopefully books! Nice to see the UK represented on these boards and I'll probably get back to my lurking now ;) Cheers from another fan in the UK - Liverpool to be precise (just don't let Eli know!)
Happy TG ya'll, (cept, the spammers)...... Boy !,the Dares and Beyond Reach music fits perfectly with TG.........
Happy Thanksgiving to Everyone!
May you enjoy a relaxing day with friends & family, and may your dinners not include any big batches of extraordinary frozen soup!
Very well put Brian They probally at top of there class in gibberish 101
I think CairoFrank and EliVreni and their ilk need to get off our board and back on their meds; retire to their rubber rooms and put aluminum foil hats on their noggins to keep the government and/or the aliens from scrambling their brains with high-powered microwaves.
Wow, 5 pints of Guinness!
Like Barry, I was also interested to read of your Headley Grange experience, also your encounters with Fairport Convention. This year will be my tenth annual Fairport Cropredy Convention, which is Fairport's own festival,[the festival has been going for thirty years, second weekend in August every year.] If ever there was a festival you guys should do this side, this is it. Check out, Fairport Convention.co.uk.
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Hey Larry & Randle
Its strange how things happen. I read with great interest the stories of your visit to Headley Grange way back when & then today quite by chance I came across a website which may bring back fond memories? Check out headley-grange.com Interesting enough its now a private residence.
To: dumattilt, aka "Saurlelia" and etc. etc. etc.
( "PS2. To send url your site on an e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org is a unique way to avoid a spam from me." )
Yeah, right..... I'll bet!
to: Admin - If You want to delete your site from my spam list, please sent url of your domain to my emai: email@example.com
And I will remove your site from my base within 24 hours
PS. As the previous address of an e-mail has been removed also all letters on it have been lost I is compelled to make this dispatch once again.
PS2. To send url your site on an e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org is a unique way to avoid a spam from me. To write abuses to the various "stop spam" sites - it is useless.
PS3. Your addresses of an e-mail are not necessary to me, you can create an e-mail through free service and send me yours url through this e-mail
PS4. sorry for my bad English :)
Your site pleased me, will more frequent call
(From us, to Saurlelia and all the other mindless spammers who frequent our little guest book.
We'll let this one pass in hopes that you and your dumb ass friends come back to look at your work. We <> find your aimless postings to be not only juvenile at the least, but mostly BORING....)
Now you've had your little fun and from now on just know, you shall be deleted with a simple "click", then traced....
See you in Web Hell...)
Jan, Jill and Brian, All-
OK, I'm now half way through Supe's book. I'm enjoying it! I love how he talks about each album and all the detail of the covers, etc.
So I grabbed all my albums and took another fresh look at the pictures, the cabins, etc as he was describing them. I never knew Rusty Chowning was such an involved partner in the early years.
What I think is cool are all the groups they hung out with and played with- New Riders, Jerry Jeff, Doobies, Flying Burritos, et el.
OK, up to crank some "Duck" music and watch college football.
Supe's book, "It Shined" is excellent. I ordered a copy a month or so ago and couldn't put it down 'til I was finished. Two weeks ago Supe was at Borders here in Springfield, MO signing copies so my wife picked up a signed copy for me (I was at the Missouri State, f/k/a SMS, football game). Donated the unsigned copy to the local library for others to enjoy. The book is a must for Dares fans.
Dan I have had Supe's book for a few weeks now, haven't had much time to read so I'm only about half way thru it. For me it answers some questions and fills in some blanks, but I wish he would go more into the Guys' families and interests besides music, stuff like that.
I'm new here. I've eventually found this wonderful site and decided to sign up here!
I hope we'll communicate with each other nicely! So this is my first post!
Ed and Dan,
I would have done the same thing, i. e. skipped the game etc. Gotta get Supes book too. Let´s hope for new gigs with the Dares in 2009!
Ed, that would be so cool to go to a football game and see someone walking around the parking lot playing the dares music. If I ever heard that, I would immediately stop, smile, shake hands and skip the game and start partying and talking about the dares.
Hey- I came home tonight from work and got Supe's book called "It Shined" in the mail. A book about our favorite band! Has anyone read this yet? I'll be on a plane tommorow and can't wait to start reading it. I actually bought 8 copies for friends. :-)
No matter who you are voting for, may we all have a great 2009 and beyond. When I get stressed, I put on "Road to Glory" and all is good.
Well-I made it through the weekend but not without some grief. In the words of Warren Zevon "Turn those speakers up full blast and Play It All Night Long". On Saturday my wife and I walked around the parking lot at ND Stadium carrying a jam box playing songs by the Dares. I took some consolation in calling a couple fellow Wildwood'ers. We went to the game and I think ND lost! At dinner we toasted the band and decided to turn our hopes to 2009. Hope to see some of the splinter groups and some of you fellow fans/friends again next year. Sweet Home Alabama-Play that ...! Ed
If you like the Vinyl Kings-check out Beatlegras--they do Beatle songs with blugrass arrangements--pretty cool
Randle are you planning any concerts in the great state of Tennessee in the future! would to come and hear you thanks for all of hard work and good music you have done over the years.
Jaynie, As far as Randle's concerts, The local school here has had concerts that they put together for the students, they haven't had too many this year because of the economy and they don't have the $ like they use to, there are a few local food joints that have concerts along with an agency, but when I ask how they set up concerts and mention Randle and his band they ask for the rate? (does any of that make sense?) they have showed interest. I have noticed most concerts are for local special events (Batesville Ark area). My Email is
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Hoping to check out some Missouri sites next spring, if things settle down and the wife keeps her current job :)
Look forward to Randle's CD this spring too.
Just in case there are any Michael Stanley fans out there??? I filmed this on Oct 4th 2008 in St Louis.
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The red spot light really gives the picture a RED tint but it still isn't too bad.
You can get Mike's version of Darlin' Corey on Big Smith's double live CD "Gig". Just go to 3w dot bigsmithband dot com for order info.
I'm still buzzing from last night. We talked about it, disected it and relived it all the way home today. A few things of interest I forgot to mention:
Dave sang a few songs, I didn't realize he had such a good voice. One of the guitars Randle played used to belong to George McCorkle of The Marshall Tucker Band, he said they traded guitars once. Les won an award for his Dulcimer playing, I couldn't hear when or where. Mike used to play with Big Smith and Les used to play with The Domino Kings. Tim Ellis, it was good to meet you. Join in! You don't have to be a lurker!
We both loved the song "Corey" or "Darlin' Corey", does anyone know if it is on CD anywhere? Well I think that's it. Now we will look forward to Randle's CD in the spring!
Thanks to all who keep checking in with us. Special thanks to Jill and Candy for coming to Springfield to see the Notions. It was a unique evening. We were scheduled to play the in-house concert series of Drury College in Springfield, for Beyond Reach, problem is they are not doing the series this year. I'm going to do a demo version of Vine and the Rose with Larry before the end of the year. I'm still trying to finish my own CD which I don't have much time for between working a day job and doing solo gigs on weekends. By spring I'll have it done. As far as scenic places in the Ozarks, the Jack's Fork (a national park and a tributary to the Current which is also part of a national park, especially the upper reaches), the best Missouri has to offer for clear running waters. Here's a memory, 1st night we were in England we went to a little club, which turned out to be a rather upper drawer hangout. Pete Townsend was hanging out, exceptionally well watered. John Dillon had a brief conversation with Peter who was an old friend of our producer Glyn Johns. The conversation amounted to these lines...Pete says to John, "well what are you doing?" John says to Pete, "I'm waiting for the end". Pete says to John, "I'm waiting for the beginning". Love ya all, RC
Jill- Thx for the cool update! Now you also know how great Jaynie is too after meeting her. :-)
JJ Cale- One of my faves. I had the opportunity to buy one of his acoustic guitars once but I passed- my regret.
Hi All! We just got back to our hotel after seeing Randle's show which was GREAT. On stage were Randle, Dave Painter, Kelly Brown, Mike Williamson and Les Gallier. They played for about 2 hours with 1 short break. All were in fine form. I am coping the set list from my SIGNED copy, this is almost in order, they skipped around a bit.
2. The Letter
3. Country Girl
4. Early in the Morning
5. My Kind of Crazy
6. Shamey Shame
7. Walkin' Down the Road
9. Angel Walking
10. Tornado Alley
11. Standing on the Rock
12. The drummer, Les, played 2 songs on the Mountain Dulcimer, sorry I already forgot the names but 1 was something about a giggling pig and Dave played with him on this one.
2. Think About You
3. Corey - cool song about a female moonshiner
4. Little Crosses
5. Can't Give Enough
6. Black Sky
7. If You Wanna Get to Heaven
It was a very good show, and they all hung out afterwards to sign and chat.
Jaynie it was so nice to meet you! I can't believe we finally did it! And Vivian, you were an unexpected very pleasant surprise. Thank you all for everything, we had a blast.
Jill & Candy
Scott, I know what you mean about Rodney Crowell and the other alt-country, his best work (for me) is his cd called "The Houston Kid", you might check that out.
Dennis, I started listening to what they call 'alternative country' and they play a lot of Crowell, JJ Cale, etc. Good stuff but I have to be in the mood for it if you know what I mean. I'll check out The Thorns, thanks!
Scott, look up a band called "The Thorns", great stuff. I also have been listening to Rodney Crowell alot lately, a very good songwriter who has had songs covered by everyone from Tim McGraw, Willie Nelson, to Bob Seger.
Good question Scott I to have wondered that myself i listen to classic rock but i do like new stuff Yonder mountain is excellent Jeff austin plays a mean mandolin. goverment mule is good also. We have a college station here and play alot of diffrent none main stream music. i gave them a copy of the quilt cd and i call in request OMD and they will play it, standing on arock spaceship and heaven get a lot of play, chicken train gets request from listeners also.i have discovered some really good artist listening to there station. Lucy Kaplansky is awesome singer and song writer and musician i highly recoomend her music for what ever that is worth,Manhatten sky and end of the day are really great songs.
Jill, I hope I finally get to meet you! I believe the doors open around 6:30. I'll be around the door area looking for you!!! Mike, if somebody wants to book Randle, I can help you with that. Let me know how to get in touch with you. Thanks. Jaynie
Randle/Larry, one more question for you guys if you don't mind. I was curious what kind of music you listen to and if there are any of the newer artists that interest you. I've started exploring recently to see if there's anything out there that might stir me up the way the OMD did so many years ago. Also kind of keeps me young. I don't want to just listen to 'classic' stations all the time. I've discovered some really great stuff in the indy world. I really like the Yonder Mountain String Band, the Avett Brothers, String Cheese Incident and others. Groups that seem to have the same passion for making music without the 'Amercan Idol' type commercialization. Was just curious what you guys listen to. Anyone else feel free to chime in also, always looking for new stuff to stay young at heart anyway.
Jaynie, how does one book ,lets say to have Randle play? An agency?
Also, I wanted to mention a song I wrote in the early eighties called, "On Down The Buffalo" about the Buffalo River in northern Arkansas, Anyway its one of my Moms favorite songs of mine and Im redoing it for her, with all the bells a whistles I can, she's in her mid 70s and her health is failing, so Mom, that ones for you (Love you), If you have not been canoeing or floating down the Buffalo I can say it is surly a treat for the whole family, such beautiful scenery, BTW I have no connection to anyone up there, this is just a tip for those who enjoy such things, and Man! listening the the Ozark Mountain Daredevils or Beyond Reach music while at the same time taking in all the sights would be such a relaxing experience.
Any scenic travel tips out there? (Missouri/Arkansas) Steelville and the Mark Twain Nation Forest was a blast to travel through with the Dares or BR on the CD player....
Yay! Barring any disasters my buddy Candy and I are going to Springfield for Randle's show at Kickapoo High School next weekend!
Jaynie, we will get there a little early to find you and finally meet you. Do you know what time the doors open?
Kickapoo High School is in Springfield and is right off South Campbell street close to the James River Freeway and Campbell St. Jill, if you come I HAVE to meet you. Don't know about Beyond Reach show at Drury. I don't think Drury is doing shows again this year. Randle will let you know if and when though. Thanks! Jaynie
Yes, Jill, Kickapoo High is in Springfield. Our alma mater, 1978.
I had heard Beyond Reach was going to do a show at Drury. Anyone know the truth to the rumor?
Is Kickapoo high School in Springfield?
FYI - upcoming Randle gigs....tomorrow night 9:30 Classic Sports Bar, the Clarion hotel, south on Glenstone turn right on Erie passed the Battlefield Mall. Sat. Sept. 27th, Bumstead's in Nixa. Friday, Oct. 3rd Bumstead's in Nixa 7-11 p.m., Oct. 4th Randle Chowning and The Great Notions at Kickapoo High School, starts at 8 p.m., tickets are $7 in advance and $10 at the door. Oct. 10th and 11th, Bumstead's in Nixa, 7-11 p.m. Oct. 25th Outback in Branson, Randle Chowning and Great Notions Trio, 9 - 12:30 p.m. Nov. 15th Bumstead's in Nixa 7-11 pm. Dec. 12th and 13th Bumstead's in Nixa 7-11 pm. Thanks! Jaynie
You'll have to add the usual letters and such before the address below on my post. They have a filter on this site that doesn't allow a complete address. Just stumbled upon it. Five part interview.
Mike B. I just love the whole song, learning how to play it (again) kinda helping me reexamine my life, from, Within Without! (Thank you for the song Larry)
What's is Larry's line in his song "High Hopes" (I think, this old age is killing my memory)
"Seems today all everybody wants to do is hide" (oh,my)
I know a few folks like that, I "use" to be one of them.
Take care, ALL, and Yes, even you Repubes, LOL
Randall--the mention of the Marshall Tucker band brought back a fond memory of my college days in the early 70's--I showed up at school with a new stereo and Marshall Tuckers first album and a band from Springfield with an album that looked like a quilt--blew everyone away--I was known as a person with amazing taste in music--I was very sorry to hear of George's passing (and Tommy and Toy)-and Duane Allman etc
Live fast--die young
"I've been looking out my house and what I see doesn't please me" (LL).
Great line from Larry Lee...
And it sure does ring true today doesn't it?
Thanks Mark for the support...Didn't Supe run for a Missouri office once , his only mistake was he ran as a Repub ?
With no WWIII this year too much time for politics, LOL
"I've been looking out my house and what I see doesn't please me" (LL), for the past eight years for sure.....
I would have to go with Supe for VP then!
I would nominate Bob Dylan for President
Have to cast my meek little vote for McCain due to my conservative leanings. It's really hard to choose when each candidate believes things that I strongly diasagree with. I probably line up more with what Tim said. If you think either of them are in it for anything but power, you're sadly mistaken though.
Randle, thanks for the answer, makes perfect sense. I think anytime you see multiple writers-singers in a group it makes for terrifc music due to the conflict. Iron sharpens iron as they say. But they tend to not stick together due to the same conflict. The bands that stick together for a long time are ones where there is a single front person and everyone else has their place and they're comfortable with it, but those bands tend to not produce as much creative music in my opinion. I'm still amazed that you all had no general concept for the albums. You must have all been in a similar place for it to all fit together as well as it did. Just my 2 cents.
Tim I like the way you think!
politics oh no,I am independent and really dont like either canidate but i really dont like poloitians either America needs change the only way is fire eveybody in washington and start over elect musicians and songwriters lol
Hello to all and best wishes, especially those over the pond. I'm hoping that we survive the elections here. We desperately need a well-funded third party. To Scott's question about concepts on OMD albums...unfortunately, no, none are. It'll Shine almost was because of the circumstances and the way it was recorded. The Car Over The Lake never had a driver, if you understand what I'm trying to say. The band with the most original company involved is a strong drink, a bit volitale. Really don't know how much time in a row we could all take together, which doesn't mean to say that you won't see us all together again. I hope this explains things a bit and as my old lost friend, George McCorkle, from Marshall Tucker Band would say, 'preciate all 'ya all. As for more stories, I'll cast a fish hook back into my memory banks and see what I catch. Love, Randle
Looks like some strong Democrats around! I'm glad to hear it here in the heart of the Republicans!
Amen. Couldn't have said it any better myself Mike.
Mike Cossey here, speaking of politics, I'll be voting for the first time in some 30 plus years, I'm from the south with a very light skin tone and I ISN'T voting for McCain!
(Sorry, I do get a little hyper when it comes to politics AKA the future of my children)
Now back to the SUPER BR Music!!!
P.S. I hope I'm long gone before that alternative universe is found...
I haven´t been "on board" in a long time so I figured it was about time to say hello to all you great fans of the Daredevils.
I was a Wildwood I participator. It´s was nearly two years ago. But I still get back there in my mind, thinking about all the nice people I got acquainted with there and about the chats with members of the band and about the gig itself. Today it almost seems like an unreal experience to me. I reckon that the fact that I´m swedish and lives in Sweden contributes to that feeling of unrealness. After all Sweden and Missouri are pretty far away from each other. I really hope for more concerts with the Daredevils in the time to come. I believe that the Dares are a very important piece of Amerikana that no one ever could replace.
Best regards to you all!
Bill, perhaps in some alternative universe I'd agree.
Vote John McCain for President 2008
Just ordered my copy of Supe's book at Amazon.com. "It Shined," what a great title. It surely did shine--and still does!
Hey Barry...nice to hear from you and thanks for the info on the book. I know we're all in it...at least in spirit. I hope Jackie is doing well.
Ladies and Gentleman, Barry and I are two of the first three posts on this message board. What a great trip it has been. I'm not overly vocal on this board, but I'm here. It's been neat to watch this board communicate, learn and get closer to a great music that has inspired us all.
We found out about Beyond Reach and watched the formation of the regathering of our favorite band; and then see them all together again playing in a "living room". And for me, it was also a pleasure to meet with and enjoy dinner with Barry and Jackie from England at WW1..then see them again at WW2. Both were very cool and unforgettable evenings, thanks to Wildwood and the Daredevils. It tells you what a special place Wildwood Springs Lodge has been. All who have attended(and played) there rave about the great music experience. With a little effort, one day we may be able to lobby for a Beyond Reach gathering. Now that would be cool! Have a good and safe weekend.
ps Special tip for all on this board... Poco-Wildwood, Thurs. 10/2. (Fri/Sat. sold out) Hurry.
You may not want to miss this one.
I'm not sure if its common knowledge yet but Supe's Book seems available for pre-order on sites like Amazon & Abebooks even giving pricing & a cover image - I'm sure one site said it was due from the end of August... Mine's ordered.... Happy Reading All!
Greg and all,
I understand your disappointment about not seeing the Dares this year, I am too. But there still is good music out there and Wildwood is an excellent place for it. I saw The Dillards there last night (The Darlin Boys for all you Andy Griffith show fans). They were good, fun and the first time I've had a chance to see them and I'm glad it was at Wildwood. Pick a date and rebook. I'm sure you'll enjoy the the shows and the music. I think all who have seen OMD at Wildwood know what a special place it is to see our favorite band. Besides, a great venue like Wildwood needs to be supported in order to get to see the Daredevils or Beyond Reach play there. It really is a special place.
Have a good weekend all.
OK--I guess I"m finally a believer---I'm cancelling my Saturday night room reservation at the B&B in Steelville--bummed out I am
Thanks again Randle, what a kick it is to read about the "good ol days"
Haven't been on here in awhile, but it is good to read over all these memories. John Sebastian? Who would have thought. . . I used to live in Aldrich, and definitely appreciate those stories as well. Also, being only 24, I love to hear stories of the good ol' times. Wish I could have been there. :)
Randle, thanks for answering my question-- I know everybody loves hearing these stories, keep them coming!
Perfect!Amazing!Super!Thank you very much
Do you know if Glyn Johns and David Anderle are still around? Still producing music?
I still check on here once or twice a week to see if Randle has posted any new stories. Really cool to find one this morning.
I have a question I've been meaning to ask, as I listened to your albums back in the 70's I alomost viewed each one as a 'concept album'. They each seemed (as I'm sure others will agree) to flow so well and have a personality beyond the individual songs. I was surprised to hear you all mention that it was more just a collection of songs. Was there any attempt to make each album it's own entity? Or was it just chance that it worked out that way?
Back again, a very tired old Randle. Been through ten days with about 7 gigs where I'm predominently the solo element in terms of singing a lot and hauling equipment. It's good to have the ability to do it. Someone posed a question about who we were impressed with meeting and/or working with...we did a lot of gigs with people like the Doobie Brothers, Logins and Messina, Eagles and others, even though we never made a major tour. We were out and in a lot so-to-speak. I would have to say, and I think Larry might agree, that our producer Glyn Johns, was the most impressive person in the music biz that I can recall getting the opportunity to work with. Glyn produced the first few Led Zepplin albums. He was an engineer on Abbey Road, grew up with Clapton, Jagger and Richards and worked with all of them on different album projects. He produced the first two Steve Miller Band albums, not to mention the Eagles first three albums. He also produced a little band called The Who, etc., etc. Also Jerry Moss, co-owner of A&M Records, very impressive fellow, very successful, very artist friendly. His business partner was Herb Alpert, who you may know had many instrumental hits in the '60's. No record label would touch them with a ten foot pole, so that's why they formed A&M. They were all classmates at Hollywood High. Some of their other staff producers were also from Hollywood High classmates, like David Anderle. I have to say very cool, especially for Missouri boys hanging out in Hollywood with the top cats. Have a story I'd like to relate. We were working on Car Over The Lake album with David Anderele producing in Nashville. I think it was June 1975. They had just opened the new Opry house and one afternoon I didn't have any overdubs to do on the album and I went out and saw Bill Monroe, the father of bluegrass music, play about a thirty minute set at the new Opry house. Also one evening we were kind of going along slow in the studio and in walks John Sebastian. He hung out for a couple of hours. He was just in town to see what was going on, wandering about by himself, around Music Row on foot. When i was younger his music could not be escaped with all of his hits with the Lovin Spoonful. Of course his appearance at Woodstock, by himself, was pretty cool. He is also the voice on the theme, and he may have written the piece, of the show Welcome Back Cotter. In person he is just like he appears in video and film, very friendly, easy to be around and laid back. No real obvious ego problems. It was just a treat that he just walked in like that. My initial exposure to Nashville was really pleasant and unchallenging. We thought the whole town was cute. Of course we had already been exposed to New York, LA and London, so naturally Nashville appeared quaint. I'll try to come up with some more little tidbits of Daredevil recording history and road antics. Hope to see Larry tomorrow and discuss the possibility of putting together a Beyond Reach kind of unplugged kind of concert, here in Springfield before year's end. Thank you all so much for staying with this message board. Take care. Appreciate it. Randle
Nice writing. You are on my RSS reader now so I can read more from you down the road.
Sorry I haven't been on in a while, have been keeping up with whats been going on. Hope everyone is doing alright. Have been out due to heart surgey but feeling better know. But while being off work I have had a chance to listen to all the good music. And watching the wildwoood video. Well so long for known.
Hey Rhittiblede this is site that is for people who have outstanding taste in music,who have great character and are really good people, apparentally you are none of the above, but moral degenerate with an IQ of a teaspoon so do us all a favor and stay off this website and get some help.
"Her ----- is gonna get infected. . This Beau Brummell gets some ---- on his ---- while ----in a deathly chick in the ---."
And so on and so on goes Mr rhittiblede in his quest for showing he has a purpose in life, which he hasn't. We try to stay on top of this little message board, but can't check it every minute of the day. So crap like this from mental midgets (nothing against midgets mind you....) like Mr. rhittiblede do show up.
Sorry to those who happen to read his rant before we had the pleasure of doing a little "snip" job on his fun.
Speaking of "snip jobs", this guy could use one below the belt, if you know what I mean. He's obviously a sick puppy (nothing again "puppy's" I must say...)
Yeah Mike-I don't check nearly as much now--a year ago I was counting the days--so this year I'm going to male my first trek to Winfield in Sept (the Walnut Valley Festival in Winfield, KS)--all the guys I jam with go every year and tell me it's awesome--so this year I'm counting the days to that
I was beginning to wonder if anyone was out there?
Mike-those videos are great--I was there on Sat night too--4th row--what a great night
More info on the Blues & BBQ, it will be from 6:30-9:30 at the Osage Beach Elks Lodge on Hwy. 54. Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door.
Also, you can go to 411mania.com to read an interesting article about the most underrated bands of all time. They rate The Ozark Mountain Daredevils as #1.
Well I now have everything I filmed at Wildwood 2007 on YOUTUBE under the screen name of reotwo1. I replaced the Walking Down the Road video I had with a new one that has the HIGH QUALITY OPTION in HD. I still would like to know what Steve Cash says when he is introducing the band and he says his name. It sounds like Amramis Scott? If so...does anyone know the significance? If you get a chance ...leave a comment...maybe plug this website or the Daredevils site so they can get the new DVD. Hope you enjoy...
Buddy Brayfield and his band Keyed Up will be playing at the Blues and BBQ Saturday August 30 at Lake of the Ozarks MO. This is to benefit Kids Harbor, of which Buddy is a co-founder. Sorry, I don't know the time or the ticket price.
If you haven't watched Spaceship Orion yet...I highly recommend!!! Just a GREAT performance by Larry Lee.
Again..don't forget to click on high quality.
Don't forget to click on high quality.
Be sure to click on "Watch in High Quality" just below the video. It makes a big dofference. I recorded these in HD.
Hope you enjoy....
Thanks Mike saw those last night,your right Mark there is a lot of good OMD on you tube, Commercial Sucess and those huge sun glasses were a trip
Thanks Mike and Mike. There is some great OMD stuff on youtube. Watching Jackie Blue from 1976 got me thinking they look like the kind of guys who might be "detained" in a Texas airport! Very cool SG Randle was playing.
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Ian, cool story. I had a similar experience last summer at the car wash. The guy drying his car next to me noticed my T-shirt and we struck up a conversation, he too was happily surprised to learn our guys are still performing.
Hey Barry, I couldn't of put it better myself. Having said that, some people know of the Ozarks over here. Just this last weekend at the Womad festival a guy came up to me and threw his arms around me because I had an Ozarks T-shirt on, he said I'd made his festival. He wasn't aware of the revival and thought it was all over in the seventies. He was moved when I told him about Wildwood.
Thanks to Rev. B Smith for you work on the photo I gave you. It has a special place on the wall of my home now.Those daze always bring back special memories for me. I was at the Gilloz theater with a rare date (HA) and wanted to bring a special old bottle of wine and place on the stage. I can recall always trying to find an old bottle of wine during band breaks at the Bijou. Lord have mercy how i miss that old bar and the good times there. I drove down home once and one of the first stops I made was to drive by the Bijou. How sad to see just the swinging door left from the fire there. It was a great vengue in the early daze of Springfield.Like Cowtown ballroom was in KC. We can not take a pill and return ..but our sometime clouded memories will always recall those good daze.Keep up the good turns Randle and Larry. Peace out! :)
OMD (Orchesteral Manouevers in the Dark) were one of those dreadful 'New Wave Synth' pop bands from the early 1980's which Britain used to produce in great amounts - It was all that early digitalised keyboard & drum technology.... sadly it was this sound which killed off the great progressive rock bands of the 70's. I recall them well (with horror) - their first big hit over here was a track called 'Enola Gay' after the B-29 Superfortress which dropped the first A-bomb. I shudder just thinking of it but I suppose music is always an 'age-ist' thing and there are probably guys in their late 30's who think they were the 'bees-knees'?? - sorry but they weren't for me especially as everyone here automatically thinks of OMD as them & not a certain early bunch of hippies from Springfield.
Hey, is everyone asleep out there? Here's a good one. I received my copy of "Goldmine" magazine a couple weeks ago and got all excited because a feature story on OMD was advertised on the cover. Much to my chagrin-it was about the band Orchesteral Manouevers in the Dark!(Don't chastise my spelling on this one). I guess they were some type of prog rock band. If you see OMD advetised to play in Branson, double check with Mike Cossey or Greg. They seem to know about these things.-Ed.
I have a question for Randle or Larry, through the years you have, no doubt, been able to work with some amazing people- do either of you have a favorite person you have been fortunate to work with?
Stop, you're making me hungry.
You mean like Beauty in the River trout--Standing on the Rock of lamb---fried chicken train--I wonder about the Homeade Wine list
Dude, I'm just glade you hippies were able to get rid of your stash before you were frisked, Otherwise, I could just picture the "Johnny Cash" like headlines..... Great recollection Randle, thank you..
P.S. If there ever happened to be a Jackie Blue Theater in Branson, and it was a dinner theater, what food/plates do you think would be offered?
Randle, just curious....even though the end result was the same either way....were you in the half with 50 cents in his pocket or the half that jumped the turnstiles?
Peewee Reece played shortstop for the Brooklyn Dodgers and later was a noted broadcaster. Ole Dizz was the ace pitcher for the St. Louis Cardinals "Gas House Gang" in the 1930s. He achieved fame as a broadcaster for his "down-home" way with the English language and, as Ed said, for breaking into his version of The Wabash Cannonball!
I have to agree a good and humorus story Randle, The bad thing is i have never heard of Dizzy Dean or The peewee guy
Randle-I also loved the Airport/Jackie Blue story. The song was a big hit but can you imagine what it would have done if the amp had picked up Dizzy Dean singing Wabash Cannonball? You would have had a crossover hit on every chart including hip hop and it wasn't even invented yet. Ed.
Larry & Randle:
Are you guys experimenting with a new drug?? LOL
What a great story! I was practically in tears from laughing. I remember Pee Wee Reece well, but I never heard him calling a game through a Fender Twin. Ha. What a hoot.
Randle, & Larry. Keep 'em coming. Love those old stories. They add to the music, in a way. Like having another Little Red Record, only in words!
Thank You Randle for sharing your memories, great story, looking forward to more!
