ARCHIVE - 2001 to November 2012. Click here for Archive 2013
November 22, 2012: Further to the entry below on November 6, please note that, due to Paul Deakin's skateboarding accident, which led to surgery on his elbow, there have again been date changes for two Nashville shows - Ryman Auditorium and 3rd and Lindsley. See Shows page for details.
November 13, 2012: Robert Reynolds is taking part in a Cystic Fibrosis fundraiser at Tequila Cowboy, Nashville, on Wednesday November 14, 2012. The event starts at 18:00 and runs until 22:00 hrs. Other artists include: Bailey and the Boys, Ronnie McDowell, Alyssa Bonugura, Two Steele Girls, Jessica Cayne and Jeremy Miller.
November 6, 2012: Please note that, due to Paul Deakin's skateboarding accident, there have been date changes for two Nashville shows - 3rd and Lindsley and Ryman Auditorium. Also new show for Texas announced for December 31st.
October 23, 2012: And we have another video, albeit only 2 mins 20 long. The Mavericks visited the Grammy Museum on September 5, 2012. Or should that be Mavericks Lite - there were only Raul Malo, Eddie Perez and Michael Guerra on stage. Anyway, this video is of the trio playing Come Unto Me. Actually, if you visit a different page on the Grammy website, you can find three short interview clips with Raul and also another five songs.
October 22, 2013: The Grand Ole Opry is running a competition - the winners get a trip to the Ryman Auditorium for the two Mavericks' appearances on November 17, 2012, plus an opportunity to meet the band, and a few other benefits. Click here for the entry page. Please note the date shown has been changed to Friday, January 18, 2013, due to Paul Deakin's skateboarding accident (see above).
October 21, 2012: A blast rom the past: The Mavericks appearing on the 5th series of UK TV show Later... with Jools Holland on 17 March 1996, performing What A Crying Shame. Nice that someone has posted this on YouTube. Click here to view.
October 20, 2012: You can now enjoy an hour-long video of the Mavericks' performance at The Arizona State Fair on October 18th, which is available on YouTube. Click the link above - beware, there's some, ahem, strong language at about 45 mins into the show! But Raul DID get them up and dancing with it. Below are some captures from the video.
September 23 2012. You can either go direct to YouTube or click these three links
September 14, 2012:
August 7, 2012: Interesting news of Robert Reynolds' involvement in a 10-episode TV series to be aired in 2013 - Rock Raiders.
August 5, 2012: A review of Robert Reynolds' 2003 6-track mini album Audrey in a Dream, which was published in the UK's Maverick magazine in May 2005, has been added to the Press pages. Also added is a review of his second EP, released in 2005, The Wintersky Works. Buy Audrey In A Dream here
August 5, 2012: Scotty Huff's 2003 CD, Assorted, is still available to buy online - as a CD or a download - at either Amazon.com or Amazon.co uk. See Press pages for tracklisting and musicians.
August 3, 2012: Not exactly news, but SWAG's appearance on Conan O'Brien's TV show in 2001 is now available on YouTube. The song they perform is I'll Get By from Catchall. Doug Powell on lead vocals; Robert Reynolds, bass guitar; Jerry Dale McFadden, keyboards; Warren Pash, guitar; Ken Coomer drums.
August 2, 2012: Bill Lloyd, erstwhile member of SWAG, is a founder member of The Long Players. They periodically perform shows in venues in Nashville (and sometimes beyond) covering classic albums, with a varying "house band", much like SWAG, and with an array of guest artists - including our very own Robert Reynolds, Chuck Mead, Scotty Huff, Warren Pash, and many others - including Pat Buchanan and Will Kimbrough. Their website has a vast amount of detail and a large selection of edited highlights videos going back to 2007, which are well worth a look at - and a page of selected full-length videos of guest singers performing. Click the link above. The next show they're doing is September 8 2012, when they're covering The Traveling Wilburys Vol 1.
June 25, 2012: Three more videos are available at New Country Q104.1. You can see Raul Malo and Eddie Perez play acoustic versions of Born to Be Blue and Come Unto Me, and they also participate in a quirky "Tiny Couch" video interview - all recorded on June 13, 2012.
June 24, 2012:
October 21 2011: Robert Reynolds and Paul Deakin are reuniting with Raul Malo as The Mavericks to play at the Empire Polo Club in Indio, CA - on 27, 28 and 29 April 2012 - part of the Stagecoach Country Music Festival. This will be followed by a US and European tour in the summer.
Talking about the Mavericks reunion, bassist Robert Reynolds said he missed playing with his old bandmates. "Time away has really allowed me to miss the guys and the music we made together. We owe it to the fans a thank you. The thing that saddened me was trying to imagine never playing those songs with my fellow Mavs and for the fans that showed us such love. It's time to correct that. Here we come again."
Paul Deakin said: "I've always thought of The Mavericks as one of those bands that had an inexplicable chemistry that resulted in a kind of magic on stage. Possibly the relentless pursuit of fun helped the mojo along... I can't wait to get back on the horse again."
