Reviews/Links

Below is my Gram Parsons InterNational sig file with related links:

It was an honor to host your well-organized event! Keep it rockin’, this crazy old world needs more good folk like you!” – Jim Linneman, Proprietor, Linneman’s Riverwest Inn, Milwaukee, WI, August 2016

The longest and one of the best concerts I’ve covered this year.” – Jamie Lee Rake, Shepherd-Express, Milwaukee, WI, August 2016

“Will is the engineer that kept the 14 trains running on time all night long on two stages at the Beachcomber. He scheduled a panel discussion by Des Barres, Kaufman and Seiter that was simply fascinating to hear. This was the first trip to the area by Easterner Will James and his traveling road show revival. It won’t be his last.” — Christopher Burkhardt, B&B Musical Thrills, Huntington Beach, CA, October 2015

“I feel qualified to say how together and slick The Gram InterNationalFest was. Every act, all very professional I might add, started and stopped seamlessly, all beginning and ending on time, quickly and efficiently sound checked, and supportive of each other. And why was this all so smooth you ask? Well the answer is Will James. If you’ve never promoted or organized an event you have no idea what I’m talking about. If you have then you should be in awe of how well things ran since you should know first hand that they usually don’t go off like this event did without a dozen train wrecks. I’ve been on both sides of the fence as I performed at dozens of these festivals and this one was right up there with the best of them. I was incredibly proud to be a part of it.” — Tokyo Rosenthal, The Tokyo Rosenthal Radio Show Host and Musician, November 2014

“Parsons would have turned 66 on Monday…. He lives, though, in trembling melodies, in book pages, in hearts on fire and on the hickory wind. ‘I feel optimistic that one day he’ll be inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame,’ [Will] James says. … I share his enthusiasm for the music of a long-gone renegade.” — Peter Cooper, The Tennessean and current Editor, The Country Music Hall of Fame, Nov. 2, 2012

“Listening back to [Parsons’] classic recordings … there’s no doubt he was a fabulous talent whose influence seems to get greater each year. The sixth edition of this annual Parsons tribute is expanding to two nights.” — Jack Silverman, The Nashville Scene (Critic’s Pick 2013)

“The Annual Gram National… and their petition site (gramparsonspetition.com) has the testimonials to prove that [Parsons] is perceived as more than merely a cult-status footnote in the annals of Country Music History. – D. Patrick Rodgers, The Nashville Scene (Critic’s Pick 2012)

“I just wonder how the organizers of Gram National are going to top themselves next year.” — The Noise, Boston

“Gram National came to Beantown, kicked-ass and took names!” — Drew Townson, Analog Planet, Twang ’em High

“Holy, and shit. In that order. Gram National 2010 was an amazing two days of some the best music I’ve heard in a long time.” — Max Bowen, Citywide Blackout, CyberStationUSA.com
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Bands/artists I’ve booked for Gram Parsons InterNational:

Lydia Loveless | Sturgill Simpson | Whitney Rose | Jay Dee Maness | Rosie Flores | Jock Bartley | Spooner Oldham | Dave Gleason | Bob Buchanan | Buddy Woodward | The Burrito Brothers | Walter Egan | Jon Byrd | David Serby | The Jolenes | The Far West | Chris James & the Gram Band | Mr. Hyde | Don Pedigo & Grand Persons | Girls Guns & Glory | The Famous | The Podunk Poets | Patrolled by Radar | Sleepless Nights | James Scott Bullard | Regina Lanier | Don Gallardo & How Far West | The Coal Men | American Aquarium | Porter Hall Tennessee | Glenna Bell | BJ O’Malley | Chuckanut Drive | Kelsey Waldon | Jimmy Pizzitola | Jennifer Brantley Band | The Youngers | Allen Thompson | Joe Whyte | Brian Molnar & the Broken Hearts | Cosmic American Derelicts | Highway Ghosts | 25 Pearl | Loose Salute | Jeff Byrd & Dirty Finch | Joe Maynard & the Musties | The Molenes | Ireland’s Lynda Lucas | Rockin’ Horse Rodeo | Twang ’em High | Derek Hoke | Jenee Halstead | Nora Jane Struthers | Anne McCue | Sarah Blacker | Maureen Kavanaugh | Emily Morwen | The Brooklyns | The Weisstronauts | Gilded Splinters | Rebecca Jed | The Marshtones | Big Tobacco | The Key Frames | Joshua P James & the Paper Planes | The Pilgrim Rose | Drunk Woman | The Unseen Strangers | Jacques & the Shakey Boys | Kate Boothman & Sunbear | Donna Frost | Sunday Valley (Sturgill Simpson) | Devious Angels | Casey James Prestwood & the Burning Angels | Ernie Hendrickson | Rivals of the Peacemaker | The Lawless Brothers | The Hoyle Brothers | Majors Junction | Rich Mahan & the Cocktail Heroes | Cree Rider | High Fashioned Kings | Union Electric | Aaron Raitiere | Jerry Mincey | Jerry Leger & the Situation | Charlie Pate | Trevor McSpadden | The Molly Conley Band | Kayla Howran | GT Harris & the Gunslingers | Ray Harris | Jacques & the Valdanes | Lucky Mike & the Real Deal | Dani Nash | Natalie Noone & the Maybes | Ed Bridge | Jack Rugan | Michael McDonald | Leslie Basala | Mike Allen | Emma Caroline | Rachel Brown | Thor Platter | Last of the Red Hot Burritos | Brent Kirby | Zach Ryan & the Renegades | Rachel Brown | Billy Ray Herrin | Tokyo Rosenthal | Larry Sepulvado | Barry Tashian | The Shelby Bottom String Band | Local 164 | Northern Empties | The Lost Anglers | Billard Blossom | Bobby Dove | The Ole Fashion w/ Darcy Windover | Dick Rodan | Ayerhart Roofing Co | Big Otter Creek | Mac Leaphart | Ron Dometrovich | Ben de la Cour | Thomm Jutz | Peter Cooper | Eric Brace | Sarah Gayle Meech | Mark Robinson Band | Tim Carroll | Susan Hall | Scott Ward | Will McFarlane | Peanutt Montgomery | Doghouse Flowers | Chris Head & the Honchos | Alex Ballard & Sugarfoot | The Zach Pietrini Band | Mississippi Stranglers | Liar’s Trial | Annie McCue | Daryl Wayne Dasher | Taylor Alexander & Tennessee Tap Water | Jesse Perkins (steel, Al Perkins son) | Lindsay Ellyn | Mount Peru | Love Love | Lost Texicanos | Michael Ubaldini & the Starshakers | Jimmy Hall | Ted Z & the Wranglers | Coyote Moon | Echo Sparks | Eddie Edwards & the Psychedelic Spurs | Nocona | Annie McCue | The Gun Hill Royals | The Fallen Stars | The Ponderosa Aces | Eric McEntee | The Cow Ponies | Renee Wahl | Chrissy Dzioba | Kiely Schlesinger | Michael de Vogel | Ronnie Mack | Mark Christian & Merle Jagger | The Skylarks | Derek Thomas & Skyline Drive | Eddie Edwards & The Psychedelic Spurs | Natalie Noone