Hello all. RC still maintaining a pulse. Should have been doing this some time ago but I thought I would on a semi-regular basis, try to put in some memories of OMD in the early days. We had the mobile unit on location about 35 miles NE of Springfield, at a little town called Aldrich. After we finished doing all the basic tracks for the It'll Shine When It Shines album, we held back some time to go to Sunset Sound in Hollywood to do some over-dubs and mix the album. It was around this time of year, July to early August '74. Our flight schedule to LA routed us through Dallas, TX., which at the time was just opening and operating a brand new airport with three large concourses, separated by some distance, connected by a little railroad tram car system. I suppose they still use it today. Anyhow our flight was delayed getting in and we were in a rush to get to our connecting. Turns out when we got to the terminal we ran into these turnstiles downstairs that you had to pay fifty cents to get through. So we're in a rush, half of us put in fifty cents, half of us went under or over the turnstiles making a dash to get our connector to LA. Right as we were about to get our boarding passes we were confronted by security officers who looked like Texas highway patrol. Turns out security cameras had caught some of us jumping the turnstiles and rather than talk them into letting us take the flight, they arrested us on the spot and transported us to a brand new holding facility, a few miles from the airport, i.e. jail, where we were searched, actually put in separate blocks and detained for about 1 1/2 to 2 hours. Later we were taken back to the airport to catch a flight, which basically threw us off about six hours, sum total. This little incident actually made a blurb in Rolling Stone magazine. The charge was public theft. That would be fifty cents a piece times four or five of us owed. Clearly, they suspected that one or two or more of us would be holding substantial supplies of illegal substances. Fortunately, or unfortunately, they were wrong. I think somewhat embarassed by the whole incident as well. We on the other hand, suspected them of being jacked up on all kinds of legal substances, from coffee to wrigley's spearmint. Upshot...and interesting, Larry Lee was my cell mate for about an hour. I remember them taking his belt and our wallets so we could not hang ourselves together or choke ourselves with our billfolds. I don't remember much of a conversation between Larry and I during this jail time but I do recall him pacing quite a bit and just saying under his breath, "man". I guess you might say because If You Wanna Get To Heaven broke as a single in Texas, we've kinda had a love/hate rollercoaster romance with the state. We all survived, unbruised and in actuality I don't think they followed up on the charges. While I'm thinking of it, I need to tell you about the overdubs, one which is most vivid in my memory at Sunset Sound was having two old Fender guitar amps, both turned wide open, playing the slide guitar solo on Jackie Blue. I really struggled with that one just wasn't in the moment and one of the reasons was Peewee Reese was announcing a play-by-play live baseball game on the radio which was being picked up by my amps. Anytime I wasn't playing a note I could hear the play-by-play of the ballgame. Now none of this really transferred to the actual recording because they filtered it out, but I sure as hell was hearing it out there trying to play the damn solo and it was very distracting. So it's not just Jackie Blue that you get it's Peewee Reece and a baseball game too. Trying to whip myself into shape at the moment and into condition to play solo gigs. Have done a few to date. Be back to the studio in the house soon. My wonderful typist has agreed to assist me in what I hope to be a bi-weekly session of memories of OMD. Love to all, Randle
Gee Randle, your making me look bad......I do do (man that sounds terrible) the laundry and some auto repair, hope that counts for something, LOL, but I have yet to write a decent song.... BTW "If you wanna get to heaven" is suppose to be on the "guitar heroes 2" playstation console game. No, I dont play the game, but I thought it was cool non the less...Hope everyone is feeling better......
Randle, it was nice to see you and say hi at the Springfield Cardinals game last night. Too bad about the Cards blowing a 3 run lead by coughing up 5 runs top of the 9th though.
Jaynie, hope you feel 100% very soon.
Oh I'm old enough. I didn't know about a shot, I thought shingles were a virus left over in the body after having chicken pox. I am seeing my Doc in a couple of weeks, I'll ask about it then. Thanks for the heads-up.
Jill, go get the shot! I'm sure you're not old enough but talk your doctor into it anyway. They are horrid! I'm just now starting to feel human. Those things are SO painful. ugh. I'm not back to normal (if there is such a thing) but I'm better! Thanks for asking. Jaynie
Ha! Handy as a pocket-on-a-shirt! I love that, have to use that one. How are the shingles coming along Jaynie? There are a couple of people at work out with the same thing.
Oh he'll love me telling this....he makes a great breakfast, fixes great pork chops on the grill, he does take out the trash and he does mow the grass. Handy as a pocket-on-a-shirt. He can fix lots of things too! Jaynie
Jackie, the wife "Stacey" and I wish you well, She met and talked with you at WW2.
4th was a Bang, still have all my limbs. So Randle cooks too, does he take out the trash and mow the yard? "smile" Burgers or Steak or both...? All my best to All...
Happy 4th everyone may it be safe and fun and hope you are doing well Jackie
Randle's playing solo at Bumstead's in Nixa on July 11th, 12th and 18th, from 7-11 p.m. Thanks. Hope everyone has a happy 4th!! I have the shingles so we're not doing anything much, which is fine with me. Just hang out, Randle coook something on the grill, watch tv, etc.... Jaynie
Barry - Tell Jackie that we're thinking about her and wishing her well. Tell her that we have to go shopping (that'll perk her right up). XXXOOO Jaynie & Randle
Hi Barry, glad to hear all is well with you. Yes, I too love those interviews and stories on the second disc and I really, really love the rehearsal footage, especially the bit where they're all working on Within Without - almost feels like you're in the room with 'em!
Hi Andy, wouldn't it be great if they'd come over here some time to play, could be too much to hope for tho' - I'm also into a great duo group that comes from your part of the country, couple of guys called Phil Beer and Steve Knightley, go by the name of Show of Hands, great music. Ever heard of 'em?
My very best to Jackie for a speedy recovery. And I also think the second Gillioz disc is priceless.
Hi Phil, good to hear from you again & Hi Andy - nice to hear of yet another OMD listener over here in the UK.
I bought my copy of 'Gillioz' at Wildwood 07 and it doesn't play over here either, however Benny Smith at New Era remembered my plight & only the other day has kindly sent me a multi-region version, so I too can now see the guys playing live in Springfield last May. Personally I love the second disc with all the personal info & memories.
PS: Jackie has had her hip operation last week - so far so good - so if there is another Wildwood, who knows perhaps she can race the buggy down the long corridors of Chicago O'Hare!
Keep on Churnin'!!
Forgot to say, I'm in Devon, England, I don't suppose you'd pop over and play sometime??
Recently my wife got me the Gillioz DVD, but it's a region 1, no matter anybody having the same trouble, get on the web, and find a fix for your DVD player. Now it's a multi-region player. The concert - Oh wow - fantastic. Any chance of some new music by the band, just keep on keeping on
Hi y'all, yes I'm still here Mark, how's it all going? Things have been looking a little on the quiet side lately, but I still check in to see what you're all gettin' up to. Some new music would be a most welcomed thing . . . keeping all fingers and toes crossed. Best wishes to all,
Hope everyone has a great Father's Day.
I lived in Carbondale from 97 to 01 while in graduate school at SIUC. I would be in Mt. Vernon tonight if I still lived there!
For anyone in the Southern Illinois area, Supe & the Sandwiches are playing tonight in Mt. Vernon at 9:00. My buddy Candy & family are in Mt. Vernon this weekend for some Father's Day stuff. I called her and they are going to try to work it in their plans tonight. I believe he is going to be on a stage at the Holiday Inn. Hope she gets to go, sounds like fun.....
Ebenezer, sure enjoy seeing you on the forum, tickling some of those memory cells of LL & RC. Keep-er going.. this should keep us forum folks satisfied until Supes new book comes out , "It Shined", is it called? Wonder if RC and LL got a first look at it? Ed, Mark,Jill, keepin it alive and real, Just like the Ozarks....
Yes, ,also waiting on any new music for you guys, Home recordings are more than fine, they seem more personal and passion driven.... Just my personal feelings, Not to say the OMD studio recordings were any less, they have that home recording feeling, maybe more refined...? Dangnabit, Im just a jabbern' here.. LOL,
do you all remember the gig in the old milkshed at Fox's farm on east Sunshine way back when? Some of the best musicans in Springfield filled the shed and overflowed into the night. You rocked and I rolled :)
Double Ditto! Hey Mike C. and Ed. R., good to hear from you both. Phil, are you out there?
Mike-You are right. There's just tons of good stuff on this message board. What a cool way for all of us to stay in touch and the price is right also! Randle and Larry-Get us some new music so we can help defray the cost of maintaining this great site..Ed.
Wow! I really enjoy reading these notes on "Road to Glory" and those "back to school" moments. Just the stuff us die hard, well, "die never" fans just eat up... Thanks a bunch, RC,LL
LL yes Mr King was Dean of boys. I think most thought my Mom was a sub teacher she spent so much time in his office with the Von. I miss those assemblies in school. Your new CD is great also. Keep up the good work. EB out :)
Hey all, just thought I'd drop a note. I'm on vacation in Gulf Shores with the family and right now I'm listening to the ocean waves an we're all relaxing listening to the It'll shines CD. My mind is traveling back to the late 70's. Car over the lake is on deck. I've just got one thing to say, it couldn't be better than it is right now! Thanks guys!
Friday, June 13th, Randle is going to play a solo gig at The Bearded Clam in Kimberling City (down by Branson West). Starts at 7 p.m. Thanks! Jaynie
Ebenezer, wasn't Mr.King the Vice Principal and or head counselor at Glendale H.S. way back when? I think I did get called into his office once or twice. Ha, memories.....
I'd have to agree with Tim, "Road to Glory" is one of my favorites. I love the build up then the bridge and the closeout groove is timeless. Great Stuff!
Larry Lee and Randel Chowning please report to Mr Kings office. There is a report of you smoking in the boys room.
Randle thanks for that info Road to glory and Whippoorwill are probally my two favorite dare songs of all times you are the man
Dan, You're too kind. Interesting about Road to Glory when I started to write that, I was in my 4th year of college, still primarily living at my parent's house. As I was developing the melody and harmonica part my brother, who is 7 years older than me, walked into the house unannounced. He had been estranged from the family, basically for some 10 plus years. We developed a bond that we had never had and then proceeded to put together the Daredevil saga. Country Girl was about a year or so later when my brother and I had rented the old plantation house north of Springfield, Mo., called the Reudi Valley Ranch. It's on the upper end of Lake Stockton. The Reudi's were not the original owners. This was an old plantation. There are a lot of stories associated with paranormal activity around the old house. Thanks so much. I'm trying to complete the latest batch of songs and re-cuts including Whippoorwill and Better Days, but you have to keep in mind that they are home recordings. Plus I have an idea of an all acoustic album. Maybe I'll get Larry Lee to help me kind of bringing it all back to square one. Thanks again. Regards, RC P.S. It's Jaynie - "hi" Dan!
A tragic loss today in the music world Bo Diddley kinda reminds me what Tom Petty said "Elvis mayby the king but Diddley is daddy"
RC/LL I would look forward to a Beyond Reach or Great Notions gathering, particularly in the St. Louis area. You still have a lot of fans up here. Also, this board has been fun to read for the last 2 1/2 years. A lot of good stuff.
On another note, I happened to stop by Wildwood Springs Lodge this week passing thru on business. They've put in a new smaller bar and took out the old carpet. Hardwood floors look great, although they said they'd throw down some rugs for shows. Keep the faith, one day again it will be "it's time".
I've frequently been accused of just taking up space!
Hoodia, we dig newbees, but be a bit more specific...
You're "not sure (you) agree with (whom)" and about WHAT?
Are you for real or are you just taking up space?
Hmm, I'm not sure if I agree with you fully
Glad you liked them. Their two best CD's are "Wonder of it All", and "Foolish Pleasures." They have a great sound and some really great songs.
Randle: Sounds like their is still hope!!!!
Randle, good to see your comments.
Mike Broadway, a big thanks for turning me onto a band I never heard of- Heartsfield. But I did some web surfing and bought some of their cd's. Love them! They are playing in Milwaukee at Summerfest on Wed, July 2nd. I'm thinking of going. If anyone will be going, let me know and we'll meet up at the front of the stage. :-)
Randle- can you remember where you were when you wrote the following songs- Country Girl and Road to Glory? Would love any detail on teir background. You are a genius and we all know it. :-)
If any of you ever get to Phoenix, let me know! We'll crack open a beer and crank up some Daredevils albums.
I want to say again to all of you who have kept the dialogue going on this website, how much Larry and myself appreciate you. I've been busy working on some background tracks for doing some solo gigs which include everthing from 60's hits, to Daredevil hits to Beyond Reach music. I did sit down with Larry for a while last week and we're still planning on doing some Beyond Reach gigs this fall, probably in September. He's currently involved in doing some production projects in his home studio. I will let you know when any dates become firm. None of us would disagree that the full magic only exists with the Daredevils when everyone is on stage. The Dares are, and always have been, a very loose knit collective of songwriters. Always non typical when it comes to touring or staging a show. You could say, anytime we don't have a date booked we're broken up. However when we all agree that it's time to do a gig you will indeed see us again. This is about the sixth time we have been said to be broken up in the past 30 plus years. As Mark Twain said, "rumors of my death are highly exaggerated". Love to you all, RC
Wish you could have been there too. I remembered "House of Blues" and "Shamey Shame" this morning.
Tim, Sounds good. Me and my little boy have had the guitar and mando out today playing and singing Standing on the rock, Walking down the road, Look Away, etc. Going across the street for a neighborhood bbq this afternoon. Sure hope the rain stops. Randle and Jaynie, hope you had a good trip to and from Paducha. Have fun with Luke! Stay safe everyone.
To Randle,Jaynie,Larry and all the daredevil fans and especially to all the people on this board may you all have a safe and wonderful Memorial day, I had a bbq cookout got the chickens done befor the storm and the pork butt is on the smoker and daredevil tunes playing fairly loud and the beer is cold "it couldnt be better"
Mark & Sabrina
Thanks for the list, however partial it may be, 4 hours is a long time and a lot of music! Wish I had been there, but I'm glad you guys got to go. Happy Belated birthday!
Sabrina and I were there. My birthday was last week so it was kind of a birthday thing for me. It was a great time! I talked to Randle briefly and we had a really nice visit with Jaynie and Randle's cousin and his wife, and the band was awesome. Great song selection.
They played from 9 to 1 so there is no way I can remember the entire set list, but below is a list of songs that stick in my mind.
My Kind of Crazy
My Old Band
You Can’t Give Enough
Down the Road
Standin’ on the Rock
If You Want to get to Heaven
Farther on Down the Road
Got my Mojo Workin’
Early in the Mornin’
Shake Rattle and Roll
Mr. Tambourine Man
How was the show at Cartoon's last night? Anyone have a set list?
One of my favorite songs goes back to THE CAR OVER THE LAKE lp.. I set in the overall section of the Gilloz theater and told the guy setting close by I sure nuff wished they would play...Whipperwill. The song and bird represents the Ozarks I like to remember. Setting on front porch and hearing them in the background. Makes you just wanna spit bacca at the cat ..don't it? I might be wrong but I think that old man Randle wrote it. Makes ya wanna just grin and remeber lost friends.
While all the tunes past and present are standouts, Larry Lee's Jackie Blue still inspires! I am just a decade younger than the band members, but do not recall ever seeing them live. Thanks to youtube, Larry's beautiful sexy voice and youthful appeal will live on!
Hello everyone,I have to say the world will be a darker place knowing the wonderful musicians artists and songwriters won't be doing anything together,just heartbreaking.Whenever I aquired a new Dares album or CD it was with trembling hands that I'd put it on or in the player.A style of band and music organic,rustic,earthy,that has been able to take the listener on an imaginary tour de force all over the Ozarks.Tunes that drip with drama,epic scale and an ability to be so uplifting, thrilling and then some,good luck and best wishes to you all in whatever you do.Just maybe we can say never say never.
They are from the Chicago area. A few of their songs are: As I Look Into The Fire, House of Living, Shine On (Gentle Woman), and Racin The Sun.
Mike, I have heard of them, but can't recall any particular song of theirs. Do you know where they are from?
On a different note...I was curious if anyone here has ever heard the band Heartsfield? Kind of a country rock band with great harmonies and great guitar solos. I was a fan of theirs back in the 70's and had the chance to see them recently in St Louis...and they really sounded great. Anyone here ever heard of them?
They also wouldn't be the same without John, Steve, and Supe. All five made them special if you ask me...
Still am surprised that they wouldn't go ahead and put out a new CD, since they came up with some new material over the last couple years.
I have to agree with Mike, without Larry and Randle, they weren't the Daredevils that I know and love. Jaynie, let Randle and Larry know- I will buy anything they put out. Music is passion and while money is part of it, without the passion, none of it matters.
Well I figure Id go ahead and post something sense we have the latest news, and it is sad indeed, reminds me of how I felt when the Dares line-up in the 70s didn't include Randle and then Larry in the , even thought the band was still active, it was still a loss. But I feel very fortunate to have seen them mostly all together last WW2. So thank you all, Daredevil band members for making the past few years happen and making this old man feel young again. And a Special thanks to Randle and Larry for BR and this board, no words can accurately express, (well, my words anyway) the joy it has given me to participate in his board. I still look forward to maybe seeing some of you guys individually some where and look forward to any solo or other CD projects. Stay cool ! in the summer and warm in the winter . A fellow Dares fan form the Ozark foothills, in Arkansas.
I mean those end of October dates?
anybody have any insight as to who may fill those last dates at Wildwood?
Well said Jaynie. I couldn't agree more. And as for Beyond Reach, its one of the best things I have heard in years!
P.S. As far as having to have money to make a new CD, I disagree with that. Some money, yes, but great music happens all the time on a tight budget. You do have to have new material and you do have to put your creative juices and time into doing it. Jaynie
If any of you were planning on coming to Bumstead's tomorrow night, it's not going to happen. Sorry but the guy double booked or something like that. As far as the Daredevil's go, you get five people in a room and you've got five different opinions. Then there's me with even another opinion, seeing it from a different point of view from all the guys. Makes me sick though. I'm very thankful that Randle keeps writing and singing. It's one of the reasons that I fell for him in the first place. I think Beyond Reach is a wonderful piece of work that came from Larry and Randle's hearts and souls. When those two write and work together, it's magic. Well enough from me. I do think they are special, talented people and I'm lucky to have in my life. Thanks for listening! Jaynie
Jill, We hope you have a very Happy Birthday.
Well, it looks like Bill has left another note over on Chickentrain:
Hi again, ya'll,
I left Supe's a few minutes ago. Some of the photos that he had
decided to use for the book (and which Supe and I spent several hours
digging up, identifying and restoring) had to be nixed due to his
being unable to contact the original photographers and he
understandably wants to avoid being sued for using them without
permission. So, last night he asked me to work on a couple more (one
of which had to be taken from the "Revival" program as we can't find
a hard copy of the photo anywhere!) and I brought them over on disc
today so that he can get them in the mail immediately to his
publisher. Supe leaves for Amsterdam tomorrow (Friday). He's playing
a couple of Burrito Deluxe gigs over there.
At any rate, I wanted to let you all know that the book, "It Shined"
is moving right along and I would estimate that we should be seeing
it by mid-to-late summer.
In addition, Supe found some old slides that he had prints made from,
which he gave me today. There's about 6 or 7 of them. I asked Supe if
he'd mind if I scanned them and put them up here at the Chickentrain
group for all to see, and he said that'd be fine with him. So, if
it's OK with you all, I'll do that tonight sometime and share these
rare photos with you. I don't think any of these have ever been seen
before. Just my small way of atoning for the bad news I posted
earlier about the apparent demise of the Daredevils.
By the way, I asked Supe for more info on that today and he said he
thinks it's definitely all over, as some of the band members are just
not into being in a band anymore at all, (or at at least not THIS
band), some are bored and apathetic about it, and some are just
interested in the money part of it, and they aren't going to get rich
in this band at this point, especially since they have no current
albums or singles and no plans for any, and aren't actively touring.
Just though you'd want to know.
Just from what I gathered from briefly talking with the guys at WW1 and WW2, I'd say Money has a lot to do with it. When I asked Steve about the possibility of a new CD he said, "You gotta have money for that." And from what I've heard, John really doesn't want to tour any longer...can't really blame him. He's been doing it for a long long time. I'm just glad we had the chance to see them all together again...Some great memories!!
Jill, You have a wonderful birthday!! Let me know if you are coming this way and I'll meet you for a coke or something fun. Mike, thanks for telling me what was said. Appreciate all that you all do!! Jaynie
Jaynie...this is word for word. Also...I agree, Larry was really great taking the time to talk to everyone at both Wildwoods. Seemed like a great guy to know. Here is the note:
Just a note to tell you that you all probably better not count on a
Daredevils reunion at Wildwood or anywhere else this year. Supe told me
there's curently some major discord amongst the members and that it looks like this may finally be the end of the band. He did not elaborate on what the reasons for the discord might be.
Sorry to be the bearer of bad tidings. Maybe they'll iron it out.
Truthfully, I think they're all, with the exception of Supe, tired of
Try firstname.lastname@example.org You should be able to get in that way.
My Bday isn't until Friday, but I know Ken hasn't shopped yet, so I'm still lobbying for a trip to Missouri this month!
I still haven't been able to sign onto the Chickentrain site, so don't know exactly what it said. I am curious to know though. Larry is fine and one of the best people ever! Don't know about everybody else right now, but I'm assuming they're fine too. It's raining like crazy here, ugh, more flood watches. Jaynie
You seemed a bit surprised at what "Bill" had written on the "Chickentrain" site? Can you shed any light? I'm also curious if everything is OK with Larry...I know we haven't heard much from him since WW2. Just curious....Hope all is well with ALL the guys.
It's Jaynie and here are some things coming up....Sat., May 10th, Randle solo at Bumstead's in Nixa, Mo. Sat., May 17th, Randle solo at the Bearded Clam in Kimberling City, Mo. Sat., May 24th the Great Notions band at Cartoon's in Springfield, Mo. Sat., July 26, Great Notions Trio at Fox Hollow in Springfield, Mo. Sat., Aug. 9th, Great Notions trio at Fox Hollow in Springfield, Mo. Jill, did you have a good birthday? Jaynie
Any updates on the show in Springfield MO Sat night?
I was in Mountain View in early April. Enjoyed the show very much. Looking forward to future gigs.
Jill and everybody I to have that weekend open to and am hoping for some good news on that weekend, but what ever happens i am very lucky to have seen the Dares two years in a row and had a chance to meet most of you all that are on this board and for that i am very thankful, but you never know what is around the corner. Take care everybody and have a good week
I am forever an optimist. Let's hope the music and creativity that brought these guys together in the first place will somehow draw them together again. It is hard for me to believe that a group of men with so much collective talent can just stop performing all together and keep all that great music we all know and love so well to themselves. Remember, not so very long ago on this very message board we were told any kind of reunion was very unlikely, then we were all treated to Crandon WI, the shows in Georgia & Colorado, Wildwood I & II and the Gillioz. Ya just never know! I went to all the trouble to ensure I have the last weekend in October off work, and I am hanging onto it just in case. And don't forget, we still have Steve's 3rd book and Supe's first book to look forward to, as well as the CD Randle is working on and who knows what else? Whatever the future holds, whether they all decide to retire or maybe give us just one more music "fix", each and every member of The Ozark Mountain Daredevils has my love and respect forever, as do all the wonderful friends I have made on this board. Let's all think positive thoughts.
I sent this note to Bill when he made his original post but I also want to go on record with the rest of you. It's amazing how this hit us all almost identically. May sound trite but we have all become brothers and sisters as a result of the Dare's revival. Here's my initial reaction. "What a shame. There will be many disappointed fans if this holds true. However-we're all adults and we do what we want to do-why shouldn't the Dares? I'm thankful for Wildwood 06 and 07 plus the other 30 some years of entertainment they brought us. I'm still holding "that" weekend open on my vacation schedule." Ed
I'm going to reiterate what I said on the ChickenTrain site: It's a shame, with almost all the guys back in Springfield now. I really liked the blend on the new songs and was hoping for a new OMD studio recording to buy.
Forgive me, ....I'm going to continue to be optimistic for that and another Wildwood.
I agree with all of the sentiments being expressed here. The last couple of years have been great. WW 06 and 07 and the Gillioz--what a blast. Here's hoping for some more music from the guys, in what ever form it may come. OMD, solo, Beyond Reach, or any combinations. Special thanks to RC and LL.
I first saw OMD in th 70's and am just glad I got the chance to reconnect and see them perform again. I was lucky enough to be at both WW's and Gilloiz. Mountain View was great in early April! I'm watching this site & Supe's looking forward to show's in the future. Who knows what the future will bring.
Go to yahoo, then click on groups on the left hand side. It's the chickentrain group. You can do a search and join the group.
Can you tell me how to get to the yahoo site where you read this? Thanks! Jaynie
well said all--but I'm still bummed
Already have the B&B in Steelville reserved
I guess the longer it took the more I wondered if something like this might happen. No matter what happens though, I will NEVER forget that Thursday in 2006 at Wildwood when they took the stage again for the first time. 2007 was great, the Gillioz dvd is great, but man, 2006 was something special.
Well stated Barry. I believe the sentiments that you've expressed are shared by all here. I know for us, the pleasure that we have felt from the last two years at Wildwood (and the Gillioz) will last the remainder of our lives. If it is the last chapter (and we all hope for another), then it was a kick-ass finale. As Lord Buckley might say, the OMD boys "stomped upon the terra."
If the news is true (And I've no doubt it is) then, eventhough we will all be saddened, we should simply look back on the last two years as something that was totally wonderful and was a pure pleasure to be part of - I'm just so grateful I had the opportunity of being there for the two Wildwood experiences - Concerts which are etched in my memory for soooo many reasons.
I never thought all those years ago that I would ever see the band live.... but to travel twice Stateside from the UK & actually spend time with the guys just blows me away.
It might be the end of the Chapter but I know that there is still much more wonderful music to emulate from some of the band - Especially the two 'icons' who have created this marvellous website & introduced me to some equally marvellous like-minded people!
Keep the muisic alive!
That is truely sad news, but all good ( GREAT ) things end eventually. Perhaps there will be another 'Revival' in the future.
Just read this on the Yahoo Site...I was afraid of this. It always seems to happen to bands, sooner or later. I Truly hope things can be worked out...I still think there is a LOT more great music that could come from OMD!!!
Just a note to tell you that you all probably better not count on a
Daredevils reunion at Wildwood or anywhere else this year. Supe told me
there's curently some major discord amongst the members and that it looks like this may finally be the end of the band. He did not elaborate on what the reasons for the discord might be.
Sorry to be the bearer of bad tidings. Maybe they'll iron it out.
Truthfully, I think they're all, with the exception of Supe, tired of
Randle - Sorry about screwing up you name on the prior post....brain fart or gettin' old!!!
Jaynie/Randall - I'm a Marshfield native living in Southern California (28 years - way too long). I ordered the Beyond Reach CD about a year ago and it's a top play on my ipod. Glad to hear that you and Larry are considering some fall dates, might have to book a trip back home to see you guys. Keep us posted. Please, please, please... put out another album! Me and several of my friends were very jealous that we weren't back home to see you in Marshfield. Good health and good Music, Roger
Hope no one was hurt or had any damage.That was a bad earthquake. Hope everyone is good. Philip
Randle, I can relate to your problem with your recording machine, my computer took a lightening hit about 10 days ago and I just got it back from the shop tonight.
Doing a show the weekend of your birthday must have been a real hoot! Hope you had a great time and a great birthday.
We would all love to see you and Larry do a Beyond Reach show, maybe, possibly, at Wildwood?
Thanks so much for all of your birthday wishes. April 4th is also Muddy Waters' birthday and unfortunately the day that Martin Luther King was assasinated. I guess I have some kind of ying/yang soul connection. May 24th at Cartoons, a club on Glenstone in Springfield, might be an interesting bargain for anybody that wants to check it out. Only a $7 cover charge and we'll be doing alot of originals plus covers, in what will end up being about three hours of playing. Not sure if the band will be doing that much this summer after that. I'll be doing some solo stuff this summer. Larry and I are talking about doing a Beyond Reach show this fall beginning with Drury University sometime in Sept., TBA, and will try to put some other things around that, maybe all in the Springfield region. Thanks again so much for your support. One of my recording machines went out and I've replaced it so I'm getting ready to get back on my own CD. Take care. Regards, Randle
Randle. A belated "Happy Birthday To You". If there was a way to attach a sound clip, I'd sing it to you. That's one song I can remember the words to! Hope you and Larry make some new music available soon. Ed
Happy Birthday Randle and thank you for all your wonderful music.
I been away from the board for a while and the talk about Randle and The Great Notions is wonderful it would be worth a road trip to see Randle do The Weight one of my all time favorite songs by one of my all time favorite bands I am a big Rick Danko fan, may he rest in peace.
RC/LL I meet a woman a couple days ago in Owensboro and some how we were talking about music and she ask me if I had heard of OMD and of course with a big grin on my face i carried on about The Wildwood shows but any way she said she was around you all in the early days she her name was Debbie Troop and her nickname was Trooper I thank she said her ex was John Postma do any of these names ring a bell hoping for ww08
Happy Birthday Randle- thanks for all the great music!
Happy B-day Randle! I hope you and your family are well and life is good...
We (and our daughter, your littlest fan) wish you a most happy birthday.
Brian, Gay, and Meredith Wilson
Just dropping in to wish Randle very many Happy Returns, all the best,
Phil, Yorkshire, England
Wishing A Very Happy Birthday to Randle Chowning!!!
From Tim Leitner, Wildwooder I & II.
I could't post a message...
Jill, Well, I sure hope you have a wonderful birthday!!! Jaynie
Hello. Let's get acquainted!
My name is Jessika.
OK thanks for the ticket info Jaynie. If we can work it out to go I'll definately let you know. I'll be 52 on May 9th.
Hi Jill! Tickets will be available at the door and you can also call the Elks Club in Springfield 417-881-8596. Which day is your birthday??? Let me know if you are coming so I can be sure and meet you this time! thanks. Jaynie
Me again. I forgot to mention that according to Ozark's website Supe's book titled "It Shined" is on it's way to the publisher and should be out later this spring! Now, where is Steve's 3rd book?
Jaynie, will tickets for both shows be available at the door the nights of? I might try to lean on my husband for a trip to Missouri for my birthday. Maybe.
FYI - upcoming shows. Sat., May 3rd at the Shrine Mosque in Springfield, Mo. Sponsored by the local Elks Club. Sat., May 24th at Cartoons in Springfield on South Glenstone. Thanks!! Jaynie
Wanted to know when the next Springfield concert would be, or anything in the area. Sure hated to miss you in Ozark, but the weather got us. Keep us posted on what is going on. Thanks
Randle and the Great Notions are going to play in Mountain View, Missouri (Randle was born in Mountain View and lived there until he was about 9 years old) on April 5th. The show will be in the elementary school auditorium and will start at 7:30. Tickets are $5.00 at the door. It will be a fun show. Come if you can. Thanks. Happy Easter! Jaynie
Thanks Dennis. I was going to jot a few words about the show but you covered it very well. I would add that it was my first visit to the Gillioz. Very impressive and Springfield should be proud. It was also nice to see the songwriting mixture of young and....seasoned. A lot of talent on display. I bought Bilyeu's cd and have enjoyed listening to it. Good voice and singing seemed to be easy for him.
