Bill and Wes from Billboard ‘72

March 9th, 2012

Thanks to Brother Lyle E. Style for sending this along. Bill and Wes Helm signed with Tree Publishing in 1972. They are pictured with Buddy Killen and Jack Stapp.

BTW go to Lyle’s site and pick up a copy of his excellent record Cutting Room Floor that features versions of “Hold Onto That Feeling” and “River Queen”.

Bill Dees On WFMU

January 27th, 2012

If you missed Bill’s interview on the Night People show on radios station WFMU or, you would like to listen again…they have a podcast!

Here’s the link.

Bill’s NPR Interview

December 17th, 2011

Hey guys, last night when I was uploading the previous video, I ran across these three clips of Bill’s interview with NPR in ‘08 that Kent Jones posted on YouTube.

Christmas Is Jesus Christ

December 16th, 2011

“Sweet Butterfly”

September 19th, 2011

for mr. E..

If You Can’t Make It To The Joplin Benefit, You Can Still Help Out

August 4th, 2011

Gig Poster!

July 20th, 2011

Hey guys, things are moving along on this upcoming show and as a matter of fact, we just got the posters in…

…also, over time there have been a number of people who have requested that we release “Ode To A Dirty Old Man” as a digital single and it will be available for download at iTunes, Amazon etc. in the coming days.

Joplin Tornado Benefit

July 7th, 2011

Hey guys, Jack here….it has been a while but, I’m glad to be back!

I’m going to be giving you more details as we go along (ticket info and such) but, Bill will be doing a benefit concert for the folks in Joplin. It will be a show with the full band and it’s on August, 5th and the Shrine Mosque in Springfield, MO…

The Eddie Valen Band will be on the show as well and, like I said, things are still developing so, more news when I know it!

Stage It!

April 12th, 2011

Hey guys, Jack here.

There is a new website you need to check out called StageIt.com. This is a place where you can watch live-streaming concerts of your favorite performers from anywhere in the world.

The shows are interactive and let you chat with the artist during performance! Pretty cool…

Anyway, I just set Bill up with a StageIt profile and my hope is that he will begin doing live shows on the web. Possibly even something from Hendersonville for those that can’t attend.

I will be talking to Bill to get this moving along.

BTW-my first concert at StageIt will be on April 19th.

The Sun Will Shine Again

January 26th, 2011

Hey guys, a lot of folks are going through tough times right now. And, I’m sure you are aware of Nancy’s health issues and the fact that Bill and the family are going through some tough times too.

Bill just called me as he was waiting to see the dentist; “Jack go look up Hosea 6!”

I think it’s pretty appropriate:

“Come, let us return to the LORD.
He has torn us to pieces
but he will heal us;
he has injured us
but he will bind up our wounds.
After two days he will revive us;
on the third day he will restore us,
that we may live in his presence.
Let us acknowledge the LORD;
let us press on to acknowledge him.
As surely as the sun rises,
he will appear;
he will come to us like the winter rains,
like the spring rains that water the earth.”

So, keep bill and Nancy in your prayers and have a blessed day.