Whitey Morgan is such an outlaw country artist, he breaks the laws of the label

A few hours prior to a prove to at a venue called Trout’s in Bakersfield, California, Whitey Morgan has actually slipped about the corner, finding a quiet bar spot away from the locale he’ll be playing at that night, getting some space prior to he performs in front of a hundred or so individuals on a Sunday evening. His arms are covered in tattoes and he’s got one of those long wild Civil War beards that took years to imperfect. From the others end of the telephone line, you can easily hear him or her ordering a drink, a 90 proof Kentucky bourbon.

And so it’s God bless Lynyrd Skynyrd and Bruce Springsteen and Johnny Paycheck and Merle Haggard, washed down along with anything that doesn’t have actually any type of particular care for “over slicked up Nashville style” pop country. While his incredibly smooth baritone voice might sound a lot love Waylon Jennings, don’t call him or her an outlaw. He’s not a particular fan of that label. After his band, Whitey Morgan and the 78s, has actually traveled in a van across white hot central California, across a dried-out landscape of troubled endless agricultural acreage, coming every one of the method down from a prove to near Yosemite National Park, he’s taken a few minutes to set the public tape-record straight.
“I don’t understand exactly what the hell it means,” Morgan says of the outlaw brand. “Outlaw? Is that some loudmouthed dude that gets on stage insulting the fans?”
As a soft-spoken, introspective sort that is polite as they come, he’s done some analysis concerning the categorization. Yes, it’s strange exactly how a musical territory he’s now defined by has actually a system that calls for hierarchical identifiers as cool as a metal file drawer. One of the chief promoters of an art form often a lot more aligned along with a rural, purist acoustical spirit, along with pedal steel guitar to make you weep, is a technological wonder broadcasting from a satellite in space.
“That station on Sirius XM Radio announces, ‘You’re in outlaw country,’ ” Morgan says. “The only method that makes sense, to me, is that every little thing they are playing is outside the mainstream country genre, bands that don’t have actually a mainstream niche.” Fairly ironic, he says, “that a system that gave these guys millions of dollars, you gotta ask, that are these guys rebelling against?” Or then, on the others had, for all of the wannabe outlaws out there: “Don’t pretend you are rebelling versus a system that doesn’t even understand you exist.”
Morgan’s path as a professional musician has actually been toward outright independence. His very first studio album was amply recognized by the Detroit Music Awards for “Ideal Country Vocal Performance,” “Ideal Country Songwriter” and “Ideal Country Album.” As soon as the Flint, Michigan, native signed to Bloodshot Records after establishing a reputation in the Midwestern honky-tonk scene, he found that despite reaching No. 64 on the Billboard country charts, the album didn’t truly get hold of the type of support he was looking for. Taking the label to court, he got without those arrangements and declared themselves a freelancer. After establishing his reputation along with such songs as “Poor News,” “I Ain’t Drunk” and “Waylon’s Still the King,” this year he became the winner of The Ameripolitan Awards “Outlaw Country Band of the Year.” Based on this type of exactly what he calls “word of mouth” momentum, along with social media sites such as Facebook “kicking ass,” he and the 78s established a Kickstarter.com campaign to enhance $35,000 to tape-record a Brand-new album. He received $52,000. Now the Brand-new tape-record is almost complete, he says.
“I’m all of on my own now,” Morgan says. “I’d been on Bloodshot for two or three years, however now I’ve hired a good agent and have actually good management. I’ve got distribution and in the end, it was the most effective thing for me. I’ve busted my ass on the road now for three years and I have actually a bank account. Points are going great. As soon as the Brand-new tape-record comes out … it’s all of recorded. We are getting the mixes mastered; we are getting close to post-production.”
Getting spine to the whole outlaw movement, since, after all, Morgan didn’t offer the Ameripolitan award back, it’s worth noting that Wikipedia.org offers a most excellent, sound, downright sociological insight: “The fundamental opposition between law-and-order authoritarianism and the image of ‘outlaw’ authenticity … has actually structured country’s discourse of masculinity due to the fact that the days of Jimmie Rodgers.” Basically, the outlaw category is a reaction to a softened Nashville sound, a general reaction to an overculture determined to move from the honky tonk and in to stadium shows.
Of course, Morgan has actually a a lot more colorful method to put it: “Songs concerning drinking, fighting and cheating.”
He tries to maintain his roots intact by remembering exactly how his grandfather, a bluegrass picker from Kentucky, encouraged him or her to become a vocalist.
“He truly pushed me to attempt to sing,” Morgan says. “I was Fairly shy then, still type of am. Anybody that knows me knows I have actually to have actually a few drinks prior to I get hold of up to the microphone.”

