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Trailer Choir in San Jose This Friday Night!

May 10, 2009

If you haven’t heard of them (you should have!) check out their Web site. There’s a link to their MySpace page which will have more songs to check out.

Trailer Choir is a lot of fun. They play on Toby Keith’s label Show Dog and we saw them on last year’s tour with Montgomery Gentry.

They’ll be playing the Rodeo Club this Friday night in San Jose for another Listener Appreciation free show by KRTY.

I’ll be there. Will you???

Black Friday Starts Holiday Shopping Season with a Bang

December 2, 2008

Individual shoppers spent about 7% more this year than last year from Thursday through Sunday, the NRF found. Shoppers affected by the economic slowdown were more selective than in years past, with many drawn in by deep discounts from retailers. “It seems that not only did retailers do a good job of attracting shoppers, but it seems that shoppers were also excited again to take part in the tradition of Black Friday weekend,” NRF spokeswoman Kathy Grannis said.

So, if Black Friday was so great, what is the outlook for the rest of the holiday season? Will shoppers continue to spend? Let’s take a look at sales totals in two weeks and see how well retailers are doing at that time. It’s a very sad, and scary time right now with the state of the economy.

From the New York Times:

Sales in the nation’s stores were strong over the weekend, to the relief of retailers that had been expecting a holiday shopping period as slow as the overall economy.

But while spending was up, there were troubling signs in the early numbers. The bargains that drove shoppers to stores were so stunning, analysts said that retailers — already suffering from double-digit sales declines the last two months — would probably see their profits erode even further.

Also, after shoppers flooded stores on Friday, foot traffic trailed off significantly on Saturday and Sunday.

Retailing professionals consider the weekend after Thanksgiving a barometer of overall holiday sales, which account for 25 to 40 percent of their annual sales. And in a year marked by an economic crisis, they are desperate for any signs that consumers are still willing to spend.

Their first glimpse came from two industry surveys released on Sunday. ShopperTrak, which does research for retailers, said sales increased 3 percent on Friday, compared with last year.

The National Retail Federation, adding up sales Thursday through Saturday and projected sales for Sunday, said that each shopper spent about 7 percent more this year than last year. Shoppers spent an average of $372.57 Friday though Sunday, according to the federation, a trade group.

Trailer Choir Featured on AOL Today

September 11, 2008

I’ve been writing about these guys since I saw them open for Toby Keith and Montgomery Gentry earlier this summer. Check out the video for “Off The Hillbilly Hook” on AOL today. Gotta love em!

Trailer Choir Up For “Best New Duo/Group” on About.com

August 21, 2008

Trailer Choir is up for “Best New Country Duo/Group” on About.com. The band is up against Carter’s Chord, Lady Antebellum, Eli Young Band and The Lost Trailers. Currently, Trailer Choir is in second place behind the Eli Young Band.

If you have not heard of them yet, you soon will. The band is currently opening for Toby Keith on his  tour with Montgomery Gentry. I saw them in July at Shoreline Amphitheater in Mountain View, California and I only wish that they could have played more than the two songs that they did.

Their first hit is called “Off The Hillbilly Hook” and it can be found on the new sound track for the movie Beer for my Horses.

CMT has a great posting which includes the Unplugged at Studio 330 performance of “Rockin’ The Beer Gut”.

If you get the chance, check out this band and the album. Also, make sure to vote for them as the “Best New Country Group” on About.com. Click the link at the top of this post to vote. If you’ve seen them before, let me know what you think!

Trailer Choir: They’re Off The Hillbilly Hook!

August 8, 2008

If you have not heard of them yet, you soon will. The band is called Trailer Choir and they are currently opening for Toby Keith on his current tour with Montgomery Gentry. I saw them in July at Shoreline Amphitheater in Mountain View, California and I only wish that they could have played more than the two songs that they did.

Their first hit is called “Off The Hillbilly Hook” and it can be found on the new sound track for the movie Beer for my Horses.

CMT has a great posting today which includes the Unplugged at Studio 330 performance of “Rockin’ The Beer Gut”.

If you get the chance, check out this band and the album. I have this feeling we’re going to be seeing a lot more of Trailer Choir in the future! If you’ve seen them before, let me know what you think!

Concert Review: Toby Keith and Montgomery Gentry, July 25, 2008

July 30, 2008

Perfect night, perfect crowd, perfect show! Shoreline Amphitheater!
The Biggest & Baddest tour comes to the Bay Area! The night kicked off with Trailer Choir. If you have never heard of this band, you soon will. Not only will they be on the soundtrack of the new Toby Keith movie, Beer for my Horses, they play some great music. “Off the Hillbilly Hook” and “Rockin’ The Beer Gut” completed a short, but fun set. You should be able to catch their music on CMT and GAC so keep a look out for them.

Carter’s Chord was up next. This was unfortunately the time when nature called and I answered. From what I could hear, they were talented (sounded like a young She Daisy).

The act which I was most looking forward to was Montgomery Gentry. I had seen them on two previous occasions and have yet to be disappointed. While they played a great set at this show, i was saddened to have them walk off stage before playing my two favorite songs, Speed and Lonely and Gone. I always thought those were staples of their set and was really looking forward to hearing them on this night.

I won’t complain though. With so many hits, it was hard to find anything really wrong with the set. Montgomery Gentry are showmen and they know how to work the crowd. Back When I Knew it All, Hillbilly Shoes, Hell Yeah, Something to be Proud Of and My Town were all included as well as a new song called Long Line of Losers. This is going to be a hit for sure.

Overall, a great show and a great introduction to the main event of the evening: Toby Keith!

The last time I saw Toby Keith live was at the Petaluma Fair nearly 10 years ago. I can say that while his songs have changed, his stage presence has not. He had the audience eating out of his hand all night long. With no new recent album, Toby filled a set with a long line of greatest hits that would have made any fan happy. I Wanna Talk About Me, Shoulda Been a Cowboy, Beer for my Horses, How Do You Like Me Now, I Love This Bar, A Little Less Talk (And A Lot More Action), Who’s Your Daddy, Whiskey Girl, She’s A Hottie, As Good As I Once Was…The list goes on and on. Hit after hit played for over 1 1/2 hours. Let’s not forget a great cover of Ted Nugent’s Stranglehold! Yeah!

A funny moment during the set occurred when Toby was joking around with a guy in the front row who paid “$15 for a beer”. Toby said “man you got F&^%#d!” over and over again. Seriously, the price of food and drinks is getting out of hand. But then again, I wonder when the last time Toby Keith had to pay for a beer was!

The night ended with two patriotic classics: American Soldier and Courtesy of the Red White and Blue. Great finale. The audience was pumped during the final song which always gets an audience singing every word. Three soldiers were brought up on stage who the crowd saluted. Great moment, great concert!

When the tour comes to your town, make sure to get your tickets. This is not a show to miss!


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