June 16 2011: Scotty Huff was recently onstage augmenting a band containing Duane Eddy for a celebration of a release of re-recordings of Tom T Hall's 1970s children's music with an album called "I Love: The Songs from Fox Hollow". Many other famous artists, including Jim Lauderdale, were there. Visit Scotty's site to read about the event.
June 14 2011:
As with many endeavors these days, help with funding is needed. OSO has begun a KickStarter.com fund raising campaign in order to fund some early recordings, as well as film and develop a proper "sizzle reel" TV pilot, in order to secure collaboration with interested music industry and corporate partners. KickStarter is an online platform which provides an "all or nothing" program for companies and individuals to raise money for projects. OSO's campaign gives rewards for participation such as; Advance CD's, CMA Award Show Tickets, Trips to Nashville, and even a private OSO "House Concert"! See Jan 12 entry below.
June 22 2010: Robert Reynolds' 6-track CD, Audrey in a Dream, is still available to purchase at Smart Choice Music
Details are below - scroll down to the entry for June 17 2003.
February 12 2010:
January 12 2010:
January 6 2010: Paul Deakin, Scotty Huff and David Mead (of Elle Macho) will be playing as The Van Winkles at The Hogsbreath in Florida, 11-17 January 2010. See Shows page for details.
June 7 2009:
August 19 2008: Robert Reynolds appears in a promotional video of Nashville photographer Deone Jahnke, who took the photo which inspired the cover artwork for Robert's EP Audrey in a Dream (2003), and also took the photo of the trees on the cover of Robert's second EP, The Wintersky Works (2005) (images reproduced below). Visit Deone's website to view the video:
April 8 2008: Robert Reynolds has co-produced Jon Roniger's new record, Charmed Life which is due to be released on Tuesday 15 April 2008. Robert also plays on the album, along with Paul Deakin, Scotty Huff, Warren Pash - and many others (see below).
ARCHIVE - 2001 to October 2007September 17 2006: Robert Reynolds is acting as Nashville guide to Bryan Burnett of BBC Radio Scotland for the first hour of Bryan's Brand New Country show on Friday 22 September 2006.
October 6 2007: "Deakin, Reynolds and Friends" are appearing at The Hogsbreath, in Key West, Florida, from Monday 8 October to Sunday 21 October 2007, inclusive - 10pm-2am EST. You can watch and listen to the shows live on the webcam at the Hogsbreath website.
September 16 2007: Paul Deakin, Robert Reynolds and Nick Kane of the Mavericks perform (with Thad Cockrell on vocals) on "Dixie's Land", a track on a new 3-CD set entitled "Song of America". Obtainable from Amazon from 18 September 2007. You can listen to Dixie's Land by downloading Karen Miller's "The Miller Tells Her Tale" podcast #212
August 5 2007: "Deakin, Reynolds and Friends" are appearing at The Hogsbreath, in Key West, Florida, from Monday 6 August to Sunday 12 August 2007, inclusive - 10pm-2am. You can watch and listen to the shows live on the webcam at the Hogsbreath website.
July 31 2007: More Live Hillbilly All-Star photographs from the Midlands Music Festival 2007 [Saturday 28 July & Sunday 29 July 2007] added to the site, courtesy of Karen Miller & Raymonda Laermans. Click here to view. This year's line-up was: Robert Reynolds, Paul Deakin, Chuck Mead, Chris Scruggs, and they were joined by Jim Lauderdale for two songs on both days. Visit the Diary section on Karen's site for a full review of the weekend's events, and the Flickr page she has uploaded for many more great photos.
September 16 2006: Review of the Hillbilly All-Stars appearance at the Midlands Music Festival, Ireland, added to the Press Section.
August 21 2006: Live Hillbilly All-Stars photographs from Midlands Music Festival, Ireland, 29 July 2006, added to the site. Al Perkins joined Chuck Mead, Mark Collie and Robert Reynolds at the Midlands Music Festival in Ireland. Many thanks to Karen Miller and Raymonda Laermans. Click here to view
July 9 2006: Live Hillbilly All-Stars photographs from Switzerland in April 2006 added to the site. Click here to view. More photographs from the event can be found at the Country Music Club of Switzerland's website . There are quite a few photos of the band, interspersed with pictures of the audience, so keep watching while they rotate to make sure you've seen them all. Many thanks to Marco Duss for permission to reproduce his photographs.
June 18 2006: Twang Trust, a Canadian radio station, interviewed Robert Reynolds on 31 May 2006. You can still listen to the archived 20-minute interview at http://www.twangtrust.ca/may31-2.mp3 This is still available to download as at March 2013, although their online list of archived shows only goes back to 2012.
June 12 2006: Robert Reynolds and Paul Deakin will be appearing at The Hogsbreath in Florida in July - in a show billed as Deakin, Reynolds and Friends, which runs from 17-23 July 2006. Check the Entertainments listings - and watch the webcasts. They do occasionally play SWAG songs.
