Come Play The Lost Notebooks of Hank Williams

“Come Play The Lost Notebooks of Hank Williams”
Thursday 12.22.11 – Historic Herzog – 7 p.m.
63rd anniversary of Hank Williams Herzog session

(Cincinnati, OH) The Cincinnati USA Music Heritage Foundation will host another unique event on the next anniversary of when Hank Williams recorded in Cincinnati at the former Herzog Studios on Thursday, December 22nd, 2011 at 7 p.m. 

An all-star group of local musicians will gather to record a new song, titled, “Come Play The Lost Notebooks,” which will serve as an actual invitation to all the artists on Bob Dylan’s “The Lost Notebooks of Hank Williams” album to come to Herzog and play their new Hank Williams songs.  To be clear, this event will be a performance in itself, used to invite artists like Bob Dylan, Holly Williams, Merle Haggard and Norah Jones to come to Historic Herzog and play their Hank Williams song by recording a new song.  “Come Play The Lost Notebooks” is an original which tells a bit of the story of when Hank Williams came to Cincinnati to record songs like “Lovesick Blues” and “I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry.”

The Cincinnati USA Music Heritage Foundation applauds the Country Hall, Bob Dylan, Third Man Records, and all the artists on The Lost Notebooks of Hank Williams for finding a new way to celebrate Hank Williams and invites each artist to perform their song at Historic Herzog – the last standing building where Hank Williams recorded professionally.  The event will also feature a listen of The Lost Notebooks of Hank Williams and performances of songs from the album by artists like Mark Utley and David Rhodes Brown.  The All Night Party will record the sessions.

More about the event:
Title
:  Come Play The Lost Notebooks of Hank Williams
Where:  Historic Herzog, 811 Race Street, Floor 2 – featuring exhibit of Herzog artists, new pieces by Keith Neltner and Famous Flame Jimmy Railey (CityBeat building)
When:  Thursday, December 22, 2011 at 7 p.m.
What:  Performances recorded before a live studio audience; refreshments
Who:  Ed Vardiman, Chuck Land, Mark Utley, David Rhodes Brown, Marvin Hawkins, Ed Cunningham, Jeff Yaw, Kelly Routt. Brian Love, and more to be confirmed [& the piano Hank Williams is said to have played recently donated to CUSAMHF and tuned by Ed Horning]
Cost:  $5 public (which supports non-profit Cincinnati USA Music Heritage Foundation); Free for members 
Also:  Audience members are welcome to record the sessions and participate in the revival of Herzog as a recording space

After the event
:
The Cincinnati USA Music Heritage Foundation will send an official invite, featuring the recording of “Come Play The Lost Notebooks” to all artists on The Lost Notebooks of Hank Williams to come to Herzog and perform their song and help Cincinnati’s efforts to celebrate and preserve Hank Williams’ legacy at Herzog.  Some outreach has begun with Bob Dylan’s people, Third Man Records (which has recently released Lost Notebooks on vinyl) and Lucinda Williams.  Donations at the door and through the website will help this effort.

Membership to Cincinnati USA Music Heritage Foundation
:
With the 2011 CEAs, the Cincinnati USA Music Heritage Foundation unveiled its inaugural membership, The Funky Drummer Society.  For $30, members receive access to Herzog, discounts, special offers, a copy of “Hank to Thank” starring Dallas Moore and Jody Payne recorded live at Herzog on SOL Records, song downloads featuring Chris Walker, The Hiders, The Tammy WhyNots, The Comet Bluegrass Allstars and more.  For more go to www.takingyoutothebridge.org.  

About The Lost Notebooks of Hank Williams
:  Egyptian Records, Bob Dylan’s label imprint, in partnership with the Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum’s CMF Records and Columbia Records, has released The Lost Notebooks of Hank Williams.The Lost Notebooks of Hank Williams is a long-awaited collection of previously unrecorded Hank Williams lyrics newly set to music and performed for the first time as completed songs by a roster of artists with a musical and spiritual kinship to the archetypal American country music singer-songwriter.  The Lost Notebooks of Hank Williams premieres the first-ever performances of 12 previously unheard Hank Williams lyric compositions newly set to music by 13 artists whose own sensibilities have been profoundly shaped by Williams.
The Lost Notebooks of Hank Williams project began with the idea of finding a well-known artist, one who felt Hank’s inspiration and influence, to record an album’s worth of the unheard songs. After veteran music industry manager/A&R executive Mary Martin approached Bob Dylan, a natural first choice for the endeavor, the project evolved into a multi-artist tribute providing a variety of sympathetic approaches to this rich mysterious material.
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The Lost Notebooks of Hank Williams – tracklisting
1. You’ve Been Lonesome, Too – Alan Jackson
2. The Love That Faded – Bob Dylan
3. How Many Times Have You Broken My Heart? – Norah Jones
4. You Know That I Know – Jack White
5. I’m So Happy I Found You – Lucinda Williams
6. I Hope You Shed a Million Tears – Vince Gill and Rodney Crowell
7. You’re Through Fooling Me – Patty Loveless
8. You’ll Never Again Be Mine – Levon Helm
9. Blue Is My Heart – Holly Williams
10. Oh, Mama, Come Home – Jakob Dylan
11. Angel Mine – Sheryl Crow
12. The Sermon on the Mount – Merle Haggard
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(Source: http://www.bobdylan.com/news)  
     
And more:  The International Hank Williams Fan Club has run an article in its newsletter announcing this event (see attached).  Lee Hay of WVXU has dedicated her Saturday 12.17.11 show to The Lost Notebooks of Hank Williams and will promote the 12.22.11 session on her show.  Thank you Lee Hay and Brian Turpen!
Below are the lyrics to Come Play. 

“come play the lost notebooks”
(daddy t. 8/20/11)

G        D      G   C       G
come play the lost notebooks
in the last building left
all the Nashville buildings
torn down before they could neglect
           C  
them reinstated in Cincinnati
G
never mind the Grand Ole Opry
D                                 G
come and play your tune
C
reinstated in Cincinnati
G
811 Race Street
D                                 G
come and play your tune

wher Audrey and Hiram
duetted while divorced
when Audrey and Hiram
played with Jr. in the womb

reinstated in Cincinnati
don’t mind the Grand Ole Opry
Herzog’s studio
reinstated in Cincinnati
811 Race Street
come and play your tune
come and play your tune
D
play your weary
play your weary
                              G
play your weary tune
come and play your tune
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