Is the Columbus music scene legitimate

Created by I Love Music on Jul 8, 2012

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Yes, its varied and alive

No, its dead, not much talent in these parts

“Shadowville All-Stars”

Since: Dec 08

Columbus, GA

#1646 Jan 16, 2013
Rusty Wood wrote:
Rest In Peace brother Bobby! We started writing and playing together in 1973. I met Bobby in the 4th grade at Morningside Elementary in 1970. He sat behind me and we became fast friends. Bobby and I were the only kids in the 5th grade to have .. um.. mustaches.. lol, well, kid mustaches, the hair on our lip started to turn dark. We wrote songs together starting in 73, 74. We learnt to harmonize. Bobby was very instrumental in my development as a player, singer, and writer. We went on later to form the group MainStreet Express with Steve Sandford, Charlie Murphy, and David Brightwell in 1980. Bobby was probably the most naturally talented musician I'd ever met. Bobby never married, never had children, and leaves his music as his only legacy. I hope people will take the time to get t know and appreciate his music in the future. I love you Bobby, and will miss you very much! Rusty
The words and music of Bobby Walden, as shown on East Alabama Cable-TV Channel 7:

http://www.youtube.com/user/RusticViewer07/vi...

“Shadowville All-Stars”

Since: Dec 08

Columbus, GA

#1651 Jan 16, 2013
Linwood Bedlam wrote:
I can in all seriousness say that when I attended the Doo-Nanny festival I thought it was surely a joke.
I saw all the goofy people and heard the music, saw the odd art and listened to the story about the turnip. Fun maybe to do once but like most things around Columbus its a gimmick people for someone to make money cause you got to pay $10.00 to get in.
Well last year was the first year admission was charged, but what music/art festivals do you know of that doesn't charge some admission?

Are you clueless enough to expect an art/music festival to just be free?

Outsider Folk Art Event

March 29 - March 31, 2013

http://doo-nanny.com/

Doo-Nanny

Begun as a roadside folk art show in 1996, the Doo-Nanny is now located on a beautiful 80 acre farm in Seale, AL, near Columbus, Ga, and includes a wacky "lo-fi" film festival, fun food, and an eclectic assortment of music and activities. Camping is limited and we suggest planning ahead.

......start tying stuff to your roof now.......

Come all ye inventors, movie makers, ballerinas, bikers, morticians, bakers, artists, conspiracy theorists, scientists, foodies, eco-whatevers, moonshiners, comedians, fire-spinners, yodelers, he-shes, animal-trainers, pickle-makers, party girls, sock monkeys, stackers, jugglers, musicians, whittlers, spankers, fisherpersons, beggers, wanderers, and map-makers.......

New this Year!....Krewes!....Sign up for a Krewe. It’s fun and easy.....find out more under the INFO tab!

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Music & poetry from Will Dockery & The Shadowville All-Stars:
http://www.reverbnation.com/willdockery
Smiths Station Panthers

Smiths Station, AL

#1653 Jan 17, 2013
Lickskillet wrote:
<quoted text>
$10.00 to get into Doo Nanny? Do ya get free turnips?
Sounds like a ponzie scheme to me!
BEWARE!
I have to agree with you on this one. I went before a few years back and it was free but like all these small alternative social events, they start off with great ideas then it becomes all about the MONEY.
No different than the corporations. Greed

“Shadowville All-Stars”

Since: Dec 08

Columbus, GA

#1654 Jan 17, 2013
facilities wrote:
All the people there. Are there is there going to be enough facilities? Can we use the commode and shower in Butch's house?
No, there's latrines there and even facilities for baths and showers in the "Spa" area.

http://doo-nanny.com/info/accomodations

Water and Showers

"...We do have good well water and solar showers and WORM POWERED outhouses for men and women. Now boasting several wood-fired HOT showers and a clawfoot tub in the woods. The Hillbilly Spa is being improved and updated frequently."

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Music & poetry from Will Dockery & The Shadowville All-Stars:
http://www.reverbnation.com/willdockery

“Shadowville All-Stars”

Since: Dec 08

Columbus, GA

#1655 Jan 17, 2013
Smiths Station Panthers wrote:
<quoted text>
I have to agree with you on this one. I went before a few years back and it was free but like all these small alternative social events, they start off with great ideas then it becomes all about the MONEY.
No different than the corporations. Greed
Ten dollars for three days of entertainment and you complain?

Have you seen the prices of movies, concerts, anything thse days?

And that's something that may have elluded you... Doo-Nanny is being written up in places like the New York Times now, hardy just a "small social event" at this point, and in fact was a world class art and music event years ago:

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/04/08/garden/08do...

"...LIKE a medieval village, Butch Anthony’s 80-acre family compound is a self-contained universe, and every inch of it is an expression of his prodigious creative spirit. It makes a tempting destination for folk art aficionados, as well as the sort of art world tourists who’ve already ticked Marfa, Tex., or Joshua Tree, in the California desert, off their lists. Mr. Anthony, a lanky and laconic 46-year-old who dresses exclusively in Liberty denim overalls (he owns 25 pairs) and a battered straw hat (he has 10), is a self-taught artist, builder and local hero, whom the state of Alabama once chose to make a Christmas tree ornament for the White House — the Bush 43 version. He is also the host of the Doo Nanny..."

"...Like Burning Man, the extreme art fair held each summer in the Nevada desert, the Doo Nanny offers both a burning effigy and an exercise in creative camping. Mr. Anthony has thoughtfully provided a tepee, an outdoor kitchen, a solar-powered shower, outhouses and a wood-fueled hot tub, all built from and decorated with the sort of handmade trash-into-art pieces — ethereal chandeliers pieced together with cow bones and twigs gnawed by beavers — that are his specialty. It now attracts an intrepid crowd of makers and their fans who gather on the last weekend in March not only to show their work — and sell some, too, if they’re lucky — but to hang out with like-minded friends and partake of Mr. Anthony’s particular brand of Southern hospitality, which is certainly as homespun and country as his accent, but has an impish, renegade backbeat. It is also a chance to see Mr. Anthony on his own, very atmospheric, turf."

No, Doo-Nanny isn't for eveyone... but who would /want/ it to be?

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Will Dockery / Shadowville All-Stars:
http://www.reverbnation.com/willdockery/song/...

“Shadowville All-Stars”

Since: Dec 08

Columbus, GA

#1657 Jan 17, 2013
Promote wrote:
Promote DOO-NANNY. Try to draw in hordes of ROLL TIDE style blue shutter house spaghetti throwing coaches. If you draw in coaches maybe they finally can feel important. Maybe then they can find a yellow Huffy bicycle with a basket to ride as transportation around the Alabama campus.
Remember, when promoting Doo-Nanny, don't forget the /hyphen/ between Doo and Nanny...

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Will Dockery radio:
http://www.last.fm/music/Will+Dockery/Will+Do...

“Shadowville All-Stars”

Since: Dec 08

Columbus, GA

#1659 Jan 17, 2013
Not High Class wrote:
They said you were high class, but that was just a lie. Elvis called you a HOUND DOG. That is how Elvis felt about our local music scene clientele.
"I know it's only rock-n-roll... but I like it, like it, yes I do!" -Mick Jagger

"When cheating is for losers and playing straight is for fools... you never know which way to go." -Will Dockery

http://www.last.fm/music/Will+Dockery/Will+Do...

First 2013 release from The Shadowville All-Stars, starring the amazing Jack Snipe & Brian Mallard. Catch us live in person at Hogbottom around 6pm April 27th along with Rusty Wood, Eric M. Gunter, Gary Frankfurth & surprise guests from the Pantheon!