http://cosmicamericanproductions.com
http://www.reverbnation.com/GramParsonsInterNational
http://www.gramparsonspetition.com
http://twitter.com/G3P
https://www.instagram.com/gramparsonsinternational

https://www.youtube.com/user/GramBands/videos
https://www.youtube.com/user/graminternational/videos


Milwaukee Shepherd-Express:
http://shepherdexpress.com/article-28331-gram-parsons-70th-birthday-bash-a-linneman%E2%80%99s-riverwest-inn.html
The Tennessean (by Peter Cooper):
http://blogs.tennessean.com/tunein/2012/11/02/gram-parsons-legacy-more-than-a-lifetime-in-the-making/
Music News Nashville:
http://www.musicnewsnashville.com/concert-dedicated-to-the-legacy-of-gram-parsons-returns-to-nashville?fb_comment_id=fbc_343072732455840_1847246_343135225782924#f36f6d835d38b54
Boston Music Spotlight:
http://www.bostonmusicspotlight.com/news-boston-ready-to-host-the-gram-national-november-2010/
The Noise, Boston: http://bit.ly/mu0Jl4 (note: #4 on their “Top 10 of 2010” list)
Paste Magazine:
http://www.pastemagazine.com/articles/2009/10/help-induct-gram-parsons-into-the-country-music-ha.html
Nashville Scene Critic’s Pick (also Critic’s Pick 2009-2013):
http://www.nashvillescene.com/2009-09-17/arts/gram-parsons-tribue-at-the-5-spot/
The Tennessean:
http://blogs.tennessean.com/tunein/2009/09/01/5-spot-holds-2nd-annual-gram-parsons-tribute-night/
The Pulse: http://bit.ly/u5VsxR
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2016
http://grambashheartland.us (Event page for Gram Parsons 70
th Birthday Bash Heartland (Milwaukee)
http://grambash70nashville.us (Event page for Gram Parsons 70
th Birthday Bash Nashville, aka Gram Parsons InterNational IX)
http://grambash70WEST.us (Event page for Gram Parsons 70
th Birthday Bash WEST (Los Angeles)

2015
https://www.facebook.com/events/454946704690084 (http://roadmanglertribute.us) (Event page for Gram Parsons InterNational VIII Nashville)
https://www.facebook.com/events/1713364915558912 (http://gramnorth2015.info) (Event page for Gram Parsons InterNational 2015 Toronto)
https://www.facebook.com/events/815339101890649 (http://gramwest2015.us) (Event page for Gram Parsons InterNational 2015 West)

2014
http://gram2014.us (Event page for Gram InterNational VII Nashville)
http://gram2014toronto.info (Event page for Gram Parsons InterNational
III Toronto

2013
https://www.facebook.com/events/158849600943216 (Event page for Gram
InterNational VI Nashville: 40 Years Gone)
https://www.facebook.com/events/400582670054881/ (Event page for Gram
InterNational 2013 Toronto)
https://www.facebook.com/events/214397588723594/ (Event page for Brent
Kirby’s 10 X 3 Hosts Gram InterNational Cleveland
https://www.facebook.com/events/226126224214430/ (Event page for Gram
InterNational 2013 Seattle)

2012
http://www.facebook.com/events/423224951053977 (Event page for Gram
InterNational V Nashville)
http://grambashchicago.us (Event page for Gram InterNational 2012 Chicago)
https://www.facebook.com/events/178143115656212/ (Event page for Gram
InterNational 2012 St. Louis)

2011
Nashville: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=262046293824395
Boston: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=102169566548852
Toronto: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=152277584855595
Dublin: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=242697819114406
Los Angeles (Burbank): http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=215745968491315
Cleveland: https://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=236594686398131
Ottawa: https://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=291899470837522
New York: https://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=284229604930603

2008-2010 Event pages now down.

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