Jonny Fritz: Signs with ATO to release ‘Dad Country’

February 1, 2013 0 comments

The Corndawg is on the Fritz! It feels like just yesterday when we interviewed Jonny Corndawg (now Jonny Fritz) before his big show at JJ’s Bohemia in 2011. And it feels like just a year ago (because it was) when we all chipped in via Kickstarter to help with Jonny’s up-coming release ‘Dad Country,’ a record he recorded at Jackson Browne’s Santa Monica, CA studio with backing-band Dawes (See full article here).

Well, that follow-up to 2011’s ‘Down on the Bikini Line’ looks like it will finally see the light of day! This week Jonny announced that he just signed with ATO Records to release ‘Dad Country’ on April 16th! Not only did he sign with them, but he signed his contract in gravy (see pictures here)… Check out the official track listing as well as the LP’s first single ‘Ain’t It Your Birthday,’ which is available for free download below!

Also catch Jonny at the following dates opening for Heartless Bastards… Congratulations Corndawg! We’re fired-up for ya:



Heartless Bastards w/ Jonny Fritz:

Mar 21 – Sam’s Burger Joint – San Antonio, TX
Mar 22 – Tricky Falls – El Paso, TX – Tucson, AZ
Mar 25 – Casbah – San Diego, CA
Mar 26 – Troubador – Los Angeles, CA
Mar 28 – Constellation Room – Santa Ana, CA
Mar 29- Soho – Santa Barbara, CA
Mar 30 – Great American Music Hall San Francisco, CA
Apr 01 – Don Quixote’s – Felton, CA
Apr 02 – SLO Brewing Co – San Luis Obispo, CA

Dad Country Tracklist:
1. Goodbye Summer
2. All We Do Is Complain
3. Holy Water
4. Social Climbers
5. Ain’t It Your Birthday?
6. Shut Up
7. Wrong Crowd
8. Have You Ever Wanted to Die?
9. Fever Dreams
10. Trash Day
11. Suck In Your Gut
12. Instrumental


Jonny Corndawg & Dawes: Help Support ‘Dad Country’

January 10, 2012 1 Comment

Jonny Corndawg and Dawes have been at Jackson Browne’s studio in Santa Monica, CA hard at work recording the follow-up to Jonny’s 2011 release ‘Down On The Bikini Line’ and they need your help! The band needs pledges to support the making of the Jonny’s new album ‘Dad Country’ — which is being dubbed by the band as “CornDawes.”

They are already at the half-way mark with funding and the recording process is in the bag, so these are the final stages of the record… Check out the offical Kickstarter video below which featrues tons of behind-the-scenes footage of the making-of ‘Dad Country’ as well as a first listen to some new Corndawg songs featuring Dawes as his backing-band!

Diggin’ what you hear? Well, swing-on-over to Kickstarter and make a donation HERE


Dawes: Time Spent in Los Angeles

September 1, 2011 0 comments

Dawes released the first video from their sophomore album ‘Nothing Is Wrong’ via VH1 today, along with a series of live performances which can be streamed below. They also will be on tour this fall with Blitzen Trapper and for a short time, opening for M. Ward for a few select dates!… Chattanooga will be privileged of  hosting one of those shows with M. Ward on September 24th at Track 29! Tickets are still available HERE… get them while they last!!!… and if you haven’t picked your copy up yet, ‘Nothing Is Wrong’ is available now and can be purchased HERE:

And watch the previously recorded VH1 sessions in New York below or HERE:


New Venue Weekend Tour: Track 29 & Georgia Theatre

August 23, 2011 0 comments

Last weekend we had the honor of catching 2 shows that kicked off the openings for 2 outstanding venues; Chattanooga’s brand new Track 29 and Athens, GA’s re-built Georgia Theatre!

Our tour kicked off at home Friday night via Track 29, who hosted a private friends & family night, pre-grand opening celebration featuring Futurebirds, The Bohannons and Lee Bains III & the Glory Fires. The venue, which is located right behind the Chattanooga Choo-Choo hotel, was above and beyond our expectations, especially for an opening night. The sound was on-point, the atmosphere was incredible, and their lighting was that cherry-on-top that made for an amazing evening. Chattanooga’s music scene has finally and officially taken things to the next level… T29’s official grand opening is September 1st and have plenty of great shows lined up! M.Ward w/ Dawes, Drive-by Truckers w/ Alabama Shakes, and Dr. Dog just to name a few. You can check out their full schedule HERE.