June 10 2006: It's been a while, but here are the latest updates on what the band members are currently up to:
Robert Reynolds and Paul Deakin have multiple musical collaborations:
* The Hillbilly All-Stars
Pictures from the recording of Dean Owens' new record, Whiskey Hearts, can be found on his site - here are two of them, courtesy of Dean Owens.
Occasional touring with Kevin Montgomery, with frequent visits to The Hogsbreath, where the shows are webcast and you may well hear a SWAG song or two..
* The Wintersky Works - Robert Reynolds' CD
|June 17 2003: Robert's
released Audrey in a Dream, a 6-track 'work in
progress' album whilst touring the UK with Kevin
Montgomery and the Road Trippers. Buy
this CD at Smart
Music. The six tracks are
Notes from the reverse of the sleeve:
"The inspiration for this little collection came while preparing for another tour of the UK. A number of dedicated friends and fans were interested in hearing my solo efforts, and though this project is still taking shape, I decided to release some work in progress. It's a random selection of songs, some earmarked for a future pop project and a few that were written for my first solo record, which will blend my love for country, rock, and pop."
Robert has also written brief notes for each track on the album sleeve:
Brings The Rain
(Reynolds, Allen, McFadden)
Waiting On A Train
In A Dream (Reynolds, Allen)
|March 15 2003: Robert
Reynolds is continuing to tour Europe and the UK as
a member of Kevin Montgomery's band The Road
Trippers. Robert is composing his own
songs and sings some of them on tour, notably
"Dragonfly", which is always received very well by
July 20 2002: Robert Reynolds will again be part of Kevin Montgomery's Roadtrippers - this time for their appearance at the 2nd Buddy Holly Music Festival & Symposium at the Buddy Holly Center in Lubbock, Texas on August 31. Details here
July 8 2002: Robert Reynolds will be playing in Kevin Montgomery's Roadtrippers for their second two-week residency at the Hogsbreath in Key West, Florida, July 8-21.
June 4 2002: Jerry Dale McFadden news: he has just finished recording four more songs with Sixpence None The Richer for their September release.
May 30 2002: Doug Powell update: Doug will be playing bass in July with Pete Stringfellow on his tour of China. Doug's new CD, The Lost Chord, is now available now from Parasol Records - on their site there's the chance to hear a track from the CD, "Baby Blue". There's also a new book available, "Flash Frames: A New Pop Culture", by Stuart Shapiro and Laurie Dolphin, which includes some of Doug's artwork. An interview with Doug about his work with Todd Rundgren can be found in the biography "A Dream Goes on Forever: The Continuing Story of Todd Rundgren" by Billy James.
19 2002: Robert Reynolds
completed his latest tour of Europe in Kevin
Montgomery's band The Roadtrippers. Also in
the band were Paul Deakin (ex Mavericks and SWAG),
and Al Perkins. Support was Joe Pisapia.
Reynolds is playing in Kevin Montgomery's band at
their two-week residency at the Hog's Breath, in
Key West, Florida, 18-31 March 2002.
Other members of the band are erstwhile SWAG
guests Paul Deakin (drums) and Scotty Huff
February 28 2002: Ken Coomer will be performing at SXSW this year with Bare Jr. They are scheduled to play at Stubbs on Friday, March 15 at 9:00 p.m. Otherwise, Ken is currently keeping himself occupied by getting involved in producing a few bands in Nashville.
27, 2002: Robert Reynolds and Paul
Deakin recently completed a two-month tour of
Europe with Kevin Montgomery's band Paint.
Paint released a 4-track EP - tracks were
Tennessee Girl, Bella Bina, Cajun Song and
Melrose. Doug Powell and Jerry Dale McFadden also
played on the EP. see Trampoline website Paint
page for information.
February 9 2002: News from Doug's website that he has almost finished his new CD 'The Lost Chord', which will be released later this year on Parasol Records. More DP News is that Doug is contributing 'Waters Part' to a Let's Active tribute.
January 21 2002: The Japanese label JVC will shortly be putting out SWAG's Catchall album with two bonus tracks, "Your New One" (never before released, Robert sings) and "Let It Go" (which was a SWAG song which appeared on Jerry Dale's solo album "This Girl"). You can find details of Jerry Dale's music on the Australian Trampoline site.
January 19 2002: Robert Reynolds and Paul Deakin are currently touring Europe with Kevin Montgomery. Robert has been getting wild applause for his solo spot, which features 'Near Perfect Smile' and a new song he's written, 'Dragonfly'. For more details on the tour, which lasts until mid-February, check Kevin Montgomery's site.Jerry Dale McFadden had been pencilled in to join the Kevin Montgomery tour, but in the end was committed to Sixpence None The Richer.
October 26 2001:
June 17 2001: SWAG played a 40-min set at 3rd and Lindsley in Nashville - songs were: Different Girl, Please Don't Tell, Sweet Lucinda, Near Perfect Smile, Lone, Trixie, Louise, I Don't Even Know Your Name, Ride, She's Deceiving, You. Sean Kelly from Sixpence None The Richer stood in for Doug Powell, who couldn't be there.