Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Stump Tail Dolly Launches New Video And Album

"Soundtrack to the Second Civil War" is the first full length album by Stump Tail Dolly which has been produced by Jack Gibson of metal titans Exodus and is out September 1, 2017

Order this great album now

Vinyl Records in the pre-order package deal will come with Translucent Gold color record and will be shipping the third to fourth week of October in the following colors available.

Vinyl Record Colors:
100 - Translucent Gold
200 - Translucent Green
200 - Black

Recorded December 2016 in Pacheco, CA
Engineered by Juan Urteaga at Trident Studios
Mastered by Colin Davis at Imperial Mastering
Mixed and produced by Jack Gibson
Artwork by Kelley Wills/ Brainflower Designs
Photo by TheOtherChrisScruggs

All songs written/arranged by Ryan Clackner and Stump Tail Dolly excluding traditionals
Ryan Clackner and Lucy Cochran (sometimes separately, sometimes together) have toured, performed or recorded with Bob Wayne, Fifth on the Floor, Shooter Jennings, JD Wilkes, The Legendary Shack Shakers, Red Simpson, Sarah Gayle Meech, The Local Memories, Joe's Truck Stop, Tyshawn Sorey, and many others. They've opened for Social Distortion, Tiger Army, Hank III, George Thorogood, Unknown Hinson, Roger Clyne, JJ Grey, Scott Biram and more. Ryan has appeared in multiple music videos, including "Hush Hush" by The Pistol Annies. Lucy is an award-winning contest fiddler.

Track Listing:

Side A

1. Atlantis
2. Nashville Girl
3. Arkansas Traveler
4. Ook
5. Boogaloo

Side B

6. Cumberland Gap
7. Twang Diddle
8. Pik
9. Amerika
10. FRFR

On CD and Digital Downloads there is one extra track - Hunt The Buffalo, Digital Download card in the vinyl package will have this song included.

Stump Tail Dolly - Soundtrack To the Second Civil War tshirt

Stump Tail Dolly - Soundtrack To the Second Civil War

Stump Tail Dolly vinyl record and tshirt package deal for Soundtrack To the Second Civil War

Stump Tail Dolly - Both Kinds of Music custom belt buckles

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Leather Saddlebags From Rusty Knuckles For Harley Dyna's and Softails, Built For All Of The Lane Splitters

Rusty Knuckles custom leather saddle bags with acid etched and hand stitched Harley Davidson emblems

Creating a set of saddle bags from raw materials and building to fit a bike can be quite the challenge. For a good while now, ideas have been inked on a well thumbed page in the sketchbook as a project to get done. Luckily for us, the years of hard work and showcasing our capabilities allow for customers to spring up that want unique custom items. 

One such customer out of Pennsylvania just so happened to want a set of narrow saddle bags that would fit their softail and to be in a deep cherry color to match their bike. I presented my sketches to them for a style of bag and we hatched a plan.

These bolt on saddle bags can easily be built to fit onto any bike, its just a matter of what mounting bracket that is intended to be used. We asked the customer to pick up a set of their choosing and would attach the support slot for the bracket accordingly. They chose to pick up these Saddlemen Brackets from J&P Cycle and shipped them over.

Being the fact that we also wanted a deep color to the bags with a unique look, we picked up some extra heavyweight ox blood leather in 10 oz. Then to achieve the color choice, opted to dye it some more after a light top scuffing and air brush the edges with a black fade. Another aspect that was key was a very tight fit and profile so match the bike. Nothing too bulky for hauling groceries, but a solid set of bags that could pack your leathers, some tools, oil and any other quick essentials you might need for the road. 

Needless to say we are quite proud of these bags and working to produce a line of them now starting in deep black and full custom color options. We have one more round of prototypes to produce to work out any more bugs with brackets and hardware and will then be offering them as a new product in our online stores. Lots of options to also work in such as quick release mounting bolts and a locking option.

Check out more of our leather work

Shop our etsy store for much more of our custom leather gear

Back panel of saddle bag showing top bolt holes for fender strut and lower stitching of mounting area for bracket

Mounting the Saddlemen S4 Universal Support Brackets on our 2000 Dyna FXDX for mockup

Old saddle bag picked up from swap meet for mock up purposes

Creating working templates with design specs for some of the leather pieces to cut out

Slip through support slot for universal support brackets for easy on and off mounting

Shaving the underside and rounding over the top flap for machine stitching for top of saddle bags

Saddle Bags in mockup stage before final coats of color are to be added
Custom etched aluminum emblems that were attached by drilling and hand stitching

Top view of saddlebag to show the narrow width of the finished bag. (bag isn't fully bolted on, just in mockup stage)

Saddle bags fully finished and ready for shipping.