Couple other points....Larry, I was the lone clapper when you mentioned Beyond Reach. I'll just say the BR fans here may appreciate someone acknowledging that great album. Also, I'm sure many of us would love to see some Beyond Reach this year somewhere. Randle and Jaynie, I enjoyed the visit. Keep us posted on when we might see more of these gems.
I went last night to the Gillioz "In the Round" concert and want to tell everyone that it was really good. Larry Lee, Michael Brewer, Mark Bilyeu and Lyal Strickland were the featured songwriters. Everyone took turns playing their original tunes and describing the inspirations behind them. Larry played "These Shoes", "Love Shouldn't Treat You That Way", "Just Another Day", and several others that I don't recall the names of. Dave Painter was on-hand to play some leads on Larry's songs. It was truly something to see, I would love to see Randle and Larry do one of these by themselves, that would be top-notch. The last song of the night featured all the artists singing a verse of the classic Buffalo Springfield song, "For What It's Worth" which was really neat because Michael Brewer had mentioned that the first time he had heard that song was in his own living room with Stephen Stills playing it on his guitar. Seeing these guys like this really makes you appreciate the songwriting craft and is very inspiring to us fellow songwriters. It was great!
Please keep this good info coming. Even though Pat & I are from the North ()South Bend IN), I have a link to your area though the company I retired from (ABF Freight Sytem/Ft SMith AR). I have many friends in that area and would like to plan a trip coordinated with a Beyond Reach or Great Notions performance. Larry, Randle and Jaynie-Thanks for keeping us informed. ALso-If any other Beyond reach or Chicken Train friends are going to participate in fuure events, continue to post and let us know. Hope you all are doing well. Ed & Pat Rogers/South Bend IN.
Just so happens I'll be in Springfield on Tuesday on business (kind of by design). The Gillioz evening looked too good to pass up. I'll try to take a few notes to pass along.
I'm with you Jill...Would be great to hear Walking in the Mornin...or anything else from The Lost Cabin CD. Some really great songs
on that CD by everyone.
Hey everyone! Thanks so much for staying involved. Marshfield was a great evening. I knew it was going to be pretty good but the turnout was great and the response tremendous. Just came back from doing a show in Paris, Arkansas last night. Paris is about 20 miles east of Ft. Smith and it's really fun to do these things with this band. Going back to last fall at Republic, Mo., which is about 12 miles west of Springfield, I just reflected today on that evening and how great the band sounded on a song called Little Crosses which is on my self-produced CD called Nashville Years. I wish I had some form of live recording of that particular performance of that song because I believe it may have been the best performance I have ever done in my life. But you know you can't always have recorders running and cameras rolling. Music and performance is the elusive butterly. We may be doing a show at Kickapoo High School here in Springfield in a little under a month, possibly April 4th (which happens to be my birthday and also Muddy Waters) but not confirmed yet. Larry and I are looking to do some Beyond Reach dates this fall - hopefully. There's some other Great Notions things that I will post to you soon. I know that most of you have to travel a great distance for these things and I totally understand that it's not feasible for many of you but I'll let you know anyway. By my count, only 11 days until spring. Love to all, Randle & Jaynie
Ya-this global warming is a killer
I'm going to try, but not sure I'll make it. The flu has hit us pretty hard--me, our 4-year-old son, and my mother who has been staying with us. It's the reason I could not make it to see Randle in Marshfield. I will be sooo happy to see spring arrive this year!!
Is anyone planning on going to the Gilloiz on Tuesday night?
Brian & Gay, thanks for the info on the song. I'll give it a listen first chance I get. Or, maybe, if we are all very very good, we will hear it at Wildwood this fall!
Your forum is great! I like it and its very helpful.
Thank you much for your work. Cheers!
Sorry for off topic.
"Early in the Mornin'" is a great blues tune by Louis Jordan and has been covered by BB King, Buddy Guy, Van Morrison, et al. And now wonderfully covered by RC & the guys w/ Mike Williamson singing the lead.
Oh my gosh, that is a great setlist! Better Days! Angel Walking! I'm not familiar with "Early in the Mornin'", that wasn't "Walking in the Mornin'" by chance was it? If so I am SOOO jealous, I'd love to hear that one live someday.
Just to report, the Randle Chowning and the Great Notions show in Marshfield, MO on March 1 was excellent and very well attended. The band consisted of Randle on guitar, mandolin, and harp; Dave Painter on guitar; Kelly Brown on keyboard; Mike Williamson on bass; and Les Gallier on drums (Les also did a couple of songs solo on the dulcimer). The set included (not necessarily in this order and certainly with several omissions):
-Got My Mojo Workin'
-Standing on the Rock
-Early in the Mornin'
-If you Wanna Get to Heaven
Great show! It was the most exciting thing that has happened in Marshfield since President George the Elder Bush marched in the 4th of July parade.
Nope, it was far more exciting and definitely more enjoyable than that.
I would love to see both of these shows! Wish they were a bit closer to St Louis.
SO... Larry and Randle...What's the latest on Wildwood 3??? Any Chance?
I just got the 2nd "Vinyl Kings" CD and listened to it over the weekend. For those of you who don't have these 2 CD's take some advice and get them fast. They are wonderful!
Sounds like some great shows coming up in March.
Oh, to live in south western Missouri!
For those of you in the area.
On March 11 (Tues.) I'll be doing a songwriters "In the Round" at the Gillioz here in Springfield with my old friend Michael Brewer of Brewer and Shipley, along with local writer Lyal Strickland and also Mark Bilyeu of Big Smith.
Should be a nice night. Additional info for this and other upcoming showings and events can be found at the Gillioz.org website.
Randle Chowning & the Great Notions, Friday, March 7th, 7 p.m., Paris, Arkansas. Cortney Barnhill (a 17 year old mega talent) is the opening act. Tickets are $12 in advance for adults and $8 in advance for students. At the door $15 for adults and $10 for students. Call the following for more information: Barnhill Studios 479-963-6061. Castle Graphics 479-963-2446. State Farm Insurance 479-963-2151. Again, come if you can and thanks for the support you've given Randle. Jaynie
I'm getting excited about the Marshfield, Mo., Randle Chowning & the Great Notions show on March 1st. It's a state-of-the-art auditorium and very comfortable. The Junior Jay Singers are going to be the opening act. Come if you can. Tickets $10 in advance, $12 at the door. Call 417-859-2549 for more information. Thanks! Jaynie
Just read the following post on the Chickentrain message board regarding Wildwood 08. It was posted by someone going by the name ellavillejunction. Don't know how reliable his info is but it sure sounds encouraging!
"As for Halloween weekend, I know for a fact, it's on. I got the secret information around the 31st of January. Get ready for another amazing
See you at dinner. I'll be the guy in line."
Thanks Jill I really do appreciate imput on the books please keep me informed on the third book and I will do the same. Thanks
Phil, I asked Steve about that at Wildwood last year. He said something like, 'let's say I'm working on it.' I re-read books 1 & 2 last fall in anticipation of #3. Now I'll wait until I have #3 and re-read the whole series. I agree with you, they are great reading.
Does anyone know when the third book in the series of the meq by Steve Cash is coming out. Have read the first two and they age great!!!!!!!!!!!! Want to find out about the third if you know or have news please email me thanks.
i have been an ozark fan for over 30 years and would love to find a way to download this cocert if you have any suggestions please email me
GREAT NEWS for any Dan Fogelberg fans. Looks like there will be one more CD!!!
A Valentines song that he wrote for his wife is available for download at Amazon.
And news about the new CD at his website:
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Oh, the agony of it all!!!!!
I've tried to buy tix, but it says it is not ready yet
Well, since it is still a ways off, I'm guessing the Daredevils themselves don't know for sure either. I'm sure they don't want to make that commitment yet without being 100% sure.
I'm sure they know how much us fans still want to see them play again!!!
I e-mailed Bob at Wildwood after reading Barry's message and he's still not sure if it's on.
Thanks Barry, got it. Great news!
Larry/Randle, will all the Daredevils there?
Hi Jill & Ian
Here's the link I found. I googled "Ozark Mountain Daredevils Wildwood Springs Lodge" - The first link shows the 2008 dates.
I can't find anything on any site. What's happening ?
OK now, gosh darnnit! Barry says Wildwood III is scheduled, and Sean from the Chickentrain says the same thing. But when I go to the Wildwood site that weekend is still yet TBA. Is it just me or has anyone else encountered the same thing? Both of these guys are from the UK, maybe they know something we don't over here!
Looked on the Wildwood Site today - It looks the the boys are going back at the end of October GREAT NEWS - Would love to make it 3 years in a row but we'll have to see (Never say Never)
Its killing me to but we will hopefully find out soon.
Coming Soon...Carl & Glessie Young Community Auditorium in the Marshfield High School. Sat., March 1, 2008, 7 p.m. Randle Chowning & the Great Notions. Guest performers: Marshfield Junior Jay Singers. All proceeds benefit the Marshfield Public School Foundation. Tickets $12 at the door or $10 before the day of the concert. Tickets may be purchased by calling 859-2549 or at Brooks Gas Co., 209 S. Clay, Marshfield, Mo. Hope some of you can come! Thanks. Jaynie
Oooohhhhh, the suspense is killin' me!!!!
Well, it looks like there is just one more weekend available for Wildwood 2008. Kind of looks like they are waiting for a decision from OMD???
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I'm with Mike Broadway. I'd love to see Larry & Randle do something together, but I'm also still hoping for WWIII. I'd consider attending both shows.
Would Love to see you and Larry do something together and I would definitely go see it!! But to be very honest...I'm still hoping for the FULL OMD at WWIII. Hope it can be worked out.
Hey Mark! long time no? you know the old saying. Anyway, Off topic but Im working on an original song, that was somewhat inspired by your CD, It may take awhile for me to finish it but Ill send it your way when done, Im also working on a 3D animation /music video for the song.
Keepin' busy till WWIII, that is if this economy can straighten up.
As usual, Mike C. hit the nail right on the head! Couldn't agree more.
Thanks for the note Randle, and Jaynie. Us "Fan"atics look forward to any news/info. Sure look forward to the home studio projects you mentioned, whenever they're finished, and any possible WW show. Hey!, U and Jaynie are wonderful too!
Thanks to everyone for sticking with us. Sorry about the downtime with this website. We didn't get a notice that we were due to pay up. Hope the New Year is a good one for all. Don't have much to report at the moment. If the band is not going to do Wildwood III, there's a chance (maybe) Larry and myself, with a little help of some musician friends, might play there this fall. We'll see. I've got several things I'm working on in my home studio but I just don't know when I'm going to have it done. Thanks again. You all are wonderful. Regards, RC
We'll be watching the site for more ticket info! Thanks
Great news! The wife, the kid, and I will head a few blocks down the street and see ya'll on March 1.
Hope all of you are doing well. I'm loving the cold weather (I'm in the minority on that one). Randle is playing March 1st in Marshfield, Missouri at the high school. It's a great auditorium. He is also going to play in Paris, Arkansas (close to Ft. Smith) on March 7th. Again, it will be at the high school. Tickets will be available through both high schools but I don't think they have them ready yet. Probably another week or so. Come if you can and thanks for all that you do. Jaynie
Would be a CRAZY and FUN Halloween Night seeing the Daredevils in Concert at Wildwood don't you think???!!!
Hi Jill! Jera & I are watching the Gillioz Revival DVDs again this morning. We will try to make a trip for Wildwood again this year, not sure just yet but we would love to go down for the shows. Wearin my OMD cap when I can keep from getting it dirty, gives me a warm feelin' these cold winter days all "Snowbound" here in Indiana, makes me think about sitting around an old wood stove on a hardwood floor like in the old country stores you could find across the USA. We split & burned a lot of hickory, cherry, elm & walnut while growing up in the Ozarks....sure miss those days back home.... Take care Jill, tell Candy hello!
Mark & Jera
Any gigs coming up? We're looking forward to a road trip to see you play!
Hello! I have been keeping tabs on Wildwood's website. They have 2 shows scheduled so far. There are many weekends yet TBA, including the last one of the year, October 30, 31 & November 1. 3 nights. Do ya think maybe? Let's all cross our fingers!
I wanted to wish The Daredevils and their families and all the great fans from Wildwood a very happy and healthy 2008! To Life!(raise a glass of "Homemade Wine")
Also, I have been so very sad regarding the passing of Dan Fogelberg. My very fragile heart has been very heavy with grief as I so admired his beautiful music.
I have been a fan since the debut album, Home Free.
When I went to the record store to find a new release, of course, my other obsession was the albums of the Ozark Mountain Daredevils! I really enjoyed Wildwood and have my fingers crossed for '08!
What can you say, but Mark is right. The Gillioz DVD Set is a must have! We have plenty of them at ozarkdaredevils.com
Thanks to all the great fans.
Benny @ New Era Productions
Just wanted to share our joy with you all...we got a package in the mail yesterday from friends in Springfield. I opened it to find a brand spanking new "Revival" DVD!!! I watched the entire thing from 9-12 last night! I have been watching the show over and over today! It is a fantastic DVD compilation. The interviews with the band members are really neat to watch also. We have already watched the thing for 9 hrs.! We can't help it!!!You gotta get yourself a copy if you don't already own it! Jera and I are on cloud 9!! Thanks again Minnie, Bruce & Pam!!! You are wonderful people!!! Thanks again to the Daredevils for giving it another shot in 2007! Your fans really appreciate your efforts.....
God Bless.....Mark & Jera
Excellent New Year's Eve show. The wife, the kid, and I were there for the whole second set (we were the three giddy ones on the third row aisle). The version of The Band's "The Weight" that you, Dave and Mike did was fantastic. However, "Better Days" with that southern funk-blues riff at the end was our favorite.
It's January 1st and I would like to wish everyone a really happy, successful & healthy New Year.
Due to a family bearevment I've been out of circulation for a few weeks so I'm playing catch up.
I've just spent New Year's Day Morning listening to a CD copy of WW07 which has brought the smile back to my face after a rather sad personal December. Life isn't that bad after all!!
Larry & Randle - It's times like this that I'm so grateful for your music and as I've said before... Vine & The Rose has simply GOT to be recorded
Have a safe New Year's Eve everyone. Here's to a healthy, happy 2008 filled with lots of great music!
Mark and Sabrina
just wanted to say how much i enjoy "beyond reach". i sure hope there will be more releases of your music. thanks
Along the same vein as Jill's last post, if anyone finds themself in the Springfield MO area on New Year's Eve, Randle & The Great Notions will be playing at the First Night Celebration at the Crystal Room in Kentwood Hall (formerly the Kentwood Arms Hotel).
Thanks for the info Jill, I to am sad to hear about Dans passing he will be missed.I hope every body has a safe and wonderful Christmas. Merry Christmas to all and to all a good night.
Thanks Jill for passing along the Fogelberg story!! Dan said that most of his songs were from real life experiences.
Hi everyone, just stopped by to pass on my best wishes to all for a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. I heartily agree with Ed's comment, below, this board is fantastic. Looking forward to more great things from my favorite group in the coming year . . keep it up guys!
Anyone in the Springfield MO area who is looking for something to do during Christmas week can see Supe play with The Dog People at the Outland Ballroom. He'll be there on Friday Dec. 28th at 9:30. Cover is $5.99. Sounds like a good time.
In today's Peoria Journal Star Dan Fogelberg's " old lover at a grocery store " revealed herself. Her name is Jilleen just like mine. She said it happened pretty much like the song goes, he took a few liberties with the lyrics.
I wish you all a Merry Christmas & a Happy New Year.
Love & Peace, Jill
Just wanted to wish everyone a Happy & Safe Holiday and look forward to talking to many of you in the coming year. Better yet, Pat and I hope to see, meet, vist with and enjoy concerts with many of you in 2008. The network this message board has created is fantastic and I feel very close to all the participants. The power of music is truly amazing! Again-Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. Ed & Pat.
Yes, very sad news. He was from my hometown of Peoria IL, you can go to pjstar.com to see what the Peoria paper has to say about him.
"SOUVENIRS" One of the GREATEST LP's of All Time...
Ian U.K. Very sad news,I'll be playing Souvenirs all night.
Listening to My "High Country Snows" CD....Great Stuff!!!
Oops...guess someone posted at the same time..
Passing along some VERY SAD news. One of my All Time favorites!!!
Copy and paste
I never missed a show when he came through St Louis. He was so much more than just his hit songs. Just a great singer/songwriter!! I sure will miss him....
Very sad-I still well up when I play Leader of the Band
Mark, one of my all time favorite singer/songwriters.
Sad to lose him.
I heard Dan Fogelberg died this morning--prostrate cancer. He was only 56. Very sad.
Good site, wants to see much more on it.
Just wanted to say that I have High Hopes that everyone has a Safe and Enjoyable Holiday Season.
Glad to see the site is back up. Hope everybody has a great holiday. Have turned my 9 year old onto OMD she loves them so everybody can enjoy there music for years to come. m PS Tim I need to see that DVD.
It's back up! Was down in Branson last weekend to see the lights and barely made it back to Illinois ahead of the ice. In order to avoid highway 44, we took the scenic route back across southern Missouri. It was a foggy wet drive, but very pretty.
LL and RC. Hope you all are surviving the ice storm. We're 90 miles west of Springfield and lost electricity for two days. Trees came crashing down all over the area. It's not fair getting hit two years in a row.
Hey! We're back!
Mike Cossey, thanks again for the DVD. I finally had a chance to watch it from start to finish, very well done. I really appreciate your effort and generosity.
I echo Neill's hope that there is a Wildwood '08. Actually I have already submitted my requests for next year's days off from work, including a few "guess-timates" for a Wildwood weekend. Got my fingers crossed!
Glad to see you back up. Had a great time at Wildwood. Hope you guys do it again and maybe even a St. Louis date this year. Happy Holidays.
I was wondering ,was there ever any word on if the Dares are going to put out a new CD in the future? Man! Im dying for one with all these new great songs of the past couple years. And if there thinking about it, here is an idea, How about recording the WW3 (smile) concert series and put that on CD? I noticed Poco, has a WW session on CD for sale...... just a thought.
Just a reminder for those who asked for the WW2 video I put together, These contain the material of the Ozark Mountain Daredevils, and no compensation beyond disk(s)postage/package replacement. And if you can't, don't worry about it.
you are totally awesome!!!!
thank you kindly for the DVD...watch for a check...it will soon be "in the mail"
(all smiles from watching and reliving Wildwood)
Mike- Thank you so much for the DVD. I couldn't be there and this is so great that you were able to do this for all of us! This board is a great place!
No prob. Brittany,enjoy.... greg, this was the Thursday concert....
Mike-got your DVD--thanks
What night was this? I was more to the right on Sat so this is a whole different view
Mike - Thanks for the DVD! I don't have a replacement to send you, but I will reimburse you. Thank you so much - what a great feeling to have Mr. Powell and Better Days live on DVD!!
DVD of WW2 sent out friday, remember its a DVD and should play in you DVD player. It worked in 5 different players I tried it in....good luck....
Just wanted to post something to get past the top post.
Happy Thanksgiving everyone enjoy this special holiday
Sure Dianne, Just send your snail mail addy to.
BTW : the project is complete and DVDs will be going out this Friday if all goes as planned.Don't get stuffed eating turkey, ya'll..smile, happy TG
Is there a chance I can get in on this DVD of the band that you have been working on? I would really appreciate it.
Thank you kindly,
Dianne, Peoria County, IL
I agree Neill. It makes a nice Christmas gift too!
A good Thanksgiving music suggestion....pull out the Beyond Reach cd. Starting listening to this about two years ago about this time of year. A lot of cool things have happened in the last couple of years with these guys and this board. Enjoy....and enjoy the holiday.
A late me4 and thanks for all 2 post
I got it. Thanks! I sent you an email today.
And Harry, welcome to the message board. There are a lot of friendly folks here.
Mark,(if you wee addressing me?) I sent one of the originals to you,weeks ago, did you get it? I'll also be sending the new one, it's almost done,with a little luck will send out this friday. PS I'd like to swap vids with Mike in ST Louis...smile.........Goodness I wish I lived near Springfield, lost of good stuff goin on.....
I saw the Ozarks in NY in early 80s or late 70s at the country bar that was there then. I'm a huge fan, and I'm a new yorker. they have carefully constructed well thought out beautiful music.
FYI - for those of you that are close to Springfield, Randle is playing a songwriters gig at High Strung Music on South Street in Springfield., Dec. 7th from 7:30 until 9:30. It's free. Randle Chowning and the Great Notions are playing New Year's Eve for First Night in Springfield. They will be at the Kentwood Arms from 5:30 until 7:00, take a break and start up again at 9 p.m. until 11:30. First Night is put on by the City of Springfield. Both of these are family friendly. Sincerely, Jaynie
I'll see what I can do...
I'll bet most folks wouldn't mind sending you a couple of blank DVDs to get a copy of your video. I know I would be happy to do it!
Little update on the WW2 video Im working on (still) the video and audio seem to be in sync But it looks like it wont fit on one DVD, it will either have to be 2 disks or Ill have to shrink it up somehow.....
Hey Mike Broadway--are you going to post anymore songs on youtube?
Wish I could have seen the WW concerts after reading all the great comments. Larry, do you still do any producing work? Also, on the DVD rehearsal footage it looks like you all were in a studio. What studio did you all use to rehearse for the Gilloiz shows?
Thanks Larry...Great to hear from you! Hope there is more to hear from OMD this year!
Sorry I haven't logged in lately. All is well with us after WW2 and we had a wonderful time. Thanks to all who traveled from near and far to see us. I need to read back over the past couple of week to see if there are other unanswered question. I'll get back on this soon. Have a great Thanksgiving All......
I'm hoping it doesn't mean anything...but I wonder why we haven't heard anything from Larry or Randle? Hope all is well with The Daredevils...
Ed , it's turning out better than I expected. Got those disks BTW, Some very nice Pics you guys took, way cool......Thanks.....
Hey thanks for the reply Mark Wilson!!! We should try and get together sometime to exchange stories and lies. My soul has been recharged since I went to the WW2 show...Lots of things to think about now that the mind and heart have been touched by the OMD family again. I travel alot on the road with my job and I've spent most of the last three years doing disaster recovery work on the Gulf Coast of Florida, Alabama and Mississippi. When I haven't been working there, I work part time for a friend selling Natural Gas Production equipment out of Petersburg, In. We sell to the natural gas well drillers and producers in Ky.,Ill. and Ind. He lives in Huntingburg, In. I have to drive from Columbus to Petersburg (2.5 hours). My wife and I used to own a restaurant in Nashville from 1992 until 2002. It was a really small place called "The Little Brown Jug". Maybe you ate lunch with us? He thanks for your kind words and I hope that you pick up my message. It is just great to be able to share thoughts with like minded people. Hey I'm already saving for next years WW3.
Greg-Thanks for the info. I will check out the VK website. That sounds like fun
Mike Cossey-I sat next to Alan and the "background" noise was very annoying but I still hope you are successful matching the audio up with your video.-Ed
Just wanted to update those on the board who asked for the video of the Thur WW2 show, I did get the audio in from Alan, and it is much better than whats on my current video. Its all going well enough. I plan on doing a proper DVD out of it (not my Divx standard) with chapters and all. It won't be like being there, but hopefully enjoyable. I now do not feel so bad about my overexcitement at the show with my hoop'n an holler'n , at least I did not use Bad language like Im hearing on the new audio. Hey Barry!, Ya should have hit me when I started act'n the fool. Shoot, my wife should have..... Glad to see your trip home was a safe one.
Mike-great videos from your lofty perch
Ed-reading through the VK web site--there were reviews of some of their performances--I know they did private events too--but all were involved in other projects--VK's seemed to be a hobby
Just copy and paste into your address bar....
Greg-Not sure if the Vinyl Kings ever performed outside the studio. Larry, could you answer that?-Ed.
Ed, you hit the perfect trifecta--where do I sign up?
I never got to see the Vinyl Kings perform--such great musicians in that group-I bet they were incredible
Hey Doug Pearcy, Just read your post and wanted to let you know I can identify with what you are sayin'. I live just east of Evansville, about 2 1/2 hrs from Bloomington. We venture up that way 1-2 times each year to visit Nashville,IN. I am oringinally from Branson,MO and grew up listening to these guys in the 70s but never made it to a show until this year in Springfield at the Gillioz! The experience was overwhelming, listening to all the old favorites live for the very first time, it really plays on your emotions, plus seeing all the loyal fans that know all the lyrics to all the songs. It was like being in a "Time Warp". It would be neat if everyone we all knew could, in their lifetime,just experience those feelings that all the Daredevil's songs bring to you as you listen to them. I have shed a lot of tears driving back home into the Ozarks, back in the 80s while listening to OMD in the middle of the night. Just something very special about the way they worded their songs and the genuine sound of their music!
"It Couldn't Be Better, Than it is Right Now!"
God Bless All! Mark & Jera
Back home safely after our amazing trip to Wildwood & Chicago.... A great time was had by one and all. Obviously the 3 nights at WWSL have been well aired on this site and I concure that the guys were on fine form all three nights.
We were fortunate enough to catch all three nights Plus the Sound Check on Thursday afternoon. There are simply too many highlights to go into in any great detail. It was great to meet up & put faces to so many names off the Board and also to rekindle friendships from last year - Thank you all for your warm friendship & hospitality in making these two people from a far off land feel like we were at home! - The trip was again worth every penny!
Special musical memories were "Mr Powell" & "Couldn't be Better" BUT the "Vine & the Rose" had me on my feet applauding the most! - Its simply GOT to be recorded.I was asked on numerous occasions which night was the best? This is a difficult one to answer... Thursday session One was great plus the 'in-between' banter was fresh - so I enjoyed this. I thought Session Two on Friday was tighter & flowed well.. BUT the saturday show seemed to express a different energy.
We always think of the five 'core' guys with extreme fondness but by taking in all three nights I could also appreciate the input from Ron, Dave and Kelly more and all 3 played a major part in the success of the evenings.
I thought Larry's vocals seemed alot stronger this year (It could be that you actually sang more this year though - which was a treat)- eventhough I'd love you to put back the missing "Indigo Eyes" verse back into Jackie Blue (No its not a criticsm).
Randle & Jaynie - I won't expand any further here but simply to say you made our stay & thanks for the fun memories (I can't think of Tom Jones any more without smiling!)
The whole band really know how to play an audiance & build up into the crescendo that was "If you want to get to heaven" - I could watch SC play this all night. And talking of SC wan't "Senora" brilliant..... regular posters know this was a favourite of mine.
There are 3 great unknowns at the moment 1) Is there going to be a WWSL2008 2)Will we ever be able to afford a 3rd visit 3) Will the Daredevils ever cross the pond?
I suspect in reality the answer to these are YES, NO & NO, but whatever lies ahead for us all both Jackie & I would like to thank you ALL for the memories.
Words don't describe the emotions that I have for the Ozark Mountain Daredevils!! We have all been together in spirit for so...long. I'm an Indiana man/boy who has seen the band play a few times in the past in Bloomington, Indiana. When I found the Wildwood Concerts back in August, I was resolved to come, no matter what the cost or struggles to do it. I was rewarded with the warm feelings of spirituality that very few experiences have ever given me in my life. Birth(life) and death are the only two things that come to mind. I continue to support the Ozark Mountain Daredevils in all of their endeavors. I will continue to search cyberspace to find another time and place that our paths may cross before it becomes impossible to do again. The people at the Wildwood were great hosts and being in the same room with so many people of a like mind as myself is PRICELESS. May God himself continue to bless and keep peace among us all. Thank you for still being, The Ozark Mountain Daredevils!!!!
Jill, I try to kind of stay out of the way at the shows so people can visit with Randle, but I sure enjoy meeting everyone myself. You're going to have to make a list of stuff you want to say - ha. Of course, once you get the guys started, it could be a LONG conversation (interesting though). I did get to meet several new people and felt like I got to know a few from last year, better...Pat & Ed, Ian, Veronica, Mark, Sabrina...great fun. Hope to meet more of you soon. Jaynie
Larry and Randle - thank you so much for doing Mr. Powell at WW. That was the song that introduced me to you guys. Just wondering - I used to live in Aldrich and was curious as to where you guys recorded. My friend says his dad used to cook for the band, but you know how that goes. Once again, thanks for everything. WW was truly an amazing experience.
Jaynie, I had hoped for the chance to visit with you too. Everyone that has met you says what a nice & special person you are. I guess I should have asked Randle if you were around Saturday night. I admire all these guys so much, I get a little tongue-tied when I'm actually in their presence, and I don't say everything I really want to say. Maybe next concert!
I truly enjoyed meeting lots of new people at Wildwood and seeing those of you that I met last year. Jill, I still don't know who you are and want to meet you. If I saw you, I didn't know who you were or I would have said something. Randle says you know more about the Daredevils than the Daredevils themselves - ha. What an amazing time to be together and listen to the music. The lodge, all the people that work there and all of you who come to Wildwood are special. Looking forward to meeting more of you. Jaynie
Meant to say the lighting was NOT very good...
Also,Tim I guess I assumed you meant my video....you might have meant Mike Cossey? Either way...hope everyone enjoys the video.
Brittany, Just send me your address, my email is listed on a previous post. Still, Im waiting on the better audio to sync to the video.
No Problem...It looks like the picture got kind of distorted on YOUTUBE. My original is much clearer. I bought a new High Definition camcorder and it turned out pretty good. The lighting is just very good and camcorders have a hard time. I'll try and get a couple more up this weekend. Not sure if anyone has ever posted a video before on youtube...but this one took over three hours to download. And I have a pretty fast computer....
So...who do you think Steve calls himself???
Mike really enjoyed the video thank you
Mike Cossey - I was wondering as well if I could get a copy of the infamous WW2 video?
Okay, I DO have that Busch Beer ad on a CD, in fact there are 2. One sounds like "....Heaven" like I thought and the other reminds me of "Hey Bo Diddly". Or maybe "Hand Jive". They are on the Hillbillies From Hell CD compiled by Larry Lee & Steve Canaday.
Steve definitely said a different name...you can even see him and Larry laughing about it. I'll try and get the video up on YOUTUBE tonight. Also have a great video of Sonora and Spaceship Orion.