Also, check out the highlights from the event below (at the bottom of this article)... more photos are available HERE:

Saturday night marked one of several opening shows kicking off the newly re-built Georgia Theatre in Athens, GA where we caught South Rail favorites Those Darlins and Jonny Corndawg opening up for Athen’s own The Whigs. If you’re not familiar with the venue previously, the Theatre burned down June 19th 2009. But after much hard work and many donated dollars, the Georgia Theatre is back and better than ever… and that’s not an exaggeration. Brand new construction, rooftop bar where you can still listen to the show, an amazing balcony area, great sound & lights…. This venue is easily one of the best places to catch a show down south!

You can all check out out best of highlights of the event below with additional photos available HERE:

BONUS!!!: We also got a taste of a new Those Darlins song which we were lucky enough to document. Check out the new ultra-catchy single ‘Burn Me Up’… Enjoy!:

Getting Local

M. Ward & Dawes: Bring It To Chattanooga!

July 5, 2011 0 comments

We are pleased to announce that M. Ward w/ opening act (and South Rail favorites) Dawes are coming to Chattanooga’s newest concert venue Track 29 September 24th! Tickets go on sale this Friday ($23 advance/ $25 doors – All ages) and will be available HERE

This show was only 1 of 3 released today featuring Dawes with M. Ward, who will also be playing together at Knoxville’s Bijou Theatre the 23rd and Memphis’ Minglewood Hall the 20th…

Also check out the 2 act’s recent side-projects: M. Ward also known as the “Him” from She & Him and collaborator of the “super group” Monsters of Folk… And Dawes’ Taylor Goldsmith’s Middle Brother featuring John McCauley (Deer Tick) and Matthew Vasquez (Delta Spirit)… Oh and of course the one and only JONNY CORNDAWG!!! Who will be at JJ’s Bohemia July 15th at the Hell Yeah Fest:


Introducing Middle Brother

January 18, 2011 0 comments

We’ve been looking forward to hearing this band since early last year when we first heard word of this super-group writing and recording in Nashville for what is now their debut album. At the time, the band — Deer Tick‘s John McCauley, Dawes‘ Taylor Goldsmith and Delta Spirit‘s Matt Vasquez — were going by the name MGandV… Now, almost a year later, we shall know them as Middle Brother.

The band has only played a rare handful of shows in 2010, but have now put together a small March run of dates in order to support their debut self-titled release, hitting shelves via Partisan Records March 1st… The album is a collaborative effort from all 3 lead singer/songwritters and includes appearances from Jason Isabell and South Rail favorite Jonny Corndawg.

Check out a couple tracks from the album… Stream the track ‘Me Me Me’…

…watch the performance of the first track off the album, ‘Daydreaming,’ live at SXSW (the band’s first live performance)…

… at catch Middle Brother, on tour this March. And while your at it, you can pre-order Middle Brother now on CD, Colored LP and Deluxe Edition LP with an extra 10” of b-sides from the Nashville recording sessions HERE:

3/2 – Washington, D.C. @ 9:30 Club
3/3 – Boston, Mass. @ Paradise Rock Club
3/4 – Providence, R.I. @ Lupo’s Heartbreak Hotel
3/5 – Brooklyn, N.Y. @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
3/6 – New York, N.Y. @ Bowery Ballroom
3/9 – Philadelphia, Pa. @ Theatre of Living Arts
3/10 – Rochester, N.Y. @ Water Street Music Hall
3/11 – Toronto, Ontario @ Opera House
3/12 – Chicago, Ill. @ Metro
3/13 – Madison, Wis. @ Majestic Theatre
3/14 – Minneapolis, Minn. @ First Avenue
3/17 – Dallas, Texas @ Club Dada
3/19 – Austin, Texas @ SXSW

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The track listing for Middle Brother:
1. Daydreaming
2. Blue Eyes
3. Thanks For Nothing
4. Middle Brother
5. Theater
6. Portland
7. Wilderness
8. Me Me Me
9. Someday
10. Blood and Guts
11. Mom and Dad
12. Million Dollar Bill

Dawes Live on Daytrotter

July 8, 2010 0 comments

We just finished listening to today’s Daytrotter session featuring Dawes. This is Dawes second session with DT and is definitely worth checking out!… All 4 tracks are available to stream or for free download here and featuure 3 UNRELEASED TRACKS, plus North Hills’ ‘God Rest My Soul.’

Download: Dawes ‘Daytrotter July 8th Session

Also check out & download last year’s Dawes’ Daytrotter session here and catch Dawes currently on tour — See full tour dates