Thursday, June 8, 2017

Billy Don Burns Summer Tour Dates

Billy Don Burns Tour Dates! BDB is open for booking! Contact him on Facebook or email directly  at 

6/10 House Concert for John Bowers - Fayetteville, Arkansas / Richard Burnett Sun
6/11 Jimmy Driftwood Tribute Concert - Mountain View, AR. / Tim Crouch, Pam Setser, Josh Morningstar and The Tallent Brothers
7/1 House Concert for Jim Ross - Mountain View, Arkansa
7/6 Friends of Camilla's Acoustic Gazebo Sessions Nashville, Tennessee
7/8 Castle Bridge Event Center, St.Joseph, MO. / Josh Morningstar 
7/21-22 Lincoln Caverns - Huntingdon, PA. / Josh Morningstar 
7/23 Silver Maple House - New Eagle, PA 
7/28 Ruckus in the Boonies - Heppner, OR. / Urban Pioneers / Husky Burnette, and many others
7/30 The Volcanic Theater Pub - Bend, Oregon Mon,
7/31 Down Town Ale House - Red Bluff, California Tues
8/1 House Concert / Sheana Davis - Sonoma, California Thurs
8/3 The Waterwheel Pizza Saloon - Sonora, California / JonEmery Dodds
8/5 House Concert / Angel Dean - Sacramento, California 
8/8 House Concert / Dennis Yellowhorse Jones - Paradise Valley, Arizona
8/9 Radio Interview on Dennis Yellowhorse Jones show "The Real Deal" - Phoenix, Arizona
8/10 Roosters - Mesa, Arizona 
8/12 The Lumberyard - Roscoe, Texas / Dale Watson, Dallas Moore, Josh Morningstar, Sarah Gayle Meech, Richie Allbright
8/19 Benefit Concert for cancer victim Dwayne Newman - Mountain View, Arkansas
8 25 "The Bakersfield Gig" - Bakersfield, CA 
9/2 Chuck Reeves BBQ - Mountain View, Arkansas
9/23 Checkered Flag - Indiannpolis, Indiana

The Ditchrunners Embark On Summer 2017 Tour

The Ditchrunners Embark On Summer 2017 Tour
The timber punx from the wild north of Wisconsin are hitting the road and bringing their style of rootsy honky tonk punk down the Mississippi River and to the dirty south. Be prepared as they bring one hell of a live show and will soon have some of the catchiest new songs stuck in your head for months upon end.

6/3 Outlaw MC Annual Ripper - Madison WI
6/6 Livewire Lounge - Chicago IL
6/7 Gabe's - Iowa City IA
6/8 Pondstock - Trenton NE
6/9 Pondstock - Trenton NE
6/10 Lindberg's Tavern - Springfield MO
6/14 Blackbird on the Pearl - Tulsa OK
6/15 Depot Obar - Lubbock TX
6/16 Ray Genes It'll do - Longview TX
6/17 The Grotto - Fort Worth TX
6/18 Blackthorn - Joplin MO
6/20 Hightone Cafe - Memphis TN
6/22 Best Friends Bar - Lexington KY
6/23 Highland Taproom - Louisville KY
6/24 Motorcycle Collective - Chattanooga TN
6/27 The Thirsty Devil - Tupelo MS
6/29 Capone's - Johnson City TN
6/30 Ground Zero - Spartanburg SC
7/1 Heavy Rebel - Winston Salem NC
7/2 Heavy Rebel - Winston Salem NC
7/3 The Pour House - Raleigh NC
7/4 Philly Mike's - Raleigh NC
7/8 Flambeau River Park - Fifield WI
7/25 Lyric Room - Greenbay WI
7/27 Summer Twister - Birnamwood WI

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Making A Custom Chopper Seat

Custom chopper seat for Pale Horse Kustoms, by Rusty Knuckles Leather

Making a custom seat is something that our small shop has grown to appreciate and enjoy. Much of our leather work focuses around music gear, but motorcycles have always been a true passion. Over the last year, more and more seat projects started to come through the door and we are now offering more expansive of an approach to handle custom needs. Our custom work focuses more on an illustrative style rather than a stylistic upholstery approach. 

Have a look at more of our leather work on Flickr

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Richie Ramone Drops His New LP, Cellophane With Rusty Knuckles Music In Conjunction via DC Jam Records

Richie Ramone Drops His New LP, Cellophane With Rusty Knuckles Music

Collectible Album Release Features Unique Black On Black Jacket — With Clear Cellophane Vinyl. This is sure to be a collectible for punk rock fans everywhere.

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Husky Burnette Launches New Tour Dates

"We're doing a few Texas dates this week with our main man Puppy on the drums before the big tour starts. We'll also be hanging with our buddies Liz and Jared from Urban Pioneers this week, taping for a High On The Hog episode. 

