Willie Nelson Fears for Farm Aid Future

Exclusive!!! Nick Krewen September 29, 2008 Even though he’s raised over $14 million to help the plight of the American farmer with his annual Farm Aid concerts, country music legend Willie Nelson fears his efforts may be futile. “I think it’s a losing battle,” says Nelson, who headlines Farm Aid ’98 with co-founders Neil Young and John Mellencamp this Saturday (October 3) at the New World Music Theatre at Tinley…


Remembering Hank

PUBLISHED IN THE TORONTO STAR ON TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 1998 New Lavish CD set celebrates country music star Williams   By Nick Krewen Special To The Star September 29, 1998     If he were still alive, country maverick Hank Williams would have been 75 on September 17. And you didn’t bake a cake to mark the birthday of the man who gave us such timeless classics as “Honky Tonkin’,”…


Hank Williams Still Looming Larger Than Life

PUBLISHED IN COUNTRY WEEKLY SEPTEMBER 13, 1998   By Nick Krewen   Seventy-five years after his death, the legend of Hank Williams still looms larger than life. The Alabama native was not only country music’s most influential star, but its most colorful, packing a lot of living, loving, laughter and anguish in his brief 29 year lifespan. Although Hank Williams left behind an ageless country music catalogue logjammed with immortal…


Cracker

PUBLISHED IN THE HAMILTON SPECTATOR AUGUST 25, 1998     NICK KREWEN Hamilton Spectator August 25, 1998   TORONTO:   Seems American rock critics can’t quite get it right when it comes to defining and describing Cracker, the sardonic Richmond, Virginia-based rock group led by singers and songwriters David Lowery and Johnny Hickman. So the band made it easy for them on their new album Gentleman’s Blues. “I had to…


Nashville Pussy Gets Politically Correct….Not!

PUBLISHED IN THE KITCHENER-WATERLOO RECORD, AUGUST 09, 1998 By Nick Krewen Ready for some raunch and roll? Think bands are too politically correct? Then check out Nashville Pussy, the fearless foursome from Lexington, Kentucky who have been setting stages ablaze with their no-holds-barred approach to punk ‘n roll. They’re a 90’s band with ’70s values. “It’s never a dull moment. Never,” assures Corey Parks, the gorgeous, 6’3 fire-breathing North Carolinan…