Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Two Oh Boy Releases Are On The Americana Radio Top 5!!!

Todd Snider's Peace, Love and Anarchy landed at #4 and John Prine and Mac Wiseman's Standard Songs for Average People arrived at #5 on the current Americana Chart! Click here to view the chart!


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Tuesday, May 29, 2007

USA Today review of John Prine & Mac Wiseman's "Standard Songs for Average People"

John Prine & Mac Wiseman, Standard Songs for Average People:
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Old-fashioned folk

There’s nothing special about Standard Songs for Average People — except for everything. Fashioned after the folk-country albums of the ’50s and ’60s, this collaboration between 60-year-old singer/songwriter Prine and 81-year-old first-generation bluegrass singer Wiseman features understated performances of lesser-known tunes from great American songwriters. The choices are part of the album’s charm, and part of its greatness. Who else — other than perhaps Johnny Cash and producer/raconteur Cowboy Jack Clement, the man who introduced these two — would include Old Cape Cod and Old Rugged Cross alongside Kris Kristofferson’s Just the Other Side of Nowhere and topical songs such as Death of Floyd Collins? These two do, and they sing them as casually, as warmly as only two new, old friends could do. — Mansfield

>>Download: The above-mentioned, plus Where the Blue of the Night >>Skip: I Forgot to Remember to Forget

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Monday, May 21, 2007

New Reviews of John Prine and Mac Wiseman's Standard Songs for Average People Available Online!

The Chicago Sun-Times and Raleigh's News & Observer recently published great reviews of Oh Boy's latest release. Click the hyperlinks to view the articles now!


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Thursday, May 17, 2007

Monday, May 14, 2007

Oh Boy New Releases Continue Climb Up the Americana Chart!!!

John Prine and Mac Wiseman's Standard Songs for Average People and Todd Snider's Peace, Love and Anarchy (Rarities, B-Sides and Demos, Vol. 1) both landed within the Americana Chart's Top 10 this week! Standard Songs hit # 9 (up from #12 last week) and Peace, Love and Anarchy landed at #6 (from #8). Click here to view the chart!


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Friday, May 11, 2007

Slick Ballinger Wins BMA in the Best New Artist Debut Category!

Oh Boy artist Slick Ballinger won an award last night as part of the annual Blues Music Awards gala in Memphis. Congrats Slick! Click here to see a complete list of award winners. Click here to pick up your copy of this record!!



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Thursday, May 10, 2007

Dan Reeder is the Nashville Scene's Critics' Pick for 5.10.07

Dan Reeder will be performing live tonight at the Basement in Nashville @ 9pm. Here's what the Nashville Scene's Jack Silverman had to say about Dan Reeder:

If Salvador Dali were reborn as a folkie, he'd be Dan Reeder. Playing oddball homemade instruments (his guitar looks like it was pulled out of a Picasso painting) and singing songs that are at once quaint, absurd, vulgar and insightful, Reeder is so his own man that all those hipster freak-folk wankers (you know who you are) look positively prosaic in comparison. Unlike the many singer-songwriters whose aspirations to profundity are ultimately a joke, Reeder aspires to be a joker, yet hidden meanings seem to lurk just below the surface of his nonsense rhymes, playfully eluding your grasp. Lines such as "When I say 'Vietnam' it sounds just like 'Coca Cola,' / I believe most anything as long as it's not real," from the song "Clean Elvis" feel pregnant with mystery, despite the almost Weird Al goofiness and deadpan delivery. Reeder shares warts-and-all, down-home style with his Oh Boy labelmates John Prine and Kris Kristofferson, but while they're spinning yarns about down-and-out characters, he's singing about waiting 37 years for a cappuccino or, on songs such as "I Drink Beer" and "Pussy Titty", waxing philosophical. And he's a terrific visual artist - anyone who makes a painting with "ART PUSSIES FEAR THIS PICTURE" scrawled across it clearly has a worldview we can get behind. - Jack Silverman

Click here to grab the Nashville Scene's SceneCast containing "I Drink Beer" by Dan Reeder.

If you haven't picked up your copy of Dan's latest release, grab it on iTunes by clicking here.



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Wednesday, May 09, 2007

Dan Reeder - ear X-tacy 5/10/2007

`Oh Boy Records would like to thank ear X-tacy for having Dan Reeder play for an intimate group of fans on Tuesday evening. Dan had a great time playing at Louisville’s premier independent music store which carries almost every music genre imaginable in CD, cassette and vinyl formats including many hard-to-find items. "I'm not a musician" were Dan's opening words, but, by the end of the set, he had definitely proved otherwise. The casual ear X-tacy shoppers gravitated towards Reeder as he chanted his "Work Song.” Thank you to all who came out and made the Dan Reeder ear X-tacy in-Store performance a success!!! Click on the following links to view pictures from the performance: pic #1 and pic #2.



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Tuesday, May 08, 2007

Friday, May 04, 2007

Josh Ritter Scheduled To Open in Charlottesville, VA

Songwriting genius Josh Ritter will open up for John Prine's performance at the Charlottesville Pavillion on August 18th!!!


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Dan Reeder Scheduled to Perform in Louisville and Nashville Next Week!

Oh Boy recording artist Dan Reeder will perform at Ear X-Tacy in Louisville, KY on May 8th at 6:00 PM! Then, on Thursday, May 10th, Dan will play at The Basement - Nashville's independent music capitol - at 9:00 PM. If you’re in the area, don't miss these rare stateside performances -or- try to catch him on the road with John Prine in May!


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