Then, in April, our pal Joe Bent (White Trash Blues Revival/Left Lane Cruiser) will be in the drummer seat for the Spring Fling Detour 2017! Y'all give him a big ol' welcome into the fold and look for him to be opening some of the shows! We've got a damn cool tour planned with new merch and new songs so check out the updated dates below and we'll see y'all out there..."

4/06 Laureate Publick House, Loveland CO
4/08 Broken Shovels Farm, Henderson CO
4/09 Pookie's at Ideal Canyon Ranch, Walsenburg CO
4/12 Sports, McCook NE
4/13 Buffalo Records, Kearney NE
4/13 Gillie's Bar, Kearney NE
4/14 Barleycorn's, Wichita KS
4/15 Hi Lo, Oklahoma City OK
4/16 Lost Highway, Oklahoma City OK
4/19 Siberia, New Orleans LA
4/20 The Salty Goat, Panama City FL
4/21 The Salty Goat, Panama City FL
4/22 The Salty Goat, Panama City FL
4/23 Tattanooga Tattoo Expo, Chattanooga TN
4/27 Kegney Brothers, Lynchburg VA
4/28 Melody's, Beckley WV
4/29 McGarvey's, Altoona PA
5/05 PJ's Lager House, Detroit MI
5/06 Moonrunners Festival, Chicago IL
5/06 Gasoline, Green Bay WI
5/12  Crooked Smile Festival, Winchester IN
5/13 Conrad's Saloon, Riverton IL
5/18 Sunset Lanes, Portsmouth OH
5/19 Highlands Tap Room, Louisville KY
5/20 Southgate House Revival, Newport KY
5/26 Little Piney Fork's Songwriter Showcase, Zion AR
5/27 Kings, Conway AR
6/02 Voodoo Lounge, Huntsville AL
6/03 Goat Fest @New Roxy, Clarksdale MS
6/04 Goat Fest Hangover Party @Levon's, Clarksdale MS
6/08 Melody's, Beckley WV
6/09 Scooter's, Lititz Pa
6/10 The Tusk, Philadelphia PA
6/11 Brigantine Blues And Brews Festival, Brigantine NJ
6/14 10th Ave Burrito, Belmar NJ
6/16 Brew and Cue, Chattanooga TN
6/21 The Hi-Tone, Memphis TN
6/22 Davey's Uptown, Kansas City MO
6/23 Barleycorn's, Wichita KS
6/24 Buffalo Records, Kearney NE

Rick Barton of Continental Is Currently Recording At Muscle Shoals

Rick posing with guitarist Kelvin Lee Holly
"Muscle Shoals AL - Rick Barton is having the time of his life while working at the same time. When asked his about experience this far recording at Portside Sound Studio, Barton said, "There are many many spine tingling moments on this record." 

Portside Sound Studio is the same studio as the second incarnation of Muscle Shoals sound studio, which operated from 1978-1990 and was featured in the outstanding documentary about the legendary Alabama music scene. 

Barton met producer Kimi Samson while touring with Continental last Summer and was invited to record at the room by Samson. Daniel Murner is engineering the sessions.

One of the many perks of the studio for Barton has been being able to work with several local musicians including guitarist Kelvin Lee Holly (Little Richard, Gregg Allman, The Amazing Rhythm Aces).  

Barton, who is under contract with Rusty Knuckles Music, has relished in the moment. "It has been fucking mind blowing," said the original Dropkick Murphy's guitarist."

Custom Leather Motorcycle Seat For 2009 Harley Crossbones

Custom Leather Motorcycle Seat For 2009 Harley Crossbones
Custom seats take a great amount of time and thanks to Raymond in Virginia for the project! Gonna look great on your 2009 Harley Crossbones. Roll on hombre! Looking to have the full process video hopefully edited and live late next week for the build. Now the hard part, choosing the best tunes for it as a soundtrack.

Custom detail on tooled and painted leather seat

Custom Leather Motorcycle Seat For 2009 Harley Crossbones

Bottom side of  leather riveted to seat pan on a 2009 Harley Crossbones

Bottom side of  leather riveted to seat pan on a 2009 Harley Crossbones

Monday, March 27, 2017

Curio Set To Launch Brand New Album On April 14th

Curio Set To Launch Brand New Album On April 14th

Pre-order the brand new album from Curio

Curio's tales have been described as 'Midwest murder ballads' that depict the timeless narrative of wrong-doing and temptation. Chicago has historically been home to some of the most notorious cheats as well as tough-as-nails workin' folk and Curio walks the line between the rogue waltz of Prohibition-era bootleggers and the brute tenacity of the old Union Stock Yards butchers. Like their name implies, Curio is a collection of oddities whose sound has been weathered over the years.

1. Original Sin
2. Tall Tales
3. Ditch Diggin' Blues
4. Raise Some Hell
5. Bad Men & Bad Luck
6. Junkyard Crown
7. Born To Lose
8. Somethin' In The Barn
9. Nothin' But A Ruse