Thursday, April 30, 2020

CHRIS JAMES ON KEEPING THE BURRITO BROTHERS LEGACY ALIVE:SPECIAL GUEST ON INTERVIEWING THE LEGENDS W/RAY SHASHO ON BBS RADIO

C   H   R   I   S
J   A   M   E   S
frontman for
T H E
B U R R I T O
B R O T H E R S
A NEW ALBUM
A RENEWED LEGACY
CHRIS JAMES INTERVIEW
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The Burrito Brothers celebrate an illustrious past while serving up fresh contributions for a bright future. They continue to climb the branches of the “many tall pines” first planted in 1968. Trace the winding paths of Country and Rock & Roll back, you’ll find them there. Anyone who had a heart and ears can tell these guys are world-class musicians and songwriters with one listen. Here they are in the years, carrying on the tradition of classic late-1960s and early ’70s “Hippie Country-Rock” music, expanding its boundaries, always exploring new horizons.
Country Rock’s big bang came in Los Angeles in the late ‘60s. In 1968, Ian Dunlop and Barry Tashian started The Flying Burrito Brothers. Then in 1969, with Gram Parsons and Chris Hillman at the helm, the group released their classic first LP, “The Gilded Palace of Sin”. Since then the band has carried on, always evolving. This year marks the 50th anniversary of that classic LP.  Gram Parsons’ original vision for the band is still going strong. “I just ran 20 red lights in his honor,” says Chris P James.  At the beginning of the 1980s the band moved their base of operations from LA to Nashville. At that point the name was shortened to The Burrito Brothers. The band has remained in Nashville ever since.  Now, The Burrito Brothers are right on track. “It’s a new dawn, it’s a new day, it’s a new life for we… mmm feelin’ good!” says Chris P.
The band features Chris P. James (who’s been involved with the band since 2009), guitarist Bob Hatter, Tony Paoletta on pedal steel and drummer Peter Young…all extremely talented musicians who love being involved with the band’s legacy and creating new music to keep that legacy alive.
 They continue to carry the torch via The Notorious Burrito Brothers release, which features the band’s trademark tight ensemble playing, beautiful harmonies and excellent songwriting. The new album features eight original songs and the band’s version of The Dark End of the Street from The Gilded Palace of Sin.  

Will James from Gram Parsons International says, ““This latest incarnation is the closest to the original FBB sound of all of the previous bands.” 

Gram Parsons said it best…The idea'll keep going on. It's not like it's dead or anything. Whether I do it or anybody else does it, it's got to keep going."   

THE 
BURRITO BROTHERS



The 
Notorious
Burrito
Brothers





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entited

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For more information about Chris James 

and The Burrito Brothers 
visit …

The Burrito Brothers website: 
 www.TheBurritoBrothers.net

Link to the The Burrito Brothers Facebook page:
  https://www.facebook.com/CosmicNashville/

Link to the band’s complete history and discography: 
 http://www.burritobrother.com/fbb.htm
Link to the band’s EPK: 
 https://www.theburritobrothers.net/epk
Link to The Burrito Brothers video:
  https://www.theburritobrothers.net/media



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(5) STARS
The Rock Star Chronicles, by Ray Shasho, is a splendid book written by a music enthusiast who has poured their heart and soul into it. It’s a story of a boy who loved rock music, and his obsessive passion of it earned himself the name Rock Raymond. He went to school but instead was schooled in all matters of music while his peers were buried chin-deep in coursework. He then became a radio DJ and has now compiled a book on all interviews he held with Rock gods who raided the airwaves back in the 70s and 80s. It’s a compilation of interviews with outstanding vocalists, legendary guitarists and crazy drummers in the rock music scene. Each interview gives a reader an in-depth view into their personal lives and the philosophies that guide their lives which all serve to humanize these great icons. For readers who are old enough to call themselves baby boomers this book will bring old memories back to life. Millennials, on the other hand, may think of this book as a literal work of the Carpool Karaoke show.
The Rock Star Chronicles is a book I didn’t know I was waiting for. To come across a book that will talk me into trying something new. One brave enough to incite me to venture into new frontiers. This book made me a believer- I am now a bona fide Rock and Roll music fan.
Ray Shasho masterfully gets the interviewees talking. He smartly coaxes answers from them with crafty questions designed to get a story rolling out of them. The artists talk about diverse issues ranging from music, politics, and their social engagements. Having been on the music seen all his life, Ray Shasho knows the buttons to press, how to get them comfortable about talking about their lives.
The book’s cover is befitting of its subject matter with the leather look offering a royal background to the golden letter print. It speaks to how high a level rock music holds in the pecking order- arguably, modern music as we know it has originated from blues and rock music.  The second noteworthy thing is the use of high definition pictures to reference the musician being interviewed in every sub-chapter. This ensures that the book is for both original rock and roll lovers and aspiring new ones. Together is makes for a refreshing and consistently enjoyable read.

I recommend this book to rock music enthusiasts, aspiring musicians wondering what it takes and all readers curious to learn new things by going back in time.

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