Thanks alot Mike, that would be great!
"Dennis Faught - Wednesday, November 7th, 2007
Mike Cossey: I was wondering if I could get a copy of the video you took at the concert?"
Just send you Addy my way (email@example.com) At the moment Im working on improving the audio a bit, so it may be a week or two.
We were unable to make the show at Wildwood but it is great to read all the positive responses and enthusiasm about the shows. Hey Jill, glad to hear you made it to Wildwood, we would have made it if it were feasible. Take Care, Mark & Jera
Speaking of that Busch Beer commercial . . . I remember watching Saturday Night Live back in 83-84ish and seeing a Busch Beer commercial set to music that could have only been the Ozarks. As you describe, Jill, it was very "Heaven". The video was vintage silent movie footage of civil war battles, calvary charges, cannons blasting, very comical. I only saw the commercail once, but it was so distinctively Ozark I always wondered if it was truly the Daredevils or a soundalike. Could be the same radio jingle you heard in Peoria, revved up for TV.
It sure would be great to sandwich Beyond Reach,The Vinyl Kings and the Great Notions around 3 days of OMD at Wildwood next year. Ed.
Didn't you guys hear!?!Next Years WildWood is in the U.K...Liverpool is "Capital of Culture" or Vultures...Either way...WW'08 IS IN Liverpool ,uK
Larry,Mr.Powell...1st time Live...words..I read the story,down the mighty Colorado!QUALITY,....ELi in Liverpool
Jill, YOU SAID WildWood 08...n i've got a year to sort being there...YOU SAID,Jill...;-).ELi
Mike I didn't understand what Steve called himself either. You made more out of it than I did. I thought he was awesome on "Sonora". Which song was it that he "danced" in?
Tim & Mike, we took route 19 north all the way to route 24, just beautiful fall colors at every turn.
Randle, thank you so much for "Better Days"!
Larry, "Mr. Powell" live!!! And what an intro!
Mike Cossey: I was wondering if I could get a copy of the video you took at the concert?
On Saturday Night...when Steve introduced the band before you guys sang Walkin Down The Road...he introduced himself as (it sounded like)Aramas Scott??? He definitley didn't say Steve Cash. Is that what he said and what significance is that?? If Any? I'm thinking that is just Steve being funny?
Did you guys think Steve was pumped up more than usual? He was just awesome!!
Well Im starting to come down from my high from the Thur. show, at 50 years old and 3 stents in my heart I must admit I wasn't sure the ole ticker could take the rush, So I risked it at the show and thought to myself ,"that wouldn't be a bad way to go, as long as I made it through the last song" well I lived and been picking and singing Mr Powell the past few days, Kelly, how's that keyboard go again? (smile) I'm going to make an effort to learn it. Tim, isn't Hwy 19 a beautiful route, The wife and I took it all the way back near the Arkansas line, through the Mark Twain Nation Forest. Well Ive sent out a couple handfuls of the video I took but now that Im off my high , I can't stand the audio recording, so much distortion and Im so LOUD with my hooping and Hollaring. Im going to try to work on the audio some to make it bearable to listen to. I have another audio track from a friend on the way so I will try to sync it up with my video and see how that goes. If I already sent you a video, Ill send you the new one if it turns out OK.......
Larry, We know that your a big Beatles fan, correct? (me to BTW) I was just wondering , did you ever get to see them play , live?
Randle, your wife is the sweetest person I have ever had the pleasure to meet, (though briefly), and my wife Stacey wouldn't mind me saying so, she has her very own sweetness quality about her. ........ Ok, I've babbled enough, Hope to be at WW3 and see you all there..... WOuld a spring concert be to soon?...Mike
Wow I am still pumped over the shows. I just want to ad that Kelly's intro on Mr. Powell was excellent and the piano work in Country Girl was so good it sounded just like the album. Last year i stayed at the Lodge and really didnt get out, but this year staying in Cuba all weekend i got to see some of Steelville and it was a nice town. also driving down hwy 19 from Cuba to the Lodge in the late afternoon i was amazed how pretty the scenery was driving down that hwy looking at the autum colored trees set the stage for the show.Ed and pat want to thank you for the name tags it was so nice meeting you all like wise to mike and tim. Did anybody notice how pumped John was he was firing on all cylinders.
I remember a Busch Beer radio ad done by the band, back in the '80's, kind of based on "....Heaven" if I remember right. It played in the Peoria area for a while. I might have it on a CD, I'll have to look for that.
Randle & Larry,
I recall seeing an interview with Supe wherein he drew a parallel between the melodies of OMD song "Black Sky" and a jingle for a Springfield, MO auto parts store - Stinger Sam's. ("Stinger Sam's, when your car won't start; Stinger Sam's, has your auto parts...") In the interview it was indicated that the band played a role in developing and/or producing that jingle. I recall the ad well and it did have that sort of "Black Sky" cadence. I also recall an ad from the late 80's or early 90's that OMD did for Mazzio's Pizza-the last line went, "I'm a cool daddy-o with a hot Mazzio's." Are there any other ad jingles that you guys developed or produced up that some of us local hucksters might remember?
I can't say much more than Ed's already said, except thanks to everyone who made us feel so very welcome...... Ian/Veronica.
Well darn it Scott, I was there Saturday night. One of these years I will have to try to do the all-3-nights thing so I can meet all my message board friends. My husband also does some woodworking, have to get you two together!
WOW! was the first word that came to mind regarding the concerts at Wildwood.
This is Dianne (who wore the kelly green high-top Converse tennies)and was running around, chasing down the band members, and in general, being a total groupie at age 51! :-)
My husband and I have been DD fans since early '70's. Our first concert was September, 1975 in Peoria, Illinois.
I want to send sincere thanks to all members of OMD, for providing we fans with a wonderful, fantastic, way-cool, far-out, awesome, super-duper experience!!
Also, a great big thanks to all the staff at Wildwood; every person my husband and I encountered was very warm and friendly...a tip of the hat to you!
My thanks to all the great people of the chicken train group...it was so nice to meet such friendly folks!
Again, what a positively positive experience!
A couple of people asked me about the prints I had with me. Jim Mayfield did the photography for the album covers Men From Earth & It'll Shine When It Shines. The prints are awesome.....Check out the site by putting "jim mayfield" into a search engine.
I was lucky enough to get Dare's to sign them! They all thought the prints were pretty cool as well! After a great evening of music with friends, this topped it off.
Looking forward to WWIII...I hope!
Jill, I looked all Friday evening for someone with a name tag of 'Jill' but never spotted you. I wanted to thank you personally for the CD's of last year's show. I keep them in my wood shop and play them when I'm working. Oh well, maybe next year. :-)
Oh yes, "Better Days" was awesome! There is a similar version on the "King Biscuit Flower Hour" CD, but the lyrics are a little different. Love the old version, love the new version. "Mr. Powell" live was a real treat too. And I can't get enough "Vine & the Rose". There's so much good to say about the whole show! Like Steve Dennis and his wife, we talked about it all the way home and we still are. I reminded my husband that we have from now until about mid-January to decide if we are going ( IF there is a WW'08 ) next year, but what I REALLY mean is he has until then to get used to the idea because we are there! LOL!
Wanted to let OMD know that we enjoyed the show and that my two daughters really had a great time,they played OMD music all the way back to Texas.It was awesome to see that band members took time out to talk to everyone and sign autographs,We came away from the show feeling that we got our monies worth and that if there is a WWIII, we would return,God willing.
The Friday night show was AWESOME!! The band seemed to be having as much fun as all of us rabid fans.
That southern rock/funk jam at the end of 'Better Days' was great; it really kicked tail.
It was good to see that the guys added 'Satisfied Mind' as a second encore on Saturday night. I asked John about it Friday night, whether they considered doing it in honor of Porter Wagoner ("The Thin Man from West Plains") who passed away early last week. John told me that the band had talked about it and had worked it up and might include it. Great song, great harmonies.
Ed and Pat,
It was so nice to meet you and thanks for your hard work on the name tags.
Looking hopefully to WWIII.
Friday show was awesome. I thought last year was un-toppable but this topped it. Sound mix was better, I could hear the mandolin much clearer, lighting was great, vocals and harmonies were incredible. It also seemed like everyone was very into it. Cash was REALLY into the harp solos. I also thought the addition of the keyboard really filled out the sound well. From a crowd standpoint last year it was like 2/3 avid fans and 1/3 people just out to see a concert. This year seemed like 100% avid fans. Good atmosphere. I met Ed, Ian and got to talk football (soccer) with Barry, good to see you all.
Larry, thanks so much for Spaceship Orion! My friend and I were talking on the way home about what it means exactly. I know what it means to me, but still curious. Also, while I like Mr. Powell, it was never one of my top ten, but the version you did that night blew me away.
Randle, great job on the mandolin! And Better Days is one of my favorite 'unknown' DD songs. It was great to hear it.
My friend said he has seen you all in concert 10+ times starting in the late 70s and up until Friday the concert you did at Mississippi River Festival in 78 was his favorite. But this one topped even it!
Still a DD fan - Scott.
Forgot to add:
I have a few songs on video from the Saturday Night show...Would you mind if I posted them on YOUTUBE?? I'm sure a lot of fans would love to see some footage from WildWood. They turned out pretty good...
Larry: Thanks so much for playing SPACESHIP ORION!!! As you could tell by the fan reaction...there were a lot of fans happy you played it!! NEXT YEARS REQUEST: "You Know Like I Know" guarantee a Standing Ovation!!!LOL
Randle: Better Days was a GREAT TREAT!!! Sounded awesome! I'm hoping to get out and see one of your side band shows!!
It's great that you guys always try to put in a few new songs in your shows. Just makes everyone want to come back year in and year out.
STEVE: If you read this...LOVED SONORA!! I felt like Steve was really into the show on Saturday night...lots of energy as always!! Hope you get a chance to finish that THIRD book!!!
JOHN: It Couldn't Be Better!!! Just fantastic!! I'm wondering what the conversation was like when you guys were trying to think of one more song on Saturday night?? I think we all clapped for 15 minutes!! haha Satisfied Mind sounded GREAT!!!
SUPE: Great job on It Probably Always Will!!!Great to hear that one again!!
None of the guys would confirm a Wildwood 3 show for next year....Hopefully there will be one...
ALso REALLY hoping to hear a new CD sometime in 2008????????????????????
Great band! Great concerts! Great place! Great fans!
It's all true. Start saving for next year!
My wife and I talked all the way home about what a great show.....Thanks OMD & Wildwood! Here's hoping to see you all next year!
Ed/Pat Rogers, Jill Bloomer, nice to have met you all!
I didn't mean to state that here IS a Wildwood '08, just wishful thinking out loud. Gosh, last night was so much fun!!!
Saturday night was a definite "WOW"---the vocal harmonies were so fantastic--the Vine and the Rose--the 2nd encore of Satisfied Mind--beautiful--when it happens it's magic--thanks guy--you must be exhausted!
It was great to see such an amazing group. For my first time to see OMD is was the best show I have ever been too. The band was so down to earth and I enjoyed talking to the band. Especially Supe
Jill ,is there dates set for WW'08...if so ,when?thanx...ELi
Sabrina and I only got to attend the Thursday show but it was outstanding and we had a great time. Got to talk briefly with Randle, Larry and John.
It was fantastic meeting Mike and Stacey Cossey, Ed and Pat Rogers and Barry and Jackie Cobb. Wish we could have met Ian and others who attended Friday and Saturday. I also had a great conversation with Jaynie Chowning. She is so very warm and friendly. Made me feel like an old friend. Here's hoping for WW3 in 08!
Greg,Hope you Enjoyed ya Dinner n Show...n them blues guys you mentioned...Love em ALL...tAKE cARE.ELi
Larry & Randle, Wow! What a great show! The set list was perfect. From where we were sitting at the bar, the sound was excellent. My husband & I really really enjoyed the whole evening. Thank you so much to you and the rest of the band.
It was so nice seeing old friends and meeting new ones, so good to be able to put names with faces. Ed, thanks for the name tags, I met people I'm sure I would have missed without them. Everytime I think about last night I smile. I hope to see you all next year at WW'08!
If anybody got any pictures of the concert would be nice to see!! Thanks
Jill, Thanks for the gift,much appreciated..you was right,,am 40 on the 24th...hope you had a good time at the show...ELi
Just leaving the super 8 awesome shows well worth the wait vine and rose blew me away guys it was all so great meeting all the people from this board i hope this message finds everybody safe at home. again Larry and randle and the rest of omd thank you all for a wonderful show.
Last update, Im missing the last few songs, cut off near the end of ,walking down the road, Oh well!
Update, Looks like the footage is Ok and audio too, well as far as my terrible laptop speakers put out, we were also right infront of the PA speakers, to the Bands right...Mike
Super Concert !!!, Randle and Larry, and All the Dares, you fellas are "still" amazing! Thank you so much , if it's half as much fun being are Daredevil as it is being a Daredevils fan , well then ,you fellas must be floating in mid air......
Mike here , just wanted to add a comment or two about the WWII Thursday show, The Wife and I left out of our home town of Btesville Arkansas, at about 8 in the morning I think we made it to Steelville between 1 or 2 in the afternoon, making a stop or two for gas and food along the way.
The concert was so much better than I could possibly put into words, and met and many friends , from the U.K. and Canada, and all parts of the US. If you checked Eds set list on the chicken train yahoo group you will see a nice set of different than usual songs.
Now folks I have not check out my video recording of the show yet but Im hopeful it all got video taped, not the best quality and shacky at times when I just had to clap, stomp my feet, sing along, stand up and cheer, sway to the music, yell, scream out a favorite, you all know the feeling ,I hope, one of those "been there ,done that" things, Just wanted to let Every Dares fan know, that once I have the concert transfered to my PC and able to Burn to disk, I'll be making it freely available. When that time comes I'll start mailing out the disk to all who want. Be patient , I do have a regular job, Wife and kids who need my attantion, even if they don't realize it, or want it, smile..... eventually if I get your address, you'll get a copy. Now Id better go and make sure I have footage to send.
my eamil: mscossey@ sbcglobal.net
See yahoo groups for set list. Ed
Anyone from Thursday's show have the set list???
don't forget Muddy Waters, Eric Clapton, John Lee Hooker, Little Walter, Sonny Boy, Stevie Ray,John Mayall, Jimi Hendrix, BB King, Buddy Guy..........
Great stuff,Geetars n Harps...= Blues...Robert Johnson,Elmore James,LeadBelly...Peter Green...
Eli-I'll have harps and acoustic guitar in tow--a buddy coming from Omaha is a fellow harp player--so we'll have a little jam
Larry , Randle...Break a leg fella's...So wish i was there... kno the guys are in for a proper treat,they're all so excited...One Day i'll meet Y'All...p.s,Randle my girls Jaynie also...ENJOY,Eli,Liverpool...
Greg,Just the the Blues Harp intro on "Road To Glory"...Take a Harp!!!Not Luggage ;-)...Most of All,ENJOY!!!..
Greg what instruments (if any ) are you takin?...does it end up a MEGA Jam n Sins Along?...ELi
the weather for the weekend in Steelville is supposed to be great--60's and sunny--but everyone be careful--me and my crew will be attending Saturday--show and dinner--can't wait
Dan in Pheonix,,Nice One for the feedback from the Republic,MO gig...you Lucky ,LuckyMan...Take Care...Laters..ELi
All the VERY BEST Wishes to All goin to the Gigs over the next few nites...i'll be there in Spirit...ENJOY! Top Toons...me heads done in to hear people have been messin n spamin the site...SAD FOLKS ,so they are...ViVa Ozark music...ELi
Guys, wishing you all good luck for tonight's show (and Friday and Saturday too) Be thinking of you. I'll have my Gillioz DVD on the player, singing along.
Sabrina and I will be at the Thursday show. Probably will not bring any instruments. Drive safely everybody.
Is anyone else bringing their guitar or other instruments to jam before the Friday WW2?
Is it STILL OK with the band if we bring camcorders to WW2? For our personal use of course...
well.....it is getting close to ww2 and family is excited to be going to Missouri.My fifteen year old is excited to be going to see the group that sings all the songs she has listened to the past few years. GOD SPEED to all that is traveling long to see OMD.....MIKE
Couple of days away now. Have fun Daredevils. Your friends/fans will be out in force and ready for a great evening. By the way...Happy Birthday to this message board. It's been approximately two years now and it's been fun to read and watch the reuniting of this great band of singer/songwriters and the development of this group (including nametags!). I think I was the third post. I believe Phil from England was the first and I know Barry Cobb was in there early too. How cool that Barry and Jackie (and the Brits) are making a long second trip to WW, along with many others traveling from across the country. This is a special gathering of fans at a special place with a very special band. I can't wait. See you Friday.
A heads up. Check the yahoo groups chicken train message board for name tag pick up info. Hope to see most of you at Wildwood 2. Ed.
Hey Scott. I'm the name tag guy and I have a Scott and Penny from Brighton IL on my list for Fri night. If that's not you, send me your info so I can add it.
So far I have 47 name tags committed. Anyone else should sign up before my printer runs out of ink. Ed
Sorry Scott-- the real lookers have arranged to be at the Sat night show
I'll be there Friday, would love to meet some of you. Did I read a while back there would be name tags available to help us identify each other? If not, just look for a good lookin guy in his mid-forties. (Remember at my age imagination is more imporatant than reality! :-)
I like Jills idea, go ahead and block them, we Daredevils fans are a sharp group, we'll figure it out :-). One thing I can say I like about this group is that no one acknowledges these goofs. That is what they want.
Larry, counting the days until WW2, can't wait!
In firefox browser all I have to do is highlight drag and drop the address to the address bar, even if it has no prefix like http or www. and that prefex is automatically added . Still Im not sure if blocking will help, but it's sure worth a try
Larry, if we want to share links with others here, would it get past the blocks if we leave off the "www" part? I think most of us would figure out the addresses need "www" in front of them. That way we could still share and keep each other informed without letting the undesirables in.
Because of the amount of spam and other junk being felt here by some low life people, who come to this site and have no sincere connection with us or with our fans, we may have to start blocking all postings containing any web site links. I’d hate to do that because it would interfere with all of us freely sharing "real" information with each other. Sorry if it ends up coming to that, but I'm getting tried of this stuff as I'm sure most you are too.
Has anyone ever seen "Sailin Round The World" done Live?? Seems like it would be a great concert song....
Randle, is there a place we can find out about your upcoming shows?
Just to say works almost done ! Bags are being packed as we speak and at the crack of dawn on Tuesday we're off to Manchester Airport & our flight to Chicago!
Hopefully meeting Ian & Veronica there as we're on the same flight.
We're having a 'slow' (yes I mean slow) drive down to MO, arriving in Steelville on 31st.... Then eagerly looking forward to WW2 & meeting up with so many names & faces we came to know last year....
I believe we're rollin, yes I do believe we're rollin!!
Hi everyone. Just want to let all the fans know that we now have the Gillioz Revival Concert DVD Set available at OzarkDaredevils.com. Good to see so many folks logging on here and enjoying their thoughts and memories. Thanks to all for being such great fans. Benny @ New Era Productions
Randle you and Larry Lee have to make another CD together, I have requested many times for them to play Beyond Reach on XM and keep telling everyone of this great piece of work. Randle I love the Nashville years also. Fellows keep making the music you all make, you have a fan here forever.
I mentioned awhile back on the board here that I generally don't keep guitars. Subsequently I don't have any that go back to the early Daredevil days. The only one that I wish I'd kept was the semi-solid, brown Gibson 335 electric. Those things have accured to five times the value that they used to sell for. We're putting together some more dates with the spin-off band. It's really fun to play with these guys but naturally it doesn't create nearly as much excitement among fans as a Daredevil show. As always thanks to all for keeping the faith. Randle
Jill- my pleasure. I wouldn't have even known about the show if it's wasn't for you!
Unlike WWI, Randle stood the whole time at center stage and was in full command. He looked so cool with that sun burst strat and cool hat. And the guy is funny! Between songs, he would chat a bit and it was all soaked in by the hard core fans.
He played more than I listed but I was going off memory (didn't have pen and paper during the show). But I knew you all would like to see the set list. :-)
Jan- I sure remember you as well. You were voted the nicest guy at WWI. :-)
All the best.
Dan, thanks for the review on what sounds like truely a night to remember. Great set list! I hope we hear some of those songs at Wildwood.
Neill, Jill, Mike, Eli, Jan and everyone- wanted to give a quick update on Thursday's concert! It was Randle Chowning and the Great Notions playing a benefit concert at the Republic High School in Republic, MO. (I won't be able to attend WWII so I took a road trip to this one and it was awesome!) I met Randle and his wife Jaynie (after the sound check/before the show) and they are so great! Jaynie's Dad is famous in his own right in country music. Anyway- The H.S. Jazz Band played for 30 minutes and then Randle and the Band came out. It was their first show ever as Randle Chowning and the Great Notions. Randle played a sunburst Fender Strat, harmonica and mandolin. Played some cool covers like "The Letter", "Drift Away" and "The Weight", Some Daredevil tunes-"Black Sky", Standing on the Rock", and "Country Girl". He played two off his new CD- "Little Crosses" and "Angel Walking", and a new one which was great called "I just want to think about you". He closed out with "If you wanna get to heaven". Came back for an encore and played "My old Band".
Met wonderful fans in the front row- Nathan and Kaylin and John, Tina and Dustin, Also- the man himself, Benny, from New Era Productions, sat with us in the front row.
I managed to take some pics of the occasion too.
Needeless to say, it was my highlight of the year to attend this concert. Thank you Randle and Jaynie and the Great Notions.
Hey Dan, I remember talking to you at WWI and that you had driven all the way from Arizona? Way to go! You´re a true fan! Great to hear you´re coming to WWII. Unfortunatey I won´t be able to go this time but I hope for he future!
Randle,?have you still got the White Gibson SG that you play on the O.G.W.T. in London in '76....i got a Gibson Maraurder '78 you can lend it ANY DAY..N my son Billy said Larry can lend his SONOR kit Any Day also..
Dan,... what a trip ...well in ... n best wishes to ALL goin to Wildwood Two...would love to be with you guyz ..but legal ,financial n family reasons ,ELi aint gonna make WW2..BOO -DOOOhhH!!!!ELi,ShowPony...Liverpool
SPACESHIP ORION.....please??? WWII
Hey Dan, let us know all about it, OK?
That is what is so cool about this board, OMD fans and WW; people gathering from across the country and the world for a couple of rare and special evenings. Other than Barry and The Brits (not the warm up band) anyone else around on Friday night? Have fun Dan, glad you're making the trip to Steelville. You won't be disappointed.
Jill, Thank you so much for letting us know about Randle and the Great Notions and this Thursday's concert. I was bumbed I wouldn't be able to make WWII so just decided this morning after reading your post I'm going to take a road trip. :-)
I'm catching a morning flight to Tulsa and driving over for the Thursday concert.
If anyone on this board is going, please let me know. I feel like I know all of you regulars reading your posts these past months.
Randle, perhaps you can dig out some real old ones like "Lovin Again", "Outside my Country Home", "Walking in the Morning", or "Long Time to Here". Yee-ha.
To read a good article about Randle Chowning and the Great Notions go to www.springfieldnewsleader.com and scroll down to/click on Michael Brothers column.
Randle,see the footage of you guys in,76 on the Old Grey Whistle Test...Ye blew you away too ..filmed in the UK..i know i DO GO ON But..UK Tour..Ozarks in Liverpool 2008,city of Culture...
Finally home after a couple weeks with a lot of travel. Time to let a couple of weeks pass and then get ready for WW2. I'm pysched and ready. The perfect venue and collection of fans sitting back and enjoying one great band and it's...make that our, music.
Well it will be here before we know it....guess I just need to learn to wait.
See you soon.
Just checked out the You Tube stuff. What a great show! I didn't know this footage was out there, this really shows how great the band was, and still is.
Just went on You Tube and was looking at the Old Grey Whistle Test. The guitar that I played on Jackie Blue was a Gibson SG. My main electric guitar during those early days was the brown Gibson semi-solid 335. They're great blues guitars plus I was a fan of Justin Hayward of the Moody Blues and he used a 335 on a lot of stuff. If I have any regrets, not keeping the 335 is one of them plus I really didn't realize how good the band was. My best to all! Randle
Thanks for your concern regarding my Mother. She's at home and doing well, and hopefully will continue to improve. The spin-off band has nothing to do with Daredevil activities and/or future shows. That is to say that Daredevil activities take priority. Larry has his studio up and running now. When he gets done with other projects maybe we will be recording some OMD stuff this winter. Meanwhile my 16 track is collecting dust at the back of the house. I really need to get in front of it and, moreover, plug something in and play! I am truly excited that the Old Grey Whistle Test broadcast has been captured. That was very near the end of my last hurrah with the original band. I think we went to Europe right after that and after the European part of the tour, I decided that I needed to go to the hills for awhile. Going down to Larry's tomorrow for our first little get together for rehearsal for WW2. Thanks so much and take care. Randle
nice one Baz,seen it meself....top toons...Jill,Its thr film footage that goes with the C.d you sent me...gotta be....Take Care Y'All...Liverpool
Oh goody! Barry, do you think you could bring a copy or two along with you to Wildwood?
Not sure if any of the fellow UK subscribers caught it in time but last night on a little known satellite TV channel called Mainstreet the 1976 Old Grey Whistle Test Concert (As featured in blocks on U-Tube) was screened in full.... Totally amazing! This was serreal as it was this concert (I think) which first got me hooked on OMD, so to see live footage in full after all these years was incredible, and yes!!! of course, I've taped it & will hopefully get it transferred to CD.
I only found out about the viewing approx 1 hour before it was screened as someone left a message on the Chickentrain site.
Larry - Do you remember the "Cannabis" sign on the front of your drums!! & Randle what a great guitar you used on Jackie Blue (What was it & I bet you still don't have it??)
Great Memories as I thought footage of this must have been dead & buried long ago.
WOW-what a revelation--come on back when you can't stay so long-Sonja
Hi I'm Sonja,
Well guess what Sonja or Vatswaywoth or whoever the hell you are,,,, you're OUT OF HERE!
Spammers and trash peddlers like Sonja here will be deleted everytime, so give it up and leave us alone.....
LL-I'm assuming the VK's are history (too bad)--are you still writing any with Josh Leo?
Randle & Larry
Thanks for the visit last night at the Gillioz DVD launch soirée. Our 7 year-old daughter loved getting your autographs on her poster. She loves all Daredevils music, but is particularly enamored with 'High Hopes' and 'Look Away.' See ya'll in 21 days at WW2.
A tade to late now but a raffle for the 62 Hummingbird would have been nice. lets see ,it would have taken 44 tickets sold at $50 a piece to reach the $2,200 min. or 88 at $25. I never was much at math so I may be way off on that. Just a thought in case its not sold, but I don't see why it shouldn't be.....The Best...Mike
Greg i got a Gibson Maraurder,1978...Would Love to join in but am in Liverpool.......DooooOOOooooHH!!!!
Larry the Old Grey Whistle Test,,the set was Sweet....But that was 31 Years Ago fellas...n the UK is Due a Visit...(dont you think)...WONT STOP ASKIN N TRYIN ...ELi in Liverpool..
Guess I should mention I'm coming in for the Sat show
Anybody bringing instruments for a jam session? I was bringing a guitar and some harps if anybody wants to jam
Barry you LUCKY ,LUCKY ,BarSteward....Green with ENVY...REPRESENT The UK Ozark Fans...Raise a Toast to the Daft Scouser who cant make it ..ELi (sat cryin while you all have fun at WW2 ) LiverPool
The You-Tube stuff of Old Grey Whistle Test in 76 is Awesome..n what you sent earlier Larry makes sense of "how many dudes where in the Ozarks?"...Extra musicians makin it extra special...Liverpool
We're staying at the Super 8. Not sure, but I expect we'll be there around 3:00 Saturday.
Ready for WW2 will be staying at super 8 is anybody else going to be staying there that weekend
Scott, email me at, firstname.lastname@example.org for the details...pretty simple and free.....mike
Mike, I'm not much of a You-Tube guy, how do you download them, do you have to pay or something?
Yea! that OGWT footage is great!!, I have downloaded them and converted them to Divx so I can now play them on my cheapo DVD/Divx standalone player on the TV and the quality is still good even on the large screen.. ..so cool....Now for WWII to finally get here.....
Thanks for the info Larry, much appreciated! I was surprised at how good the picture and sound quality was. Whomever posted this must of had original tapes from the show?
Someone forwarded JD this link to The Old Gray Whistle Test show we did in 1976 that you've been talking about.
I myself had not seen it in over twenty years or more. Not bad for a bunch of young pups...
The drummer besides me was Steve Canaday. Bill Jones was with us also because he had played horns/flutes for us on The Car Over The Lake Album and this European tour in '76 would have been just after that album was released.
I assumed the drummer on HW was Steve Canaday. The quick glimpse I saw looked quite like him??
Beginning to pack the bag for our return flight to Chicago & WW2.... Can't wait. Hopefully see many of you soon.
Really starting to get itchy for WW2. I was checking out the Old Grey Whistle Test concert songs on You-Tube, VERY cool. I didn't realize there were 10 of them now. I wanted to watch them in order so I kind of figured out the set list in case anyone wants to watch them in the order they were played, kind of like a mini-concert:
Walkin Down the Road
Road to Glory
You Made it Right
Keep on Churnin
If You Want to get to Heaven
Standin on the Rock
Also, they introduce the sax player as Bill Jones, first I'd ever heard of him. And someone plays drums for Larry on Homemade wine and Standin. Anyone know who that might be?
I can't believe I am saying this, but if a future OMD album is in the works (for you younger folks, the word album is interchangable with compact disc) please keep some of the songs to yourself. It would be a real bummer to put the thing on and already know all the words. I was at the Gillioz and enjoyed the show. I feel with Christmas coming on, this would make a great present to some of my Aunts and Uncles who all reside in SE Mo. & Bootheel, Cape. I can tell you FOR SURE that a lot of folks still gather and put on some Daredevils music. All the time. Your music through the years is very much alive and know that it does not collect dust. Your tunes tumble around my head daily.
As for this Gillioz DVD event this coming Thursday.
It seems that with my telling them (the Gillioz/KY3 people) that I'd show up for a glass of wine and a brief "hello" this has been taken to a whole new level.... I said I'd be there and I will, but I can't say that JD, SC, RC, Supe or ANY of the other guys will be there too.. SO, don't go traveling miles and miles thinking it is going to be some SPECIAL OMD THING,,,, because that is not what it's going to be. SO save your gas money for WW2.
