Route 66 News

Music

“Small Frame” music video shot at Roy’s of Amboy

“Small Frame” music video shot at Roy’s of Amboy

The Los Angeles-based folk-rock band, Highland Kites, shot a video for its song, “Small Frame,” at the historic Roy’s complex on Route 66 in Amboy, California. Small Frame – Highland Kites from Aaron Cota on Vimeo. The shoot was done…

About these ads
Merle Haggard, R.I.P.

Merle Haggard, R.I.P.

Merle Haggard, considered one of the greatest country-music artists in history, died today after a long series of health problems, according to his manager. He was 79. Today also was his birthday. We’ll let other music writers tell about Haggard’s…

Mother Road Revival folk festival in Tulsa announced

Mother Road Revival folk festival in Tulsa announced

A folk music and film festival Sept. 8-11 in Tulsa called the Mother Road Revival that pays tribute to Route 66 was announced this morning at the city’s BOK Center arena, with popular country-rock artist Jason Isbell as the headlining…

“Route 66” with the Time Jumpers

Here’s something special. Ray Benson, frontman for the western-swing outfit Asleep At the Wheel, sings “Route 66” with the Time Jumpers during a recent gig in Nashville. In case you didn’t know, the Time Jumpers is a group of Nashville…

Winslow’s tourism season began early with Glenn Frey’s death

Winslow’s tourism season began early with Glenn Frey’s death

Apparently The Eagles’ loss was Winslow’s gain. When Glenn Frey died in January, it wasn’t surprising Winslow, Arizona, and its Standin’ on a Corner Park saw a sudden influx of tourists wanting to pay tribute to the founder of the massively popular…

Hello from France

Here’s a well-produced video of stand-up bassist and singer Mathieu Loigerot and guitarist Pascal Nicol, both of France, playing Bobby Troup’s “Route 66.” The lyrics get messed up here and there, but remember, English isn’t the singer’s first language.

Tulsa lands Bob Dylan archive

Tulsa lands Bob Dylan archive

A few years ago, Tulsa was lucky enough to acquire the archive of folk-music legend Woody Guthrie. So it seems natural Tulsa also would acquire the archive of music legend Bob Dylan, who began his career as a Woody Guthrie…

Billy Corgan’s smashing road trip

Billy Corgan’s smashing road trip

Billy Corgan, lead singer and songwriter for the rock band The Smashing Pumpkins, recently finished a three-week road trip for a film documentary that included sections of Route 66. Corgan announced the trip on his blog earlier this month. He casually mentioned Route…

More 1990s videos on Route 66

More 1990s videos on Route 66

Anthony Reichardt has posted more than a dozen videos he shot during Route 66 trips in a 1959 Cadillac from 1992 to 1995. The latest batch includes an interview with Aleene Kay Albro, who co-owned Buffalo Ranch in Afton, Oklahoma, from…

Route 66 in 6.6 minutes

Here’s a well-edited time-lapse video of a fellow who traveled Route 66 — including a side trip to Las Vegas — in a 1955 Chevrolet Bel Air during the wintertime. My favorite time-lapse travel video is this one from 2011. It’s…

%d bloggers like this: