10 Questions with Ryan Clackner and Lucy Cochran of Stump Tail Dolly


by Ryan Meehan

Ryan Clackner and Lucy Cochran (sometimes separately, sometimes together) have toured, performed or recorded with Bob Wayne, Fifth on the Floor, Shooter Jennings, JD Wilkes, The Legendary Shack Shakers, Sarah Gayle Meech, Red Simpson, Travis Harris and many others. They’ve opened for Social Distortion, Tiger Army, Hank III, George Thorogood, Unknown Hinson, Roger Clyne, JJ Grey, Scott Biram and more. Ryan has appeared in multiple music videos, including “Hush Hush” by The Pistol Annies. The purpose of Stump Tail Dolly is to mess your head up with an off-center mix of metal and country with other influences snuck in for good measure. They’ll be performing at Awesometown in Fulton, Illinois on Sunday October 9th and we are thrilled to have Ryan Clackner and Lucy Cochran of Stump Tail Dolly as our guest today in 10 questions.  Continue reading

Artist Profile:  Lonesome Jones of Them Som’ Bitches


By Ryan Meehan

If country and punk music got a little too drunk & cozy one night and had some bastard love children…those kids would be called Them Som’ Bitches.  A good timin’ band with a bit of a tongue and cheek approach, Them Som’ Bitches perform original outlaw country tunes with a batch of blues and rock covers and a few random surprises thrown in for kicks. They want you to have fun and dance, with some cheer in your beer & scoot in your boots!  The band formed in 2010, in Rock Island, IL, out of love for the outlaw/traditional country music from the good ole days. Founding members Lonesome Jones (vocals & acoustic guitar) and Paul “The Sheriff” Blomquist (drums) soon got help from their buddies Matt “Reverend” Carter (lead guitar) and Nicholas “Nick-Nack” Eyre (bass guitar) to fill out their sound. Playin’ with artists like Whitey Morgan & The 78’s, Sturgill Simpson, Jonny Corndawg, Chelsea Crowell, Goldenboy, and Rachel Brooke, while also holding the stage on their own, Them Som’ Bitches are out there tryin’ to make new fans and meet new friends.” Thankfully we can count ourselves among those outlaw companions, and that’s why we’re fucking delighted to have Lonesome Jones in the spotlight of our next artist profile. Continue reading