“Shadowville All-Stars”

Since: Dec 08

Columbus, GA

#1661 Jan 17, 2013
The Music Scene wrote:
The local Columbus Georgia Music Scene is about one thing.
Kissing. Hugging. Loving.
"All you need is Love." -John Lennon

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Music & poetry from Will Dockery & The Shadowville All-Stars:
http://www.reverbnation.com/willdockery

“Shadowville All-Stars”

Since: Dec 08

Columbus, GA

#1664 Jan 17, 2013
Spector wrote:
A true Columbus treasure
Indeed, as I obviously agree.

What's really pathetic about those who bash the Columbus-Phenix City music scene is that as much as you whine, you obviously can't match any of it.

If so, feel free... meanwhile, here's the Real Deal of Hogbottom and the Columbus GA-Phenix City AL music scene:

http://youtu.be/EBpnUOepRZg

Will Dockery & Friends" at Hogbottom: Will Dockery (vocals), Sandy&#65279; Madaris (vocals), Henry Conley (guitar), Geno Woolfolk (keyboard), Doug Conley (bass), James McGuire (trumpet) & Dorundo Jenkins (drums). Looking forward to another&#65279; blast in Fort Mitchell in 2013!

“Shadowville All-Stars”

Since: Dec 08

Columbus, GA

#1672 Jan 17, 2013
Jive Turkeys wrote:
Don't be jankin on him you jjjjjive turkeys.
More of what we call a "Meltdown"...

Poor pathetic loser can't win so he goes into frothing attack mode... heh

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Music & poetry from Will Dockery & The Shadowville All-Stars:
http://www.reverbnation.com/willdockery

“Shadowville All-Stars”

Since: Dec 08

Columbus, GA

#1676 Jan 18, 2013
Unique wrote:
it is, exclusively unique an attribute as is bestowed descriptively routinely to such a well known fixture as the prolific poet and song writer singer for years on this forum, the only person exclusively ever commented on repeatedly-frequently about having the aspects and attributes

<snipped drivel>
"Try to have your writing make sense." -Dennis M. Hammes

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Music & poetry from Will Dockery & The Shadowville All-Stars:
http://www.reverbnation.com/willdockery

“Shadowville All-Stars”

Since: Dec 08

Columbus, GA

#1679 Jan 18, 2013
Have you ever wrote:
Have you ever been to Butch Anthony's house.

<offensive, off-topic content snipped>
Yes, I've been friends with Butch for many years, introduced via Ralph Frank, the legendary Columbus Georgia folk artist.

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Music & poetry from Will Dockery & The Shadowville All-Stars:
http://www.reverbnation.com/willdockery

“Shadowville All-Stars”

Since: Dec 08

Columbus, GA

#1681 Jan 18, 2013
wow Music wrote:
One word for will's music, WOW! He is as good as the Korean style muisic penomena going on now but more like I'M TOO SEXY FOR MY SHIRT. Seriously he could be the new Rod Stuart. Will's music has a round cadence on a curve, meaning it is tubular. He is as talented as Rick Mothersbaugh creator of DEVO.
Thanks , high praise indeed... at least i think it is... heh.

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Music & poetry from Will Dockery & The Shadowville All-Stars:
http://www.reverbnation.com/willdockery

“Shadowville All-Stars”

Since: Dec 08

Columbus, GA

#1682 Jan 20, 2013
The Area wrote:
Enlighten us as to WHAT ALL GOES ON
Well, a good sampling of the local music scene can be found at any of the various open mics around Columbus and Phenix City.

There are three open mic nights in the Columbus-Phenix City area, so that's pretty much covered:

Tuesdays at SoHo, hosted by Tripp Wrigley.

Thursdays at Fountain City Coffee, hosted by Brian Mallard, and later in Smith's Station at Del Ranch, hosted by Henry Conley.

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Will Dockery & The Shadowville All-Stars:
http://www.last.fm/music/Will+Dockery/Will+Do...