And for those who have asked, yes Benny will have the Gillioz DVD's and posters and shirts and booklets all for sale up at WW2.
See ya's soon,,
The Gilloiz website has the DVD event listed for Thursday night. My wife and I are going, should be great!
We watched some of the video posted to youtube. I've watched only 3-4 songs so far, but what I've seen is very cool. Watch Chicken Train.....
Just wondering if anyone else has heard about the "meet the Ozark Mountain Daredevils" event on this Thursday night at the Gilloiz theatre in Springfield. Apparently, they are showing the DVD concert on the big screen then you can meet and get autographs of the guys. Does anyone know if Larry or Randle will be there?
Thanx Jill for the Elizabeth Anderson info...just been watchin Ozarks on You-Tube ,reckon its the same gig as the C.d's you sent me...ELi
ian ,just checked the You Tube Stuff..shoulda knew itd have Ozarks ..well in kid,ELi thick Scouser
Some fantastic footage from 1976 of the Old Grey Whistle Test concert on you-tube. See you all at Wildwood. Ian....U.K.
WW2 is almost here cant wait to see the dares and meet all the fine people who will be there, kickin back tonight watching flordia and lsu game volume on tv down car over the lake turned up cocktail in hand life is good counting the days to WW2 by the way Larry or Randle will the gillioz dvd be avalible at WW or is it a ky3 thing.
Just to let everyone know, my replacement DVDs came quickly and they are perfect and, as far as I am concerned, priceless.
Well, its getting close to Nov.... its been hot down here in Texas and we are ready for a road trip to Missouri,hope the trees are turning...we are looking forward to comming up and watching OMD,hope everyone that is comming in, is carefull and common sensed.
I got my Gilloiz DVD yesterday and it is wonderful. The old songs sound great and the new ones are wonderful. The rehearsal footage has to be one of the coolest features of the package. "Within Without" sounds just great, that has to be one of my favorites. Larry and Randle, thanks for doing these shows and this DVD, it has meant alot to alot of people.
would like to take the chance to Thank Randle for toons like:Road To Glory &Leatherwood....and Larry for Lyrics in Kansas you fooler,you know,following the way,givin it all to the wind,along in my life n especially Mr.Powell...ELi in Liverpool
Larry,Look after your Bros there...ELi in LiverPool
Randle,Sorry to hear about Yo Moma's illness...Y'All in my thoughts ,Prayers ..Take Care..Love from Liverpool....ELi
Does this spinoff band mean there is no chance of a new CD from OMD???
Sorry to hear of your Mother's illness. She will be in our thoughts and prayers.
As I recall, you did a rendition of "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" as a tribute to your Mother at the Big Smith show this past February, mentioning that she used to sing it around the house. It was endearing and beautiful.
Randle, Sorry to hear about your Mom, Wish your Mom and your family the best.
Hope to see and or hear you and your new band sometime, look forward to any future release, whenever they maybe.
Won't be long, WWII
To Brian Wilson - Indeed what you heard was Ghost of Perryville in a one microphone, catch-all, harmony practicing session in Springfield, here where we rehearsed. All in all I was pleased with the way the DVD came out. It was really a cram situation for our sound techs. and the TV station. The broadcast that was aired live 2 weeks after the concert was a copy quickly edited, and did not have the sound and video quality of the DVD. To everyone - all of the first 2000 DVD's that the TV station got back glitch at the beginning of John Dillon's song, Yours and Mine. The station considered sending them all back and rejecting the order but the project had been held up so long that they decided to let them go, as is, and guess what, a new batch of 2000 might also have a glitch in it somewhere. I'm putting together a spin-off band with Dave Painter and Kelly Brown, who played with us at the Gillioz, called Randle Chowning & the Great Notions. We also have Big Smith's original bass player, Mike Williamson, as well as a top flight drummer. At the moment we're planning on doing a number of fundraisers in the area. The first is scheduled at Republic High School, just west of Springfield, on Oct. 18th. This is an incredibly tight and wonderful band to work with. Bad news is I'm having to deal with some health problems with my Mother. She is okay but has been in the hospital three times in the last year, two times just recently. I am woefully behind on my recording. It will be spring at best before that's done. For those of you that play guitar, or know people that do, I'm going to bring a 1962 Gibson Hummingbird Acoustic, that I've owned since the mid 1980's to Wildwood and offer it for sale. I've never been a guitar collector and after awhile I like to let them go for someone else to enjoy. By accident I acquired another Gibson acoustic which I now use as my primary acoustic guitar. The Hummingbird simply sounds great. Their tone improves with age. I've written over 100 songs on it, including all of the Beyond Reach material, as well as using it on the recording. New, these guitars list from $3,500.00 up. It will be on display at the Wildwood and I'll be taking bids from $2,200.00 upward. Thanks so much to all. Take care. Can't believe it's only a month away. Randle
Thanks, Jill--I just left Marla a message--hopefully she'll do the same for me
Greg, I got an e-mail from Marla Parnell at KY3. She said my replacement is on the way and asked that I mailed them the first copy so they can get credit for it. You can contact her at the KY3 address or at 1-417-268-3124.
Ok two posts in a row......
Just finished up the second DVD and what a treat it was too. Loved all the info on some of the songs. WOW! Jackie Blue was originally about, well I wont spoil it by telling you, get the DVD.
Could have used more of the interviews, I'm selfish in that way....
Just a short time till WWII, gosh I don't remember being this excited sense I was a child.
OH My, My a porn add here get your Has off our board Cluff... u flack.
Now that I got that off my chest....LOL..
Got the Gilz DVD today watched disk 1 so far and what a treat. Will save disk two for later......
Was so good to see Supe do "Probably always will"
So many nice moments on the DVD to mention them all, Way cool, Thank you Dares for doing this........
Okay, I just got this really cool e-mail from the Gillioz mailing list that reads:
Meet & Greet the
Ozark Mountain Daredevils
On Thursday, October 11, at 7 pm the Gillioz Theatre will host the Ozark Mountain Daredevils and YOU will have the opportunity to meet them!
The Ozark Mountain Daredevil DVD, filmed live from the Gillioz at the May concert, will make its debut in the theatre and will be available for sale in the lobby through a KY3 representative.
(If you reserved your DVD copy during the May concert series, you may purchase it at this time. If you were unable to previously
reserve a copy, extra copies will be available for sale.)
Be sure to stop by and have the Daredevils autograph your personal copy!
"Where Our Theatre is Part of the Show!"
325 Park Central East Springfield, Missouri 65806 417-863-7843 www.gillioz.org
Larry and/or Randle, this is great. Will they be showing the concert footage from the DVD at the theatre also?
See y'all there.
Larry/Randle...is there ANY CHANCE of you guys coming to the UK to gig....R Go on fellas ,bring the Ozarks to Liverpool...ELi in Liverpool ,UK
Greg, I dropped a note in the mail this morning to the same address at KY3 as we ordered the DVDs from. I should hear something in a day or two.
So, now I'm wondering....My DVD doesn't have Jim Wonderle in the beginning doing the revival preacher thing like he did at the Gillioz. Is that another defect in my DVD or is it not on anyone else's either?
Jill--FYI--just checked the DVD jacket to see which song was getting stuck--then skipping to the next one and it's the same as yours-"Yours and Mine"--must be a defect in the DVD--everything else works great and as I said mine did it on another DVD player also
Just got my Gillioz DVD today and WOW!! The audio is so much better than what was played on KY3. Haven't come across any technical issues yet. So, as for Wildwood. . . just wondering if you guys have started practicing or have come up with a set list yet. If you are taking suggestions, I have plenty (Mr. Powell, Rhythm of Love, Someday Love). Larry - seems about time for a solo album. I know you have been working with Randle and the Vinyl Kings, but I just adore your music and would love to see it compiled on one disc. Guess I've gone on long enough. . . Congrats again on the DVD!! It Couldn't Be Better!!
Greg, Yea, lens cleaners came be had at B.B. or wal-martish type stores. Also different brands of players function differently what might skip on one may not on another. Also seeing thet Jill has a problem too, it can surely be encoded with errors, or other manufacture errors, more and more DVDs and the such are being factoried in Mexico, and there quality control in not top notch. not saying any of these have anything to do with this DVD. Once I get my copies and if they have troubles I will try to put the effected VOB file on a computer hard drive to see f it plays there.
P.S. I have attempted a song or more in my life time and surely look for ward to what you mentioned on disk2 ..
Jill-I watched it on another TV with another DVD player and it has the same problem (Chapter 6)--other than that it is great
Greg, it might not hurt to clean your lens anyway, but just to let you know, I got my DVD today and "Yours and Mine" will not play. It plays a few seconds then goes right into "Road To Glory". I am going to drop KY3 a line and see what can be done about it. If you are still having problems I'll let ya know what I find out.
Other than that, the DVDs are fantastic!!! Love 'em! It is impossible to tell which nights the footage comes from, but I was there Thursday night and watching the DVD is like being there all over again. The interviews & insights on DVD #2 are priceless.
Larry or Randle, I was wondering....Was there somebody actually responsible for seeing to it that you guys had the same outfits together and ready to wear each night? Or are there some subtle differences in your attire from night to night that I didn't notice?
Also, while I'm at it here, how is Steve coming along with Meq #3? Any chance I'll have a copy in my hands in time for Wildwood?
By the way the new stuff was excellent
Mike-thanks for the tip--I've never cleaned anything on the DVD player-didn't know you had to--I assume whatever I need will be at Best Buy??--Just finished watching the second disc--as a part time song writer it was very interesting watching the process--all in all It Couldn't Be Better
Greg, how often do you clean the lens of your DVD player? that could be the trouble.also check for scratches & smudges.... I have High Hopes I will get my copy this week....
Got my DVD Sat--WOW that was quick--the quality is excellent--LL you once told me Steve held his harp upside down-I thought you were kidding-he holds them in his right hand upside down--guess he's the Jimi Hendix of harmonica--any way love the DVD although mine seems to "stick in a couple of places"--maybe after I play it a few more times it won't do that
In the background during the closing credits of the concert on disc 1 of the Gillioz DVD was an acoustic version of 'The Ghost of Perryville.' Was that recorded during a rehearsal session for the Gillioz shows?
My wife and I (and our 7 year-old daughter) were very happy to see and hear and sing along with 'High Hopes' while watching the DVD. We absolutely love that song.
With all of this beautiful new material, any thought or plans about recording a new CD? Please?
Most excellent! It is a two-disc set. The first disc contains a little over 2 hours of concert material:
Fly Away Home
Probably Aways Will
Yours and Mine
Road to Glory
Moon on the Rise
Standing on the Rock
It Couldn't be Better
You Don't Need It
The Vine & The Rose
Ode to Mel Bay
The Ghost of Perryville
You Made it Right
Walkin' Down the Road
If You Wanna Get to Heaven
There Oughta Be a Law
It'll Shine When it Shines
The second disc contains a lot of really cool stuff:
Interviews with the band members about the beginnings of OMD and the song writing process; footage of a rehearsal session; a then and now photo montage; an a brief history of the Gillioz Theatre and its restoration.
This DVD production is first rate and really captured the warm feel of the concert. The picture and sound clarity are excellent (except for a second of feedback during Chicken Train and a couple of abrupt transition edits between Fly Away Home and Country Girl and between the end of the second set and the start of the encore). The harmonies were incredible and one can really pick up on beautifully subtle and short instrument riffs during the course of many of the songs (such as Randle's mandolin in several places, like during "Ode to Mel Bay"). And the material on the second disc was as informative as it was endearing.
I know what your saying, "Hey, wait a tick. I was at the concert and I know the boys played 'Within, Without,' and 'Valencia Road,' yet I do not see those songs on the concert DVD." These two songs are featured prominently and played in their entirety on disc 2; the former during the rehearsal footage, and the latter as the backdrop for the photo montage.
Great work, excellent music, good fun, and can't wait until WWII.
Woo hoo! I'm going to run by KY3 on the way home from work today and pick mine up. We'll watch them tonight and relive the magic (and take the night off from watching the Cardinals lose again).
My order is going in the mail today also! I just know this is really going to be a gem, can't wait to watch it!
If you want to order your Gillioz DVD from the station by mail, I got the below info from KY3. The original order form they emailed me was missing some info--price and their address!
The cost is $26.99 ($24.99 +$2 S/H).
Ozark Mountain Daredevil DVD
PO Box 3500
Springfield, MO 65808
I'm mailing mine today!
greg, if you're purchasing the Gillioz DVD from KY3, I'm not sure what form of payment they accept.
Benny @ New Era/OMD site may have some form of online payment. Just so you'll know though, Benny took off to CA to pick up a used Gold Wing and is going to do that modern day Easy Rider thing back to MO this week and should be in office sometime next week.
Hope everyone feels this DVD has been worth the wait. Chime in after you've had a chance to watch the concert and interviews and let us know what you think (good or bad).
Just received notice that the Gillioz DVD's are ready--along with a order blank to fill out-mail in with payment-LL--is there no on line order/paypal option?
Hey Ed, Great to hear from you. Thank you most heartily for your kind words. My mind will definately be with you guys at Wildwood when it´s all taking place. I sincerely hope I will be able to see you all another time and hopefully at another OMDD-concert. Take care and my best also to your wife.
Jan Boman, Sweden.
Glad to see some posts from you. Sorry you won't make Wildwood this year but I will send you an honorary name tag as you will definitely be there in spirit. I plan on hooking up with Ian and his crew and will make a point to meet Barry Cobb this year. You folks from across the pond made a special show extra special last year. Who would ever thought that Australia was farther away from Steelville than Sweden! Anyway-we will all toast you at the bar and your spirit will be high (by osmosis) or any other method we can devise to include you in the celebration. Ed Rogers/South Bend IN.
Well I thank you again for the drink. It made me feel very welcome! Yes, I see what you mean about harps in OMD music. And the harp is quite an essential part in their music. Cashs style and sound is unique i my opinion.
Hey Mike-I worked on it last night--you have a couple of extra notes that I don't--but I listened to it on 2 different CD's and found either way was OK because the intro was a little different on different recordings---the first 4 notes I have in reverse order though--going from 9--sliding down to 6
Thought I'd post this here for no good reason. I'm sure it's not the way Randle plays it and in the wrong key (I use G) And I've never tabed a Harp before so I did a little googling.
I use a neck rack / Harp holder on this one when accompaning myself on guitar, it works fine on this song, other Dares songs need that hand work.
How I play "Road To Glory" Harp Tab:
-=inhale, s=slide , b=bend (half bend?)
(1st harp part at begining of song)
6s 7s 8s 9 8 7 6 -6b -6b -6b 6 5 4 4 5 -4 4 -4 4
(how I play it later in the song)
6s 7s 8s 9 8 7 6 -6b -6b -6b 6 5 4 4 5 -4b -4b -4b -4b 4 5 6 5 6 -6b -6b -6b 6 5 4 ....Mike
Jan-twas I buying drinks for all fans who crossed the pond--I will do it again for all who are there on Sat night--Barry I believe we are sharing the same digs Sat night
Jan it willprobably not be possible to play this type of harp while playing guitar (say with a neck rack)--Neil Young yes--but OMDD songs are mostly single note cross harp with many bends--also need your hands for hand vibrato etc
I too was a BIG Outlaws (The Florida Guitar Army)fan. Saw them several times back in my HS and College days. Billy Jones could play with the best of them...and really liked Henry Paul also. I was totally shocked to read about Hughie. I was planning on seeing them at Wildwood this Friday. They have a new CD that was supposed to come out in January called "Once an Outlaw...Always an Outlaw"
Check out their website.
So far there has been over 12,000 hits on the message boards since Hughie passed
They also have a Music link where you can download some free music including their New Song called "THIS TOWN"
Excellent song IMHO...
I'll see you in November!! I'll be there Saturday Night!!
Thanks for your question.
No, I´m unfortunately not a harper, but I´m getting started, I guess. It´s just that I realized that I can play the harmonica and guitar at the same time!!?
Greg, where you the one who bought me a whiskey? I`m sorry, I should be better at names.
Thank you. I will off course salut you too! Yes, I remember the huge whiskey glass. That was fun! I reckon the toast must be in whiskey then!?
Thats quite a shock - The Outlaws were another of my favourite Bands from the 70's/80's. They were officially known as the "Florida Guitar Army" & certainly drove a hefty beat on stage. I believe they toured here in the UK once supporting 'Little Feat' & they blew them off-stage!
Hughie will be the third original member to pass to a higher place - Frank O'Keeffe died some years ago & the superb Billy Jones sadly committed suicide in the late 80's/90's... Yes they're all sadly missed!
Ian - I'll join you at the bar at Wildwood and join in the toast for Jan. I still smile about last year when I recall Greg offering to buy him a beer. Unfortunately Jan doesn't like Beer and requested a JD. This came in a half pint glass -The look on Jan's face was a picture!!
Heaven must have needed a kick-ass ax-man. Green grass and high tides, Hughie.
Any updates on the Gillioz DVDs? I am going through severe withdrawal - gotta hear "Vine and the Rose" and "The Ghost of Perryville" again very soon.
Mike in ST L.-Sad news is right, The Outlaws were the very first group I saw at a rock concert ,in Miami Florida .976 . I remember them being known as the "guitar army"
SAD NEWS in the music world:
Larry or Randle...Did either of you guys know Hughie?
Jan- are you are harper--as you can see Mike and I are going to share some harp tabs we're working on--if you want to join in, send me your email address and I'll scan and email what I've got so far to you and Mike so we can share info
Thanks Ian. Well, on the concert nights, I´ll raise my glass for you and for all the other friends from Wildwood 2006!
Another matter. I´ve been trying to sing and play "Country Girl" on guitar. The introduction of the song sounds great with the harmonica. It gives a "beefy" power and a head start of the song. It´s hard to express what I mean but I hope someone will understand?
I'll try it out--I was thinking the song was in C for guitar but I haven't worked on it yet (I don't play fiddle)
Greg, Humm...the harp is in the key of G (pretty sure anyway) the song? chords are C-G-Bm7-D / F-G . If I remember correctly ....
Jill, from what Ive read at Dans site he has advanced prostate cancer... (time for a screening you guys 50 and over or with a family history )
Mike, I listened to your snippet-sounds good--I haven't got to Road to Glory yet--are you playing in C or F?--sound like C to me
Jan's absolutely right about the food at Wildwood,It is second to none, but after dreaming about this sort of event for thirty years or more I would have settled for anything... The International family that formed at Wildwood last year will stay with me forever... I'll have a whisky at the bar this year and toast you Jan, and one day hopefully we'll have our dinner at Wildwood again... That's if these Ozarks make this an annual event?...Larry, what's the chance of seeing you play drums on a song or two this year?
Ian Roberts, U.K.
Greg, sounds great! I'm not much of a harp player, I have a little example on my kamikazedigital.com site over at my OMD tribute page, it's just a snippet of an attempt at "Randles "Road To Glory" (that song has such a visual impact on me as most of Randles songs do, as well as many of Larrys', such as "Mr Powell" and others.) I can post any Harp Tabs you have over there if you want, I'd be honored. I sure would enjoy trying to learn more, using your tabs. (my email is : email@example.com)
Yes! I have all of Steves Tabs printed out, excellent resource. ...Mike
Hey-Mike, I have also swithched to Delta Frost from Special 20's and Lee Oscars--The brass reeds give them a unique sound--some harpists think they sound tinny but I don't agree--they bend easily out of the box and after a year or more now--they seem to hold up nicely--A DF "F" (2 draw full bend) to start "If you want to get to heaven" sounds much better than the Special 20 or Lee Oscar--in my opinion
I've been working on tabbing out OMDD songs for harp (Use Steve Hull's site for guitar)--I'd love to compare notes on OMDD songs with other harpists--I've poster that request here and on Chickentrain and never had any response--so Mike if you are interested let's find a place to post OMDD harp tabs--or I'll give you my e mail address and we can swap info
Did anyone say anything about the dinners at the Wildwood during the Daredevils concerts there in 2006? In my opinion the dinners were superb. The food was delicious. Being Swedish I wouldn´t know how to label the food correctly, but I suppose it could be referred to as “Down Home Country Cooking”, at its very best. The first night I had corn fed beef.You wouldn’t believe its tenderness! I was told it was due to the fact that the Missouri cattle primarily roam the plain areas of the state which results in less muscles and therefore more tender meat. Even the whole dinner set up was a success, with small tables, enabling one to deepen acquaintances with people encountered at Wildwood. It was so many nice people there. So many friendly faces! And we were all there for the same reason. Thanks everybody for making my time at the Wildwood a splendid memory to carry with me in the future!
Jan Boman, Sweden
Now I remember, it was Chanute AFB. My poor old memory....
Found this on Dan's Site.
Your song “Same Old Lang Syne” - did that really happen?
Yes, absolutely it did. In 1975 or 76 I was home in Peoria, Illinois visiting my family for Christmas. I went to a
convenience store to pick up some whipping cream to make Irish coffees with, and quite unexpectedly ran into an old high school girlfriend. The rest of the song tells the story.....
Other stuff...... for all those Harp players out there, I bought a Bushman Delta Frost (Key G) and I'm in love, (wedding anouncement later...LOL) smooth sounding and ultra ease & smooth playing, a tad highish $27, but they sell replacment reeds...... I'm, sold
Hmmm, could be, but I never heard about any song/music books.
You say you trained to be a jet mechanic near Peoria- was that at the Air National Guard Base near Bartonville? I grew up right across the road from there. Noisy, but interesting.
Jill, Oh that is sad news if true about D.F. I went to school near Peoria , training to be a Jet Engine Mech. back in 1978 for the USAF, Nice college town as I recall. Did not Dans father also have song books published?
Hey Mike, Dan Fogelberg grew up in my home town of Peoria IL. He lived around the corner from a friend of mine, she says he was an ornery little guy! His Dad was the "The Leader of the Band" at Woodruff High School for years. Last I heard he is quite ill, I don't think he is performing anymore. Love his "Same Old Lang Syne", everyone around here always thought it was a song about a local girl, but who knows?
Nothing like driving down a country road on the first crisp fall day of the year with the Car Over the Lake cd playing and the window down!
Great news about the soon release of the Gilz DVD, I'm so excited and then there is WWII (no , not world war 2)
On my last few posts I've mentioned a Group named Bread. Now I'm inquiring about a fella named Dan Fogelberg. One of my favorite songs for his is, "Old Tennesse" I wear this song out in the fall, it fits so well with the feeling I get durring autum. But song for song and album for album, oops! I mean CD, the Daredevils can not be touched. That simple.....
Agreed--both CD's are great--but the Beach Boy sounds of the second make it extra special--I love Pale Blue Dot and also Eloise--my daughter and I both love Your Turn to Shine--thinks we should play it at her wedding
Greg, I just listened to a clip of "Pale Blue Dot"--- man, this is some great stuff!
I'll bet you a Pale Blue Dot it's the second
This is a question for Larry. Which one of the "Vinyl Kings" CD's is your favorite?
DVD's of Gillioz are at KY3 and the only thing holding it's sale up are a few legal matters and signatures. What can I say? It just happens when music and business get mixed. I think KY3 and Benny @ New Era should be selling them within a week (I hope...).
Randle....Thanks for the update on the DVD...have you seen any of it yet? My wife and I will be at Wildwood on Thurs.....it will not get here soon enough! My first time seeing you guys was sitting on the floor at the 1974 Don Kirshner show, -next was when you came to Cleveland in 1986-and finally at the Sat. Gillioz show which was fantastic! Wildwood sounds like a great venue......can't wait!!!!!! See you in Nov.
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Randle, Great news about the DVD. And as far as Wildwood--loose is good!
I spoke with Larry today. The DVD's have been manufactured and are back at the TV station and should be available very, very soon. Colorado was fun. It was good to be back out there. First time we were in that area we hung out with the Nitty Gritty Dirt band at one of their houses in Evergreen. That was 1972. As I said before, we're going to be going back and pulling out some rare songs for Wildwood. We're looking forward to seeing everyone. It may be a little loose but it's gonna be fun! Take care all. See ya soon. RC
I'll be there Friday night. Can't wait. We went to Wildwood last Thursday night to see The Amazing Rythm Aces. They were great and mentioned a number of times about the great venue of Wildwood. November should be fun and a beautiful time of year to see and hear the Daredevils play again. See you there.
Larry.......anything new on the Gillioz DVD?
Interesting article today in Springfield’s News-Leader (Michael A. Brothers, In the Groove) about the musical side of Billy Bob Thornton.
He shares that he is a long-time fan of the Ozark Mountain Daredevils. Furthermore, while in his 20s, he was a roadie – including working a couple of jobs setting up for the Ozark Mountain Daredevils.
Michael Brothers blogs at:
I knew the Friday and Saturday shows sold out pretty fast, but I just noticed the Thursday show is now also. Hope everyone got tickets that wanted them!
My wife Shelly and I will be there Sat night along with another couple. We were all there last year and really looking forward to this show.
My wife and I will be there Friday. Can't wait.
Will be coming in on Thursday, at the show on Friday, staying at Fairwinds second year in a row. Am looking forward to the weekend and seeing some of the people I met there last year.
My wife Penny and I from Brighton Illinois will be there Friday along with another couple who are still kicking themselves for missing last year.
We are driving up from Texas to see Fridays show,looking forward to it big time.Mike from Lufkin Texas
Count me in for Friday.
Tim from Kirkwood, MO.
Sabrina and I will be there Thursday.
Mark from Pittsburg, Kansas
Barry-there is a new owner of Frisco House. I believe you are staying there Sat night with my group--I just conversed with her on e-mail and she said all reservations were intact etc--we will alert the Highway Patrol amd have them on the lookout for cars driving on the wrong side singing southern drawls with English accents.
Jackie & I will be there Fri & Sat with a little luck from American Airlines, National Car Hire & Speed Cops looking the other way!!!
Really beginning to look forward to it now - Hardly seems like almost 12 months since we made some great new friends - Looking forward to making some more & re-acquainting a few familar faces.
Barry & Jackie Cobb, West Midlands UK
The Wife and myself will be there Thursday. Barring car trouble, and all that other Murphys' Law stuff....Mike & Stacey from Batesville AR
I will be there Thursday!!
I'll be there all three nights and I'll have preprinted nametags for anyone who responds from this board or the "Chicken Train Group". Just send your name/night attending and home town and I'll get as much info on the "stick on" name tags as I can. They will be at the main desk in the lobby and I'll have some blanks also for those who sign on late. Should be a great way to track down all these friends we've made on this and the yahoo site. Thanks to Jill Bloomer for her input and $ contribution to help defer the cost.
Who else will be there Saturday night besides Greg & myself?
74 days 'til the Saturday night show
Scott, I haven't read or heard that Buddy will be at Wildwood, but I read the same article you did, and I have a hopeful feeling about it!
When I read "Bread" I kind of reacted as Jill did. After the the WW show in 2006, on the way home, I heard Bread(again)through the speakers in a mall outside St Louis. Their glorius sound really stirred up a nice feeling inside. It appears as though we OMD fans have a lot in common!
No song list but they did "WithinWithout', 'CountryGirl', 'LookAway', 'It'll shine...", a good song about 'MelBay', and all the usuals you would expect....disappointment was no 'ColoradoSong' but John wasn't there and it requires a different tuning....so once I saw he wasn't there, that was ruled out.
Anyone heard if there's any chance of Buddy showing up for WW? I read an article a while back where John said he'd talked to Buddy. As cool as last year was, that might top it.
Howdy again all, Ill probably be postin' more sense the WW shows are getting close(er) and the Gilz DVD will hopefully be out soon. Getting excited !
Next I'd like to mention, well, it's not self promotion but promoting Family and Friends? First my sister (Laura Cossey) played mandolin and did some background vocals on a CD by Lisa Moritz called "Holding Time" and our very own Mark Arbuckle and wife Sabrina have a CD out too, entitled "Overdue"
I have one mentioned CD and the other is on order. You can have a listen to samples over at CDBaby.com. Do a search, easy to find.
That's a great place to find music of your liking.
I've been trying to get some of the songs by Bread down on guitar (I never stop working out OMD songs..smile), IF, Aubrey, Diary, I love the figerpicking on those songs. As usual I can't sing it but that don't stop me. I may even get the nerve someday to Youtube myself attempting a song or two, I always loved making a fool out of myself.
Take care fellow OMDers
I listened to Bread ocasioally like Guitar man David Gates as a great voice and uses som funky chords
Oh my gosh! I used to love Bread! "It Don't Matter To Me", "Aubrey", "Everything I Own", now I'm gonna have to get out the CD and give it a listen.
Hey Marty, do you have a set list?
I was at the Denver show...great night, weather was good, nice to see Larry&Randall back with the band. Only disappointment was that JohnDillon and Buddy didn't make the trip like it was billed. But that is the way it goes and they all looked like they were having fun so maybe there will be more shows in the future.
I'd like to play along with the 5 stranded on a island songs but I honestly couldn't choose. Id just hope I had my guitar along so I could wing em. But once the strings started going, so would I.
How about if you could interview the band members what might you ask. I'm always interested in how a song came about, like "Country Girl" and "Mr Powell". Who made the decision which instruments would be used in the recording. What effects would be used, if any. I'd also like to ask what their family life was like when growing up, yes that can be a tad personal but diehard fans (not the movie) find it interesting. Also what life was like for the band the year(s) before fame hit? But me personally I wonder way and how they started playing and writing in the first place and what songs and artist where their favorites before during and after "Stardom". I bring this all up in waiting for the Gillioz DVD .I'm so looking forward to it.....Mike
P.S. I'm also wondering if there are any Bread/David Gates Fans in here. Do U remember them?
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5 ozark songs to take on a deserted island?
jackie blue....you know like i know...following the way that i feel...true believer...spaceship orion...moon on the rise...yeah, i know...i can't count...
anyone go to the CO show?--bet it was hot--I noticed it was in the mid 90's in Denver over the weekend
If anyone is looking for tickets to the show at Hudson Gardens in Littleton Colorado Sunday August 12 at 7:00 pm, there are 4 lawn tickets for sale on ebay for $86. A free membership card to any botanical garden in the USA is thrown in too. Free shipping. If I lived closer I'd jump on it myself.
Welcome to the board Alan. There's some good stuff here!
Just found this board.....can't wait to read all the news!
