Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Ameripolitan Awards 2016

From now until the end of September, you can send in your votes to nominate people in the 3rd Anual Ameripolitan Music Awards. There are plenty of fantastic disc jockeys out there, but I'd like to ask for your vote this year.

I've enjoyed bringing some of the finest in rock 'n' roll music to your ears for the past 11 years and I do it with pure enjoyment. Hell, if I'm not enjoying it, then you probably aren't. From my start in college at Album 88 to a short stint on WREK, then finally finding a home on Garage 71 and EAVradio. I hope I've introduced some of you to new fantastical music and others I've reintroduced you to favorites you've forgotten.

All you need to do is copy and paste the info below and send an email to It's that simple! You can also submit for other categories, which I have listed at the bottom of this post. You don't have to fill out all of them, but if a name or band pops into your mind be sure to include them. Your vote counts!

Ameripolitan DJ: "Reverend" Andy Hawley

Other categories you can vote for:
Honky Tonk Female:
Honky Tonk Male:
Honky Tonk Group:
Outlaw Female:
Outlaw Male:
Outlaw Group:
Western Swing Female:
Western Swing Male:
Western Swing Group:
Rockabilly Female:
Rockabilly Male:
Rockabilly Group:
Ameripolitan Musician:
Ameripolitan Venue:
Ameripolitan Festival:

Spread the word and help me win this year's award! Thanks, friends and neighbors!

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Tom Hiddleston as Hank Williams

On the left is Hank Williams. On the right is Tom Hiddleston (Loki in Thor) as Hank Williams in an upcoming biopic. Damn, not bad. Thoughts?

Thursday, August 6, 2015

Five Questions With Batmobile

This weekend Ink 'n' Iron make their debut in Nashville with a lineup sure to impress. One band we don't see often in the southeast is Dutch band Batmobile. Formed in 1983, the band still performs with the same lineup at festivals and events around the globe. I had an opportunity to ask lead singer, Jeroen Haamers, five questions leading up to this weekend's festival.

Reverend Andy: What do you think lends to the band's long-lasting success and love from fans?
Jeroen Haamers: I think we're the luckiest people on earth, though we have worked and still work hard for it, we don't take anything for granted.

RA: What musicians have you been listening to lately?
JH: For me it's always Elvis, he's number one each and every day. Of course I listen to other artists and bands as well, like Cash (a lot of country now that I think of it), ancient rockabilly and classics like Ramones and Motorhead.

RA: Touring internationally, you've seen rockabilly scenes all over the world. What are the most prominent differences and similarities?
JH: Audiences react differently in every country. In Finland you'll get the most drunk and crazy people ever.....though the Russians are tough to beat in that area too. Japanese audiences are very polite and kind but if you get them going properly, they get mental as well. So there's the similarity, if you beat them hard enough they'll all loose their minds eventually.

RA: Your favorite song to perform live?
JH: Tough one. Whichever makes the people go the most mental that night.

RA: What's it like having played with the same guys for over 30 years?
JH: It was normal for us most of the time, but in hindsight it's pretty damn amazing!

Catch Batmobile performing on the Ink 'n' Iron Gretsch Stage Saturday evening at 5pm.

More info about Batmobile:

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

The Psychobilly Freakout Revival, August 29th

It's almost time for my annual celebration of that little radio show I've been doing. From Album 88, to a failed attempt on WREK, then finally online at Garage 71 - I began spinning rockabilly and psychobilly records August 23rd, 2004. Check out the flyer for information on this year's show and I'll see you at the Star Bar!

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Bubbapalooza 2015

Looks like the lineup for Bubbapalooza has been finalized. Ted Weldon returns as your Master of Ceremonies serving up music from Rocket 350, Willie Heath Neal, The Blacktop Rockets, and more.

Every year is always a hoot, so be sure to put this one on your calendar!

Monday, May 11, 2015

East Atlanta Craft Beer Festival

You'll find me this coming Saturday deejaying and emceeing the East Atlanta Craft Beer Festival in Brownwood Park.

100% of ALL proceeds go to the East Atlanta Foundation, a 501c3 non-profit, that has helped support thousands of local projects. Click here and you'll find a list of breweries involved including Crispin, Jailhouse, and Green Flash!

Go here to purchase your tickets!

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Final SoCal Chop Tops Show

Saturday March 21st, catch The Chop Tops in their final performance in Southern California. Maybe they'll reunite (and it feels so good) one day? Presented by Von Badsville.