“Shadowville All-Stars”

Since: Dec 08

Columbus, GA

#1683 Jan 20, 2013
The Turnip wrote:
All who forsake the Legend Of Doo-nanny
Nah... Doo-Nanny is just a simple art and music festival, a weekend loaded with fun and adventure for all.

The beauty of the internet is that previous Doo-Nanny performances have been filmed by East Alabama Cable-TV and can be watched right here free of charge:

http://www.youtube.com/user/RusticViewer07/vi...

DooNanny (part 1)

Uploaded on Mar 30, 2011

Doo-Nanny Festival featuring art and music. Bibb City Ramblers and Shadowville All-Stars. EATV 7.

http://youtu.be/JlmTnwk9Lp8

DooNanny (part 2)

http://youtu.be/Vp6h4Tz3mTo

DooNanny (part 3)

http://youtu.be/FwDWcwPSGyY

DooNanny (part 4)

http://youtu.be/u5BVYp-PJ14

DooNanny (part 5)

http://youtu.be/XCFYJnwgLuA

Heck,$10 is only... two bucks per part.

I call that a bargain, my friends...

Outsider Folk Art Event
March 29 - March 31, 2013

http://doo-nanny.com/

Doo-Nanny
Begun as a roadside folk art show in 1996, the Doo-Nanny is now located on a beautiful 80 acre farm in Seale, AL, near Columbus, Ga, and includes a wacky "lo-fi" film festival, fun food, and an eclectic assortment of music and activities. Camping is limited and we suggest planning ahead.
......start tying stuff to your roof now.......
Come all ye inventors, movie makers, ballerinas, bikers, morticians, bakers, artists, conspiracy theorists, scientists, foodies, eco-whatevers, moonshiners, comedians, fire-spinners, yodelers, he-shes, animal-trainers, pickle-makers, party girls, sock monkeys, stackers, jugglers, musicians, whittlers, spankers, fisherpersons, beggers, wanderers, and map-makers.......
New this Year!....Krewes!....Sign up for a Krewe. It’s fun and easy.....find out more under the INFO tab!

--
Music & poetry from Will Dockery & The Shadowville All-Stars:
http://www.reverbnation.com/willdockery

“Shadowville All-Stars”

Since: Dec 08

Columbus, GA

#1684 Jan 23, 2013
John Ellis wrote:
I too paruesed your music links and can say that there were glimmers here and there
Thanks for having a look and listen, John!

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Idle Hour Night / Shadowville All-Stars:
http://www.reverbnation.com/willdockery/song/...

“Shadowville All-Stars”

Since: Dec 08

Columbus, GA

#1685 Jan 24, 2013
Ross706 wrote:
Especially when the local radio stations don't really support local artists or bands like most other cities do. Just my take on the subject though.
I have to say Chris Chaos is doing a pretty good job in the rock genre of the local music scene, even having Tripp Wrigley, Henry Conley and Geno Woolfolk perform in his bar recently.

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Idle Hour Night / The Shadowville All-Stars

http://www.reverbnation.com/willdockery/song/...

Since: Dec 12

Valley, AL

#1686 Jan 24, 2013
Them showing up on an open mic night does not count as Chris having them perform.

“Shadowville All-Stars”

Since: Dec 08

Columbus, GA

#1687 Jan 24, 2013
josh_green wrote:
Them showing up on an open mic night does not count as Chris having them perform.
Well, Tripp Wrigley was hosting so I reckon he counts as Chris having him perform...

In fact, the host of the open mic is really the only performer of uch events that does "count", by some standards, since the host is the only performer being paid for his hard work.

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Music & poetry from Will Dockery & The Shadowville All-Stars:
http://www.reverbnation.com/willdockery
Druid Hills Commando

Sharpsburg, GA

#1688 Jan 25, 2013
I haven't checked in lately on the Columbus Georgia Topix but not surprised to see Will's much ballyhooed "music scene" lagging so far behind in his poll.

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