Someone on the Chickentrain message board posted the following question-
"OK, if you had to pick only 5 OMD songs to take with you on a desert island, what would they be?"
We have had a lot of fun with this the past week or so. Greg suggested we now need a definitive top 5 list, so I compiled it and thought maybe some of you might be interested in the results.
Standin' on the Rock-6 votes
Mr. Powell- 5 votes
Beauty in the River & You Made It Right-4 votes each
3 votes each, no particular order
Following The Way That I Feel
Fly Awawy Home
It'll Shine When It Shines
Ooh Boy It's Hot
It Couldn't Be Better
Probably Always Will
You Know Like I Know
Walkin' Down the Road
It's How You Think
Walking in the Morning
If You Wanna Get to Heaven
I Miss Those Days I Can't Recall
Chocolate Cookie Boogie
Road to Glory
Keep on Churnin'
Just goes to show ya, Ozarks have so much good music, there's something to please everyone. Looking forward to hearing some of these favorites at Wildwood.
Better Days at Wildwood! Yay! Thanks Randle!
Hello Everyone. It's good to see a bit of excitement in your chats. I haven't seen footage of the DVD musically but I did see a playback of some of the interviews that they used which I think turned out great and I enjoyed them. Starting to get ready for the Colorado show. Looking forward to having some fun out there. I dug down in the bottom of the bucket and re-worked Better Days for Wildwood this year. It was an outtake from the second LP that interestingly enough, was the flip side of the single Jackie Blue. Concerning Crazy Lovin' even though I wasn't active with the band at the time seems like I remember them adding Ruell Chappell's vocal after John had already sung it. I think management and the record label thought it would be better as a single, which they may have released. I'm not exactly sure that they did though. That would explain why there might be two different versions out there. I'm working on about 15 songs right now on my 16 track home studio. An updated version of Whippoorwill and Better Days are among them. I'd like to have it done by later this fall. Also have a jazz pianist friend that I've been partnering with. We've been sending music and getting airplay on the Weather Channel on cable TV. We might compile that stuff into an instrumental CD. It's not a lot of money but we're having fun hearing our instrumental tracks on nationwide cable. Summer is my usual time to hide away in my secret room and record AND escape the heat. I'm really trying to get as much done as possible. Love to all, RC
I am desperately seeking 1 ticket for Wildwood, Saturday night. Looking for concert only, but dinner/concert will work too. I'd hate to see anyone who had planned to go have to back out for some reason, we are ALL looking forward to it so much, but if it should happen I'll gladly take your ticket off your hands.
Barry, the flooding sounds terrible in the UK, hope you are staying dry.
I've been having a few discussions recently with other UK folk + Benny Smith over "Don't Look Down". This stems from the track "Crazy Lovin". I've always assumed it was JD singing on the vinyl, which other UK fans agree. Benny say's it was always Ruell Chappell on both vinyl & CD. He's communicated with John over this & John's recollections are that, yes he has sung it but his version was never recorded. WELL, you good folk in America, let me tell you that there must be a European/UK vinyl edition as a) Fans over here agree the vinyl version is sung by John. Infact the whole track sounds totally different.
b) The track listings are in a different order on the vinyl to the CD.
c) The first we knew of the howling dogs/wolves at the start of "Snowbound" was when we heard the CD version Which I'm told is actually Steve Canaday)
So how's about that as a bit of triva which none of us knew! - So I'm taking orders for JD's vocal version (Ha Ha).
So if we're still doing requests for Wildwood 07 then 'top of the tree' MUST surely be John singing 'Crazy Lovin' !!!!
Gillioz DVD has been sent off to pressing plant. I really don't know what the turn-around time is for this. I'd think before the end of Aug. your orders from KY3 or from Benny at the OMD/New Era site should be getting to you. BUT DON"T HOLD ME TO THAT DATE.....
As for Wildwood '07, we really haven't started rehearsing yet, but I'll pass along all request.
Thanks J.D. and Eli and all the others who have been asking about a very belated follow up to "Marooned". I've got years of songs recorded and stuck away in boxes at the back of some closet. Perhaps someday I should start letting them out into the light of day.
Some requests for Wildwood 2007: 1.) Standing on the Corner of Live & Learn. 2.) Cobblestone Mountain. 3.) Someday Darlin' 4.) Better Days. 5.)What I Need is Your Love. Ed & Pat/South Bend IN
Thanks Mark for the update on the DVD release- I appreciate it!
STOP messin around n get theOzarks to the U.K...Hey..
Laughin' Larry...no need for tips...got my writing head right on now..guess it has to come Natural as it has...Laughin' ....ELi
it's been 25 years since larry's solo album marooned was released....excellent album, as with all of his songs with the ozarks...would love to see a follow-up to marooned.....
On Morning Joe a radio/TV news show on MSNBC in the morning played a snippet of "Jackie Blue" he even mentioned By, the Ozark Mountain Daredevils. He said it is now the theme song for Jackie? who does the news updates for the show....Sorry was at work and did not record it......
Larry or Randle,
I realize rehersal/practice for Wildwood '07 has probably already begun, but maybe it's not too late for one more song suggestion. How 'bout "Same Old Feeling, Same Old Way"? I have a live version of it, sounds good.
I have not heard anything official, but someone on the Chickentrain message board called KYTV 3 and the receptionist told him August 1. Maybe LL or RC can give us an update?
I was just wondering if anyone new what day the Gilloiz DVD is coming out?
Hey Jill Bloomer! Just wanted to let you know the OMD stuff was mailed about 10 days ago! Hoping you got the goods by now! Please let us know. Heading back the the Ozarks on Thursday for reunion and family visit. We should be back around Tuesday next week. Tell Candy hello! OMD Fans, Mark & Jera (Hoosier Hillbillies)
Cool website! Keep up the great work. Many thanks. Thanks!
Barry,gettin the Ozarks to play in UK .....then ..Bingo...n your not gettin none of my vinyl to sell,,Precious so they are...ELI
Reading back below it makes me wonder whether I could start a whole new craze for selling 'UK' Imports of Ozark Albums.... I could make a small fortune!! Now what's the number for ebay????......
Apologies if I'm wrong about Crazy Lovin'. Benny Smith informs me it was Ruell Chapelle on both versions!
I'll bow to his greater knowledge but he should hear my vinyl version THEN listen to the CD copy as I'm positive they are different cuts!
If not then my old record player must have been running at 5/8's speed all these years.
I was always convinced in my youth that it was JD singing originally - Lets ask him at Wildwood!
Hey who cares - It's a great song anyhow!!!!!!
Thanks to all the Chickentrain crew with my curiousity of Mr.Powell...John Wesley Powell...
Larry,you know when you wana write songs but there are that many words in your head that you cant get them out ...what do you do..i just been writin it down n hope it makes sense,someday......any tips?ELi in Liverpool,UK
LL-looking forward to the DVD
Brittany, would you please e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org ?
Brittany, the song title is "Someday Love" and it's not on any album or CD,,,,,, yet. Hopefully we'll get this song and others new ones recorded and out on a new OMD CD for everyone someday, love.
I've been watching over the progress of the Gillioz DVD project and I'm thinking they'll have it all put together in the next month.
The DVD will run pretty much as the concert ran (we had to leave a couple of songs out because of technical problems and/or musical misfires). We picked the best performances from the three nights for the concert section of the DVD and they've been working over the past few weeks on editing the more than 3 hours of personal and group interviews down to maybe 30 minutes or so. The interviews should be interesting for most of you guys. Lots of insight and stories.
There will also be a couple of slide shows included on the DVD. One of old photographs looking back over the years and another slide show with pictures taken during the rehearsals before the Gillioz shows and shots taken backstage during the shows.
Both slide shows will have background music of John, Steve, Randle and myself doing some "loose live" versions of the newer stuff. We got together in the studio one day to recorded these new songs so we'd have something to listen to in order to help us remember our parts. The recordings were only meant for us to study, but some of it wasn't too bad, for live that is, and we just thought why not use some of them as background music for the slide shows.
All in all the new Gillioz DVD should be pretty good and worth our efforts and your hard earned money. We'll keep you posted of a release date.
Just wondering. . . Watching my Gillioz recording the other day, and wondering what album the song "Love Will Come Your Way" is on.
Back again, so soon? Well Yep!
Just wanted to make a comment on a CD some fellow Dares fan sent me "years" ago, I had forgot about it and recently found it in my youngest sons bedroom, guess he's a closet Chowning fan and or Blues, well actually my two sons love the dares music, even when they have to suffer with my guitar playing. Anyway to make a short story long, the CD as I have it is entitled "Randle Chowning & Gizmos Blues" Demo Tape 1998. WoW is that a great collection of songs. Nice harp, great bluerock guitar, vocals, man! has it all.....some song titles as I "guess", "Full Throttle", (what a rockin' song!, damn), "Only a Fool (one more fool?)" Gosh Randle, this is a classic, every one needs to hear this too. Can you get this whole CD released, Id buy it even though....More Songs: "Choo Choo","Cross my Heart","So close to the Feeling" Cool CSN feel to it.... and "Tell We Meet Again" Teared me up a bit, A Fav of mine on this CD...
"Eleanor Rigby"...How cool can that be!.....smile....
Many Other great songs too...
I hear touches of, Ray Charles (is that you Randle doing Ray?) to CSMY to classic Chowning.
Now I need to find my Larry Lee "Marooned" Albun and transfer to CD.
I think I know the answer to this one. On the original vinyl the singer is John Dllon but on the CD version it is Ruell Chapelle - It's a lot more punchy isn't it! I asked the same question 12 months ago as I noticed a difference between versions.
Larry/Randle or anyone...
Who is the Lead Singer on "Crazy Lovin"???
Maybe a little late on my response from rhe Revival concert at the Gillioz theater. It was amazing I even took a date and she is a fan again. I wanted to bring a bottle of old wine and set it on stage kinda like those breaks at the Bijou a long time ago ha. Thanks for the memories I was way in the back hollaring for Whiperwill. Great job my friends. Still crazy after all our years.Ron
Y'All check out ...The Little People of America Conference in Seattle,WA.....my Sister has travelled there with her family n Son...RESPECT.........
Hey Eli! Wow, they got to you fast. I'm glad you like them.
Jill ,you do us proud..thanx for the selection..couldnt have chosen better meself...ELi
anyone going to the show in Colorado this summer?
Thanks again Jill for the Heads Up. I have an idea, not as if it is original. Regarding Buddy (hope you don't mind me calling you Buddy) is if Buddy can't devote all the time needed to practice for a Next gig, lets say Gillioz 2, then maybe, just maybe, he can find time to practice up on a couple songs, not the whole show? That would be nice to see even though Id like to see him in there for the entirity of the concert. then it can be called a Reunion. Or maybe Buddy sitting in on a night (or two) at the upcomming Wildwood concerts? More of a family type atmosphere....
Anyway, Just some thoughts..Mike
For an interesting article concerning Buddy Brayfield, go to www.news-leader.com , type in Buddy Brayfield and click on the Revival link.
Got my 1980 DVD too! It's very good! Loved the flute version of Cobblestone Mountain on the CD, seeing it on DVD is icing on the cake!
The first day of summer already?! We'll be at Wildwood before we know it.
Nice One Barry,guess your the Brum..selly oak is special for memories..how lucky are you,goin to see the Ozarks..WELL IN bAZ!!I got in to Ozarks when i was about 15 (83/4)..hippy days.for me.....free fezys,stonehenge ...u kno what i mean.......check ya soon ..Eli
Welcome onboard from one of the regular UK subscribers. It's all beginning to sound like a comedy act over here ... A brummie, a scouser & a couple of yorkshire dalesmen! - We can't understand each other, so how would our good friends Stateside get on?? BUT who needs to talk when we can all communicate through our love of this special music.
40th birthday in November? - Splash out & go to Wildwood, I did it in 06 for my 50th - You'll never experience anything like it - we loved it so much were crossing the pond again this year!!
Just slightly enquisitive... Did you start listening to OMD as a youngster or did you discover them in your later years?
barry,Phil or any other uk Ozark nuts..get in touch or go to ChickenTrain..group on Yahoo..have already been in touch with Our America sector ,they all cool..Havin my 40th Birthday party in November..want the Ozarks to play....WHAT a daft scouse dreamer i am....well there will be bands playin ..at the Farm...food ,drink,campin,fires ,fireworks n fun....
Thanx to Jill n Ken Bloomer for putting me onto this site.....Ozark For Ever,ELi
hi guys...guess this my uk link to the Ozarks...Hi .i'm ELi in Liverpool...39 fella.mad for me Ozarks music...marl i think you got back to me on yahoo.chickentrain.group....you Lucky mothers.....
Right on Mike! Got my DVD yesterday and I agree completely. It's great seeing LL sing Oh Darlin. Noah and Country Girl are two of my favorites. And the Commercial Success bonus track is really cool.
Order it if you have not already!
Thought Id write a little note on the release of the 80s reunion DVD....How I am so enjoying this ....I'm on my 4th time through....of course I'm partial to the songs with the original band members. Cobblestone Mountain with Flutes, Wow ! that was a treat. And those back up singers "The Darelicks" sure looks like they had a good time also. Check them out when :Hop and a Hoop and a Holler...is sung by Randle on Country Girl (as if you all didn't know what song those lyrics where on..LOL)
At this moment Larry is doing Jackie Blue....Feel like I'm flashin back to the 70s.......from what I still remember of that time....
Thanks to all who had this concert filmed.....and making it available'
P.S. Disco S_CKS....
That was way cool.....Nice wake up call too..... ..wonder what Supe and the Dares think of it......Thanks for the heads up on that, Jill......
About Youtube, alot of artists are not fans of youtube.....as a fan...I have enjoyed it at times....
Just in case there is no one who hasn't heard about it yet, the shuttle astronauts were awakened yesterday morning to "It Probably Always Will". How cool is that? For more info go to www.spaceref.com/news/viewsr.html?pid=24484
Larry, I’d like to ask you about your photo in the Gillioz booklet, where you’re holding an electric Ukulele? It’s a great photo and it looks to be a nice quality instrument. I don’t know much about them but I really like how it looks, the wood, the inlays, etc., and the cutaway is something I’ve never noticed on a Uke before - is it a special of some sort? I’m not familliar with the brand name on the headstock (it looks like Lanikai - is that right?). What tuning do you use on it? I’ve read elsewhere that there are several tunings to choose from. Have you used it, or will you be using it, on any recordings? Towards the back of the booklet there’s a photo of Jim Mayfield and on his desktop screen is another photo of you and the uke, presumably from the same photo-shoot, in what looks like might be your recording studio?
I finally got my Wildwood tickets!! I am so excited!
I have real slow dialup, it would take me forever. I wouldn't want to post it on youtube anyway, without permission from Mr Chowning and/or whoever filmed it.
Jon-can you post it on youtube.com?
Good news everyone! The DVD of the 1980 Reunion Concert titled "Rhythm & Joy" is available for sale at last! Go to www.ozarkdaredevils.com to order. The price is only $16.00. Wow, we've waited a long time for this. And with the DVD from the Gillioz coming out later this summer, we're getting spoiled!
I have Whippoorwill from Wildwood on DVD. I do not have a DVD burner, but I can burn it to a CD. From that point to play it, you simply download it into your computer and can play the file or burn it to a DVD if you have one. Luckily the file is small enough to fit on a CD. Your machine may not play it from the CD; remember to download it first and play from your hard drive. I do have more specific instructions as to playing it in Windows Media Player, as it is a group of files and you need to open a specific one in the player. I am dumb about computers. Anyway, missourihiker is my E-Mail address. Just add @gmail.com to the end of it. Of course it will be free of charge and I'm not worried about getting anything in return.
I´d like to address this to the band. The joy that your music has given me over the years (about 30)is tremendous. My adimration of you seem to have no limit. You really have acomplished something very important with your music. Your songs are immensely intelligent and talented, so diverse and honest. The joy I felt seeing and hearing you at Wildwood in 2006 was a dream coming true, in the true sense of that expression. Now it seems almost unreal that I was there. I hope I will be able see you again!
Phil and Barry,
Ruell Chappell is still hanging out and performing in the Springfield area. http://www.ruellchappell.com/rcm_nickruellned.htm
Larry and Randle,
Have a great summer and see you at Wildwood.
A few posts back there was mention that you might do a show at a college in the Springfield area. Any news on that gig?
One other question. I was in the dining room at Wildwood when you sang Whippoorwill. Was a dvd made that I can buy a copy?
I've got my Wildwood tickets for Nov.....fabulous place!
There's quite a large inventory of the souvenir booklets onhand. It should be available for awhile. Larry is working with the TV station to edit the DVD right now, should be avilable by August. There's talk of a possible gig next month in Wisconsin. It's not confirmed and it wouldn't be all of us going. Steve Cash said a couple of weeks ago that he's about half done with his third book. I'm trying to get myself mentally ready to spend a lot of hours in the next three months in front of 16 tracks...rolling. As always, thanks a bunch. Enjoy summertime. RC
I'll shut us as I wasn't criticising in any way - The booklet is fantastic... I guess its just a case of no matter what you give us we'd all love more - Think of it as life's encore!
Scott... ditto to what Phil has said & apologies for spelling Jerry with a 'G'
Phil... I've said it before & I'll say it again - We really must meet someday. With both you & Ian in 'God's own County (Yorkshire, for those Stateside)I suppose its up to me to make the trip.
Larry, thanks, I can see how space could be a problem! It really would be interesting to read something of a more comprehensive bio one day, either published, or on the web - maybe even the Daredevils website?
Scott, many thanks for those links - very interesting, although my Norwegian isn't too hot! Great to see the Southern Exposure/Jerry Mills item too, thanks.
Ian, thanks for your email about Clarence and Roscoe, also very enlightening.
Larry, Are there any other plans for shows besides the Wildwood dates? Also, have you and Randle thought about taking the "Beyond Reach" songs out for a show of your own?
Phil, the DVD from the Gillioz Revival will have a seperate section on the Gillioz and it's history. I haven't seen it yet, but at least there will be something about the old theater.
As for leaving people out of the booklet, all I can say is we were only given so many pages to work with and there are just so many stories involving Rune and Jerry and Ruel and Canaday and Buddy and Wilson and Bill Jones and Bill Brown on this or that album, or on this or that tour,,,,, I mean where would we start and where would it end? Supe has been writing a personal retrospective book and if that ever gets published I'm sure it will provide much more insight into the bands history and all these wonderful people who shared it with us. So for now this little booklet is the best we've got to offer.
Phil/Barry, I did a little research a while back on Rune and Jerry, was just curious hat happened to them. I found the following web site with a current picture of Rune http://www.bigt.no/sides/walle.htm . I also found thet Jerry plays in a bluegrass band called Southern Exposure. Here's a web site with a pic. http://www.coloradobluegrass.org/bluegrass-bands-performers/southernexposure.htm Hope this helps a bit.
Hi Barry, good to hear from you - and yes, I agree with your obsevations about the booklet, and it would have been good to see some more information on the theatre itself including a little about it’s restoration, it looks like a beautiful venue judging by that front cover photo - it’s just a shame there’s no mention of it inside. Perhaps for these gigs the emphasis was placed more on interviewing some of the local-to-Springfield musicians who have played with the Dares through the years, rather than a full-blown history of all the band’s personnel - hence the fairly brief references to Rune and the omission of Jerry Mills from the text, even though they played on three of the albums. The guys should definitely think about doing a full biography of the group one day - with Steve being a writer, he’d be perfect for the job, how
about him putting a book together when he’s finished the trilogy? What is interesting about
all of this is how, as fans, our perspective on events and their relative importance is different to that of the people at the centre of it all. Maybe the Gillioz shows should have been billed as a kind of ‘homecoming’ event, rather than a revival, though it’s easy to see where
they’re coming from with that, for the band and the theatre - either way, it’s certainly cause for a celebration! Just as a footnote, I’m intrigued by the photo of Clarence and Roscoe’s wagon on display, like a museum piece, in the lobby of the People’s Bank at Nixa - I wonder what those two guys would have made of achieving that kind of fame? Supe, it seems you
were instrumental in catapulting them to international recognition, so how about completing
their story too sometime?
Is it still June? I feel like some kind of addict, I need a DVD fix of OMD. Guess I missed the SPAM...thanks Larry....Spam reminds me of Monty Python for some reason......Mike
Sorry about the intruder that left the spam. I've deleted it and will check in more often to make sure you guys don't have to skip through that crap.
I agree, my Gillioz booklet arrived last night, so I was up to a late hour pawing the pages. It certainly answers a lot of my questions about the 'Lost Years' as living over here in relative isolation the 80's & 90's were a little thin on the ground on OMD news.... Reading it I immediately recalled JD singing 'Heart of the Country' and catching midnight flights to San Antonio... and it fitted into place nicely. (Now there's one for Wildwood???).
The trouble is is that we always seem to crave for more news and I'd have loved more info on Rune Walle, Ruell Chapell & Gerry Mills, but hey ho whose complain'in.
Loved LL's story & new photos about Headley Grange. I never knew those pictures featured of the band on album sleeves taken in the garden of a Manor house were actually from here in the UK!! - Come back soon & sample some more of our beer!
See you all soon in Steelville - November will be with us before we know about it!!!
Hi, just wanted to say that the booklet for the Gillioz shows is absolutely great - it has literally just dropped through my letterbox and I've been really enjoying reading all those insights by you guys and your friends. I would recommend it to anyone out there who wants to fill in a few gaps in their knowledge of the Daredevils - some great pix too that I've never seen before. Thanks, particularly, to John for his account of 'the missing years' - all I can say is Wow!. Really looking forward to the dvd.
Good Lord! What is happening with the message board????!!!!
Larry or Randle- Do you have any idea when book 3 of Steve's "Meq" trilogy is being released? All us reader-types are anxiously awaiting the outcome of Z's story.
Just received and digested my copy of the souvenier booklet from the Gillioz. Great stuff. Get yours before it's too late.
Hi Mark & Jera! Thanks, I'll be watching for the goodies. Have a safe & happy holiday.
Waiting in line for our DVD of the show also! Yeah we are a bunch of kooky fans aren't we? Like Jill, I collect anything to do with OMD just to add to my collection of stuff. Jill, I will be sending some goods your way soon! Tell Candy Hello also! Have a Great Holiday Weekend Everyone!Mark&Jera (HoosierHillbillys )
LL thanks for getting back so soon. i researched the cowtown quite a few bands have palyed there, liked to been around there in the seventies.
Once again, just wanted to show my appreciation for you guys and your music. The show at the Gillioz was the second time I've seen the OMD. Even though I am only 23 years old and may not quite "fit in" with the rest of the crowd, I felt more at home at the show than I could have ever imagined. I just wish I could have been there for the good ol' days! You guys truly are amazing. Randle, you may remember me from Lurvey's house. But, I'm sure you get that a lot. Still looking for the people that sat third row center at the Gillioz. . .
Tim, I haven't seen the poster you mentioned. I emailed Supe and his reply was;
"that was the hot tuna/cowtown gig................."
which to me means, in our very early days we play opening spots for touring bands at the Cowtown Ballroom up in Kansas City. One of those shows was with Hot Tuna and I guess that is the poster you are referring to.
LL A little off the subject but i was looking at supes site and saw posters of you all with Jorma and Jack, I like my Tuna hot:) who were you all playing with in the early days just curious.
What me ! Back so soon... ..LOL...
LL,RC & OMD- Well I do have a question or lets say Im looking for advice on something. A few years back I did a little (hobbiest) 3D animation which was intended as a tribute to the Ozark Mountain Daredevils, it has a band made up of Chickens (no insult intended.) The Rock-a-doodle do's beak syncing "Chicken Train" , I had email the Daredevils site asking if it would be Ok if I showed it around on the WWW. I was told to hold off at the moment. So the question is would it be Ok to post it on ,lets say,Youtube?. I do have it on my OMD Tribute site but wanted to see what it would take to get permission. I will if asked ,take it off my site. I in no way want to put a bad light on you guys, or do something with your music that you do not approve of....Thanks again for you time....I know! I'm a pest....smile...Mike
Larry , Thanks for the reply on the DVD audio question..I could ask a ton more questions about mixing (write a book!, I'll buy it) "but" I wanna make sure your done with the Gillioz DVD in July...smile... ..I see the board has come to life again, nice posts everyone..
I too look forward to a LL solo CD or new OMD CD and a Randle CD, (include the new version of Whippoorwill) ...hum...how's about All three....
I am also looking forward to the Gillioz DVD this summer and any new recordings in the future. I really appreciated that several of the new songs were included on the TV program Saturday evening. Larry, after gleefully listening to "You Don't Need It, Like I Need It", I literally leapt off of the couch in applause when you started singing "Someday". Thanks for all the music, both old and new.
Larry, did you write that song with any of the other members or by yourself? It has a great feel to it.
Dennis, the new songs will end up on either a new OMD, Beyond Reach or LL solo CD sometime in the next year. I HOPE.... Thanks for asking..
I am looking forward to the DVD after seeing the show on Saturday night, the interviews were great also! Larry, I was wondering if your new tunes will end up on a cd sometime. "You Don't Need, Like I Need It" is a great song along with the others.
Jill, I believe what Benny is calling the "booklet" is what I'm referring to as the magazine insert. One in the same....
Larry, is the magazine insert the same thing as the booklet Benny sold at the Gillioz?
greg, once we saw what this mag insert was going to look like, we asked the newspaper to order a number of extra copies be printed so we could offer them via our website and at shows. Since there was a cost involved and plus the fact there are only so many copies and there can't be a re-order, Benny will be charging something for them, I'm just not sure what. I believe you can reach Benny at the following email address, email@example.com
LL-I'd love to get a copy of that mag insert--do you have a link to the paper?--or will Benny make some of these available??
I Love It! You want BOTH... You guys are some kooky, yet wonderful fans. Go for it....
And Greg, yes the Gillioz DVD should be available way before Wildwood 2. I'm sure Benny will be bring some copies with him up to Steelville along with the rest of our OMD merch.
By the way, Benny also has a limited number of copies of a 50+ page magazine insert that was printed by our "very cool" small town local newspaper here in Ozark. It includes not only personal stories/memories from each band member about the past 35+ years, but also there are interviews with old close friends who knew us before we were "THEM" and who watched us go from being local nobodies to becoming "Nationwide" and world tested. This is probably the nicest piece ever published on the band. I believe a lot of you would enjoy having a copy to read and to put away like a nice bottle of claret.
Thanks Mark--I hadn't noticed that--I added my name to the list--
Interesting story--my "rebirth" into OMDD music began over a year ago when I began looking for old VCR footage of my favorite bands. I purchased a Marshall Tucker live VCR but could find nothing on the DD's. I sent an e-mail to the OMDD web-site and LL responded--ended up turning me on to the Vinyl Kings project(which is very cool especially if you were a Beatle fan)--- (low and behold and old friend and neighbor Josh Leo was also involved in the VK's)-so now here I am a year and a half later--finally getting my DVD (but of the new, improved version of the OMDD's).
LL--I remember asking you at that time if you thought the DD;s would ever play togehter again and you said there were no plans-but to never say never. Thank you all for the special gift to your fans!
Oh yes Greg, me too. I fully intend to buy a DVD, I'm on the waiting list. I just want the TV version for my collection of Ozarks stuff.
Mark, looking forward to the articles & stuff. Thanks!
Greg, according to KY3 it will be available in July. You can down load a form at their website to reserve a copy of the DVD. www.Ky3.com--its on the right side of the page.
LL--I'm sure by now you know we'd want both--the DVD sounds perfect for those of us who were pinned down by Mother's Day weekend--(darn Mothers)--when do you guess the DVD will be available?--by Wildwood I hope.
MIKE C., DVD will be in Stereo only. I've mixed in both environments and both have there pluses and minuses. I think I prefer working at home though. I don't like mixing in commercial studios anymore where I'm feeling the clock is ticking and knowing money is flying out of our budget. Great recordings come about because of paying attention to the details, and just getting a mix to the point where I can even get down to the details can take quite a bit of time.
As for the CW broadcast that some of you are asking for copies of. I viewed the raw video last week at KY3 when they were doing some edits. I must say that on the computer it looked really nice and clear. But watching it "over air" last night I personally didn't think it looked good at all. Very fuzzy in definition and the colors were very washed out. Somewhere between what I saw on the computer at KY3 and what ended up on my TV, everything seems to have degenerated big time.
That's the bad news. The good news is the DVD (should in theory) look and sound 1000% better than what I saw on my TV. Plus there'll be much more of the behind the scenes footage and interviews.
So if you guys who may want copies of the "over the air" broadcast can be patient, the wait will be well worth it. I'm not trying to just have you spend you hard earned money on a DVD. I'm just trying to let you know you might be a bit disappointed in a broadcast copy. Your call though.
Jill Bloomer! Hey, we enjoyed meeting you and Candy in Springfield at the Gillioz show! Was Thursday's show awesome or what? We were in seventh heaven seeing them for the first time. To all the Band,"Fantastic Show Guys"! It was one of the most memorable nights of my lifetime! Jill, wanted to let you know that a friend should have the tape for me in a few days, not sure how long, but I will be back in Springfield in July for reunion. You will be the first for the tape of the KY3 Broadcast. I also found some other material you will enjoy, ( articles ). We will email you soon! Serious OMD Fans, Mark & Jera
LArry, you should be the one "in the know" about the Gillioz DVD. Will it be Mixed to Dolby Digital 5.1 or Stereo or both. I'll be ordering mine regardless, I was just curious, good thing Im not a cat......P.S. do you enjoy mixing in the studio, or at home as far as that goes....
Thank you : Mike
I just wanted to tell you both how great your show at the Gilloiz was. I got the "Beyond Reach" CD a couple days ago and it is great as well. I was wondering if the new songs you guys played live will be on a new CD soon, they were really terrific as well. Randle- my Dad went to school with you, do you remember Randy Faught?
Hello! Those of you living in the Springfield MO area, please don't forget to set the VCR for 8:00 pm tonight to record The Ozark Mountain Daredevils on the Ozarks CW Channel. Those of us out of the area would love to have a copy. Jill.
Just wanted to thank you for the awesome show Friday night at the Gillioz. I was definitely starstruck. "The 4 Biggest OMD Fans" I sat in front of also made the night a little more memorable. I didn't get your guy's names, so if you see this, let me know. To Randle and Larry, just wanted to let you know how much I adore the CD. Words can't express.
Oops. I meant June 12. Ok, I'll stop posting for a while now. Too much homemade wine I guess.
