An all-star group of local musicians will gather to record a new song, titled, “Come Play The Lost Notebooks,” which will serve as an actual invitation to all the artists on Bob Dylan’s “The Lost Notebooks of Hank Williams” album to come to Herzog and play their new Hank Williams songs. To be clear, this event will be a performance in itself, used to invite artists like Bob Dylan, Holly Williams, Merle Haggard and Norah Jones to come to Historic Herzog and play their Hank Williams song by recording a new song. “Come Play The Lost Notebooks” is an original which tells a bit of the story of when Hank Williams came to Cincinnati to record songs like “Lovesick Blues” and “I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry.”
The Cincinnati USA Music Heritage Foundation applauds the Country Hall, Bob Dylan, Third Man Records, and all the artists on The Lost Notebooks of Hank Williams for finding a new way to celebrate Hank Williams and invites each artist to perform their song at Historic Herzog – the last standing building where Hank Williams recorded professionally. The event will also feature a listen of The Lost Notebooks of Hank Williams and performances of songs from the album by artists like Mark Utley and David Rhodes Brown. The All Night Party will record the sessions.
Title: Come Play The Lost Notebooks of Hank Williams
Where: Historic Herzog, 811 Race Street, Floor 2 – featuring exhibit of Herzog artists, new pieces by Keith Neltner and Famous Flame Jimmy Railey (CityBeat building)
When: Thursday, December 22, 2011 at 7 p.m.
What: Performances recorded before a live studio audience; refreshments
Who: Ed Vardiman, Chuck Land, Mark Utley, David Rhodes Brown, Marvin Hawkins, Ed Cunningham, Jeff Yaw, Kelly Routt. Brian Love, and more to be confirmed [& the piano Hank Williams is said to have played recently donated to CUSAMHF and tuned by Ed Horning]
The Cincinnati USA Music Heritage Foundation will send an official invite, featuring the recording of “Come Play The Lost Notebooks” to all artists on The Lost Notebooks of Hank Williams to come to Herzog and perform their song and help Cincinnati’s efforts to celebrate and preserve Hank Williams’ legacy at Herzog. Some outreach has begun with Bob Dylan’s people, Third Man Records (which has recently released Lost Notebooks on vinyl) and Lucinda Williams. Donations at the door and through the website will help this effort.
With the 2011 CEAs, the Cincinnati USA Music Heritage Foundation unveiled its inaugural membership, The Funky Drummer Society. For $30, members receive access to Herzog, discounts, special offers, a copy of “Hank to Thank” starring Dallas Moore and Jody Payne recorded live at Herzog on SOL Records, song downloads featuring Chris Walker, The Hiders, The Tammy WhyNots, The Comet Bluegrass Allstars and more. For more go to www.takingyoutothebridge.org