South Scottsdale Market Statistics – November 2013

South Scottsdale Demographic Statistics – November 2013

Published on December 11th, 201three by ScottsdaleHomes.com

Single Family Homes Sales Trends in South Scottsdale, November 2013

Single Household Houses Sales Fads in South Scottsdale, November 2013

November 2012 October 2013 November 2013 Monthly Adjustment in % Annual Adjustment in %
Asking Price $284,239 $356,972 $354,333 -0.74% 24.66%
Sale Price $276,556 $344,777 $341,301 -1.01% 23.41%
% of Asking Price 97.3% 96.58% 96.32% -0.27% -1.01%
Price/SqFt $149 $182 $172 -5.49% 15.44%
DOM* 50 66 56 -15.15% 12%
Total Transactions 100 83 100 20.48% 0%

Condos/Townhouses Sales Trends in South Scottsdale, November 2013

Condos/Townhouses Sales Fads in South Scottsdale, November 2013

November 2012 October 2013 November 2013 Monthly Adjustment in % Annual Adjustment in %
Asking Price $250,567 $246,107 $254,273 3.32% 1.48%
Sale Price $242,250 $239,297 $245,974 2.79% 1.54%
% of Asking Price 96.68% 97.23% 96.74% -0.5% 0.06%
Price/SqFt $169 $178 $184 3.37% 8.88%
DOM* 71 86 73 -15.12% 2.82%
Total Transactions 86 80 89 11.25% 3.49%

Single Household Houses Sales in South Scottsdale – November 2013
3 and four bedroom properties by zip code

85250 Asking Price $409,488
Sale Price $387,000
% of Asking Price 94.51%
Days on Market 91
Total Transactions 16
85251 Asking Price $401,239
Sale Price $387,900
% of Asking Price 96.68%
Days on Market 57
Total Transactions 27
85254 Asking Price $344,900
Sale Price $338,500
% of Asking Price 98.14%
Days on Market 35
Total Transactions 1
85257 Asking Price $262,494
Sale Price $253,929
% of Asking Price 96.74%
Days on Market 44
Total Transactions 29
85258 Asking Price $423,089
Sale Price $414,989
% of Asking Price 98.09%
Days on Market 44
Total Transactions 9
85260 Asking Price $272,600
Sale Price $272,600
% of Asking Price 100%
Days on Market 10
Total Transactions 1
85262 Asking Price $289,750
Sale Price $257,250
% of Asking Price 88.78%
Days on Market 51
Total Transactions 1

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Wine Dinner Worth the Trip

More and more, Scottsdale wine lovers and foodies alike are knowing Richard Hinojosa, that took over as executive chef for The Wigwam Resort practically a year ago.

And while a little a drive from the heart of Scottsdale, along with Hinojosa at the helm of all of culinary tasks at the iconic resort, no one appears to mind.

Locals initial got to understand and like your man as the sous chef at Mary Elaine’s at The Phoenician in Scottsdale, among others acclaimed venues nationwide. He was additionally a standout graduate from the Scottsdale Culinary Institute in the 1990s.

Given all of the acclaim – and Regional like – Hinojosa, that is additionally a certified second-degree sommelier, has actually higher expectations for his just recently announced Winemaker Supper Series, which kicks off September 19 along with a four-road feast paired along with wines from Trefethen Family Vineyards in Napa.

The Scottsdale Wine Examiner was lucky sufficient to just recently grab a sneak peek of the menu and pairings for famished readers:



red pear | green peppercorn | golden raisin | toast

Paired with:

2012 Trefethen Family Vineyards Chardonnay, Oak Knoll, Napa, California



potato | kohlrabi | green onion | lemon

Paired with:

2010 Trefethen Harmony Chardonnay, Oak Knoll, Napa, California



bacon | black grape | frisee | parsnip | cocoa demi

Paired with:

2011 Double T Red Wine, Napa, California



onion | spinach | rock shrimp | risotto | balsamic

Paired with:

2010 Trefethen Family Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon, Oak Knoll, Napa, California


white chocolate ganache | cookie crunch

Each Supper begins along with a reception at 6:30 p.m. followed by a special menu developed to expertly pair and complement each wine served. Guests have actually the opportunity to interact along with chef Hinojosa and a winery representative throughout the evening and obtain guidance on the art of pairing meals and wine.

After the Trefethen Family Vineyards, extra upcoming wine dinners include:

· Oct. 17 & 18, 2014 – ZD Winery

· Nov. 21 & 22, 2014 – Newton Vineyards

· Dec. 19 & 20, 2014 – Chandon Champagne

· Jan. 16 & 17, 2015 – Silver Oak and Twomey Cellars

· Feb. twenty & 21, 2015 – Nickel & Nickel and Enroute Wineries

· March twenty & 21, 2015 – Caymus Vineyards

· April 17 & 18, 2015 – Heitz Cellar

The expenditure of each Supper event ranges from$69-$99 as it varies per winery. Reservations are called for and can easily be earned by calling 623-935-3811. Wine down along with area speeds beginning at $99-$199 per night depending on the season along with promo code WINEDINNER (subject to availability, blackout dates apply).

