Friday December 30th 2011, 9:52 pm
Snapshot: Tammy Wynette
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Friday December 30th 2011, 9:41 pm
Video of the Day: Ponyboy
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YouTube Preview ImagePonyboy- Saints and Liars

Sometimes Los Angeles, sometimes London-based musician Ponyboy with the music video to her track “Saints and Liars”, shot at the Fairfield Working Mens Club in Glasgow. Ponyboy, who recently appeared on our We All Go Twang mixtape covering Tom Petty’s “Damaged By Love”, has a live EP out and is currently gearing up for the release of her debut studio album. Stay tuned here for the details.




Thursday December 29th 2011, 7:10 pm
Snapshot: Bob Dylan and Jeff Tweedy
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Bob Dylan and Jeff Tweedy




Thursday December 29th 2011, 7:01 pm
Video of the Day: Conway Twitty and Loretta Lynn
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YouTube Preview ImageConway Twitty and Loretta Lynn- Wild Mountain Berries

Conway Twitty and Loretta Lynn singing “Wild Mountain Berries” live in 1971.




Sunday December 25th 2011, 9:03 am
Snapshot: Elvis Presley and Santa Claus
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Elvis and Santa




Sunday December 25th 2011, 9:02 am
Video of the Day: Willie Nelson and Stephen Colbert
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Willie Nelson and Stephen Colbert- The Greatest Gift of All

Willie Nelson and Stephen Colbert getting into the holiday spirit. Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays, everyone!




Friday December 23rd 2011, 10:53 am
We All Go Twang: A When You Awake Collaborative Mixtape
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We All Go TwangWe are very pleased to present When You Awake’s first collaborative covers mixtape, We All Go Twang. We put a call out to the When You Awake community and asked musicians to submit covers of some of our favorite songs. 12 musicians responded and we have the fruit of their glorious labors below. A big thank you to everyone who participated and to Patrick Gerrity for the cover artwork. From all of us here at When You Awake, Happy Holidays!

We All Go Twang: (click here to download the full mix)

1. Shakey Graves- Passionate Kisses (Lucinda Williams) Austin, Texas
2. All Spots To Black- I Can See The Pines Are Dancing (AA Bondy) Los Angeles, California
3. Grant Maxwell and The Morning Pages- Soldier of Love (Arthur Alexander) Nashville, Tennessee
4. The Blank Tapes- Fool in the Rain (Led Zeppelin) Oakland, California
5. The Driftwood Singers- Fallin’ Rain (Link Wray) Los Angeles, California
6. The Far West- More Than This (Roxy Music) Los Angeles, California
7. Pony Boy- Damaged by Love (Tom Petty) Los Angeles, California/ London, UK
8. The Bye and Bye Band- I’m Sorry That I Love You (Magnetic Fields cover) Austin, Texas
9. Barling- Wicked Games (Chris Issak) Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
10. The Fallen Stars- Another Girl, Another Planet (The Only Ones) Orange County, California
11. James Apollo- This Will Be Our Year (The Zombies) New York City, New York
12. Barnaby Bennett- Never My Love (The Association) Calgary, Canada




Friday December 23rd 2011, 10:21 am
Video of the Day: Tom T. Hall
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YouTube Preview ImageTom T. Hall-The Ballad of 40 Dollars

Tom T. Hall performing “The Ballad of 40 Dollars” live on The Johnny Cash Show on August 9, 1969.




Thursday December 22nd 2011, 5:18 pm
Snapshot: Steve McQueen
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Thursday December 22nd 2011, 5:07 pm
Video of the Day: Willy Tea Taylor
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YouTube Preview ImageWilly Tea Taylor- Wrong Way To Run

Willy Tea Taylor performing his tune “Wrong Way To Run” in M.A. Littler’s film, The Kingdom of Survival. Taylor is currently offering a Christmas gift, a free download of “Life is Beautiful”, from his record 4 Strings (out now via Heckabad Records). You can download it from his Bandcamp page.