I forgot to mention that the 1980 Reunion DVD is now available for pre-ordering at Amazon.com. I ordered mine and it will ship July 12.
I echo all of the great comments about the shows. We had a blast Saturday night! A totally different experience compared to Wildwood but they were both great shows. The old songs were great as expected, but the new material is amazing. You don't Need It, Your's and Mine, and Ghost of Perryville have become three of my favorite OMD songs. Looking forward to the DVD and Wildwood II in November.
Larry, I loved your hat, but Sabrina says Supe wins the award for best dressed band member!
Randle, what kind of mandolin do you play these days?
Brian, thanks for the links below.
From all appearances it looked like everyone had a great time at the Gillioz. There was some concern about the sound mix for the house as opposed to what the TV truck was getting. As I speak, Larry is involved in editing at KY3. My brain was total melba toast by the end of the third night. The set list had me switching off and on almost every song between guitar and mandolin so I had to go back and do a crash course on mandolin. It's been literally 25 years since I spent a lot of time on the instrument. I'm looking forward to Steelville and seeing all of our devoted, plus there's going to be a couple of rare ones from myself and Larry. It's so much fun because of the laid back intimate atmosphere of the Wildwood. We had talked about Kansas City and St. Louis this summer but don't know if that's going to happen. I'm going to play a show at Drury College, here in Springfield, this fall. Larry has agreed to be on the show but I don't think we'll turn it into a Beyond Reach thing. However we'll probably do some songs from the CD. I should have the date in a week or two. As always thanks for your care and support it really helps me personally to keep going. Also among all the rest of the mayhem I may try to get another CD done this summer but I have to start first! Love to all, I remain, RC
Just thought I would share with the group an article from today's Springfield News-Leader regarding Saturday's Gillioz show:
And a podcast interview with Larry and Randle from a few days before the Revival concerts:
Randle and Larry,
The show Friday night was fantastic! Thanks to all the Daredevils for the great time. I also want to add I bought this cd as well as 3 others and have been enjoying them at home, at work, in my truck! Maybe some day I'll get to hear Houses of Blues in person. See ya at Wildwood!
I understand the DVD will be available to order from the Daredevil's website also. Both "reunion" DVD's might be released at approximately the same time. I've waited this long for "Rhythm & Joy". May as well order both, save on shipping and keep Benny hoppin' all at the same time.
LL thank you for yhe info on the dvd i cant wait to purchase a copy, and even and hour of interviews is well worth the wait. and is there ever a chance that mayby a mixture of last years wildwood shows might ever turn up on dvd
Here is what's going down. KY3 is going to be broadcasting an edited version of the Sat. night show. Because of time restraints and commercials there will be about 7 to 10 songs missing from the broadcast. The DVD on the other hand, which should be available later this summer, will have ALL the songs and we'll be going though all three nights and picking the best versions, plus we did a total of about two hours of interviews which will also be included, though I'm sure not all 2 hours. So for those of you who live out of the area and who have a bit of patience, the DVD will be worth the wait. And in this digital age, copies could (and usually do...) end up on the internet where we are in essence "working for free".
If everyone doesn't know yet, a DVD is in the plans, and you can download a form on the KY3 website to reserve a copy. It has to be mailed in.
does anyone know if the broadcast will be streamed over the internet?
Wow it sounds like and incredible weekend in Springfield. I wish i was there but Ill have to wait till Wildwood I am counting the days. Brian thanks for the post of ky3, went to the web site and checked out the daredevils. If i rember correctly they will be showing some of the concert next sat. If anybody is in the ky3 viewing area and has a dvr box or tvo could record it, and give us out of staters, a chance to see it. also here in Owensboro Ky, a locale colleage radio station, started up and they were excepting donated cd's they play a varitey of music gave them my extra copy of The Quilt Album, and they played some songs off of it chicken train #1 request, but it is so cool to be driving along and here Standing on a rock on the radio it is awesome. "cant wait till Wildwood
Randle and Larry,
Thank you so much for the GREAT shows Fri & Sat night. It was a revival in the truest sense for it made us all feel soulfully alive again.
The only deviation from Jill's set list during the Fri & Sat shows was the encore, which started with "Oughtta be a Law Against It" and ended with "It'll Shine...."
Randle, thanks for the shout out to us Wildwooders in the intro to "Ghost of Perryville." Love that song!
To all of OMD gang thanks so much for what you guys are doing for all us fans! it is dream of mine to maybe one day also to see you guys in concert if not here on earth maybe OMD heaven. I just hope and pray you guys can keep going as long as you can. Thanks again Tommy from Whitwell, Tn.
One more thing. Randle, thank you so much to you and Steve for doing "Valencia Road". That song has very special meaning to me on a personal level. Hearing it live was a dream come true and brought a tear to my eyes.
And, by the way, I learned a long time ago that you had a hand in writing that song. When Steve was talking about the origin of it I was thinking "What? Buddy Brayfield! What?" Glad you set it straight. Jill.
I'm still buzzin' from the show last night.
FYI to the travelers: When we got to the intersection of 41 N to make our turn onto Rt. 24 E, we had to detour because of a cracked levy. So we got to see a lot more of rural Missouri than we bargained for. Everyone drive safely if you're going that way. Jill.
The following link will take you to the local NBC affiliate's (KY3) news story about the Thursday concert with an embedded video.
Note that KY3's sister station, The Ozark's CW, will air an edited version of the concerts at 8:00 pm on Saturday, May 19. See y'all at the Gillioz both Fri & Sat.
Glad to see "It Couldn't Be Better" and "Valencia Road"...hope they will be on the set list in November!!!
Would really like to see "Spaceship Orion" make the list!
Thanks for all the info on the 1st show Jill. Was so So So pleased to hear that "Probably always Will" was on the list....so cool....and a DVD of the show sometime...like another dream come true.......
Ok Id better go before I start to tear up..sniff..sniff
One down, two to go....
Thanks Jill for giving everyone a heads-up and for making the long drive.
From my side, it was fun, a little scary at the beginning and a bit weird because of the lighting for TV and the fact that we can't see the audience at all. But did I say it was fun? It was...
Thanks for the great post. We can hardly wait for Saturday night!
Good mornin'! I wanted to get this posted right after the concert, but the hotel computer was busy until I went to bed.
The show was FANTASTIC! Steve seemed to be fighting allergies or a head cold, but he and the others were in fine form, witty & entertaining, and their harmonies were BEAUTIFUL! As is the Gillioz, which I learned is pronounced Gill-oyz', not Gilly-oz as I have been saying all this time.
We only encountered water over the road a couple of places on route 24, but after last night's gullywasher, that might be worse today, so those of you coming into Springfield tonight be aware.
The only people I knew from this board who were coming to the Thursday show were Mark & Jera Wilson and I had hoped to find & meet them. Imagine my surprise when, as Candy and I huddled under the Gillioz marquee out of the rain, the next woman to join us there turned out to be Jera! So nice to meet both of you and finally put faces with names.
Once inside, our friend Benny Smith had all the usual wares for sale, as well as Gillioz T-shirts, posters, band booklets, and photographs. He said whatever is left after the shows will be available at Ozarks website, but on the first night he couldn't predict what, if anything would be left.
The show was so great! They did 31 songs, with only a very short break halfway through. On stage was Randle, Larry, Steve, John, Supe, Dave, Ron, and Kelly Brown ( I think I got his name right ) on keyboard.
the set list is as follows:
1. Chickentrain- with mouth bow
2. Fly Away Home
3. Country Girl
4. Within Without
5. Probably Always Will
6. Yours and Mine
7. Road To Glory-2 harp version
8. Moon on the Rise
9. Southern Cross
10. Standin' on the Rock-2 harp version
11. Homemade Wine
12. Look Away
13. Black Sky
14. Jackie Blue
15. It Couldn't Be Better
16. You Don't Need It
17. Vine and the Rose-A new one written by Steve, a beautiful love song!
18. Valencia Road
19. High Hopes
21. Ode to Mel Bay
23. Ghost of Perryville
24. You Made It Right
25. Someday Love- ? Not sure of that title, it's another new one
26. Walkin' Down the Road
27. Tornado Alley
28. Tuff Luck
29. If You Wanna Get to Heaven
30. It'll Shine....
31. Beauty in the River
Those of you attending the Friday & Saturday shows are in for a real treat. A DVD of the show will be available in July. Go to www.ky3.com to learn more about that.
Well, I think that's it. I might have missed writing down a song, I get so caught up in the show, but I think I got them all. All of you who are attending Friday and Saturday have fun and travel safely. Jill.
I have been watching the news about flooding up in Kansas,Missouri,you guys take care, our thoughts and prayers are with you.We are going to wildwood this fall ,am looking forward to it. My 15 year old cannot wait,she is a big omd fan ,she has turned on alot of her friends to the music of omd,any way my whole family is looking forward to seeing the show,we are counting down the days.
Hey Jill, I'm in the St. Louis area and from what I'm hearing they're not expecting any highway issues because of the flooding. The rivers are high, but so far nowhere near what they were in 93.
I am in Central Illinois. I will be picking up route 24 near Havana.
Where are you starting from?
Good Morning! This is to the folks who live in Missouri. I plan to take route 24 west to 41 south to 65 south on into Springfield. What is going on with the flooding? Can I expect any delays or detours along that route? Any advice will be appreciated. Thanks, Jill.
Sorry, meant HOMEMADE WINE...can't type.
I've been listening to my Archive Alive CD a lot lately and had a couple questions.
Who is playing the lead guitar on Sonora? Great stuff!
And is that Larry on lead vocal on Hamemade Wine? Sounds different?
Also,what a great version of Mountain Range. Awesome Song!!!
Everyone else in the office went out to lunch today. I stayed behind to listen to The Best of Ozark Mountain Daredevils on my IPOD and get psyched for the show this weekend in Springfield. Coming down from Kansas City..can't wait!!!
I'm sure Springfield will start to crank up pretty soon with the upcoming shows this weekend. I'd be interested to hear the buzz next week after these 3000 people get to hear what we Wildwooders have known for a while. Should be a great weekend. Have fun Daredevils, your long time legion of fans is getting ready to grow and many around Springfield will be smiling and humming your tunes well into next week.
I see a new DVD listed on Amazon.com, but not available for sale yet!
Did anyone attend Randle's Mountain View show? How was it?
Wow! just 2 weeks? You lucky folk, you.
Have enough fun to make up for us who could not make it....
Mike of the foohills here....Good to see the Brits are invading again, (I hope that wasn't offensive, it wasn't ment to be, I look forward to seeing you all, for the first time)
Just a reminder about the Dares tribute site @
Not sure what may be new from any previous visits (I did a little snippet of the begining of Randles "Road To Glory with Fiddle/Guitar/Harp), but if you got time to waste.....
BTW we are always looking for anything OMD related to post, a cover song, inspired poems/lyrics etc....
I'm working on a new cover that I hope to post sometime within this decade....smile...
Love you guys, Group Hug!
Send me an email...I have a question for you.
Have any of you ever thought about doing a version of Steve Canaday's " Rescue Me "?
Man, what a great song!
Good to hear from you again.
Yes I'm booked for Fri & Sat at Wildwood. I'm taking my own speed-limiter this year to avoid the Highway Patrol (Its called,"I'm letting Jackie do the driving!!!")
Likewise, good to hear from you aswell, We've reserved 4 Nts at Frisco Street, so we'll see you there. Hopefully Sandy won't have sold it by then?
Barry--cool you all are coming again. Will you be in attendance at the Friday night show? I'm rebooked for that one too. Go slow in IL.
Hello every one, just got off wildwoods site and sat show is sold out and it is not even the middle of April yet, Friday is probally not far behind that is awesome. I noticed the message board has been kinda slow, mayby we could livin it up a tad and have some fun.Use song titles from all the OMD albums and make up a short story a poem or what ever you feel. Here goes nothing.
"Walkin down the road to glory the Whipporwill had to fly away home."
"I would have like to been with Mr Powell has he looked at all the beatuy in the river as he sang his Colorodo Song."
"And when that Moon is on the Rise over The Gypsy Forrest where the Space ship Orian is waiting to take us on journy to the River to the sun."
"From time to time has we walk on the Thin Ice of life Giving it all to the Wind, We have to ask ourselves a question after Noah got done being Out on the Sea did the Ark really come to rest on top of the Cobblestone mountain."have fun.
Barry, it's so cool that all 10 of you can make it again this year! You all are REALLY dedicated Ozarks fans! See ya Saturday night! You too Greg!
Barry, this is like Deja Vu all over again. I'll be there Saturday night (staying at the frisco House B&B)--If you're there I want to buy you a drink--I believe you were Heinikens?--I remember Jan also from Sweden I think
Greetings all from an unexpected 'sun-baked' UK - It will never last.
Anyone who was at Wildwood 06 will recall that there were 10 Brits in total who made the 'pilgrimage' - 3 separate groups who had never met before until that memorable Friday morning outside WWSL ... Well I'm pleased to advise that we've all fortunately kept in touch ever since & even more impressive is that all 10 are coming again for 07.... So stock up the bars, we're on the march!!... see you all soon
Oh, by the way! I hope Springfield is equally enjoyable & memorable for both the band & the fans... I for one wish I could be there, but hey ho November will soon be here.
No Mountain View for us either, but my friend and I will be at the Gillioz Thursday!
Mark, the wife and I will warm up a couple seats for you Friday! Can't make Mountain View, gotta work!
Wow, I guess I really know how to kill a message board!
Just kidding of course. I know we are all busy.
We live about 100 miles from Springfield and do not get any TV stations from there. Would like to see the commercials too. Sabrina and I are pumped for the Saturday Gillioz show--even though we have to set several rows apart! We're just happy we got tickets. Would love to see Randle in Mountain View but probably can't make it. Is anybody else going to that one?
Has anyone recorded the commercial for the Gillioz show?
Hello Fellow OMD Lovers! It does my heart good to hear all the great news about possible concerts all over the great state of Missouri and neighboring areas!! How cool is that? Randle, I wanted to throw out some requests for the Thursday night Gillioz show. We will be seeing you all for the very first time and hearing any of these would be such a special treat for us. The requests are; Watermill, Mountain Range, Out on the Sea, It's How You Think, Backroads, Rosalie, Empty Cup, Fool's Gold, & Homemade Wine. I miss the Ozarks. The fiddle tunes really bring em back to me..... If you could work one or two of these up it would be super, if not, we understand. The emotional part of some of these songs are so strong, it would be great to hear any live versions. Thanks so much to all you guys for working hard to keep your loyal fans Satisfied!
Mark & Jera
Just wanted to wish you a very Happy Birthday, many happy returns, all the way from Yorkshire, here in the good ol' UK - another year, but what a difference a year can make - that's great news about the gig and a possible new CD, can't wait to hear it, just wish I could get over there to see you 'live' (I keep hoping!) - but how about doing a tour over Europe way sometime? I've heard it said somewhere that the Daredevils originally sold more records over this side of the Atlantic than in the US of A (could that really be true?) Anyway, spring is springing over here and the valley is turning green, so everything looks good. All the best, Phil
Randle and Larry,
Concerts in Eastern Missouri sound great! The closer to Illinois the better! I have been turning one of our son-in-laws onto Ozarks, he would love to see you all live, but because of work, school, and life it would have to be a little closer to home.
Randle, it must be a special treat to play in your home town in your old school, very exciting! Good to hear about the possibility of another home CD this summer, I still have Nashville Years in the CD changer, we listen to it often.
My buddy Candy and I are really looking forward to Thursday night at the Gillioz, we can't wait! Thank You for all the good music. See ya's in May!
Thank you Randle for the shows and info, I know I definatly want to see you play anywhere I can, so I will keep checking back as usual, and sense I live in North Central Ar, some of the shows should be just a hop skip and a jump, though I have to talk the Wife into doing the driving. Gypsy Forest, there's another treat of a song, I love paying it around the house. Looking forward to that at WW07. Would love to see you guys hit a few norhtern Arknsas locations sometime, not to far away for the Sprigfield area. I've heard John was from this tuff luck state. Love also the news of a new home CD from you, and I wish to thank you for doing all this, may not be much money in it, cover costs maybe, So thanks once again for all you do for your fans. Mike
Hello to everyone. Welcome to spring. Sorry I haven't been on the board for awhile. Been putting together a couple of seminars. Also, I have a solo gig coming up April 27th, in my old hometown of Mountain View, Mo. It will be from 7:30 til 9 p.m. in the elementary school gym. I'll have two or three people with me on stage. This school is my old elementary school where I went for the first three grades before moving to Springfield in 1958. Mountain View is in Howell County Missouri on Highway 60 in the south central part of the state. If anyone is interested there's a couple of motels there and there's no advance tickets. Pay at the door. I'm sure it will be very reasonable. Because of the rural nature of the area, I'll be doing more country type things than usual. I've never played there so it should be interesting.
Going back to the press release about the Gillioz revival it is technically correct that we haven't played a full concert in Springfield for 26 yrs. So it is the first time in 26 yrs., here. There has been talk of Kansas City and St. Louis, at this point I'm taking a wait and see attitude. I'm reasonably sure we will play here in Springfield again in less than a year because of the overwhelming demand. There's just a whole lot of people who didn't manage to get tickets for the Gillioz. We're thinking about booking as many small town school gigs here in Missouri as we can next year. I'll certainly keep you informed. Some may be closer in your area if we go to eastern Missouri. I was happy to see that Larry wants to do Mr. Powell at Wildwood this year even though it will probably be basically a solo effort. I'll try to do a couple of rare things also ie: Gypsy Forest. It's just such a great relaxed environment to do things that we wouldn't do elsewhere. Oh and also I'm going to try to put together another CD at home this summer, that is if I don't have to get a day job. Thank you all! Love ya. RC
Het-Phil thanks for the help--I was playing with it and thought it might have been in E--E will be easier on acoustic--will try it in F on electric
I tried working out ‘Can’t Give Enough’ on guitar a little while back and this is how I play it:
(F)Here be(Gm)fore me (Eb)in this (Bb)grave, lies (F)Mary (Gm)Katherine (Eb)Tate (Bb) etc. repeated until until the last line,
(Cm)Mama didn’t mind the (Dm)sacrifice (Eb)She gave her all and (F)never thought twice
and the chorus, as follows,
Cos (Bb)love ain’t something that you (F)do part(Bb)time
(Eb)It’s twenty four seven every day of your life (F, F)
(Bb)There ain’t no way to love some(F)body too (Bb)much
The (Eb)thing about love is, (F)you can’t give enough
I don’t know if what I’ve described above will be how Randle actually recorded it; he may have used a capo on the first fret which would transpose the chords to E, F#m, D, A, etc.
Larry- Thanks you so much ! Such a Great help. I have High Hopes that I get to hear you and the band do that song at WW07. I've got to get my wish list emailed to you for songs I'd like to hear played. I've been thinking about one or two of the songs from the Little Red Records....that would be something to hear Live...
Time Warp : (Steve Cash / Randle Chowning)
Journey To The Center Of Your Heart : (Steve Cash, John Dillon, & Larry Lee)
...and we hope you fellas have even more new songs to do, I heard it written once by another artist, "If memories were all I sang, I'd rather drive a truck" with that said , I love to hear you guys older tunes and any newer songs as well, the WW06 mix of old and new was "Spot On" Also have hopes of a New Dares CD in the future, with a collection of new songs. Oh! I midas well Jot these down here while it's on my mind.
The New ,Whippoorwill ,"Randle"
And you Larry, I know your doing "Mr Powell" What a treat that will be. Also, I'd like to hear "If I Only Knew" So put some funny looking clothes on, (me too!) Hey and how about that suede looking hillbilly/hippy hat you use to wear....I'll bring mine! ..
While I'm at making this a novel.....another fine tune to play would be..."Giving It All To The Wind" ...smile.......well, back I go to the yard work, remodeling, fencing, etc, and if there is time in the day......Ill get some practice in on High Hopes, that is if my arms are still attatched.............Mike
While I'm asking--Randle--I also really like Can't Give Enough--and want to learn it.
What guitar key is it in---chord sequence etc.
Larry-thanks for posting--I'll figure out the guitar chords and play along--what key do you guys play it in?
As we all get older--kids are leaving or gone--we seem to reconnect with friend from our past--these simple lyrics pack a lot of feeling.
Mike Cossey, here ya' go...
High Hopes - Maybe you remember when we had - High Hopes - The world was at our fingers then we let go, oh no - It seems today we only want to hide, well oh my..
We had High hopes - The world would be much better - We had such High Hopes - We'd live it out together - But we let go, oh no - I never even knew the reason why, well oh my
If all our fears and tears were washed out by the tide.
And what we saw so clear, was only brought about by foolish pride, then oh my.
High Hopes - One after another - We had High Hopes - We only had each other - Then we let go, oh no - And now we know the meaning of goodbye, well oh my.
At the Thursday show Steve said that he and Larry wrote it. Not sure about the lyrics.
Is it Spring yet? Here in Northern Arkansas it is, well close enough, it's in the upper 60s and low 70s' with trees budding.
I wanted to ask if anyone out there in BR world knows the words to "High Hopes" (from ww06) and who wrote it? I absolutly love that song, with two sons just in their teens and the world the ways it is today it pretty much seems to expresses my feelings here at 50 yo. but I'm not exactly sure of all the lyrics, so if anyone could help I'd appreciate it ,and thank you kindly.......Mike
Randle, I was curious if there will be any opportunity for autographs from the band Thur, Fri, or Sat. We would love to have an album signed by all you guys for our wall display in our home bar!
Long Time OMD Fans ,
Mark & Jera Wilson
It would be great if you guys would come to Chattanooga and put on a show. I know that you have alot of fans in this area. I have been listening to you guys for years and would love to see you in concert. I would love to get to go to your show in Missourie but I cant because I cant get off work. Thanks!
Tommy from Whitwell
Since they are going to film for television, I doubt that cameras will be allowed in for the Gillioz show. I can look into it but I doubt that there will be photo opportunities before or after the show. I'll let you know though. Thanks!
I heard the Moody Blues played in Springfield ,I love all the 70 music ,man all the music i hear sure brings back great memories,Country girl was the first song my wife and i heard together....we have been married 34 years...thanks omd.
Larry or Randle,
Yay! My tickets for Gillioz arrived today. They state no audio or video recording. Does that mean no cameras for still shots either? Will there be photo opportunity before or after the show?
The Pagaent would be a GREAT place for them to play!!! And I'm sure they would sell out-AGAIN!!!
I've heard Supe is working on an Ozarks book of some type. That was sometime ago, maybe he is almost done with it?
I think I jumped the gun on hoping for a DVD, But from what I've read here, the shows at the Gillioz will be recorded for future Springfield TV concert spots. Still that doesn't mean the OMD and whomever is recording it can't get together to produce a DVD out of the filming, Hint, Hint. Along with some nice indepth interviews with the band members? I'd love to see them also get Doctor Buddy Brayfield in on a show or at least song or two, Dr Brayfield, are you out there?
We all loved and respected your part as a Daredevil, and Im sure it would bring a tear or two to the eyes of your fans to see you on stabe again.
Also, I'm going to go ahead and state another big wish of mine, I'd love to see a book written about the "Daredevils " Ok I also want a Movie of the roots of the Dares . I'm starting to seriously concider making 3d computer animatable characters of the Band members (BIG task), as in there early years..... you know, the beautiful hippy look, I sure do miss those days....
Mike of the foothills
Sad to say ,I won't make the Gillioz shows, But look out WW07.....smile....
Hey Jill, we are happy to hear you got some tickets for OMD! Yahoo!!! We got seats for the Gillioz Thursday show also! My wife called me at work to give me the great news this morning! We were so thrilled to get the tickets! Can't wait for the show.....I am thinking the acoustics will be super in the theatre!!! See you all there.....
Mark & Jera
Oh my gosh! After much debate, in light of the Thursday night show opening up, I decided to get tickets, hoping I can somehow work it out to go. I got great seats! I may have to end up selling my tickets to one of you if I can't make it, but I'm sure gonna try! Wheeee!
TV commercial? Hey, I'd like a copy of that if anyone gets it.
I've been told it was crazy yesterday at MissouriStateTix. It seems request for tickets kinda' overloaded their website and it went down. Anyway, tix's will go on sale tomorrow (3/7/07) at 10AM for an added 5/10/07 show.
Cool news about the sellouts. I was hoping it would be well received even though I can't make it this time. Hopefully encourage more shows. I've always thought that groups like the Daredevils were more suited to smaller indoor concerts. It just seems to fit the songs and style. I always thought they could do well at a place like the Pageant Theatre in St. Louis. I bet that would sell out just as quick.
Is a DVD of the Gillioz shows a sure thing? If so, sign me up for one now.
Counting down the days until Wildwood II in November.
I figured they must be going quickly....I was lucky enough to get tickets down low for Friday night, but it took literally an hour of hitting redial, hang up, hit redial, hang up, hit redial, etc............
Good luck to everyone who wasn't able to get tickets...hopefully you can get them for the Thursday night show. Has anyone had any luck getting a recording of the tv commercial that has been advertising the show?
Jaynie, We were so happy to hear the shows sold out for both nights! We tried to purchase tickets from Indiana today with no luck. We have some good friends in Springfield on standby to purchase seats for us for the Thursday night show when the tickets become available. Hopefully they will be successful! (We are about 400 miles from Springfield).....Mark & Jera
Thanks for everyone who it trying to, or already has, tickets to the Gillioz! How cool!! They are going to add a Thursday night show because the tickets sold out so fast. Tickets aren't on sale yet for Thurs., but they will be soon. I'll try to post it on here as soon as I know for sure when they will be on sale. Thanks again to all of you wonderful people. Jaynie
Your right, the Gillioz tickets have been gobbled up quickly. The box office opened at 10 am this morning. I arrived at 7 am, was third in line, and when I purchased my seats they were well back from the stage. The walk up and online traffic has been huge.
This is gonna be great!
Holy Cow, tickets for the Gillioz shows have gone like crazy in just a couple of hours! Tried to get through all morning. Around 12:30 my wife finally got us two tickets in two separate rows for Saturday. Friday was already sold out.
At least we got some. I hope everyone else on this board who tried got theirs too. We can hardly wait!
Jera and I are making our plans to attend the Gillioz Revival show if all works out. We are hoping to bring friends with us from Indiana to enjoy the show with us. Hoping to get our tickets the next few days. I heard the theatre has been remodeled. We are really excited about the show since it will be the first time for any of us to see them performing live and meeting them! A friend in Springfield mailed a newspaper with the article for the concert entitled, "Ozark Mountain Daredevils, Rebirth of a Classic", with a photo from the 70s of OMD sitting on a park bench. You might be able to access or request the photo and article at News-Leader.com. The article was in the Sunday, Feb 25th, Life section 1C. This may be old news for some but I thought I would share with everyone. I have not read the Message Board for several days. We will see you all in Springfield! Mark & Jera
LOL....I summoned up the courage to ask about the Gillioz show, and I was reminded that it is on Mother's Day weekend, plus we have 2 family birthdays that weekend, one of them my own. I pointed out that it would be a great way to celebrate my birthday, but it just isn't going to work out this time, too many family obligations.....Maybe one of you who live in the area will be kind enough to record the show when it is televised and share it with the rest of us. Sure wish I could go.
mike that would be a harpsacord i believe very unique sounding they used one a alot in the adams family sitcom i believe
Thanks for digging out Mr. Powell, Larry, that will, for sure be a treat, one of my all time favorites. Can anyone help me with the instrument played at the begining of that song? I could look at the CD and find out I guess. Guessing that instrument wont be used in the WW version? I want to go to the Gillioz show(s) too but am afraid to asked the wife about it...LOL.....she already set us up for 2 wildwood shows .......Mike of the foothills
Great note, thanks alot! Trouble is with doing requests is that 3 nights at Wildwood won't be long enough - How can you do everything off 13 albums & a whole lot more (Ha Ha!!) Mind you "True Believer" wouldn't be a bad start - cos' thats what we all are!!!
just received my Nashville years CD and it's great love all the songs!! and also just want to thank you for autograph. Thanks again and remember it will shine when shines.
All you Wildwooder, who like Barry Cobb won't be able to make the Gillioz shows, just know we've already been talking about the Wildwood 07 dates and we're going to be digging out some songs that we've never done live before. For one thing, I'm going to try to work up a simple acoustic version of Mr. Powell. So don't feel all left out about missing the Gillioz. Wildwood 07 will still be very special! In fact, send your song request to; firstname.lastname@example.org
I'm envious of all you folks booking for the Gillioz Theatre Shows.. You don't know how lucky you are & it sounds as though it will be some event!
Hey, but lets forget Wildwood 07 when the Brits will be back in force.
Hey, Mike Broadway,
Hi, Jill here. If I am not mistaken, I passed the Ozarks at Byrd's
Campground double CD show on to you at Wildwood. Check out the first song on the 2nd CD. Sounds to me like Steve did a fine job on Turn It Up. I'd like to see him do it live sometime. And I agree with you, Shamey Shame is outstanding.
If anyone should get the chance, one should check out 'The Ozarks’ greatest hits: A photo history of music in the Ozarks' by Wayne Glenn, published by the author in 2005. It has great early pics (circa 1970, or so)of Randle and John playing at a festival held on the Finley River in Ozark, MO, and even earlier pics of Larry in his groovy Beatles boots and Steve with his little league (Kiwanis) baseball team. The book is available for viewing at the Webster County (MO) Library and several copies are available for viewing and check out at several locations of the Springfield-Greene County (MO) Library.
In our last message we did not mean to imply that we do not like Big Smith, we love them and have seen them many times. It's just that Randle's performance was exquisite and would have outshined Big Smith even if they had brought their A-game (which they did not, but I understand that Mark Bilyeu was under the weather). Randle-your rendition of 'Somewhere, Over the Rainbow' was so beautiful it made me (Brian) get the lumpy throat of a man fighting back public tears.
Mike Broadway-We concur with your impressions of 'Turn it Up.' Everytime it's played our six-year old daughter yells for us to turn it up.
-Brian and Gay from Marshfield, MO
Loved your new CD. I think the song, "Turn it Up" would be a great OMD song if you would turn Steve Cash loose on the harp...let him go crazy!!! Could be another "Heaven"??
Just my opinion...
Also really like Shamey Shame!! Has a great feel to it.
The CMT Special was July 1, 2006...
Look for the New DVD coming out in March 2007!!