Fountain Hills Market Statistics – November 2013

Fountain Hills Promote Statistics – November 2013

Posted on December 11th, 201three by ScottsdaleHomes.com

Single Family Homes Sales Trends in Fountain Hills, November 2013

Single Family members Houses Sales Fads in Fountain Hills, November 2013

November 2012 October 2013 November 2013 Monthly Modification in % Annual Modification in %
Asking Price $430,079 $428,123 $481,392 12.44% 11.93%
Sale Price $414,489 $417,995 $463,774 10.95% 11.89%
% of Asking Price 96.37% 97.63% 96.34% -1.32% -0.03%
Price/SqFt $161 $185 $193 4.32% 19.88%
DOM* 92 56 109 94.64% 18.48%
Total Transactions 43 26 25 -3.85% -41.86%

Condos/Townhouses Sales Trends in Fountain Hills, November 2013

Condos/Townhouses Sales Fads in Fountain Hills, November 2013

November 2012 October 2013 November 2013 Monthly Modification in % Annual Modification in %
Asking Price $139,567 $179,508 $185,089 3.11% 32.62%
Sale Price $134,283 $171,250 $180,321 5.3% 34.28%
% of Asking Price 96.21% 95.4% 97.42% 2.12% 1.26%
Price/SqFt $116 $138 $150 8.7% 29.31%
DOM* 64 164 101 -38.41% 57.81%
Total Transactions 15 12 14 16.67% -6.67%

Single Family members Houses Sales in Fountain Hills by Variety of Bedrooms and by Zip Code

Bedrooms Zip Code Average Asking Price Avergage Sale Price % of Asking Price Sold Average DOM Average SqFt Average Rate every SqFt
2 85268 $307,200 $297,288 96.77% 4 38 1,600 $186
3 85268 $425,700 $410,317 96.39% 12 104 2,156 $190
4 85268 $618,575 $594,549 96.12% 8 141 2,992 $199
5 85268 $749,000 $725,000 96.8% 1 197 3,800 $191

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Arizona Restaurant Week Again Offers Wine, Beer Pairing Option to Guests

Arizona Restaurant Week (ARW) will certainly return this fall along with 10 nights of fantastic edibles, commencing for the initial time on a Friday night. Arizona Restaurant Week, Fall Edition will certainly be held Friday, September 19 through Sunday, September 28.

During Fall ARW, over 150 Phoenix dining establishments will certainly supply specialty prix-fixe dinner menus for $33 and $44 per person, excluding beverages, tax and gratuity unless otherwise noted.

“Arizonans can easily be proud of the wide expansion of neighborhood eating choices and culinary genius the state has actually endured Throughout the past couple of years,” said Arizona Restaurant Association President and CEO Steve Chucri. “Poised for continued growth, Arizona dining establishments will certainly gross sales simply under 11 billion dollars, outpacing the country in brand-new jobs, and employing over 265,000 individuals this year.”

Restaurant Week gives a twice-annual raise to these numbers as foodies grab set to spend their dollars and celebrate the craft that is booming in our state.

Social Media will certainly play an added role this season, as diners will certainly curate their own eating experiences through interactive promotions, contests and more.

Look for a special Instagram scavenger hunt and contest in partnership along with Buick that will certainly encourage diners to dine out at as lots of neighborhood locations as feasible and to capture their adventures using #TourARW.

This year Arizona favorites adore Rusconi’s American Kitchen, Posh and Roaring Fork will certainly join newcomers adore Paul Martin’s, Southern Rail and Barrio Queen for this celebrated line up to savor. A complete list of participating dining establishments and menus will certainly be featured on www.ArizonaRestaurantWeek.com along with an easy-to-usage interface for searching for a favored neighborhood chef, kind of cuisine or restaurant wish list.

With a neighborhood meals culture rich in tradition, James Beard Award-winning chefs, and the most effective cities in the West, Arizona is rich along with home-grown flavors, top chefs, winemakers, authors, storytellers and meals enthusiasts.

“Arizona’s meals scene is thriving, thanks in no small section to trailblazing culinary chefs, mixologists, entrepreneurs, and restaurateurs that make sure that it never ever gets stale,” said Chucri.

But, exactly what concerning the wine??

The Scottsdale Wine Examiner is happy to confirm that, at press time, a dozen neighborhood dining establishments have actually currently signed on to consist of wine, beer and or cocktails as section of their prix fixe menus. Among them: Crudo, Kazimierz, Kelly’s at Southbridge, Pane e Vino, Relish Burger Bar, Remington’s and the Arrogant Butcher.