Bill Ledbetter

The Steel City Jug Slammers and the New Punk Rock

Published in the October, 2013 Issue of The Leaf. This year at Birmingham’s Artwalk, I caught a killer set by The Steel City Jug Slammers, a band of six young Birmingham locals ripping it up in the street the way they like to perform, live, in your face, and raw. About five years ago before…

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2013 Americana Music Association Conference & Awards

Published in the Mid-September issue of e – Leaf Magazine. With over a century of recorded music born on American soil, you can take your pick of styles and genres from all of the big categories like Rock, Country, Blues, Gospel, Folk, or good old Southern Rock to lesser consumed, but equally important grooves like…

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Review: The Black Jacket Symphony Plays The Beatles White Album, Alys Stephens Performing Arts Center

This review was published in the September, 2013 Issue of The Leaf, formerly The Tannehill Trader. Having seen the Black Jacket Symphony do a blistering performance of The Jimi Hendrix Experience’s Are You Experienced several years ago, I knew they were an incredible band but I have to admit, my expectations for covering The White…

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Pets At Peace Article

My good friends, Troy and Julie Bland asked me to write an article about their business, Pets at Peace for the Trussville News. When my friends Troy and Julie Bland told me they were buying a pet cremation business, I first thought how odd that two animal lovers would want to work in this line…

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