We are really looking forward to the Gillioz shows. We were at Wildwood last November for the Thursday show and it was fantastic. Like meeting up with old friends in Granny's parlor. Randle - Excellent gig opening for Big Smith, far superior to the headliners. We bought your 'Nashville Years' CD and love it. Any thought to re-releasing 'Hearts on Fire' on CD (I wore that vinyl out back in my college days and would love to hear it again).
- Brian and Gay from Marshfield, MO
Thanks for getting back together for the Gillozz Theatre. I brother just called me in Alabama where my DH and I came to every concert you had here int he 70's~80's and we saw you when we were back in Mo ever chance we had. We both went to high school with you two.
You have given us wonderful memories and more to come. SO HAPPY! Thanks, I will be watching CMT July 1, and be proud I was there in those great times. Get me a ticket and I'll be home for the LIVE show!
Cyndi Bone Neumann :-)
From the article....Original band members Steve Cash, Larry Lee, Randle Chowning, John Dillon and Michael "Supe" Granda will appear together on stage for the first time in 26 years.....I think they need to change that???? Or did I dream I was at Wildwood??
WOW ! Randle, Great! news, I also read at the Dares Site that there are plans to Film and record the concert, also Great! news. So if all goes well there should / could be a DVD and CD of the concert. (note to all filmers out there,they ask that you leave your gear at home, that's cool with me...)
Thank you to all the Band members in doing this for your fans......so cool...
Mike of the foothills...
The Ozark Mountain Daredevils are going to play the Gillioz Theatre in Springfield, Mo., May 11th and 12th. Tickets go on sale March 5th. You can call 417-836-7678 or 1-888-476-7849, or go to www.missouristatetix.com for more information. We're excited about doing this show in our hometown!! Thanks again to all of you who have supported us. Randle
Go to the "news/reviews" link above.
Now who's going to be joining me, Trixie and Roxy for this?
Jill-I'm with you--while I thoroughly enjoyed last year--it was about as disorganized as you could get
OK, thanks. Just a worrywort I guess.
Good point! I've simply printed off my booking confirmation at the moment for Concert/Dinner on both Fri/Sat. Last year we did eventually received a 'voucher' from Wildwood which we presented.
I was wondering how the admission system worked. We arrived last year on both nights around 4.30pm. Both times there were many folk already there in the bar & no one checked our tickets to enter. Obviously we had to present the voucher to enter the dining room but I did wonder whether once everyone was in the dinner hall if they checked anyone remaining in the concert hall/bar area, as in my simple mind it did seem possible to enter for free! (Curse that I should have such thoughts - Perhaps its only us Brits who are dis-honest!) - However it did seem lax but aftermeeting Bob at the Lodge I'm sure he is no fool!!
I believe JD is scheduled to perform again in Nov. What chance of him doing a private after show session of 'Lowlands' a-la Randle & Whipporwhill?? Life is such a 'Dream-O' I suppose.
I just copied my confirmation (for Friday night again) from the on line ticket sign up on Wildwood and that worked last year. It has all the information on it including confirmation number. Also, we arrived around 5 pm last Nov. and the bar was open. Dinner is in a separate room, so it shouldn't be a problem hanging out. Hope that helps, wouldn't mind seeing the Daredevils if St. Louis is on the schedule sometime between now and Nov. (seems like a long time away).
This is directed to anyone who is going to Wildwood. Some of you have mentioned that you "...have tickets to Wildwood...." Well, I just got my Visa statement, and the charge is on it for Wildwood, but I haven't received any tickets. Did you all mean that you literally have tickets in your hands, or was it just a figure of speech? Just wondering if mine are lost or on the way or not to expect any. Last year we did the dinner/concert/lodging combo, and no tickets were sent ahead. But this time we are doing concert only, so I don't know what to expect.
Also, I am wondering how early the concert only people showed up last year. I know we can't get in until the dinner people are in, but was there a crowd outside waiting or what?
it will be something like--Ozark Mountain Daredevils live at the Gillioz revival
I posted this puzzle on the Chickentrain board and it looks like someone might have solved it! I won't say what it is here, I don't want to spoil the fun for anyone still working on it. But if you are curious, go to the Chickentrain message board and see if you think he is correct. Jill.
yes the letters are correct
and the track is sound
but now I've heard things have sped up
and we only have 9 days before,,,,??
before "something" comes down..
be prepared to make haste...
Perry, are you sure your letters are correct?--that second z----are we on the right track
Tim, Scott, Greg, Mark, Thanks for this info/suggestions on Harmonicas, Looks like Ill be tryin out a few different types in the future.....as my pocketbook allows........
OMD live at the Bates-ville,been there done that, want more!
Ozark Mountain Daredevils Live at The....
Well, thanks a lot Perry! This will drive me nuts for the next 14 days! :)!
I've followed the 'Ozark Mountain Daredevils Live at the ****** Village' theme, which leaves NZVIIR - Means nothing to me - But what do I know over here?? I suppose its a lead to further live gigs coming up!!
Hey Mike, thought I would give you a rundown on likes and dislikes of my selection of harmonicas. I like the smooth feel of the plastic combed harps, such as Lee Oskar,Bushman, or Hohner Special 20. It seems the bending is a little easier on these harps, the reeds not as tight. As far as sound for OMD music I like the sound of the Marine Band or Hohner Pro Harp. I have a Suzuki Folkmaster which I use when playing If You Wanna Get to Heaven. I play the Bushman Soul's Voice a lot in minor keys when playing blues or jazz. The Hohner XB-40 is a good harp for playing bass lines with a big beefy sound to it if you like to bump along with the bass. It also allows you to do some serious bending on draw and blow notes easily. I only own one XB-40 in the key of G. Happy Harpin! Better run for now...Mark
ozark mountain daredevils live at the ? ?
That “something” I mentioned not long ago is only fourteen days away from making itself known.
Puzzle: 8 words from these 46 letters. a e v d a n r a z v e e u o m a t n l d l i i g e o h t t i e r s l i v i r i k o l a v z l
Thanks Randle for all the good info on the Nashville Years CD, very good reading.
On Harmonicas, I wondered what made a blues harp a blues harp....the Hohner Blues Harp is what I have always purchased/used until recently when I bent a reed while playing and thought Id try something else. I use to soak them before playing but found out that's a no no with wood combs......live and learn. I may try customizing a Blues Harp with a plastic or metal comb......
Happy V day all, hope you can find a way to keep warm.....
Mike of the foothills
Happy Very Chilly Valentines Day. Thanks to all for your kind comments about Nashville years. About harmonicas, I prefer the blues harp because they are easy to bend notes on right out of the box. You might say they are pre-broke in. However, they don't always last very long before they go out of tune. About Nashville Years...Angel Walking and You Know It's Me are the only two full session cuts. Angel Walking was recorded at Island Bound Publishing studio on 17th Ave. in Nashville. My co-writer, Bobby Taylor, was newly signed there in 2003 and included it on his first session. I sang on the original demo and later took the track home and re-sang it. Larry Lee is doing the vocal harmony part. I don't know who all the musicians were on the recording. You Know It's Me was the only thing recorded in Springfield, Mo. My co-writer, Mark Morton, and I were both in town for the holidays (his parents live in Branson) and it was just Mark, myself and a drummer named Lloyd Hicks, around 2002 I think. Little Crosses I almost didn't finish. I took the drum track which Harry Stinson is playing, from an earlier demo and built it up again by myself with the exception of adding Katherine Marx on the piano. Tornado Alley has Justin David on fiddle, Ken Sommerville on vocal harmony, the rest is me, the drums are a machine. Turn It Up also Ken and Katherine, I'm doing the rest. Shamey, Shame, Is The Ride Worth The Fall and My Kind Of Crazy are all parts played by me, myself and I, and were recorded to turn into the publishing company. There were many days I played eight to twelve hours straight. Imaginery Line is one of the last songs I co-wrote in Nashville. It's me with Ken Sommerville and Katherine. If I Ever Say, I think is one of the best songs I've ever been involved with. The basic idea was Mark Morton's but he would never finish it. I asked him one day if he would mind if Allen Ross and I worked on it. It has Katherine Marx on piano with me doing the rest. Thanks again. Spring is just six weeks away. Randle
I like Lee Oskar for country harp--Bushman Delta Frost and Hohmer Special 20 for blues rock songs
I like Blues harps because they're easier to bend the notes. I've always wanted to buy a set of Lee Oskars, just haven't gotten round to it yet.
Hey Mike i play harmonica or some say abuse it from time to time, i like Marine band, moderetly priced decent sound especially there f key it has a great sound. I would like to know what Randal and Steve play though
I've been getting back into harmonica lately and I have always use the Horhner Blues harp, basically because it sounded so neat, Yea! and price of course :(.......Now I'm wondering what brand of harmonicas you use Randle? and Steve? I see there are alot of custom harps out there more acuratly tuned, and that one can buy kits to customize a harp themselves. I am thinking about buying a Suzuki Promaster, valved, I own a cheaper Suzuki and like it's feel and sound. So to all you harpers out there ,let your voice be ear'd. And if you ear more than one voice at a time, well, luck you...smile....
Mike of the foothills
I have to agree with Mark I listen to it everyday myself!
I listen to "Beyond Reach" almost everyday, kinda hooked on the blended sound right now. If you don't own it, buy it now! Larry and Randle have produced a super recording with this one! Beyond Reach really grows on you...Mark & Jera
Mark, Thanks for the info! I will definitely check into it.
Tommy, Randle posted the following info Jan. 12. I highly recommend it! Mark
"This CD is entitled "Randle Chowning - Nashville Years". It's a homemade product most of which comes from my own studio. I wouldn't call it country music but the songs were written for the Nashville market. You can get a copy by sending a money order in the amount of $11.00, payable to Randle Chowning. Send to: 3150 S. Sagamont #105, Springfield, Mo. 65807. Don't forget to send your return address! "
I agree with everyone's comments concerning Nashville Years. It is in my CD changer permenantly.
On another subject, I'm wondering if the 1980 Reunion DVD is still on track to be released next month?
And another, I see that Ron Gremp's name is now included on Wildwood's website. The omission probably bothered me more than it did him, but thank you.
Randle, I have been listening to Nashville Years for the last five days, enjoying the variations in each song. I am also curious about the accompaniment parts on the CD. I think it would be awesome for you guys to record ten of your songs from the first two OMD albums for a reissue CD, but I know that would take some time. Great job on Nasville Years Randle! Keep on Churnin! Mark & Jera
How can a fellow purchase Nashville years CD, I have looked and cannot find it. I would love hear CD. Thanks Tommy from Whitwell, P.S. "It will shine when shines"
Randle! How do you do it?! Nashville Years is awesome! I too voice my appreciation for your music and singing on this cd. I already sent my 2 extra copies to friends in the midwest. It is, as I expected, my new favorite cd.
You know us die hard fans on this site would love hearing any details about the songs...like where you wrote them, what kind of instruments, who the other writers are, etc.
I vote Randle Chowning for President.
I would like to add my voice of appreciation to all the other good comments about your Nashville Years album, it is a really impressive collection of songs and I am blown away by the excellent sound of your production - I think it equals the Beyond Reach CD for sheer quality. I just love the opening track, Angel Walking, it seems to have echoes of Houses of Blues about it (probably my fave off Beyond Reach) and I am completely in awe of such heart-felt love songs. I’d be interested in hearing some information on who you’ve got
playing with you on the album - or is it all you, multi-tracked up? Sublime playing; the guitars, piano parts, and all the instrumentation is beautiful - right down to the fiddles under the searing slide guitar of Tornado Alley - ace! And I love the superb reso-guitar vibe on Shamey Shame too, but it’s hard not to do all the others an injustice by singling-out one track
above the rest. Such a nice gesture too, putting the hand-written salutation on the inside.
Whilst writing, I’d just like to mention that, having now seen some video footage from last November’s Wildwood, I think your mandolin solos on Fly Away Home, Standin on the Rock
(harp and mandolin at the same time - phew!), and the other songs, was just wonderful - it has really inspired me and spurs me on to try and get myself something like proficient on that tough little instrument - that could take me a while I think, if ever! One last thing, Country Girl at Wildwood, I really like the addition of Dave Painter’s lead guitar after ‘you make sunshine’, it really rounded it off nicely - how about considering a new ‘studio’ recording of the song for inclusion on a future CD release?
I feel wonderful, just ordered my tickets for friday and saturday, will not be able to stay at lodge:( but will be staying in Cuba my brother dosent drink so i have a dd he cant wait to see the Daredevils. and cant to see everybody at the lodge
It sounds like it was a super time in Springfield! We would have loved to have been in the audience.....maybe next time! Thanks for the info Mark!
Mark, Randle played harp on If You Wanna Get to Heaven and Black Sky and did a mighty fine job I might add. My Old Band came off really well as an acoustic song. RC's entire performance felt really energetic.
Big Smith is hard to describe but they combine Ozarks hillbilly with traditional gospel and blues and rock and roll. Very versatile and fun band. OMD fans would probably enjoy them.
Wildwood Weed has been sent to friends in Kentucky and Indiana. Thanks Jill!
Hey Mark, We wish we could have heard Randle in Springfield. Just curious if he played the harp on "If You Wanna Get to Heaven" or if the fiddle filled in for harp and also how "My Old Band" turned out? Both are two of my favorites songs. I have been listening to Beyond Reach the last couple of weeks during work and at home. It is quite relaxing for me. I also like "You Can't Give Enough." How did you like Big Smith and what band would they compare to? We are looking for the arrival of "Nashville Years" in the mail soon.....
I tuned in last night to channel 379 which is a Direct TV satelite station and caught part of a country show broadcast from Branson, MO. The fellow playing was Narvel Felts who first recorded in Memphis, TN in 1957. He played the first song he recorded in the studio in 1957 with ease and he must be 70 yrs old. He has a great voice and plays guitar if you guys like some of the older country music. I think the theatre hosts various guests that are artists from different eras. The Baldknobbers are a hoot to watch if your looking for a laugh sometime. They also play at the theatre.
Ed, there was a fiddle player from Springfield who played with Big Smith. I think his name was Dave Wilson. He played with Randle on a couple of songs.
Was the solo show opening for Big Smith all accoustic with just Randle and his gtr or were there some additional instruments/players?
Big Smith announced during the concert that a local Springfield TV station has a new program that features local artists (Saturday 10:30). Well, sure enough when we got to the motel, I flipped through the channels and found it. Went and got a beer, sat back down and some guy is on there singing about biscuits, gravy, bacon and eggs. Some fella named Supe???
Oops. Forgot to put my name on the below post
Chris is right. Big Smith is definitely worth checking out. They do the bbq and show thing every year at Mo. State. They are two sets of brothers and an uncle from the Springfield area. And man can they play! It would be fun to see more of RC or RC/LL or even OMD with those guys.
If you are interested--www.bigsmithband.com
The show was at Missouri state University. I've never recorded any show as I don't own any equipment to do so. The venue prohibited it anyway, as a warning was announced prior to the show. I did see several cam/tripods set up. It was a great show, everyone gave a 110%.
Mark & Jon
Did either one of you record in Springfield? Where was the show, at the Shrine Mosque? It sounds like the rest of us missed something special.
As Mark said, it was a real treat seeing Randle open for Big Smith. Highlights for me were Rainbow and My old Band. The bbq was pretty good too.
Any Daredevils fan who hasn't heard Big Smith should definitely check them out.
Just got home from Springfield. Randle was VERY good opening for Big Smith. We wish he could have played a couple of hours! Like he said, time flies. His 30-minute or so set went so quickly. I wasn’t sure what songs to expect but I was surprised by a few. I’m not sure if the order is exactly correct but the set list is posted below. All and all, a great show. Even better than I expected and I was expecting a lot!
Randle, Somewhere Over the Rainbow was very cool!
Got My Mojo Workin’
Thunder Road (from the movie)
Somewhere Over the Rainbow
My Old Band
If You Wanna Get to Heaven
With Big Smith—Standin’ on the Rock
Greg, The songbook I have,"The Car Over The Lake" does not show harp tabs. I hope the instruction helped you some. Some great instruction I have used in the past for improv and basic was CD and book by Dave Barrett. He has a series from the beginner to more advanced to suit your needs. Good Luck!
Mark-I looked all over for a DD songbook--never could find one--don't need it for guitar stuff--BUT--does it include harp tabs?
Hey Mike, I checked out your new site and it looks great! Sometime in the future I will try to get you some more material for posting. A while back I purchased a Daredevil songbook from an individual in Alaska. As I looked through the book I found some interesting lyrics written on a separate paper by an unknown fan. Later, Mark
Jill, The photo of Steve Cash from Peoria was super as was the music!! Listened to it all night at work! Thanks again! I wish I lived closer to Springfield for tonight's concert.....
Maybe, I'll have to go there and see if I can figure it out how.....
Hey Jill--perhaps you shold post it on youtube.com for the rest of us slugs
I have to admit I was soooo jealous of those of you who witnessed Randle's Friday night performance of "Whipporwill". Now that I have it on DVD, the Friday nighters got nuttin' on me! Thank you to whoever recorded it and thank you Randle!
Well the revampted (so to speak) Tribute site is up and running, still have more content to add as time goes by.........
Looks like The Wife and I will be goinf to the Wildwood 2007 show, we are trying to go to the Thursday and Firday night show, I want to video tape one night and just watch and relax the other, we will be having dinner there one of those two night, not sure which yet, Ill have to ask the Wife....We will be stayin at some hotel in a wine making facility? or something like that. Of course all this hangs on health, I do have health concerns, but with any luck I'll/we'll be their, hope to see many of you all there....Mike
I will be at the show in Springfield Saturday with my wife. On another subject, I couldn't get the CD I won in Randle's contest to play. Well, dummy me didn't read the fine print on the disc (which was actually underlined with a thick marker) that said DVD-R. Works really well in the DVD player with the TV turned on.......Thanks Randle!
Whatever happened to the release of the Reunion DVD from 1980??? Still coming??
OK, now I'm really curious. I guess we will just have to be patient.
By the way, Sabrina and I are going to Springfield Saturday to see Randle and Big Smith--that is unless we get hammered by weather again. Any chance anybody else from this board from Mo/Kan/Ark area is going?
Something marvelous I'm told. But we must all wait a bit longer.
(It) is still unfolding.
LL-Littleton is a SW Denver suburb--not too far from Red Rocks--the Red Rock schedule isn't out yet--but it would be fun to see you guys and someone at RR on the same trip---close to home huh(KC, Springfield, Branson, Eureka Springs)
something appears to be afoot..
Keep checking in...
Greg, August gig in Littleton will be without John D. He's involved with other things right now and enjoys staying close to home. Everybody else will be there. Is Littleton, CO up in the mountains? That would be a nice break from the summers heat.
Larry or Randle--will the entire group be playing in Littleton in August--just got my tix for 11/3--but living in KC--I may need a little mountain air this summer
We ordered our copy of "Nashville Years" yesterday! Looking forward to listening to Randle!!
Thanks so much Jill & Greg. You all are super!! What a great bunch to get to know!! I will be in touch.... Mark & Jera
Mark-sent you a couple of pix of Steve cash from Wildwood last year--hope they help
Yes, I'll be happy to make copies for you both.
E-mail me at email@example.com
jill,i also would like to get a copy of cd how do i get ahold of you
Hi Jill, Just wondering if we might obtain a copy of the Wildwood show from you? Mark & Jera
Scott, you can e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Jill, I would love to have a copy since that's the concert I was at. How can I get hold of you? Thanks!
Good morning All! There is a CD of the Thursday night show at Wildwood circulating on the Chickentrain message board. I now have a copy. If any of you would like to have it, I'll be happy to burn one for a couple of people. It sounds great, and runs pretty close to the show I saw on Saturday night.
Jaynie....,Hummm...Like doing housework...Well there must be a God....(just a guy speaking here, maybe there is a more fitting name to call me though).
I live in north central Arkan"saw" and we have missed all the really bad weather this year, still cold as Hell (now that doesn't make any sense now does it)........
Don't know bout Randle, but I hate saying alone.....the wife's an RN and at times has to go out of town for classes / conferences and I'm , Ok, that's enough about my life....see I'm at work, it's 12:00 am and getting paid to surf and type this, still I'd rather be sleeping.........
While I'm here I'm trying to remember if there is anything new at the Tribute site I can mention, I'm trying to think of a way to revamp the site, make it look more professional?, I may just have to learn HTML or the such....As far as cover songs go, Phil and I are working on "You Made It Right". Phil has his parts done, I'm working on mine, tryn' to keep from butchering the fine work he's done, there are a couple WIP posted. I'm also working out Randles "Road to Glory" (thanks for writing it Randle) I've got the harp down for the most part and like usual I'm having fits tryn' to sing it, (So what's new...LOL) I also plan on adding the Fiddle part, I have part of it figured out. Now before I go any further, I remind you I am NOT proficient at any instrument, with this newish digital recording software I can just cut and past any bad/goodish takes. I will try to find time to record the begining and post a WIP to the Tribute Site.
Oh well, I'd better at least start acting like I'm working.
Jaynie, Thanks for responding! Congrats to mommy on the new baby! It's nice to have family and friends to help out in tough times! Snowing in Indiana today... Take Care in your travels! Mark & Jera
We were without power for thirteen days!! It finally came on late last Thurs. Whew! It's still a mess there but I think everybody has power now. We were luckier than lots of people.We had a friend in Ozark that had power and didn't mind us staying for a few days with him. Then our Mom's got power and we stayed with them. I'm in Nashville now and Randle is in Missouri. I'm down here helping out with a new baby, he's home working on music. Thanks for thinking of us. We are doing fine now. I'll be glad to be back home in a few days and between the power outtage and Randle being there by himself, I'm sure I've got at least a week's worth of housework to do...good thing I like to do that kind of thing. Jaynie
Randle and Larry, Just curious if Springfield has most of the power restored? I haven't heard anything lately..
Greg, I emailed some harp info for you to "Standin on the Rock" this morning. Hopefully it will help with the tune. Let me know..
Hi Jan! We wish we could have made it to Wildwood in 2006. It is so cool to know these guys have fans from all over the world! I left the Ozarks in 1977, moved to Indiana, been here since. I try to get back home in Missouri a couple times a year. We always look forward to the trip! We fish the creeks and lakes for trout and bass and enjoy the old swimming holes on Bull Creek. A lot of good memories in those hills back home! It reminds me of the song OMD did on Don't Look Down, "Backroads" On the winter days when we get a good snow I always think of "Snowbound". In those hills and hollers down there you just had to stay home a few days and hope you had a good woodpile to keep the old woodstove burnin and beans in the cupboard! If you left home you were goin uphill or downhill...I wouldn't trade the memories for anything!
I meant: Mark, thank you too! It must have been great to grow up in the Ozarks!
Thank you Jill! You´re much too kind. As regards Wildwood 2007 I most likely won´t be able to make it there.
Mike, thank you too! It must have been great to grow up in the Ozarks!
Mike, Just read Jan's message and realized how lucky I was to grow up in Ozarks where so many of the Daredevils song ideas originated. The Good Lord did good when he made "The Ozarks"!!!!! Got to get to Wildwood this year!!! Mark & Jera
Jan, that's beautiful, you said it all perfectly.
Are you going to Wildwood again this year?
In a rented car I headed for Steelville, Missouri and the concerts. After some thirty years of admiration of the band I was going to see, hear and meet them for the first time in my life!
I had plenty of time so I drove deep into the Ozarks. The forest burned in red, yellow, brown, orange and purple. The backroads twisted and turned, rollercoasting its way throug the hills and hollows. The darkness came fast and I almost got lost in the Mark Twain National Forest. In the vicinity of Viburnum, Missouri the Ozark Moon rose on my left hand side and I made it to Steelville after directions from a general store.
I find a lot of Ozarkiana embedded in the bands music and lyrics. The whipporwill, the bluebird, the general store, the homemade wine, the watermill etc. The band has drewn my attention to the region where it was formed. A region of sparkling beauty and friendly people.
OMG !!! Just finished listening to "part" of "Whippoorwill" done by Randle in the dinning room? of Wildwood....Such an emotional impact it made on me........ Thanks to Ed for sending it and recording what he could of it......Maybe Im just getting soft in my old age....Mike
P.S. I'll make an mp3 of it and post it at the Tribute site..................
I'll be looking forward to the package, Randle. See you at the show on the 3rd of February in Springfield!
Lookin forward to listening to Nashville Years also. It sounds super!
We have three winners. Jon Crockrell, Marty Selby and Jill Bloomer. The fictitious names were Buzz Kill, Careers End and Payola. They will receive a package in the next two weeks. Contest is over. Thanks to everyone!! Randle
Got my Nashville Years CD yesterday and I agree with Jill and Mike C. Very cool songs! All good, but my favorites so far are Tornado Alley (I live in Kansas), Is the Ride Worth the Fall and If I ever Say.
Randle, when were these tracks recorded and who plays on them? Did you shop these songs around Nashville? I know Billy Gilman did Shamey Shame. Were any of the others recorded by other artists? Sorry for all the questions, I'm just a curious fan.
I agree. The entire Nashville Years CD is so good, every song. If you haven't ordered it yet, you must do so!
Playn' my "Nashville Years" CD as I type. Superb !!! What top notch song writing! A Great addition to my "songs I wanna learn how to play" list. Thanks Randle for making this available, must have been quite a task. So these were recorded in a home studio? in Nashville? Did you do your own Mixing and Mastering?
My Favs So Far:
(My lord, I was suppose to write this song for my Wife, expresses with words and music what I have only been able to feel, up until now of course.Thanks Randle & Taylor)
You Know Its Me:
Can't help but clap my hand to this one, and sing along)
Turn It Up:
(that's it, real Rock!!! oh yes, and Roll)
Shamey Shame, (love that Dobro/resonator)
Is The Ride Worth The Fall: (Your making me think deep on this one, but that's a good thing at nearly 50 I take alot from this song)
Mystical feeling, ghostly piano I feel as if Im floating while listening. A song that's a drug of it's own, and legal! Did I mention Beautifully written and preformed?
That covers it, even though the othere songs are also well worth the listen, and bound to be favorites to others ,Shoot ,even me, as time goes by.
Well I got to get this posted so I can close my eyes and absorb these super tunes.A must have CD Folks.....!
Barry, Thanks for the info on the albums! That helps me tremendously. I have been anxious to hear Marooned but have not purchased yet. I am sorry to hear about your buddy Clifford Ward, it seems we are all getting to the age of losing mentors and important people in our lives. I was curious where you live in the UK. I purchased some blues tracks last year from the UK. Some Gary Moore music for jam sessions and training. Mark
Greg, it sounds like I would like the Vinyl Kings style on both recordings. I like the up tempo beats and sounds of both Beach Boys and Beatles stuff. I can also help with "Standin on the Rock". I had the opportunity to perform with a local Ozarks band "Hurry Sundown" in Branson one night, "Standin on the Rock" being the only OMD they knew.I will be in touch with you soon via email address on the harp help. Thanks for the input! Mark
Barry you are quite right that the VK's are not anything like the OMDD's--Josh Leo who wrote and produced with Larry grew up down the street from me--and had a garage band that we all used to hang around with--I was checking up on him-came across the VK's--sent an e-mail and Larry responded--led to OMDD discussions etc--small world
Hey Barry have you lined up lodging for next Nov--I'm trying to get a hold of Sandy at the B&B--hope she hasn't sold it yet
In response to your questions I'm happy to share my own observations.
I have original vinyl + the Japanese CD Import (With the Strange Red Car on the front) - The music here is obviously very 80's style. Not really OMD (In my opinion) but probably more aligned to Beyond Reach. Its quite 'middle of the road' (popish!!). I absolutely love the opening track "Feel Like Letting Go" - (Its more rocky & upbeat with some great wailing guitars which kicks the album off to a great start). Other gems are "The Best Is Yet To Come", which was a song that was actually quite famous over here in the UK as it was written & originally sung by a local musican to me - Clifford T Ward, who sadly passed away 10/12 years ago with MS.
I don't really know if his music ever really reached Stateside and I spoke with Larry in Steelville 06 about this track, thinking he might have known the artist, but it was interesting to know Larry never really knew his work but thought the song suited his voice.... To be honest there's a link for any LL fans, as Clifford T Ward's voice is very much in the same mold.
Re- Vinyl Kings... I believe the 2nd album "Time Machine".... the one with the Beatles "Hard Days Night Cover"! is the best of the bunch. All new tracks but done in both a Beatles & Beach Boys style.... For the uninitiated this might sound 'tacky' but fear not... It Works! Larry's "Eloise" is a stunning track but other highlights are the musicianship of a new musicians name to me... Harry Stinson.... & I'm certainly following the links to his musical career.
If you can get any of them you'll not be disappointed.
Hoping this appraisal is of interest.
In all honesty if your a fan of Larry Lee's music then its an album for you! BUT its certainly not OMD in any real shape or form.
Mark, I can help you out on the Vinyl Kings-I have both CD's.
The first is new songs written in the Beatles style--and they sound very much like the Beatles--if you like the Beatles-you'll love it--the second is about 1/2 Beatle stuff and 1/2 Beach Boy sounding--amazing song writing and a very talented group of musicians--if you like the Beatles and the Beach Boys--you'll enjoy them. They are not real long and I burnt them onto 1 CD.
--As to your harp stuff, I'm looking for some help figuring out some of the DD songs--my e mail is email@example.com you can help with Standin' on the Rock, drop me a line
Can anyone give me some info on the music contained in "Marooned"? Does it compare to any of the OMD music? Also I would like some info on the best to listen to of the Vinyl Kings. Thanks, Mark
Hey Greg, Thanks again for the welcome. Need some info on harp playin? If it has to do with OMD music I might just know even though I learned most of their music by ear, a piece at a time. The first Daredevil music I ever heard played on a harmonica was by a trombone player sitting next to me in High School Band in Branson, Mo. in 1975. He packed a harmonica with him all the time and worked on playing "Black Sky". I had never heard the tune but liked the sound of the harmonica bends. Drop a line. I can give you an email address if you wanna discuss music. I play a variety, blues, country, rock and rockabilly!
Mark--if you are proficient with that harp, I'd love to discuss some harp tabs with you
Mark-all I can say is welcome home--Daredevil fans are similar to Grateful Dead fans in their loyalty (Devilheads)--I like a lot of different music--this music just makes me smile--like you've been out on the road and just got home--so welcome home--you're definitely among friends.
Randle & Larry, It sounds like there could be a song written about the night the lights went out (and stayed out) in Springfield. There is always a story unfolding in a disaster area. Written