Tennessee Mafia Jug Band Endorses Pointer Brand Clothing
Members of the Tennessee Mafia Jug Band, beloved and shameless purveyors of old time music and even older jokes, proudly announce their endorsement of L.C. King Manufacturing’s Pointer Brand. Hohenwald’s own Mike Webb is a member of the band.
Endorsements, sponsorships, promotional partnerships: every artist seeks them and a few succeed in inking a deal. It is when the deal is an obvious win-win that these deals come to fruition. Such is the case with the jug band and Pointer Brand work wear, a perfect fit, one might say. The band is known for down home performances, stellar musicianship, and its signature overall-clad stagewear.
From the Goodlettsville, home of Bill Monroe, Bashful Brother Oswald, Stringbean, Grandpa Jones, Keith Whitley and an impressive list of living country music performers, the Tennessee Mafia Jug Band keeps alive and well an all-American brand of entertainment that harkens back to a simpler time. It is music and humor that stand the test of time.
“I’ve been wearing Point Brand overalls for years,” says banjo virtuoso Leroy Troy. “They just fit better than anything else and they last. I wear ‘em when I work and I wear ‘em when I play.”
It is an appropriate association for a group of musicians whose style honors craftsmanship and authentic Americana, the same qualities that define Pointer Brand clothing. The band recently visited the L.C. King Manufacturing Plant in Bristol, where the line is made. L.C. King is among the last cut and sew manufacturers in the United States. During their visit, the Tennessee Mafia Jug Band performed for the workers, toured the manufacturing plant and shopped at the factory store.
In 1933, musicians were photographed wearing Pointer Brand clothing at a folk festival while playing for First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt. Eighty years later, the Tennessee Mafia Jug Band proudly dons the brand while entertaining a new generation with their well-crafted songs and time-honored humor.
As America’s oldest cut and sew factory still owned by its founding family, L.C. King Manufacturing keeps up the old ways and as a company, is concerned with quality, craftsmanship and things that last.
“Nothing says America like a good pair of jeans and some old time music.” says Mike Armistead of the Tennessee Mafia Jug Band. “We’re proud to be associated with Pointer Brand. It’s made in America and I’ll be darned if we aren’t, too!”
Article published by The Lewis Herald
Season Premier Of The Marty Stuart Show
Sit back, tune in, and relax
The sixth season of The Marty Stuart Show kicks off this Saturday January 11th on RFD-TV. The first episode of the season features Connie Smith along with yours truly! We have been filming episodes for the last few weeks and I can assure you that Marty and his crew are assembling another top notch season chock full of great country, bluegrass, and Americana performers!
I encourage you all to tune in to RFD-TV this Saturday and watch the new episode at 8 p.m. EST. You can also watch the same episode again because it will Re-air on Sundays at 10 a.m. EST.
For more information about The Marty Stuart Show click here
Album Found Leroy Troy's Backwoods
A few months ago I was digging through some old records and found a homemade CD that said "mastered version of Backroads". That particular collection of music had only been released on cassette tape, and I sold them all! Now, for the first time ever I am releasing that record as an instant digital download.
This was my second recording and has been unavailable for quite some time. I recorded this solo banjo album in 1993. Take a step back in time and enjoy Backroads!
To purchase this re-issue please click here
New Leroy Troy Merchandise
Christmas time is here, and it's time to get some brand new Leroy Troy T-shirts, Ball Caps, Stickers, and Glass Jar Drinking Mugs. Every detail of these products have been updated and approved by me, Leroy Troy!
Leroy Troy in Studio with Charlie Daniels
Leroy Troy performed an original tune with Charlie Daniels that was used for an episode of AMCs Hell On Wheels.
Official Hell On Wheels/CDB press release
“HELL ON STRINGS” FEATURED IN EPISODE AIRING SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 7TH AT 9:00PM ET
NEW YORK/TORONTO September 5, 2013 – AMC Network and Entertainment One (eOne) today announced that legendary country singer Charlie Daniels composed an original song for the western series, “Hell On Wheels,” which is produced by eOne and currently airing its third season on AMC.
Written for the episode “One Less Mule,” airing on Saturday, September 7 at 9:00PM ET, the instrumental piece, titled “Hell on Strings,” will be featured in a scene with Cullen Bohannon (Anson Mount) and Louise Ellison (Jennifer Ferrin) as they dance a Texas two-step together at the local saloon. Daniels signed on for the assignment after striking up a Twitter friendship with star, Anson Mount, and telling him he was a fan of the series.
“I sent him a complimentary Tweet saying how much I enjoyed the show and we started going back and forth a little and then he asked me if I’d be willing to write a song for the show,” recalled Daniels. “It’s about my favorite television show right now, so I said sure, what do you want?”
“In the world of country music, Charlie Daniels is one of the grand royalty,” said Mount. “It’s a hell of a track and works great for the scene, and I’m touched and thrilled that Charlie would do this for us and that he’s a fan of the show.”
Leroy Troy Featured On New Hank III Album
The king of Hellbilly, Mr. Hank3 himself, is pleased to announce a triple-threat of new releases, hitting stores October 1, 2013. Hank3 will release a brand new DOUBLE country album, entitled Brothers of the 4x4, and a single punk album, entitled A Fiendish Threat, with his new project “3”. Brothers of the 4x4 and A Fiendish Threat will both be available as double LP vinyl versions.
Recording in his own home and releasing music on his own label, the Megaforce distributed Hank3 Records, allowed Williams complete creative control during the four month period it took to make both records.
Besides living the songs subject matter first, Hank3 sang and played both guitar and drums on the records. As if pulling triple duty wasn't enough, he engineered, produced, mixed and mastered all the tunes as well. Not bad for someone who in his own words is dyslexic and has ADD, according to Hank3 “my mind is all over the place”. But even a man talented and driven enough to do (count 'em) seven jobs at once has his limits, so Hank3 has once again assembled a top-notch ensemble of pickers and pluckers for Brothers Of The 4x4 and A Fiendish Threat.
The required stand-up bass holds the low end down at the deft hands of Zach Shedd, with David McElfresh and Billy Contreras whipping razor sharp bows across the fiddle. Daniel Mason handles banjo, with a special guest appearance on "Possum In A Tree" by former National Old-Time Banjo Champion Leroy Troy working his banjo in the old school clawhammer style, while Andy Gibson wrings the sweetest of notes out his stand up steel guitar. Finally, long-time collaborator and fellow multi-instrumentalist extraordinaire Johnny Hiland rips his chicken pickin' guitar to feathers and shreds.
Click here to read the rest of the official Hank III Press Release
Leroy Interview and Banjo Lesson with Noisey
In the eleventh episode of Guitar Moves, Matt Sweeney meets master of the clawhammer banjo Leroy Troy to learn how to cut some monkeyshines.
Guitar Moves, hosted by Matt Sweeney, is a show where the viewer gets an opportunity to sit in on a private, interesting, and hilarious conversation about guitars, music, life, and craft. During the season, Sweeney and his guests play through licks, riffs, and solos that inform their style, influence their playing, and define their sound.
Presented in partnership with XL Strings by D'Addario and Noisey.
I am super excited to announce that I now have an assistant and booking agent! Danny "Hootenanny" Clark of Hootenanny Publicity. He helped create the new web site and is responsible for keeping me on track! Danny also handles all of my social media and wants you to know that you can now "like" me on Facebook and "follow" me on Twitter.
New Merchandise & Digital Downloads
Need something to protect your head, having a bad hair day, or just going bald? Fix all of your problems with a Leroy Troy cap! Be sure to pick up a brand new bumper/instrument case sticker. Don't forget that on my web site you can purchase my first two solo recordings for sale as instant digital downloads!